When I suggest my friends that I saw an amazing waterfall in Rajasthan, they are like… huh… Its Rajasthan not Kerala. And thats because Rajasthan its quite famous among travellers as a desert destination. And they are wrong…
Waterfalls in Rajasthan, yes there are like 50 of them, and around 10 near Udaipur.
Well to break this concept, let me share the city of southern Rajasthan Udaipur, which is India’s number 1 honeymoon destination and is surrounded by small hills, which even forced Mughal emperor out of the boundaries of Maharana Pratap of Udaipur.
In the below post, I have shared 10 Authentic, real sites of waterfalls near Udaipur, which you can plan visit this weekend, or especially in monsoon.
1. Menal waterfall:
#1 water fall near Udaipur & also used by Prithviraj Chauhan to escape the heat of Rajasthan Ajmer & Delhi
Menal Waterfalls is the number 1 waterfalls near Udaipur, as before visiting this site, I would have not trusted anyone that such place even exist in Rajasthan. My first view about this place was that this is a waterfall in Jharkhand, which has some amazing sites, but seriously its near Udaipur.
The location of Menal waterfall is in Menal Village, around 150 km from Udaipur & the major city nearby is Kota, around 85 km. This is a natural waterfall, means that its not constructed by any dam site, as below in the list I have shared some waterfalls sites that came into existence due to a dam constructed nearby like Nandeshwar Ji Temple and Dam.
The height of Menal waterfall is 150 feet, which is huge, and it is on river Menal, which joins two flowing rivers, Banas and Badach. The waterfall area is very crowded (not like thousands of people, bit a few dozen) because of its size, and its stunning beauty which you must see in monsoons.
How to reach Menal Waterfall:
To come here, you have to cross a small gate through the temple, from where the waterfall is visible from the nearest. And here the boundary has also been made for safety, so do follow that. Now to get in the waterfall, there is a thin staircase here and then you can swim here, have fun in the water but keep your safety in mind.
There are other places to visit around the waterfall like Menal Temples and Bird Watching sites.
About Menal Temples:
At Menal there are many old temples and also some Buddhist Culture temples. The most famous one here is Mahabaleshwar Temple which is also known as Mini khajuraho of India.
There is also a statue of Nandi outside every Shiva Hindu temple, so it is believed that this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in the 11th century by King Chschmana & his wife Queen Suhavdevi and it belonged to the shakambari Dynasty.
This temple was mostly used by Prithviraj Chauhan to escape the heat of Rajasthan.
There are other temples here which attract the tourists coming here like Menal Hanuman Temple, Dev Narayan Temple, The Joganiya Mata Temple etc.
Bird Watching in Menal:
There is also a forest near Menal waterfall, which is the perfect place to do safari. Tourists can also do jungle Safari and bird watching and you can enjoy the wildlife here. But there isn’t any government organized safari here, so best will be to get a local to assist you in any type of jungle trekking activity.
2. Thoor ki Pal:
#2 water fall near Udaipur
Thoor ki Pal or Thur ki pal, is what I will say a monsoon dependent waterfall, meaning that is amazing in monsoon months and lonely in winter. Its quite near to Udaipur, like its just 15 km north of Udaipur, and near Spectrum Resort Spa & Convention hotel. I visited this site when I had to attend a conference in the same mentioned hotel. And its just 1-2 km walk from the hotel.
To be very clear this is amazing amazing spot for tourist visiting Badi Lake, Nathdwara, as its a perfect on-route stop, and for locals its a popular place for students, families but not too good for people with shaky legs, as stones here can be a bit slippery.
If you are planning to come here then I will suggest you to wear good non slippery footwear and apart from Thoor ki pal, there are other places to roam: Fateh sagar pal, Choti Madar ki pal, Sajjangarh monsoon palace etc.
How to reach Thoor ki Pal waterfall?
Just hire a taxi, like contact Rajputana Cabs Udaipur @ 8209351141 (Mr CB Singh), I always contact them for taxi booking in Rajasthan.
