Devkund Waterfall

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Devkund Waterfalls
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Devkund Waterfall, Bhira, Dt. Raigad
Devkund Waterfalls is located in India
Devkund Waterfalls
Devkund Waterfalls
Devkund Waterfalls is located in Maharashtra
Devkund Waterfalls
Devkund Waterfalls
LocationBhira, Roha, Raigad, India
Coordinates18°27′36″N 73°23′22″E / 18.4599°N 73.3895°E / 18.4599; 73.3895Coordinates: 18°27′36″N 73°23′22″E / 18.4599°N 73.3895°E / 18.4599; 73.3895
TypePlunge

Devkund Falls is a waterfall located near Bhira, in Raigad district, India. It is a 'plunge' waterfall pouring massive amounts of water on the rocky surface underneath. It is a popular spot for one day picnics.[1][2]

Location[edit]

Devkund Waterfall is a virgin place with clear water. It is the confluence of three waterfalls and is said to be the origin of Kundalika River. It is about a three-hour trek from base village along the dam backwater and through forest to reach this place known as ‘Devkund’. A major part of the trek goes through some semi-dried forests with the river running parallel and sometimes crisscrossing through the route.[3] A guide is required to be taken during the trek as there is dense forest around.[4][5]

Commutation[edit]

Nearest airports[edit]

Nearest railway junctions[edit]

  • Mangaon railway station on Konkan Railway, 30 km away
  • Lonavala railway station on Central Railway, 82 km away

Bathing[edit]

Devkund Waterfall is great for enjoying and taking the bath under the waterfall. The area continues to attract tourists.[6]

Trek Details[edit]

  • Duration: 1.5-2 hrs (to reach the waterfall from start point)
  • Distance: 6.5 km approx. (one sided)
  • Difficulty level: Easy (becomes tough in heavy monsoons since you have to cross three river streams)
  • Endurance Required: Medium

Safety[edit]

During the monsoon the water volume increases very quickly due to the design of the hills, so it is unsafe to see the waterfall. In 2017, Devkund Waterfall was closed to tourists for three months from the July monsoon season after a couple of accidents.[7] After the death of two trekkers at the waterfall, the local administration asked the police to impose section 144, which prohibits the assembly of more than four people in the area.In 2018, access to Devkund waterfall is prohibited by district authorities from 12th July 2018 - 12th September 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devkund Waterfall Trek - Explorers | Adventure Treks Tours Pune Mumbai".
  2. ^ "The Secret Devkund Waterfalls On The Mumbai-Panvel-Goa Road Are Not So Secret Anymore". 101india.com. November 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "Trek to Devkund Waterfall". Tripoto.
  4. ^ Ganbote, Shubham (November 14, 2016). "Trek to Unexplored Devkund Waterfalls". Adventures365.in Blog.
  5. ^ "Enjoy Devkund Camping". Enjoy Devkund Camping.
  6. ^ "DEVKUND WATERFALL TREK". September 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Devkund waterfall closed to tourists for 3 months". July 15, 2017.

[1]

  1. ^ "Devkund Waterfall ( Bhira ) - Devkund Waterfall Trek & Camping". Devkund Waterfall. Retrieved 2019-06-28.