Heading for a fall
As the monsoon approaches, and the dark clouds cover the sky,, we all get in a mood to go far away from the crowded city!!
Here are a few of the most amazing waterfalls ,not only famous for their scenic beauty but also for their legends.
1. Jog falls:
These waterfalls located near Shimoga in Karnataka, ranks among the highest waterfalls in the country. During monsoons, the famous Sharavathi river, distributes in its four distinct streams Raja, Roarer, Rani and Rocket and forms this beautiful world famous Jog falls.
2. Nohkalikai Falls:
These falls are located near the city of Cherrapunji in Meghalaya. The legend goes that this was the spot where a young mother named Likai threw herself over the precipice after finding out that her husband killed her daughter. Her act gave the falls its name. The locals will definitely share the story with you but indeed with a sad look on their face.
3. Nohsngithiang Falls:
These falls are yet another natural beauty located in Meghalaya. These are also known as the Mawsmai Falls or the Seven Sisters and are a sight to behold during monsoons. They look beautiful during sunset.
4. Chitrakoot Falls:
One of the broader falls in the country, near Jagdalpur in Chattisgarh, these waterfalls exhibit drastic change in the water levels during summer and monsoon months. However, its most visited during rains when the Indravati river shows off its raw power.
5. Dhuandhar Falls:
These falls are located near Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. The falls gets its name from the smoky cascade seen around it. Though just 10 metre high, these falls pack a mighty punch and can be heard from miles away.
This is definitely one of my favourite waterfalls as it was the first waterfall i ever visited and the experience was totally enthralling. I happened to visit this fall during my trip to Goa. Located on the Goa -Karnataka border, this tiered waterfall makes for such a picturesque frame that it leaves the nature lovers spellbound. It would be interesting to know that the movie ” Chennai Express ” was shot here. A must visit…
7. Ethiopthala Falls:
A two hour drive from Hyderabad, this waterfall is powered by the waters of the Krishna river and flows with maximum force during monsoons. There is a crocodile breeding centre in the area since the waters are infested with the reptiles. Once daylight fades, the falls are illuminated with lights that makes for a breathtaking sight.
8. Nuranang Falls:
These falls are located near Jang, Arunachal Pradesh. In case you plan a trip to Tawang, a town close to India -China border, then there is no escaping a tryst with this waterfall.
9. Athirappilly Falls:
These falls are located in Kerala, here the water circumvents big rocks and comes down in separate plumes.
10. Shivanasamudra Falls:
Yet another splendid and breath taking waterfalls in Karnataka. The water is broken into multiple channels, which then cascades down over a cliff forming multiple side-by-side waterfalls.
Hope you visit most of these falls and enjoy your time with mother nature!