Top 40 Most Beautiful Waterfall in India

Man has created wonders in the world and also has made things that are just spectacular. These things that are made by man are often so beautiful that mankind makes a mistake of considering himself as the biggest artist in the universe. Not only that we are so wrong about thinking like this; but just one glimpse at the beauties that are found in the nature and we will realize that the fortunes we have spent on creating beauties on the land in different parts of the world is nothing compared to the natural beauties that have been bestowed upon us by the great almighty. One such realization that the man makes towards the beauty that has been gifted by God to us is when we visit waterfalls. One actually is forced to wonder the architecture of the creator in this vast universe when he visits the beautiful waterfalls. That fresh breeze in the environment and that sweet music of the water falling on the land from heights of hundreds of meters is enchanting and is an experience that you cannot recreate and feel in any man made wonders. So here we bring to you the 40 most beautiful waterfall in India:

40 Hazra Falls, Chattisgarh

Hazra Falls, Chattisgarh

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This 1500 feet beautiful waterfall is located in the heart of the Chattisgarh state in India. This lies in between the Gondia and Dongargarh railway stations and thus is quite easily accessible with the public transport. This one is close to the railway station and there are lush green surroundings that make this waterfall a perfect place for taking your family for a picnic. Monsoon season is the best season to witness the full beauty of this beautiful waterfall and also when you plan on visiting this beautiful place; don’t forget to pack your lunch as there are only a few vendors available at the place.

39 Hanuman Gundi Falls, Karnataka

Hanuman Gundi Falls, Karnataka

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Yet another sibling of the Karnataka waterfall family; this waterfall is located in the Kudremukh National Park which is in the Chikkamangaluru district of Karnataka. Located in the beautiful hilly surroundings of the National Park; this waterfall is also known as the Suthannabe Waterfall and is located between Lakya dam and Karkala Dam of the National Park. The height of this waterfall is 22 m and is at its full swing at the time of the monsoon seasons. What makes the visit to the waterfall even more special is the fact that it is surrounded by other worth watching spots.

38 Ghatarani Waterfalls, Chattisgarh

Ghatarani Waterfalls, Chattisgarh

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Chattisgarh is one of the most beautiful states in India and it is waterfalls like these which make it beautiful. This waterfall is located 25 km from Jatmai which is a small town. This is the biggest waterfall in Chattisgarh and it is highly advised that visits to this waterfall must be kept only in months from September and December and not in Monsoon seasons. The reason for that being that the water flow is high and dangerously fast which may cause fatal accidents if one is not cautious. Otherwise the surrounding of the waterfall is lush green and is a place that you will regret if you cross by without visiting.

37 Ethipothala Waterfalls, Andhra Pradesh

Ethipothala Waterfalls, Andhra Pradesh

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This is rather a small waterfall with a height of 70 feet (21m) and is situated in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. This is located on the Chandravanka River which joins Krishna River at its right bank as its tributary. The waterfall is situated 11 km away from the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and is a combination of 3 streams namely Tummala Vagu, Nakkala Vagu and Chandravanka Vagu. This 70 feet waterfall is special since you can also visit the crocodile breeding centre at Lagoon which is also near the falls.

36 Elephant Fall, Meghalaya

Elephant Fall, Meghalaya

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This waterfall is quite unique beautiful waterfall in India and one of its kind so that is the reason the fall has found place in many famous paintings. It is located 12 km away from Shillong and though it is located in the far northern parts of India; its misty and foggy weather may make one confuse it with the weathers of European country like Scotland. In fact there are 3 waterfalls which can be individually reached by using small trails. For seeing the prime spots of the waterfalls; however you will have to descend 100 m each time so it is better if you have made your mind to get wet and muddy while visiting these.

35 Chunnu Summer Falls, West Bengal

Chunnu Summer Falls, West Bengal

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Although we know that Darjeeling got its share of fame for its tea plantations and there is no doubt about that. But there is more to it; and this waterfall is an example of the more we are talking about. One benefit of visiting this waterfall is that there are places like Rock Garden, Ganga Maya Park and a lake which you could also visit as they are all in the same vicinity. All these places together will make you realize the peace and the calm that you were missing from your life for so long.

34 Bear Shola Falls, Tamil Nadu

Bear Shola Falls, Tamil Nadu

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If only bears could understand the language that humans speak; they would be so happy knowing that humans are naming a waterfall after them! The name actually means a place “where bears come to drink water” and it is located in the Kodaikanal region of Tamil Nadu. The place is only 1.5 km from the local bus stand and also there is a beautiful lake nearby. Monsoons will be the best time if you are planning a visit and if you are thinking about having a stay; then you will find Clifton Hotels that are located on a small hill.

