Top 5 Highest Waterfalls in India

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India is a rich country in terms of the blend of breathtaking sites like river, beaches, mountains, parks and temples. The following is a list of highest waterfall in India by height. Along with these, waterfalls of India are a must visit place particularly during the monsoon season. You can also check out Top 10 Highest Mountains In The World

Highest Waterfalls in India

Highest waterfall in India by height

Kunchikal Falls (Height – 455 meters)

Top 5 Highest Waterfalls in India-Kunchikal Falls

The highest waterfall in India is the Kunchikal Falls it is located near Mastikatte Hulikal in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Kunchikal falls is formed by Varahi River and is situated at a height of 455 meters (1,493 ft) from MSL. Near Hulikal (Ghati Temple) the Varahi River cascades down 100s of rocks. After the construction of Mani Dam next to Mastikatte and the underground power generation station, next to Hulikal, Shimoga district, the water flow of this falls is significantly reduced and is noticeable only during the rainy season i.e. July to Sept.

Barehipani Falls (Height – 399 meters)

Top 5 Highest Waterfalls in India-Barehipani Falls

The Barehipani Falls located in the core region of Simlipal National Park of Mayurbhanj district in Orissa. It is also one of the highest waterfall in India and is positioned at a height of 399 meters (1,309 ft). It is a tiered waterfall with 2 drops. The tallest drop is 259 meters. The waterfall is positioned on the Budhabalanga River flowing above Meghasan Mountain. The nearby railway station is at Baripada. Joranda Falls is also located close by.

Langshiang Falls (Height – 337 meters)

Top 5 Highest Waterfalls in India-Langshiang Falls

The Langshiang Falls is situated near Sangriang village, 24 kilometers (15 mi) from Nongstoin, in the West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. It is also visible from Mawpon village. Total height of the falls is normally quoted at about 337 meters (1,106 ft). Though, that still needs to be confirmed. Considering the height is accurate, it is the third highest waterfall in India. Nongkhnum Island, the largest river island of Meghalaya is ten kilometers (6.2 mi) away from Langshiang Falls.

Nohkalikai Falls (Height – 335 meters)

Top 5 Highest Waterfalls in India-Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls is the fourth highest waterfall in India. With a height of 335 meters (1100 feet), the waterfall is situated near Cherrapunji. Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainfall composed on the peak of relatively smaller plateau and decreases in power throughout the dry season i.e. December to February. Underneath the falls there’s a plunge pool with extraordinary green colored water. The name of the falls means “Jump of Ka Likai” in Khasi language linked to a fable about a local woman Likai who became insane and jumped off the sea cliff next to the falls after a family tragedy.

Nohsngithiang Falls (Height – 315 meters)

Top 5 Highest Waterfalls in India-Nohsngithiang Falls

The Nohsngithiang Falls is also famous as the 7 Sisters Waterfalls and also the Mawsmai Falls. It is situated 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) south of Mawsmai village of Meghalaya. It is the 5th highest waterfall in India. It is a 7 segmented waterfall, which plunges above the limestone cliffs of Khasi Hills. The falls flow only during the rainy season. The segments stretch along the cliff. The water falls from a height of 315 meters (1,033 ft) and has a width of 70 meters (230 ft). The waterfalls get lightened up by the sun from sunrise to sunset. The vivacious colors of the setting sun on the Nohsngithiang Falls make it stunning to behold.

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