India's top 10 tallest water falls
1) Kunchikal Falls (1,493 ft or 455 m, Varahi river, Shimoga District of Karnataka) : Kunchikal Falls in Karnataka is the tallest waterfall in India which is formed by Varahi river. During monsoons, 3.4 million tones of water can fall down the cliff every second in Kunchikal Falls. The total length of cascade exceeds 1 km. Shimoga District is among the places in India that receive very heavy rainfall and it has the only permanent rain forest research station in India.
2) Barehipani Falls (1,309 ft or 399 m, Simlipal National Park, Mayurbhanj District of Orissa) : Barehipani Falls in Orissa is the second tallest waterfall in India which is in Simlipal National Park. The gorgeous fall is surrounded by deep forest which again adds the wildness to its beauty. Due to this the fall becomes major tourist hub in Orissa.
3) Langshiang Falls (1,106 ft or 337 m, Near Sangriang village, West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya) : Langshiang Falls in Meghalaya is the third tallest waterfall in India which is in West Khasi Hills District. Langshiang falls formed immediately after the confluence of the diverged streams of the Kynshi river and the water falls from a height of 1,106 ft. The biggest river island in Meghalaya, Nongkhnum Island is just 10 kilometres from Langshiang Falls.
4) Nohkalikai Falls (1,100 ft or 335 m, Cherrapunji, East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya) : Langshiang Falls in Meghalaya is the fourth tallest waterfall in India which is in Cherrapunji one of the wettest places on Earth in East Khasi Hills district. The best part is, one can expect these falls in full flow almost throughout the year, since Meghalaya receives plenty of rainfall round the year.
5) Nohsngithiang Falls (1,033 ft or 315 m, Cherrapunji, East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya) : Nohsngithiang Falls in Meghalaya which also known as Seven Sisters Waterfalls and the Mawsmai Falls is the fifth tallest waterfall in India which is 1 kilometre south of Mawsmai village near Cherrapunji in East Khasi Hills district.
Nohsngithiang Falls is known as Seven Sisters falls because of the seven marked streams of water plunging down the cliff when fed by rainwater. The falls only flow during the rainy season.
6) Dudhsagar Falls (1,017 ft or 310 m, Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary at Collem, Goa) : Dudhsagar or The Sea of Milk Falls in Goa is the sixth tallest waterfall in India which is in Mandovi River. Dudhsagar literally translates to "ocean of milk". This waterfall lies on the Goa-Karnataka border and the nearest major rail station is Kulem.
7) Kynrem Falls (1,001 ft or 305 m, Cherrapunji, East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya) : Kynrem Falls in Meghalaya which is the seventh tallest waterfall in India which is situated inside the Thangkharang Park near Cherrapunji in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.
8) Meenmutty Falls (980 ft or 300 m, Wayanad District of Kerala) : Meenmutty Falls in Kerala which is the eight tallest waterfall in India which is Wayanad District of Kerala. It is situated in Chaliyar river. Meenmutty Falls is currently closed to visiting public. The Meenmutty word says it is where fish gets blocked.
9) Thalaiyar Falls (974 ft or 297 m, Palani Hills, Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu) : Thalaiyar Falls in Tamil Nadu which is the ninth tallest waterfall in India which is Palani Hills of Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu. It is 267th highest falls in the world.
10) Barkana Falls (850 ft or 259 m, Agumbe, Shimoga District of Karnataka) : Barkana Falls in Karnataka which is the tenth tallest waterfall in India which is Agumbe of Shimoga District of Karnataka. The Barkana falls are formed by the Sita river.