Kunchikal Falls is highest waterfall in India. Here is a list of highest waterfalls in India with their height and states .
What is a Waterfall ?
A waterfall is the place where water flows drops vertically down from a river at the top. India is home to many waterfall. A waterfall is formed when water from river falls from a top to lower height.
Waterfalls are good tourist spots in India. In some areas of India, waterfalls are a part of religious culture. People of India saves the nearby areas of waterfall from getting polluted.
Types of Waterfalls
Waterfalls can be categorised in following parts –
- Cascade Waterfalls
- Chute Waterfalls
- Cataract Waterfalls
- Fan Waterfalls
- Block Waterfalls
- Frozen Waterfalls
- Horsetail Waterfalls
- Multi-step Waterfalls
- Punchbowl Waterfalls, etc
Highest Waterfall in World
Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world. Angel Falls also known as Kerepakupai Meru. Kerepakupai Meru means ” Waterfall of the deepest place.
It is situated in Venezuela. The height of Angel Falls in 979 metres ( 3212 ft ). This waterfall is 150 metres wide at the base.
This waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyán-tepui mountain in the Canaima National Park. It has two drops in between . The longest one is 807 metre high.
This waterfall is named after the U.S aviator , Jimmie Angel. Jimmie Angel was the first person to fly over the falls. This fall is known to be formed 130 million years ago. It is surrounded by jungles and covered with clouds
Highest Waterfall in India
Kunchikal Falls is the highest waterfall in India. It is situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka. The Kunchikal Fall is 1493 feet ( 455 metres ) high. This waterfall have four drops in between. This water fall is formed by the Varahi River .
The best time to visit the Kunchikal Falls is during Rainy season i.e. from July to September. During this season the water flow and current are high.
List of 30 Highest Waterfalls in India
|Water Fall Name||Height ( metres )||Location [ State Name ]|
|Kunchikal Falls||455 metres ( 1493 ft )||Shimoga, Karnataka|
|Mawsmai Falls||315 metres ( 1,033 ft )||East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya|
|Dudhsagar Falls||310 metres (1,020 ft )||South Goa, Goa|
|Kynrem Falls||305 metres (1,001 ft )||East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya|
|Meenmutty Falls||300 metres ( 984 ft )||Wayanad, Kerala|
|Thalaiyar Falls||297 metres ( 974 ft )||Batlagundu and Dindigul, Tamil Nadu|
|Barkana Falls||259 metres ( 850 ft )||Shimoga, Karnataka|
|Jog Falls||253 metres ( 830 ft )||Shimoga, Karnataka|
|Khandadhar Falls||244 metres ( 801 ft )||Kendujhar andSundergarh , Odisha|
|Vantawng Falls||229 metres ( 751 ft )||Serchhip, Mizoram|
|Kune Falls||200 metres ( 660 ft )||Pune, Maharashtra|
|Thoseghar Falls||200 metres ( 656 ft )||Satara, Maharashtra|
|Soochipara Falls||200 metres ( 656 ft )||Wayanad, Kerala|
|Bahuti Falls||198 metres ( 650 ft )||Rewa, Madhya Pradesh|
|Magod Falls||198 metres ( 650 ft )||Uttara Kannada, Karnataka|
|Joranda Falls||181 metres ( 594 ft )||Mayurbhanj, Odisha|
|Hebbe Falls||168 metres ( 551 ft )||Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka|
|Duduma Falls||157 metres ( 515 ft )||Border of Koraput , Odisha and Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh|
|Palani Falls||150 metres ( 490 ft )||Kullu, Himachal Pradesh|
|Lodh Falls||143 metres ( 469 ft )||Latehar, Jharkhand|
|Bishop Falls||135 metres ( 443 ft )||East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya|
|Chachai Falls||130 metres ( 430 ft )||Rewa, Madhya Pradesh|
|Changey Falls||123 metres ( 404 ft )||Kalimpong, West Bengal|
|Kalhatti Falls||122 metres ( 400 ft )||Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka|
|Beadon Falls||120 metres ( 390 ft )||East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya|
|Keppa Falls||116 metres ( 381 ft )||Uttara Kannada, Karnataka|
|Koosalli Falls||116 metres ( 381 ft )||Udupi, Karnataka|
|Dabbe falls||110 metres ( 360 ft )||Shivamogga, Sagar, Karnataka|
|Pandavgad Falls||107 metres ( 351 ft )||Thane, Maharashtra|
|Rajat Prapat||107 metres ( 351 ft )||Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh|
Famous Waterfalls in India
1. Mawsmai Falls
Mawsmai Falls ( also known as Seven Sisters Waterfalls of Nohsngithiang Falls ) is situated on the East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya .
