It was the first week of June. We had camped at Randha beside a small lake. The monsoon had not heralded yet, so we decided to trek Kalsubai during the night. It was 3 a.m. when we left from Randha towards Bari village - the base camp of Kalsubai. Bari village is located in Ahmednagar district which is around 130 km from Thane, Mumbai.The first half an hour of the trek, I would say, was strenuous because of the rocky patches. Once that was over, we took frequent stops to gaze the stars. It was an open sky as if with stretched arms, stars sprawled across it! I found myself stretching my arms each time as if wanting to grab the sky full of shining stars!The upcoming stretches were not visible but we saw a pretty sight of lights. Trekkers ahead of us carried torchlights as they climbed steeper ascents. And the movement of these torchlights from a distance looked as if the stars had fallen down and were dancing their way back upwards! ;)
One more waterfall on the list is the Randha Fall which comes in between the journey from Ratangad to Rajur. It's a 170-feet high drop straight into the valley with the backdrop of lush green fields and the Sahyadri mountains.
We then left for Randha falls as it was already 4pm and it was quite a drive from the dam. The roads were washed out and drive was bumpy. When we were halfway, we came across another dam or something like which had water level risen up to roads. We couldn't figure it out since it was heavily raining with strong breeze. We didn't find out what it was, so we continued our journey to Randha falls. 7 KM's ride took good travel time. Sometimes it would rain heavily or sometime just drizzle . But this Randha falls were spectacular. Wow. The tourism government has build a machan around the falls to view falls from every different angles. You can also swim in the waist long manmade pond near the falls.We spent lot of time there and then left for Mumbai from another route which was a lot better.
The last place we visited before returning to the hotel was Randha Falls, which is one of the major attractions of the region. With a height of approximately 170 feet, the Pravara River descending into the gorge was definitely a sight to behold.
The part I loved the most about this attraction was listening to the falls - it just felt rejuvenating. Sayali mentioned that the last time she visited the falls the viewing area was being constructed. We proceeded to the nearest restaurant as the twilight faded into an evening lit by a crescent moon, and treated ourselves to hot tea and snacks.
Beautiful scenary, natural waterfall and the merger of Pravara river with a seasonal river.