Just as its culture, India’s landscape is also as diverse. A land of contrast, and blessed with breath-taking natural wonders, every region of the country has something to offer. Talking about natural wonders, India is dotted with enchanting waterfalls and these waterfalls are a treat for the eyes. Let’s get to know some of the most magnificent and beautiful waterfalls in India.
Jog Waterfall, Karnataka
A blend of beauty
The second highest plunge waterfall in India, Jog Waterfall has been luring travellers from across the globe. With a height of 253 metres and a width of 290 metres, Jog Waterfall is one of those examples which showcase Mother Nature’s wonders. During the monsoons, around 3.4 million tonnes of water flows at a speed which is unimaginable. This waterfall was created by the Sharavathi River in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. Jog waterfalls are encompassed by lush green trees and grass that make the view even more breathtaking.
Athirappilly Waterfalls, Kerala
An amazing view
Known for its diverse natural beauty, Kerala presents you the enchanting Athirappilly waterfalls. The Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal forest created these 80 feet fascinating waterfalls. If you explore this place, you will find small villages near the waterfalls. Apart from that, you will also find a lot of endangered and endemic flora and fauna around these waterfalls that will astound you. Plan a visit during the monsoons, when it is at its mightiest.
Iruppu Falls, Coorg
Natural beauty galore
Located near the Nagarhole National Park, these waterfalls are a famous tourist attraction. Most people come and take a bath in its water to wash off their sins during Shivratri, before they visit the nearby Lord Shiva temple. If you are looking to spice up your visit, the forest surrounding these waterfalls will be the perfect place for you. Monsoons are the best place to visit the Iruppu falls, when the water pressure is at its highest which makes it even a more wonderful sight.
Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa
Too beautiful to be true
Goa is not only famous for its attractive beaches but also for the Dudhsagar falls. Dudhsagar literally translated means a ‘sea of milk’ in English. These stunning waterfalls were given this name as the colour of the water changes from blue to white as soon as it hits the rocks. This 310 metres long waterfall has a great speed and is the 5th largest fall in India. As soon as it reaches the bottom, it splits into 4 rows which is certainly a beautiful scene to watch.
Chitrakot Waterfalls, Chhattisgarh
Niagara Falls of India
Also known as theNiagara Falls of India, Chitrakot Waterfalls measures around 29 metres in height and it is thebroadest waterfall in India. A hit among vacation makers and outdoor lovers, visitors here will love everything from the breath-taking view of the falls to the green forest surrounding the fall. The best time to visit Chitrakot Waterfalls is during the monsoons.
Plan your next getaway to any of these exotic destinations. Be it a romantic weekend or a trip with your buddies, a visit to any of these waterfalls will be cherished for a lifetime.