About Kalu Waterfall Trek 

Nestled in Maharashtra's scenic Malshej region, Kalu Waterfalls is a natural wonder born from the Kalu River. It proudly holds the title of being one of the largest waterfalls in Malshej region, standing at an impressive height of 1200 feet with five cascading layers.

Visiting Kalu Waterfalls is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. You'll find yourself just a short 1.5-kilometer distance from this massive waterfall, offering an up-close encounter with its grandeur. And that's not all; there's another hidden gem – a stunning waterfall to the right, nestled in a gorge.

As you explore the area, the lush forest trails will unveil breathtaking vistas of Harishchandragad, Rohidas, Bhairavgad, Kombada, and Thidbi, adding to the allure of this natural paradise. Make sure to plan your visit during the monsoon season for the most spectacular experience. Discover the captivating charm of Kalu Waterfalls, an adventure you won't want to miss.

Kalu Waterfall Trek

  • Cost with transport: Rs. 1549/- per person

Kalu Waterfall Trek Itinerary 

Day Zero

  • 10:45 pm - Meet at Borivali National Park main gate.
  • 11:00 pm - Leave for the trek.
  • 11:30 pm - Pick up at Andheri WEH.
  • 11:45 pm - Pick up at Kalanagar bus stop (on the highway), Bandra.
  • 12:00 am - Pick up at Sion station circle.
  • 12:10 am - Amar Mahal, Ghatkopar.
  • 12:45 am - Pick up at Teen Hath Naka, Thane.
  • 01:10 am - Pick up at Kalyan Bypass.

Day One

04:30 am - Reach at base village and rest in the bus.

05:30 am - Freshen up and have breakfast.

06:00 am - Start trail towards the viewpoint.

07:00 am - Reach at the viewpoint and enjoy.

07:30 am - Start return journey towards Khireshwar.

08:30 am - Reach at Khireshwar and have tea.

09:00 am - Move towards the base village of the waterfall by bus.

10:30 am - Reach at the base village and walk towards the river viewpoint.

11:30 am - Reach at the viewpoint and enjoy.

12:30 pm - Start return and walk towards the base.

01:30 pm - Reach at the base.

02:00 pm - Have a local veg lunch.

03:00 pm - Start return journey towards Mumbai.

11:00 pm - Approx. arrival at Mumbai.

Receive a trekking E-certificate on the completion of Kalu Waterfall Trek



  • Malshej ghats biggest waterfall.
  • Begins at Kalu River.
  • Falls from 1200 feet high.
  • Five beautiful layers.
  • Close, only 1.5 km away.
  • Another pretty hidden waterfall nearby.
  • Lovely forest trails with mountain views.
  • Best in the rainy season.
  • Great for nature lovers and hikers.

Best Time to Visit Kalu Waterfall

The most magical time to visit Kalu Waterfall is during the monsoon season, which spans from June to September. This is when the waterfall is at its most beautiful, with the water flowing generously, creating a mesmerizing sight. The surroundings become lush and green, making the trek even more charming. However, it's crucial to stay updated on local weather conditions and avoid going out when heavy rainfall or flash floods are possible. For the latest trail information, consult local experts or experienced trekkers before setting off on your adventure.

Trek Difficulty at Kalu Waterfall

The Kalu Waterfall Trek offers a moderate level of difficulty. It involves some uphill sections, rocky paths, and slippery spots near the waterfall. While prior hiking experience is helpful, basic fitness is all you need to enjoy the journey comfortably. Safety is paramount, especially during the monsoon when rain and mud can make the trek more challenging. So, be cautious and prepared for a rewarding adventure in this picturesque location.

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Dates and Rates
date & duration price
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Travel in private Ac vehicle
  • 1 veg breakfast and 1 veg lunch
  • Trek Leader expertise and Basic First Aid
  • E-certificate 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Entry fee for foreign nationals
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 2/3 Liters of water
  • Proper face mask or shield
  • Sanitizer
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on the trek
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 litres
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • Good Torch must with an extra battery
  • Identity Proof
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet
  • Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet

