Nature’s bounty in India is so magnanimous that people seeking a quick getaway are never short of places to visit – depending on the various seasons.
During the monsoons, the waterfalls of India serve as a spectacular treat to sore eyes, attracting tourists from around the country.
The year, however, with pandemic-induced extraordinary circumstances, people have been restricted from taking their September vacations.
Tired of working from home, several people have been re-visiting old memories and sharing anecdotes of when times were simpler and getaways to waterfalls were possible on social media.
Here are clippings of some of the most talked-about waterfalls in India that have been making the rounds on Twitter and Instagram.
Nohkalikai Falls: Located near north-eastern India’s Cherrapunji – which is one of the world’s wettest places, Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest waterfall in India. Water flowing down this fall plunges 1,115 feet, making for an unforgettable sight, savoured by thousands of visitors every year.
With natural bridges made of the roots and branches of rubber trees, the area around the waterfall resembles the make-believe land of Pandora from the blockbuster animated movie “Avatar”. Pictures and videos of the area have lately been going viral. Take a look.
Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres).The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India.🇮🇳@anirban1970 @SLaitphlang@BNMohanty86 @FazlulH13262921 @in_northeast@incredibleindia @theindiatrail pic.twitter.com/uVLJ9uqJR5— Jon Suante (@jon_suante) August 27, 2020
Dhuandhar Waterfall: Flowing through the creeks of natural marble rocks, the holy river Narmada drops into a milky-mist in a blue-green calmness from the fall, located in central India’s Jabalpur city. The place is usually flocked by visitors getting into boats for their rides through the marble rocks. But this year, the coronavirus scare has left the place somewhat deserted.
The heavy monsoons have swelled up the river, which graciously descends into India’s own “grand canyon” – but only locals living around are enjoying nature’s glory there this year, teasing others who cannot visit this time.
This is the actual Dhuandhar Falls in Bhedaghat, MP. Beautiful waterfall. It’s surreal to witness burbling yet serene stream of Narmada river. #TravelArchive https://t.co/gtNQ2AZNm2 pic.twitter.com/HgSZFXZCkD— Bhumi (@bhumishah15) July 25, 2020
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#Repost @safarnamabydp • • • • • • The Dhuandhar Falls (धुआंधार) . The word Dhuandhar is derived from two Hindi words - Dhuan (smoke) + Dhar (flow) meaning a waterfall where we get smoke-flow like feeling (this smoke is formed by water vapours or the smoke cascade). The Dhuandhar Falls are located on Narmada River in Bhedaghat and are 30 meters high. The Narmada River, making its way through the world-famous Marble Rocks, narrows down and then plunges in a waterfall known as Dhuandhaar. The plunge, which creates a bouncing mass of mist, is so powerful that its roar is heard from a far distance. . . . . . . . . . . . #dhuandharfalls #dhuandhar #jabalpur #madhyapradesh #bhedaghat #marblerocks #mptourism #incredibleindia #waterfalllovers #roar #smoke #watersmoke #narmada #narmadariver #watersounds #watersound #earlymorningwalk #waterfallsofinstagram #waterfallsofindia #heartofindia #heartofincredibleindia #dekhoapnadesh #vocalforlocalindia #vocalforlocal #beautifulindia #madhyapradeshtourism #madhyapradeshdiaries #travelindiagram #indiatraveldiaries !!!
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Dudhsagar Waterfall: This four-tiered waterfall is the most visited water site for travellers exploring India’s western regions.
Located near India’s party-town Goa, the waterfall is a major tourist attraction during the late monsoon months.
This year, people are only peeking at the magnificent Dudhsagar Waterfall in pictures and videos shared on social media.
Dudhsagar waterfall view from the plunge pool in the core monsoon season.— Ramblers India (@ramblersindia) September 6, 2020
From our Dudhsagar trek, August 2019.
🎥: Mahesh Kharade#goa #slowmotion #adventure #waterfalls #waterfall #dudhsagarwaterfall #dudhsagartrek #dudhsagarfalls #slowmotionchallenge #dudhsagar #ramblersIndia pic.twitter.com/rwww7PBfNX
Dudhsagar Falls sing monsoonal downpour in the Western Ghats as you travel along the bridge connecting Karnataka & Goa. pic.twitter.com/uwqWVeEkEs— Yogesh Chheda (@YogeshChheda1) August 25, 2020
Apart from the more famous ones, videos of many other Indian waterfalls are charming social media – teasing confined netizens, who are just waiting to break free.
Jharalawa waterfall in Dantewada district. Among few Unexplored and untouched place in India. Stop coming onto the conclusion on the basis of media. pic.twitter.com/9aGtI5U3D5— Siddhant Singh Bisen (@simply_siddhant) September 3, 2020
Kataldhar Waterfall...Lonavla....Maharashtra...India.... pic.twitter.com/mu8GMT7iXF— S.A.Baloch (@asmaaan208) September 5, 2020
In September, a major portion of India's professionals entered a sixth month of working from home because of the alarming coronavirus situation.
On Monday, India reported 90,802 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The country, which is now the world’s second-most affected, behind the US, has witnessed a spike of a million cases in the last two weeks. Currently, the death toll in the country stands at 71,642, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.