Locked away in the pristine Sahyadri range is the Vardayini Waterfalls, which is completely free of any signs of commercialization, making it a postcard perfect location to have your wild moment.
Vardayini falls is a huge waterfall cascading elegantly at 135 feet in height.It is a nice, quaint place for a one day trip.
Vardayini waterfall is within the Kherwadi village that falls on the Mumbai-Goa highway.
The falls gets its name from the local Vardayini devi temple, meant to be the local devotee and also famous for attracting huge crowds from places far due to its powers. The
Vardayini temple is situated high on the hills and a way different from the waterfall way goes to it.
The locals belive that if you ask a wish at Vardayini devi temple it comes true and therefore the name 'Vardayini'.
Timing: Sunrise to sunset.
How to reach
Located on the Mumbai – Goa highway, after the Nagothane-Pali junction, and just before the Sukeli Khind, a beautiful waterfall attracts us to come towards it.
Keeping the Jindal factory on the left, the very next left turn leads in to Kherwadi village. This is the base village to the huge Vardayini falls.
One can park vehicles in this village and with the help of a villager go to the Vardayini falls.
The way though not so confusing, but passes from dense vegetation, so it’s better to keep a local company. It takes a 30 minutes uphill walk to reach the waterfall.
- Trekking and Sightseeing
Places to see nearby
- Visit the local Vardayini Devi temple.
Where to eat
Due to its remote location, there are no eating joints near the falls.
There are a few make shift food stalls, and small restaurants a kilometer or two away from the falls . It’s always better to carry your own food and water.
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 Vardayini 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.