They fall with high velocity from rocky terrains, produce roaring yet charming sounds, sprinkle their droplets all around and create a picturesque image to capture the attention of millions of globetrotters. They are none other than the lively vivacious and majestic waterfalls of India spread across the country’s vast landscape.
Their numbers are uncountable and cannot be listed in one go. Therefore, we have mentioned the five most beautiful waterfalls in India below
- Dudhsagar Falls
Goa is way beyond pristine beaches and salubrious climate. One of the most impressive natural wonders, Dudhsagar Waterfalls (Sea of Milk) is located in Goa. Water gushes from around 1020 ft in changing shades of blue and white to form a stream below. Bordered by thick green jungle and Western Ghats, it is recorded as one of the most beautiful and largest waterfalls in India. Dudhsagar lies around 60km away from Panaji.
How to reach: Either trek from Kuveshi village or take a 4×4 vehicle to Dudhsagar taxi stand and walk a kilometer to the falls
Where to stay: Dudhsagar Spa Resort is an excellent accommodation option located nearby. Apart from this, travellers can choose from a variety of hotels in Goa.
- Nohsngithiang Falls
With seven streams falling from same source, this falls is a pride of Meghalaya. Water plunges from the peak of limestone cliffs of Khasi Hills and create a unique aspect of nature. In monsoons, the segments stretch further along the cliff and water comes to full flow. Catch the glimpse of glaring colors of sun nixing with the white shade of waters during sunrise and sunset.
How to reach: Nearest airport and railway station is at Guwahati. Hire a cab and drive through NH 40 to reach the falls.
Where to stay: Guest houses, resorts, cottages and homestays are available for accommodation in Cherrapunji. Polo Orchid Resort happens to be one of them.
- Athirappilly Falls
This is none other than India’s very own Niagara. Its height may be small measuring merely 24 metres, but its extraordinary width is a must watch. Nestled in Arthirappilly panchayath in Thrissur, Kerela, the fall lures locals and travellers alike. While it is fed by Chalakudy River, the abundant surrounding greenery adds touch to its existing beauty. During monsoon, the sight of the falls result in an forgettable experience
How to reach: Hire a vehicle from Kochi or Chalakudy to reach the falls. Trek for around 5 minutes to reach its peak.
Where to stay: Bethania Resort and The River Retreat Hearitage Ayurved happen to be great options when it comes to booking hotels in Athirappilly.
- Shivanasundaram Falls
The small island town of Shivanasundaram in Karnataka is the home to beautiful twin waterfalls. Shivanasundaram Falls on Kaveri River with twin jumps is best viewed from the Shivanasamudra watch tower. Water gushes from approximately 98 metres high with strong current. Considered to be the 16th largest waterfall in the world, Shivanasundaram Falls offer a spectacular view of the foaming spray of water making it a paradise for visitors.
How to reach: Take a drive via Bangalore Mysore highway.
Where to stay: Apart from government guesthouse, there are plenty of luxury and budget hotels and resorts available at the vicinity of the falls.
- Bhagsu Falls
Hitting wet hilly terrains and cascading along forest covered pathways, Bhagsu Falls in McLeod Ganj splash to produce a heavenly facet of nature. Its close proximity to Bhagsunath Temple and the availability of nearby restaurants increased its popularity amongst tourists. Either drive or trek to catch a glimpse of this natural marvel.
How to reach: Hire a local taxi from McLeodganj or trek to reach the falls.
Where to stay: There’s no dearth of hotels near Bhagsu Falls, Hotel City Heart and Nishaad Resort being the best of them.
A trip to these top 5 waterfalls in India will bring forth the most glaring look of nature and paint a picture worth framing in your mind forever.