Covid Safety Guidelines

  • Before planning for any adventure activity, please improve your minimum physical fitness. Most of us have been at home for a lockdown period.
  • Please convey your real medical conditions to Treks and Trails India while enrolling for the event.
  • Kindly wear three-layered masks, N95. Carry an extra disposable mask with you. Please ensure all participants, leaders, staff, and general persons wear masks before interacting with them.
  • Carry with your hand wash, sanitizer bottle, and clean your hands before touching food and objects.
  • Cover-up wear full sleeves shirts and full pants, hiking shoes, caps, and face bandana over your mask. Covering up will help reduce exposure to the Covid19 virus.
  • Bring your food and water with necessary cutlery like utility mug, fork, and spoon. Your mug can be used for cooking, eating, and drinking water. Carry your reusable water bottles; please don’t share with others.
  • Cooperate for temperature checks, questions reading any symptoms, and oxygen level checks; these are done to help you limit the spread of the virus. All these checks will be conducted multiple times during the activities.
  • Kindly do not register for the event or travel if you have come in contact with someone who has Covid19 in the last 14 days.
  • If you have any symptoms like fever, dry cough, weakness, body aches, etc., at the time of screening. You won't be able to participate in the event. You will have to be evacuated on the medical condition and should report to the nearest healthcare center.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet or more while sleeping at night. Incase distance is not possible, try sleeping in a criss-cross manner to avoid face proximity.
  • Please bring your garbage back to the city and dispose of it in your bin.
  • Consuming any alcohol, cigarettes, pan masala, tobacco, drugs should be avoided; they induce a lot of spitting, urinating, and passive smoke, which can be harmful for the general population.
  • Avoid touching new surfaces and touching your mask and face continuously.
  • If your adventure destination is overcrowded, be prepared to change your location or wait for the crowd to reduce.
  • If any participant, trek leader test positive after returning from the event within 14 days of the Activity. They should maintain transparency and inform Treks and Trails India. It will help all others isolate themselves and get tested. Participants and Treks and Trails will cooperate to help manage the situation.
  • Carry your own personal gear.
  • Keep the conversation with unknown people to a minimum and maintain a distance of more than 6 feet while talking.
  • Avoid speaking with the general population and maintain distance to keep yourself safe in these difficult times.
  • Participant need to install the Arogya Setu app

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek gets canceled, we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
  • If the event is canceled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.

Treks and Trails Event Rules

  • Kindly carry one Identity proof, at least for the trek with your address.
  • We all are going for an adventurous and exciting trekking expedition; please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
  • The leader's decision will be final, and all the members should abide by it.
  • We do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, natural habitat on the trek.
  • Swimming is not allowed in the lake or water tank on the forts. Locals use that water for drinking.
  • Putting your feet in water tanks or on the canon is not allowed on our treks.
  • Any addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking, chewing tobacco anyone caught doing it will have to exit the trek without a refund and travel back on own expense.
  • People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit the event on an immediate basis.
  • Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
  • Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
  • We should strictly follow the code of conduct to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
  • Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speakers is not allowed while trekking.
  • Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside the homestay or camping tents.
  • Drinking/smoking,/eating is not allowed inside the tents.
  • If you damage the tent, break the tent poles, you will have to pay us for the whole new tent on MRP.
  • If you are late for the bus pickup and are not reachable on the phone during your bus pickup, the trek leader will leave without you, and we will provide no refund.
  • Please check things to carry and wear trekking shoes on our treks. 
Frequently Asked Questions

Are you an adventurer who loves trekking? Completing a trek can be a life-changing experience that leaves you with unforgettable memories. To commemorate your achievement, TreksandTrails provides e-certificates to all participants who successfully complete their trek. These e-certificates include your name, the name of the trek you completed, the date of completion, and a digital signature from TreksandTrails. They are a perfect way to showcase your accomplishment to the world and share your trekking journey with your loved ones. By receiving an e-certificate from TreksandTrails, you can proudly display your achievement on your social media platforms and inspire others to embark on their own adventures.  

Here are some FAQs about our e-certificates:

Q: What is an e-certificate for trekkers and hikers?

A: An e-certificate is a digital certificate awarded to participants upon completion of a trek or hike. It serves as proof of participation and achievement.

Q: How do I receive an e-certificate from TreksandTrails?

A: Upon completion of your trek or hike with TreksandTrails, you will be sent an email with a link to your e-certificate. You can download it from the link and save it on your device or share it on social media platforms.

Q: Can I share my e-certificate on social media platforms?

A: Yes, you can share your e-certificate on all social media platforms. The e-certificate is designed to be easily shareable, so you can show off your achievement to your friends and family.

Eligibility Criteria for a Trekking Certificate:

To be eligible for a trekking certificate, individuals must demonstrate adherence to safety rules, teamwork, and cooperation.

Participants must achieve the following requirements for earning a trekking certificate: completion of the trek; physical fitness; teamwork and cooperation; knowledge of safety rules; environmental awareness; a positive attitude; great attendance; and punctuality. We appreciate their commitment to the sport of trekking and acknowledge their achievements.

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Unveiling the Hidden Beauty of Kalu Waterfall: Your Ultimate Guide to Adventure

Welcome to a world where nature's splendor reigns supreme – Kalu Waterfall. Nestled in the heart of Maharashtra's Malshej region, Kalu Waterfall stands tall as one of the most captivating natural wonders in the state. This is your go-to guide for an adventure that promises to leave you breathless and awe-inspired.

Why Kalu Waterfall? Because it's not just a waterfall; it's a 1200-foot cascade of pure marvel. This breathtaking beauty is bound to leave you spellbound, offering an escape from the ordinary and a rendezvous with the extraordinary. But timing is key. The monsoon season, from June to September, is when Kalu Waterfall is at its zenith. It's during these months that the waterfall comes alive, surrounded by vibrant greenery, providing the perfect backdrop for your adventure.

