A waterfall is a place where water moves over a erect drop in the path of a river or stream. They are majorly constructed in the upper course of the river. It is a beautiful gift of nature during the rainy seasons. It provides a great view of the reflection of sunlight. In India there are many spectacular and wonderful waterfalls covered by dense forest, huge walls of rock and lush green trees. Here are the ten best.
Jog Falls is also famous as Gerosoppa Falls or JogadaGundi . It is one of the highest waterfalls with a height of 830 ft. It is situated in Sagarataluk, Karnataka. It is a spectacular location for sightseeing, covered by big trees and lush green grass. UNESCO has recognized it as one of the ecological hot spots in the world, which makes it one of the big tourist attractions. It is used for generating 6700000 W. of power and hydroelectricity.
Nohsngithiang Waterfall is also famous as Mawsmai Falls or the Seven Sisters Waterfalls. It is a seven-segmented waterfall, situated in Khasi hills, Meghalaya. It falls from the height of 1,033 ft, hence becoming one of the highest waterfalls in India. It only occurs during the monsoon season. This waterfall is covered by a valley, a deep gorgeand mountain rocks of various sizes and shapes.
Thoseghar Waterfalls is located at the start of Konkan region, Maharashtra. Its height is 1,150 ft. It is known for its natural beauty and calm climate. Here the special varietyof flowers are spread all across the land. With many charming spots and a platform which gives a good view of the waterfall, itis one of the best monsoon destination in India.
Athirappilly Waterfall is in Thrissurdistrict in Kerala. It is a great tourist attraction and one of the best places to visit, especially in the monsoon season. Waterfall is located on the Chalakudyriver, 80 ft high and is located 1000 ft above sea level. It moves through lush green trees, winding roads and small villages.
Courtallam Waterfall is located on the Western Ghats, in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu. It is situated at an elevation of 520 ft. It is covered by beautiful hill rocks of the Agasthyamalai. It is a great tourism spot and the best season is July and August. The great important thing is that its water is believed to have some special powers. Water is able to cure diseases.
Talakona Waterfall is located inside Sri Venkateswara National Park in Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh. With a height of 270 ft(82 m), it is one of the highest waterfall in the state. With the presence of sandalwood trees and certain medicinal plants around water, this place is rich with herbs providing healing properties.
Khandadhar is one of the highest waterfalls in India with a height of 801 ft. It is situated in the Sundergarh, Orissa. The fall is visually attractive and is situated between the lush green forests. This place is rich in flora and fauna. KorapaniNala is its water source.
Chitrakot Waterfall is situated on the Indravati River in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The height of the falls is about 29 metres (95 ft). It provides amazing View in all seasons. It is covered with lush green forests.
The Dhuandhar Waterfall is in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Dhuandhar is made up of two words - Dhuan (smoke) + Dhar (flow). Here in a waterfall a one can notice a smoke-flow like feeling.It is situated on Narmada River in Bhedaghat. It is made by the river Narmada through the narrow valley between hills or mountains of marble rocks in Bhedaghat. Best time to visit the place is immediately after the monsoon when Narmadariver is in full swing.