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15 Best Waterfalls near Pune & Mumbai

You know, we are blessed to have the natural environment in our country that contains forests, mountain ranges, waterfalls, birds, oceans, valleys, western ghats, and whatnot. We should be thankful for nature that we are having these things overwhelm nature, birds, and animals in thousands of different species are there present on earth. 

Here I am going to mention some of the most beautiful and best waterfalls near Pune and Mumbai. Check out these. 

Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall

Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall
Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall

Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall-this is one of the most beautiful, magnificent, and tallest waterfalls in India. however, not so many people know about this place, so it’s free from Hawkers, guides, sellers, and even this area is less crowded or can say crowded free till now. The height of this waterfall is 1840 feet which makes it India’s tallest waterfall. The specialty of this waterfall is that it falls throughout the year, so you visit anytime.

Thoseghar waterfalls

Thoseghar waterfalls

Thoseghar waterfalls– if you are thinking to go out to some beautiful and peaceful place then visit here. I would suggest you visit it at least once in a lifetime, the waterfall is located at a distance of 26 km from Satara, 141 km from Pune, 77 km from Mahabaleshwar, 73 km from Panchgani, and 294 km from Mumbai. Thoseghar Falls is a famous waterfall located at Thoseghar village in the Satara district of Maharashtra.

Prati Kokan Kada (Reverse waterfall)

Prati Kokan Kada - Reverse waterfalls
Prati Kokan Kada – Reverse waterfalls

Prati Kokan Kada (Reverse waterfall) – this is an amazing waterfall and a unique one, which is located at 4200 feet height kokankada, Samrad near Sandhan Valley. During winds, the water splashes back as it’s a concave-shaped peak, it’s incredible, isn’t it? This waterfall is the replica of Harishchandragad, nature has created a mini replica of Konkan Kada – Harishchandragad.

Valley of mist Amboli and Reverse waterfall at Kavlesad – Kolhapur

Valley of mist Amboli and Reverse waterfall
Valley of mist Amboli and Reverse waterfall

Valley of mist Amboli and reverse waterfall at Kavlesad – Kolhapur– this is another attraction of the tourists, the most beautiful one. Other than the waterfall, there are so many places to visit in Amboli including, Amboli Waterfall, Hiranyakeshi (Shiv Mandir and ancient cave), Kavalesat (Reverse waterfall point), Amboli Forest (Rich with flora and fauna), Ganesh Kund (waterway/river), and the entire area is full of beautiful sceneries and landscapes, with greenery.

Katal Dhar (Near Lonavala)

Katal Dhar Near Lonavala
Katal Dhar Near Lonavala

Katal Dhar (Near Lonavala)- this waterfall is deep into the Ulhas valley and is untouched by civilization and free from pollution. One can say, the natural gift which is still untouched and in such a marvelous location it is. Lonavala is a very popular weekend hill station near Pune and Mumbai and in the monsoon times, lakhs of tourists come to enjoy their weekends. However, Katal Dhar is a seasonal waterfall which is located in the Ulhas Valley, and on the same trek route, it goes towards the popular Rajmachi Fort.

Barki waterfall (Kolhapur)

Barki waterfall Kolhapur
Barki waterfall Kolhapur

Barki waterfall (Kolhapur)- This scenic destination is situated at Shahuwadi taluka of Kolhapur. A scenic path will take you to Barki waterfalls near Kolhapur. It’s a new beautiful destination and recently a most famous tourist spot for weekend gateways. The height of the waterfall is nearly 250-300 feet and there are 5 waterfalls in Barki village but only 2 you can explore other 3 are not accessible to anyone.

Kune Falls (Lonavala-82 kms from Pune)

Kune Falls
Kune Falls

Kune Falls (Lonavala-82 kms from Pune)- the Kune falls are located in Lonavla in the Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. This is the 14th largest waterfall in India. the Kuna falls is located within the Lonavala Khandala valley a three-tiered waterfall with a total height of 200 meters or 660 ft, the highest drop being 100 meters. To reach the waterfall, you can take an Old Mumbai-Pune highway to reach Khandala and there on to Kune.

Khandi Waterfall (Kanhe Phata, Lonavala)

Khandi Waterfall Kanhe Phata, Lonavala
Khandi Waterfall Kanhe Phata, Lonavala

Khandi Waterfall (Kanhe Phata, Lonavala)- this waterfall is located before Lonavala and the monsoon turns the weather fresh and amazing. Even the Sahyadri mountain ranges hold various waterfalls this time. You know the most interesting thing is, the water carries white diamonds that are running through lush green forests, falling in necklace formations over mountains. Here is a place called little-known waterfalls near Pune, which is also amazing.