3. Chulia Waterfall:
#3 water fall near Udaipur
So after exploring the above 2 waterfalls, I decided to visit anther site, name Chulia waterfalls, which is close to Menal Waterfall, around 75 km and nearest city from Chulia waterfalls is Kota, 55 km, and its 240 km from Udaipur.
Chulia waterfalls is what I will say, gets its power from Maharana Pratap Dam, which is just 10 minute walk from here. This area is like complete rocky slopes, where water flows down from rocks, and I must say that this is a unique site to see in Rajasthan.
In monsoon the water level is quite high, and the sheer voice of water falling the rocks is so amazing, but again this is not a easy place to jump & run around.
As its totally rocky area, some corners near shore can be slippery, but then again if you consider your self as a smart travellers, do visit it man. Have look at some images I have shared below.
There is also Crocodile Point near Chulia Waterfall which you can visit, & in the winters, these crocodiles come out to take in the sunshine and people are like very excited to see them.
Chulia waterfall is not only beautiful but it is also a bit risky because the stones become slippery here, due to which there is a fear of slipping. So don’t try to be too friendly with these crocodiles.
What season did you come here to visit:
The weather from July to January is perfect to come here, but people like to come here more during the monsoon because at this time the waterfall looks better and the trees become green.
4. Bhimlat Falls:
#4 water fall near Udaipur
Bhimlat fall is also called the Land of Oasis in the desert., is believed to be built by Bhim, to satisfy the thirst of Pandavas during their exile. This waterfall is in the Bundi and it is at a distance of 206 km from Jaipur & is an awesome place for those who like to see the swim in a waterfall. You can have a lot of fun and enjoyment with your family in this waterfall.
Bhimlat waterfall is falling from a height of 60 metres in a lake while making its place very attractive. It was said that earlier the tigers used to roam in the Bhimlat area and people used to see the tigers from the top of the hills.
After some enjoyment of the waterfall, you can roam in the market here and taste the famous things like: ‘Dal Vada’. In the evening , Bundi looks like an old forgotten city and has a fancy lighting system and street lights too.
What to see near Bhimlat waterfall:
Apart from the waterfalls in Bundi, there are other places where you can go, they are mentioned below:
Chhatra Mahal, Bada Mahal,Phool Sagar,Raniji ki Baori, Nawal Sagar lake,Dhabhai kund,Kshar Bagh,Indragarh Fort,Moti Mahal,Sukh Mahal,Taragarh Fort,Bhoraji ka kund, Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary etc.
It is best to visit Bhimlat Waterfalls in Monsoon and nothing is better than watching the water fall from such a height.
5. Gaipernath Waterfalls
#5 water fall near Udaipur
Gaipernath Waterfalls is in Kota, around xx km from Udaipur & is open only in the monsoon season and the rest of the time it totally dry. Gaipernath waterfall is approx 300 steps it is a short trek.
There is also a temple here named Gaipernath Temple and it is near the waterfall and this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and during monsoon, the view here will make you feel absolutely fresh. Here you can swim in the waterfall, take pictures and enjoy with your family and friends.
Timings of Gaipernath waterfall:
This waterfall is open seven days a week and the visiting time is from 5 am to 7 pm.
Entry Fees of Gaipernath falls:
There is no entry fee , it is free whether Indian people or foreigners, but here the fee for still camera and video camera is Rs 50 and the price may also change.
Gaipernath Temple Timings:
This temple opens at 5am and closes at 7pm,you can come here for darshan from 5:30 am to 6:45 pm. Aarti/Pooja/Darshan Tickets are available at the temple ticket counter.
Apart from this , you can visit other places in kota: Chambal Hanging Bridge,Ganesh Udhyan,Lucky Burj,Kishore Sagar,Kota zoological Park, Chambal River etc.
