These 15 Highest Waterfalls in India Will Give You an Eye Pleasing Experience!

If you’ve watched the 2015 blockbuster Bahubali, I’m sure you definitely got bowled over by the gigantic falls featured in the film. Even though that particular waterfall was Athirapally falls in Kerala, but it's still not the highest. Because there are many waterfalls which are more extravagant than this one.
Here’s the list of 15 highest waterfalls in India:

15. Soochipara Waterfalls - Wonder in the god's own Country

  

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A three-tiered waterfall in God's own country, the Soochipara Falls in Wayanad also offers some breathtaking views of the tea estates. Also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, this one is also a major tourist attraction in Kerala. 

Location: Wayanad, Kerala

Height: 656 feet

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Soochipara waterfalls is during the months from October to March, when the climate is comparatively colder. Also avoid visiting here during monsoon, as the place gets all muddy and slippery.

How to Reach: Nearest bus stand is Meppadi and nearest railway station is Kozhikode Railway Station, which is about 78 kilometers. You can hire a cab or even board a bus to reach Soochipara Waterfalls.

14. Kune Waterfalls - Popular weekend getaway

  

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The 14th highest waterfall in India, Kune waterfalls is one of the most popular weekend getaways for Mumbaikars and Punekars. This one in in the famous Khandala-Lonavala twin hill station and can be seen from the old Mumbai-Pune expressway. 

Location: Lonavala, Maharashtra

Height: 660 feet

Best time to visit: The ideal time to visit Kune waterfalls is during the monsoon season. Mid monsoon months like August and September are considered as the peak period to visit Kune falls. 

How to reach: Nearest airports are in Mumbai and Pune. The nearest railway station is Lonavala. You can also hire a cab to Lonavala and then travel to the site.

13. Barehipani Falls - Popular tourist spot in Odisha

  

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A waterfall on the Budhabalanga river flowing on Meghasan mountain, Barehipani falls is an important tourist destination in Odisha. In its close proximity lies Jornada waterfalls, another tourist attraction in Mayurbhanj. 

Location: Mayurbhanj, Odisha

Height: 712 feet

Best time to visit: The months starting from October to June are considered to be the best one to explore the beauty of Barehipani falls. During monsoon, the area gets too slippery and hence it is not advisable to visit here.

How to reach: The nearest railway station is Baripada.  The falls are located in Simlipal National Park and one can take a taxi from Baripada station to reach here.

12. Vantawng Falls - Highest waterfall in Mizoram

  

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We all know that the North-east is known for its breathtaking beauty and the Vantawng falls in Serchhip, Mizoram is one underrated gem. This one which is located just 137 kilometers from the capital Aizawl has to be viewed from a distance and one can wonder if milk is pouring in from the rock. 

Location: Serchhip, Mizoram

Height: 751 feet

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Vantawng Falls is during the months of September to January. In this period, there is greenery everywhere and this adds to your whole Mizo experience.

How to Reach: You can reach Vantawng Falls by multiple options. The nearest airport is the Lingui airport in Aizwal and the railway station which is in close proximity is the Silchar railway station. You can also get to Vantawng falls by road. Get a taxi or an auto rickshaw from Aizawl to explore the beauty of this enigmatic waterfall.

11. Khandadhar Falls - Famous for trekking

  

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A site of historical significance, Khandadhar waterfalls is one of the most popular picnics and trekking spots in Odisha. An ideal place for nature lovers and photographers, this one is also the highest waterfall in the state. 

Location: Sundergarh, Odisha

Height: 801 feet 

Best time to visit: The ideal time to visit Khandadhar falls is during the months of October to March. In this period, the weather is perfect for soaking in an incredible experience. 

How to reach: The nearest railway station is Rourkela and one can easily visit Khandadhar falls by hiring a taxi or autorickshaw. If you want to witness the top of the waterfall, then you can trek all the way to the mountain which has a distance of about 1.7 km. 

10. Jog Falls - A mesmerizing waterfall in Karnataka

  

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A segmented waterfall in Karnataka, Jog falls is known for its grandeur. The sight of water pouring in from a height is just mesmerizing and should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. You can hike all the way down to the base and have a gala time in the water. But keeping safety, your first priority. 

Location: Shimoga, Karnataka

Height: 830 feet

Best time to visit: June-September is the best time to visit Jog Falls. This is the monsoon period and there is lush greenery everywhere and it adds to the entire landscape.

How to reach: The nearest railway station is Sagara, Karnataka and the nearest airport is Bangalore and Hubli. You can either take a public transport bus or hire a private vehicle to reach Jog Falls. 

9. Barkana Falls - Fascinating natural wonder in India

The tallest waterfall in Karnataka, the Barkana falls is not that popular when compared to Jog falls. But still, it can't take away the fact how amazing it is! In addition to being a great spot for sightseeing, this one is also a popular picnic spot. 

Location: Shimoga, Karnataka

Height: 850 feet

Best time to visit: It is the rainy season which doubles up the beauty of the area surrounding Barkana falls and hence visiting it during monsoon is a must!

How to reach: You can reach Barkana Falls from Agumbe and from here you can take taxi or autorickshaw. The nearest railway station is Udupi railway station and the nearest airport is Mangalore. 

