#BestOfTravel Camping Destination in Maharashtra for most Instagrammable picturesque views

Tripoto
31st Dec 2017

Devkund water fall

Photo of #BestOfTravel Camping Destination in Maharashtra for most Instagrammable picturesque views by Rutuja Shivsharan
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Day 1

We all have heard and seen about camping near Lonavala, but this camp destination has everything you want to see just had one place, right from the most beautiful, clean and flowing river water, with beautiful views of mountains, lakes , dam and a waterfall which you wont believe it's in Maharashtra, this place has been a hidden gem with very less people knowing about it, so you won't see any littering or rush during weekends or holidays(that's a plus point about this destination)

so let me start with my experience of camping at Bhira, Patnus

HOW TO REACH:

By road: from Mumbai (124.2kms) 2 hours 36mins via Bengaluru-Mumbai Highway/Mumbai highway/Mumbai-Pandharpur Road/Mumbai-Pune Highway and SH92

from Pune (95.5kms) via Paud Road and Tamhini Ghat

By bus: you can get direct bus from thane, kopri bus stand to pali, which leaves at 6:15 am every day, from pali you can change the bus to bhira, which are available at the frequency of 20 mins each

By train: Get down at khopoli station>bus to pali>bus to bhira

At the very last moment after skipping all the plans for new year's eve, we decided to camp the night out Instead of partying, I immediately booked the ticket to pali from kopri bus station via Msrtc app.

We reached bhira around 10 ish, kept our bags and had refreshing breakfast at local Resident Ninad Mhamunkar,he is most sweetest host, who helped us through out the camping and trek to dekund waterfall

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After the Breakfast, without wasting any minute, we changed our clothes to swim in the river. Yes, this water is crystal clear, just make sure you dont fall off from jumping on the huge rocks.

Photo of #BestOfTravel Camping Destination in Maharashtra for most Instagrammable picturesque views by Rutuja Shivsharan

After the best swim in the river(my nostalgic Childhood summer memories of native place came rushing), we were severed with most delicious Gaoran thali (local food).

we took a nap after lunch woke up at 4 with some biscuits, chai and headed to Dam

Photo of Bhira Dam End point for Andharban Trail, Patnus, Maharashtra, India by Rutuja Shivsharan

we came back to the base point where we were supposed to camp, this was my 1st ever experience of building my own camp.

Photo of #BestOfTravel Camping Destination in Maharashtra for most Instagrammable picturesque views by Rutuja Shivsharan

our local guide Ninad had arranged us with some yummy bbq arrangement and biryani. we roasted our bbq chicken, mushrooms and marshmallows and more enjoyed eating it under the night full of stars with some whiskey, beer, bonfire, guitar, melancholic songs and dance.

Photo of #BestOfTravel Camping Destination in Maharashtra for most Instagrammable picturesque views by Rutuja Shivsharan
Photo of #BestOfTravel Camping Destination in Maharashtra for most Instagrammable picturesque views by Rutuja Shivsharan

at 12 am we screamed our lung out to wish each other Happy new year, knowing that this was the best night i could have asked for as the last day of 2017.

Day 2

On 1st of January, we got up early morning with the chirping sound of birds, flowing river water, and the most beautiful scenic foggy view, we sat there for a moment soaking the beauty of Bhira, thanking universe and nature for making the very 1st day of 2018 as beautiful as it could have been.

Photo of Bhira, Patnus, Maharashtra, India by Rutuja Shivsharan

we got freshened up at Ninad's place with some breakfast and headed for devkund waterfall at 6am

Every view of this trek is so breathtaking, you wouldn't feel exhausted or tired at all.

we reached devkund waterfall at 9am.

But Maaaaannnn!!!!! the view when you reach devkund waterfall makes you forget all the tiredness.

Photo of #BestOfTravel Camping Destination in Maharashtra for most Instagrammable picturesque views by Rutuja Shivsharan
Photo of #BestOfTravel Camping Destination in Maharashtra for most Instagrammable picturesque views by Rutuja Shivsharan

we sat there soaking our feet in chilling water, the best feeling ever after 3 hours of trek. some dived in water. some chilled by the waterfall, had fun and returned back to the base point.

After an amazing lunch we bade our goodbyes to fellow travelers , as we headed back home with sack full of memories and new friends.

Difficulty level: Moderate (Devkund trek)

Expenses: traveling to and fro by public transportation Rupees 600 approximately

Camping: 1200 including tents and food (might change according to the season and availability of tents)

Best season: September to March (not preferable in monsoon)

Our Guide: Ninad Mhamumkar

Contact no: +91 7057740454

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