6. Padajhar Mahadev Waterfalls:
#6 water fall near Udaipur
Padajhar waterfall is in Rawatbhata Chittorgarh and is a beautiful picnic spot where you can spend good time with your family and friends, expecially in monsoon season. When you visit this place, you will get an natural fragrance of flowers and greenery all around. Plus there is no entry fee to visit Padajhar waterfall.
Exact location of Padajhar waterfalls is 10 km away from Rawatbhata City & there is also a temple of Mahadev near this waterfall, Rameshwar Mahadev Temple and a must visit site for all travellers visiting Padajhar waterfall.
Apart from this, you can see other places in Rawatbhata: Chudiya Falls,Rana Pratap Sagar Dam, Baroli Temples complex, Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel etc.
7. Alewa Waterfalls:
#7 water fall near Udaipur
Alewa waterfall is a bit far far from Udaipur, as its comes in Alwar district of Rajasthan, but it is an excellent place to visit with friends and family because not many people do not know about this waterfall but when they come here they are left stunned after seeing this fall.
Since not many people know about this waterfall, so its water is very clean and the natural beauty is still quite maintained. You can swim and enjoy it here privately.
Since this waterfall is quite close to Sariska Tiger Reserve, you can also plan a half day trip to sariska and enjoy a evening tiger safari.
Sites to see nearby Alewa waterfall dam:
Apart from the Waterfalls, you can visit other places in Alwar: Flying Fox Neemrana, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bhangarh Fort,Siliserh Lake, Bala Quila, Vijay Mandir Palace,Moti Doongri etc.
8. Tidi Dam Waterfalls:
#8 water fall near Udaipur
Tidi Dam Waterfall is 35 km from Udaipur, and its quite a popular site near Udaipur, especially on weekend. This is also a Dam creted waterfall, started in 1976 by Hindustan Zinc Limited.
Apart from the natural beauty you will see here, this place is a but risky as it has slippery stones, but since its quite close from Udaipur, like 1 hour drive, a good numbers of locals come here.
WATERFALLS NEAR TEMPLES:
9. Nandeshwar Ji Temple and Dam:
#9 water fall near Udaipur
Nandeshwar Mahadev Temple is very popular temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is 15 km away from Udaipur. The temple is made of white stone and it also has a separate place to worship on special occasions.
The water flow here looks very beautiful and it is in the hilly area. You will feel that you never leave from here. Nandeshwar Temple is a very peaceful place and it is a bit cold here too.
At this site, you will find a small pond, an another temple of Ram, Janki & Lakshman and a wishing well which is believed to be a wish pond, where you put a coin and if it touches the biggest stone then you will get your wish fulfilled.
This place is not only famous for temples, it is also famous for being considered as a vacation as there are many aquatic plants & animals in this pond. You can come with your family and friends in the monsoon season and enjoy the surounding of trees & greenery and captures the beauty of this place.
Most of the people like to go here in monsoon because at this time the view is more beautiful and the water flow is also more.
10. Ubeshwar Ji Mahadev Temple:
#10 water fall near Udaipur
Udaipur is surrounded by Aravalli Mountains and this is where Ubeshwar Temple is located in the green hill area of Ubeshwar, and its a 45 minute drive from Udaipur city
There is also a pond in the temple which is known as Gangu Pond, where you will find small fishes, which you can carch & eat and can also swim here.
The drive from Udaipur to Ubeshwar is also quite senic. On-route you will see rivers, green landscapes, waterfalls etc. You will get a hint of coming here on the way, as you will hear the sound of temple bells.
Do not make much noise here because this is the place of worship and after visiting the temple you can go to Dodavali Village, which is just 6 km away from Ubeshwar.
The Pond here is a perfect place to enjoy a family picnic and the best season to visit here is monsoon. Plus you can also see or feel clouds in your hands in monsoon season, which is just an amazing experience.
Nearby Places at Ubeshwar Ji, are Fateh Sagar Lake, Badi Lake, Gangaur Ghat, Lake Pichola etc. You can also celebrate your holiday by visiting here.