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20 Mesmerizing Beauty of The Highest Waterfalls In India

When it comes to listings highest waterfalls, we often think about Iguazu falls or the Niagara Falls. People are so unaware of the waterfalls present in India. When it comes to reveling the beauty of nature, India has a lot to offer.

We have some extremely rich forests and vast desert covers. On the one hand, we have snow-clad mountains, on the other hand, we have peaceful riversides. Our waterfalls are no different from any other country.

I am listing all the magnificent waterfalls around India by height. You can try visiting any of these on your next vacations:

Highest Waterfalls In India

 

Vajrai Falls

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Location: Satara District, Maharashtra

Height: 560 meters (1840 ft)

Nearest Airport: Pune airport (144 km away)

How to reach: One can reach the falls by using a personal vehicle or Alawadi Bus from Satara Bus Stand.

Best time to visit: any time of the year except monsoon. The falls are open from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Hotel availability: Only one hotel available in the area otherwise other hotels are at least 35 km away.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 3000/-

 

 

Kunchikal Falls

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Location: Shimoga District, Karnataka

Height: 455 meters (1493 ft)

Nearest Airport: Mangalore airport (138 km away)

How to reach: RedBus operates a bus from Bangalore to Koteshwara every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ₹550 – ₹800 and the journey takes 8h 50m. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Madgaon to Kundapura every 4 hours. Tickets cost ₹140 – ₹160 and the journey takes 3h 25m.

Best time to visit: any time of the year except monsoon.

Hotel availability: There are two hotels available.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 7500/-

 

 

Barehipani Falls

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Location: Mayurbhanj District, Odisha

Height: 399 meters (1309 ft)

Nearest Airport: Kolkata airport (240 km away)

How to reach: The nearest railway station is at Baripada.

Best time to visit: any time of the year except monsoon.

Hotel availability: There are three hotels available.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 6200/-

 

 

Nohikalikai Falls

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Location: East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya

Height: 340 meters (1115 ft)

Nearest Airport: Umroi airport (35 km away)

How to reach: The nearest railhead is Guwahati.

Best time to visit: From October to December and from March to May.

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 600/-

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Nohsngithiang Falls

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Location: East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya

Height: 315 meters (1033 ft)

Nearest Airport: Guwahati airport

How to reach: The nearest railhead is Guwahati.

Best time to visit: To be visited after the monsoons, during the fall.

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 810/-

 

 

Dudhsagar Falls

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Location: Between Karnataka and Goa

Height: 310 meters (1017 ft)

Nearest Airport: Goa airport (51.5 km away)

How to reach: The nearest rail station accessible by road to the falls is Castle Rock, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka. Visitors could get on a train from here and disembark at the Dudhsagar stop. The Dudhsagar rail stop is not a station where passengers can expect a platform. Passengers and visitors have to climb down the steep ladder of the rail compartment in a short 1-2-minute unscheduled stop. From this rail stop, visitors have to walk about a kilometer on the tracks to arrive at the falls. While the walk itself is something unexpected for a popular tourist destination, there is a 200 m train tunnel that is dark which makes the walk a bit tougher. Recently Indian Railways has banned people from boarding/deboarding passengers at the Dudhsagar railway.

Best time to visit: From October to May

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 1500/-

 

 

Kynrem Falls

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Location: East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya

Height: 305 meters (1001 ft)

Nearest Airport: Borjhar airport (166 km away)

How to reach: You can Hire a taxi from Cherrapunjee city to reach Kynrem Falls.

Best time to visit: During the monsoon season between June and September. The falls are open from 6 AM to 6 PM.

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 2200/-

 

 

Meenmutty Falls

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Location: Wayanad District, Kerala

Height: 300 meters (984 ft)

Nearest Airport: Karipur International airport (100 km away)

How to reach: No transportation is available to the falls. The visitor has to trek through the dense forests to reach the falls.

Best time to visit: Anytime except for monsoon

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 2000/-

 

 

Thalaiyar Falls

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Location: Batlagundu, Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu

Height: 297 meters (974 ft)

Nearest Airport: Madurai airport (110 km away)

How to reach: The nearest railway station is in Madurai.

Best time to visit: From October to March and July to August as during this period, the water level is enjoyable and the weather conditions are also favorable letting you explore more.

