Isn’t it beautiful to see how beautiful the works of mother nature are? India is very gifted with such sensational artworks of nature, and surely Waterfalls are one of its best spectacles. It is amazing how Waterfalls are formed by water rushing down from a steep edge and creates beautiful showers. The water flows from a land on a higher altitude and falls down on lower altitude land from where it will continue are either a lake or river.
India has a great range of waterfalls which are very magnificent and beautiful. These are among the most beautiful and tallest waterfalls in the world. Waterfalls are a great source of tourism and are often serve as the best attraction. Waterfalls are also known as cascades. The thrill seekers from around the globe visit these cascades for experiencing adventures of climbing and bathing in these wondrous waters.
It is a most breathtaking site to look at a waterfall unfurling all of its might from a place of calm origin into a river or a rivulet. As if breathing life into a new place. Nature has some of the most beautiful ways of teaching us about life and selflessness.
Here are the Top 12 Highest and Tallest Waterfalls in India:
The first name on this list is of the Kunchikal Falls. These are the tallest waterfalls in India. They have a height of 455 metres (1,493 ft). They are present in the Shimoga district of the state of Karnataka. They are a cascade type of waterfall and have a multi-tiered structure. The falls are formed by the Varahi river. It is also the second tallest waterfall in Asia.
2. Barehipani Falls
The second tallest waterfall in India is the Barehipani Falls. These are among the most beautiful waterfalls in India. They have a height of 399 metres (1,309 ft). These falls are located in the Simlipal National Park which is present in the Mayurbhanj district of the state of Odisha. The main feature of this waterfall is that it is two-tiered and among the highest falls in Asia.
The Nohkalikai Falls are not only among the tallest Indian waterfalls but also it is the tallest plunge type waterfall in India. It has a total fall span of 340 metres (1,120 ft). This waterfall is located in the Cherrapunji district of the state of Meghalaya. These are formed by the rainwater deposited at the summit of a short plateau. Thus, the strength of this waterfall decreases from December to February.
4. Nohsngithiang Falls
The Nohsngithiang Falls is popularly known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls. It is known by this name because of the seven-segmented type of waterfall that it forms. This waterfall is located in the East Khasi Hills district, Mawsmai in the state of Meghalaya. The waterfall has a total height of 315 metres (1,033 ft), which makes it the fourth tallest waterfall in India.
5. Dudhsagar Falls
The next name on our list of tallest waterfalls in India is of the Dudhsagar Falls. The literal meaning of Dudhsagar translates to Sea of Milk. The falls got its name because of its rich milky appearance. These falls are a four-tiered type of waterfall. They are located 60km away from Panaji in Goa. These waterfalls have a total height of 310 metres (1,020 ft). The source of water for the waterfall is Mandovi River.
6. Langshiang Falls
The Langshiang Falls is the next tallest waterfalls in India, presently. They have a total height of 1,106 ft. These falls are said to increase their depth with the increase in the water and can reach a height of 337 metres sometimes. These falls are located near the village of Sangriang which is in the West Khasi Hills District in the state of Meghalaya. The source of water is the Kynshi River.
The next waterfall we have on this list is the Kynrem Falls. The Kynrem Falls are the 7th tallest waterfalls in India and are located at about 12km from Cherrapunji in the state of Meghalaya. They have a total fall span of 305 metres (1,001 ft). These Kynrem falls are located inside the national park of Thangkharang Park. These are also a type of cascade forming multi-tiered waterfall.
8. Meenmutty Falls
The Meenmutty Falls are among the most beautiful waterfalls in India and these are the tallest waterfalls present in the State of Kerala in the Wayanad District. These are a triple-tiered type of waterfalls and have a total fall span of 300 metres (980 ft). Many thrill seekers plan their trek to this waterfall through Wayanad-Ooty road, but it gets very risky during rainy season.
9. Thalaiyar Falls
The next name among the highest and tallest waterfalls in India is of the Thalaiyar Falls. These are located in the Theni District of the state of Tamil Nadu. These waterfalls have a total height of 297 metres (974 ft). It has an elevation of 820 metres (2,690 ft). The source of water for the Thalaiyar Falls is the Manjalar River. These are also known as Rat Tail Falls.
10. Barkana Falls
The Barkana Falls are the tenth tallest waterfalls in India. They have a fall span of 259 metres (850 ft). These waterfalls are formed by the waters of the Seetha River which gets collected at the summit. These Barkana Falls are located near Agumbe, near the district of Shimoga in the state of Karnataka. This is a tiered type of waterfall and is filled with water only during rainy season.
11. Jog Falls
The second last name on the list of the highest waterfalls in India is of the Jog Falls. The Jog Falls are also among the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls in India. These waterfalls are present in the Shimoga District in the state of Karnataka. These are a type of segmented waterfalls and it becomes a plunge waterfall depending on the season. They have a total height of 253 metres (830 ft).
12. Khandadhar Falls
Then lastly we have the 12th most beautiful and tallest waterfall in India, the Khandadhar Falls. These falls are located in the district of Sundagarh in the state of Odisha. It is a horsetail type of waterfall. The total height of the Khandadhar Falls is 244 metres (801 ft). Since the fall looks like a Sword (‘Khanda‘) and is a Fall (‘Dhara‘), it was named as Khandadhar.