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Top 10 highest waterfalls in India

Top 10 highest waterfalls in India

A waterfall is any water body that falls from a higher rocky surface 
jump  into a  pool. Bhambavli waterfall stands on the first place in the tallest waterfalls heading while the Kunchikal waterfalls are considered as the highest waterfalls in India. India has various waterfalls. In the monsoon season, complete state of Maharashtra lead on the travelers in the name of falls formed at each peak in the Western Ghats. Here in the article given below, you may take a look at the top ten waterfalls of India which are based on their height.   

1. Bhambavli Waterfalls:

These are located at a height of 560 m or 1840 feet in Satara, Western Maharashtra near the Sahyadri Hills.

It is India's tallest plunging waterfall which gets water from the Urmodi river. 

It is a devotional place too. 

2. Kunchikal Falls

This is known as the second highest waterfall in India. 

This waterfall is constructed in the Varahi river which is in the Western Ghats. 

The waterfall is a rain fed. 

Mani dam is present near this waterfall and the high power of electricity is generated through a hydroelectric power project.

The total height of this fall is about 455 meters, that is 1493 feet. 

3. Barehipani Waterfalls

This waterfall is about 399 m (1309 feet) in height located in the Mayurbhanj district in Odisha.

This waterfall is 55 m short then Kunchikal Waterfalls. 

It is on Budhabalanga river.

The waterfall consists two tiers, which means it falls in two drops. 

The Water flows throughout the year in this waterfall. 

It is basically situated in the Simlipal National Park.


4. Nohkalikai Falls

These are the falls situated in a small plateau near the Cherrapunji.

Nohkalikai Falls is fed by the rainwater gathered on a small plateau. 

The height of this water falls is 1120 feet. 

This waterfall is named after a woman who had committed suicide here.  

5. Nohsngithiang or Mawsmai Waterfalls

This waterfall is about 315 m (1033 feet) in height, located in the east Khasi, Meghalaya.

Nohsngithiang Waterfalls is also called the Seven Sisters fall due to several strands of the cascade flowing down in parallel. 

It is located near the Cherrapunji.

Mawsmai village of the East Khasi Hills is also very close to this fall.

6. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

The waterfall is about 310 m or 1017 feet tall.

This waterfall is located on the border of the Karnataka and Goa.

Dudhsagar waterfall is also known as ‘The Sea of Milk ‘ and it is also famous for its trajectory. 

In monsoon this waterfall gets a large amount of water to become a powerful waterfall. 

It make four water drops while flowing down. 

Mandovi river feeds this waterfall which is situated at the Goa and Karnataka state border

7. Kynrem Waterfalls

These waterfalls are situated at a height of about 305 m (1001 feet).

These are located in the East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Kynrem waterfalls are located within the Thangkharang Park.

It is a three tiered waterfall

8. Meenmutty Waterfalls

The waterfalls are located in the Wayanad, Kerala at a height of 300 m (984 feet).

It is the eighth tallest in India and the first tallest waterfall in Kerala

The name of the waterfalls is derived from the Malayalam words ‘meen’ which means fish and ‘Mutty’ that stands for blocked. 

It is a rainwater fed waterfall with a  lot of tea plantations around it.

9. Thalaiyar Waterfall:

This waterfall is located at a height of about 297 m (974 feet) in Batlagundu of Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu.

It is also known as Horsetail type or Rat tail type and is located in a forest near the Palani Hills.

It is the highest waterfall situated in Tamil Nadu.

10. Barkana Waterfalls

It is situated in Agumbe, Shimoga district of Karnataka at the height of 280 m. 

It is fed by the Seetha river. 

It only appears during the monsoon season. 

A dense forest of the Western Ghats surrounds this waterfall

It is also popularly known by the Cherrapunji of the South. 

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