10 highest waterfalls in India

India is a land of diversity. Travelers can find many things to their interest here – from the mighty Himalayas to the great deserts. Let us explore some of the highest waterfalls in India in this post.

Kunchikal Waterfall

Among highest waterfalls in India, Kunchikal stays on the top slot
Highest waterfalls in India : Kunchikal, Karnataka tops the list

Kunchikal Falls is the highest waterfall in India. The height of Kunchikal is 1493 feet (455 meters). It is also the highest waterfall in Karnataka – a state in India with several gigantic waterfalls.

The fall is situated at Shimoga –Udupi border in Karnataka on the river Varahi which flows through the Western Ghats mountain range.

The nearest railway station is Agumbe. The distance of Kunchikal falls from Agumbe is 55kms.

Barahipani waterfall

Barahipani is 2nd highest waterfall with a height of 1309 feet

Barehipani is the 2nd highest waterfall in India with a height of 1309 feet (399 meters).

This waterfall is located at Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district of Orissa. The nearest railway station to the fall is Keonjhar

Langshiang waterfall

Langshiang is the highest waterfall in Meghalaya State of India.

Langshiang Falls is the highest waterfall in Meghalaya. It happens to be the third highest waterfall in India.

Langshiang waterfall is situated on Kynshi River near the village of Sangriang, in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The waterfall has a height of 1106 feet (337 meters).

The place can be reached from Shillong in approx 3 hours road journey.

Nohkalikai waterfall

Nohkalikai – The highest plunge waterfall in India

Nohkalikai waterfall is the 4th highest waterfall in India. It also happens to the tallest plunge waterfall i.e. drops vertically without touching the underlying rocks on the way down.

The height of this fall is 1115feet (340 meters). The place is located in East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya near Cherrapunji attraction.

Dudhsagar Waterfall

Dudhsagar on Mandovi is a four-tiered waterfall 

The height of this waterfall is 1020 feet (310 meters). Dudhsagar is formed on Mandovi river which flows through the Indian state of Goa and Karnataka.

The four-tiered Dughsagar waterfall is only 60 kilometers by road from Panji – the capital of Goa.

The waterfall is situated inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park.

Meenmutty Waterfall

Meenmutty water of Kerala in India (Credits :Flickr)

Meenmutty Waterfall falls from a height of 980 feet (300 meters). This fall is located at a distance of about 45 km from Trivandrum.

Meenmutty is formed on Kallar river in the Wayanad district of Kerala. By road the place is 29 kms from Kalpetta .

Thalaiyar Falls

The 974 feet high Thalaiyar is the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu state of India.

Thalaiyar falls is the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu State of India. The 974 feet (297 meters) high waterfall is located Palani Hills of Kodaikanal. The waterfall is blessed with the best of nature’s sceneries.

Barkana Waterfall

Barkana Falls , Karnataka
Barkana Falls , Karnataka

Barkana waterfall is 550 feet high waterfall situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka State in India.

It is formed on Seetha river during the rainy season. The waterfall can be best approached through trekking from Agumbe.

Jog Waterfall

Jogfall is the highest waterfall on river Shravati

The Jogfall is another one of the highest waterfall in India. The 829 feet waterfall is formed on river Shravati.

The fall can be approached from Sagara – a city in the state of Karnataka in India.

Shivsamudra Waterfall

Shivsamudra waterfall on Kaveri river of Karnataka in India

The Shivsamudra waterfall is situated on river Kaveri in Mandya district of Karnataka.

The water falls from a heaight of 322 feet in this fall.