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  1. @shiva if you are in group then camping can be possible by your own. Yes during monsoon it is like heaven.
  2. @JRD beautiful clicks. Some are like dream clicks for me 😊. Keep traveling and share your experiences. Adding these locations to my bucket (now it is drum) list.
  3. Lovely travel blog. Reminds me about my trip to Gandikota. It is really a beautiful place to explore. We stayed in Haritha as we were traveling with family.
  4. Wify was not in opinion to take kid to peak. But kid showed enthusiasm and promised that he will not let us down. And he proved it ☺️. We carry some snacks. But plenty of options available during trek. Not a problem for food and water.
  5. Thank you sis being part of this memorable trip.
  6. Thank you ☺️. This Trek during monsoon is like dream Trek. If everything goes well, planning AMK and Ratangad in this year.
  7. Thank you ☺️. Trek route is easy to indentify. You will not find any difficulties. Weekend is mad rush. If you really wants to enjoy, weekdays are best.
  8. Yes. This peak is operational during monsoon. Little care required during climb.
  9. Kalsubai Peak - The Everest of Maharashtra Last year after successful completion of Harishchandra gad trek, I decided to do Kalsubai terk in year 2022. This time the real challenge was taking 2 kids to this summit. But they managed very well. The success of this trek goes to them. Base Village We started our journey from Sangamner (previous night we reached here from Pune) in the morning with 4 adults and 2 kids. The base village was somewhat 2 hrs journey from Sangamner and we reached there by 11:00 am. After small rest we started for summit. I have already booked our stay with Mr. Jagan Khade (mobile no +91 8605963102). He was very friendly and took utmost care of us. I will highly recommend his service. How is a josh? High sir.... High Sir.... High Sir Trek starts by crossing small stre am of water which has farming land around of most of the villagers. Initial 20% of the trek is easy where you just have to cross rocks, muddy tracks and shrubs. Path for the trek is laid out so very well that it is kind of impossible to get lost. Around 2:00 PM we reached base camp. There we had our lunch in Mr. Khade’s hotel ‘Hotel Adaresh’. We then started for Summit climb to witness sunset. Campsite I would advise you to wear good quality sports/trek shoes for this trek as during rain, the path gets very slippery and needs some good grip for safety. There are various small shacks build-up by villagers throughout the trek where you can re-energize yourself but I would advise you to carry at least 2 liters of water per head and energy drinks to avoid cramps. Once you reach around 50% of the trek comes one of the difficult parts which is climbing up an iron ladder. It is an extremely tricky part of the trek which can prove fatal. Ladders are at an angle of around 70 degrees, so you need to be extremely cautious. It took us around 2 hours to reach the camp 4. We identified place for camping and pitches our tents. Around 5 PM we decided for Summit push with Kids. After climbing last ladder we reached peak. The view The view During short break Hureee we officially graduated from the top of peak. Happiness after summit climb Me & my trek partner Climber family At the top you have small temple of Kalsubai. The view from the top is extravagantly awesome, it just mesmerizes you in its beauty and leaves you awestruck the whole time you are at the top. Both my partners watching sunset Peak in the evening Last sunset of 2021 After clicking some memorable photos and cherishing the beauty of Mother Nature, we decided to return to our tents just below the peak. We called it as acclimatization round. Night was terrible it was windy and temperature was around 6 deg. But somehow kids managed it. Home for night Chilling night Next morning, we decided for final summit push. Being very cold myself and my brother in law decided to go to peak and others decided to rest in tents. We again climbed the peak for beautiful sunrise and here are few clicks. Peak around 5 PM First light Gearing up to capture sunrise Temple during sunrise me waiting for first sunrise 2022 View from top First sunrise of 2022 Love you Zindagi Me & my brother in law (Chaitanya). He is a true climber and my support during this trek. 2022 & me The peak & campsite 2022 & Aarav (my son). Happy faces We started to descend around 9:45 am. You need to be extra cautious and careful while descending as one wrong foot can be dangerous. It took us around 2 hrs to reach our base