This Hidden Waterfall Near Nashik Will Leave You Gasping #HiddenSpotsTripoto

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6th Jul 2012

The captivating Dugarwadi waterfall

Photo of This Hidden Waterfall Near Nashik Will Leave You Gasping #HiddenSpotsTripoto by Hrishikesh Baruah

Flashback to 2012, I went to a trek which had a major impact on my travels. Special, because this would be my first ever trek. Dugarwadi waterfall is a spectacle to experience, especially during the monsoons.

Looks like the weather Gods are a bit angry! Magical landscape abound on our way

Photo of Nashik, Maharashtra, India by Hrishikesh Baruah

Only 35 kms from Nashik we decided to bike-ride to the Dugarwadi falls on one fine day. Situated just 5 kms after the famous Trymbakeshwar temples on the NH 848, the drive to the waterfalls is itself drenched in adventure and dripping with natural beauty. The roads narrow, broken at few points.

Off the beaten path; the road to Dugarwadi falls

Photo of This Hidden Waterfall Near Nashik Will Leave You Gasping #HiddenSpotsTripoto by Hrishikesh Baruah
Day 1

Dugarwadi falls is a beautiful hidden gem. The excitement builds up with towering hills on your left, the green pasture, and the pulsating feeling of losing your way because its not easy to navigate your way to the falls. One has to park their vehicles approx 2 km before the falls.

Photo of Dugarwadi Waterfall, Trimbak, Maharashtra, India by Hrishikesh Baruah

The route to the base of the waterfall is through a thick jungle, with slippery trail. It started raining incessantly once we started off. Still clicking despite the risks!

Photo of Dugarwadi Waterfall, Trimbak, Maharashtra, India by Hrishikesh Baruah

Dark clouds has encircled the entire region, and will rain any moment. The feeling of going to an unknown is exhilarating, our route slushy. And no sooner the majestic Dugarwadi waterfall was right in front of me! The first view left me awestruck with the surrounding greenery just adding the exact right amount of colors to the landscape. That feeling, that moment filled me with emotions; this is happiness.

The Dugarwadi waterfall tucked right in the heart of greenery

Photo of This Hidden Waterfall Near Nashik Will Leave You Gasping #HiddenSpotsTripoto by Hrishikesh Baruah

We took lot of pictures, before deciding to reach the base of the waterfall. I was equally scared and pumped up. The trail to the base passes through some dense forests and the trail slippery. Once near the river you'll have to cross over to the other side of the river. During peak monsoon this otherwise timid river becomes voluminous. A trek of around 15 mins takes you straight below the gigantic falls. Imagine you are now standing below a waterfall which you were blissfully admiring from quite a distance.

Once you trek down near the river you'll have to walk on the huge boulders to reach the base of the waterfall.

Photo of This Hidden Waterfall Near Nashik Will Leave You Gasping #HiddenSpotsTripoto by Hrishikesh Baruah

'Difficult roads leading to beautiful destinations'. It started raining no sooner, making the entire trek and vistas even more stunning. We hiked our way back to the parking spot, drenched completely. This was the start of something beautiful for me...

Dugarwadi waterfalls from its base

Photo of This Hidden Waterfall Near Nashik Will Leave You Gasping #HiddenSpotsTripoto by Hrishikesh Baruah
Photo of This Hidden Waterfall Near Nashik Will Leave You Gasping #HiddenSpotsTripoto by Hrishikesh Baruah
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