Looking for a perfect spot for a monsoon adventure? Look no further than Chinchoti Waterfalls! Located on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, this place is an ideal spot for a one-day picnic or a thrilling trek.
But hold on, this adventure is not for the faint-hearted! The trek to the waterfalls is an adventure in itself, and it’s best to hire a local guide to lead the way. Don’t worry; they only charge a in few hunderds! depending on your negotiating skill.
Once you start trekking, the sound of waterfalls from all around the jungle is mesmerizing. And after trekking for around an hour and a half, you’ll reach your destination. And what a sight it is! The main attraction of this place is the number of small waterfalls along with a couple of big waterfalls with pure water surrounded by dense forest and lush greenery. It’s like something out of a fairy tale! You can occasionally witness wild cats in the forest (it’s rare). Just make sure to keep your distance and avoid any unwanted cuddles!
If you’re an experienced trekker, you’ll definitely cherish these moments. But keep in mind that safety comes first! The waterfall’s current is strong, and the topography is unpredictable. If you move deeper into the forest, you can lose the track, and the place is uninhabited.
But don’t worry; there’s another option! If you’re not up for the trek, you can still enjoy nature trails with peace of mind at nearby Tunganeshwar waterfall & temple, which is approximately 5 to 6 km away. But if you’re feeling adventurous, then the trek to Chinchoti is the perfect choice. Very few people know the jungle path through Tungareshwar, and in fact, there are two jungle routes meeting at different spots near Chinchoti waterfalls. The track is a narrow jungle path, and one can easily get lost without the help of escorts. So, hold on tight to your guide, or you might end up becoming the next Tarzan or Jane!
The sound of the raindrops and the orchestra of insects give an eerie but adventurous feeling throughout this trek. You’ll hear the sound of watercourses trundling down rock faces chatting at a high frequency before it comes into your view. This is the midpoint of the trek to Chinchoti.
From this point, you’ll be crossing the stream on a few occasions to reach the main waterfall. The journey is a thrilling experience, and the waterfall is a beauty. The memories of the 125 feet magnificent waterfall will be permanently etched on your mind.
And if you’re worried about the distance, don’t be! Chinchoti is just a 60-kilometer straight drive from Mumbai, taking just an hour and 30 minutes around. So, pack your bags, put on your trekking shoes, and get ready for a perfect forest adventure in lush greenery on a perfect monsoon day.
With varieties of insects and birds along the stream trek, it’s a day worth spent at Chinchoti jungle. So, what are you waiting for? The adventure is calling!