9 Waterfalls to Visit in India During Monsoon

Jog Falls, Karnataka

Nestled in the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, Jog Falls is a majestic spectacle, especially during the monsoon. With a plunge of 830 feet, it's the second-highest waterfall in India.

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Dudhsagar, meaning "Sea of Milk," is one of the most stunning waterfalls in India. Located on the Mandovi River in the Goa-Karnataka border, the waterfall's white spray and surrounding verdant forest create a picturesque scene. The best view is from the railway bridge that runs alongside it.

 Athirappilly Falls, Kerala

Often referred to as the "Niagara of India," Athirappilly Falls is Kerala's largest waterfall. It cascades down from a height of 80 feet through the Chalakudy River, offering a spectacular view amidst the monsoon showers. The surrounding Sholayar forest adds to the charm with its diverse flora and fauna.

Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

Nohkalikai Falls in Meghalaya is the tallest plunge waterfall in India, dropping from a height of 1,115 feet. The fall is fed by the rain during the monsoon, making it a roaring spectacle. The name "Nohkalikai" translates to "Jump of Ka Likai," with an intriguing legend associated with it.

 Bhagsu Waterfall, Himachal Pradesh

Located in the quaint town of McLeod Ganj, Bhagsu Waterfall is a serene escape. The fall, surrounded by dense foliage and rocky terrain, is best visited during the monsoon when it swells to its full glory. The nearby Bhagsunath Temple adds a spiritual touch to the visit.

Kune Falls, Maharashtra

Situated in the heart of Lonavala, Kune Falls is a three-tiered marvel. With a total height of 200 meters, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in Maharashtra. The surrounding Sahyadri Mountains and lush greenery make it a perfect monsoon getaway.

Hebbe Falls, Karnataka

Located in the Chikmagalur district, Hebbe Falls is a hidden gem. The waterfall, which drops in two stages—Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls)—is surrounded by coffee plantations and dense forests. The monsoon enhances its beauty, making it a must-visit.

 Shivanasamudra Falls, Karnataka

On the banks of the Kaveri River, Shivanasamudra Falls is a segmented waterfall that divides into twin cascades—Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. The monsoon season makes the falls even more powerful and breathtaking. It’s a popular destination for nature lovers and photographers.

 Meenmutty Falls, Kerala

Situated in Wayanad, Meenmutty Falls is a stunning three-tiered waterfall. It drops from a height of about 300 meters, making it one of the tallest in Kerala. The trek through the lush forest to reach the falls is as enchanting as the falls themselves, especially during the monsoon.