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20 Stunning Waterfalls in North India

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Wondering where to go, these monsoons? Planning a family trip, but not sure where to go? Well then there is certainly something for all of you to look forward to.

The place to head to this monsoon and enjoy the rains with your loved ones and family are at the grand sites of the famous, best and beautiful waterfalls in North India. Let the falls leave you awe-struck by their size and beauty.

Also, these falls are located in some of the most scenic places which attracts nature lovers, adventurers and tourists. Here is a travel guide to the 20 most stunning waterfalls in North India.

Bhagsu Falls
  

Bhagsu Falls

Bhagsu Falls is a famous waterfall in North India and is located at a distance of 2 km from McLeodganj. The Bhagsunath Temple lies at half a kilometre's distance from this small but beautiful fall. Though visitors can reach the waterfall by taxi or auto rickshaw, an alternative trekking route to the destination is also available. With the arrival of the monsoons, the waterfall turns into a 30 ft torrential wall of water. Visitors usually like to swim in the cold water that gets collected at the bottom of the falls.

Photo Courtesy: Arpan Ganguly

Chachai Waterfalls
  

Chachai Waterfalls

Chachai Waterfalls is one of the best waterfalls in North India, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The falls gushes out from a height of 130 mt. The waterfalls get the source from Bihad River which is a tributary of the Tamsa River. The waterfall rejuvenates the surrounding. There are breaks in the river and the water while falling causes a break in the channel gradient. The waterfall is famous as it is situated at the edge of the famous Chitrakoot Hills. The Chitrakoot Hills are said to have a great mythological value.

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Chitrakoot Falls
  

Chitrakoot Falls

Chitrakoot Falls is also referred as the Niagara Falls of India and has got the distinction of being the broadest waterfall in India. It is located 38 km from Jagdalpur and is accessible by road only. The falls is listed amongst the most popular waterfalls in Chhattisgarh. The strikingly beautiful falls showcases immense natural beauty amidst the densely forested surroundings. The waters of the river flows through dense vegetation and cascades from a height of about 95 ft which is a treat to watch and attracts thousands of tourists. The most spectacular views of Chitrakoot Falls is during the monsoon season when the river flows in its full fury and touches both the banks.

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Corbett Waterfall
  

Corbett Waterfall

The Corbett Waterfall which is a beautiful waterfall in North India flows from a height of 60 ft, and is located at a distance of 86 km from Ramnagar. It is an ideal site for camping, picnicking and bird watching. The forest department provides everything required by picnickers. The lush greenery, sound of the fall, bird's chirping and tranquil ambience ensure that the tourists enjoy a beautiful tryst with nature. Tourists can click pictures here for free and can also take a bath in the fall.

Photo Courtesy: Chanchal Rungta

Dassam Falls
  

Dassam Falls

About 40 km away from  Ranchi falls is a village named Taimara, where the Kanchi river flows. Falling from a height of about 144 ft, the Kanchi river makes a pretty fall called Dassam falls. Tourists are warned not to take bath in the falls, or at least be careful while bathing in the stream as it is home to snakes and crocodiles.

Photo Courtesy: Ranchi Tourism

Dhuandhar Falls
  

Dhuandhar Falls

The Dhuadhar Falls is a famous waterfall in North India. Cascading from a height of 10 mt, this magnificently beautiful waterfall originates from the River Narmada. This scenic fall makes its way through the famous marble rocks, and plunges in a waterfall in a heavy gush, making a roaring sound, that can be heard from considerable distance. This sudden fall creates mist or 'dhua' and thus the waterfall is named Dhuadhar. It is a breathtaking sight and thousands of people flock at this place throughout the year. It is a wonderful place to spend a day with family and friends on a picnic.

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Dudhsagar Waterfalls
  

Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Dudhsagar waterfalls ranks amongst some of the best waterfalls in North India. Situated in Someshwar, near Nashik, this cascading waterfall falls down to a depth of 10 mt and combined with the panoramic view, gives the entire place a surreal view. A popular picnic spot, the waterfalls are best viewed during the Monsoons. There are steps that are carved out to help you reach the waterfall with ease.

Photo Courtesy: Kumar Chitrang

Duduma Falls
  

Duduma Falls

Duduma Falls otherwise known as ‘Matsya Tirtha' is one of the most sought out destinations in Jeypore. Duduma Falls originates from the River Machhakund and is one of the beautiful waterfalls in North India, falling from a height of 157 mt. Machhakund is a place for pilgrimage as it is believed to be visited by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The water falls look marvellous during the monsoon season. The spectacular and majestic view of the Duduma Falls is undoubtedly a nature lovers delight.

Photo Courtesy: Arpan Ganguly

Elephant Falls
  

Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls is one of the famous waterfalls in North India and is located in Shillong. The regional name for the falls is ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew' which translates to three steps water as the water falls in three steps. The British named it Elephant Falls after the rock which resembles an elephant. Part of the rock was destroyed in the great earthquake of 1897. The falls is characterized by milky water that flows over the black rocks.

