Discover 7 Mesmerising Waterfalls Near Mumbai and Pune | Monsoons Must Visits

June 30, 2024

The rainy season brings new life to nature, turning the forests greener, the hills mistier, and the waterfalls stronger. As the monsoons take over in full-swing, they add a new sense of vigour and magic to our waterfalls. There is a refreshed enchantment that the monsoon harbours with it, making it ideal for a short break. While you will not find a waterfall near Mumbai or in the heart of a city, we have prepared a list of 7 waterfalls near Mumbai and Pune to help you plan your next monsoon getaway.

Kune Falls, Lonavala (Best Waterfall in Lonavala)

Located in the Lonavala-Khandala Valley, Kune Falls is a three-tiered waterfall. Due to its location, it is easily accessible from both Mumbai and Pune. The monsoon turns the 200m tall waterfall into a majestic sight, which can be spotted right from the highway. Set against the Sahyadri hills, Kune Falls is a beautiful picnic spot for your monsoon getaway with family and friends. If you are looking for the best waterfall near Mumbai, head to Kune Falls. 

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Bhivpuri Waterfalls, Karjat

Bhivpuri Waterfalls lies at a distance of around 90 km from Mumbai. It is also very close to Lonavala if you are already in the area. Pinched between two hills, Bhivpuri Waterfalls drops down 20 feet in height, and is a treat for the eyes during the monsoon, especially in July and August. You can drive down to the waterfall, or make the picturesque 20-minute walk from Bhivpuri Railway Station. On your next visit to a waterfall near Mumbai, head to the gushing Bhivpuri Waterfalls as it cascades down the hills. It is also safe for visitors to approach and splash in.

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Lingmala Falls, Panchgani

Located 5.5 hours away from Mumbai and 2.5 hours away from Pune, Lingmala Falls in Panchgani plummets bravely from a height of 600 feet. It has two levels: the lower deck of the waterfalls is accessible to visitors. It is safe for swimming and playing around, whereas the upper deck is inaccessible because of the terrain. If you are looking for the best waterfall near Mumbai, drive south to Panchgani. You should make your way to the viewpoint which offers a heavenly view of Lingmala Falls, and is an ideal spot to click photographs. The viewpoint also gives you a panoramic view of Dhobi and Chinaman’s Waterfall near Mumbai.

Dhobi Waterfall, Mahabaleshwar

Dhobi WaterFall is formed by the coming together of multiple streams of water, forming a rocky pool at its base. The waterfall is at its most glorious during the monsoon months from June to September. The pool at the bottom is a great location to take a quick swim, dip your toes in, or simply enjoy the mesmerising views all around. Dhobi Waterfall in Mahabaleshwar is an oasis of solitude, making it an ideal picnic spot for couples, families, or groups of friends on the lookout for a waterfall near Mumbai. You can also opt to undertake a hike down to the waterfall.

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Vihigaon Waterfall, Igatpuri

Igatpuri is a small hill station in Maharashtra, north of both Mumbai and Pune. Vihigaon Waterfall is Igatpuri’s main attraction, dropping from a height of 120 feet. The waterfall is a broad stream that cascades down the cliff, forming a natural pool where you can truly relax. If you are feeling adventurous, you can hike through the forest down to the waterfall, or even go rappelling on the rocky cliffs. Vihigaon Waterfall was made popular by Ashoka, the 2001 Bollywood movie starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. For those on the hunt for the best waterfall near Mumbai, Vihigaon Waterfall is a superior choice! 

Dabdaba Falls, Jawhar

Dabdaba Falls is located in Jawhar, a small city in the Western Ghats at a distance of 4 hours from Mumbai and 6 hours from Pune. It is an excellent monsoon getaway for those who love adventure and want to feel the adrenaline pumping. The waterfall is accessible only by trekking through a lush green jungle, after which you are treated to a striking view of the Dabdaba Falls, as it falls from a sharp cliff, creating a large pool in the midst of the serene forest. Dabdaba Falls in Jawhar is in an isolated location, away from the throngs of tourists, thus a perfect destination for nature-lovers looking for a waterfall near Mumbai.

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Moving south of Maharashtra, one of the most beautiful waterfalls near Mumbai and Pune is Dudhsagar Falls in Goa. Dudhsagar Falls is the fifth highest waterfall in India, falling down a height of 1017 feet. Wide streams of currents fall down a mountain cliff, in between rocks and forests, flowing with both force and grace, often appearing like smooth liquid, earning it the name of ‘Dudhsagar’ or a ‘sea of milk.’ Dudhsagar Falls remains closed from June to August because of heavy rainfall in the region, and is best visited around September. Forget the waterfall near Mumbai and head to Goa where you can swim in the natural pool, trek through the vibrant forests, and revel in nature as the monsoon gives Goa new life.

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