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Top 10 Highest Waterfalls in India

By Vishnudas
Waterfalls are a very versatile and grand form of nature. Arising from the mountains, facing the lush green surrounding and then eventually falling into the lap of Mother Earth; all seems like a heavenly process, thereby creating a spell on beholders like us. Like any other country, India also encloses some of the amazing waterfalls. The mighty Himalayas give birth to innumerable rivers, lakes and waterfalls. As a result, most of the waterfalls emerge from the North East. These waterfalls create a charismatic view on its viewers. Not only do they enchant the people from the native land, but they also captivate the people from the foreign land; henceforth attracting innumerable tourists every year. The top ten highest waterfalls of India are illustrated below.Vajrai Waterfall (Maharashtra)With a stunning height of 1840feet, the Vajrai Waterfalls of Maharashatra has rightly been entitled as the tallest waterfall of the landscape of India. Pinpointed at a considerable distance of about 27km from the city of Satara, the Vajrai Waterfalls resides nearby the Sahyadri hills. Anybody would love to perceive a glimpse of the tallest waterfalls of India; as a result innumerable tourists from both national and international level flock to the place. This boosts the tourism business of the western state of Maharashtra. The rainy season adds a magical effect to the Vajrai Waterfalls as the falls are at the zenith of glory at that time. Since the falls are the native home to the Urmodi River, the Urmodi Dam Project is stationed on the river of Vajrai Waterfall. Besides this, caves and boating enhance the charisma of the place.  Kunchikal Falls (Karnataka)The second highest waterfalls of India find their abode near Agumbe district of the state of Karnataka. Flattering its magnificence at an elevation of 1493feet, the Kunchikal Falls are shaped by Varahi River of the Western Ghats. Agumbe is one of those places of India which entertain very heavy rainfall, as can be seen by the enormous quantity of water it has. The peculiarity of this waterfall is that tons of rocks form the scrim against which the water cascades down. This process generates a spectacular view. The cascade extends for a length of about more than a kilometer. A number of vital hydroelectric power projects find their way in the Kunchikal falls.Barehipani Falls (Odisha)Situated in the heart of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district in Odisha, lies the third highest waterfall of India, the Barehipani Falls. Elevating at about 1309ft the waterfall is sited on the Budhabalanga River curving over the Meghasan Mountain. Surprisingly, the Barehipani Falls is a layered waterfall with two drops, finding its source in the Bay of Bengal.  Elevating at 850ft is the tallest sole drop. Bounded by dense forests and lush green surroundings, the waterfall provides an exotic beauty. Langshiang Falls (Meghalaya)Flourishing beautifully at a height of 1106ft resides the very stunning Langshiang Falls. The village of Sangriang in West Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya bags the opportunity to carry this magnificent beauty. One can also witness the splendour of the Langshiang Falls from the village of Mawpon in the eastern state of Meghalaya. Another attractive feature of the place is that the waterfalls are located close to the Nongkhnum Island, the mammoth river island of the state and second largest of the Asian Continent. The hilly regions of the state and the serene surrounding nurture the beauty of the waterfalls thereby bestowing elegance on her. Nohkalikai Falls (Meghalaya)The eastern state of Meghalaya houses the Nohkalikai Falls as well. The Nohkalikai Falls declares its grace from an elevation of 1100ft. With Cherrapunji(one of the wettest places on Earth) as its neighbour, the Nohkalikai Falls is the fourth highest waterfalls in the world; rightly called as the pride of Meghalaya tourism. People from far off places flock to Meghalaya in order to witness this sprawling beauty of the waterfalls. Known as “Jump of Ka Likai” in the Khasi language, the Nohkalikai Waterfalls has some legends behind it. A local woman named Likai jumped into the cliff adjacent to the waterfalls due to some intolerable family tragedy. After the tragedy she became psychotic as a result of which she had to take such a major step. Nohsngithiang Falls (Meghalaya)Widely renowned throughout the world as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls and the Mawsmai Falls, the Nohsngithiang Falls needs no definition or introduction. It is one of the most popular waterfalls of Meghalaya. The grandeur of its beauty is widespread. The East Khasi Hills is the residence of the Seven Sisters Waterfalls.  The Nohsngithiang Falls is known as the seven sisters’ waterfall due to the seven fragments it is divided into. A crucial feature of the waterfall is that it ripples only during the rainy season. These waterfalls jumps over the apex of limestone cliffs of the Khasi Hills. The dazzling water of the waterfalls get emblazoned by the sun. With the pulsating insignia of the setting sun as the background, the beauty of the waterfalls is worth seeing; it is truly a sight to behold.
Dudhsagar Falls (Goa)The Mandovi River of Goa is the dwelling place of the very exotic Dudhsagar Falls. Located at a considerable distance of 60km from the capital city of Panaji, the Dudhsagar Falls has a legend behind it. There was a gorgeous princess who resided in a palace in the forest. She was very fond of taking bath in the lake.  She always used to drink sweet milk from her Golden Jug after her bath. One day as she was enjoying the sugary milk, she noticed a prince watching her. She was extremely embarrassed to be noticed in her sparse bathing apparel; hence she splashed the golden jug of milk in front of him, thereby forming a spontaneous curtain to cover her body. It is assumed that the Dudhsagar Falls is that sweet milk that the modest princess had thrown, flowing down the mountain slope, thus representing the humility and efficacy of the princess. The visitors hear this story with great pleasure, thereby attracting tourists from all over the world. Kynrem Falls (Meghalaya)Sited at a distance of 12km from Cherrapunji, the Kynrem Falls is one of the major waterfalls of the eastern state of Meghalaya. It is a three-stranded waterfall, elevating at a height of 1001ft. Like the other falls of Meghalaya, the Kynrem Falls are also seasonal. The falls declare their beauty during the monsoons. A very unique feature about this waterfall is that it produces tinkering sound when it flows by. Other than that, the Kynrem Falls is simply stunning and must be visited by the tourists. Meenmutty Falls (Kerala)Positioned at a distance of 29km from Kalpetta in the southern state of Kerala, the Meenmutty Waterfalls are three-stranded waterfalls. The waterfalls define their beauty from their height of 300m. The word Meenmutty signifies the blockage of fish, where Meen means fish and Mutty means blocked, in Malayalam. It is second highest waterfall of the southern state of Kerala. The Falls are very much popular for their wilderness. Thalaiyar Falls (Tamil Nadu)Situated at an elevation of 975ft in the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu, the Thalaiyar falls is the highest waterfalls of Tamil Nadu. It is ranked as 267th waterfall of the world. Well renowned or its dark caves, the Thalaiyar Falls is yet to be explored. Though there is no road to reach the place,it is feasible for tourists to stroll all along the wall of the falls and reach the heart of the falls to enjoy them better. It is famed as the rat tail because one can see it as a silver line quite a distance away.  Hence it has been rightly called as the Rat Tail.Thus we can see that India is a storehouse of innumerable waterfalls, which are extremely famous worldwide. These waterfalls are an inseparable part of the beauty and landscape of India and will continue not remain so. 

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