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Top 5 Waterfalls In India You Have To See In This Lifetime

Spanning the length and breadth of the country are hundreds of big and small waterfalls so which ones are worth a visit at least once in your lifetime...
  • Tanushree De
  • Her Zindagi Editorial
Published -17 Dec 2018, 21:30 ISTUpdated -17 Dec 2018, 19:13 IST
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Waterfalls are one of the most beautiful creations of nature and a trip to view the best waterfalls in India should be on every traveller’s list. Spanning the length and breadth of the country are hundreds of big and small waterfalls so which ones are worth a visit at least once in your lifetime? Let’s have a look. 

Dudhsagar Waterfall, Goa


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This four-tiered waterfall has been aptly named as the gushing water literally makes it look like a sea of milk! Located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, the Dudhsagar Waterfall is one of the tallest waterfalls of India with a height of whopping 1017 feet! It’s pretty difficult to reach the area and what you can do is take the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary taxi from the village Molem to see the full view. To reach the bottom of the falls, you can trek from Kulem to follow the jeep trail or trek to Sonaulim station and reach the mud route.

Athirapally Waterfall, Kerala


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Also known as India’s Niagara Falls, the Athirapally Waterfall may look pretty familiar to you as its beauty has been captured in quite a number of movies such as Bahubali, Dil Se, Guru, Raavan, Pukar, Nayak, Kuchh Na Kaho, Sirf Tum, Saaya, Madras Cafe and Yaariyan to name a few. The plunging Chalakudy River forms the Athirapally Waterfall which is also the largest waterfall in Kerala, standing tall at 80 feet. The site is also famous for eco-tourism due to the presence of diverse flora and fauna here.

Hogenakkal Waterfall, Tamil Nadu

Formed by the Kaveri River, the Hogenakkal Waterfall gets its name from its appearance which is that of smoke (Hoge) emanating from rocks (kal). A coracle ride during the dry season is a very interesting activity but to see the full-fledged beauty of the falls, the best time to visit is during the monsoons.

Read More: The Waterfalls You Need To See When In Cherrapunji 

Nohsngithiang Waterfall, Meghalaya

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The seven-segmented Nohsngithiang Waterfall is also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls and is located in East Khasi Hills district. This plunging waterfall has a height of 1,033 feet and a gruesome story behind it. It goes that a woman named Likai had jumped from the falls after she accidentally ended up eating her own baby who was cooked by her jealous husband.

Chitrakot Waterfall, Chhattisgarh


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Formed by the gushing Indravati River in Bastar district, the Chitrakot Waterfall plunges from a horseshoe shaped gorge. It is the widest waterfall of India and there are various log huts and cabins in the area to view the waterfall in all its glory. Natural grottos called the Parvati Caves are situated near the fall and the view of rainbows in the rainy season near the waterfall is quite spectacular.

Need we say more? Just pack your bags and head to these places to view the heavenly waterfalls to have a memorable experience of a lifetime. If you want to visit more interesting spots such as destinations for art lovers, places to enjoy snowfall or places to party, then stay tuned to discover more on HerZindagi.

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