Marleshwar Waterfall | Timings, Precautions & Best time to Visit

Marleshwar waterfalls are in the Ratnagiri district on the Bav river bank near Sangameshwar in Maharashtra. The word Marleshwar had derived from the cave’s name dedicated to Lord Shiva. Marleshwar waterfall timings are from 7 AM to 7 PM.

Marleshwar Waterfall

It may also have originated from a nearby village called Maral. Marleshwar means “Marle Village God”. Marleshwar has also compared it to a peacock, whose feathers, if extended, look like a bird with a thousand eyes.

In Marleshwar, 30 small waterfalls sprout and have a spectacular view during the monsoons. In nature, this phenomenon is in the Sahyadri range.

The 30 small waterfalls together form a major two-tiered waterfall called Dhareshwar Falls. The view from the rainy season is unforgettable.

Marleshwar Waterfalls

Strong current and layered fog and a feeling of humidity, combined with lush vegetation, is another marvel created by nature. This waterfall locates on the Bow River.

This place is famous for the temple of Lord Shiva. A wide variety of snakes can see at Marleshwar; what is unique, though, is that since this is the place of Lord Shiva, these snakes never bite or harm the devotees. That is why devotees have immense faith in this Shiva shrine.

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Bav River

Bav River locates in the region of Maharashtra. Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai (Mumbai), is approximately 223 km / 139 mi away from Bav River (as the crow flies).

The distance from Bav River to India’s capital New Delhi (New Delhi), is approximately 1,330 km / 826 mi.


Trees and evergreen shrubs are abundant around the falls. It is a perfect place for bird watchers, nature photographers and devotees who want to enjoy the peace and is lit only with oil lamps.

Best time to visit

The perfect time to visit the Marleshwar waterfall is August and September when the weather is cool and moderate rains fall.

Small waterfalls are active at that time. Since the waterfall is not permanent, it can be frustrating in the summer.



  • Bathing in the pool below the falls had prohibited during the rainy season.
  • There are no significant steps to keep the surroundings clean, but visitors are advised not to contribute to the garbage there.
  • Stay calm; visitors should respect the sentiments of the devotees going to the cave temple.
  • They said there are poisonous snakes and tourists should take care not to bother them.
  • It is advisable to bring packaged food away from plastic and carry only reusable water containers.
  • Avoid climbing the clear surface of the waterfall.
  • During the rainy season, it can be dangerous and slippery.

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Accommodation in Marleshwar waterfall

  • O’NEST Luxury Homestay, 11.9 km
  • Snehal Residency, 14.8 km
  • Hotel Draupadi inn, 12.8 km
  • Chaitanya Hill Resort, 13.9 km
  • Whispering Woods Family Resort, Amba, 13.1 km
  • Riverside Country Resort Amba, 14.1
  • Chaitanya Krushi Paryatan, 18.9
  • The Amba Resort is 13.2 km
  • The Jungle Mist Resort is 16.2 km
  • Hotel Parvati Palace, 12.8 km from

Marleshwar Waterfall Timings

Below are the Marleshwar waterfall timings

Marleshwar Waterfall  Time From To
Sunday 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
Monday 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM 7:00 PM


Entry fee: Free


How to reach Marleshwar Waterfall

Marleshwar is 18 km from Devrukh and 30 km from Sangameshwar. Go to Maral village, which is 14 km away from Devrukh. And then 3 km of road by motorway and 1 km on foot. Direct State Transport buses are available from Devrukh to Marleshwar waterfalls.

Air: The nearest airport is Mumbai.

Rail: There is no direct access to the Konkan Railway. But some MSRTC buses ply towards the railway station and the Sangameshwar & Ratnagiri railway station entrance.

Road: Mumbai Marleshwar Distance – 336 km. Pune Marleshwar Distance – 264 km.


Near Marleshwar Waterfall, NH204, Maharashtra ∙

Nearby places to visit


Ganpatipule locates at a distance of 91 km from Marleshwar, and it takes about 1 hour and 53 minutes to reach Ganpatipule.

It is mainly known as the most beautiful beach and one of the essential beaches in Maharashtra. On the way, you will see stunning scenery, including narrow roads, red soil and beautiful fruit trees.

Parashurama Temple

Parashurama Temple locates at a distance of just 1 km from Ganpatipule. This temple is the famous temple of Sri Parasurama. The temple is genuinely ancient and very beautifully built. It is near Marlshwar waterfall.

Ratnadurg Fort

The distance between Marleshwar waterfalls and Ratnadurg Fort is only 68 km, and it takes just 1 hour and 42 minutes to reach the fort. Ratnadurg Fort is horseshoe-shaped and has large walls on three sides.

The views of the beaches from the fort are amazing. You will find more beautiful scenery with each step ahead.

Anjarle Beach

The distance between Marleshwar waterfall and Anjarle Beach is only 165 km, and the journey takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Angerley Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Maharashtra and is considered one of the cleanest beaches in the world.

The beach is a tranquil and peaceful place. If you want to spend your vacation in a quiet place, Angarle Beach is your place.

Apart from this, many fabulous places near Marleshwar, including Jaigad Fort, Guhagar Beach, Ratnagiri Gateway, Ratnagiri Lighthouse etc.

Jaigad Fort

Jaigad Fort – The confluence of the Shastri River and the Arabian Sea is also called Jaigad Creek. Ancients built two forts to protect the creek, one at Vizag on the north and the other at Jaigad on the south. Jaigad Fort locates next to the village of Jaigad.

Vehicles can reach the main entrance of the fort through the asphalt road. The fort had surrounded by a bottomless pit (Khandak) on the east and north sides.

Chandoli National Park

Chandoli National Park is one of the most famous parks in Maharashtra and India. The Chandoli Sanctuary locates in the western part of Maharashtra at the junction of Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara and Ratnagiri districts.