Waterfalls in Uttarakhand: Discover the Serenity

Uttarakhand is a favorite destination for weekend tourists, especially those who love waterfalls. The region is famous for its hills, jungles, and numerous beautiful waterfalls. Many of these waterfalls can be easily reached from popular hill stations.

Waterfalls in Uttarakhand attract a large number of tourists to the area. The hills and jungles offer stunning scenery, and waterfalls like Bees Nest are a sight to behold. Here is a list of some waterfalls in Uttarakhand: Mussoorie, Maldevta, and Dehradun.

Must visit Waterfalls in Uttarakhand

  1. Neer Garh Waterfall in Rishikesh
  2. Phool Chatti waterfall in Rishikesh,
  3. Patna Waterfall in Rishikesh
  4. The Secret Waterfall Rishikesh- Tapovan
  5. Kali Kund Waterfall in Rishikesh
  6. Sahashtradhara Waterfall in Dehradun
  7. Kempty Waterfall in Mussoorie
  8. Bhatta Waterfall on Dehradun-Mussoorie Highway
  9. Maldevta waterfall
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Neer Waterfalls- Rishikesh Uttarakhand
Neer Waterfalls- Rishikesh Uttarakhand

1- Neer Garh or Neer Waterfall, Rishikesh

Neer Waterfall is a stunning and popular waterfall near Rishikesh. It’s around 4 km away from the Lakshman Jhula suspension bridge on the Badrinath Highway. Tourists often enjoy walking along the Ganges bank from the Tapovan area to reach this waterfall.

The most fascinating thing about Neer Waterfall is the abundance of beautiful butterflies. To reach Neer Garh Waterfall from Rishikesh, it’s about 5 km away, near Neer Village, close to Ram Jhula.

It’s a great trail for family hiking and waterfalls rappelling in Rishikesh. You can visit all year round, except during the monsoon time. The duration of the trip is around 3-4 hours from Rishikesh. The waterfall is open all day, and the ticket price is INR 30 for Indians and INR 50 for foreign nationals.

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

2-  Patna Waterfall Rishikesh

Patna Waterfall in Rishikesh is a very popular destination for families. It’s located near Phool Chatti Ashram on the Lakshman Jhula-Neelkanth Road, making it easily accessible and drawing the attention of tourists.

Reach Patna waterfall from Lakshman Jhula, it’s about 5 km away, and you can even take a walk from Laxman Jhula. After visiting the Neelkanth Temple and experiencing Bungee Jumping, you can stop by and trek to this waterfall, which takes around 30 minutes on foot from the main road.

I highly recommend Patna Waterfall in Rishikesh for family hiking and solo travelers. It’s a fantastic spot to enjoy the beauty of nature and have a great time!

Location: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Best Time To Visit: All around the year
Duration: 2 – 3 hours from Rishikesh
Timings: All-day Open – Entry Free

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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 is a beautiful and peaceful place for nature lovers in Rishikesh. It’s just an hour’s walk from Lakshman Jhula, and the entire path runs alongside the Ganges, offering breathtaking views of mother nature. There is also Garud Chatti Temple nearby, which adds to the attraction of this place along the Neelkanth road.

I highly recommend Garud Chatti in Rishikesh for family hiking and waterfalls rappelling. It’s a perfect spot to enjoy nature’s beauty and have a great time with your loved ones!

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- The Secret Waterfall Rishikesh- Tapovan

The Secret Waterfall is the closest waterfall to Tapovan in Rishikesh. It’s just around 3 km away from Tapovan Saray Rishikesh on the trekking trail to Kunjapuri Temple.

You can reach the waterfall either by walking or by taking the motorable road. The entire walk runs alongside a natural Himalayan water stream, making your journey very refreshing and enjoyable. On the way to the waterfall, you’ll also find the Shiva Temple, adding to the attraction of the trail leading to Kunjapuri.

I highly recommend this trail for family hiking and enjoying waterfalls and nature trails. It’s a perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and be surrounded by nature’s serenity.

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 RishikeshKali Kund Waterfall Rattapani Rishikesh

5- Kali Kund Waterfall- Ratta Pani, Rishikesh

Kali Kund waterfall is a fantastic place for those who love visiting temples and trying out Bungee Jumping. This roadside waterfall is located near Phool Chatti Ashram in Rishikesh, specifically in the area of Ratta Pani.

Although it’s a bit far from Rishikesh, about 15 km on the way to Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, it’s definitely worth making a stop-off for any traveler or tourist. The best part is, you don’t need to walk to reach the waterfall, as it’s right by the roadside.

I highly recommend Kali Kund waterfall as a perfect stop for travelers visiting Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and a famous picnic spot for families. It’s a great destination for both temple enthusiasts and those seeking a fun and relaxing time with their loved ones.

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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Sahastradhara Waterfall Dehradun

Sahastradhara Waterfall Dehradun

6-Sahastradhara Waterfall, Dehradun

Sahastradhara Waterfall is the most famous waterfall in Uttarakhand. It is believed that the water from these falls has herbal and Ayurvedic properties because of the presence of sulfur content. The falls attract both local and visiting tourists, who can often be seen enjoying the refreshing waters.

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

Maldevta Waterfall
Maldevta Waterfall

7- Maldevta Waterfall

Maldevta in Dehradun is situated at the foothills of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. It’s a popular destination for weekend travelers who seek adventure through activities like hiking, trekking, and camping.

To reach Maldevta from Dehradun city, it’s just a 20 km road trip followed by a 1 km walk to get to Maldevta waterfall. The waterfall is about 10 meters high, creating a medium-sized water pool.

In Maldevta, there are various activities to enjoy besides visiting the waterfall. You can try paragliding, camping in the village, and savor the delights of Cafe Sparrow. It’s a perfect place for paragliding, camping, hiking, swimming, and trekking in the beautiful village of Maldevta.

How to reach Maldevta Waterfall

Maldevta waterfall is located about 20 km from Dehradun. You can reach there by city bus, Bikram Auto, or your personal vehicle. If you are traveling from Rishikesh, the distance is around 50 km by your own vehicle or private transport. You can take the Rishikesh Dehradun Road, passing through Rani Pokhari, Dehradun Airport, Doiwala, and Miyawala. From Miyawala, take a left turn onto the link road that will lead you to Maldevta waterfall. It’s a picturesque journey to reach this beautiful waterfall!
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Kempty Waterfall
Kempty Waterfall

8- ​Kempty Waterfall Mussoorie

Kempty Waterfall in Mussoorie is a fantastic activity for families on a long-stay trip to Mussoorie. The waterfall not only offers a beautiful sight but also a scenic trail to reach it in Uttarakhand. It’s just a few kilometers of trekking from the center of Mussoorie hill station.

Tourists love visiting Kempty Waterfall to enjoy the refreshing shower and bathing in the man-made pool. Additionally, there is a ropeway available for easy access to the waterfall. It’s a perfect destination for a fun and relaxing day out with family in the picturesque town of Mussoorie.

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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

9- ​Bhatta Fall Mussoorie

Bhatta Fall is situated on the Dehradun-Mussoorie highway in Mussoorie. While it wasn’t very popular in the past, it has gained significant tourism attention in recent years. Now, it’s a must-visit waterfall for adventure enthusiasts traveling to Mussoorie. Bhatta Fall in Dehradun is becoming increasingly popular among weekend travelers from Dehradun who are looking for a thrilling and beautiful experience. It’s a great spot to explore and enjoy the beauty of nature in Mussoorie!


Location: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Best Time To Visit: Around the Year
Duration: 2 – 3 hours from Dehradun
Timings: All-Time Open


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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