List of Highest Waterfalls in India for General Awareness

GK notes on the highest waterfalls in India is helpful to ace the general awareness section of various competitive exams. 

Which is the highest waterfall in India? Kunchikal Falls in Shimoga District Karnataka is the highest waterfall in India with a height of 1493 feet. 

Candidates preparing for various Government exams such as SSC, RRB, Bank, etc. surely encounter 1 or 2 questions on the waterfalls in India because general awareness is a part of most of the government examinations.  

This article will provide the list of highest waterfalls in India. Candidates will also be able to download the highest waterfalls in India in PDF format.

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Also, check the list of Highest Waterfalls in the World in the given link.

Highest Waterfalls In India By Elevation

The table highlights the list of the top 50 highest waterfalls in India, their location, height, and the type or prominence they have. The list of waterfalls in India is available in pdf format for download.

Highest Waterfalls In India
Waterfalls in India Location Height Metre/Feet Feature
Kunchikal Falls Shimoga district, Karnataka 455 metres (1,493 ft) Tiered, Highest waterfall in India
Barehipani Falls Mayurbhanj district, Odisha 399 metres (1,309 ft) 2 tiered waterfalls
Nohkalikai Falls East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya 340m (1115 feet) tallest plunge type waterfalls
Nohsngithiang Falls or Mawsmai Falls East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya 315 metres (1,033 ft) segmented type waterfalls
Dudhsagar Falls Karnataka and Goa 310 m(1017 feet) 4 tiered waterfalls
Kynrem Falls East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya 305 metres (1,001 ft) 3 tiered waterfalls
Meenmutty Falls Wayanad district, Kerala 300 metres (984 feet) 3 tiered waterfalls/ segmented type
Thalaiyar Falls Batlagundu, Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu 297 metres (974 ft) horsetail type waterfalls
Vajrai Falls Satara district, Maharashtra 260 metres (853 ft) 3 tiered, 2nd tallest plunge type waterfall
Barkana Falls Shimoga district, Karnataka 259 metres (850 ft) tiered waterfalls
Jog Falls Shimoga district, Karnataka 253 metres (830 ft) cascade waterfalls
Khandadhar Falls Kendujhar district & Sundergarh district, Odisha 244 metres (801 ft) Horse tail type falls
Vantawng Falls Serchhip district, Mizoram 229 metres (751 ft) 2 tiered waterfalls
Kune Falls Pune district, Maharashtra 200 metres (660 ft) 3 tiered waterfalls
Soochipara Falls, Thoseghar Waterfalls Wayanad district, Kerala, Satara district Maharashtra 200 metres (656 feet) 3 tiered waterfalls
Magod Falls Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka 198 metres (650 ft) 2 tiered/Segmented waterfalls
Joranda Falls Mayurbhanj district, Odisha 181 metres (594 ft) plunge type waterfalls
Hebbe Falls Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka 168 metres (551 ft) 2 tiered waterfalls
Duduma Falls the border of Koraput (Odisha) and Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) 157 metres (515 ft) plunge type waterfalls
Palani Falls Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh 150 metres (490 ft) Surge waterfalls
Lodh Falls Latehar district, Jharkhand 143 metres (469 ft) 2 tiered waterfalls
Bahuti Falls Mauganj, Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh 198 metres (650 ft) 2 tiered waterfalls, tallest waterfall in madhya Pradesh
Bishop Falls East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya 135 metres (443 ft) 3 tiered waterfalls
Chachai Falls Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh 130 metres (430 ft) on bihad river, comes down from Rewa Plateau
Keoti Falls Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh 130 metres (430 ft) segmented type waterfall
Kalhatti Falls Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka 122 metres (400 ft)
Beadon Falls East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya 120 metres (390 ft) 3 tiered waterfall, twin of Bishop Falls
Keppa Falls Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka 116 metres (381 ft) fan type waterfall
Koosalli Falls Udupi, Karnataka 116 metres (381 ft) 6 tiered waterfall
Dabbe falls Shivamogga, Sagar, Karnataka 110 metres(360 ft)
Pandavgad Falls Thane, Maharashtra 107 metres (351 ft) Plunge waterfall
Rajat Prapat Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh 107 metres (351 ft) horsetail type waterfall
Bundla Falls kaimur district bihar 100 metres (330 ft)
Vantawng Falls Serchhip district, Mizoram 230 metres (750 ft) 2 tiered waterfalls
Shivanasamudra Falls Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka 98 metres (322 ft) segmented type
Lower Ghaghri Falls Latehar district, Jharkhand 98 metres (322 ft) cascade waterfalls
Hundru Falls Ranchi district, Jharkhand 98 metres (322 ft) segmented type
Sweet Falls East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya 96 metres (315 ft) horsetail type
Agaya Gangai Namakkal, Tamil Nadu 92 metres (302 ft) 1 tiered/segmented waterfalls
Gatha Falls Panna district, Madhya Pradesh 91 metres (299 ft)
Teerathgarh Falls Baster district, Chhattisgarh 91 metres (299 ft) Block type Waterfall
Kiliyur Falls Yercaud, Tamil Nadu 91 metres (299 ft) fan type waterfall
Kudumari Falls Udupi district, Karnataka 91 metres (299 ft) horsetail type waterfall
Muthyala Maduvu Falls Bangalore rural district, Karnataka 91 metres (299 ft)
Tirathgarh Falls Bastar district, Chhattisgarh 91 metres (299 ft) horsetail type waterfall
Langshiang Falls West Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya 85 metres (279 ft)
Talakona falls Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh 82 metres (269 ft) highest waterfall in andhra pradesh
Kakolat Falls Nawada district, Bihar 50 metres (160 ft) cataract waterfall
Athirappilly Falls Thrissur district, Kerala 25 metres (82 ft) Block/Segmented type waterfall

