Bigar waterfall is located in the southern part of the Anina mountains, in the Cheile Nerei National Park, about 5 km away from lake Golumbului and about 20 km from the mining city of Anina. If you plan to visit that place you should know that you have to drive on winding roads in order to get to Bigar waterfall but fortunately the landscape is amazing, especially in autumn and probably in winter as well. As a small suggestion, there is a parking lot about 200 m away from the waterfall so you even have a place where you can leave your car if you plan to visit this place.
If you wish to visit even more things at the Bigar waterfall natural reservation like some smaller waterfalls, the Bigar cave and the underground water spring, you’ll have to pay a 5 lei ticket which is about 1.43 US dollars in order to visit the small natural reservation.
According to The World Geography, the Bigar Waterfall occupies the first place on their list of 8 waterfalls around the world.
Towards the cascade
After we left our car in a smaller parking lot which is located almost half of kilometer, we came across this amazing landscape. As you can see in the photos below, the entire landscape is surrounded by steep mountains.
The Bigar Waterfall
Now here are some photos taken at the Bigar waterfall and to those who don’t know, Bigar is a small waterfall where the water falls from a cliff which is covered with green moss and I have to admit that its amazing and very unique, especially in Romania.
Not far from Bigar waterfall
The photo below of the silky rapid stream was actually captured from a small path located next to the stream. Here is the perfect place to capture some amazing long exposure photos thus making the rapid stream to look silky. In order make similar types of photos you will definitely need a tripod.
The starting point of the rapid stream
The rapid stream which flows down in the Nera river through the Bigar waterfall, actually springs from under a larger cliff. You can reach easily that place by taking a small hike following a path next to the stream. Also on the opposite side from where this picture was taken, you will find some stairs which will help you to climb to the den.
After we left this place, our next destination was the Serbian border town of Vršac which is located in the Banat region.