33 Barachukki Waterfalls, Karnataka

Barachukki Waterfalls, Karnataka

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This will be a good reminder of the fact that Karnataka is regarded as the State of Waterfalls in India. This is actually only a few kilometers away from the Gaganchukki waterfall and for the benefit of people there are various warning signs warning the people to be cautious on the way to falls and not going too near the falls. This is also loved by a lot of people as after going to Mandya district; it facilitates seeing 2 waterfalls on the same time which are quite near to each other.

32 Menal, Rajasthan

Menal, Rajasthan

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Rajasthan is well know for desert and dry area, but it has few beautiful waterfalls too, Menal is one of them which is located 90 Kilometer far from Chittorgarh in southeast direction. The waterfall actives in only monsoon season. Menal is also famous for an ancient temple of God Shiva built in 11th Century and known as Mini Khajuraho.

31 Karumalai Falls, Tamil Nadu

Karumalai Falls, Tamil Nadu

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This fall is located in the Valparai district and is situated in the interiors of the Tiger Reserve. Tea plantations and thick forests surround the area and since it is isolated; it is advised to pack with snacks and drinks you. The best view of the waterfall is when one enjoys it from a distance and is a place where you would definitely like to visit with your friends and families.

30 Thalaiyar Falls, Tamil Nadu

Thalaiyar Falls, Tamil Nadu


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This waterfall is also known as the Rat Tail waterfalls and is located in the Palani Hills region of Dindigui district of Tamil Nadu. Though the waterfall is named as the Rat Tail; it is known to be belonging from the category of Horsetail type waterfalls. Reaching these falls is most dangerous and hikers along with other people are advised not to try reaching there as some unfortunate events have occurred here resulting in the deaths of some hikers. There are no roads to reach the falls. This dangerous but beautiful waterfall of India is ranked 6th highest waterfall in the country while on the world level; it is ranked as 267th.The watercourse of the waterfall is Manjalar River. The sight of the waterfall and its surroundings is beautiful but it is highly advised that those with heart conditions and other health problems must avoid it as it is highly risky to be reached.

29 Soochippara Falls, Kerala

Soochippara Falls, Kerala

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These waterfalls are also known as the Sentinel Rock Waterfalls which is situated in the Vellarimala region of Wayanad district in Kerala. The waterfall is surrounded by a number of forests and overall the beauty of this 200m (656 feet) waterfall is incredible. After falling on the lands; the water joins Chaliyar River. This is the kind of the beautiful waterfall in India where visitors can reach rather easily especially in the dry season. After reaching the parking place nearby; visitors have to undergo a security check just to make sure that they are not carrying any plastics with them.

28 Bhagsu Waterfalls, Himachal Pradesh

Bhagsu Waterfalls, Himachal Pradesh

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This waterfall is in the state of India which is famous for its beauty and pleasing weather throughout the year. The falls are located at in Mcleodganj region of Dharmasala and are near the famous Bhagsu temple. It is on a 20 minute walking distance from the temple which is the famous pilgrim spot in Mcleodganj. If you are so much touched by the beauty of this place that you want to spend some days here; you need not worry as there are numerous guest houses here. Also there are various restaurants so that you need not worry about taking extra luggage with you while visiting the fall.

27 Papanasam Waterfalls, Tamil Nadu

Papanasam Waterfalls, Tamil Nadu

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These waterfalls are situated in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. This district also offers various other picnic spots while Papanasam waterfalls and Papanasam dam being the major ones. This almost 120m high waterfall is famous for beauties surrounding it and is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu. Due to the high number of local and interstate visitors to the place; there are number of vendors selling snacks and other things at the place.

26 Kiliyur Waterfalls, Tamil Nadu

Kiliyur Waterfalls, Tamil Nadu

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These falls are situated in the Shervaroyan hill range region of Eastern Ghats in Tamil Nadu. The waters that are overflowing in the Yercaud Lake fall from a height of 91m (300ft) and getting to the falls is done after hiking downhill for approximately 15 minutes but one you reach there; it is sure worthy of your efforts. The falls are not a spectacular watch in the dry season but in the monsoon when the fall is at its full peak; it is sure a sight to witness.

