Are you planning a trip to Mahabaleshwar? Don’t forget to add the Dhobi Falls to your itinerary, because trust me, this place will not disappoint you.
Located just 3 km from the main town, the Dhobi Waterfalls are the perfect picnic spot for those seeking a surreal experience amidst nature. To reach the falls, you need to undertake a small hike, which can be a little muddy, but believe me, the experience is worth your time. And if you’re worried about the hike, don’t be. You’ll be accompanied by a diverse range of migratory birds, trees, and clear blue skies that will keep you entertained throughout.
Once you reach the falls, you’ll be mesmerized by its beauty. Surrounded by greenery and rocks, the waterfall streams down the Koyna river and looks like a spectacle with mists and rainbow. And don’t forget to bring your camera along because this place is a picture-perfect setting complemented by jaw-dropping views that you’ll want to capture with your HD camera.
But before you pack your bags and head out, here are some travel tips to make your trip comfortable. Carry good quality sunscreen, wet wipes, and mosquito repellents to protect yourself from the sun and bugs. Wear comfortable shoes to maintain the grip on the rocky and bumpy route that takes you to the waterfall. And, make sure to pack an extra pair of clothes in your backpack because you never know when an emergency arises.
Now, you might be wondering about the entry fee and timings. Well, the good news is that you don’t need to pay anything to anyone to visit the Dhobi Waterfall, and you can explore it at any time throughout the day. However, the advisable timings would be from morning to evening, i.e., before the sunsets. And, you’ll need 2-3 hours from your schedule to soak in its beauty in your utmost comfort.
If you’re planning to visit during the winter season, from October to February, the weather remains pleasant enough for tourists to roam around the popular sightseeing places in Mahabaleshwar.
Speaking of sightseeing places, here are some places you can visit in Mahabaleshwar during the winter season, the Mapro Garden, Venna Lake, Elephants Head point or Arthur Seat Point in Mahabaleshwar.