At a distance of 6 km from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand, 116 km from Pune & 252 km from Mumbai, Lingmala Waterfall is a mesmerizing waterfall located at top of the Venna Valley in the Satara district of Maharashtra. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Maharashtra, and among the famous places to visited as part of Mahabaleshwar packages.
Situated at an altitude of 1278 m, Lingmala Waterfall is formed by the Venna River. It is one of the prominent tourist places near Pune in monsoon. There are two waterfalls, one mini waterfall, and the main waterfall which falls from a height of 500 feet. The mini waterfall is safe & suitable for swimming and playing in the water. One has to walk for 30 minutes to reach the viewpoint of the main waterfall from the mini-falls. There is no way to get into the water at the main falls but the visitors can get magnificent views of the waterfall from the viewpoint.
Lingmala Waterfall is visited by thousands of tourists every year as it is one of the best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar. The waterfall is situated on the right-hand side of the road while travelling from Mahabaleshwar to Panchgani. There is a small signboard indicating the directions to the waterfall. One has to take the left turn on a narrow road from the signboard. Drive for around 10 minutes and reach the entrance of the falls. From the gate, one has to walk for 1.5 km to reach the smaller waterfall and 2.5 km to reach the main waterfall. There are a lot of stairs en route to the lower deck, so the trek can be a bit tiring, but the route and the views are totally worth it. It takes about 30 minutes from the entrance to reach the lower waterfall.
The best time to visit is from July to October when the waterfall is at its peak flow. The waterfall can be dangerous in the rainy season, so it is not at all advisable to swim.
Timings: 8 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Person