Most beautiful waterfalls to visit in India

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Most beautiful waterfalls to visit in India

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Last Updated on June 28, 2022

Most tourists know India for its monuments, mountains, forests, hills, beaches, etc. However, India has been blessed with many great waterfalls that are so magnificent and breathtaking that one can plan a separate visit to them to experience a thrilling and exciting tour here you can see some of the most beautiful waterfalls to visit in India.

Most of these waterfalls are surrounded by lush green vegetation and mountains, making the view quite pleasing to the eyes. These waterfalls flow at their peak during the monsoon season but one must know about the climate, the elevation, and the challenges before visiting these places. Here in this particular article, we have combined the list of the most important and beautiful waterfalls in India and things you should know before visiting them:

Dudhsagar Falls

A photo of Dudhsagar Falls
StateGoa
Elevation310m
Climatetropical monsoon climate
Best time to visitNovember to May
Nearest AirportGoa Airport
Nearest Railway StationCastle Rock station
Activities to doHorseshoe Tracks Towards Trekking Trials, Walk Amidst the Aromatic Spice Gardens, Jeep Safari, Hiking, Photography, etc
How to reach?The best and the cheapest way is via a bus that will take you till Kulem and from here either you can trek or take a jeep safari

It is one of India’s highest waterfalls and is situated on the Mandovi River in Goa. The water falling from the great height makes it appear as if the water is coming from the clouds and it forms a milky white foam at the bottom which is a sight to behold. It is therefore also called a sea of milk. This waterfall is part of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and it is one of the best places to visit in Goa.

Just after the monsoon, the visit to the Dudhsagar waterfalls can be a little risky as the water flows at its peak and the trail becomes quite slippery making the trekking difficult.

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Jog Falls

Jog Falls-  the largest waterfall of india
StateKarnataka
Elevation464m
Climatesummers are extremely hot, winters are pleasant
Best time to visitAugust – December
Nearest AirportHubli airport
Nearest Railway StationSagara Junction
Activities to dotaking a nature walk, watching different kinds of migratory birds, kayaking, coracle ride, hiking, etc.
How to reach?It is well connected via road and rail. Bus services are available from the Falls right till the Sagara bus station.

This particular waterfall is best for those who are fond of swimming, exploring lush green forests and relaxing in the midst of nature. One can hike down to the base of the waterfall and dive into the river, enjoy themselves in the cold and refreshing water.

The expedition to this waterfall is also thrilling and challenging for those who love trekking and the nearby areas are so beautiful and full of greenery that you might want to stay there forever.

Shivanasamudra Falls

Shivanasamudra Falls
StateMadhya Pradesh
Elevation90m
Climatemonsoon season is cold, pleasant and charming
Best time to visitAugust to December
Nearest AirportMysore Airport
Nearest Railway StationMysore Railway Station
Activities to doBathe, swim, take a nature walk, watch different kinds of migratory birds, hiking, etc.
How to reach?Take a train or flight to the nearest town and then hire a taxi or a cab

It is located 130 km from Bangalore and it is very much accessible via road. Shivanasamudra Falls lies along the Cauvery River and the best time to visit this place is during the monsoon season or just after it. Once you start your expedition, you shall come across the rocky cliffs, lush green forest, and some challenging trails but thrilling and exciting experiences.

Athirapally Falls

Most beautiful waterfalls to visit in India
StateKerala
Elevation25m
Climatetropical climate, monsoon throughout most parts of the year
Best time to visitJune to October
Nearest AirportKochi International Airport
Nearest Railway StationChalakudy Junction
Activities to doBathe, swim, take a nature walk, watch different kinds of migratory birds, hiking, etc.
How to reach?Take a train or flight to the nearest town and then hire a taxi or a cab

This waterfall is also called Niagara of India and is the largest waterfall in Kerala almost at a height of 25 m. It is a major tourist destination and the waterfall originates from the upper parts of western guards. The water is surrounded by dense forests in the neighbouring areas that will give you access to many endangered and epidemic species of flora and fauna.

Bhagsu Waterfalls

Bhagsu Waterfalls- mcleodganj
StateHimachal Pradesh
Elevation20m
Climatemild, and generally warm and temperate
Best time to visitJune to September
Nearest AirportDharamsala Kangra Airport
Nearest Railway StationKangra Railway Station
Activities to doBathe, swim, take a nature walk, watch different kinds of migratory birds, hiking, etc.
How to reach?Take a train or flight to the nearest town and then hire a taxi or a cab

Popularly, this waterfall is located in McLeod Ganj and the beauty of this place is that it is located in the close vicinity of Baghsu Nath temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is not just a place for tourists but also a significant pilgrimage site. It originates from the Dhauladhar Valley and the water from this is very cold and therefore not suitable or advisable for swimming or bathing. The nearby area has many shops, food stalls, restaurants, etc.

Dhuandhar Falls

Dhuandhar Falls
StateMadhya Pradesh
Elevation30m
Climatethe subtropical climate, hot dry summer, monsoon rains, cool-dry winter
Best time to visitJuly to October
Nearest AirportJabalpur Airport
Nearest Railway StationJabalpur Railway Station
Activities to doBathe, swim, take a nature walk, watch different kinds of migratory birds, hiking, etc.
How to reach?This waterfall is accessible via Bhedaghat Road

It is located on the Narmada river and it is one of the must-visit places if you are near Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. It is known for its world-famous marble rocks and the echo from this waterfall is so loud that it can be heard from a far-off distance. Boat-ride is also available here to witness the beauty of this waterfall from a distance.

Khandadhar Waterfall

Khandadhar Waterfall
StateOdisha
Elevation244m
Climatewarm with an annual average of 32 degrees
Best time to visitOctober to February
Nearest AirportBhubaneswar Airport
Nearest Railway StationRourkela Railway Station
Activities to doBathe, swim, take a nature walk, watch different kinds of migratory birds, hiking, etc.
How to reach?Take a cab or taxi from the nearest Railway station or airport.

It is located at Nandapani in Bonaigarh of the Sundargarh district. The shape of this waterfall is that of a sword and hence it has been called Khandadhar. The trail to this waterfall is a little bit difficult but the journey is worth taking as once you reach the top of the waterfall, you shall be blessed with a landscape that you will remember all throughout your life.

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