Mumbai, the city of dreams, the capital city of Maharashtra, is one of the most populous cities in India. The city is a one stop place for those who are looking for fashion, music, parties, etc. It is also well known for the Bollywood industry, the millionaires, gangsters and the dreamers. As like any other city, the life in a metropolitan city is mundane and boring.
The lifestyle and the modern influence of the corporate sector have eaten up the charm of the city leaving the black spots of stress and depression on its residents. Every individual wants to get rid of this totally unwanted stress and depression in some way or the other. While some would like to enjoy the sea breeze on the Juhu beach, some would prefer to head to the various places of worship and a few others would love to venture out of the city.
For those who love nature, the sight of a beautiful cascading waterfall would simply sweep you off your feet, isn't it? Well, if so, then prepare yourselves to head to these beauties from the city. We bring you a list of 12 such beautiful waterfalls which would for sure revive you and provide relief from the stress and depression of city life.
Pandavkada Falls, Navi Mumbai
The Pandavkada Falls are one of the closest waterfalls from the city, which would make you dive into them. Located in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, this beauty is amidst the Pandavkada hills which is a very popular picnic destination for the residents of Mumbai and is generally filled with people.
If you are ready to soak yourself in the waters of the Pandavkada Falls, then make sure to carry an extra pair of clothes. There are also some Buddhist caves nearby the falls which are open for one to explore.
Popular amongst hikers and nature lovers, the Malshej Ghat Waterfalls are one of the few waterfalls that are set in a blissful surrounding. The Malshej Ghat is part of the majestic Sahyadri mountain ranges and is a perfect example which reflects the true beauty of nature.
During the monsoon season, the flow of the waterfalls increase, they undergo a complete transformation and attract many visitors. Head to this beautiful place for its peaceful and calm atmosphere.
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Chinchoti Waterfall, Vasai
Wrapped up by thick forests, Chinchoti is a waterfall which falls from a height of 100 ft. To reach the waterfall the only way is by foot by undertaking a trek which begins from the Kaman Village.
The trek proceeds through the depths of the jungle, and the chirping of the birds and the noise of the insects convert into the best music which you would hear.
It is a paradise for the nature and bird lovers and also for photography enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the trek which would continue to haunt you with its beauty.
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Bhivpuri Waterfalls, Karjat
The waterfalls at Bhivpuri give you an excellent break from the hustle and bustle of the city life in Mumbai. The cascading waterfalls are majestic and breathtaking which makes it a perfect place to head to with your gang of friends. Adventure junkies, take note of this place as water rappelling is available here during the monsoon season.
Kune Waterfalls, Lonavala
Kune Waterfalls in Lonavala happen to be one of the popular weekend getaways from Mumbai and Pune. The three tiered waterfalls have a total height of about 200 m and are considered as the 14th highest waterfalls in the country.
The place attracts a large number of visitors, especially during the monsoons, as the place transforms itself into a place of scenic beauty. There are plenty of activities which are offered here such as trekking, waterfall rappelling and many more.
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Dugarwadi Waterfall, Nashik
Thinking about taking a day off and unwinding yourself? Well, then head to the beautiful Dugarwadi waterfall which is located at a very close proximity to Nashik.
The place is amongst the least explored places, and is a beautiful place to visit during the monsoon season. One can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the lush greenery around the place and wash away all the worries.
Tungareshwar Waterfall, Vasai
Tungareshwar Waterfall is part of the Tungareshwar mountain ranges which scales to a height of approximately 2,177 ft. The waterfall along with the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva together forms the Tungareshwar Forest Park. One can trek up to the summit after splashing in the waterfall and head to the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
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Umbrella Fall, Bhandardara
Umbrella Fall in Bhandardara is formed by the water falling out from a small opening formed in the Wilson Dam. As the water makes its way through the rocks it takes the shape of an umbrella.
The waterfall is a very popular tourist destination in Bhandardara and it is ideal to head to the falls between the months of July and August when the dam is at its full capacity.
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Ashoka Waterfall, Vihigaon
Ashoka Waterfall is considered as a hidden gem near Mumbai. To reach the waterfall one must take a small hike through the woods, which would give you an experience of being close to nature.
At the waterfall one can try one's hands on waterfall rappelling which is well known here. Apart from this, one can climb the height and stand below the cascading waterfall which will set your adrenalines pumping.
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Dabhosa Waterfall, Thane
Located in a peaceful place which is in sync with nature, the gorgeous waterfall of Dabhosa is found in the village of Dabhosa in Thane.
The cascading beauty remains totally untouched and unspoilt and is away from the buzz and commotion of the city. One can indulge in a number of adventure activities such as kayaking, rappelling, trekking and fishing here.
Someshwar Waterfall, Nashik
Better known as Dudhsagar, this is undoubtedly one of the best waterfalls in the country. One can climb up the carved steps near the waterfall and reach all the way up the waterfall.
Here you will witness the thundering force of the waterfall as it flows down in its full force during the monsoons. The waterfall looks similar to creamy milk falling down heights and attracts many people throughout the year.
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Zenith Waterfall, Khopoli
Located in a place which is covered with greenery and small woods, the Zenith Waterfall is very popular amongst the residents of Pune and Mumbai. To get to the waterfall, one must first trek through the forest and cross over a number of streams, amidst strong winds and gushing waters.