25 Abbey Waterfalls, Karnataka

Abbey Waterfalls, Karnataka

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It will not be saying too much if one likes to declare Karnataka as the official state of waterfalls. This is one more member to the Karnataka waterfall family and this one is situated in Kodagu region near the Western Ghats of Karnataka. This is 8 km from Madikeri and 268 km from Bangalore and if you are coming from Mysore; then it is only 122 km away. The surroundings of the waterfalls make it a perfect picnic spot and an outing destination for the groups. The water actually falls into the Kaveri River before it goes to the sea.

24 Umbrella Waterfalls, Maharashtra

Umbrella Waterfalls, Maharashtra

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There is more to Maharashtra than its concrete jungles in the cities of Pune and Mumbai. This one nature’s beauty for example is situated 120 km northeast of Pune in the district of Ahmednagar. The falls flow at its peak in the monsoon season when the Pravara River gets flooded. And the name is given since it shows a resemblance to an Umbrella. Although the fall is just 45m high, its width and water falling in large volumes is what makes it special. Jetties are available for people to reach the end of the fall which can be tried for a great experience. This somewhat scary experience will be a once in a lifetime moment for you that you will never forget.

23 Vantawng Waterfalls, Mizoram

Vantawng Waterfalls, Mizoram

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This fall is located in the Serchhip district of Mizoram and is 5 km south of Thenzawl. This is 137 km away from Aizawl and with a height of 229 m (751 feet); this is the 13th highest waterfall in India. This 2 tiered waterfall has Lau River as its water course. Watching waterfall from a distance is preferred as climbing up the steep cliff while getting in and out may possibly cause complications.

22 Amritdhara Waterfalls, Chattisgarh

Amritdhara Waterfalls, Chattisgarh

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Koriya district is one of the most beautiful cities in Chattisgarh and this beautiful waterfall in India is the main attraction of Koriya. This waterfall originates from the Hasdo River and is at a distance of 7 km from Nagpur. The waterfall lies on the Manendragarh and Baikunthpur road. This 90 feet high and 15 feet wide waterfall creates a lovely and magical cloudy atmosphere where the water touches the ground.

21 Thoseghar waterfalls, Maharasthra

Thoseghar waterfalls, Maharasthra

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This beautiful waterfall in India is located near the Thoseghar village which is 20 kilometer away from the Satara city. The area is not only surrounded by beautiful greenery, but it also has a series of waterfalls out of which various are 15 to 20 meters while one is 500 meter. The waterfall definitely offers a heavenly view in the monsoon season where water is in abundance and flows sparkling and livening up this calm and beautiful place. The place due to its high attraction amongst tourists is well connected by means of public transports.

20 Meenmutty Falls, Kerala

Meenmutty Falls, Kerala

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Meenmutty Waterfalls are located 29 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad district of Kerala and can be reached by a 2 kilometer hike through the jungle making its way from Wayanad Ooty road. The word Meenmutty is the combination of Meen (fish) and Mutty (blocked) of the native languages. This 3 tiered waterfall is however quite dangerous as a high number of people are drowned in it since 1991. The water falls from a height of 300 meters making it the largest waterfall in Kerala. To reach the waterfalls is a bit troublesome so people with walking problems have to avoid while it is the perfect thing to be done for those who are in shape and are willing to get adventure.

19 Langshiang Waterfalls, Meghalaya

Langshiang Waterfalls, Meghalaya

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These falls are situated near the village of Sangraing are 24 km away from Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills District in Meghalaya. Though this can be seen from the village; the real beauty lies in viewing this waterfall from close. Though it needs confirmation; but the height of the fall is said to be 337 meters (1,106 feet); making it as the third highest and one of the beautiful waterfall in India. The waterfall is also famous for its scenery beauty which is quite soothing and has a calm effect in itself and is a great tourist attraction.

18 Barehipani Waterfalls, Odisha

Barehipani Waterfalls, Odisha

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This 2 tiered waterfall is located in the Mayurbhanj District and situated in the Simlipal National Park. The tallest single drop of the waterfall is 259 m or 850 feet while the total height of this waterfall is 399 m or 1309 feet, thus making it one of the highest and beautiful waterfall in India. As the waterfall is in a National Park and is also surrounded by green forests and has a rich wildlife; so you may witness a leopard on prowl if you are lucky.

