I'd first been to this incredible spot five years back in 2013 immediately after the monsoon when the rains had ravaged this waterfall completely. However, in the last few years, this waterfall has been restored to it's prior glory and passing tourists who know about this place, take the 2 km detour on the way to Almora from Nainital or Kathgodam and stop here to relax and take a dip if they wish to.
There are a few shops in the Dhokaney village where people can have chai and some snacks. Once you hit the main road leaving the village behind, there are more road-side restaurants where you can have lunch.
Where exactly is it?
It's obvious that people who have been on this route and have skipped this spot must be scratching their heads in confusion. Here's how you can reach Dhokaney.
18 kms before Almora, near Suyalbari, a road diverges uphill on the right. Take this detour that also leads to Mukteshwar and Nathuakhan ahead. After a short 2 km drive on this rather quiet route, you reach the village Dhokaney. Just before reaching the village, an unpaved road on the left leads you downhill to the waterfall. Signs have been painted on the rocks to direct people to the waterfall. The gurgling sound of the water can be heard from the road itself
You can take you vehicle downhill if you're a confident enough. However, it's just a 5-minute walk downhill to reach the waterfall.