Have You Visited The Highest Waterfall In Maharashtra?

Vajrai Waterfall, Bhambavali - Satara
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The Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in India, and the highest in Maharashtra. The waterfall is situated in western Maharashtra in Satara District and surrounded by lush green mountains. It flows near the Kaas plateau, also known as the valley of flowers.

The Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall is a huge tourist attraction in Satara Region. It is situated at an height of 1840 feet (560m) and is perennial in nature and flows throughout the year. The best time to see it is of course is the monsoon.


The waterfall is a starting point for the Urmodi river which is further connected to the Urmodi dam. Apart from a waterfall, the place is a hub of beauty, surrounded by the beauty of nature and wildlife.

Vajrai waterfall is known as a historical and devotional spot in Bhambavli village.

Samartha Ramdas Swami – a 17th-century saint and spiritual poet apparently reached the top of the waterfall in 3 steps, and since then the waterfall started flowing in three tiers. 

The village also has some ancient temples of Ramdas Swami.

Reaching There:

By Road: It is 140 km away from Pune and one can expect a scenic drive on the way to Bhambavli Vajrai Waterfall  Route : Pune -Satara – Kas- Tambi – Bhambavali.

State Transport buses are also available and you can take a bus from Pune to Satara, and from Satara bus stand, board a bus to Aladwadi and ask then for Bhambavli village.

Nearest Railway Station: Satara station is the nearest railhead to reach Vajrai waterfall. You can hire private vehicles from the station till the village.

As the name suggests, this place is unspoilt and tourists can hence stay only with the local villagers and enjoy their Maharashtrian cuisine. Plenty of fresh fruits too.

While you’re there, you can also visit the Valley of Flowers, Sajjangarh fort and the Shree Ram temple

Kaas Plateau

It is located 7kms away from the Vajrai waterfall. This plateau is known as the valley of flowers. The entire plateau is covered with flowers that bloom from August to November. The whole plateau turns to a picturesque bed of 150 variants of flowers along with medicinal herbs.

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Shree Ram Mandir – Chaphal

It is located on the banks of river Maand. The temple was built by Ramdas Swami, also the spiritual guru of great Maratha Warrior Shivaji Maharaj. The idol is originally of Lord Surya but Ramdas Swami has worshipped the idol as Lord Ram.

The temple comprised of Dhyana Gumpha (meditation Cave), a temple of Lord Das Maruti and Veer Maruti.

Chaphal Ram mandir
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Sajjangad Fort

The fort from the 13th century is another major tourist attraction for devotees of Ramdas Swami, as the place comprises of resting place or samadhi of Ramdas Swami.

The fort is maintained by a trust called Ramdas Swami Sanstha. Entry is prohibited after 5 pm to the fort. The top of the fort offers a breathtaking view, surrounded with lush greenery.


#All distances mentioned are purely for reader information. 

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