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Top 5 Highest Waterfalls in India

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Thursday, 1st July 2021

With its landscape carved to fit in picturesque falls, India can veritably be called the land of waterfalls. During the monsoons especially, when the mountains come alive with lush green trees and full magnificent lakes, the waterfalls also gush out with all their might and natural glory.


Here are five of the highest waterfalls in India whose sheer beauty lure visitors from across the globe. Most of them are in the northeastern region of the country and the best time of the year to visit them is certainly during the monsoons.


Kunchikal Falls, Karnataka

Located near the Masthikatte-Hulikal on the Shimoga -Udupi border in Karnataka, the River Varahi forms the mighty Kunchikal Falls that take a dive from a height of 455 meters and cascades down the rocky boulders below. The sight is an impressive one and the Kunchikal waterfalls also rank 116th in height in the world. It is the highest in India.


Barehipani Falls, Odisha

This is India's second-highest waterfall that drops from a height of 399 metres. The river Budhabalanga forms this waterfall that drops onto the mighty Meghasani mountain. It is situated right in the centre of Odisha’s Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj and is tucked into a nook of lush green forest that makes it ideal for a visit by trekkers and nature enthusiasts.


Also Read: Peaceful Border Towns in India.


Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

The third spot is claimed by the Nohkalikai Falls in one of the seven sister states in the northeastern state of India, Meghalaya. Situated near one of the wettest locales in the world, Cherrapunji, it is in the East Khasi Hills. The beauty of this area is enhanced by the presence of dense greenery, living bridges and oranges. It falls off a height of 340 metres.


Nohsngithiang Falls, Meghalaya

Also situated in the East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya, the Nohsngithiang Falls drops from a height of 315 metres making it the fourth highest falls in the country. It forms from a confluence of diverged streams and is also known as the Mawsmai Falls due to its proximity to the Mawsmai village.


Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa

Commonly dubbed as the 'Sea of Milk' this well-known waterfall is famous for its spectacular trajectory. Falling from a height of 310 metres, the Dudhsagar waterfall is the fifth-highest in India. Goa offers this great sight as a popular tourist attraction apart from its wondrous beaches.


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