Vangani Waterfall is one of the most famous historic waterfalls, and is situated in the Bedis village of Ambernath Taluka.The waterfalls is quite close to Vangani town near Mumbai.
It is a serene village with River Ulhas flowing on one side and chain of small hillocks on the other. It consists of mostly farmer population. Therefore everywhere scenic farmlands at the bottom of hills or hill terraces can be seen.
Vangani enjoys heavy rainfall during monsoon, and it leaves the entire region green and pictorially beautiful with mesmerizing views.
Vangani Waterfall is as beautiful and safe destination.The surrounding area around waterfall offers a quiet, calm and peaceful setting, and hence making it ideal place for enjoying a comforting time in the lap of mother nature.
In recent times, this is one of the most visited attractions for people living in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane and is ideal for a day's picnic especially during the monsoon.
This waterfall is also locally known as Bhagirath Waterfalls, and its legends have been associated with Bhagirath, the ancient character from Hindu mythology, who is believed to bring Maa Ganga (the river Ganga) on earth, with the worship of Lord Mahadev (Lord Shiva).
It is a must visit place for couples and adventure lovers because of its peaceful and romantic location.
Timing: Sunrise to Sunset.
How to reach
Vangani station is located on the CST-Karjat railway line and takes about 2 hours to reach from Mumbai.
By road Vangani can be reached through the Panvel-Karjat route or through Airoli-Sheelfata-Badlapur MIDC route. Vangani is 13 kms from Badlapur and only 10 kms from Neral(which is en-route to Matheran).
- It is a beautiful place for a one-day picnic with family and friends especially in monsoon.
Places to see nearby
- Visit the Bhagirath Dam near the waterfall.
- During monsoon, there are a couple of waterfalls that are created on the hilly ranges in this region, a few are accessible, they can be visited after a short trek with the help of local guides.
Where to eat
There are no tea or snack stalls near the waterfalls, hence tourist are advised to carry their own food and water.
But with a bit of prior planning food arrangements can be made at a local villagers house, and this is an ideal way to savour some home cooked Maharashtrian cuisine.
There is no official arrangement or infrastructure for camping at the falls. But adventure enthusiast seeking adventure can try their luck and seek permission from the local authorities and enjoy a camp near the falls.
A humble request
While visiting Vangini 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.
Kindly support nature as these small actions by each one of us will help preserve our beautiful waterfalls.