The captivating and beautiful Chinaman waterfall, lies towards the south of the Koyna Valley, in the beautiful hill station of Mahabaleshwar.
A tour of this hill station is incomplete without visiting this beautiful falls. The waterfall is located on the Carviali Road, and the Tiger Path Road is the best way to access these waterfalls. Some tourists also access the waterfalls through the Babington Point.
There is a dense forest that leads up to the waterfalls, and it is embedded in scenic beauty, which makes it a paradise for walkers.
The waterfall cascades down from a height of 500 feet in to a deep valley. The waterfall flows from two different points and merges in to a single stream. Positioned at the top of the Venna Valley, the calm surroundings and the exotic waterfalls render a perfect holiday spot.
Chinaman’s waterfalls got its name because once upon a time the beautiful gardens and farms in the vicinity managed by Chinese immigrants.
Positioned at the top of the Venna Valley, it is bewitching to watch the water flowing from such an enormous height. The best time to visit the falls is during the monsoon season.
The beauty of the Chinamans Waterfalls offers ample chances to take some amazing snaps. Click the gushing water at dawn and dusk when sunrays enhance its overall appeal.
From the area around the waterfall, beautiful views of Dhobi Waterfall and Lingamala Waterfall can be seen. Whether you are with your friends or family, this place is an ideal place for all.
How to Reach
Mahabaleshwar is 120 km from Pune via Panchgani, and is the closest Railway station. The city of Pune is the normal departure point for Mahabaleshwar although Satara Railway Station is the closest and convenient railway station.
Mahabaleshwar is well connected by road with Mumbai and Pune, and other important cities of Maharashtra. There are private taxis and luxury buses available in addition to the Maharashtra State transport semi-luxury, luxury and ordinary buses. After the construction of a new highway, tourist can drive down to Mahableshwar, as it is only a five-hour drive from Mumbai.
Once in Mahableshwar, tourists can reach the waterfalls via Carviali Road, which are located 2.5 km away from the Mahabaleshwar city. The waterfalls can also be approached through Tiger Path Road via Babington Point.
-Photography of the beautiful surroundings, wildlife and migratory birds.
-Sightseeing of the surrounding hills and nearby waterfalls.
-Enjoy a refreshing bath in the pond at the base of the falls.
-Picnic in the company of friends and family.
Places to see near the Waterfall
Where to Eat and Stay
Due to its remote location there is no restaurant or hotel near the falls. Make shift food stalls may appear depending on tourist traffic, hence it is advisable to carry your own snacks and water.
For proper meals one can visit one of several restaurants in Mahableshwar available in all budgets.
Tourist planning an overnight stay can book their accommodations at the numerous hotels in Mahabaleshwar available in all budgets.
There is no official arrangement or infrastructure for camping at the water falls near Chinaman Waterfall.
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 Chinaman 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.
Also do not pollute the water as it is an important source of water for the people living in the nearby villages.
Kindly support nature as these small actions by each one of us will help preserve our beautiful waterfalls.