The foothills of different mountain ranges in India are abode to many waterfalls. You can find these natural spectacles all over India and at all times of the year. The abundance of rain result in thousand of magical and thunderous waterfalls everywhere you look. Whether it is East, West, North or South, waterfalls in the diverse locations in the country is its prized natural possession. Waterfalls are always popular among tourist both domestic and international. Here I have listed few best waterfalls in the country though I am sure you can find this country dotted with prettiest waterfalls.
The highest waterfalls in India, jog falls is located in the Shimoga district of Karntaka. Created by Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft), Jog Falls is one of the major attractions in Karnataka tourism. Also known as Gerusoppe falls and Gersoppa Falls, the thunder of this breathtaking sight can be heard from quite a distance away. The best time to visit Jog Falls is just after the monsoons.
The Dudhsagar waterfalls are located in the Sanguem district of Goa near the Goa-Karnataka border. Located at a distance of around 60 kilometers from Margao, the waterfall can be easily accessed by a taxi or bus from Panaji or Margao. The Dudh Sagar waterfalls have a milky white appearance for which it is being named as Dudhsagar which literally means “Ocean of Milk”. Flowing from a height of 2000 feet, Dudhsagar is India’s fifth highest waterfall. Visitors here prefer to swim in the calm waters. The Dudhsagar waterfalls provide a breathtaking view from the top and look glittering during the crack of dawn.
Kutralam or Courtallam Fall is situated on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu. Known as the spa of south, Courtallam Falls are part of the Western Ghats and feeds four rivers – the Chittar River, the Manimuthar River, the Pachaiyar River and the Tambaraparani River. The place is devoted to Lord Shiva. The place is also popular as a health resort as it is believed that the water of this fall has remedial qualities to cure physical ailments.
Jalagamparai water falls is located in the Yelagiri hills of the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. Flowing down from a breathtaking height of 15 meters, the place is popular among lovebirds. Created by the Attaru river, which flows through the Yelagiri hills, Jalagamparai waterfalls is a beautiful spot for picnic. The falls can be reached after a 1 hour trek of 6 km from Nilavoor. Best time to visit the falls is after the monsoon rains.
Hogenakkal waterfall, often referred to as “Cauvery” or “Kavery” or “Kaveri” by locals, is situated in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, in close proximity to the Karnataka border. The route to Hogenakkal Falls is scenic, with lush mulberry fields and giant terracotta guardian deities as you approach. The roar of the Cauvery River and the abundance of lush vegetation in the area will captivate your mind. Take a boat ride through the turbulent waters of the Cauvery River to maximize your travelling experience.
About 14 km from Nagarhole National Park in the Coorg district of Karntaka, Iruppu Falls is situated on outskirts of the Brahmagiri hill range. The falls formed by Lakshmana theertha, a tributary of Cauvery jumps down from a height of 170 ft, and also considered as a sacred spot in South Kodagu. Located near the falls, The Rameshwara Temple attracts flock of pilgrims during the festival of Shivaratri, when they take a bath to absolve themselves of their sins.
Athirappilly Falls is situated in Thrissur district of Kerala, on the southwest coast of India. During monsoon the places come to life as the Athirappilly falls turns into a haze of spray. Perhaps the most spectacular waterfall in Kerala, Athirappilly falls is a popular picnic spot flowing from a height of 80 feet.
About 23 km from Jabalpur, the Dhuandhar falls is located on Narmada River in Bhedaghat. River Narmada, making its way through the world-famous marble rocks, narrows down and then plunges into Dhuandhaar. The plunge that creates a bouncing mass of haze, is so powerful that its roar can be heard from a distance away. The falls and the breaking of the volume of water at the crest present an overwhelming view of nature’s power unveiled.
The Jang Fall, also known as Nuranang Water Fall is located at a distance of about 40 km from the city of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. The Jang Falls, close to the Jang village, also generates hydro electricity. The base of the Jang fall, on the banks of the Tawang chu river, can easily be accessed by a trek of 200 meters from the micro hydro power station.
Located close to the famous Jim Corbett National Park, Corbett Falls is 3 km from Kaladhungi. A one and half km walk along a narrow trail takes you to the Corbett Falls. The waters cascading from an awesome height offers a pleasant view and soothes the tired souls.