Prelims-2016 (Geography Session)-Major Waterfalls in India

Major Waterfalls in India

Sahastradhara FallsLocated near Dehradun, Formed by liquidification of limestone rocks
Elephanta FallsLocated at shillong (Meghalaya), since it looks like the face of elephant, it was named as elephanta  water fall by the britishers
Chuliya FallsKota on River Chambal
Dhuandhar Falls
  • Located at jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) on river Narmada
  • An example of nick point & represents rejuvanation
Rajrappa FallsLocated at the confluence of the Damodar & Bhairavi (locally called Bhera) rivers – Ramgarh (Jharkhand)
Hundru Falls
  • On river Suvarnrekha at Ranchi (Jharkhand)
  • Represents nick point & rejuvanation
Joranda FallsAt Shimlipal National Park of Mayurbhanj district of Orissa
Duduma Falls
  • On river Machkund, nearby Koraput district (Orissa)
  • Also known as Matsya Tirth
Kapildhara Falls
  • Located in Amarkantak district of MP
  • Lies at a distance of 6 km from the Narmada Kund
  • Cascade gets its name from the famous sage Kapil, who  had written ‘Sankhya Philosophy’ an advance treatise on mathematics in the Kapil ashram
Yenna fallMahabaleshwar in Maharashtra
Dudhsagar fallOn Mondovi river in Goa
Gokak fallA horseshoe shaped waterfall, located at Belgaum district of Karnataka on river Gokak
Mekedaatu fallAt river Kaveri in Bangaluru (Karnataka)
Jog fall (Gersoppa)
  • At river Sharavati at Maharashtra
  • On Karnataka border (Highest in India)
Shivasamundram fallOn river Kaveri at Bangalore
Hogenakal fallOn river kaveri at Taminlanu
Pykara fallOn river Pykara on Nilgiri hills at Ooty
Vattaparai fallAt Palani national park on river Pazhayar in Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)
Soochipara fallA 3 tiered waterfall in Wayanand district of Kerala
Meenmutty fall
  • Meenmutty literally means “where fishes are blocked” in Malyalam
  • Located in Kerala
Vazhachal fallLocated on Chalakkudy river in Kerala

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