MUST VISIT WATERFALLS OF SOUTH INDIA
Waterfalls of South India– Southern India has infinitely stunning places to treasure the beauty of nature. The beaches, the pleasant weather, the grandeur of hills of the Western Ghats, the aromatic tea and coffee plantations and then there are the majestic waterfalls which offer the absolutely stunning setting of the gushing water amidst the lush green surroundings.
Must visit waterfalls are:
Hogenakkal Falls, Karnataka
Hogenakkal waterfalls offer the beauty of nature in fierce form. The name is derive from Kannada words ‘Hog’ meaning and ‘Kal’ meaning rocks. Rightly so, the waterfall offers the stunning view of smoke created by the fierce waters when they hit the bed of rocks below. Not only sightseeing but you can also enjoy boating in the traditional boats in the falls adding another reason why you should visit this beauty of Karnataka.
Athirappilly Waterfalls, Kerala
Athitappilly waterfalls will amaze you not just with the beauty of water but also with the landscape of small villages, the dense forests, the rich flora, and fauna. Formed by the river Chalakudy, Athirappilly falls is a must visit the place of Kerala. It is also referred to as the ‘Niagara of India’ owing to its vastness and scenic beauty. These 80 feet falls cascades beautifully down the tall rocks and joins the River Chalakudy. Situated amidst greenery, it proves to be one of the best waterfalls to go with family and friends.
Jog Falls, Karnataka
Jog Falls is the pride of Karnataka which presents you the water of four cascades merging together to form one enormous natural wonder. Raja, Rani, Rocket, and Rover are the four cascades that come together to form one majestic waterfall. Jog Falls is the second highest waterfall in India located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. The beauty of this waterfall is best enjoyed from the walking platform which offers the holistic view of the falls gushing down from the height of 253 meters. This waterfalls beauty must be watched in the monsoons.
Coutrallam falls, Tamil Nadu
Coutrallam is a small town on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District. Numerous waterfalls, cascades, countless health resorts in the Courtallam have earned the title Spa of South India. This waterfall zone is the source of perennial rivers like Chittar River, Manimutharu, Pachaiyar, and Tamirabarani. The season begins in June and carries on till September. It is when the area experiences substantial rainfall and it is a treat to watch and enjoy.
Shivanasamudra Falls, Karnataka
Located on the small island of Karnataka with the same name, Shivanasamudra Falls is counted amongst the most powerful waterfalls of India. Dividing the river Kaveri into two and further creating two more waterfalls, Gaganchukki and Barachukki, the majestic beauty of Shivanasamudra is not to be missed. The surroundings of deep dense trees around the falls add an eye-pleasing element to the beauty of the falls. The height of waterfalls is ninety-eight meters.