12 Waterfalls Near Mumbai For You To Explore And Unwind

Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra is also the most populous city in India. An epicenter of fashion, live music, and late-night parties, Mumbai is famous for its prolific film artists, millionaires, dreamers, and gangsters. But during a regular day, the life in Mumbai functions normally like any other city - totally boring and mundane. That is how the corporate lifestyle and the modernity of life have consumed the charm of Mumbai leaving nothing but stress and depression.

To help you de-stress and get you refreshed, we at TripHobo have compiled a list of 12 waterfalls near Mumbai. Take a trip now and come back totally fresh.

1. Pandavkada Falls, Navi Mumbai - Amazing One day Picnic near Mumbai

  

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There are ample number of places to visit in Mumbai, but if you are looking for a waterfall near Mumbai for a one day picnic, then head to Pandavkada Falls. A plunge type waterfall in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Pandavkada Falls is the closest waterfall from Mumbai. Located amidst the Pandavkada hills, Padndavkada is a popular picnic spot for Mumbaikars, always bustling with people. If you are planning to visit Pandavkada Falls, be sure to take extra clothes with you and take a splash under the falls. It is really good. The place is ideal for Bachelors and tourist groups. The falls also has Buddhist Caves nearby for you to explore. 

Distance from Mumbai: 30 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai: 
By Car - The quickest way is to drive via Mumbai - Bangalore highway/ Mumbai - Pune highway/ Sion - Panvel highway (route has tolls).The approximate time taken is 1 hour.
By Train - Get on 97049 Kalyan from Dadar and ride till Kurla Junction. At Kurla Junction, hop on 98087 Panvel - Kharghar Railway Station. From there, take bus no: 54 Taloja Village/Raf to Central Park. And walk to Pandavkada Falls. Alternately you can also start from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and get on 98089 Panvel - Kharghar Railway Station. 

2. Malshej Ghat Waterfalls, Maharashtra - Tranquil Waterfalls near Mumbai

 

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Famous among hikers and nature lovers, Malshej Ghat Waterfalls in Malshej Ghat is one of the few waterfalls that is set in an idyllic surrounding. Malshej Ghat, a part of the western ghats; surrounded by the majestic Sahyadri mountain range, reflects the beauty of pure nature. During the rainy season, the Malshej Ghat Waterfalls picks up a flow and transforms itself completely into a tourist spot. Visit Malshej Waterfalls for its tranquility and surpassing atmosphere.

Distance from Mumbai: 130 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai:
By Car - There are two best routes to reach Malshej Ghat. One is to drive via MH SH 80 and NH 61 and the other is via NH 61 (both has tolls).  
By Train - The nearest railway station is at Kalyan in Thane and Karjat in Mumbai. From there you have to take a bus that goes to Ahmedabad. Just make sure they stop at Malshej Ghat, most of them do.
 

3. Chinchoti Waterfall, Vasai - For a Mystical Jungle Trek near Mumbai

Surrounded by thick forests and wonderful nature, Chinchoti is a 100-foot waterfall that makes up for an amazing outing. The waterfalls can be reached only through a trek that starts at the Kaman Village. The trail then passes through a mystical jungle land that reverberates with the sound of the insects and birds. Soak yourself in the journey which is eerie as well as beautiful. So if you are looking for trekking places near Mumbai, go for Chinchoti waterfall, if you are a nature or a bird lover, then this is your haven and the setting is very much suited for Photographers. The place doesn't have options to eat apart from Vadapav and Chai so pack your own food.

Distance from Mumbai: 60 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai: By Car - There are three different road routes to reach Chinchoti Waterfall and the fastest way is to drive via Eastern Express highway/ Mumbai - Agra National highway and NH48 (route has tolls). 

4. Bhivpuri Waterfall, Karjat - A Wonderful waterfall near Karjat

Easily accessible from Mumbai, Bhivpuri Waterfall provides the perfect break from the city life in Mumbai. Totally amazing and majestic, Bhivpuri Waterfall is perfect for a group of friends, who love to have some fun and explore. But be sure to enjoy the waterfalls without hurting yourself in the process, as the water from the falls is really gushing. About the food, you can order it in advance from a localite in the village. It includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. And Water Rappelling is also available during the monsoon season, adventure junkies take note!

