Incredible waterfalls of India you need to Explore in Summer 2023

India has some of the most spectacular waterfalls. These waterfalls complement the diverse flora and fauna of the country. Seeing the water gushing down into the valley and lush jungles of India is truly a magnificent sight that makes one speechless.. Nature and adventure enthusiasts can combine travel to the prominent sites of India with a visit to any of these scenic waterfalls.

Here is a list of top waterfalls spread all across the country.

Chitrakote Falls

Asia’s widest and India’s largest waterfall, Chitrakote waterfall is also called “the Niagara Falls of India”. Located in Chattisgarh, the waterfall originates from the Indravati river in the Bastar district. Chitrakote waterfall is at a height of 29 meters (95 feet) and nearly 300 meters (980 feet) in width.

One can also climb down a flight of stairs and take a boat ride at the bottom of the waterfall. The view from here is truly breathtaking and scenic.

Best time to Visit: July – October. During winter, the climate is pleasant and the water is milky white.

Nohkalikai Waterfalls

The waterfall is approximately 05 km from Cherapunjee The pride of the state of Meghalaya and the fourth highest waterfalls in the world, – one of the wettest places on earth. Nohkalikai waterfall is the highest plunge waterfall in India with a height of 340 meters (1120 feet) and a width of 23 meters (75 feet) located in the evergreen rainforest of Khasi Hill. Noh Ka Likai means “the leap of Likai”.

The waterfall is extremely beautiful in monsoon when the water comes down directly into the pool formed under, making it even more mesmerizing. Thus the ideal time to visit is monsoon when the falls are in full form.

Best time to Visit: During Monsoon.

Jog Falls

Jog fall is the second-tallest waterfall in India. Located in the dense evergreen forest of Shimoga district in Karnataka. Jog falls is also called Gerosappa Falls or the Joga Falls. During monsoon, the water level increases giving a majestic look to the falls with rainbows.

The height of the falls is 253 meters (830 feet) and the width is 472 meters (1,549 feet). The waterfall drops directly and does not stream onto the rocks.

Best time to Visit: August – December

Mallalli Waterfalls

The stunning milky-white waters hitting against the rugged rocks, Mallalli Falls are located in the western ghats at the foot of Pushpagiri Hill Ranges of Coorg district, Karnataka. The falls originate from River Kumaradhara over 200 feet in two steps. From Mallalli falls the river goes on to and merges with the Netravati River and later meets the Arabian Sea at Mangalore.

You will experience the lush green mountains and steep valleys. Trekkers also have the option to trek around the lovely hills of Mallalli falls.

Best time to Visit: August – December

Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Waterfall is situated in Goa and is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. The majestic cascade of white water, Dudhsagar waterfall is also known as the Sea of Milk. With a height of 320 meters (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 meters (100 feet).

Trekkers have a good option to trek here. On reaching the entry gate, one has to book a separate jeep (shared or private), that will take you further to the falls.

Best time to Visit: October – January

Athirapally Falls

It is one of the most picturesque places in South India. Athirapally waterfall is located on the Chalakudy river in the Thrissur district of Kerala. The fall is gigantic with a height of 25 meters (82 ft) and a width of 100 meters (330 ft). This waterfall gained more popularity when the famous movie “Bahubali”.

Best time to Visit: September – January

Shivasamudram Falls

The whimsical Kaveri cascades from a height of 320ft into a deep gorge to offer an unlikely view of Shivasamudram Falls. Situated about 80kms from Mysore in the Mandya district, Shivasamudram Falls is amongst the most beautiful waterfalls in Karnataka. The fall has twin jumps; the western falls are called Gagana Chukki and the eastern falls are known as Bara/Bhara Chukki.

The nature enthusiasts come here to enjoy the breathtaking view and to click beautiful pictures of nature.

Best time to Visit: June – October

Bhimlat Falls

Bhimlat Falls is yet another pride of Rajasthan. Merely 60m in height, this fall can be good competition to any of the waterfalls in India in terms of beauty. Situated on Bundi, Rajasthan-Chhitorgarh road, this beautiful waterfall has a mythological story related to its origin. It is believed that Bhim (one of the Pandava brothers) created it for his mother Kunti.

Best time to Visit: During Monsoon Season.

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