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A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of drops in the course of a stream or river . It also occur where melt-water drops over the edge of a tabular iceberg or ice shelf . It is commonly formed in the upper course of the river and at times the channel is often narrow and deep. In this post we will look through some of the famous waterfalls and which are known for it’s picturesque scenery.
Kunchikal Falls is one of the highest waterfalls of the country. The waterfall is situated near Masthikatte-Hulikal under the Hosanagara taluk of the Shimoga district in Karnataka.
The waterfall is formed by the Varahi River. The uniqueness of this waterfall is that hundreds of rocks form the backdrop against which the water gushes down and presents a breath-taking view.
The waterfall has a height of around 455 metres (1,493 feet). As the water cascades down the rocks for more than a kilometre, it attracts a lot of visitors who want to witness this natural beauty.
The Kunchikal Falls is not only known for its cascading water but also for the serene atmosphere that surrounds it. It is one of the less explored waterfalls of the country. Due to the presence of the Mani Dam, public movement around the waterfall is restricted for security reasons.
Barehipani Falls is in Odisha at a height of almost 399 mts. This tiered waterfall is one of the tallest waterfalls in India.The waterfall is on the Budhabalanga River flowing over the Meghasan mountain. The best time to visit this spot is between the months of October to June.
Barehipani Falls are located within Simlipal National Park, which is famous for housing animals like Bengal and White Tiger. They are a major attraction for visitors visiting Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district.
Langshiang Falls in Meghalaya are presumed to be the third highest waterfall in India. They are formed as a result of confluence of two streams of Kynshi river near Sangriang. This hidden gem is a mystery to tourists who travel the West Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya to look for this elusive waterfalls, believed to be sighted from Mawpon village.
Nongkhnum river island, a few hours trek from Nongstoin is surrounded by Weinia falls, Kshaid Thum falls and Langshiang falls. These spots are considered as a paradise for trekkers and adventure lovers.
The Nohkalikai falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. It is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth in East Khasi Hills district Meghalaya.
The 3rd highest waterfalls in India with a height of 1100 feet. Cherrapunji is very famous for Hills, rainfall, living bridges and oranges. The other highest and popular waterfalls in Meghalaya are Nohsngithiang falls and Kynrem falls.
Dudhsagar waterfalls or The Sea of Milk is well renowned for its spectacular trajectory. Dudhsagar is the fifth highest waterfall in India falling from a height of 1020ft.
Dudhsagar falls is one of the most popular falls in the country and a great tourist attraction of Goa apart from its exotic beaches. During the monsoon season however, the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar waterfalls are among top 100 waterfalls of the world.