Birthi Falls in Pithoragarh
Located at a distance of 33 km from Munsiyari, Birthi falls is a massive cascading waterfall, falling from the height of 126 m. Birthi falls is a huge waterfall so it appears pretty clear from quite a distance in Pithoragarh. The waterfall is about 14 km from Tejam, located on Thal-Munsiyari road. Fresh atmosphere, cool breeze, lush greenery and all natural environment are some key attractions of the waterfall region.
The waterfall is surrounded by dense forest, which adds charm to its beauty. Khalia Top, Milam Glacier, Kalamuni Top, Maheshwari Kund, Thamari Kund, Madkot, Thal, Berinag and Ralam Glacier are some nearby places to explore. From the roadside one has to trek to reach the bottom of Birthi waterfall. It takes nearly 15-20 minutes to reach the waterfall but it is worth one’s efforts.
What Birthi Falls Has to Offer:
Perched at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters above sea level, the massive Birthi falls is surrounded by lush green environment and many snow-capped Kumaon Himalayan peaks. This makes it on of the best places for nature lovers, trekkers and photographers. Even from a distance one can feel the cool breeze coming from the waterfall.
Best Time to Visit Birthi Falls:
The best time to visit Birthi waterfall is between the months of September and June. From the month of July onward the region witnesses heavy rainfall. During Monsoons, one should avoid visiting this region.
Entry Fee: Free
Altitude: 2000 m
Ideal time to visit: Between September and June
How to Reach Birthi Falls, Munsiyari:
The waterfall is at a distance of approximately 33 km from the popular hill station Munsiyari. Munsiyari serves as the base camp for many treks including Khaliya top trek. From Musiyari, one can take a bus, sharing-cabs of hire a cab to reach Birthi falls.
Pantnagar is the nearest airport to Munsiyari, at a distance of 249 km. One can take buses and taxis from the airport to reach Haldwani. Naini Saini Airport in Pithoragarh is the other option but the flights are not regular. Haldwani is 285.3 km away from Munsiyari via NH309A.
State-owned and private buses run from Delhi, Dehradun, Almora, Pithoragarh and Haldwani to Munsiyari. However, one has to check the timings for buses. Since the journey to Munsiyari is very long, from Haldwani and Kathgodam, buses and taxis are available in the morning only.
Kathgodam (275 km) and Tanakpur (286 km) are the two options to reach Munsiyari via train. After reaching raliway station, one have to get on the bus or book a taxi for further journey. The journey to Munsiyari is quite long, so it is good to break the journey into several stops.