Reference – Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_waterfalls_in_India_by_height

What are the Types of Waterfalls?

  • Cataract: A large, powerful waterfall.
  • Horsetail: Descending water maintains some contact with bedrock.
  • Plunge: Water descends vertically, losing contact with the bedrock surface.
  • Block: Water descends from a relatively wide stream or river.
  • Multi-step: A series of waterfalls one after another of roughly the same size each with its own sunken plunge pool.
  • Segmented: Distinctly separate flows of water form as it descends.
  • Cascade: Water descends a series of rock steps.
  • Punchbowl: Water descends in a constricted form and then spreads out in a wider pool.
  • Tiered: Water drops in a series of distinct steps or falls.
  • Fan: Water spreads horizontally as it descends while remaining in contact with bedrock.

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General Awareness Sample Questions- Highest Waterfalls In India

To understand the importance that the topic ’Highest Waterfalls in India’ holds for various competitive exams, it is imperative for candidates to get familiar with the type of questions asked in the examinations based on it.  

Hence, given below are a few questions on the highest waterfalls in India for reference for candidates preparing for various government examinations.

Q.1. The highest waterfall in India is formed by which river?

  1. Sharavati River
  2. Cauvery River
  3. Varahi River
  4. Narmada River

Answer (3)

Q.2. Dudhsagar falls is known as ‘Sea of milk’, it is formed from which river?

  1. Mandovi
  2. Godavari
  3. Tapi
  4. Narmada

Answer (1)

Q.3. What is the height of the highest waterfall in India?

  1. 1494 ft
  2. 1394 ft
  3. 1493 ft
  4. 1393 ft

Answer (3)

Q.4. Which is the highest Plunge Waterfall in India dropping 1100 ft(335 metres)?

  1. Jog Falls
  2. Nohkalikai Falls
  3. Palani Falls
  4. Duduma Falls

Answer (2)

Q.5. Jog Falls is located in which of the following states in India?

  1. Meghalaya
  2. Karnataka
  3. Kerala
  4. Manipur

Answer (2)

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Frequently Asked Question – Highest Water Fall In India

Q.1. Which is the biggest waterfall in India?

Ans. The Kunchikal falls is the biggest waterfalls in India (by height). Also, it is the second-highest waterfall in Asia.

Q.2. What is the height of the highest waterfall Kunchikal?

Ans. The height of the Kunchikal waterfall is 1,493 ft. It is formed by the Varahi River.

Q.3. Where is the highest waterfall in India located?

Ans. The Kunchikal waterfall is located near Agumbe in Shimoga district of Karnataka.

Q.4. Which place is known as the City of Waterfalls in India?

Ans. Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand is known as the city of waterfalls in India.

Q 5. Which is the tallest Plunge waterfall in India?

Ans. Nohkalikai Falls located near Cherrapunji is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres) and is one of the wettest places on Earth.

Q 6. Which place is known as Cherrapunji of South India?

Ans. The Western Ghats are known as the Cherrapunji of South India.

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