India is blessed with immense and incredible natural beauty. Waterfalls are just one of the great natural gifts that this great nation’s landscape is decorated with. The presence of many rivers, mountains and hills in the country ensures that there are some amazing waterfalls throughout. The waterfalls are a delight to watch especially during the monsoon seasons because of the abundant supply of rain water. The choice for the top 10 most beautiful waterfalls is not so easy to make as there are simply too many great waterfalls in the country. Some of the waterfalls in the country are considered as among the most beautiful in the world by many. With that in mind, let us check out the top 10 amazing waterfalls in India.
10. Vantawng Falls:
The North-Eastern state of Mizoram has a rare natural beauty. The state has many waterfalls and cascades because of the rivers that flow through it and among them, Vantawng Falls stands as the tallest waterfall in the state. The total height of this two tier waterfall is in excess of 750 feet and is surrounded by a dense forest which makes getting close to it a little difficult. The state tourism department has built a viewing tower for the waterfall so that tourists can enjoy the breathtaking sights that the falls has to offer.
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9. Meenmutty Falls:
Meenmutty Falls is located in the district of Wayanad in Kerala. It is one of the rare waterfalls that remain unspoiled in its natural splendor. The waterfall stands at a height of 980 meters and is a three-tier waterfall. This waterfall attracts tourists from all over the country and is one of the most visited cascades in the nation. It is also among the most beautiful waterfalls in India.
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8. Nohkalikai Falls:
Nohkalikai Falls is the third highest waterfall in the country at a height of 1100 feet. The falls are located near Cherapunji which used to be among the rainiest places on earth in the eastern state of Meghalaya. It is among the highest plunge waterfalls in the country and is also among the most beautiful. The falls is mainly fed by rain water and loses power during the months February to December when the rainfall is scantier as compared to other months.
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7. Langshiang Falls:
Langshiang Falls is located in the state of Meghalaya and is among the most popular falls in the state. The state of Meghalaya receives a substantial amount of rainfall and it has many fast flowing rivers that run through its hills. The waterfalls is said to have a height in excess of 1100 feet which would make it the third highest falls in the country but doubts over the measurements have denied Langshiang Falls that rank.
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6. Kempty Falls:
The Kempty Falls is in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand around 15 kilometers from the well known tourist town of Mussoorie. The waterfall is in a mountainous region which gives it added beauty. The waterfall flows from an altitude of 4500 feet and is one of five amazing waterfalls that flow in this region. It is one of the most popular spots in and around this region as people from all over the country visit this waterfall. The place offers many amazing views of hills and mountains in the area.
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5. Hogenakkal Falls:
The Hogenakkal Falls is on the Kaveri River in the south Indian Tamil Nadu. The waterfall is often known as the Niagara Falls of India and is among the most well-known tourist attractions in the region. It is a waterfall that does not have much height but is more like a series of waterfalls that cut through the terrain. There are many tourist related activities organized throughout the complex of waterfalls and some of the best sights in the nation are on offer here.
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4. Jog Falls:
The Jog falls on the river Sharavati in Karnataka is among the most well-known waterfalls in India. It is also among the most powerful waterfalls in the nation. It is the highest single tier waterfall in the country and the sheer volume of the water that flows through it every second is staggering to say the least. The waterfall discharges 3 million liters of water a second which make it a formidable force and it also offers some of the most amazing views of water falling from a high place anywhere in the world.
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3. Dudhsagar Falls:
The Dudhsagar Falls is one of the most powerful waterfalls in India. The falls are on the river Mandovi in the state of Goa and are part of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary. This multi-tiered waterfall is a terrific sight to behold during the monsoons when it flows in its complete vigor. It is the fifth tallest waterfall in the country but is also among the most powerful. This waterfall is among the most visited tourist attractions in the state.
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2. Kunchikal Falls:
The Kunchikal Falls is the highest among’st all waterfalls in India and is also the second highest in the Asian continent. It is located in the Agumbe Valley in the Shimoga district of the state of Karnataka. The height of this waterfall is 1493 feet and formed by the Varahi River. The construction of a dam nearby has led to a decline in the volume of water that flows through the falls during the dry months of the year, post the rains. However this waterfall becomes an unstoppable force of nature, pummeling rocks and breaking boulders as it cuts through.
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1. Shivasamudram Falls:
Located on the banks of the river Kaveri in Karnataka, the Shivasamudram Falls is the result of Asia’s second hydroelectric project which kicked off in 1902. The waterfall is used even today as a source of hydro-electric power and is among the most powerful waterfalls in India and the world. This segmented waterfall offers some amazing views throughout the year. The best times to see it in its full natural flow are from the months of July through October.
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