17 Kunchikal Waterfalls, Karnataka

Kunchikal Waterfalls, Karnataka

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If you are talking about heights, this one is definitely the winner as this waterfall falls down from a height of 455 m or 1493 feet which makes it the highest waterfall in the country. The waterfall which is also known as the Kunchikal Abbe is formed from the Varahi River and is located near the Nidagodu region of Karnataka. Unlike other waterfalls this waterfall is restricted to visit and the passes to visit it are issued in Hosangadi village. After Mani dam and underground power generation station were constructed near it; the flow has been reduced and its full effect can only be realized in the monsoon season.

16 Dhuandhar Waterfall, Madhya Pradesh

Dhuandhar Waterfall, Madhya Pradesh

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For those who are the citizens of the states in the North India; this word doesn’t need a translation while for those who are not it literally means Dhuaan (smoke) and Dhaar (flow). The name is given as this waterfall gives a feeling of smoke due to the smoke formed by the water vapors. This waterfall is unique and beautiful waterfall in India as the flowing water has created crevasses after eroding the limestone rocks in the area. The fall offers different beautiful views in both dry and monsoon season and is fed by the Narmada Rivers in Bhedaghat of Madhya Pradesh.

15 Chitrakote Falls, Chattisgarh

Chitrakote Falls, Chattisgarh

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The height of this waterfall is only 29m while at the same time it is the widest waterfall in India. This waterfall is located on the west of Jagdalpur region in the Bastar district of Chattisgarh. It is situated on the Indravati River and the views around the waterfalls become more beautiful when in the rainy season; rainbows are created as a result of the reflection of the sun rays from the mist of the waterfall. Due to its horseshoe structure and small height but wide form; This beautiful waterfall in India also regarded as the small Niagara Falls or the Niagara Falls of India.

14 Khandadhar Waterfall, Odisha

Khandadhar Waterfall, Odisha

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This beautiful waterfall in India is the 12th highest waterfall in India boasting a height of 244m (801 feet) and its resemblance is similar to perennial horse tail type waterfall. The waterfall is situated 54 km from Kendujhar and 104 km from Rourkela. While the dry season gives the facility of reaching the fall with the vehicles as the roads are not paved; the paths leading to the falls are slippery and twisted due to which visiting it in Monsoon is avoided. This waterfall also has the honor of being the second highest waterfall in Odisha. Like everywhere else; the origin of these waterfalls is also associated with the local folklore.

13 Talakona Waterfall, Andhra Pradesh

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This waterfall is in Sri Venkateswara National Park in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. This is the highest waterfall in the state with a height of 270 feet (82m) and is famous amongst the tourists and the local people as there is a temple of God Shiva named as Siddheswara Swamy temple. To be precise this is located in the Nerabailu village which is 49 km from Pileru and 58 km from Tirupati. The area is also surrounded with dense forests and is also enriched in wildlife due to which it was also declared as a biosphere reserve in 1989 in order to preserve the rich varieties of flora and fauna here.

12 Courtallam Waterfall, Tamil Nadu

Courtallam Waterfall, Tamil Nadu

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Also known with the name of Kurtalam, this beautiful waterfall in India is regarded as the Spa of South India and situated in the panchayat town in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Since the rains are heave around this fall; this 160m fall is restricted for baths in the seasons of monsoons and during heavy rainfall. Water in the fall originate from Chittar River that comes from the source of Western Ghats and thus the waterfall runs for complete year making it a full year sight to behold. It is one of the largest waterfalls in Tamil Nadu and to reach it; there is a jetty built right across the river below the fall giving a great view of water falling in steps.

11 Nohsngithiang Falls, Meghalaya

Nohsngithiang Falls, Meghalaya

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This seven-segmented waterfall is situated 1 km south to Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state. and falls from a height of 315 meters (1,033feet) with an average width of 70 meters or 230 feet. Also known by the names of Seven Sister waterfalls or Mawsmai falls, this beautiful waterfall in India is listed in one of the tallest waterfalls of the country. The already beautiful waterfall looks even more beautiful when the vibrant colors of the rising and the setting sun fall upon it in thus illuminating and giving it a magical effect.

10 Shivasamudram Falls, Karnataka

Shivasamudram Falls, Karnataka

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This beautiful waterfall in India has a view which is so awesome that it is almost breathtaking. One must keep it in mind that though the best time to visit this waterfall is in the season of monsoons as in the dry season the water is not enough to make it a sight worth seeing. In monsoon; the river is at its peak level and you will not regret visiting this waterfall which is in the Mandya district near Bangalore. It is estimated that 19 million liters of water is discharged every second from these falls. This waterfall is fed with the Kaveri River and is situated on the boundary of Chamarajinagar district in Karnataka. The height of the fall is just 98 meter but the girth with 300 meter not only compensates for it but make it a spectacular watch.

