Top 15 Highest Waterfalls in India By Height

Advertisement

Have you ever feel the rhythm of water falling from a high peak to bottom? The water falling from above and the small drops rising from it fills you with happiness. Whenever you are under a waterfall, a divine feel will touch your soul. Watching a Waterfall gives an amazing experience that you can never forget.

India is one of the best countries which are blessed with diversity in weather and places. You can experience snow, beach, Himalayas, wildlife, waterfall here in one county. There are a huge number of waterfalls all over India but Meghalaya is the best state in India to enjoy mesmerizing waterfalls. 

There is a long list of waterfalls in India but here in this list, we curated on the best and highest waterfalls of India. Here is a list of few tallest waterfall exist in India according to Height.

Highest Waterfalls In India

This is the list of highest waterfalls in India as per height. Watching water falling from height fills the soul with joy. So, do visit once these tallest waterfalls in India once.

Advertisement

Highest Waterfall in IndiaStateTotal Height
Vajrai FallsMaharashtra560m
Kunchikal FallsKarnataka455m
Barehipani FallsOdisha399m
Nohkalikai FallsMeghalaya340m
Langshiang FallsMeghalaya337m
Dudhsagar FallsGoa320m
Nohsngithiang FallsMeghalaya315m
Kynrem FallsMeghalaya305m
Meenmutty FallsKerala300m
Thalaiyar FallsTamil Nadu297m
Barkana FallsKarnataka259m
Jog  FallsKarnataka253m
Khandadhar FallsOdisha244m
Vantawng FallsMizoram230m
Kune FallsMaharashtra200m
Tallest Waterfalls In India

1. Vajrai Falls, Maharashtra

Height: 560 m

Location: Urmodi river, 27 kilometers from the city of Satara (city), Maharashtra

The Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall is the highest waterfall in India which is located on the Urmodi river. It is situated approximately 27 kilometers from the city of Satara (city), Maharashtra, and near Sahyadri hill. This is a three-tier waterfall and when all three tiers of the waterfall are measured together, it has a height of 560 meters. So, as per this height, it is the tallest waterfall of India. 

It is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, after the Nohkalikai Falls in Meghalaya, which has a drop of 335 m (1100 ft).

Advertisement

2. Kunchikal Falls, Karnataka

Kunchikal Falls waterfalls in India
Image source: worldblaze.in

Height: 455 m

Location: Nidagodu village, near Masthikatte, Shimoga district, Karnataka

Kunchikal Falls is Located in Shimoga district of Karnataka and flows in the Agumbe valley spread around the district. It is considered as one of the India’s tallest waterfalls with hight of 455 m according to world waterfall database. The water of this waterfall emerges through the Varahi River. The beautiful valleys here are famous for squirrels, reptiles, and some unique birds. I can say that the beauty here will appeal to you for sure.

After the construction of Mani Dam, the water flow to the fall is greatly reduced and visible only during rainy season (July-Sept). So, visit this waterfall during the rainy season to get the best view.

3. Barehipani Falls, Odisha

Barehipani Fall waterfalls in India
image source: flickr.com / Naveen

Height: 399 m

Location: Simlipal National Park, Mayurbhanj, Orissa

Barehipani Waterfalls is India’s second-highest waterfall. It flows between Simlipal National Park located in the Mayurbhanj district of Orissa. A large number of people come from all over India to see this waterfall. The height of this fall is 399 meters (1309 ft). The deep ditch around it and the high mountains raise its beauty many folds.

4. Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

Nohkalikai Falls

Height: 340 m

Location: East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya, India

Flowing through the height of 1115 feet (340 m), Nohkalikai waterfall is counted among the highest waterfalls of India. Located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, this waterfall is considered to be the biggest tourist attraction of the state. If you are on a tour of northeast India, then keep this waterfall in your list.

5. Langshiang Falls, Meghalaya

langshiang falls, meghalaya
Image source: indiatimes.com

Height: 337 m

Location: Nongkhnum, Meghalaya 793119

Langshiang Waterfalls has an altitude of 337 meters (1106 ft) and is located in the West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. This district is 5 kilometers away from Sangriang village. This waterfall is very beautiful because of which it leaves its mark in the heart of the coming people. It is one of the most attractive tourist places in the state of Meghalaya.

6. Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Height: 320 m

Location: Sonaulim, Goa

As far as I think all of you must have seen the Chennai Express Movie, and if you have a look, then it will also remember the beautiful waterfall shown in it. Yes, that waterfall is a real water body known as Dudhsagar waterfalls. Dudhsagar Waterfalls is located in the states of Goa and Karnataka and its height is approximately 310 meters (1020 ft). This four-tiered waterfall is one of the rare waterfalls. It is one of India’s most attractive waterfalls. I claim that you will be fascinated by seeing this.

