Waterfalls are always a treat to eyes, the pure water, the clear sky and cold breeze, the edgy rocks and of course, the greenery all around makes you want to visit them over and over again. In India, there are 1000’s of waterfalls that are amazing yet we bring to you six waterfalls that are a must visit:
1). Athirappilly Waterfall:
India’s very own Niagara, this waterfall is located in Athirappilly Panchayath in the environment-friendly destination, Kerala. The Chalakudy River feeds Athirappilly Waterfall, resulting in a spectacular showdown. It is a small waterfall measuring 24 meters; the width of the fall is what makes it appealing. The waterfall is great and in addition to this, you can also spot wildlife like the rare and endangered Hornbill, found in the forest around the waterfall. The falls are most scenic during the monsoon when the flow of water in the river is high, resulting in a great experience.
2). Dudhsagar Waterfall:
Remember the beautiful waterfall you saw in Chennai Express? Always wondered where it was? It is in Goa. Goa is well known for its beaches and nightlife, but it has more to offer. The Dudhsagar Waterfall is surely one of the best waterfalls of our country. The translation of the name in “Sea of milk” in English. You might be thinking, why is the color of water white and not blue? It is Due to the transformation of the water that flows down turns the watercolor from blue to white. The falls are approximately 60 KM away from Panaji, the capital of Goa. The best time to visit this place is in the peak of the monsoon season when the river is at its highest flow. The fall splits down into four tiers creating a remarkable scene.
3). Patna waterfall:
Patna Waterfall also known as Phool Chatti waterfall in Rishikesh is located at Neelkanth road which is a 5 km trek from Laxman Jhula. It’s a small waterfall trekking in Rishikesh and the path is slippery, so one needs to be careful at the time of trekking to waterfall as there are high chances of slipping down. On the way to the waterfall, you will find hundred of thin water streams flowing down. You will see the amazing layered filtered water and a drilling effect, which is rare to see around most of the waterfalls. Enjoy taking a bath in the small pool formed by the flowing water. You will be spellbound once you reach the waterfall to see the natural beauty, hear the sound of the water and feel the fresh breeze.
4). Abbey waterfall:
Abbey falls are located in Coorg, Karnataka. The waterfalls have the coffee plantation and the best time to visit is during the monsoon season when the flow of the river is full. It is only 8 km away from Madikeri. The river is a perfect picnic spot to enjoy lunch, with the smog from the waterfall offering relief. It is a perfect getaway destination for you and your family. The water of the falls later adjoins the Cauvery River (also known as Kaveri River) before spewing into the sea.
5). Bear Shola Falls:
The meaning of this name means ‘where bears come to drink water’. This place is located in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu. The Bear Shola Falls are at a distance of 1.5 KM from the Kodaikanal bus stand and 2 Km from a magnificent lake, this is what makes this area a beautiful spot where you can visit and see two water bodies. The surrounding has Small Street shops selling Carrots and local eateries. This place will help you relax and calm on a weekend. Plan your trip during monsoons to get the best experience of the falls.
6). Shivanasamudra waterfalls:
Shivanasamudra waterfalls is located on the Kaveri River, has twin jumps Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. These two falls are best viewed from the Shivanasamudra watch tower. The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin segmented waterfalls. The Height of this fall is approximately 98 meters. You need to visit this place if you wish to spend your weekend with your family in peace.