Waterfalls in Karnataka
Karnataka is famous for its waterfalls and offers you breathtaking view and cherish you minds. Some well known waterfalls in Karnataka are Magod falls, Lalgulli falls, Sathodi falls, Unchalli falls, Lushington falls, Shivaganga falls, Ulavi falls, Iruppu falls, Sivasamudram Falls, Balmuri falls, Gokak falls, Abbey Falls, Achakanya Falls, Chunchanakatte Falls, Hebbe falls, Kallathigiri falls, Varapoha Falls, Sogal falls, Godchinamalaki falls etc. In fact the waterfalls of Karnataka and Kudremukh National Park are listed as must see places and one among the 1001 natural wonders of the world.
Waterfalls Around Bangalore
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Waterfalls Near Coorg
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Abbey Falls in Coorg, Achakanya Falls in Shimoga, Alekhan Falls in Chikmagalur, Apsarakonda Falls in Honnavar, Arasinagundi Falls in Kollur, Balmuri Falls in Mysore, Bandaaje Arbi Falls in Chikmagalur, Barachukki & Gaganachukki Falls in Shivanasamudra in Mandya, Barkana Falls in Shimoga, Benne Hole Falls in Karwar, Burude Falls in Karwar, Cauvery / Shivasamudram Waterfalls in Mysore, Chunchanakatte Falls in Mysore, Chunchi Falls in Kanakapura, Dabbe Falls in Shimoga, Dondole falls in Mangalore, Godachinamalki Falls in Belgaum, Gokak Falls in Belgaum, Hebbe Falls in Kemmanagundi, Hidlumane Falls in Shimoga, Honnamma Falls in Kemmanagundi, Honnemaradu Falls in Shimoga, Iruppu falls in Mysore, Jaramadagu Falls in Chikkaballapur, Jog Falls in Shimoga, Jomlu Theertha Falls in Udupi, Kalhatta Giri Falls in Kemmanagundi, Kadambi Falls in Kudremukh, Koodlu Theertha Falls in Agumbe, Kudumari Falls in Udupi, Kunchikal Falls in Shimoga, Lalguli Falls in Karwar, Magod Falls in Karwar, Mallalli Falls in Coorg, Muthyala Madu in Bangalore, Nisargadhama Falls in Coorg, Sathodi Falls in Haveri, Shanti Falls in Chikmagalur, Shiv Gange Falls in Shimoga, Sirimane Falls in Chikmagalur, Sural Falls in Belgaum, Unchalli Falls in Shimoga, Viboothi Falls in Karwar and Watta Halla Falls in Karwar are the most popular waterfalls in Karnataka.
Apsarakonda is a tourist village near Honnavar, Uttara Kannada and situated 8 km from the Honnavar bus stand. Apsarakonda means Pond of angels. This is named after a pond facing the Beach. The legend associated with the name of the waterfall is that it was the chosen place of the angels to take a bath and relax. Karnataka Tourism Department has beautified the place to increase its attraction and to make it easier for people to reach down to the waterfall.
There is Maha Ganapati and Ugra Narasimha temple, behind which you find Apsarakonda falls. There is a Pandava caves which is of historical significance. According to mythology Pandavas stayed during their Vanavasa. Apsarakonda is known for its unexplored beaches. The best time to visit the waterfall is during the monsoon season, i.e., from June to October. The volume of water flowing down the falls is at its highest at that time. Colonel Hill, Higund, Rama Tirtha, Kasarkod Beach and Basavaraja Durga are near by tourist attractions.
Top 10 Highest Waterfalls in India
Kunchikal Falls, Karnataka
The Kunchikal falls is the highest waterfalls in India and second highest in Asia. The tallest waterfall of India with a height of 1,493 ft is located near Agumbe in Shimoga district of Karnataka.
Barehipani Falls, Odisha
The Barehipani is a picturesque waterfall situated in the core area of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district of Orissa. This waterfall is second highest waterfalls of India with a height of 1,309 ft.
Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya
The Nohkalikai falls 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 1,120 ft.
Nohsngithiang Falls, Meghalaya
The Nohsngithiang Falls at Meghalaya is one of the largest waterfalls in East Khasi hills district of Meghalaya. The falls formed immediately after the confluence of the diverged streams from a height of 1,033 ft.
Dudhsagar Falls, Goa -Karnataka
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.
Langshiang Falls, Meghalaya
Langshiang Falls of Meghalaya is about 5 km walk from Sangriang village in West Khasi Hills district. The total height of the falls is not known but said to be 337 metres (1,106 ft).
Kynrem Falls, Meghalaya
Kynrem Falls is situated inside a beautiful park known as Thangkharang Park,another popular attraction of Cherrapunjee in East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya.
Meenmutty Falls, Kerala
Meenmutty waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls, falling from a height of some 980 ft in Wayanad district of Kerala. It is one of the famous tourist spot in south India.
Thalaiyar Falls, Tamil Nadu
Thalaiyar waterfalls also known as rat tail falls situated in Dindigul district of Tamilnadu. It is one of the biggest water fall form a height 974 ft and one of one of the tallest falls in Asia.
Barkana Falls, Karnataka
Barkana Falls formed by Seetha river in Shimoga district of Karnataka and appears only during rainy season. Agumbe in Shimoga district is surrounded by thick forest of Western Ghats and known as Cherrapunji of the South India.
Jog Falls, Karnataka
The Jog water falls created by the Sharavathi river in sharavathi valley of Shimoga district in Karnataka. Its breathtaking spectacle when Sharavathi river falling from a height of 829 ft. It is the most impressive and one of the highest plunge waterfalls in India. The Barkana falls formed by the Sita river is another highest waterfall in Karnataka. It is a wonderful location for sightseeing and counted among the ten highest waterfalls in India.
Khandadhar Falls, Sundagarh
Khandadhar Falls at Sundagarh district of Odisha is one of the highest waterfall in India and second tallest waterfall in Odisha.The horse tail type waterfall has plunges from a height of 244 metres.
Vantawng Falls, Mizoram
The nick point of the waterfall is situated at a height of 751 feet in Serchhip district of Mizoram. This is largest and most famous waterfall in Mizoram.The most magnificent falls is surrounded by lush forest teeming and a vast stretch of thick bamboo forests.
Kune Falls, Maharashtra
The Kune falls is one of the breathtaking waterfalls situated in the heart of Lonavla-Khandala valley in the green city Pune, Maharashtra. The sparkling waters are falling form a height of 660 ft and making a magnificent and breathtaking waterfall. It is one of the most beautiful tourist spot in Khandala. Here is list of top 15 tallest waterfalls of India.
Soochipara Falls Wayanad - Kerala, Magod Falls Uttara Kannada - Karnataka, Joranda Falls Mayurbhanj - Odisha, Hebbe Falls Kemmangundi - Karnataka, Duduma Waterfalls - Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are the other popular waterfalls in India. The Tribal states of India Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattishgarh also surrounded by some of the popular waterfalls in India, Few of them are counted as Lodh falls, Chachai falls, Teerathgarh falls and Chitrakot Waterfall.
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