“Nature’s Loudest Laughter – Waterfalls.”
Nature in its fullest form enchants the world of travelers in the form of waterfalls. India is a nature lover’s paradise as the world knows India’s rivers and its divine vibes. From morning prayers in rivers to celebrating the mystical rhythm of rain through poems, stories, and fictional characters like Indhira, India welcomes water like no other country in the world. The earliest civilization contender – Keeladi, is even associated with the water world – Lemuria. It is believed that water has the capability to make human beings live a beautiful life. If someone understands the potential of water, he or she knows to conduct life in its fullest form. The highly potent; ailment curing, sacred, and salubrious waterfalls of India maketh this nation more spiritual and holy. Read about the five must-visit waterfalls of India in this blog. Let your mindfulness flow as you read this quick piece.
The wistful vibes of this waterfall are connected to a local tale where it involves a woman and how she ended her life in the waterfalls. But the replenished beauty of Nohkalikai is a place where all the happiness of the world collides. The highest plunge waterfall of India is an impeccable gift of Cherrapunji, the wettest place on Earth. Make use of the stairs and viewpoints around sunset to get a beautiful view of “The Leap of Ka Likai” or Nohkalikai.
Trek Tips: 1-2 hours of intermediate trekking can get you and your squad to the tip of this waterfall. There are many uneven pathways, natural pools fro bathing, humongous boulders, and deceiving deadends. An adventurous trekker who has good stamina will enjoy Nohkalikai Trek.
Nearby Attractions: Living Root Bridges, Mawkdok Dympep Valley, Mawsnai Cave, Holy Family Church, and Seven Sister Falls.
Best Time to Visit: November to February
River Sharavathi descends from a height of 250 m while splitting into four channels. Raja, Roarer, Rocket, and Rani Waterfalls. Raja is the tallest of all four since it maintains the plunge waterfall title of Jog Falls. The Roarer is on the right side of Raja and is the loudest. Rocket Waterfalls seems like a pile of missiles being sent to the ground while Rani elegantly curves and cuddles the rocks to reach the same ravine 800 odd feet deep. When the sluice of Linganmakki remains closed, is the ideal time to stroll near the waterfalls. The route to the Linganmakki Dam is vibrant and dense while the Watkins Platform is a major viewpoint. The second-highest plunge waterfall in India is also known as Gerusoppa Waterfalls.
Trek Tips: Travellers can descend down in 25-30 mins to the ravishing ravine of Jog Falls. Collect some crystal clear water for drinking on your way up which might take 45 minutes.
Nearby Attractions: Honnemaradu Village, Karkala Township, Byndoor Someshwara Temple, Murudeshwar, Hassan, Agumbe.
Best Time to Visit: August to December
Snaking its way through the charming corridors of Tamil Nadu, Kodagu born Cauvery River forms the super affluent Hogenakkal Waterfalls. Hogenakkal means “Smoking Rocks” which gets its made from the gushing quality of water that erupts like a soothing volcano. Coracle ride is a beautiful thing to do near Hogenakkal Falls while the Carbonite Rocks here are one of the oldest rocks in the world. The water is here highly medicinal due to the presence of many herbal plants on the pathway.
Trek Tips: A good place for beginners to start trekking and so family trekking is a possibility in this alluring destination.
Nearby Attractions: Mettur Dam, Melagiri Hills, Theerthamalai Temple, Pennagram Village, Hanuman Theertham Temple.
Best Time to Visit: October to March
The highly cinematic appeal and attention of Athirappilly waterfalls came after the release of Bahubali: The Beginning. It is formed by the Chalakudy River, originating from Anamalai Ranges. Being one of the largest waterfalls in India, Athirappilly is home to some of the rarest and endangered wildlife in Kerala. Jungle Safari or staying calm and relaxed in one of the ecotourist accommodations is a must-do thing near Athirappilly Waterfalls. One of the famous instagrammable spots in India where Aishwarya Rai had once danced for the beats of Barso Re.
Trek Tips: As Athirappilly Waterfalls is the ecological hotspot of the Western Ghats, sights of bison, elephants, primates, and colorful migratory birds are common. The downward trek is a pleasurable experience for all nature and wildlife loving trekking enthusiasts.
Nearby Attractions: Vazhachal Waterfalls, Sholayar Dam, Charpa Waterfalls, Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, Illithode
Best Time to Visit: June to September
The seven sisters’ waterfalls is just 1 km away from Mawsnai Village of the East Khasi district. Falling from a staggering height of 1033 feet, Nohsngithiang Waterfalls is a sight to behold during the monsoon months. The waterfall is 240 feet wide and is one of the must-see sights in Meghalaya during sunset and sunrise. The onlookers can tap open their vibrant rhythm in the cafeteria, nearby this spectacular waterfall.
Trek Tips: During monsoon months, with many good eateries around Nohsngithaing Falls, there are stunning viewpoints to catch this cascading beauty.
Nearby Attractions: Kynrem Falls, Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, Lady Hydari Park, Rainbow Falls, Awah Cave
Best Time to Visit: June to September
Just like the dashing waterfalls, Life is spilled all over us in many forms; slender, ravishing, giant, roaring, mesmerizing, and beautiful. Whatever it takes, drench yourselves completely with more life to remain passionate, healthy, vibrant, and happy. Happy Soul Soaking!
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