10 secret waterfalls in India for your travel bucket-list


With plenty and offbeat waterfalls lying within, India is quite a haven for those who enjoy waterfalls. Many yet to be explored largely under the radar, the country offers some of the lesser-known falls that are waiting to be discovered which will also bring you close to nature. Most of these waterfalls flow throughout the year, thus qualifying as an ideal getaway for your weekend or holiday trip.

Here's a list to the secret watery destinations you must visit!

If you go to McLeodGanj, Bhagsu waterfalls is probably the best natural treasure that you'll ever discover in this trip. Not India's biggest fall, but its beauty will surely attract you towards it. This hippie mecca where you can experience some 'shaanti' in life, is your place to be if you're seeking solace!

Best time to visit: June to September.

NohKaLikai Falls is also popularly known as the seven sister falls because of seven streams which cascade down at a height of 70 meters set amidst the lush green forests. This gorgeous waterfall is considered to be the fourth highest waterfall in India, it's unique feature being the carving created by the force of water in the foothills.

Best time to visit: November to February.

Fed by the Narmada river, this beautiful waterfall is surely a lovely sight to the city dwellers! Located in Bhedaghat district, this waterfall is edged by the lush green trees and shrubs. Due to the powerful flow of water, it creates a mist that can at times be known as smoke cascade.

Best time to visit: June to November.

Dudhsagar falls is among the largest waterfalls in India with an altitude of 1017 feet. The falls are a sight to behold as the water cascading down from a height forms clouds of milky foam at the bottom, creating a visual of aesthetic beauty! This waterfalls are a perfect getaway especially during the monsoons.

Best time to visit: November to February during summers or June to September during monsoons.

Thoseghar Falls in Maharashtra is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle cities of Mumbai and Pune. Remarkably known as the pride of Western Ghats, this waterfalls range from 15 meters to 500 meters and you can hear the gushing sound of the water from a distance. If you trek a bit, you will encounter a splendid view, as the point offers the majestic view of the waterfall which is surrounded by green trees.

Best time to visit: July to November.

Best during monsoons, this is an ideal place to spend time with friends or family. The Athirappilly Waterfalls are the largest falls in Kerala surrounded by lush green forest. Home to many species like Great Indian Hornbill, Cochin Forest Cane Turtle and the Nilgiri Langur, this waterfalls is also called as the ‘Niagara in India’.

Best time to visit: June to September

Shivasamudram falls in Karnataka is one of the gorgeous falls in Madhya district. Cascading down the rocky cliffs, this waterfall offers a great degree of flora and fauna and is a perfect spot for photography lovers and enthusiasts! This is the second largest waterfall in India, so visiting here in a lifetime opportunity!

Best time to visit: June to October

Located in the lap of the Vindhyachal mountain range in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state, this waterfalls is a picture-perfect destination. Worth taking a dip, the water level here goes down and rises much higher during monsoons. And when it rains, the landscape becomes all the more green and comes alive. Rejoice the beauty!

Best time to visit: August to October.

Elephant falls are situated on the outskirts of 'Scotland of the East', Shillong. As a natural treasure, this waterfall stands out amongst the all. This has been one of the most visited spots, especially during the monsoons. In the rains, the fall is in its vigour and you won't be able to resist to get a glimpse of this! So, if you plan to visit the falls during monsoons, make sure you know what to expect!

Best time to visit: November to February.

Also known as the Bong Bong falls, this is one of the untouched paradise and wonders of nature! Located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, this waterfalls is surrounded by mystic views of Tawang and is fast becoming one of the best attractions in North East India. So, no second thoughts travellers! Head to this wondrous fall now.

Best time to visit: Monsoon season is the best time to visit.

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