Best Waterfalls in India You Must Visit During Monsoon
Waters cascading through the hills, the thundering sound of the water hitting the surface and cold splash on your face, the beautiful surroundings and the gushing sounds of winds – sound like a scenery straight from a fairy tale book, right? Well, you can see such beautiful scenery for real at the various waterfalls in India that come alive during the monsoon season.
If you have been looking for a monsoon trip idea with your family or friends, here are some of the best waterfalls in India that you must visit.
The fourth highest waterfall in India, Nohkalikai falls in Meghalaya drops from a height of about 1,115 feet and it is located in the second wettest place on the earth, Cherrapunji. The falls is not only a visual treat to the eyes, but it also has an interesting legend behind its name.
It is believed that a woman named Ka Likai jumped off the cliff when she discovered that her husband had killed their daughter, cooked a meal and fed it to her. In the local Khasi language, Nohkalikai literally translates to ‘the leap of Ka Likai.’
The story is of tragedy, but the stunning beauty of the waterfalls, especially during the monsoon, will take away all the negativity and fill you with good vibes. There are many viewpoints around the cliff from where you can enjoy the beautiful view. If you like photography, you would love this place, you can click some epic pictures of the falls and the surroundings.
If you are visiting Meghalaya during monsoon, you can stay at the Polo Towers in Shillong, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Shillong. Located in the heart of the city, it would be the perfect base to explore the many wonderful attractions nearby.
Dubbed as India’s own Niagara Falls, this stunning waterfall is cocooned in the luscious forest cover in Kerala. The Chalakudy River that originates from the Anamudi Mountains in the Western Ghats passes through the Vazhachal Forests and cascades down as Athirappilly Waterfalls.
Unlike other waterfalls in India, these falls may not fall from a great height but are much grander than others. What makes this waterfall even more spectacular is the wildlife around the falls. You can spot many animals and birds like wild Elephants, Sambar, great Indian hornbills, etc in the surrounding forests.
During the monsoon, the combination of the different shades of green in the background, and the milky white waterfalls create a perfect natural filter for some epic Instagram-worthy picture.
Dudhsagar literally translates to ‘ocean of milk.’ The falls gets its name from the white foamy water that cascades down from a height of about 1017 feet. It is also one of the most famous waterfalls in Goa.
While the falls is mostly subdued during the rest of the year, it comes alive during the monsoon and the ferocious flow of the water and the bellowing sound it makes creates a wonderful spectacle that you would never forget.
Nestled between Bhagawan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, getting to the trek can be challenging as you must embark on a trek through tough terrains. But, if you are an adventure junkie you would love the trek, and after all the hard work, the sight of all the beautiful sights would take away all your fatigue instantly.
No matter what time of year you visit Goa, you can easily spend at least 5-6 days here to enjoy the various attractions such as forts, churches, beaches and the pubs. For the stay option, depending on which part of Goa you are in, you can stay at the Club Mahindra Resorts. If you want to stay in Madgaon, you can stay at the Club Mahindra Acacia Palms. The premium amenities and the warm hospitality you get at these resorts will make your stay a memorable one.
Located amidst the lush green covers in the Sahyadri ranges, the seasonal waterfalls – Umbrella Falls, are fed by the monsoon. The wow factor of this falls is not the height but the volume of water that flows. If you are wondering why it is called Umbrella falls? When the water hits the ground on a rock, it creates an impression of a massive umbrella, which is a sight to behold.
One of the biggest waterfalls in India, and the second-highest falls in the country after Nohkalikai, the Jog Falls drop from a height of about 830 feet. The Sharavati River that flows through the Western Ghats splits into four magical streams, named Raja, Rani, Rocket and Roarer.
The Karnataka Department of Tourism has made steps at the bottom of the hills for the tourists to get a clear view of the beautiful falls. The dense forest, and the beautiful natural surroundings, enhances the beauty of the waterfalls.
So, there you have the list of most beautiful waterfalls in India that you must visit during the monsoon. India has many such natural waterfalls, which may not have made to our list but are equally fascinating. What are you waiting for, head to one of these falls, and add a beautiful memory to your travel album.