Napane waterfall is an exception among the seasonal falls in the Konkan. This is the only round the year waterfall in Sindhudurg. Napane is a small remote village in Vaibhavwadi tehsil.
This fall has its origin at Nadhavde, 5kms upstream. At Nadhavade a water spring has sprouted suddenly at one place. Locals call it as ‘Umala’.
But wait, before you jump in, heed our advice and avoid swimming in the running water to prevent any casualties or falling down from the second step fall. Safety first, folks!
If you’re not one for swimming, you can still enjoy the scenery and listen to the sweet songs of the many species of birds that call Napane waterfall their home. And if you’re feeling peckish, there’s a small restaurant nearby that serves some snacks to satisfy your hunger.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, my friends. Napane is also a great spot for adventure seekers, offering opportunities to study the variety of flora and fauna, and explore the surrounding forests. And if you’re looking for a place to stay, we highly recommend Jungle Resort, which is conveniently located right beside the waterfall.
Now, when’s the best time to visit Napane, you ask? While the waterfall flows all year round, the best time to visit is from September to early February, when you can fully appreciate the grandeur of this natural wonder.
Just a heads up, Napane has limited residential facilities, so it’s best to plan for a day trip or stay in nearby Kankavli (40kms) or Talere, where good quality accommodation is available.
So, what are you waiting for? Hop on a motorable road from Nadhavade, a village on Vaibhavvawadi- Talere road, and make your way to Napane waterfall. If you’re traveling by Konkan Rail, simply alight at Vaibhavwadi station and make your way from there.
Get ready to immerse yourself in a natural paradise that’s sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Happy travels!