Are you looking for the finest waterfalls to explore during the monsoon season? Here are ten majestic Indian waterfalls that deserve a spot on your travel itinerary.

1. Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa Dudhsagar Falls stun you with water gushing down a 1,017 ft vertical mountain face, creating a mesmerising sight. Known as the ‘sea of milk’, it is one of India’s tallest waterfalls, best visited after the monsoons via a train journey from Collem to Castlerock station.

2. Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Meghalaya Nestled in the East Khasi Hills district, the waterfalls, with a drop of approximately 1,100 ft, is the fifth-highest falls in India. The waterfall cascades onto red cliffs amidst a dense forest, while a natural pool at its base exhibits photogenic hues.

3. Sanaghagara Falls, Odisha Renowned for its abundant natural splendour, Sanaghagara Falls is located in the Keonjhar district. Derived from the Machakandana river, this waterfall, also known as the ‘small waterfall’, gracefully descends from a height of 30.5 metres.

4. Chitrakote Waterfall, Chhattisgarh Located in Bastar district and originating from the Indravati river, it is the largest waterfall in the state with a majestic drop of 90 ft. Often referred to as the ‘Niagara Falls of India’, this horseshoe-shaped waterfall spans 30 metres wide as it cascades down a gorge.

5. Patalpani Waterfall, Madhya Pradesh Nestled in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore, the picturesque waterfalls along the Indore-Khandwa train route captivate with a stunning drop of 300 ft. Created by the Choral river, its name alludes to the unknown depths of the water at its base, likened to reaching the patal or the underworld.

6. Umbrella Waterfalls, Maharashtra Nestled within the verdant hills of Bhandardara, the seasonal waterfall offers a captivating sight. Originating from the overflowing Wilson Dam, the water cascades down a semicircular rock formation, resembling an umbrella, with a striking drop of 500 ft.

7. Talakona Waterfall, Andhra Pradesh Located near the Tirupati-Madanapalle highway in the Chittoor district, it stands as the tallest waterfall in the region, plunging from a height of 270 ft. The falls are enveloped by lush forests teeming with diverse flora and fauna, showcasing nature’s splendour.

8. Jog Waterfalls, Karnataka Situated in Shimoga district, it is the highest untiered waterfall in India as it directly plunges down without flowing over rocks. Also referred to as Gersoppa Falls or Jogada Gundi, it flows with four cascades — Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket, descending from a height of 829 ft.

9. Hogenakkal Falls, Tamil Nadu Located in Dharmapuri district, the waterfalls, with around 14 channels ranging in height from 14 to 16 ft, are formed by the river Cauvery. The name ‘Hogenakkal’ is derived from the Kannada words hoge (smoke) and kal (rocks), alluding to its misty ambience. Coracle riding is a popular activity here.

10. Athirappilly Waterfalls, Kerala Formed by the Chalakudy river in Thrissur, the tallest waterfall in Kerala has a height of 80 ft. It is part of a trio of waterfalls, including Vazhachal and Charpa Falls. Nestled amidst verdant forests, the waterfall offers a scenic backdrop and is one of Kerala’s top wildlife destinations.