Kalu waterfall undoubtedly is the highest waterfall in Malshej Ghat & falls from a height of about 1200 feet.
The waterfall originates from Harishchandragad and subsequently flows through the Khireshwar village.
A seasonal waterfall, it is at its peak in the monsoons; however, the best time to visit is from September to October.
One can easily trek the Kalu waterfall from Khireshwar village, and the trek is about 4-6 kms one way.
To reach Khireshwar village, you can drive in your private vehicle; the distance from Mumbai is around 130 – 150 kms, and it takes 3 – 3.5 hours.
Alternatively, you can travel via local train to Kasara or Kalyan & hire a local cab to Khireshwar.
Thirdly, you can also get down at Kalyan, take a bus to Khubi phata & from there take another bus to Khireshwar.
Trek route via Khireshwar village:
There are multiple trails from where you can visit the Kalu waterfall. Still, particularly the one that starts from Khireshwar village is the most famous and easiest.
The trek distance is mostly approximately 4-5 kms and is a flat trail. It will take around 60 to 90 mins for you to complete the trek and get to the viewpoint from the top.
Trek route via Thitabi village jungle trail:
Alternatively, you can also go to the base of the Kalu waterfall and camp near the base.
You can hire a local villager as a guide to help you on the trail & with food arrangements.
The trail is 5-6 kms long, and at the halfway point, you can witness the top part of the Kalu waterfall.
You must cross the Kalu river at one point, which is only possible from September onwards because of the river’s flow.