Birthi falls, located at a distance of 33 km from Munsiyari, 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 district of state Uttarakhand. 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 one 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:
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:
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.
Kathgodam (275 km) and Tanakpur (286 km) are the two options to reach Munsiyari via train. After reaching railway station, one has 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.