9 Hogenakkal Falls, Tamil Nadu

Hogenakkal Falls, Tamil Nadu

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If you want to visit the Indian version of Niagra falls; this is the one you must visit. This is located at Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu and is approximately 180 kilometer away from Bangalore. The river has eroded the softer rocks and thus the water falls in the large deep crack in the rock before it flows away. Though the waterfall is not bestowed with greater heights likes other waterfalls but it sure is beautiful for its unique formation. Also the waterfall is not only a tourist attraction for its incredible beauty but is also known for its disease curing properties.

8 Bhimlat Falls, Rajasthan

Bhimlat Falls, Rajasthan

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There is a common assumption about Rajasthan that it is hot, sandy and has the water crisis. Visit Bhimlat and your assumption will change for sure; the monsoons in Bundi are greater than average which is the closest to this waterfall. The sheer fact that it is a waterfall with such a beauty existing in the land of sun is what makes it quite special to be included in the list. The waterfall is 60 meters high and attracts tourists from other states as well as foreigners who are visiting Rajasthan during monsoons.

7 Athirapally Falls, Kerala

Athirapally Falls, Kerala

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Kerala is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India and is mostly known for its plain rivers. This waterfall is fed with the Chalakudy River, located at Thrissur, Kerala and though it is just 24 meter high; its width and the natural beauty surrounding it that contains in it the wildlife essence of Kerala is what makes it a sight worth seeing. And this beautiful waterfall in India will be your perfect example when you will need one to cite for, “All beautiful things come in small packages”.

6 Kune Falls, Maharashtra

Kune Falls, Maharashtra

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These falls are stated as the 14th largest waterfall in India and are located in the beautiful localities of Lonavala- Khandala region. This more than 100 meter waterfall gets divided into 3 tiers before it gushes down in the valley below. Lot of people from nearby areas and other visitors also witness its beauty. The local authorities have also set up a clean park near it and it also has the facility of transport in abundance.

5 Jang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh

Jang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh

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There are several other names from which this waterfall is known and those names include Bong Bong Falls or Nuranang Falls. These waterfalls are situated at a Tawang district and at distance of 200 meters from the power station. The famous “Tanhai Tanhai” song from Koyla movie starring Madhuri Dixit was shot at this waterfall. At the base there is a hydel plant which is used for generating electricity for use amongst the local people.

4 Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

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The name of the waterfall is named after a woman who was famous in the local folklore. This 340 meters or 1115 feet beautiful waterfall in India is regarded as the tallest Plunge waterfall in country. It is situated near Cherrapunji which is recorded amongst the wettest places on earth. As the state receives more than enough rain and is the wettest state in India; the waterfalls runs throughout the year.

3 Iruppu Falls, Karnataka

Iruppu Falls, Karnataka

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These falls are located in the Brahmagiri range of Kodagu district. Since Cauvery’s tributary starts from these falls and since that (Cauvery) is also called as Lakshmana Tirtha River; so it is also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. Since there is a famous Hindu temple named Rameshwaram is situated on these rivers; it also witnesses the religious crowd on the festival of Shivaratri.

2 Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

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This waterfall is situated 60 km from Panaji and is on the Madgaon Belgaum rail route. This waterfall is 4 tiered waterfalls and is with a height of 1017 feet (310 m) and is located on the Mandovi River. Though it is a monsoon only waterfall; this waterfall receives huge tourist crowd in monsoon and surrounded by thick forests, this waterfall also serves as the border between the states of Goa and Karnataka. This beautiful waterfall in India is one of the most popular sightings in Goa.

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1 Jog Waterfalls, Karnataka

Jog Waterfalls, Karnataka

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This magnificently beautiful waterfall in India is listed as the second highest plunge waterfall (253 m or 830 feet) in country and attracts a lot of tourists with its magnificent view of segmented falls located near Sagara taluk, Shimoga district. Also known as the Gerosoppa Waterfalls or Joga Falls, this is created by the Shravanthi River and is second only to Nohakalikai Waterfalls in Meghalaya. Its might can be estimated from the fact that when it is in its full swing in the monsoon reason; 3.4 million tonnes of water fall every second from it.

These were the most beautiful waterfall in India. We hope that this list will be helpful for those who love the beauty of the nature and are enthusiasts of natural waterfalls. So the next time you want to visit a waterfall nearby; we have a list ready for you.

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