Marleshwar waterfall


Most beautifull place, cave temple of lord shiva and famous for beautifulwaterfall. Must visit specially in rainy season ( Mid june to sept.).The waterfall is marleshwar waterfall.One of the highest we have.

Tourists should visit this place for devotion and natural beauty. It is 18 K. M. from Devrukh and 30 K. M. from Sangameshwar. First one has to go to Maral Village. Maral is 14 K. M. from Devrukh. Only 3 K. M. road is motorway but after that 1 K.M. there is need to go by foot. We can see Sahyadri's huge precipice and river. We don't understand when we reach Marleshwar in the pleasant atmosphere. At the right side there is entrance of cave. 'Kund' of cold water is near the entrance. When we enter in the cave we can see Shri. Marleshwar. Snakes/cobras are everywhere in the cave but noteworthy thing is that not a single person died here because of the snakes.

If we go ahead 'Dhareshwar' waterfall can be seen. The Waterfall sight is very beautiful from the cave but we don't get idea about height of the waterfall from the place. There is need to go beyond 'Karambeli Doh' for that. We get to hear many stories about Marleshwar from local people. On the day of 'Makarsankranti' there is marriage of Marleshwar and Girijadevi. Local villagers celebrate the marriage ceremony with great enthusiasm. Besides on 'Mahashivratri' and 'Tripuri Paurnima' there is fair. This 'Shivling' was in Muradpur at the beginning of 18th century. A tyrant Muradkhan used to vex people of Muradpur. At that time local people brought this 'Shivling' here in the cave.

This temple is known as 'Trambakeshwar' of Konkan'. Marleshwar name may come from Maral village.

Location info:

Address:18 K. M. from Devrukh and 30 K. M. from Sangameshwar
District: Ratnagiri district
Nearest City: CHIPLUN
Best time to visit: Mid june to sept



Interesting things to do:

Since it is a religious place u can hava a peace of mind and enjoy the beauty of the place and be scared by the snakes .

Its a delight to photographers can take a lot of pics of the place.

Interesting things to Visit:

Marleshwar Temple

On Makar Sankranti every year people of Konkan celebrate 'Marleshwar Yatra' near Devrukh. On this day wedding of God Marleshwar is celebrated. The God of Marol village is known as Marleshwar. The temple is situated in a cave. Near it there is a waterfall of Dhareshwar. It is said that Lord Parshuram did the foundation of the temple.The wedding of Lord Marleshwar is performed with Goddess 'Girijadevi' of Sakharpa village. There are many snakes in the cave by they have never bitten any of the devotee who came to visit this temple; in the cave, as a result the faith of devotees has increased. The Sahyadri Mountains ranges can be seen from here. This spot is being developed by the govt. as the tourist attraction centre. The govt. is also planning to make arrangements of accommodation at the footsteps of the cave. It is one of the imp. Tourist visiting place.


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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Mumbai (CSTM)
Nearest Airport:Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Road Transport:Many Maharashtra Government public buses are operating between Chiplun and many cities nearby. Tourist Volvo buses are regular between Mumbai and Chiplun, costing about Rs. 900./330 km from Mumbai

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Connaught Peak
  • Vashishti River
  • Parshuram Temple
  • Nehru Smriti Udyan
  • Marleshwar Temple
  • Jaygad Fort
  • Malgund:
    Just a kilometer away from Ganapatipule, Malgund village is famous Marathi poet Keshavsoot’s birthplace.
  • Pawas:
    It is serene and naturally beautiful. The place is also prominent for the ashram of Swami Swarupanand.
    Jaigad Fort: The legendary fort stands high and proud on the cliff with a spectacular view of the sea. The fort is at the entrance of the Sangameshwar river.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

At the nearest city.


Raigad is limited and there are few basic stay options available.

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottles, food, first aid kit, some extra clothes and camera and so on.

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:BUSY CHOWK SANTOSH DABOLKHAR HOSPITAL CHIPLUN/Hospital, Deoolwadi, KAPRE/Reelkar Hospital
Society/Community Phone Number