camp. We then took breakfast and again descend to base village where we had our cars parked. Chai During descend. Respect Kalsubai in Maharashtra is situated in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, Kalsubai is the most elevated point in the state, at a stunning heights of 5400 ft. above ocean level. The zone goes under Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wild-life Sanctuary and draws in countless city occupants searching for an end of the week escape out in nature! The pinnacle is appropriately called ‘Everest of Maharashtra’. The folklore says that this pinnacle of Maharashtra was named after a girl named Kalsubai, who was blessed with healing abilities and would serve the villagers and the animals. She was also quite active in Village activities, which earned her respect and fame amidst all the inmates of the village. Its believed that once she went for a hike to the peak and never returned, hence in her memory the peak was named Kalsubai and the Villagers would hike to the peak regularly to take the blessings of the Kalsubai Devi. There was a small temple built at her home and the main temple was built on the peak, named as Kalsubai Temple. Kalsubai also gives a sneak peek into other challenging treks like Madan, Alang, and Kulang forts. If you get clear skies on your day of the trek you may get a glimpse of other peaks known as Harishchandra gad, Harihargad, and Ratangad. If you are a seasoned trekker you may combine all the treks, you may pitch tents or ask for accommodation from the locals, they would be more than happy to host you. Being one of the longest treks in Maharashtra, it's also famous among the night trekkers, who flock in here to witness the Sun God bestow his first rays on them. How To Reach The Location Of Kalsubai Trek The closest railway station to the location of Kalsubai trek in Maharashtra is Igatpuri in, which is around 19 miles from the Bari town (the base town). You can take a taxi/taxi from the station and it will take not exactly an hour to arrive at the base town. On the other hand, you can arrive at the base town legitimately by means of the street from Mumbai. Reach Kasara Railway Station. Take nearby Taxi till base town Bari By Road Mumbai – Kasara – Igatpuri – Ghoti – Bari Village Kalsubai Trek from Pune By Road Pune – Sangamner – Rajur – Bhandardara – Bari Nearby manages frequently go with climbers to the Kalsubai trek in Maharashtra Neighborhood Villagers offer homestay and nourishment choice Numerous eateries are accessible till Bari Village Kalsubai Trek Details Area: Bari Village, Akole Difficulty Level: Moderate Known for: Exciting trekking trails, all-encompassing perspectives on Western Ghats, Kalsubai Temple Altitude: 1646 meters Route Of Kalsubai Trek If you are looking for what route the Kalsubai trek follows then here it is. This trek in Maharashtra starts from the Hanuman Mandir, found a couple of kilometers from Bari town. The course is all around stamped and one ought not to have an issue exploring through the trail to the pinnacle. En route, there are a couple of streams to see; you can rest at the stream in the event that you wish. On parcels where there are steep slants, stepping stools have been set up to assistance trekkers. You’ll go over the stepping stools when you draw nearer to the pinnacle. Plummet back to the base can be somewhat strenuous, so take as much time as necessary descending and be mindful. Best Time For Kalsubai Trek Best Time to Visit Kalsubai Peak – June to August for Monsoon Trek, September to October for blooms trek, November to May night treks are prescribed. Taking the trek in monsoon is an incredible time to trek to Kalsubai, the climate is fabulous and the cool temperatures make it simpler for trekking. On the off chance that you love nature and need to watch blossoms sprouting, climb up to Kalsubai in the winter season. 1. Kalsubai trek in summer starts from from Mayand extends till June. The climate is genuinely hot during the season and it tends to be very damp for trekking. 2. Kalsubai trek in monsoon season runs from June to August. The climate is cool however conditions for trekking can be dubious. It likewise gets very blustery at the Kalsubai top in the storm. 