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About Lingmala Waterfall

Lingmala waterfall is the most visited waterfall in Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra State, India. Known for its serene surroundings and lovely environment, the waterfall begins around 600 feet over a cliff and is accompanied by rich greenery.

 

Districts/Region

Satara district, Maharashtra, India. 

History

A Yadava ruler from the thirteenth century constructed a tiny temple and water tank at the wellspring of the river Krishna. The region around Mahabaleshwar called the Vale of Jawali was under the rule of More Clan, the vassals of the Adilshahi sultanate ofBijapur. In 1656, the founder of the Maratha Empire, ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj by virtue of political conditions, killed the then leader of the vale of Javali, Chandrarao More, and seized that area. Around that time ShivajiMaharaj constructed a fort close to Mahabaleshwar entitled Pratapgad. The fort is still in the possession of ShivajiMaharaj's descendants. The waterfall is located nearby Mahabaleshwar.

Geography

Lingmala waterfall is situated at a distance of 7.3 KM toward the east of Mahabaleshwar in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. The forest bungalow of Lingmala is situated close to the falls. The water here plunges from a height of roughly 600 ft.

Weather/Climate

The region has a hot-semi arid climate year-round with an average temperature ranging from 19-33 degrees Celsius. 
April and May are the hottest months in the region when the temperature reaches up to 42 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme, and the temperature can go as low as 10 degrees Celsius at night, but the average daytime temperature is around 26 degrees Celsius.
The annual rainfall in the region is around 763 mm. 

Things to do

Thousands of tourists visit Lingmala Waterfalls every year. Tourists admire the beauty of the falls. The majestic Dhobi Waterfall and Chinaman’s waterfall are near the Lingmala waterfalls. The scenic waterfall and lush green vegetation surroundings make it a natural piece of art. It is considered a must-visit place for nature lovers, photographers. It serves as a perfect spot for a picnic with friends and family because of its natural beauty and ecstatic location.

Nearest tourist places

Tapola: On the south of Mahabaleshwar, the Tapolaghat in the Koyna valley is a small town on the extreme backwaters of the TriveniSangam of the Koyna, Solshi and the Kandhari river. Popularly known as Mini Kashmir due to the serenity and the beauty of the Shivsagar lake which is surrounded by Sahyadri from three sides is an excellent boating and picnic spot.
Mapro Gardens: It is a garden park in the hill station of Panchgani, near Mahabaleshwar, known for its strawberry production. It is in the village ofGureghar and was developed and maintained by a food processing company known as Mapro. 
Krishnabai Temple: Krishnabai Temple is an old temple situated few meters away from PanchGanga Temple in Old Mahabaleshwar. The temple also offers enchanting views of the Krishna valley and surrounding countryside.
Rajpuri Caves: Rajpuri Caves are one of the region’s oldest and most visited attractions. Also called Kartik Caves, these caves house a beautiful temple of Lord Kartikeya, the elder son of Lord Shiva. This is one of the most visited temples in Mahabaleshwar. Tourists from around the country visit the caves because of their religious significance.
Panchgani: Located 12 KM to the east of Lingmala waterfall is another beautiful hill station in the Sahyadri mountain range. Famous for its scenic beauty, it is one of the biggest tablelands in the world. Parasailing and other adventure activities are available at Panchgani.

Special food speciality and hotel

As it is near the largest hill stations in Maharashtra one can get almost all types of cuisines. Besides the restaurants and cafes, you can also try various roadside shops, food joints and Dhabas. Products made from strawberries such as Ice creams and milkshakes are the speciality of this place.

Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station

Various hotels, resorts, lodges and homestays are available in Mahabaleshwar.  
The rural hospital is in Mahabaleshwar at a distance of 6.5 KM.
The nearest post office is at 6.2 KMinMahabaleshwar.
The nearest Police station is at 6.7 KMinMahabaleshwar.

Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit

Lingmala waterfall is easily accessible throughout the year. The best season to visit Lingmala falls is between July and December.Avoid the rainy season as it could be dangerous to go to this place.
The best time to visit the waterfall is between 8:00 A.M to 5:30 P.M.

Language spoken in area 

English, Hindi and Marathi.


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