This place was in our very much awaited bucket list. So here comes the monsoon sunday and we were off to tick mark this amazing waterfall just 70kms from our home.It was nice rainy day drizzling all the way and google maps showed us a slightly different route via NH8....VAPI-NH 8 UP TO TALASHRI-KHANVEL-DABHOSA.It's on the Khanvel - Jwahar - nashik roadRoads were in good condition till you enter maharashtra territory and the view was splendid. One can see paddy fields, locals working in their farms, small waterfalls and cattle grazing. On the way one can see many overflowing small check dams and local kids enjoying at their best in those god given infinity pools.We reached Dabhosa after 2hrs drive. The view and sound of the waterfall makes your heart to miss a beat. Since it had rained heavily the whole week the water level was at its peak. They have made a platform from where one can have a sight of waterfall from distance. And to reach to the bottom there are stone stairs but few patches were washed away badly probably just few days before our visit so it was a bit risky to go to the base. We were with our 3 yrs old kid so only few of us went to the base. From base the view was mesmerizing. The force and the speed at which water falls was good enough to wet you with its splashes in just few seconds. Waterfall is active till the month of may as water comes from dam so one can visit it through out the year but obviously best time to visit is mosnsoon.There is one resort nearby, The nature trail resort where one can take a stay which is just opposite to waterfall. They offers activities like rappelling , kayaking, zipline and all.TIPS:* Take some food along with you.* Carry a raincoat and one extra pair of cloth.* wear good trekking shoes.
Damanganga River Front
On 24th morning, at 8am in the morning, I was picked up from my home dressed casually in shorts. There was no plan, except a coffee from McCafe at McDonald's. We headed for coffee, placed an order for classic with extra shot and then I yelled - let's go to daman! What say? Bff - yeah, coffee on the move! And that's how we started our roadtrip to Daman which is like 150kms and 2h 39m away from Mumbai!We headed through Mumbai - Gujarat NH8 Highway. So roads were very good. As soon as we were heading to Daman, I came across a board reading Silvassa. I - do you think we can make it to Silvassa. Bff - why not? Check where should we go at Silvassa. I opened Google places and came across a place Damanganga river front. Place looked exciting and just 13kms away from main highway. We were soon about to enter into union territory of Dadra Nagar and Haveli. The roads were kinda okay. When we reached Damanganga River, the river front was closed. It was already 12.30pm and we were hungry. We decided to have lunch at Lord's Kamat resort. The restaurant had beautiful river facing view but sadly, it also served non-vegetarian food. So we left from there with nothing great to see and decided to have our food at Papillon restaurant at Vapi on highway itself. Food was yummy. After that we headed straight to Daman.
Dudhani End Point
Best time to enjoy this place is evening. Water Sports are major tourists attractions. BOATING - per ride charges 250-300 INR Boating also take to gardens and guest houses on another side. Its very difficult to spend whole day on this place. Max to Max we may spend 4-5 hours at this place.
Silvassa and Daman
Silvassa Pronunciations; is the capital of the Indian Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. During the Portuguese rule, Silvassa was also known as Vila de Paço d'Arcos. A major attraction, it is about 10 km from Silvassa. The 20 acre land is basically part of Dadra & Nagar Haveli Wildlife sanctuary. The park is known as the home of Asiatic lions.