Distance from Mumbai: 70 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai:
By Car - The best way to reach is to drive via Mumbai - Bangalore highway/ Mumbai - Pune highway (route has tolls). The approximate time taken is 1 hour 30 minutes. 
By Train - There are several options here but the ideal way is to get on the train 95119 Karjat from Dadar and get down at Bhivpuri road. From there, the waterfalls is very close by. 
 
 

5. Kune Waterfalls, Lonavala - Weekend getaway from Mumbai 

Set in Lonavala, one of the popular weekend getaways from Mumbai and Pune, Kune Waterfalls looks absolutely magical during the monsoons. A Three-tiered waterfall with a total height of 200 meters, Kune Waterfalls is considered as the 14th highest waterfall in India. Attracting a huge number of tourists during the time of the monsoon for its scenic beauty, the falls also have plenty of activities like trekking, waterfall rappelling, and swimming. With the backdrop of the picturesque Sahyadri Mountain range, Kune Waterfall looks totally breathtaking. 

Distance from Mumbai: 81 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai:
By Car - The quickest way is to drive via Mumbai - Bangalore highway/ Mumbai - Pune highway (route has tolls). The approximate time taken is 1 hour 30 minutes.
By Train - Get on 95115 Karjat Fast from Dadar and ride till Karjat. At Karjat, get down and hop on 51317 Karjat - Pune Passenger. It will get you till Khandala. From there, you can just walk to Kune Waterfalls. The total time taken is 2 hours 45 minutes, approximately.

6. Dugarwadi Waterfall, Nashik - For a Peaceful Experience

  

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If you are talking about unwinding and taking the day off - releasing all the stress, then you should definitely plan a trip to the absolutely beautiful Dugarwadi Waterfall. Located in close proximity to Nashik, Dugarwadi Waterfall is one of the unexplored places near Mumbai that is a great place to visit, especially during the season of monsoon. Enjoy the pristine surrounding and the lush greenery of the waterfalls and let go of all your worries. A visit to Dugarwadi Waterfalls in Maharashtra and you are all set to take on the world.

Distance from Mumbai: 185 Kilometers (approximately)

How to Reach from Mumbai:
By Car -
The fastest way is to drive on NH 160 (route has tolls). The approximate time taken is 3 hours.
By Train -
The nearest railway station is at Nashik. So you can ride from Mumbai to Nashik on a train and then from there you can either hail a taxi and get on a bus to Dugarwadi Waterfall, it is approximately 38 Kilometers.

Check out this 3 days in Mumbai trip plan if you want to explore the city.

7. Tungareshwar Waterfall, Vasai - For a Family Escapade near Mumbai

Tungareshwar Waterfall is a part of the Tungareshwar mountain that extends to a height of 2,177 feet (approximately). Best visited during the time of the monsoon, Tungareshwar Waterfall along with the holy temple of Lord Shiva in close range is declared as Tungareshwar Forest Park from October 2003. If you are planning a to visit a waterfall close to Mumbai with your family, then you should check out this waterfall. As the kids get wet by sliding down the slippery rock waterfalls, the adults can unwind at the main waterfall. Trek your way to the top, take a nice refreshing bath, and head to the temple of Lord Shiva. 

Distance from Mumbai: 70 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai: By Car - The fastest way to reach is by driving along Eastern Express highway/ Mumbai - Agra National highway and NH48 (route has tolls). The approximate time taken is 1 hour 20 minutes.

8. Umbrella Falls, Bhandardhara - A Monsoon trip from Mumbai

  

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Umbrella Falls in Bhandardhara are a result of the water gushing out from the small opening of the Wilson Dam. And when the water falls down on the rocks, it resembles the shape of an Umbrella and thus the name. Over the years, Umbrella Falls has become a popular tourist destination in Bhandardhara and to see the falls, it is ideal for you to plan the trip wisely - generally between the months of July and August when the dam is full. You can enjoy the sight of the falls from the footbridge beneath the falls. 