3. Kalsubai trek in December, winters in Kalsubai start from the end of October and lasts till February. The atmosphere is astounding for open-air investigation during this season. What To Pack For Kalsubai Trek - 2/3 Liters of water - Some Dry natural products/Dry Snacks/Energy Bars - Great Torch must with an additional battery - Trekking Shoes give more grasp and solace on the trek - One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters - Sun Cap and Sunscreen - Individual First guide and Personal Medicine - ID Proof - It would be ideal if you wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will shield from Summer Sun/Thorns/Insects/Prickles - Downpours are normal, so gather your sacks likewise to spare them from getting wet - Rainwear/Poncho/Waterproof coat and so on if you are undertaking Kalsubai trek in monsoon. Frequently Asked Questions About Kalsubai Trek Is Kalsubai trek troublesome? The trek is tolerably troublesome, going through lavish paddy fields, wildernesses, little streams, good countries, and rough landscapes, and takes around 3-4 hours, with short interims in the middle of, to arrive at the peak of Kalsubai. Is Kalsubai Trek safe? Is a Kalsubai trek safe in overwhelming precipitation? Truly, it’s everything safe except you simply need to avoid potential risk: First of all, it is the most elevated top in Kalsubai trek in Maharashtra so it is steep yet it has railings or iron stairs to it. To what extent does it take to climb Kalsubai? Amateurs with great wellness or standard trekkers can finish the trek in 3 hours. It will take 3 to 4 hours to finish the trek one way you ought to keep away from evening move as the Kalsubai Shikhar trek course has next to no tree spread. Is Toilet Available on Kalsubai Mountain? Not accessible at location of kalsubai trek. Arrangement for tents will be made at Villagers House – eastern style cabinet. Are Kids permitted on Kalsubai trek? Children underneath 15 with Parents supervision because of the length of Kalsubai trek. Is there telephone connectivity on Kalsubai trek? Restricted telephone network is accessible for most mobile operators and the travelers will be able to contact and keep in touch with their dear ones. The other places to visit nearby Kalsubai Trek The Bandardara Dam: This Dam is 12 km and is about 22 minutes away from Bari Village. Constructed on the River Pravara, you experience Nature at its best here. Surrounded by mountains and waterfalls all around. There’s Arther Lake and Wilson Dam. The place is also home to Agastyarishi Ashram which is about 24kms away from Bandardhara. It’s believed it was home to Lord Rama, who took his Diksha here. Harishchandragad Fort: Being the third highest peak of Maharashtra, standing at a height of 4668 feet, this trek is mentally and physically daunting. Appearing as a Cobra head this concave cliff tilted up to eighty degrees. The Ratangad Fort: Situated at about 32 km away from Bari Village, it takes about one hour ten minutes to reach here. Believed to be constructed 400 years ago, this ancient fort stands at a height of 4225 feet in the Ratanwadi Village. Lying at the bank of lake Bhandardhara, it's covered under the Ajoba Mountain Range. It appears as a tip of the needle, hence the top of the peak is known as the "eye of the needle" or the "Nedhe". Alang Madan Kulang Fort: These being the three different fort treks are considered as one of the toughest treks of the Sahyadris. Usually trekked together, the rocky patches make it difficult for them to be conquered that easily. Situated in the Nashik District near the Bhandardhara Lake, the fort Alang rises to the elevation of 4852 feet and Madan to up to 4841 feet. Igatpuri: Situated in the Western Ghats of Nasik District and well connected through railways and roadways, Igatpuri can be easily accessed through the NH3. Its connectivity through railways is also pretty good. The Bhavali Dam and the waterfalls are like 11 km away from the station and take about 20 mins to reach there. The other places of attraction in Igatpuri are Vaitarna Dam, Darna Dam, and Tringalwadi Fort, and the Internationally renowned Vipassana Meditation Centre. There’s also a famous Amruteshwar Temple of Lord Shiva that is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
  10. Heaven is myth, Devkund is real Devkund waterfall: A mysterious jungle trek Never-ending trudge of 12 km’s, soaked in soggy and muggy clothes straight for 8 hours, half-dead in hunger and cold, got lost in the dense jungle!!! A tale of 2 souls. Yes, it all happened in a day. Devkund waterfall-a fall that offers undoubtedly one of the most nerve chilling experiences. Grab a popcorn, turn on your imagination and try to visualize while you peruse through the blog. A special thanks to my soulmate who first time participated with me in this trek. And enjoyed it more than me. Photos were taken with Oneplus 9 and it was magical. Foggy start When forests itself beckons you, this happens! It is advised