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Monsoon in India is an experience that everybody should have; rivers are in full swing and the beautiful valleys look green-washed. These valleys look beautiful with cascading waterfalls flowing in full vigor. This is probably the best time for people who love waterfalls, to get soaking wet. The view of water gushing from a height is magnificent. And there are some waterfalls that stand out from the rest because of their height and vigor. So, as you get ready to enjoy the monsoon season, we give you the top 5 highest waterfalls in India where you should be! Also Read - Confusion And Chaos Continue: More Than 80 Flights Cancelled at Delhi Airport on Day 1; Flyers Stranded Across The Country
1. Kunchikal Falls
Kunchikal Abbe or Kunchikal Falls are situated in the bordering district of Udupi-Shimoga in Karnataka. The height of this majestic waterfall is 455 mt ( 1,493 ft) making it the highest waterfall in India. Ranked at 116 in the worlds highest list, you will need a Gate pass to visit this waterfall since it is located in a restricted area. You can get the pass from Hosangadi Village which is about 15 km away. Formed by the Varahi river, this waterfall is a spectacle . Also Read - Happy Birthday Karan Johar: Sonam Kapoor, Manish Malhotra, Rakul Preet Singh And Others Pour in Wishes as Filmmaker Turns 48
2. Barehipani Falls
The Barehipani is a beautiful waterfall located in Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhang, Orissa. The second highest waterfall in India at a height of 399 mt ( 1,309 ft), Barehipani falls are located amidst dense forests which adds beauty to the falls. Originating from the Bay of Bengal, this two-tiered waterfall is huge and majestic to look at.
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3. Langshiang Falls
The third in the list of the highest waterfalls in India is the Langshiang Falls. Falling from a height of 337 mt (1,106 ft), this waterfall is located in the West Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya. This waterfall is formed after the convergence of diverged streams of Kynshi River. The river flows through a valley to form a pool which is surrounded by a giant cliff. Monsoon in the company of such beautiful waterfalls is refreshing.
4. Nohkalikai Falls
One of the tallest waterfalls in India, Nohkalikai located near Cherrapunji in East Khasi Hills district, falls from a height of 340 mt (1115 ft). The falls go down to form a beautiful pool that looks unusually green in color. Nohkalikai Falls are formed with the rainwater that is collected on the summit small plateau. The beautiful Nohkalikai waterfall has a gruesome story behind its naming and is a major tourist attraction in Meghalaya because of its charm.
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5. Nohsngithiang Falls
Known as the Seven Sisters Waterfall, Nohsngithiang Falls is a seven-tiered waterfall that flows from a height of 315 mt (1,033 ft) in Meghalaya. The view of the falls gushing from cliffs during monsoons will leave you spellbound. One of the tallest waterfalls in India, Nohsngithiang Falls look even more enchanting when the sun rays shine bright on the water making them look vibrant.
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