Kalu Waterfall – Highest Waterfall in Malshej Ghat
Kalu Waterfall is the highest and largest waterfall in Malshej Region. Kalu waterfall in one of the less explored places in Maharashtra. Kalu waterfall can be seen from Malshej Ghat main road but its structure is such that 90% of the falls is hidden.
Nearest Village: Thibti / Khireshwar
Nearest Railway Station: Kalyan
Grade level: Easy
Endurance Level: Easy
Best Time to Visit: September – October
Kalu Waterfall Information
Kalu waterfall comes in Malshej Region. Kalu waterfall originates from Harishchandragad mountains and flows through Khireshwar village. Kalu waterfall falls from Deccan plateau to Konkan region. There is another falls near this waterfall known as Mahuli Waterfall (as per local people). Kalu waterfall and Mahuli waterfall meet and form Kalu River.
Surrounding region of Kalu waterfall looks beautiful and picturesque. Kalu waterfall falls in five stages. all five stages can not be seen at a time. Only rappellers can see all five stages of Kalu waterfall. Height of Waterfall Rappelling is about 1200ft. Kalu waterfall was first rappelled in 1993 by Camp Fire India group lead by Arun Sawant. A person who pioneered in conquering every mountain in Sahyadri.
Kalu waterfall is a seasonal waterfall. During monsoon, it flows dangerously whereas in summer it is completely dry. Kalu waterfall should not be visited in during heavy rains. Best months to visit this waterfall are September and October.
Camping / Accommodation Facility: There are so some hotels near Malshej Ghat for accommodation. We can also get accommodation in Khireswar village. If you want to visit the base of the waterfall from Thibti Village. There are forest rest houses which one can pre-book. The houses are tents and small nature cottages, not big hotels which bonds close to nature
Food / Water Facility: There are many hotels near Malshej Ghat, We can easily get food and water. However, Arrangement of food and water can be done by People of Khireshwar village.
How to Reach Kalu Waterfall:
Get Down at Kalyan Railway Station which is nearest Railway Station. From Kalyan Catch any bus going towards Malshej Ghat and Get Down at Khubi Phata. From Khubi Phata walk almost 2km to reach the top of Kalu Waterfall. If you have two-wheeler then you can offroad till Waterfall.
Either you can reach the top of the Waterfall or Base of the waterfall. Top of the waterfall can be reached via Khireshwar village whereas the base of the waterfall can be reached via Thibti village.
Total Cost of My Journey:
- Thane to Kalyan (By Train): Rs. 20 (Return Ticket)
- Kalyan to Khubi Phata (By Bus): Rs. 110
- Khubi Phata to Kalyan (By Bus): Rs. 110
- Total Cost of My Journey: Rs. 240
Places to Visit near Kalu Waterfall:
- Malshej Ghat
- Harishchandragad Trek
- Sindola Fort
- Pimpolgaon Joga Dam