to start this trek early morning to avoid rush at fall and humidity. We woke up at 4 am checked all luggage and essentials (we do this before every trip). At 5 am the journey started. Well to inform you, there are no direct public transports to the Bhira village, where the fall is situated. If you are a group of more than 4 people it is advisable to book a direct cab from Pune or Mumbai, as your cost will cut down when you split among each other. Or best option is to drive your own vehicle. It’s a 4-hour voyage from Wagholi to the base village of the fall. Actually it will be 3 hrs only. But early morning fog took 1 hrs extra. We passed through Tamhini ghat which was eternal and exuberant. 60kms from Pune, this ghat is another one day trek that you can do on a weekend in Pune. But mind it, the roads are awful. I really mean it. And especially in monsoon, those herky-jerky path holed roads will make you bite someone’s head off, literally! But don’t you worry, the scenic landscapes and the panoramic view will bind you onto them and divert your mind from the irksome journey. My trusted companion in drive..... While passing through the enticing ghats, you will come across a lot of small falls outpouring rainwater with a flash and lush emerald green farms. Imagine what could you have asked for more when you spot the sun god in the mood to play peekaboo behind the dark clouds and sprinkling its golden first rays on these velvety farms? Nothing right? It was magical! The ghats are surrounded by Mulshi lake. You can have the best time with your family and friends camping beside the lake. It was a bliss to the eyes and soul to have witnessed the breathtaking view in the morning. We were enjoying the landscapes, listening to some romantic songs in the background. Beautiful ghat section Oh, I remember, it was the soulful ” ye haseen waadiyan ye khula aasman ” from Roja. ???? Don’t they say “the journey is more beautiful than the destination”?. Yes! it’s true. After so many bumpy rides we reached Bhira (base village)! My eyes twinkled I and felt butterflies in my stomach, yes just like the one on the first dates, to trek the ever enchanting Devkund waterfalls. We collected our belongings and left the rest in the car itself. Ate the famous Vada Pav as breakfast in the hotel. You can park your car there, they will charge Rs 100 as parking charge and will take care of your car. It was 9 am (we were delay by 1 hr as per our schedule time). We reported at counter. Here villages charges Rs 100 per person. If you have luggage and need a person to carry, it will be additional charge (based on situation). Also you can put your luggage to nearby hotel. I made mistake of carring my trek backpack with some unnecessary stuff. Paid Rs 300 to a guide to carry it. My suggestion to trekker, carry light. The trek started. We were all pumped up. And here it begins action-packed excursion to the mighty falls-Devkoond. Lovebirds❤ “India’s natural habitat/flora and fauna and landscapes are only revived when trekked through dense and condensed jungles. So let’s do this.. are you ready”? The guide said We started the trek. Unfolding the mysterious jungle! Bhira dam reservoir The first 30 minutes of the trek was quite easy as we were walking on a plain patch of grassland, along the Bhira dam reservoir. As we trekked more, we were invading into the dark forest which was covered with every possible variety of jungly trees and weeds. It was growing denser progressively. So dense that sunlight couldn’t enter into it. Yes! we are in the middle of Bhira. The essence of the jungle was coiling us and we were happy to mold ourselves. The next 1 hour of the trek got us to make our way through muddy plains, slippery rocks and stubborn bushes. Which was very exciting and thrilling at the same time. Traversed through a 6 feet deep stream? Trekked more and more, and there came a point where we found a 30 feet wide river stream right in front of us. When the guide said “we have to cross this stream, I rubbed my eyes and widened it to actually believe what he is saying. Something like this was my first-time experience and I was thrilled and fascinated. It was more than 5 feet deep! “It was going to be life-threatening but maza ayega(i am excited)”-I murmured. But then I start seeing my office, boss, targets in front of my eyes. Then decided will not cross the stream and instead will use makeshift bridge to cross it. It is Rs 20 per head to use this makeshift bridge. And we passed by more mud-caked lakes, gargantuan celestial spherical shaped mountains engulfed with fog, greener pastures, and