Jana Waterfall


Ideal Time: 1-2 hours


6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry Fee:

No entry fee

Jana Waterfall, Manali Overview

Jana Waterfall is located in a quaint village named Jana in the transfixing valley of Manali. It is a natural waterfall and a famous attraction which is a favourite picnic spot and is often visited by people residing nearby to escape the chaotic city life. The scenic beauty of the region under clear blue skies and fresh air is hypnotic. One has to trek to the waterfall through dense deodar and pine trees amidst snow-capped mountains. The sight of the snow covered peaks is simply exhilarating. This attraction is a must visit for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. Each direction one looks at will be a perfect frame to capture, and the entire experience of locating the beautiful waterfall will be such that one will cherish all their lives.

Jana Waterfall cascades from a height of about 30 feet and its presence in the dense flora is a surprise for many. One can trek up the hill to get a beautiful top view. The climb is easier compared to many others in the region and can be completed by beginner level hikers too. The sound of the trickling waterfall amidst the chirping of the birds calms any soul entering the area. There's a wooden bridge laid perpendicular to the direction of the waterfall which trekkers use to walk across. There is seating arrangement also around that is often used by tired souls to rest for a while before they return. One can sit and contemplate their goals or their lives or have a blast with friends and family here. A visit to Jana Waterfalls is highly recommended while exploring Manali.

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The best time to reach Jana waterfall is between September and June which is the winter season in Manali. The temperature drops immensely during this season making the trek a little challenging. March to May is summertime, and June is the onset of monsoons. The days are pleasant throughout, and the water in the waterfall pool is a decent temperature for tourists to take a dip.

1. Tourists can reach the waterfall on two-wheelers although it is not recommended as the region has rugged and rocky landscape.
2. Some stalls near the waterfall sell local snacks. A piping hot plate of Maggi and a nice hot cup of chai is a must-have here. Picnickers can carry snacks and beverages along with them if required.
3. Wear decent trekking shoes as the trekking trail is rocky and uneven.
4. The region is susceptible to landslides during monsoon. It is highly recommended that tourists avoid exploring the waterfall during monsoons.

Jana Waterfall is about 35 kilometres away from Manali. One can hire a shared or private taxi to reach the Jana, a village a few kilometres away from Naggar in the beautiful valley of Manali. From Jana Village, a 20 to 25-minute walk or trek into the natural surroundings through narrow and rocky lanes is required to reach the waterfall. Busses are also available from Naggar to Jana Village, but they do not ply frequently. The first bus leaves Naggar at around 8:15 AM.

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