These 10 Waterfalls in India During Monsoon Will Take Your Breath Away!

There are several gigantic waterfalls in India which are attracting tourists from all over the world, since ages. The sight of shimmering water making its way from the rocks and falling from a height makes the sight worth remembering. Visit these 10 waterfalls in India during monsoon and enjoy some breathtaking visuals.

1. Jog Falls: Karnataka's natural wonder!

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Undoubtedly, Jog Falls in Karnataka have always fascinated nature lovers with its sheer beauty. Second highest plunge waterfall in the world, Jog falls is also one of the most visited tourist destinations in Karnataka.
 
The falls have four small cascades named Raja, Rani, Rover and Rocket which come together to form this giant natural wonder. You can spend hours witnessing the beautiful visuals of these falls which are located in the lush green forests of Sagar. The waterfalls in Karnataka are at the peak of their beauty in the months from August to December.

2. Dudhsagar Falls: The Milky Way, quite literally!

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If you have seen Shahrukh Khan- Deepika Padukone starer Chennai Express, then you must’ve wondered where the scene in which Deepika reunites with her family was shot. No! It's not the magic of VFX. Instead, it was shot at Dudhsagar Falls, which is near Goa. Located on Goa’s border with Karnataka, the falls look like as if milk is flowing from the height and hence the name Dudhsagar. The railway track which passes through the route of Dudhsagar falls makes it one of the most beautiful railway tracks. The Dudhsagar-Kuveshi trek is also one of the most thrilling treks near Goa.

3. Chitrakoot Falls: Widest waterfall in India

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Chitrakoot Falls is known as India’s answer to Niagara Falls and is the country’s widest waterfall. Located on the river Indravati in Bastar, Chhattisgarh at a distance of 38 kilometers from Jagdalpur district.The best time to visit this enigmatic wonder is in monsoon because the rain just enhances its beauty.
 

4. Hogenakkal Falls: Tamil Nadu's major monsoon waterfall

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Located on River Kaveri in Tamil Nadu, Hogenakkal falls is one of the major waterfalls in Tamilnadu and a popular tourist attractions in South India. The site of Hogenakkal Falls appears as if smoke is emanating out from the rock and hence the name which is derived from the Telugu language. If you visit the waterfalls, during the dry season, then you will get a chance to experience the unique boating experience with pedal boats made up of bamboos. Nonetheless, the monsoon makes the visuals of the falls, even more beautiful and makes up for your failed boating plans.

5. Abbey Falls: The shimmering waterfall from the hills of Coorg

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One who witnesses the beauty of Abbey falls in Coorg instantly falls in love with it. In monsoon, there is no other falls as magnetic as Abbey falls. Located 8 km from Coorg’s headquarters Madikeri, Abbey falls attracts thousands of tourists across the globe during monsoon.The place where the falls are located is surrounded by private coffee plantations and spice estates. The roaring sound of the waterfall is so loud that it can be heard from a few metres away. A perfect spot to spend some quality time in the arms of nature.

6. Ethipothala Falls: Andhra's important waterfall in monsoon

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Located on River Krishna’s tributary Chandravanka River, Ethipothala falls in Guntur is a 70 feet fall which is also one of the most visited monsoon waterfalls in south India. Derived from Telugu language, Ethipothala means lifting and pouring from a great height. This name is aptly given because of the giant downpour of water from a height. Another reason why Ethipothala falls is important for the state of Andhra Pradesh is because of the presence of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, which is also a major irrigation dam. 

7. Thosegar Falls: Must-visit Waterfall in India during monsoon

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One of the most unexplored waterfalls lies in the west of India in Satara, Maharashtra. The 500-metre waterfall named Thosegar falls is a treat for every nature lover because of the spectacular view it offers during heavy rain. Amidst calm and scenic atmosphere, one can easily embrace the nature when in Thosegar falls. There is a newly constructed space near Chalkewadi, a small village near Satara from where you can get a clearer and perfect view of the giant falls.

8. Chachai Waterfalls: famous waterfall in Madhya Pradesh

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The heartland of India, Madhya Pradesh also has a beautiful waterfall in the store.It is considered to be the tallest waterfall in the state and 23rd highest in India.Located in the Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh and on the watercourse of Bihad river, Chachai falls are one of the most famous monsoon waterfalls in the country. 

9. Athirapilly Falls: Favourite shooting spot for Malayalam films

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Biggest waterfall of God’s own country, Athirapilly Falls is a major tourist attraction in the state. A perfect place for every nature lover, Athirapilly Falls, which is located on Chalakudy river in Thrissur district of Kerala,  is also known for the number of bird species that flock throughout monsoon. One of its kind riparian ecosystem in Kerala, a lot of flora and fauna can be seen near the falls. In addition, a lot of Malayalam films have been shot here, hence adding to its popularity.

10. Nohkalikai Falls: From the wettest part of the country, Cherrapunji!

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The tallest plunge waterfall in India, Nohkalikai is located in Cherrapunji, the wettest part of the country.In addition to being a treat for every trekker and adventure lover, Nohkalikai is also every photographer’s delight.The mesmerising locales around the waterfall ,make it a must visit destination, this monsoon. 
 
India has a lot to offer when it comes to waterfalls during monsoon. So pick any one from the above list, go and witness one of these nature's marvels. 
 
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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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