impenetrable forests. We were worn out by then but we kept rambling with our faces lit up with impish glee in order to discover every step of the trek. The guide kept us engaged with the information trivia about the local environment as we kept walking through a series of interconnected sprawling forests. Trust me the experience was out of the world, that this blog can hardly do any justice. Exhausted and strained, we were just walking into an endless and unfading jungle. Then there came a part where we had to climb an inclined foresty peak, behind which the most awaiting fall was located. While climbing up, we just saw an animated world right in front of us. A view just like an illustration from the book of fantasy! Hundreds of butterflies fluttering around and larger than life tree roots, sheltering glowy honeycomb structured mushrooms that mischievously distracted us was absolutely magical. Just imagine. First glimps And with each footstep, the woosh sound of the fall was getting us anxious to end the wait, to see the anticipated waterfall. After 30 minutes of struggling through the climb, finally comes the divine fall that your eyes would ever envision. Unveiling the secluded divine waterfall! It was gigantic, it was colossal and the most artistic fall, mother nature possesses. Incredible it was! We could not believe our eyes that we actually reached there. We sat on a rock and gazed admiringly the pulchritudinous fall for 30 minutes without uttering anything to anyone. It was such an eye-soothing beauty, amid the pristine wilderness. A whopping amount of water flowing from the Kundalika river which is said to be the waterfall’s origin and falling into a huge pit left us astounded. We couldn’t get enough of that 80 feet massive waterfall. I went into some other zone of thinking and relating all this to LIFE. Accept the challenges, so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory! As in life, we come across so many hurdles, but we should never let the fear of failure overpower our impulse and self-motivation. And as you do so, see how beautiful the destination will be! Just like this trek that taught me so much. It all looked so meaningful! I am in love with it Love you zindagi departing click Promising that i will come in next monsoon We thought of going into the pond where the fall splashes into, but we noticed a rope was tied which said: “don’t cross beyond this rope “. Devkund waterfall: a pond of tragedy? / pond of deaths? We learned from our guide that few accidents took place so any of us will be prohibited beyond the rope due to safety reasons. Also, the water flow was very high. But we got up one by one to get captured with that mammoth waterfall in the frame. After getting some amazing shots of this enormous picturesque waterfall, we trekked back as we had to reach the origin before 5 pm for obvious reasons (its a jungle). And again we started the journey of life on a backtrack, crossing those semi flooded dense forests and three river streams. Trekked back with a feeling of triumph to the quaint village(Bhira). The guide showed us the route to Andharban forests (dark forest) pointing to an unspecified mountain to which I promised myself to trek that next time I visit Pune. We witnessed the exotic sunset on our way. It was perfect and exquisite. I would not exaggerate but after trekking for almost 12 km that day with all that spine-chilling adventure in the dense jungle, empty stomach, and wet clothes, I was still feeling my best. Then on the way back to our rooms, we had Wada pavs in a restaurant, also where we changed our clothes. What a day it was! Tiring tha par on the top of the world wali feeling aa rahi thi. (it was tiring but I was on the top of the world). Do let me know if you will still visit this waterfall? Also, let me know how did you like the blog. Till then, Take care of yourself and I shall meet you very soon with another exciting blog. nomadic_mit How to Reach Devkund waterfall from Mumbai & Pune By Personal vehicle Let Google Maps be your best friend. Set the location to Tata Hydro Power Plant, Bhira if you cannot find Devkund waterfall. From Pune: Swargate- Chandni Chowk- Paud- Mulshi-Tamhini Ghats- Bhira Village From Mumbai: Mumbai- Khalapur- Pali- Bhira village You can either go here early morning, do the Devkund trek & return the same day or you can reach Bhira in the evening, camp by the Bhira dam and start the trek early morning. The camping option also helps you to avoid the crowds at Devkund I personally suggest to go early morning to enjoy the fall. Also prefer weekdays against weekend. Difficulty