Top 8 Popular Waterfalls in Rishikesh-Mussoorie-Dehradun

  • Rishikesh, Dehradun & Mussoorie are the most popular destinations among weekend tourists in Uttarakhand. These places are best known for hills, jungles, and some most popular waterfalls. These places are dotted with some popular waterfalls that are worth visiting for all age-group tourists and travelers. 
  • These waterfalls are popular for their scenic landscapes and a perfect spot for a picnic. Here is a list of the top 8 most popular waterfalls in Rishikesh-Mussoorie-Dehradun’s must-visit!
  • Neer Waterfall in Rishikesh 
  • Phool Chatti waterfall in Rishikesh 
  • Garud Chatti Waterfall in Rishikesh 
  • Rudra Waterfall- Tapovan 
  • Kali Kund Waterfall in Rishikesh 
  • Sahashtradhara Waterfall in Dehradun
  • Kempty Waterfall in Mussoorie 
  • Bhatta Waterfall on Dehradun-Mussoorie Highway 
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Neer Waterfalls- Rishikesh Uttarakhand
Neer Waterfalls- Rishikesh Uttarakhand

1- Neer Garh or Neer Waterfall, Rishikesh

This is a stunning and perhaps the most visited waterfall in Rishikesh. It is about 4 km from the Laxman Jhula suspension bridge on the Badrinath Highway. Tourists often take walks along the bank of the Ganges to this waterfall from the Tapovan area.  The most fascinating part of the waterfall is the rich nature and variety of butterflies.

Recommendation  – It is the best trail for family hiking and waterfalls Rappelling in Rishikesh

Location: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Best Time To Visit: All around the year Except Monsoon Time
Duration: 3 – 4 hours from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
Timings: All-day Open- Entry Fee INR 30 & INR 50 ( Foreign National )

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Patna Waterfall Phool Chatti Rishikesh Uttarakhand
Patna Waterfall or Phool Chatti Rishikesh Uttarakhand

2- Phool Chatti or Patna Waterfall- Rishikesh

  • Phool Chatti Waterfall is a very popular waterfall among the family in Rishikesh. It sits near Phool Chatti Ashram on the Laxman Jhula -Neelkanth Road. This place draws the attention of tourists due to its location.
  •  Lakshman Jhula is about 5 km away from this waterfall and you can take a walk from Laxman Jhula too. After Neelkanth Temple &  Bungee Jumping, you can make a stop-off trek this waterfall which takes 30 minutes to reach by foot from the main road.
  • Recommendation  – It is the best trail for family hiking and solo travelers.
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Location: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Best Time To Visit: All around the year
Duration: 2 – 3 hours from Rishikesh
Timings: All-day Open – Entry Free

Garud Chatti Waterfalls, Rishikesh. It is famous for rappelling also
Garud Chatti Waterfalls, Rishikesh. It is famous for rappelling also

3- Garud Chatti Waterfall- Rishikesh

  • Garud Chatti Waterfall has wonderful views and a relaxing spot for nature lovers.  It takes only one hour from Laxman Jhula to reach there. The whole walks run along the bank of the Ganges that definitely makes you fall in love with mother nature. Garud Temple is also another attraction that is close to the waterfall along the roadside of Neelkanth road.
  • Recommendation  – It is the best trail for family hiking and waterfalls Rappelling in Rishikesh

Location: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Best Time To Visit:  Around The Year But Monsoon Time is great
Duration: 2 – 3 hours from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
Timings:  Free Entry and but once you reach the starting point you find the signboard of No Entry Due to wildlife

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Rudra Waterfall Tapovan Rishikesh
Rudra Waterfall Tapovan Rishikesh

4- Rudra Waterfall- Tapovan

  • Rudra Waterfall is the nearest waterfall in Tapovan, Rishikesh. The waterfall is just about 3 km away from Tapovan Saray Rishikesh on the trekking trail to Kunjapuri Temple.
  • There is a motorable road up to the waterfall and you can reach there by walk also. The whole walks run along the natural Himalayan water stream that definitely makes your walks refreshing. ShivaTemple is also another attraction of the waterfall along the trailside of Kunjapuri.
  • Recommendation  – It is the best trail for family hiking and waterfalls & Nature Trails

Location: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Best Time To Visit:  Around the Year
Duration: 1– 2  hours from Tapovan
Timings:  All The Day Open & Free Entry

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kali Kund Waterfall Rattapani Rishikesh

kali Kund Waterfall Rattapani Rishikesh

5- Kali Kund Waterfall- Ratta Pani, Rishikesh

  • Kali Kund waterfall is an incredible spot for all temple and Bungee Jumping visiting fans.  A roadside waterfall is located in the area of Rattapani near Phool Chatti in Rishikesh.
  • It is a little far from Rishikesh about 15 km while going to Neel Kanth Mahadev Temple. But it is worth visiting stop-off for any traveler and tourists. The advantage of this waterfall – You non need to walk to reach it, it just by the roadside.

Recommendation  – It is the best place to make a stop for Neelkatha Temple Travelers & Famous picnic destination for family tourists.

Location: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Best Time To Visit: Around the Year
Duration: 2 – 3 hours from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
Timings: All-Time Open and Rainy Season you get more waters

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Dehradun

Sahastradhara Waterfall Dehradun
Sahastradhara Waterfall Dehradun

6-Sahastradhara Waterfall, Dehradun

  • The best-known waterfall in Uttarakhand. The Sahastradhara waterfalls are said to shower some herbal Ayurvedic properties to the visitors due to the existence of sulfur content in the waters. There are always locals tourists locals are seen enjoying the waters of these falls.

Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Best Time To Visit: Around the Year
Duration: 4 – 5 hours from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
Timings: All-Time Open

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Mussoorie

Kempty Waterfall
Kempty Waterfall

7- ​Kempty Waterfall, Mussoorie

  • Kempty waterfall is the best activity for long-stay family tourists in Mussoorie. It offers also a scenic trail to reach this beautiful waterfall in Uttarakhand. This stunning waterfall is just a few kilometers by trek from Mussoorie hill station center. The tourists frequently go there to enjoy the shower and bathing in the man-made pool. There is a ropeway to access the waterfalls.
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Location: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Best Time To Visit: Around the Year
Duration: Full-Day Tour  from Rishikesh to Rishikesh
Timings: All-Time Open

Bhatta Waterfall on Dehradun Mussoorie HighwayBhatta Waterfall on Dehradun Mussoorie Highway

8- ​Bhatta Fall, Mussoorie

  • The Bhatta waterfall is located on the Dehradun – Mussoorie highway in Mussoorie. This waterfall was not very popular before but now, it is getting lots of tourism in recent years. It is a must-visit waterfall for adventure like-minded tourists while visiting Mussoorie.
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Location: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Best Time To Visit: Around the Year
Duration: 2 – 3 hours from Dehradun
Timings: All-Time Open

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Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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