Just imagine how spectacular it would be seeing water gushing down from the tremendous heights into the lush green valleys. Obviously it will be a jaw-dropping and eye-catching experience. So here are such 6 falls that will definitely awestruck you.
Jog Falls, Karnataka
Jog Falls is the tallest un-tiered and second highest plunge waterfall in India. It is situated in Sagara taluk of Karnataka. Sharavathi river dropping at 830 ft. makes it the second highest plunge waterfall. From Watkins platform you can get an exhilarating view of falls. If you are an adventure loving person then the place is perfect for you, It’s full of trekking spots and if you want to have a deep swim then hike down to the base and plunge into the river.
How to Reach : Nearest train station is Shimoga
Best Time to Visit : June to September
Shivanasamudra Falls, Karnataka
It’s Karnataka again, but this time it’s one of the most splendid segmented waterfall – Shivanasamudra Falls. It is located in Mandya in Karnataka, near to Mysuru. It is situated on the banks of Kaveri river. Interestingly it is the first place in Asia where hydro-electric power plant was set up (in 1902).
How to Reach: Nearest airport and railway station are Bengaluru and Mysuru repectively. Even buses ply regularly from Mysuru.
Best Time to Visit: June to October
Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
Dudhsagar falls, literally it means ‘Sea of Milk’. It is a four tiered waterfall located on Mandovi River in state of Goa. It is among the largest waterfalls in India with height and width of 1017 ft. and 100 ft. It is a perfect blend of beauty and flora.
How to Reach : 60 km. from Panaji and 45 km. from Madgaon via road. Nearest railway station is Castle Rock Station.
Best Time to Visit: November to February/ June to September
Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya
With height of 1115 ft. it is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Nohkalikai Falls is near to Cherrapunji (one of the wettest place on earth). It is not located on any of the river, it’s just the downpour that makes it such fascinating. It is one of the favourite tourist spot and the best place for seasonal photography lovers.
How to Reach : Nearest airport is Guwahati Airport (128 km.). Take NH-40 connecting Guwahati to Shillong and NH-44 connecting Shillong to Silchar.
Best Time to Visit : November to February
Nuranang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh
Nuranang Falls also known as Bong Bong Falls. This is somewhat mostly unknown to tourists but it is worth visiting. This spectacular waterfall is situated in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Keep notice of one thing that to be in Arunachal Pradesh, you need government permit, so do have all papers with you before you head on for this wonderful place.
How to Reach : 20-30 km. before entering Tawang.
Best Time to Visit : Rainy season
Athirapally Falls, Kerala
It is even sometimes referred as Niagara Falls of India, so from these one can easily understand how stupendous it would be. It is located on the west flowing Chalakudy river near Vazhachal Forest Division and the Sholayar Ranges. It is a very rich place in flora and fauna. Forest wildlife includes Bison, Sambar, Lion Tailed Macaque, Asiatic Elephant, Hornbill, Cochin Forest Cane Turtle.
How to reach : Nearest airport is Kochi International Airport and it is around 30 km. from Chalakudi railway station.
Best time to visit : June to September