The height of Mawsmai Falls is 315 metres ( 1033 ft ). It is the second highest fall in India. The average width of the fall is 70 metres ( 230 ft )
2. Jog Falls
Jog Fall is the third highest waterfall in India. It is situated on the Sharavati River in the western ghats of Sagar taluk of Shivamogga in Karnataka.
The fall is 488 metres ( 1601 ft ) high. The fall consist of 4 drops in which longest drop is 254 metres high. The average width of the fall is 472 metres ( 1549 ft ) .
The average flow rate is 153m3/s. It is a plunge waterfall. The fall is near the Linganamakki Dam across the Sharavati River. This dam has a power station of 120 MW.
3. Kune Falls
Kune Falls is the 14th highest waterfall in India. It situated at Lonavla in Pune , Maharashtra. The fall is 200 metres ( 600 ft ) high with 3 drops having the longest drop equals to 100 metres.
The Kune fall is a tier three waterfall and is surrounded by lush green vegetation . It provides a great visual experience to the viewer. In the rainy season the fall is at its peak form. Bathing and Swimming are popular activities in the waterfall.
Kune Church is located near the Kune Falls and serves as a landmark for reaching the falls. Khandala hill ( famous hill near Kune Falls ) is one of the major hill stations of Maharashtra and attracts millions of travellers from India and worldwide.
4. Kailasakona Falls
Kailasakona Falls waterfall is situated in Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh. This water fall is 12 Metres ( 40 ft ) high. This waterfall is active through the year i.e. there is water in this waterfall through the year.
There is also a temple of Lord Shiva near this waterfall. The water here is crystal clear having considerable mineral values & medicinal powers and can heal ailments.
Lord Kailasanatheswara Swamy came down to earth to attend the marriage of Lord Venkateswara Swami with Goddess Padmavathi at Narayanavanam which is 9 km from Kailasakona falls.
Lord Kailasanatheswara was impressed with the location and the silent environment. So he stayed here to do meditation. Thereafter this place is known as Kailasakona and so the fall is named.
5. Nuranang Falls
Nuranang Falls is also known as Bong Bong Falls and Jang Falls . This fall is located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is about 100 metres high. The fall is made from the ” Nuranang Chu River “.
It originates from northern slopes of the famous Sela Pass, furth Nuranang River forms the waterfalls and then it plunges into Tawang River.
This fall is named after local girl Nura who helped the Maha Vir Chakra awardee Jashwant Singh Rawat during the Indo-Sino war.
Famous Waterfall in the World
1. Niagara Falls
Niagra falls is a cataract type of fall. It is also known as canadian fall. It is located on the Niagara River into the Niagara Gorge; border of New York, United States, and Ontario, Canada.
The total height of Niagara Falls is 51 metres ( 167 ft ). The water flowing over the falls is free of sediment, and its clearness contributes to the beauty of the cataract.
The majority of water of the fall is used for generation of hydroelectric power. The peak flow over Horseshoe Falls was recorded at 6,400 m3 (230,000 cu ft) per second.
2. Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River in the southern Africa. It is 108 metres ( 355 ) high . This fall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The official name of the fall is Mosi-oa-Tunya or Victoria Falls.
Highest Waterfalls FAQs
Q. Which is the highest Waterfall in the World ?
Ans. Angel Waterfall is the highest waterfall in the world. It is 979 metre high.
Q. Which state have maximum number of waterfall in India ?
Ans. Tamil Nadu