If you are in Mumbai or near Mumbai during monsoons, these are the 5 Best Waterfall Near Mumbai, which you cannot afford to miss. And, for Mumbaikars, its nothing less than a blessing to be in a city where you can enjoy all your weekends visiting a new waterfall near Mumbai.
5 Best Waterfall Near Mumbai:
Choose a new waterfall near Mumbai every weekend and enjoy the monsoon to the fullest.
1) Bhivpuri Waterfall, Karjat, Near Mumbai, Maharashtra:
If you do not want to travel too far from Mumbai and still want to spend some quality time with nature, visit Bhivpuri Waterfall near Mumbai. It is 20 feet high. Bhivpuri Waterfall is active only during monsoons. So, the best time to visit here is July-August. You can also enjoy the waterfall rappelling here. Carrying an extra pair of clothing will be a good idea.
One very important thing to keep in mind. Do not go too deep into the lake created by the waterfall; as there were cases of people drowning here. Remember, you are here to enjoy the nature and not to take a risk.
How to reach Bhivpuri Waterfall?
There is a direct local train from Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Karjat. Deboard the train at Bhivpuri Road. From here, you can trek easily to the Bhivpuri Waterfall. This is the shortest way to reach Bhivpuri waterfall. You can also get down at Karjat Station. From Karjat Station, its 2 KM trek to Bhavpuri Waterfall.
You can always drive to Bhivpuri Waterfall. There is plenty of parking area.
What to Eat in Bhivpuri Waterfall?
Near Bhivpuri Waterfall, you will get a few food stalls selling corns, chips & other snacks. There are a few stalls which are selling cold drinks. Few of them are selling alcohol & beer at a high cost. Some villagers offer veg & non-veg food on advance booking.
2) Kondeshwar Waterfall, Badlapur, Near Mumbai, Maharashtra:
Another waterfall near Mumbai. Kondeshwar Waterfall has a Kondeshwar temple next to it. There is a lake near this temple called Kondeshwar. You can visit Kondeshwar Waterfall for a day picnic.
Word of Caution: You must not cross the fence as shown in the pic below.
The bottom part of the barricade is safe unless there is a flood. And, the part just below the waterfall is very deep and has hidden rocks, which could be highly dangerous. That’s why swimming to that area or entry to that part is prohibited. If you explore, you will find many other waterfalls near Kondeshwar Waterfall.
How to Reach Kondeshwar Waterfall?
There is a direct local train from Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Badlapur. Deboard the train at Badlapur Station. From here, shared autos are available for INR 50.00 per seat. The point where auto will drop you, you will have to trek a little reach Kondeshwar Waterfall.
You can always drive to Kondeshwar Waterfall. However, it is not advisable, as there is not enough parking area.
What to Eat at Kondeshwar Waterfall?
You will get a few food stalls selling corns, chips, vada pav & other snacks. There are a few stalls which are selling cold drinks as well.
3) Tapalwadi Waterfall, Neral, Near Mumbai, Maharashtra:
Tapalwadi Waterfall is in Neral.T You can visit here for a day picnic. This waterfall is not that high. However, water volume & flow is maximum during monsoons. You will love the atmosphere around. After monsoons, you can enjoy rappelling and rock climbing here.
While visiting Tapalwadi Waterfall, you do not have to be so cautious about the depth of the water. However, during heavy rainfall, some rocks may fall from the top of the waterfall. That’s all you need to be careful about.
Best time to visit Tapalwadi Waterfall is during monsoons i.e. between June to September.
How to Reach Tapalwadi Waterfall?
There is a direct local train from Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Karjat. Deboard the train at Neral Station. From here, shared autos are available. The point where auto will drop you, you will have to trek a little reach Tapalwadi Waterfall.
You can always drive to Tapalwadi Waterfall. However, it is not advisable, as there is not enough parking area.
What to Eat at Tapalwadi Waterfall?
You need to carry your food along or you can buy something to eat at Neral Station.
4) Tungareshwar Waterfall, Vasai, Near Mumbai, Maharashtra:
If you are looking for a simple & easy trek to some waterfall, then Tungareshwar Waterfall near Mumbai is your destination. The main attractions of Tungareshwar in monsoons are the Tungareshawar Waterfall and a temple of Lord Shiva, which is deep inside hilly trek of forest area.
This waterfall is small and medium amidst lush green forest and seasonal birds around. It is safe for kids/children and family with people in the middle age group too. If you prefer to enjoy the medium and larger waterfalls, here you have the option open for you.
How to Reach Tungareshwar Waterfall?
You can board a local train from Dadar to Vasai Road. Exit the Vasai Road Station on east towards Virar. You can opt for a sharing auto to Tungar Phata @ INR 20 to 25 per seat. Or, you can hire a personal auto @ INR 200 till the temple entrance for 4 people.
Auto will drop you before first water stream (in monsoon) from there you can walk for around 2.5 km till temple. It is recommended to walk to the waterfall & enjoy the mesmerizing scenic beauty all around.
What to Eat at Tungareshwar Waterfall?
You will get Kachchi Kairi (green raw mango), Sweet Corn and Tamarind, Cucumber with chili and salt along the waterfall.
5) Madap Waterfall, Khapoli, Near Mumbai, Maharashtra:
Madap Waterfall near Mumbai is about 100 feet. It is safe for every age group. You can visit Madap Waterfall with your kids as well. This waterfall is famous for Waterfall Rappelling & Trekking. There are many organizers who are running camps here, which will cost you INR 1650 approx. This package includes the following:
- Waterfall Rappelling
- Safety Gear and Technical Support
- Veg Meals (Breakfast; Lunch and Evening Tea; Snack during the evening or packed snacks)
- Travel Ex. Mumbai
Like any other waterfall discussed in this article, this one is also active during monsoons only. Water falls & flows in the full swing during monsoons. So, the best time to visit is July-August. This is an amazingly beautiful waterfall. Those who are fond of nature, will love the surrounding. It’s a must visit waterfall if you are in Mumbai or Pune.
How to Reach Madap Waterfall?
There is a direct local train from Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Khopoli. Deboard the train at Khopoli Station. From here, hire an auto or a taxi. You will have to trek about 2-3 KMs from Madap Village to reach Madap Waterfall. It’s a jungle trek.
You can always drive to till Madap Village, park your vehicle at the village and trek to the waterfall.
What to Eat at Madap Waterfall?
You need to carry your food along or you can buy something to eat near the Station.
Tips for Travel to Waterfall near Mumbai:
- It’s always better to carry an extra pair of clothing.
- Carry towels & basic first aid.
- Drinking Water.
- And, the most important – Always be careful. Because due to heavy rain the water falls from huge heights in full swing, which creates a pond at the bottom with hidden rocks inside. Remember, you are at these places to enjoy and not to take unwanted risks. Be Safe !!!
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Words to Imbibe:
Its a request to everyone who is will be travelling to any of the above destinations, please carry a small bag and take your trash back along with you or empty the bag in the nearest dustbin. It’s all of our responsibility to make sure that we keep the nature clean and as beautiful as it actually is.