At a distance of 6 km from Mahabaleshwar Bus Stand, 116 km from Pune & 252 km from Mumbai, Lingmala Waterfall, one of the best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar, is located at top of the Venna Valley in Satara district of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous tourist places near Pune in monsoon and also one of the popular waterfalls in Maharashtra that can be visited as part of Mahabaleshwar packages.
Situated at an altitude of 1278 m, Lingmala Waterfall is formed by Venna River. 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 main waterfall from the mini falls. There is no way to get into the water at main falls but visitor can get magnificent views of waterfall from the view point.
Lingmala Waterfall is visited by thousands of tourists every year as it is one of the top Maharashtra tourist places. 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 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 rainy season, so it is not at all advisable to swim.
Entry Fee: Rs. 15 per person
Timings: 8 AM to 4.30 PM