Uttarakhand is a thriving land of rich biodiversity, thrilling adventure sports, scenic and picturesque views and cascading waterfalls. Also popularly known as ‘Devbhoomi’, Uttarakhand is known for being a pristine location for people seeking to spend some time among the natural beauty. If you are planning of undertaking a Chota char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand then make sure you pay a visit to some of the most iconic waterfalls that dots the entire region. The stunning sites are set against the snow peaked mountains makes your trip to Uttarakhand a huge success.
Here are some of the waterfalls in Uttarakhand which one must not miss out on:
If you are planning on visiting the famous Hindu pilgrimage destination of Badrinath Dham during your Dham Yatra then a visit to this magnificent waterfall is a must. Located at a distance of 9 km from Badrinath the water from this waterfall plunges from a height of 400 feet. A walk-able trek from Mana village (the last village in India) this waterfall is a sight to behold.
- It is advised that you start your Vasudhara trek before noon so that you reach back to Badrinath before sun down.
Located at a distance of 4 km from Kaladhungi, Ramnagar and close to Corbett National park, a visit to this cascading waterfall will make your trip to Jim Corbett national park wholesome. The falls is nestled amidst thick dense teakwood forest making it one of the most visited picnic spots here. The calming sound of the chirping birds and the gushing falls will make you have a dreamy and serene experience.
- The falls can be reached by covering a trek of 2 km from the last motorable road.
Located at a distance of 14.5 km from the main town of Mussoorie this popular landmark of Kempty falls is one of the prime tourist destinations of Uttarakhand. Surrounded by eating stalls and numerous fun activities like swimming and waterslides, this place is a complete package of fun for you and your loved ones. If you are thinking of taking a weekend getaway trip to Uttarakhand then Kempty is the best place where you can unwind and let your hair down.
- The waterfall can be accessed via a cable car ride which will take you across the valley. You also have the option of walking down a series of hillside steps.
A stunning picnic spot near Mussoorie this waterfall is developed away from the industrialization and the crowd at a distance of 7 km from the main town. It is an ideal spot for photographers and nature enthusiasts who are seeking peace and quiet. There is also a children’s park present near the waterfall where families can take their little ones for a fun time.
- The waterfall is accessible from Mussoorie by hailing a taxi or a bus which runs on the Mussoorie – Bhatta road.
The water plunges from a height of 50 metres with an elevation level of 1395 metres above sea level. This majestic waterfall offers an opportunity for its visitors and travelers to rejuvenate in its water. The best time to witness the full glory of Tiger falls is to visit it during the monsoon season making it one of the most loved sites of attraction for people living in and around the Chakrata region.
- You will be covering a distance of 25 km from Chakrata or alternatively opt for a 5 km trekking route.
Located on the Kausani Almora road, this falls is at a distance of 12 km from the main town of Kausani. This natural location is studded with lush greenery and paddy fields making it a great getaway option for people living close to Uttarakhand. People trekking towards the sacred site of Adi Kailash or Trishul Parvat, they can also gaze at this magnificent waterfall gushing down. Another interesting part about this site is that it contains numerous ancient caves.
- The waterfall is a 2 km trek from Kantali village located in Kausani on Almora road.
Neer Garh Waterfall
Also popularly known as Neer Gaddu, this waterfall is located at a comfortable distance of 5 – 7 km from the iconic Lakshman Jhula on the Rishikesh – Badrinath road. Tumbling down the rocky cliffs this waterfall radiates natural beauty. You can opt for visiting this natural wonder during summertime when a dip here will refresh your senses. This is the perfect spot for spending time with your family.
- You will be required to trek for 1 km for Neergarh fall 1 and 3 km further for Neergarh fall 2 from Lakshman Jhula.