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 1700/-

 

 

Barkana Falls

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Location: Shimoga district, Karnataka

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Height: 259 meters (850 ft)

Nearest Airport: Mangalore airport (135 km away)

How to reach: Agumbe is connected by bus services. Some buses operate from Bangalore to Agumbe. However, the journey takes around nine and a half hours. Apart from buses, visitors can also book cabs or hire private vehicles to reach Agumbe and then proceed towards the waterfall.

Best time to visit: Early Winter season

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 450/-

 

 

Jog Falls

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Location: Shimoga district, Karnataka

Height: 253 meters (830 ft)

Nearest Airport: Hubli airport (130 km away)

How to reach: While on the NH 66 northward one can take a right turn at Shamsuddin Circle, Bhatkal and when on southward journey one can take left Near Kamat Hotel, Honnavar to reach Jog Falls.

Best time to visit: Monsoon and Winter season

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 2200/-

 

 

Khandadhar Falls

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Location: Kendujarh district and Sundergarh district, Odisha

Height: 244 meters (801 ft)

Nearest Airport: Ranchi airport

How to reach: The Khandadhar Falls is 104 kilometers (65 mi) from Rourkela via Bonaigarh

Best time to visit: From October to February

Hotel availability: There are only two hotels available.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 6100/-

 

 

Vantawng Falls

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Location: Serchhip district, Mizoram

Height: 229 meters (751 ft)

Nearest Airport: Lengpui airport (124.1 km away)

How to reach: It is about 30 kilometers from Serchhip and 137 kilometers from Aizawl.

Best time to visit: From September to January

Hotel availability: There are only two hotels available.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 12000/-

 

 

Kune Falls

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Location: Pune district, Maharashtra

Height: 200 meters (660 ft)

Nearest Airport: Pune airport (70 km away)

How to reach: It is about 2 kilometers from Khandala railway station.

Best time to visit: Monsoon

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 2500/-

 

 

Soochipara Falls

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Location: Wayanad district, Kerala

Height: 200 meters (656 ft)

Nearest Airport: Calicut International airport (65 km away)

How to reach: You can rent a cab to reach Soochippara Falls. And once you reach Soochippara, a 30 minutes trek will lead you to the Falls.

Best time to visit: Monsoon

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 3000/-

 

 

Thoseghar Falls

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Location: Satara district, Maharashtra

Height: 200 meters (656 ft)

Nearest Airport: Pune airport (141 km away)

How to reach: To get to Thoseghar Waterfalls, you have to go to Satara first. Satara is just 270 km away from Mumbai and about 130 km away from Pune and has a functional bus stand. From there, you can easily hire a cab or rickshaws for the waterfall.

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Best time to visit: From July to November

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 800/-

 

 

Magod Falls

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Location: Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka

Height: 198 meters (650 ft)

Nearest Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International airport

How to reach: Visitors have to take a deviation to the left after 3 km on the way to Ankola from Yellapur.

Best time to visit: From October to January

Hotel availability: The nearest hotel available is at 38.3 km away.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 900/-

 

 

Joranda Falls

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Location: Mayurbhanj district, Odisha

Height: 181 meters (594 ft)

Nearest Airport: Kolkata airport (240 km away)

How to reach: The nearest railway station is Badampahar.

Best time to visit: From October to February

Hotel availability: There are only three hotels available.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 6100/-

 

 

Hebbe Falls

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Location: Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka

Height: 168 meters (551 ft)

Nearest Airport: Bangalore airport

How to reach: From Birur, you have to switch to a local mode of transportation such as a local taxi or private buses.

Best time to visit: From October to January

Hotel availability: The nearest hotels are in Kadur.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 1000/-

 

 

Duduma Falls

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Location: Between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

Height: 157 meters (515 ft)

Nearest Airport: Vishakhapatnam airport (175 km away)

How to reach: You can go by private taxi. If you are traveling from Jeypore then take the road towards Lamataput from Lamataput to Machkund is 21 km and after reaching Machkund it is 6.4 km to reach Duduma waterfall.

Best time to visit: From September to November

Hotel availability: Hotel availability is good.

Average Cost Per Night: Rs. 1400/-

 

 

All of these falls have their vistas beyond imagination. They’re engulfed in lush greenery. Their sight will surely leave you mesmerized. You can check out these awesome budget-friendly locations for your next international trips.

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