Neer Ghar Waterfall is the real beauty of nature as this is a natural waterfall in Rishikesh with the lush greenery around it. This waterfall is also called as Neer Jharna or Neer Gaddu Waterfall. This is a peaceful place where you can easily hear the voice of water coming from the waterfall.
How to Reach Neergarh Waterfall in Rishikesh
Neer Jharna is about 5 km from the Laxman Jhulla Bridge and 9 km from the Rishikesh Railway Station. It is about 15 minutes of trek reaching to the Neer Jharna from the Rishikesh road which is Highway 7, also known as Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway or Karprayag-Haridwar Road.
Many people use their own vehicle, cars or taxis to reach to the waterfall from the entry point (where you buy ticket for the waterfall). But if you are young and can walk easily, this 15-minute trek can you can an amazing experience of walking through the woods, greenery, hearing to the birds chirping, feeling of the fresh air. And as soon as you reach near to the Neer Waterfall, you can also hear the sound coming from the waterfall.
Once you reach to the waterfall point (where you can park your car or vehicle), there is a small Jharna flowing which gives an awesome feeling of refreshens.
The waterfall is on some height, but it’s easy to go there. The only caution is don’t hurry, take small steps with care. Even children can also go. There is a small bridge on the Jharna/waterfall from where visitors can take pictures of the waterfall.
This waterfall is visited by many foreign tourists as well. Having a shower under this waterfall is amazing. The water is clean, you won’t even like to come out of it and can easily spend 1-2 hours on this place.
Picnic at Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh
Neer Garh Waterfall is also a small picnic place where you can enjoy a lot with you friends and family. Carry a small mat and some easy to carry food items and have a great time there.
Food and Snacks at Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh
There are small food stalls near the waterfall where you can enjoy Tea with Noodles/Maggie. These are very small stalls so you can’t expect any good food or snacks. Water, biscuits and chips will be available on these stalls.
Neer Waterfall Entry Ticket
Foreigner: 50 Rupees
Indian Nationals: 30 Rupees
Children: 20 Rupees
Neergarh Waterfall Timing
Daily: 8:00am – 6:00pm If you don’t like too much crowd, then come early in the morning around 8:00 am and enjoy the experience.
Best Time to Visit Neergarh Waterfall, Rishikesh
The best time to visit Neer Jharna is in summers from April to September. At this time the water is very refreshing and cool. You can easily enjoy for 1-2 hours under the Jharna.
Don’t visit the Neer Jharna in winters or monsoon season as the water of Neer Jharna remains very chilled in winter and in monsoon the path to reach the Jharna gets slippery.
A good number of stay options are available near the Jharna. Within 4-5 kms of range you can find some budget hotels, 4 star and 5-star hotels as well from where the other places to visit in Rishikesh are also easily accessible like Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula etc.