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Waterfalls and Lakes


Waterfalls in India

Waterfall
Height
River
State
Kunchikal Falls (Tiered waterfalls)
1493 ft
Varahi
Karnataka
Barehipani Falls
1309 ft
Budhabalanga
Odisha
Langshiang Falls
1107 ft
Kynshi
Meghalaya
Dudhsagar Falls
1017 ft
Mandovi
Goa
Nohkalikai Falls
1100 ft
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Meghalaya
Jog Falls or Gersoppa falls (Plunge waterfalls)
829 ft
Sharavati
Karnataka
Magod Falls
650 ft
Bedthi
Karnataka
Lushington Falls or Unchalli Falls or Keppa Jog falls
380 ft
Aghanashini
Karnataka
Sivasamudram Falls
320 ft
Cauvery
Karnataka
Hundru Falls
320 ft
Subernarekha
Jharkhand
Kapildhara Falls
100 ft
Narmada
Madhya Pradesh
Tiered waterfalls touch land surfaces at one or more places before they reach the bottom, while plunge waterfalls directly descend to the bottom. Nohkalikai Falls are rainfed, meaning there is no river preceding the waterfall.
Note: This list is not exhaustive and covers only important falls from competitive exam point of view

Facts to remember on Lakes

Related Fact
Name of the Lake
Deepest lake in the world
Baikal (fresh water) in Russia
Largest fresh water lake
Lake Superior, between Canada and the USA
Largest lake in the world
Caspean Sea, bounded by Iran, Russia, Kazhakistan,
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
Saltiest lake in the world
Dead Sea bounded by Israel, Jordan and West Bank
Lowest lake in the world
Dead Sea between Israel and Jordan
Largest lake in India
Sambhar lake in Rajasthan
Largest fresh-water lake in India
Kolleru lake in Andhra Pradesh
Largest coastal lagoon in India
Chilka lake in Orissa
Sriharikota island is located in
Pulicat lake in Andhra Pradesh
Country known as land of thousand lakes - Finland


Lakes in India

Name of the Lake
Location
Kolleru lake
Andhra Pradesh
Pulicat lake
Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh
Hussain Sagar
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Ulsoor lake
Bangalore, Karnataka
Sambhar lake
Rajasthan
Pichola lake
Udaipur in Rajasthan
Dal lake
Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir
Wular lake
Bandipore in Jammu and Kashmir
Pangong lake
Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir
Surajkund
Faridabad in Haryana
Rudrasagar lake
West Tripura, Tripura

Udaipur is known as the Lake City.
Pangong Lake is a transboundary lake. A major portion of the lake lies in Tibet.

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