10 incredible Waterfalls in Maharashtra that will leave you speechless 

8th Jul 2018
Photo of 10 incredible Waterfalls in Maharashtra that will leave you speechless by Ashish

Monsoon season is the most awaited season mainly for love birds, farmers, trekkers, travel lovers and photographers for their own reasons. Where normal people gets relief from heat and wanderers like us gets excited to wander more. Monsoon not only brings the temperature down but also thousands of dead or seasonal waterfalls becomes alive. And the most importantly we get enough water to drink.

But there is something which attracts a lot of us... The western ghats of India. This western ghats or Sahyadri region receives highest rainfall after himalaya region or Seven sister states of India (North East India). One can experience the heaven in sahyadri's without even dying... There are thousands of waterfalls which makes you to leave your homes and trek in the mountains. Check out these 10 incredible eye catchy waterfalls in Maharashtra that will leave you speechless.

1. Vajrai Waterfall (Satara)

Picturesque 3 tier cascading Vajrai waterfall in mosnooon

Vajrai Waterfalls is situated at 6km from Kas pathar (valley of flowers maharashtra), 28km from satara. The water falls from height of 260 m (853 feets) in three steps. This one is one of the most spectacular waterfall in maharashtra. Vajrai is a great place to explore the beauty of mother nature especially in the monsoon season. The dense forest, waterfall and the fresh air are all seductive. It totally makes one forget about all the hustle-bustle, stress and tensions of the city life.

2. Devkund Waterfall (Pune)

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Devkund Waterfall is a virgin place with clear water. It is a 'plunge' waterfall pouring massive amounts of water on the rocky surface underneath. It is the confluence of three waterfalls and is said to be the origin of Kundalika River. It is about a three-hour trek from base village along the dam backwater and through forest to reach this place known as ‘Devkund’. A major part of the trek goes through some semi-dried forests with the river running parallel and sometimes crisscrossing through the route. A guide is required to be taken during the trek as there is dense forest around. Trek distance is 6.5 km one way and it takes 1.5 - 2 hours to reach the waterfall. During the monsoon the water volume increases very quickly due to the design of the hills, so it is unsafe to see the waterfall. During heavy rains do not visit this place, the entire forest gets waterlogged and water level increase very rapidly so better to avoid during peak monsoon.

3. Thosegar Waterfall (Satara)

Thoseghar Falls is a popular waterfalls located at Thoseghar village in Satara district of Maharashtra, which is just 26km from satara. It is one of the top waterfalls in Maharashtra and also one of the highest waterfalls in India. The surrounding area is full of dense forest and wild animals. Also the thosegar is famous because its easily connected with satara city and the zig zag road makes a good choice for road trip along with friends and family. People can aslo visit sajjangad fort on the way to thosegar waterfalls. Its natural beauty and soothing environment makes perfect monsoon destination to enjoy.

4. Lingmala Falls (Mahabaleshwar)

Lingmala waterfall is only 6km away from mahabaleshwar bus stand. The lingmala waterfall is situated at top of venna valley in mahabaleshwar. Amidst the rocky mountains, completely covered with lush greenery; Lingmala Fall is sourced by the waters of Venna River, situated at an altitude of 1278 m, Lingmala Waterfall is formed by Venna River. There are two waterfalls, one mini waterfall and the main waterfall which falls from a height of 500 feet. Lingamla waterfall is one of most popular place in mahabaleshwar and also most visited place during monsoon in mahabaleshwar.

5. Marleshwar Falls (Ratnagiri)

Marleshwar Waterfall is located in Marleshwar of Ratnagiri district. It is a cave temple and is circumvented with sacred grooves. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva. The Marleshwar Yatra which takes place during the Makar Sankranti is a major event of this temple.

Near the temple, Dhareshwar waterfall can be seen. Local belief is that Lord Parshuram laid the foundation of the temple. Many snakes can be seen in the cave but there has been no complaint of any devotees being bitten. This has resulted in the increased faith of the devotees. This place is a real place of tranquility to visit during monsoon.

6. Kune Falls (Lonavala-Khandala)

The 14th highest waterfall in India is located in Lonavla, a town in the Pune district of Maharashtra. This waterfall is known as Kune Waterfall and the height of the falls is 660 feet. This three tiered waterfall has one long drop of 330 feet. The drop of the other section is almost 300 feet. The entire waterfall is a magnificent work of art of Mother Nature with the enriched background of greenery. It is really a bewitching sight to any visitor. The waterfall is centrally located in the Khandala- Lonavla valley and is a beautiful spot. Visitors from Mumbai can see the waterfall from a distance as they approach Khandala. Being a seasonal one, the falls will dwindle after about a month from the last rains.

7. Dabhosa waterfalls (Palghar)

Dabhosa waterfall is beautiful waterfall situated at Dabhosa village in Thane district of Maharashtra. This is one of the highest waterfalls in Maharashtra near Mumbai. The Dabhosa Waterfalls is formed over Lendi River and cascades down from a height of about 300 feet. Dabhosa waterfall is more beautiful in the rainy season with full flow and lot of greenery around. Dabhosa Waterfall Resort and Jawhar Hill Station Resort are the two accommodation options near Dabhosa Waterfalls. These resorts offers various adventurous activities at the falls like Kayaking, Valley Crossing, Zip Line, Rappelling and laddering, Trekking and fishing. The nights are a complete back to nature experience with the roar of the waterfall in the background.

8. Amboli Waterfalls (Sindhudurg)

The stunning Amboli Waterfalls is situated in the slope station of Amboli in south Maharashtra in India. Amboli is situated at elevation of 690 meters over the ocean level and is considered one of the eco spots of the world since it is home to uncommon types of verdure. The Amboli Waterfall is a standout amongst the most well known vacation spots that can be found in Amboli and is gone by ious sightseers all as the year progressed.

Seeing the falling water and the encompassing greenery add to the excellence and appeal of the officially entrancing spot. Since the magnificence of the falls can't be delighted in consistently, the fervor and interest to witness this mysterious waterfall winds up multiplied, and couples, youngsters, trekkers and also families, have an occasion time at the Amboli Waterfalls.

9. Bhivpuri waterfalls (Bhivpuri/karjat)

If you want to enjoy a day with the touch of nature this the place. Its beautiful views and waterfalls really calms the mind and gives happiness. Unexplored land with breathtaking views of sahyadri mountains will surely make you to fall in love with this place. This place is just 20-30 min walking distance from bhivpuri road railway station. This waterfall and trail to matheran or garbet point is one of most beautiful trek in sahyadris. This trail offers majestic view of waterfall, plateau, mountains and many more. One need to cross the river to reach the base of waterfall which is little risky during heavy monsoon.

10. Umbrella Waterfalls (Bhandardara)

Umbrella Falls is a beautiful seasonal waterfalls situated at the Bhandardara Dam in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. It is one of the top places to visit in Bhandardara and also one of the best waterfalls in Maharashtra. One needs to walk just 500 m from bus stop to visit this beautiful waterfall.

When the Wilson dam overflows during monsoon, water gushes out from a small opening in its northern end over a semicircular rock, forming the picturesque Umbrella Falls. The water body is also used for hydro­electric power generation. There is a bridge right below the waterfall, tourists can get a full view of the waterfalls standing on the bridge. The waterfalls can be enjoyed only during the monsoon season, when the dam reaches full capacity.

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