Splash the Heat Away: Scenic Waterfalls To Explore Around Pune 

Splash the Heat Away: Scenic Waterfalls To Explore Around Pune

Splash the Heat Away: Scenic Waterfalls To Explore Around Pune

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For all the nature lovers and water babies in Pune, here is a list of waterfalls near the city to explore. 

1 June 2024

By Khushi Maheshwari 

  1. Bhaje Waterfalls: Bhaje waterfalls, nestled in the Sahyadri Mountains of Maharashtra, captivate with their natural beauty and serene ambiance. Cascading from a height of around 20 metres, the falls offer a refreshing retreat for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Surrounded by lush greenery and rugged terrain, Bhaje Waterfalls provide a picturesque backdrop for picnics, photography and trekking adventures. Visitors can revel in the soothing sounds of flowing water while immersing themselves in the tranquil atmosphere of this hidden gem.
  1. Thokarwadi Waterfalls: This hidden gem tucked away in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra enchants with its raw natural beauty and pristine surroundings. Fed by the gushing waters of the Kundalika River, these falls cascade down rugged cliffs, creating a mesmerising spectacle. The journey to Thokarwadi involves traversing through lush forests and scenic trails, offering a thrilling adventure to nature enthusiasts and trekkers. Visitors can bask in the tranquillity of the surroundings, refresh themselves in the cool waters or simply marvel at the sheer majesty of the cascading falls. Thokarwadi Waterfalls beckon those seeking solace in the lap of untouched wilderness.
  1. Kune Waterfalls: Situated in the heart of Lonavala in Maharashtra, these falls stand as a serene testament to nature’s grandeur. Plunging from a height of over 200 metres, they form one of the highest waterfalls in the state. Surrounded by verdant greenery and rocky terrain, Kune Waterfalls offer a tranquil escape for visitors seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.
  1. Devkund Waterfalls: The Devkund waterfall is a remote location nestled deep within the woodlands that encircle the Bhira dam. At Bhira, Tata Power operates a hydroelectric power generating unit. The waterfall located deep within the forest has brought attention to this location, which was not well-known to hikers until recently. The Kundalika river is thought to have its source at Devkund.
  1. Lingmala Waterfalls: Lingmala Waterfalls, located near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, epitomise nature’s splendour with their breathtaking cascade. Plummeting from a height of around 500 feet, these falls create a mesmerising spectacle amidst the lush greenery of the Sahyadri Mountains. Visitors can revel in the cool mist and invigorating spray as they stand in awe of the majestic sight. Lingmala is famed for its two-tiered drop, offering a picturesque backdrop for photography and relaxation. Adventure seekers can trek through scenic trails to reach this natural wonder, while nature enthusiasts can unwind in the serene ambiance, making Lingmala a must-visit destination for all.
  1. Chinaman Waterfalls: Not to be confused with the one in Goa, a picturesque gem hidden amid Maharashtra’s lush surroundings is the Chinaman Waterfall in Mahabaleshwar. Falling softly, it presents a captivating scene of tumbling waves amidst an abundance of flora. Immersed in the peaceful atmosphere, visitors will be mesmerised by the cool mist and calming sounds. Chinaman Waterfall, which is surrounded by a beautiful landscape and is reachable via lovely pathways, is a must-visit location for anyone looking for peace and serenity in the middle of Mahabaleshwar.
  1. Thoseghar Waterfalls: Thoseghar waterfalls is a picturesque location on the fringe of the Konkan area in Western India, 20 kilometres from Satara city and close to the little village of Thoseghar. There are several waterfalls, some of which are 15 to 20 metres tall and one that is approximately 200 metres tall.
  1. Vajrai Waterfall: The tallest waterfall in India is called Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall. This waterfall is 1840 feet (560 metres) high and descends down a straight rock in three parts. The Urmodi River is the source of this waterfall, which is located in the western Maharashtra district of Satara. It is roughly 2 kilometres from Bhambavli Flower Valley and 5 kilometres from the well-known Kas Flower Valley. The senses will be delighted by the surrounding flower valley and the verdant mountains. In fact, nothing is more calming than nice weather. But peace and quietness is this place’s main draw. There are no unsolicited tours, hawkers or camera crews to bother you here because the area is completely empty. 
  1. Randha Waterfalls: Randha Waterfalls, located near Bhandardara in Maharashtra, mesmerise visitors with their breathtaking cascade. Fed by the Pravara River, they plunge from a height of over 170 feet, creating a spectacular sight. Surrounded by rocky cliffs and verdant greenery, Randha Waterfalls offer a serene retreat amidst nature’s splendour.
  1. Kataldhar Waterfall: Kataldhar Waterfall, tucked away in the Sahyadri Range near Lonavala, Maharashtra, enchants with its secluded beauty. Hidden amidst dense forests and rugged terrain, this cascading wonder offers a serene retreat for adventure seekers. Visitors can trek through scenic trails to witness the majestic sight and immerse themselves in nature’s splendour.