Also, Read Explore These Best Waterfalls Near Mumbai During Monsoon

7. Nohsngithiang Falls, Meghalaya

Nohsngithiang Falls, Meghalaya
Image source: excitingindia.in

Height: 315 m

Location: East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya, India

Nohsngithiang Waterfalls are counted among India’s few highest waterfalls. It is a seven-segmented waterfall. Its height is 315 meters (1033 ft) and it is located in the eastern Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.  It is located near Mawsmai village, that’s why it is also known as Mawsmai Falls. My opinion is that you should definitely see this waterfall. Its beauty will not disappoint you.

8. Kynrem Falls, Meghalaya

Kynrem Falls
Flickr.com/afzal_rain

Height: 305 m

Location: Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya 793108

Kynrem Waterfalls is the fourth highest waterfall in Meghalaya and its height is approximately 305 meters (1001 ft). Kynrem Waterfalls is located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The panoramic views around it will fascinate you. Here people come from all over India and enjoy it fiercely.

9. Meenmutty Falls, Kerala

Meenmutty waterfalls waterfalls in India
Image source: thehindu.com/

Height: 300 m

Location: 29 km from Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala

Meenmutty Falls is located in Wayanad district of Kerala and it is one of the most attractive tourist destinations of Kerala. Everybody knows about the beauty of Kerala for its water bodies. Meenmutty Falls looks more attractive because of being in green forests. The height of this waterfall is 300 meters (980 ft) and it is counted as the most beautiful fall of India. If you have not enjoyed the waterfall yet, put it at the top of your list.

10. Thalaiyar Falls, Tamil Nadu

Thalaiyar Falls

Height: 297 m

Location: Devadanapatti, Theni, Tamil Nadu

Thalaiyar Waterfalls is the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu. This waterfall, passing through deep caves and green forests, and finally visible in Dindigul District. The surrounding greenery makes it magnetic and hypnotizing. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu.

11. Barkana Falls, Karnataka

Height: 259 meters

Location: Agumbe, Shimoga District, Karnataka

Barkana Falls is located at a distance of 10 km from Agumbe, Shimoga District, Karnataka. This waterfall region is filled with water only during the rainy season. So, if you are planning to go here, plan in the rainy season.

12. Jog  Falls, Karnataka

Jog Falls
Image source: anetrabyle

Height: 253 meters

Location: Sagar taluk, Shimoga, Karnataka

Jog Falls is located in the Shimoga District of Karnataka. Its height is 826 ft, and it is derived from the Sharavathi River which flows in Jog Valley. The stunningly beautiful and exciting drift of Jog Falls forces the tourist to come here.

13. Khandadhar Falls

Height: 244 metres

Location: Bonaigarh, Sundergarh, Odisha, India

Khandadhar falls is the 12th highest waterfall in India and it is located in Bonaigarh, Sundergarh, Odisha, India. If you are in Odisha then you must visit this waterfall as it looks like a sword. That’s why it named Khanda (sword) Dhar (waterfall)

14. Vantawng Falls, Mizoram

waterfalls in India

Height: 750 ft (230 m)

Location: Serchhip district, Mizoram, India

The Vantawng Falls is about 92 km (57.2 miles) away from Aizawl and located 5 kilometers south of Thenzawl in Serchhip district in Mizoram. It is the highest continuous waterfall in Mizoram with no tiers with a height of 750 ft (230 m).

15. Kune Falls, Maharashtra

waterfalls in India

Height: 200 meters (660 ft)

Location: Pune district, Maharashtra, India

The Kune Falls is a waterfall at Lonavla in Pune district, Maharashtra. It is a three-tiered waterfall with a total height of 200 meters (660 ft).

Read More, Most Colorful Lakes In the World

These are the highest waterfalls in India to visit once in your lifetime. Kunchikal Falls is the highest waterfall in India located in Karnataka. There are many beautiful as well as thriller waterfalls in Meghalaya. If you love waterfalls, do visit Meghalaya in the rainy season or in September-October.

Frequently Asked Q&A:

1. Which is the highest waterfall in india?

A. The Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall is the highest waterfall in India which is located on the Urmodi river. It has a 560m height. Many people think that the Nohkalikai Falls in Meghalaya is the tallest waterfall in India but it is the highest plunge waterfall in India.

2. Where is the highest waterfall in India?

A. The highest waterfall in India named Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall, is located on the Urmodi river. It is situated approximately 27 kilometers from the city of Satara (city), Maharashtra, and near Sahyadri hill.

Advertisement