Waterfalls in Uttarakhand

Waterfalls in Uttarakhand, are the beautiful places from where you can frame a perfect picture of water descending from a height with the gushing sound of water. And that's not all because the picture can never be complete without the mighty snow-capped peaks of Uttarakhand, painted in the background. Most of these charismatic waterfalls are perfect for a short trek, away from the busy tourist attractions in Uttarakhand, whereas there are few like the Kempty Falls in Mussoorie that remain unbelievably crowded throughout the year. Most of these falls have an average height of 126 m and are situated at an approximate elevation of 1400 m above the sea level. One of the best things about these waterfalls is that they add more charm to the nearby cities and towns like Mussoorie, Haridwar, Pithoragarh, Rishikesh giving visitors another reason to plan a holiday here. There seems nothing so perfect that enjoying a shower under a cascading stream that too right amidst the beauteous nature of Uttarakhand.

Whether you are a solo traveller or on a vacation with friends and family, you can always take a detour and enjoy the natural beauty of these waterfalls. Being set amidst the lush greenery of Uttarakhand, most of these places are perfect for a picnic and photography tour, while others like Sahastradhara Falls hold importance for being perfect for medicinal purposes. There are a number of unexplored and lesser known or for that matter unnamed waterfalls that are nothing short of a dream. Situated amidst the surreal destinations that Uttarakhand is home to, they are indeed those surprises that make a travel venture in the state even more unforgettable. One can spend half day’s time and revel in fishing, bathing under the glimmering falls, boating, swimming, or just enjoying a good meal around nature.

Famous Waterfalls in Uttarakhand

  • Kempty Falls

    Spend your sunny days in the tranquil environs of Kempty Falls, settled a few kilometres away from Mussoorie. These charming falls are set at 1364 m above the sea level and are a perfect picnic spot where you can enjoy water activities or just spend a relaxed evening.

  • Mossy Falls

    These small yet dreamy falls in Mussoorie are a delight if you are looking for a peaceful retreat away from the city. The falls got its name from the covering of mossy that envelopes the whole area making the place look even beautiful.

  • Bhatta Falls

    Started as one of the untouched places, Bhatta Falls with time has made its place as one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Mussoorie. If you love nature photography then the beauty of these falls are perfect for your lens.Read more

  • Tiger Falls

    For those who are travelling with their friends, add Tiger Falls in your list of must visit places. Nestled near Chakrata, you have to trek a small distance to reach here, from where you can have the picturesque view of the Himalayas and the aroma of nature.

  • Jharipani Falls

    A nature lover’s paradise surrounded with the pleasant view of Himalayas are the Jharipani Falls. These falls are also settled near Mussoorie, where one can easily trek and spend some quality time with their loved ones or just rejuvenate in nature’s lap.

  • Sahastradhara Falls

    A close to perfect setting having caves and sulphur water spring is Sahastradhara Falls. Having medicinal properties, the water spring is swarmed with tourists mostly during rainy season as that's an ideal time to visit here.

  • Jimi Ghat Waterfalls

    Adding more beauty to the lush greenery the place is embellished with, you can count Jimi Ghat as one of the favourites already in Pithoragarh District. Known for offering the scintillating view of the Nanda Devi range, the ghat is encircled by the rhododendrons and birch.

  • Vasudhara Falls

    Making its place in the heart of Alaknanda River, Vasudhara Falls come across as the most beautiful falls in the whole of Uttarakhand. These falls are a perfect relaxing spot from where you can enjoy the shining blue sky and the lofty mountains.

  • Garud Chatti

    Adorned near the ‘Yoga Capital of India,' Rishikesh is the Garud Chatti waterfalls. This place which is surrounded by lush greenery is a perfect tourist attraction during the monsoon season.

Uttarakhand Travel Information at a Glance