But be warned: nature can be unpredictable. Our guide will ensure you're well-prepared, providing insights into trail conditions, difficulty levels, and safety precautions. As you navigate the moderately challenging terrain, you'll encounter rocky paths, uphill climbs, and the thrill of slippery trails near the waterfall. When the day's adventures come to a close, cozy accommodations in nearby towns and villages will welcome you, ensuring a comfortable night's rest.

So, pack your essentials and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Maharashtra's natural beauty. Kalu Waterfall awaits, promising memories that will linger long after your return.

What is the best time to visit the Kalu Waterfall Trek?
The best time to visit Kalu Waterfall for trekking is during the monsoon season, which typically spans from June to September. This is when the waterfall is at its full glory, with increased water flow and lush green surroundings. However, it's important to monitor local weather conditions and avoid visiting during heavy rainfall or when there is a risk of flash floods. Additionally, it's advisable to check with local authorities or experienced trekkers for real-time information on trail conditions before planning your visit.
How difficult is the Kalu waterfall trek?
The Kalu Waterfall Trek is considered to have a moderate difficulty level. It involves some uphill sections, rocky terrain, and slippery paths near the waterfall. Basic fitness and hiking experience are recommended to navigate the trail comfortably. It's important to be cautious and take necessary precautions while trekking, especially during the monsoon season when the trail can be more challenging due to rain and muddy conditions.
Are there any accommodations available near Kalu Waterfall?
Yes, there are accommodation options available near Kalu Waterfall. You can find guesthouses, resorts, and homestays in the nearby towns and villages.
What should I carry for the Kalu Waterfall Trek?
When preparing for the Kalu Waterfall Trek, it is recommended to carry essentials such as comfortable hiking shoes, water bottles, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, a raincoat or poncho, a first aid kit, and a camera to capture the beautiful scenery.
What is the height of Kalu Waterfalls?
If you don't know already, Kalu Waterfalls is one of the largest waterfalls in Maharashtra and the largest in the Malshej region. The Kalu Waterfall plunges from a massive height of 1200 feet and is a five-layer cascade.

How to trek with kids during a trek?

Trekking with kids can be a fantastic family adventure! Here are some tips to make it a great experience: Choose trails suitable for their age and abilities. Pack plenty of snacks, water, and their favorite treats to keep their energy up. Encourage them to explore and appreciate nature along the way. Take regular breaks for rest and games. Ensure they have comfortable shoes and dress in layers for the changing weather. Embrace the adventure together and create lasting memories. Have fun!

 Which trek do you recommend for kids around Mumbai?

For kid-friendly treks near Mumbai, there are several options to choose from. Sondai, Karnala, and Lohagad offer scenic trails with moderate difficulty suitable for children. Prabalmachi, Matheran, and Korigad provide a mix of nature and historical exploration. Jambulmal and One Tree Hill are ideal for shorter treks with beautiful views. Dodhani Village in Matheran is another excellent choice for a family-friendly trek. Each of these destinations offers a unique experience and a chance for kids to connect with nature while enjoying the outdoors.

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 Is it safe to go on a trek during monsoon in Maharashtra?

Trekking in Maharashtra during the monsoon season can be safe if proper precautions are taken. It is critical to choose well-maintained trails, listen to experienced guides, and stay up to date on weather conditions. Avoid going into unsafe regions or attempting dangerous river crossings. Always prioritise safety and be ready for slippery terrain and unpredictable weather.

How to protect your gadgets in monsoon trek

To protect your gadgets during a monsoon trek, take essential precautions. Invest in waterproof covers or cases for your gadgets and use a dry bag or waterproof pouch to store them when not in use. Ziplock bags can provide additional protection. Place silica gel packs in your bags to absorb moisture. Use umbrellas or rain covers to shield your gadgets from rain. Avoid submerging them in water and consider backing up your data regularly. Carry power banks or extra batteries for backup power. Being cautious will help ensure the safety of your gadgets in wet conditions.

What should I pack for a monsoon trek in Maharashtra?

Pack essential items such as a waterproof backpack, rainproof jacket, quick-drying clothing, extra pairs of socks, trekking shoes with good grip, insect repellent, a waterproof cover for electronic devices, and a first aid kit. Carry enough water and energy snacks as well.

 Are leeches a problem during monsoon treks in Maharashtra?

Yes, leeches can be encountered during monsoon treks in Maharashtra, especially in forested areas. To protect yourself, wear long socks, tuck your pants into your socks, and apply insect repellent on your legs. Carry a salt or lime solution to detach leeches if they attach to your skin.

What are some popular monsoon treks in Maharashtra?

Some popular monsoon treks in Maharashtra include Harishchandragad, Rajmachi, Andharban, Kalsubai, Bhimashankar, Tikona Fort, Torna Fort, Ratangad, Naneghat, and Visapur Fort. These treks offer scenic beauty and a unique experience during the monsoon season.

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