It is well said that “Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself”. And most attractive amongst it are the waterfalls, as soon as they touch the ground they unstoppably flow in a form of a river.
Recently, we The Great Escapers travelled to a secret place, away from an ordinary life to Devkund waterfalls on 7th of July. Our departure was from SB road at 6am. We started our journey from Tamhini ghats. The route was from chandani chowk - paud - mulshi -tamhini ghats - Bhira village. Also would like to give a gist about the history and origination of Devkund and its base. Bhira village is situated after tamhini ghats. Devkund is a fall situated in a tiny village of Bhira, near Raigad district. Built by Tata Power company in 1927. Devkund is the “plunge” waterfall and a confluence of three waterfalls, originating from a Kundalika river. It took around 2.5 hours by road to reach at the base of the village from Pune. Even a journey by road is amazing, we could see clouds all on the road, just in front. Tiny waterfalls all along the way from huge mountains, drizzles of rains and a chilly climate to be away from the daily routine. The period to visit the waterfall was perfect, however, due to the current of the fall the trek towards it became moderately difficult. I would suggest travellers to visit during the month of September or October. While ascending towards the Devkund waterfall there were three major rivers which were a heavy cross to bear, but whats a life without adventure be like; it was fun though. However, in the last crossing, there is an elegant wooden bridge created by the villagers to cross the river safely. As we all know the wait to reach near the waterfall and get a first view of it. Shortly, by crossing all ups and downs of the mountains, rivers and the muddy and rocky patches we got a first view of gigantic water falling from a mountain. It was so beautiful that my eyes couldn’t get enough of it. I had explored the unexplored which was beyond my expectations. I sat there at the bottom of the fall, just looking at the magnificent beauty. What I now have is a lot of memories captured in my camera.