Major waterfalls of India

Waterfalls – A waterfall is a site where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river. Waterfall may be found at a band of more resistant rock, at a nick point, or places where deposition has occurred.

List of some important major waterfalls:

Waterfall Height state Features
Kunchikal Falls

The fall is formed by the Varahi river

455meters (1,493 ft) Shimoga district, Karnataka cascades down
Barehipani Falls

By river Budhablanga,

It is the second-highest waterfall in India and the highest waterfall in Odisha

399m, (1,309 ft) located in Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha. two-tiered waterfall
Nohkalikai Falls

is the tallest plunge waterfall in India.

is 340 metres (1,115 ft).  Meghalaya tallest plunge type waterfalls
Nohsngithiang Falls

Also known as the seven-segmented waterfall

315 metres (1,033 ft) East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya segmented waterfall
Dudhsagar Falls

located on the Mandovi River

310 m, (1,020 ft) Goa, and Karnataka four-tiered waterfall
Meenmutty Falls 300 meters (984 feet) Wayanad District in the state of Kerala, three-tiered waterfall
Thalaiyar Falls

also known as Rat Tail Falls is a waterfall on the Manjalar River. It is the highest waterfall in T.N

297 meters, (975 ft) Tamil Nadu horsetail type waterfalls
The Barkana Falls, formed by the Seetha River

 

259 meters (850 ft) Shimoga district, Karnataka tiered waterfalls
Jog Falls

The waterfall on the Sharavati, it is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India.

253 meters (830 ft) Shimoga district, Karnataka segmented waterfalls
The Khandadhar Falls

2nd highest waterfall in Odisha.

 

244 meters (801 ft) Odisha Horsetail type falls
Vantawng Falls

On Lau river

It is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in Mizoram

229 meters (751 ft) Serchhip district,  Mizoram 2 tiered waterfalls
Thoseghar waterfalls

Series of Waterfalls

 

some of them 15 to 20 meters and one of approx 200 meters in height.

 

Satara, Maharastra cataract, segmented
Magod Falls

group of waterfalls On river Bedti

198 meters (650 ft) Karnataka 2 tiered waterfalls
Lodh Falls

in a mid-forest of Palamau Tiger Reserve, it is the highest waterfall in Jharkhand

143 meters (469 ft) Jharkhand 2 tiered waterfalls
Bishop Falls 135 meters (443 ft) Shillong, Meghalaya 3 tiered waterfalls
Chachai Falls 130 meters (430 ft) Rewa, M.P In Bihad of Rewa
Bundla Fall

On Bundla river

100 meter Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Koosalli Waterfalls 116 meters (381 ft) Karnataka 6 tiered waterfall
Pandavgadh falls 107 meters (351 ft) Maharastra
Hundru Falls

On river Subernrekha

98 meters (322 ft) Ranchi district in, Jharkhand segmented type
Patalpani Waterfall 91.5 meters (300 ft) Indore district, Madhya Pradesh segmented type
Teerathgarh Falls

On Kagra river

91 meters (299ft) Bastar district,  Chhattisgarh
Dhuandhar Falls

On river Narmada

30 meters (98 ft) Jabalpur district, M.P formed by water vapours or the smoke cascade
Athirappilly Falls

On river Chalakuddy

25 meters (82ft) Thrissur District in Kerala segmented type waterfall
Chitrakot falls

On river Indravati

29 meter Chattisgarh Niagra falls of India
Athirappily Fall

On Chalakudy River

 

80 feet Thrissur District in Kerala The largest waterfall in Kerala

 

Type of waterfall

types of waterfalls Image

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Waterfalls on map

waterfall in India 1

 

 

Position of waterfalls in India Map

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_waterfalls_in_India_by_height

Fotos from: map on google for waterfall

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