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'Glorious': 8 gorgeous waterfalls you will find only in India

Malini T
·5-min read

Victoria, Angel, Niagara — These are all well-known waterfalls and have gained popularity over the years. Tourists flock to these places to take a look. But did you know India has some of the best waterfalls you have ever seen? And you do not need a passport to visit them.

In a post-pandemic world, make it your resolution to visit some of the most glorious waterfalls in India. Take a look at the eight most exquisite ones here:

Nuranang Falls, Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh

When you are visiting Nuranang Falls, in the North-Eastern corner of Arunachal Pradesh, in India, you will find yourself surrounded by the stunning Himalayan beauty. It is an unspoiled natural paradise, and you can enjoy its scenic beauty with your family.

The sightseeing opportunities here are endless.

You have several trekking options to select from, and you will get to explore all these once you reach here. Most tourists who visit this place spend a few days at Nuranang. The lovely atmosphere that prevails over here results from the abundance of fresh air.

Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India.Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres). The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.
Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India.Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres). The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.

Nohkalikai falls is located in the East Khasi Hills district in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. This waterfall has earned their place as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

The sightseeing is best during April and May when the air is cool, and the lush green trees give way to taller and livelier pines. One of the exciting things you can do at the falls is trekking.

A dense tropical forest surrounds the falls. It is possible to learn how to mount this particular waterfall by taking lessons from experienced trekkers.

Bhagsu Waterfalls, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh

Bhagsunag Falls in McLeod Ganj, India
Bhagsunag Falls in McLeod Ganj, India

The Bhagsu Waterfalls in McLeod Ganj Himachal Pradesh are among the most famous waterfalls in the world. It is said that Lord Brahma created the waterfalls so that we can enjoy water from His almighty source.

This place has many attractions, such as the beautiful spring water and the crystal-clear atmosphere. The best time to visit this place is between September and April. If you want to enjoy the natural beauty of the area during the winter season, then the site is the best to visit during the winter season only. The weather is moderate during the year, and people can enjoy their holidays in all four seasons.

Shivanasamudra Falls, Mandya, Karnataka

Shivanasamudra falls in Chamarajanagar District of the state of Karnataka, India
Shivanasamudra falls in Chamarajanagar District of the state of Karnataka, India

Shivanasamudra Falls in Mandya is one of the best natural tourist sites in Karnataka. The cascading waterfalls have earned their place as Karnataka's prime attractions. The state is home to several natural attractions that attract tourists from all over the world.

The waterfalls have earned their international accreditation and featured on numerous tourist maps. Those who want to taste the Nilgiri Hills can visit the fantastic natural beauty, rich flora and fauna, lovely lakes, beautiful mountain views, and many other attractions.

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

The huge waterfall Dudhsagar and the railway bridge passing through it. Karnataka, India
The huge waterfall Dudhsagar and the railway bridge passing through it. Karnataka, India

Dudhsagar Falls, also known as Rishikonda Falls, is a spectacular waterfall in Goa, India. The falls are spread in a semicircle about a mile long, seen from a distance. There are around two thousand steps that need to be climbed to reach the top of the falls.

The name Dudhsagar falls derived from a local expression of the region. The falls is covered with thick, dense forestation and is most-visited during the rainy season and on other occasions like Christmas, New Year and Ganesh Chathurthi.

You can even spot some rare animal migration at the castle rock, which is one of Goa's tourist attractions. The best option would be the train ride from Panaji, which takes around an hour.

Athirappilly Waterfalls, Athirappilly Panchayat, Kerala

View of Athirappilly waterfall.
View of Athirappilly waterfall.

The waterfalls at Athirappilly were made at the end of the nineteenth century, nicknamed as the ‘the Niagara of india.’. This was when the government started to take an interest in improving the water system of the state.

These waterfalls had lost their charm and all that they were left with ruins. The entire valley town was then included in the National Register of Historic Places.

The waterfalls are situated at an elevation of 1000 feet above the sea level on Chalakudy river. The cascading water creates a natural gushing sound. During the monsoon season, the water remains green all-round the year.

Soochipara Falls, Wayanad, Kerala

Silapathikaram is one of the most popular destinations in Kerala visited by tourists all the year-round. The most prominent waterfall in this area is Soochipara falls. This waterfall has a vast water body flowing down towards the sea.

Soochipara Falls in Wayanad Kerala is one of Kerala's major attractions that attract tourists from all over the world's nook and corner.

Soochipara falls one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala. There are plenty of water fun activities, like swimming, surfing, windsurfing, fishing etc. You can have a picnic there or have a day at the beach.

Bhimlat Falls, Kheenya, Rajasthan

Bhimlat Falls, Bundi, Rajasthan, India. (Photo by: Chris L Jones/Avalon/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Bhimlat Falls, Bundi, Rajasthan, India. (Photo by: Chris L Jones/Avalon/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Situated on the left bank of the river Ganges in the state of Rajasthan Bhimlat Falls is a small town close. The name of the city of Bhimlat falls was given from this location, and took birth to the 8th Century earthquake. This waterfall is a delight amid the arid desert of Rajasthan, falling from 60 metres and making its way to the green lake on the foothills.

Most tourists who come to this part of Rajasthan visit the spectacular falls that must stay. One can glimpse the mysterious divine aura around the falls if they go there during the peak season.

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