Tallest Waterfall in India: Check List of Tallest Waterfall by Height

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jan 6, 2022, 12:55

With the mighty Himalayas in the north, the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats in the peninsular region, the Khasi and Jaintia Hills in the northeast, and the Deccan Plateau in the central region, India's geography is a treasure-trove dotted with hills and mountains all across. Needless to say, these magnanimous mountains and hill ranges have innumerable waterfalls - some of them rain-borne while some others are glacial waterfalls. 

The waterfalls across India vary in their height, width, and intensity. The tallest waterfall in India in 2022 is the Nohkalikai Falls, located in Meghalaya. 

List of the Top 10 Tallest Waterfalls in India

Sr No. 

Name of the Waterfalls

Height

Location

Features

1

Nohkalikai Falls

340m

East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

Plunge Waterfalls

2

Nohsngithiang Falls

315m

East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

Segmented Waterfalls

3

Dudhsagar Falls

310m

South Goa, Goa

4-tiered Waterfalls

4

Kynrem Falls

305m

East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

3-tiered Waterfalls

5

Meenmutty Falls

300m

Wayanad, Kerala

3-tiered Waterfalls

6

Thalaiyar Falls

297m

Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

Horse-tail Waterfalls

7

Barkana Falls

259m

Shimoga, Karnataka

Tiered Waterfalls

8

Jog Falls

253m

Shimoga, Karnataka

Segmented Waterfalls

9

Kandahar Falls

244m

Keonjhar and Sundergarh, Odisha

Horse-tail Waterfalls

10

Vantawng Falls

229m

Serchhip, Mizoram

2-tiered Waterfalls

Which is the Tallest Waterfall in India?

Here is a compilation of the basic details about India's top 5 tallest waterfalls. 

  • Nohkalikai Falls

The tallest plunge waterfall in the country, the Nohkalikai Falls has a majestic height of 340 meters or 1,115ft. The waterfall is located in the East Khasi District of Meghalaya, near Cherrapunji, one of India's wettest places. The Nohkalikai Waterfall is a rain-fed, single-drop type waterfall. 

  • Nohsngithiang Falls

Also known as Mawsmai Falls and the Seven Sisters Waterfall, the Nohsngithiang Falls is located in the East Khasi District of Meghalaya. The waterfall - which plunges over majestic limestone hillocks - has a height of 315 meters or 1,033 ft and a width of around 70 meters or 230 ft. Since it is a rainfed waterfall, it can be seen in its full glory during the monsoon. 

  • Dudhsagar Falls

The third-tallest waterfall in India is the famous Dudhsagar Waterfall. Located in South Goa, the Dudhsagar is a rainfed waterfall on the Mandovi river and has a height of 310 meters or 1,017 feet with an average width of 100 feet or 30 meters. Interestingly, the waterfall is located inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park that offers interesting trekking options. 

  • Kynrem Falls

The Kynrem Waterfall is located in the East Khasi District of Meghalaya and has an average height of 305 meters or 1,001 ft. Like the other waterfalls in Meghalaya, the Kynrem Waterfall is also a rain-fed fall that cascades down multiple layers of rocks before hitting the ground.

  • Meenmutty Falls

Located around 30 kilometres from Kalpette in the Wayanad district of Kerala, the Meenmutty Waterfall cascades down three tiers from a height of 300 meters or 984.2 feet. Surrounded by lush greenery and tea plantations, the Meenmutty Falls is a great tourist attraction in the area. It is also a rainfed waterfall that becomes pretty dangerous around the monsoon season.

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FAQs about Tallest Waterfalls in India

  • Which is the tallest waterfall in India?

The Nohkalikai is the tallest waterfall in India.

  • The third tallest waterfall in India is on which river?

The Dudhsagar Waterfall, India's third-tallest waterfall, is on the Mandovi river. 

  • Where is the Nohkalikai waterfall located?

The Nohkalikai Waterfall is located in the East Khasi District of Meghalaya, near Cherrapunji, one of India's wettest places. 

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An IT engineer turned Writer, Neha is a versatile content creator at ‘Gradeup’, who covers news and top stories of the education sector. She has been in the industry since 2015. She is passionate about her work, however, when she isn’t crafting content, she’s probably reading, playing badminton, watching YouTube or just lazing around. Her email address is neha.dhyani@gradeup.co.