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a bird eye's view of reverse waterfall in action during a very windy day

Naneghat, Maharashtra, India

Reverse Waterfall

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Unique Phenomenon

Naneghat Reverse Waterfall, located in the Western Ghat, is a natural wonder that captivates visitors with its unique phenomenon. Unlike traditional waterfalls where water cascades down, Naneghat exhibits a reverse flow of water, driven by strong winds and the topography of the region.

It is a seasonal occurrence that takes place during the monsoon months, typically from June to September.

view of reverse waterfalls from the road that passes the valley

Due to the strong winds blowing through the mountain pass, rainwater from the surrounding hills is pushed upward, creating the illusion of a waterfall flowing in reverse.

This intriguing phenomenon draws nature enthusiasts and curious travelers to witness the spectacle.

Lush Green Surroundings

Naneghat is situated in the Sahyadri Range of the Western Ghats. The site is historically significant as it was an ancient trade route used by traders and travelers during the Satavahana dynasty. The name "Naneghat" translates to "coin pass," suggesting its role in facilitating trade.

a bird eye's view of reverse waterfall in action during a very windy day

The best time to visit Naneghat Reverse Waterfall is during the monsoon season, from June to September, when the phenomenon is most likely to occur. The lush green surroundings, enhanced by the seasonal rainfall, add to the natural beauty of the region. However, it's essential to check weather conditions and accessibility, as the area can be challenging to navigate during heavy rains.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Mumbai, Maharashtra

flightChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai - 171 Kilometers

directions_carMumbai - 163 Kilometers via NH61

trainKalyan Junction - 100 Kilometers

a close up view of reverse waterfall from the top of the fall

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