8. Thalaiyar Falls - Highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu

One of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Tamil Nadu. The top of the waterfall is considered as a challenging hiking destination and people from all over the country travel here to experience the sheer thrill. 

Location: Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

Height: 974 feet

Best time to visit: If you want to explore the beauty of Thalaiyar falls in the truest sense, then try visiting here during the period from September to May

How to reach: Nearest airport is Madurai Airport which is well connected to Chennai and Coimbatore by air. Nearest railway station is Kodai road, which is about 80 km from the falls. There are no autorickshaws but still you can rent a bike or a car to your way to the fall. 

7. Meenmutty Falls - Biggest waterfall in Kerala

  

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Another one from God’s own country, Meenmutty falls is a three-tiered waterfall located in Wayanad district. A 2.5-kilometer trek leads you to one of the greatest views in Kerala. Moreover, this one should be on the top of your priority list, while you’re planning a trip to Kerala.
 
Location: Wayanad, Kerala
 
Height: 980 feet

Best time to visit: The ideal time to visit Meenmutty falls is during the months from October to May. This is because, in monsoon, the area is quite dangerous as it's all muddy and slippery. Moreover, a large number of people have died in this fall. Hence it is advisable to visit Meenmutty falls in the months mentioned above.

How to reach: Nearest railway station is Kozhikode and the nearest airport is Calicut airport.

6. Kynrem Falls -

The three-tiered waterfall can be viewed from multiple points, the road leading to the Cherrapunji-Bangladesh border and Thangkharang National Park being some of them. If you want to spend some peaceful moments and want to avoid the bustle of big cities, Kynrem Falls is the place for you.

Location: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

Height: 1001 feet

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Kynrem falls is in the rainy season, that too in the months of June and September. 

How to reach: Nearest railway station and airport, both are in Guwahati. But one can hire a taxi from Cherrapunji city as well.

5. Dudhsagar Falls - Beautiful place to visit near Goa

  

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If you have watched Shahrukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starred Chennai Express, then you’ll instantly recognize this amazing waterfall. Named aptly as milk pouring from a height, Dudhsagar is one of the most beautiful places to visit near Goa and it shouldn't be missed at any cost. 

Location: Goa and Karnataka Border

Height: 1020 feet 

Best time to visit: In order to enjoy the beauty of humongous Dudhsagar Falls, one should visit the place in the months from October to April. 

How to reach: It can be reached by road through NH4. Also,the nearest railway station is  Collem. The alternative route is Carambolim. 

4. Nohsngithiang Falls - Most stunning waterfall in India

The fourth highest waterfall in India, Nohsngithiang falls is one of those incredible attractions which enhances the extravagance of the stunning Meghalaya. When you’re here, wait till sunset and experience the waterfall sparkle due to sunlight.
 
Location: East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya

Height: 1,033 feet

Best time to visit: The beauty of Nohsngithiang doubles up during monsoon hence making it an ideal time to visit this waterfall.
 
How to reach: This one is in close proximity to Mawsmai village. Moreover, this village is well connected to other major cities like Cherrapunji and Shillong.

3. Nohkalikai Falls - tallest plunge waterfall in India

 

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Another one from East Khasi Village, Meghalaya, Nohkalikai falls is enigmatic in a true sense. One unusual characteristic about this waterfall is that the plunging water is green colored. 

Location: East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya

Height: 1033 feet

Best time to visit: During monsoon and winter season, there can be fog or mist, hence you don’t get the clear view of the falls. Thus, it is advisable to visit Nohkalikai falls in the months of September and October.

How to reach: Umroi airport is the nearest airport and Guwahati is the nearest railway station. You can also travel your way to Nohkalikai falls by taking government buses from Cherrapunji.

2. Thoseghar Falls - A famous tourist attraction in Maharashtra

Thoseghar falls in Satara, Maharashtra was an underrated gem, until now. But slowly it is becoming a popular tourist destination. This one is also every bird watcher’s paradise as birds from different species can be seen here, especially in monsoon. 

Location: Satara, Maharashtra

Height: 1600 feet

Best time to visit: The period between July to November is the ideal time to visit Thoseghar falls. During this time, there is greenery everywhere and its combination with sparkling water will add more to the eye-pleasing experience.

How to reach: Nearest village is Thoseghar and it is well connected to Satara by public and private transport. The nearest railway station is Satara and Pune is the nearest airport. 

1. Vajrai Falls: Tallest waterfall in India

  

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Vajrai Falls is the highest waterfall in India and it’s totally worth the hype. Because when the water falls from a height of about 1840 feet, the whole site is just out of this world. Caves and boating are other attractions for which you can visit Vajrai falls.  

Location: Satara, Maharashtra

Height: 1840 feet

Best time to visit: Monsoon season is the best time to visit Vajrai Falls. Moreover, this period is the peak time and tourists from all over India visit Vajrai falls.
How to reach: Nearest railway station is Satara and the nearest airport is Pune. You can take hired cabs or autorickshaws from Satara to Vajrai Falls.

What are you waiting for?! You’ve got the list and all you have to do is to take a trip to one of these waterfalls. Enjoy and moreover, STAY SAFE!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MANDAR PANDHARE MANDAR PANDHARE

is a commerce graduate turned journalist. When he is not writing travel blogs, he is busy travelling or drooling over Puneri street food.

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