Distance from Mumbai: 140 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai: By Car - The fastest way is to drive via NH 160 and MH SH 44 (route has tolls). The approximate time taken is 2 hours 50 minutes. 

9. Ashoka Waterfall, Vihigaon - For Waterfall Rappelling near Mumbai 

Ashoka Waterfall is a hidden gem of a waterfall near Mumbai. To get to the waterfall, you have to go on a small hike through the woods during which you will get a chance to wave at the chirping birds. When you reach the waterfall, get ready for some amazing adventure as waterfall rappelling is quite famous in Ashoka Waterfall. The height of the climb, the slipperiness of the surface, and the absolute force of the water hitting you makes up for a good adventure and gets your adrenaline pumping. And please carry some food with you, if you're planning to visit because there are no food options near the waterfalls. 

Distance from Mumbai: 115 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai:
By Car - The fastest way is to drive via NH 160 (route has tolls). The approximate time taken is 2 hours 30 minutes.
By Train - The best possible way to reach Ashoka Waterfall by train is to get on a train from Kalyan Junction, 95411 Kasara and get down at Kasara Station. From Kasara hail a taxi or a share auto to reach the falls. 

10. Dabhosa Waterfall, Thane - For an Adventurous Escape near Mumbai

Situated in a serene location that is in sync with nature, Dabhosa Waterfall in the Dabosa village of Thane is a gorgeous waterfall near Mumbai. The waterfall is totally unspoiled and is separated from the buzz and the commotion of the city. If you want to spend your weekend somewhere peaceful, then visit Dabhosa Waterfall and you can even stay overnight in the Dabhosa Waterfall resort by Nature trails. In the morning, indulge in the different adventure activities that include kayaking, rappelling, ziplining, trekking, and fishing. 

Distance from Mumbai: 160 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai: By Car - The best way to reach is to drive via NH 48 (route has tolls). The approximate time taken is 3 hours 30 minutes.   

11. Someshwar Waterfall, Nashik - The Niagara of Nashik

Someshwar Waterfall, also known as Dudhsagar Waterfall is one of the best waterfalls in India and without a doubt one of the best tourist places near Mumbai. Climb the carved steps near the waterfall and reach up to the top of the viewpoint to witness the sheer thundering force of the waterfalls as it flows in full force during the monsoons. The fall is so creamy and photogenic that it attracts plenty of filmmakers every once in a while. Although, you cannot take bath in the waterfalls, do visit the Shri Tirupathi Balaji Temple that is in close proximity. 

Distance from Mumbai: 172 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai:
By Car - The best way to reach the falls from Mumbai is to drive via NH 160 (route has tolls). The approximate time taken is 2 hours 45 minutes if there is no traffic. 
By Train - The nearest railway station is at Nashik. So you can ride from Mumbai to Nashik on a train and then from there you can either hail a taxi and get on a bus to Someshwar Waterfall.

12. Zenith Waterfall, Khopoli - A Popular waterfall

  

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If you are looking for a waterfall that is packed with tourists and travelers from all parts of India, then Zenith Waterfall is for you. Situated in a place that is engulfed in greenery and small patches of wood, Zenith Waterfall is popular among the people of Pune and Mumbai. To reach the waterfall, you have to first trek through a forest and cross the streams. Set against strong winds and gushing waters, Zenith Waterfall can be visited with your family. Just be sure to eat the steaming corn after a cold bath. It's an absolute delight. Also visit the Kune Falls in Lonavala, which is very easy to reach from Khopoli and enjoy both the waterfalls in a stretch. 

Distance from Mumbai: 72 Kilometers (approximately)
How to Reach from Mumbai:
By Car - The best way to reach Zenith Waterfall is to drive along Mumbai - Banglore highway/ Mumbai - Pune highway and NH 48. The approximate time taken is 1 hour 40 minutes. 
By Train - The closest railway station to Zenith Waterfall is at Khopoli. Check for possible trains to Khopoli. And from there you can reach the falls easily.
 
Have you been to any of these waterfalls, share your experience in the comment section below.  
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DEEPAK KANNAN DEEPAK KANNAN

- Writer. Oldsoul. Batman fan. Deepak is an Engineering graduate, currently working as a Content Strategist in TripHobo.

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