Kalmandavi Waterfall – Jawhar Valley Near Mumbai

Kalmandavi is an adventurous waterfall, Located at an isolated location in the deep valley of Shivajinagar, Jawhar. A multi-level waterfall and the only which is not recommended during peak monsoon and is best explored during early monsoon or post rainy days due to the risk factors involved.

Second on the list of waterfalls in Jawhar is Kalmandavi when it comes to attracting tourists, trekkers, and youths from Mumbai and other places around. The valley length covered by Kalmandavi is large as it is multi-layer. Drone shots of this valley feel like we are exploring some giant canyon which actually is one of the best treks near Mumbai for young enthusiasts.

ALERT!! The beautiful it is an Equally extremely dangerous waterfall to get inside the water. So request to not dive in. Accident in the year 2020 (5 Drowns), Also a 45-year-old drown while taking a selfie in 2021.

I will not recommend this for kids, aged or family group as the 20 to 25 minutes trek that is needed to reach is not suitable for them. Also, the location is a deep forest isolated, So better not take a risk of going there with family. It’s a heaven for Bikers, Trekkers, and Monsoon lovers.

Reaching Kalmandavi Near Shivajinagar: The location is about 7.2 km (15 minutes drive) from Hanuman point, inside the market area. From Hanuman Mandir (Temple) Road, You need to take Jawhar-Kaulale zap road and ahead take Aktar Road (On Right) while on the drive (Refer below Map). After a point, the road gets narrow and you need to trek down the hills to reach Kalmandavi. So park your vehicle at some safe location and head to explore this beautiful valley of Jawhar hill station.

Kalmandavi Fast Facts

  • Best time to visit: Early June upon 1 week of rain or Late monsoon after October because the flow and risk are too high during monsoon days i.e from July to September.
  • Recommended for Kids, Elderly, etc: Strictly NO. One needs to trek down the hill area via a rough patch of mud & stones for about 20 to 30 minutes to reach this valley of the waterfall. Bikers can still reach close with less trek required, Car needs to be parked far away.
  • Risk factor: The Depth is about 100 meters, So do not try jumping like the local villagers do, unless you are a good swimmer. Past history has few accidents recorded. Just enjoy the view, Take some great shorts of photos and videos and come back safe.
  • Nearby attractions: No attractions around, Need to get back to Jawhar market area at hanuman point to enjoy other attractions like Dabhosa Waterfall, Heradpada Waterfall and others.
  • Food, Water, Fuel, etc: Carry ample of these things with you in advance.
  • Police restrictions: Usually not, But for people’s safety during heavy rains, Yes.

Drone video shots by Bhauzz are worth watching.

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Deven Jadav

My love towards Mumbai city took me to passion blogging from hobby. Upon quitting job, now i am one of the online city & travel guide since 2007. Hope my efforts helps citizen, foreign nationals & tourists in some or other ways.

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