Highest Waterfalls in India

Waterfalls are unique nature sights.

This means that no two waterfalls are exactly the same, and there is no universal agreement on what makes waterfall a waterfall.

Waterfalls are also called cascades.

Despite this, waterfall lovers are used to classifying waterfalls based on their most common features.

Waterfalls are classified into 10 different types depending on the way they descend:

  • Punchbowl Waterfalls
  • Plunge Waterfalls
  • Multi-step Waterfalls
  • Horsetail Waterfalls
  • Frozen Waterfalls
  • Fan Waterfalls
  • Chutes
  • Cataracts
  • Cascades
  • Block Waterfalls.


Kunchikal waterfall is one of the most highest waterfalls in India.

It is located in Nidagodu near Hulikal in Shimoga district of the Karnataka state.


List of Top 10 Waterfalls in India:

NameHeight(in m)Location
1. Kunchikal Falls455Shimoga District, Karnataka
2. Barehipani Falls399Mayurbhanj District, Orissa
3. Langshiang Falls337West Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya
4. Nohkalikai Falls335East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya
5. Nohsngithiang Falls315East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya
6. Dudhsagar Falls310Goa
7. Kynrem Falls305East Khasi Hill District, Meghalaya
8. Meenmutty Falls300Wayanad District, Kerala
9. Thalaiyar Falls297Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu
10. Barkana Falls259Shimoga District, Karnataka