Located at Dabhosa village, This waterfall is on top of the Lendi river and is one of the best attractions of Jawhar tehsil located in the Palghar district of Maharashtra state. It is one of the most beautiful and huge waterfalls near Mumbai. Dabhosa waterfall stays on top of Jawhar hill station tourism list, A perfect monsoon destination not very far from Mumbai city.
As said, Dabhosa waterfall is the best known, more ventured and one of the giants of the famous 3 waterfalls inside Jawhar, The hill station of waterfalls. From the center point of the Jawhar market area (Hanuman Point), Dabhosa is 17.5 km and takes about 26 minutes. Enjoy the mesmerizing view of this waterfall with family, friends, Kids, and the Elderly from the top viewpoint which is also (Car / Bike) free parking area.
If you plan to explore down the down slop hillock to reach near the waterfall to get the real near feel of the huge fall, You need to trek down for about 15 minutes. The trek starts with small concrete ladders which soon disappear as they are old and heavy rains have washed them away. That brings in the challenges of a stony, muddy trek which is not recommended for everyone in the family.
Do not try exploring it with the elderly, kids, or anyone who is not physically fit for this patch of the trek, Alternately enjoy the safe view from the top. Although experienced trekkers will enjoy the same, Be cautioned about the slippery area and pointed stones that can be really dangerous. Since the slope is an uneven and muddy hillock, During heavy rains, the mud washes away and the trek becomes difficult for inexperienced.
The best part of being at this place during monsoon or winter is that The waterfall can be seen for almost 8 months of the year. While the water falls down from the cascade of 300 feet high during peak monsoon months, i.e July, August, and September, It is the best view as the force and flows around the green surrounded nature brings in its charm.
But if you wish to go near and get inside the waterfall pond area for some photographs, Selfies, and Videos, Months after October are great. Although the greenery recedes and the drive pathway of villages are not as much fun as during rainy days, Still it is worth the visit post-monsoon months.
Reaching Dabhosa Waterfall
From Mumbai, The waterfall is about 150 Km and on National Highway 48 (Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway) the best run is from Manor, Which is a little ahead of Virar Phata. Another route from Mumbai is via Thane Bhiwandi Ambadi Wada road that connects Vikramgad village which comes before Dabhosa Jawhar. See the Google map route below.