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Gira Waterfalls
  

Gira Waterfalls

A place not to be missed during the monsoon season, Gira waterfalls is at its best during this time. Situated about 3 km from the Waghai Town, Gira is a 30 mt fall that joins the Ambika river. The beautiful spot is easily accessible by four wheelers and is a place for picnickers.

Photo Courtesy: Kumar Chitrang

Hirni Falls
  

Hirni Falls

Hirni Fall is situated about 80 km from Ranchi and is another beautiful waterfall in North India. From the car park, a walkway to the left takes visitors to the other side of the river to a tourist hut, whereas the steps to the right lead up to the top of the hill from where you can view the falls.

Photo Courtesy: Chanchal Rungta

Hundru Falls
  

Hundru Falls

Hundru falls is about 45 kms away from Ranchi Town. This beautiful waterfall in North India is situated on the Ranchi-Purulia highway. The beauty of River Swarnarekha tumbling from a height of 320 ft is at its pristine best. At the base of the falls, the water is however placid, gathering in a frothy pool where the visitors may take a rejuvenating dip. The place is also popular as one of the most admired trekking destinations in the state. Therefore, adventure lovers visit Hundru falls frequently. In the rainy season, the falls flow down creating fearsome environment, but in summer, it serves as a thrilling picnic place.

Photo Courtesy: Smeet Chowdhury

Jonha Fall
  

Jonha Fall

Named after the nearest village, Jonha is also known as Gautam Dhara as Lord Buddha is believed to have bathed here. A temple and ashram dedicated to Buddha was built atop Gautam Pahar. A fair is held here every Tuesday and Thursday which is quite renowned amongst the tourists.

Photo Courtesy: Binay Rungta

Kakolat Waterfall
  

Kakolat Waterfall

Kakolat waterfall is one of the best waterfalls to be seen in North India. The place has got lush green surroundings making it popular among tourists. It comes from Kakolat hills and falls from a height of 160 ft. The waterfall finds a description in mythology, according to which there was a king who had turned into python because of a sage's curse and he lived within the falls. The amazing fact of this waterfall is that the water remains cool for the entire year, and so you can enjoy your summers truly. Kakolat waterfall also boasts of a natural basin at the bottom. For the dwellers as well as for the tourists, this spot is the best for a picnic.

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Kempty Falls
  

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls, a beautiful waterfall in North India, located at a height of 4,500 ft above sea level is counted among one of the must-visit tourist attractions of Mussoorie. Falling from a mountain at a height of around 40 ft, it is the biggest among five waterfalls in the Mussoorie Valley . The place got its name from Camp-Tea, the destination where Britishers used to have their tea parties. The place is popular for activities such as fishing and swimming. Regular buses for the Kempty Falls are available from Mussoorie and Dehradun.

Photo Courtesy: Kumar Chitrang

Khandadhar Waterfalls
  

Khandadhar Waterfalls

The Khandadhar Waterfalls is situated at a distance of about 104 km from Rourkela. This beautiful waterfall in North India lies within the forest of Sundergarh. The waterfall has a height of around 244 mt, and occupies the distinction of being the highest waterfall in the state of Odisha. It is a splendid sight to see the water gushing down. The surrounding greenery of the place makes it more attractive for visitors. It is a well-known picnic spot. It forms the ideal base for tourists to embark on trekking and sightseeing trips. The beauty of the lush green forests along with sound of the water can charm anyone to spend hours just watching the place and enjoying nature.

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Mawsmai Falls
  

Mawsmai Falls

Mawsmai Falls is one of the famous waterfalls in North India located in Meghalaya. Mawsmai Falls, locally known as Nohsngithiang Falls it is mostly popular for being the fourth highest waterfalls in India, plunging down from a height of 315 mt. On a bright and sunny day, the waterfall is a treat for the eyes, as it reflects the sun's rays and gives out vibrant colours in all directions. Nevertheless, even on a cloudy day, you can actually see small patches of cloud move below your feet and around the waterfalls, which in itself is another wonder!

Photo Courtesy: Rocky Nelina

BongBong (Nuranang) Waterfall
  

BongBong (Nuranang) Waterfall

Bong Bong waterfall is among the top tourist places in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, and also one of the best waterfalls in North India. The Nuranang river originates from the northern slopes of the Sela Pass. You can enjoy the view of the waterfall and be amazed by the surroundings.

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Surya Kund Falls
  

Surya Kund Falls

Surya Kund Falls is a thermal spring, which is located in proximity to Yamunotri. The temperature of the water has been recorded at 88˚ C. The hot water of the spring is used for cooking potatoes and rice, which is offered as 'prasad' to the holy deity here. After offering the prasad to the deity, it is distributed amongst the devotees. Many a devotees and tourists throng here to see this waterfall and also to receive the 'prasad'.

Photo Courtesy: Arpan Ganguly

Usri Fall
  

Usri Fall

Usri Falls is a famous waterfall in North India and is one of the demanded picnic spots. The river separates into three different streams as the river falls down 40 ft deep gorge. Impenetrable forest of Parasnath Hills covers the surrounding of Usri Falls. The river gushing down amidst the Parasnath Hills is a mesmerising scenic view.

Photo Courtesy: Chanchal Rungta

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