It is a bliss to see and to forget all the tiredness of the Devkund trek with the first glimpse of this beautiful yet powerful Devkund waterfall. A truly blissful experience.
It's very tempting to take a dip into the lake but there are locals who keep restricting people from going towards the fall of Devkund waterfall due to the depth created by powerful fall which is approx. 30 meters deep and very dangerous. So have fun but practice caution.
The excited crowd around the lake formation of the waterfall.
This Devkund Trek trip was done along with a group of 80 people traveling in two buses up to Bhira/Patnus/Devkund campsite, which is said to be the parking spot. From here the DevKund waterfall is roughly 5kms away as Devkund trekking path.
Because of coordination with the group, making optimal use of clicking spots and trek itself, we took approx. 3 hours to reach the waterfall and 2 hours to come back to the parking spot.
The distance from Pune to this parking spot is roughly 110 kms through Tamhini ghat which took around 4 hours on one side.
We started from Pune at 8 am; brunch at 10 am; reached parking spot 1 pm; hiring guide and formalities, we started the trek around 1:30 pm; reached waterfall 4 pm; started back at 5:15 pm; reached back parking spot at 7 pm; Dinner by 8:30 pm; left from parking spot by 9 pm; reached Pune by 1 am.
Cost of the trip - 150 INR for brunch, 100 INR for guide, 50 INR for parking, 200 INR for dinner, 1000 INR for the transportation
Happy tripping :-)
Avoid extreme summer and peak monsoon due to obvious reasons.
1. two bottles of water to carry
2. sports shoes with good grip
3. ORS or electral powder to recover mineral loss
4. some munching items
5. a carry bag to keep litter and to avoid littering during the trek & at Devkund waterfall.