Zenith Waterfalls (Khopoli-79 kms from Pune)

Zenith Waterfalls Khopoli
Zenith Waterfalls Khopoli

Zenith Waterfalls (Khopoli-79 kms from Pune)– Zenith Waterfalls are situated in Khopoli Maharashtra. The monsoon season is good to visit the waterfalls. Every Mid-July, the rains had turned the weather incredibly fantastic and beautiful. Zenith waterfalls are one of the most famous waterfalls among travelers. To reach the waterfall, the nearest station is Khopoli railway station. Take a rikshaw which will drop you at a nearby point and from there one has to walk through streams and a small patch of woods will get you there.

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Aadoshi Waterfall (near Khopoli-90 kms from Pune)

Aadoshi Waterfall near Khopoli
Aadoshi Waterfall near Khopoli

Aadoshi Waterfall (near Khopoli-90 kms from Pune)- Aadoshi Range of Waterfalls is located at Khalapur Taluka, Aadoshi, Maharashtra. The waterfall is the hidden beauty of the Khopoli region. The best thing about this waterfall is that it is accessible to all and no trek is involved. Apart from that, it has many waterfalls. You can witness watching one of the big waterfalls and also there are a few small ones near it. It’s not over yet, you can also see the best 360 views of the Lonavala ghat from the upper side of the waterfall.

Reverse waterfall at Lohagad (Lonavala-70 kms from Pune)

Reverse waterfall at Lohagad
Reverse waterfall at Lohagad

Reverse waterfall at Lohagad (Lonavala-70 kms from Pune)- they named it so, why? because during the Monsoon, when the water current is at its strongest, can you watch the water flowing backward that’s why it is named a Reverse waterfall. The question is, what causes the water to flow backward? So, the reason is so simple, the water is caused by the high-pressure wind that pushes it upwards. This is the only site in the world where you can stand at the top of a waterfall but not get soaked. So must visit this waterfall and watch the reverse waterfall with your eyes, you get shocked by its beauty.

Tamhini Waterfalls (Valse, near Kolad-106 kms from Pune)

Tamhini Waterfalls
Tamhini Waterfalls

Tamhini Waterfalls (Valse, near Kolad-106 kms from Pune)- The most popular attraction is the Tamhini Waterfalls. Also known as the Valse, these waterfall’s cascade falls from a significant height and forms a pool at the surface. Apart from trekking, one can also do sightseeing, and picnicking, tourists also enjoy swimming in the water. Well, Pune and Mumbai offer some beautiful places to visit for weekend trips.

Darya Ghat Waterfall (120 kms from Pune)

Darya Ghat Waterfall
Darya Ghat Waterfall

Darya Ghat Waterfall (120 kms from Pune)- Darya Ghat Waterfall is one of the best monsoon waterfall destinations but it is not so famous and untouched by tourists, so the place is so natural. So, if you are in search of the best natural waterfall this monsoon this is the best place near Pune, Mumbai. However, the Darya Ghat is an ancient trade route that was used for connecting the Amboli village of the Ghat section to the Palu village in Konkan. This is similar to Nane Ghat which is also connected Ghat to Konkan.

Dodhani Waterfalls (near Pune)

Dodhani Waterfalls
Dodhani Waterfalls

Dodhani Waterfalls (near Pune)- the waterfall is Located at the base of the Matheran hills, and is accessible via the Panvel-Matheran road. The waterfall is falling down from 115 feet, waterfall provides the perfect adventure opportunity for adventure lovers. Dodhani point is also famous for its sunset view. This is Asia’s only automobile-free hill station place. You can also see some cascades of water on your journey. I really recommend you to visit this waterfall once in your life, you will wonder about this place.

Ashoka, Vihigaon waterfalls, Kasara Ghat, Igatpuri, near Mumbai & Pune

Ashoka, Vihigaon waterfalls
Ashoka, Vihigaon waterfalls

Ashoka, Vihigaon waterfalls, Kasara Ghat, Igatpuri, near Mumbai & Pune– Ashoka Waterfalls also called Vihigaon Falls is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing waterfalls near Igatpuri.  The waterfall is surrounded by lovely scenery valley and a dense green forest. Vihigaon waterfalls are located in the Kasara Ghar region. Vihigaon waterfalls are also known as Ashoka Waterfalls because some movie scenes from Film Ashoka were shot here. Ashoka is a famous movie film featuring Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Sine then it is also called Ashoka waterfalls.

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