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10 Spectacular Waterfalls in India to Explore in 2017

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Some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world are in India. HolidayIQ Travellers suggest the very best waterfalls India has to offer. 

10 Spectacular Waterfalls in India to Explore in 2017:

  1. Goa
  2. Shimoga (Karnataka)
  3. Athirappilly (Kerala)
  4. Courtallam (Tamil Nadu)
  5. Chhattisgarh
  6. Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)
  7. Shillong (Meghalaya)
  8. Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
  9. Satara (Maharashtra)
  10. Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)

1. Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
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Dudhsagar is one of the world's most exquisite falls. The fall is the 5th largest in India, measuring 310 meters. The best time to visit the falls is at the peak of the monsoon season. Trekking along Dudhsagar Falls is popular activity among tourists.

2. Jog Falls, Karnataka

Jog Falls, Karnataka
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Jog Waterfalls located in Shimoga is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India and a major tourist attraction. What makes Jog falls spectacular is not its height but the width. Its girth is 290 mt and it is as high as 259 meters. HolidayIQ Traveller Atul Chitale shares his experience, “The falls is worth seeing during monsoon when it is raining heavily or water has been discharged from the Lingamakki Reservoir.”

3. Athirappilly Waterfall, Kerala

Athirappilly Waterfall, Kerala
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Athirappilly Falls, also known as the Niagara Falls of India, is an 80 ft waterfall and a popular tourist destination. HolidayIQ Traveller Sijo P says, “Great waterfall! The view was spectacular.”

4. Courtallam Falls, Courtallam

Courtallam Falls, Courtallam
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Courtallam Falls measures 160 meters, making it one of the tallest in India. You can reach the falls with a jetty built right across the river below the falls. HolidayIQ Traveller Ahamedunnisa says, “The fall is very beautiful and relaxing. A must visit destination.”

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5. Chitrakoot Waterfall, Chhattisgarh

Chitrakoot Waterfall, Chhattisgarh
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Measuring only 29 meters in height, the Chitrakoot Falls is the broadest waterfall in India. It is situated at a distance of 38 km from Jagdalpur and is accessible only by road. The source of this waterfall is the Indravati River and it has a height of around 96 ft. The attractive feature of the falls is the play of rainbow hues on it. Around the falls, the area is largely forested and there is a helipad nearby. HolidayIQ Traveller Aditya Kumar says, “The boating facility available is awesome. It takes you below the fall and gives an awesome experience.”

6. Ethipothala Waterfalls, Andhra Pradesh

Ethipothala Waterfalls, Andhra Pradesh
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Ethipothala Falls is a 70 feet high river cascade, situated on the Chandravanka River. The fall is a combination of three streams namely Chandravanka Vagu, Nakkala Vagu and Tummala Vagu. While visiting the falls, travellers must visit the crocodile breeding centre nearby. HolidayIQ Traveller Sunil Bernard says, “The fall is illuminated in the evening which is a must-see.”

7. Elephant Falls, Shillong

Elephant Falls, Shillong
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It is situated at a distance of 12 km from Shillong. HolidayIQ Traveller Dhananjay says, “One can walk down through the well-maintained staircase to the bottom of the falls and enjoy the view.”

8. Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur

Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur
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Dhuandhar Falls is located at Bhedaghat in Jabalpur. The smoke cascade formed by fine water sprays is indeed a visual treat. Marble Rocks, located just one kilometre from the falls, is also worth seeing. HolidayIQ Traveller Siddharth says, “The gushing water droplets on your face give you utmost pleasure.”

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9. Thosegarh Waterfalls, Satara

Thosegarh Waterfalls, Satara
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Thosegarh, famous for its waterfalls, is a popular picnic spot located bear Satara, 36 km from the city. The 1,150 ft waterfall is one of the best attractions of the region. HolidayIQ Traveller Zenobia Tamboli says, “Thoseghar is a pleasant 25-30 minutes drive from Satara city and you will mostly see enthusiastic bikers on this road.”

10. Bear Shola Falls, Kodaikanal

Bear Shola Falls, Kodaikanal
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Bear Shola Fall, located at a distance of 2 km from the Kodaikanal Lake, is another popular tourist spot in the destination. The best time to a visit this place is during the rainy season. HolidayIQ Traveller Nixon says, “It is an ideal picnic spot.”

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