Yah! I'm talking about the reverse waterfall, a wonderful creation of nature. It may be absurd to hear. Even a little child is well-aware about the fact that water always flows towards down. So, how can a waterfall reach upward? Does it actually exist? But we should remember that nothing is impossible in this mysterious world, especially when nature herself plays the role of its sculpture. Naneghat reverse waterfall really mesmerises visitors with its stunning beauty.
Naneghat is a little-known place, located in Western Ghats of Maharashtra near Junnar in Pune. It is about 3 hours away from Mumbai. From the cryptic Naneghat mountain flows a waterfall in the reverse direction. How does it happen? The answer is quite easy. There's no mountain opposite to this cascading waterfall. Therefore, the impetuous wind, that comes from the opposite direction of the fall, pushes the gushing waters upwards. It seems that this unique waterfall didn't learn Newton's the law of gravity.
According to the Historians, Naneghat was a trade route during the period of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The Naneghat mountain range connected Konkan coast to the-then Malbhum. Tolls were collected from the traders who used this route. That's why the place acquires the name Naneghat ( 'Nane' means coin).
The region was ruled by the Satavahana dynasty in 200 B.C. Later, the whole place transformed into an abandoned dense forest. In the year 1828, William Sikes, an Englishman unknowingly discovered a cave with Brahmi inscriptions, that dedicated to Maharaj Satakarni's wife Nayanika, on its walls. In subsequent years, it becomes clear that those caves were used by Buddhist monks.
Naneghat is also ideal for trekkers during monsoon. Apart from the reverse rule of nature, a tender touch of History definitely creates here a perfect mood for weekenders as well as short holiday seekers.