Level Of Devkund Waterfall Trek: Devkund waterfall trek is an easy trek. It becomes hard only in heavy rainfall as we have to cross the water streams with high flow. But with proper guidance and gear Devkund trekking can be done easily. Do I Need a Guide? It doesn’t matter whether you need a guide or not you will have to pay Rs 100 per person as Guide charges. These are paid for common guides which are present throughout the trail till Devkund waterfall. This charges became mandatory after few souls who didn’t knew swimming ended up in the pond. Without this payment you won’t be allowed inside from the start point. Once you have paid the money and put down you name in the old register you can start walking on the trail which passes by the Bhira Dam backwaters to reach the Devkund waterfall. The trail is pretty well marked and well used. You can’t miss the trail even if you are blind. If you lose the track you would be an advanced level of stupid 😊. The trail provides various peaceful movements along the backwaters. Time Required? It takes around 120 minutes at full steam to reach from parking spot to waterfall. However, if you (yes you who is reading this) attempts this I am pretty sure you would stop after every 10 minutes where you will click 100 pictures. I don’t care if you are a seasoned / amateur photographer or a gorilla with a camera in hand you will stop every now & then to click some pictures. Trust me I did the same. Hungry Kya? At the Bhira village there are many people who provide home made food. While walking through the village you can notice the tasty food posters on houses. On the trail there are make shift stalls where you can get lemonade and some basic stuff. These stalls are available only on weekends. It would not make sense for them to run such stalls on weekdays. Have this in mind and carry a lot of water on non-monsoon days. Best Time To Visit From late September and October to April is the best time to visit the Devkund Waterfall because these are months right after monsoon and remain pleasant in all aspects. The rainy season is very much turbulent in the Western Ghats. It is often known to cause many unfortunate incidents, therefore, advised better to avoid such seasons if planning a trip.
  11. Actually I went for a family function and stayed with relative. You will not get any staying option around this spot. One can club Nanded city exploration and this spot.
  12. Hi not sure about such taxes. Only you need to pay fastag charges. Check weather conditions. It will be good if it is cool. Hot weather will be problematic
  13. Note: Lockdown is over not the Pandemic. We request travelers to follow all safety measures. We have taken at most care like, - Used personal car for all drive. - Carried homemade food and water during all travel. - Used face mask and sanitizers wherever required. - Avoided crowded places. My companion in travel. - Car Baleno Zeta CVT – reliable partner. - Smartphone Poco f1 – handy for photography -. Canon 1300d - for dream click Difficulty level: - No problem for elders and kids. - During rain area becomes slippery. So be careful. Before traveling to this area get information on road conditions & travel restriction. This water fall is active during monsoon only Road conditions: - We took Hyd-Nizambad-Nanded route. There is other route Hyd-Nirmal Best time to visit: - The monsoon (Jul-Sept) is the best season to visit the place with family and tourists will not regret having chosen the destination. - If you hate crowed and wants to enjoy peacefully then plan trip on weekdays. Sahastra kund location: https://goo.gl/maps/ZV5rWe2a7fnmS7ir9 2021 was again impacted by covid19 and our exploration plan went for a toss. Monsoon has special place in my heart hence decided to do something during it. Luckily we got a family function invitation from Nanded and i started looking out places around it. Found Sahastra kund. This is seasonal water fall and famous in this area. Planning made and we were ready for this exploration. But suddenly we got message that due to heavy rain road towards this location was washed away. I started checking with my local resource and we found one route which was bit difficult but there was assurance on reaching to this spot. My parents advised me to cancel this plan. But i decided to continue and it worked. We somehow reached it and explored the beauty. This place is worth visiting. Family and kids will surely enjoy. Distance is around 300 km from hyderabad
  14. Yes this photo was taken from watch tower of Urban park Narsapur.
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