Bhivpuri is a small village situated in the outskirts of Mumbai in Karjat Taluka and is popular with Mumbaikars for its waterfalls.
The Bhivpuri waterfalls is an ideal place to visit during monsoon for all those who wish to spend time in the lap of nature and at the same time do not wish to travel too far away from Mumbai.
The waterfalls is more than 20 feet high and consists of three smaller waterfalls merging together to form a single waterfall that lashes over huge rocks, making it a breathtaking sight.
The best time to visit the falls is during monsoon i.e. June to September. During weekends the waterfalls is bustling with people of all ages who come here to spend a day while chilling in the cold icy water.
Timing: Sunrise to sunset.
How to reach
This is the best and cost effective way to reach Bhivpuri.
Bhivpuri Waterfalls is 10 minutes from Bhivpuri Railway Station and 20 minutes from Karjat Railway Station by auto rickshaw.
Many travellers prefer to alight at Karjat Railway Station only to enjoy some mouth watering hot and spicy vada pav’s which are sold all over the platform of Karjat Railway station.
Travellers can enjoy an early brunch at Karjat and move towards the Bhivpuri waterfalls.
Travellers from Mumbai can drive down to Bhivpuri.
But a word of caution here, since Bhivpuri is a small town and the roads leading to it may not be in the best condition, hence enquire about the road condition in advance before venturing out in your own vehicle.
Water Rappelling is conducted during monsoon and this adventure activity attracts a lot of adventure sport enthusiast from all over Maharashtra. Water Rappelling is different from normal rappelling as the rocky patches are slippery making it difficult and challenging.
When at the falls be careful of some dangerous points. Do not venture deep into the hole created by the waterfall as there have been a few cases of drowning in the past.
Places to see in Bhivpuri
If tourist have some extra time they can visit
- Ashram of Sai Baba of Shirdi
Where to eat:
On the way to the waterfall there are a few food stalls selling corn, chips and other snack items along with cold drinks.
The villagers offer to bring lunch to the waterfall but only on advance payment. They offer both vegetarian and non vegetarian fare which generally includes Biryani or Vegetarian Thali.
But it is advisable for tourist to carry their own snacks and water.
Overnight camps are organised by professional groups post monsoon and tourist from Mumbai who would like to enjoy an overnight camp near the falls can enjoy activities like camp fire, star gazing and mid night masti with friends to the fullest.
A humble request to all tourists
While visiting Bhivpuri Waterfalls please do not litter and help keep the nature and surroundings clean by carrying back your thrash and disposing it in a decent manner.