Waterfalls make for breath taking sights. These amazing cascades surrounded by lush greenery, natural beauty and forests can provide you the much needed break from the humdrum of daily life. Imagine the gushing flow of water with a beautiful reflection of the sky and sun; cutting through the forests, valleys or hills.
These are few famed and most beautiful waterfalls in India, with scenic locations where its settings are every bit a part of the natural beauty. These natural wonders constitute some popular tourist attractions and look awe inspiring in monsoons.
1. Dudhsagar Waterfall, Goa
Literally meaning the ‘ocean of milk’, its the most sought after waterfall in the country during monsoons and has beautiful forests, a mountain peak and greenery as its neighbors. The amazing scenery created here when the water gushes through, is so unique that people from world over come here to experience it. There also a couple of pools that you can swim in, making Dudhsagar a great place for a day full of fun and frolic.
2. Athirapally Waterfall, Kerala
To see Athirapally falls you pass a landscape of small villages, green nature and winding roads, this waterfall is a testimony to how this state ‘springs to life’ when the monsoons set on! Trek down to the base of the mighty Athirapally. Nothing refreshes the mind as much as standing at the foot of the falls and being enveloped in magical, cleansing spray.
3. Jog Waterfall, Karnataka
The second highest plunging waterfall, Jog is a sight to behold. The first-highest un tiered waterfall in India with 83 scenic points. The roar, the spray and the huge flow of water can be seen during rains or monsoon season is simply amazing. Surrounded by lush green grass and trees, the region is also a UNESCO ecological hot spots in the world.
4. Talakona Waterfall, Andhra Pradesh
With an roaring 270 foot fall before the water forms a lovely pool at the bottom, this waterfall is also known for the revered Lord Siddheswara Swami Temple nearby. Situated in a national park the area nearby offers a gala of exotic wild flowers and butterflies. While it rains this waterfall is at its mightiest and the roar can be heard from several kilometers away and is a sight to behold.
5. Dhuandhar Waterfall, Madhya Pradesh
As the name says it all- ‘Dhuandharjalrapat’ as it’s usually called is counted as one of the most powerful cascades in India. The ‘smoke cascade’ beauty can be heard from far.
6. Khandadhar Waterfall, Orissa
The highest waterfall in the state and looks like a horse tail when it falls. Surrounded by dense forests and exotic flora and fauna this place is worth a visit. Also see the famed Hirakud Dam while here.
7. Chitrakot Waterfall, Chattisgarh
The beauty of tribal India is simply unparalleled in Chattisgarh. Known as Niagara Falls of India this is an amazing fall that you should not miss.
8. Iruppu Falls, Coorg
Blessed with natural beauty , Coorg is a very popular hill destination of India and a must visit monsoon. The Irrupu falls here is worth a visit while it rains as waterfall is at it mightiest during monsoon.
9. Langshiang Fall, Meghlaya
Langshiang waterfall is the third highest waterfall in India and is really spectacular. A chain of waterfalls that make this one fall and they are at best in monsoon.Though you can see it from nearby village the real beauty can be gauged only when seen up close. Located on Nangkhunaum river island you can take a lovely boat ride and reach this fall.
10. Kune Falls, Maharastra
The Lonavala-Khandala province has been bestowed with numerous stunning waterfalls that come alive during the monsoon season. Kune Falls is one of the best falls in this region. Gushing out from the a height of 200 meters this 3 tiered waterfalls is an amazing sight to see.
Though it is not an exhaustive list, yet these will at least help you get started with the waterfall bucket list .