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Lingmala Falls, Mahabaleshwar Overview

The Lingmala Waterfall is a breathtaking and absolutely awe-inspiring waterfall that is situated on the Mahabaleshwar-Pune Road. Located just beside the forest Bungalow of Lingmala, the waterfalls provide a sense of relief and peace from the hectic work schedules and honking horns that are characteristic of the daily life, thereby becoming the perfect place for visitors to de-stress and relax.

The Lingmala Waterfall also provides a view of the beautiful Dhobi Waterfall as well as Chinaman's Waterfall. The water level is nearly 500 feet from the cliff, and the falls appear ideal during the rainy season when the area is flooded with water. A trip to Mahabaleshwar and a sure shot visit to Lingmala Falls in the city is a must. The feeling that one gets on seeing water falling majestically and gracefully high up from the cliff is indescribable and the joy experienced is indeed unparalleled. The little drops of falling water appear as streaks of silver and give a rainbow effect when the sunshine falls on it.

From the falls, this water further goes into the valley of Venna. The water falls below to a height of 600 feet, and the sound of water is so melodious that it feels as if it has a certain rhythm to it.
The most pristine form of natural beauty can be seen here as the waterfalls are surrounded by lush greenery. The Lingmala Waterfalls are the ideal picnic spot to enjoy with family and friends because of their ecstatic location, and should not be missed by nirvana seekers, photographers and nature lovers especially. This is precisely why the place is visited by thousands of residents of Mahabaleshwar as well as tourists each year to appreciate the gorgeousness and grandeur of this site.

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The Two Waterfalls at Lingmala Falls

There are two waterfalls at this site. The first one is a mini waterfall, while the second is the main waterfall which falls from a height of 500 feet. The mini waterfall is suitable for swimming and playing around since it is very safe. From the mini waterfall, one has to walk for about 30 minutes to reach the main waterfall. Even though you cannot get into the water at the main waterfall, the place is a splendid one to enjoy magnificent views.

Things To Do at Lingmala Falls

The Lingamala Falls are flocked every year by numerous tourists who come to appreciate the beauty of this marvellous sight and enjoy their day here. The place is ideal to experience nature and its pure form. One can have a peaceful time with loved ones and family, just by looking at the waterfall and chattering.

Thanks to the picturesque views and spectacular surroundings at the waterfall, the place doubles up as a fantastic spot to click some memorable pictures. Hence, do not forget to carry a camera along. The splendid Dhobi Waterfall and Chinaman's waterfall are also situated near the Lingmala waterfalls and are must-visit tourist spots.

Best Time To Visit Lingmala Falls

The best time to visit the Lingmala Falls is from July to October. During this time, the waterfall is at its peak flow, and the sights are the most beautiful and enjoyable. However, avoid swimming in the waterfall during the rainy season as it can be dangerous.

Tips For Visiting Lingmala Falls

1. The Lingmala Waterfalls is suggested for people of all age groups, but it is best avoided by aged people and young children since the trek involves a lot of walking and the pathway is slippery.
2. Do not carry plastic bags and do not litter around.
3. The walk while on the way back is on an incline, so wear proper footwear. Also, you may need to take a few short breaks while on your way to regain your breath.

How To Reach Lingmala Falls

The Lingmala Waterfalls is just 6 kilometres away from the Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand, and you can hire a cab or take a bus from there to reach your destination.

The fall is situated on the right side of the road when one travels from Mahabaleshwar to Panchgani. A small signboard indicates the directions to reach the waterfall. On a narrow way from the signboard, one has to take a left turn and then drive for around 10 minutes to reach the entrance of the Lingmala Waterfalls. From the gate, the mini waterfall is 1.5 kilometres away, while the main waterfall is at a distance of 2.5 kilometres.

En route the lower deck, you will find a lot of stairs, and thus the trek can be tiring. It will take you around 30 minutes to reach the lower waterfall from the main entrance.

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