Devkund Waterfall Trek

Trek through dense rainforest in the middle of Sahyadris through wet jungles and reach a hidden waterfall that plunges into a deep blue pond called the Devkund Waterfall

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Devkund Waterfall Trek overview

The Devkund Waterfall takes you to a hidden waterfall which feeds a small, blue-ish green pond, amidst the lush green nature of the Sahyadris. This is a relatively easy trek which lets you explore the beautiful scenery of the Western Ghats. The Devkund waterfall is a less explored jewel of nature that gives you an experience of truly connecting with nature.

The Devkund waterfall is a hidden gem nestled amidst dense forests of the Tamhini Ghat region of the Western Ghats. Known for its rich biological variety, the area surrounding the waterfall has dense woods, tropical flora and fauna, and clear lakes and streams.

The Devkund waterfall lies close to the quaint village of Bhira in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is approximately 150 km from Mumbai and about 110 kms from Pune. The Devkund Waterfall trek has good accessibility given its proximity to both Lonavala and Pune.

Monsoons are the best time to go, which is from June to the end of September. During monsoon the waterfall is in full swing, the pool underneath is at full capacity and the view during these few months is flourishing with rich flora and fauna.

However, during heavy rainfall, the place gets flooded many times and the Devkund trek gets shutdown down for a few months when this happens. It is recommended that you check with us on the status of the trek before booking it. Alternatively, this is a very pleasant trek during the winters as well. You will enjoy your trek along the flourishing green trail, against the beautiful waterfall in the refreshing cool air.

Try to head out for the Devkund trek early in the morning so you can see the village waking up and enjoy the sounds of nature in the forest. It’s a beautiful experience as you walk through the cacophony of the forest and the smell of tea drifting in the air through the nearby village. You will catch the mist in the forest before it lifts if you leave early. Most importantly, you will be able to enjoy the clear blue pool on your own before other trekkers arrive.

Devkund literally means the bathing pond of gods and is considered to be sacred by the locals.The Devkund waterfall is a confluence of three waterfalls and is believed to be the origin of the ferocious Kundalika river. The waterfall is a plunge waterfall as it drops into the pool below directly from an overhanging rock.

Devkund Waterfall trek summary

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Nearest city: Mumbai, Pune
  • Total days: 1-2 days
  • Grade:Easy
  • Total trekking distance:8 km
  • Season: Monsoon
  • Avg temperature: 25 degrees Celsius

Devkund Waterfall Trek – 2 Days

Sketch itinerary:

Day 1: Depart from Mumbai

  • Start point: Dadar
  • End point: Bhira
  • Day start time: 11:00 PM

Day 2: Explore Devkund

  • Start point: Bhira
  • End point: Dadar
  • Day start time: 05:00 AM
  • Trekking distance: 8 kms
  • Trekking time: 4 hrs

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1:

At 23:00 hrs arrive at the Pritam Hotel in Dadar (East). Here, you'll meet your trek leader and your fellow trekkers. To begin your journey to the base village of this trek, Bhira you'll board a non-AC, private bus along with the rest of your group. You'll reach Bhira after a 4-5 hr drive. Common washrooms and changing rooms will also be available at the base village.

Day 2:

After arriving at Bhira, you'll spend some time in the bus waiting for the crack of dawn. You can take a nap or interact with your fellow trekkers. In the morning, grab some breakfast over a short session of briefing and introductions. You'll commence the trek and make your way through the forest towards Devkund.

Spend some time at the waterfall admiring its beauty and take a dip in the cool waters of the pond. By noon, you'll begin the return trek back to Bhira. Here, you'll have lunch and board the bus to travel back to Mumbai. Subject to traffic conditions, you should reach Pritam Hotel in Dadar (East) by 20:00 hrs subject to traffic conditions. Your trip ends here.

Inclusions:

Travel arrangements from Dadar-Dadar in non-AC, private bus will be provided. Vegetarian meals including breakfast and lunch and services of an experienced trek leader are included. All applicable taxes are inclusive.

Exclusions:

Travel arrangements from base city to Dadar is not provided. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc. or any personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc. are not included and will be additional. Adventure travel or medical insurance is not provided.Anything not mentioned in inclusions will be additional.

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Devkund Waterfall Trek – 1 Day

Sketch itinerary:

Day 1: Trek to Devkund Waterfall

  • Start point: Pune
  • End point: Pune
  • Day start time: 06:30 AM
  • Trekking distance: 8 km
  • Trekking time: 4 hrs

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1:

You'll be picked up at 06:30 hrs from the pick-up point (The Travel Café, Senapati Bapat Road) and driven to Bhira Village via a private bus. From there, you'll begin your trek to the waterfall. The trail is scenic and takes you through the lush greenery. Upon reaching the waterfall, you will spend some time there and then by late afternoon, you'll begin your trek back to Bhira Village.

You'll then board the bus that will take you to Pune. You'll be dropped back in Pune by 22:00 hrs subject to traffic conditions. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. Your trip ends here.

Inclusions:

Travel arrangements from Pune-Pune in non-AC, private bus will be provided. Vegetarian meals including breakfast and lunch and services of an experienced trek leader are included. All applicable taxes are inclusive.

Exclusions:

Travel arrangements from base city to Dadar is not provided. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc. or any personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc. are not included and will be additional. Adventure travel or medical insurance is not provided.Anything not mentioned in inclusions will be additional.

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Best time to go/Weather

The best season to visit Devkund is in the monsoon, which is from June to the end of September as the forests are teeming with life and the waterfall is in full string. However avoid going when the rains are very heavy when the place gets flooded and the trek shuts down.

Try to head out for the Devkund trek early in the morning so you can see the village waking up and enjoy the solitude in the forest. It’s a simply beautiful experience with the cocks crowing and the smell of tea wafting through the village. You will catch the mist in the forest before it lifts and be able to hear all the birds and the sounds of the jungle. Most importantly, you will be able to enjoy the clear blue pool on your own before other trekkers arrive.

Getting there

You have to start out early for this trek and travellers are requested to be punctual and arrive at the pick-up point on time. You need to drive through Swargate - Paud - Mulshi - Tamhini Ghats - Bhira to reach Devkund via a non a/c private bus. The location is approximately 110kms from Pune and 150kms from Mumbai, therefore the drive shouldn’t take more than two to three hours depending on traffic.

What to wear

Please wear quick-dry apparel, raincoat or poncho and trekking footwear. Wear comfortable full length shirts / t-shirts and track pants.Please avoid carrying expensive jewellery or watches.Do not wear heavy denims or skirt and avoid wearing or carrying slippers or sandals as you will be trekking through a thick rainforest.

What to carry

Carry a rucksack (with rain cover), a quick dry towel and some extra set of dry clothes. Also, carry some dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars, etc.) as well as a water bottle. Do not forget your camera with extra batteries and fully charged. Keep some energy drinks with you. Do not forget specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit, and an insect repellent.Protect yourself with a sun-cap, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Preparation/Fitness

The trekking trail is not steep and has a few ups and downs but you must be careful during monsoons as then the trail becomes a little slippery. Though trekking is a fun activity it yet demands a good amount of physical fitness. Any person who achieves approximately 15 minutes of exercise daily is moderately fit and can go for this trek. This is an easy trek but can get dangerous during the monsoons.

FAQs about the Devkund trek

What kind of physical condition should I be in for this trek?

This is an easy trek and trekking as an activity is fun but it yet demands a good amount of physical fitness. Any person who achieves approximately 15 minutes of exercise daily is moderately fit and can go for this trek.

Are there any restrictions for this trek?

Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Devkund Waterfall. Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek. Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

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