Trek to Devkund Waterfalls
A trip to Devkund was long pending and used to get canceled for some reason or another. Sometimes due to rains or sometimes due to lack of company. This time we planned on Thursday and left on Friday. Two cars, ten people and we were off to Bhira as soon as were were done with office.
How to reach Bhira from Mumbai:
We traveled to Devkund using our own Car, we left Mumbai by 5 pm and reached the base camp Bhira by around 10:30 pm. We took the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and then reached the Bhira through the Pali Route. The other option is to take a Direct bus from Borivali which leaves around 3 pm and passes through Panvel at around 4 pm, the bus reaches Bhira around 8-9 pm
There are many homestays near Devkund, we had booked on just where the trek starts known as Vaibhav food Court, it provides an awesome view of the lake and provides food and stay at reasonable rates, we were around 10 of us so we booked 3 rooms. The average cost of stay and food near the falls is Rs 800.
The Devkund Trek:
After an overnight stay at Vaibhav food Court, we had some early morning breakfast of Poha and Chai, got ourselves registered at the entrance. After registering ourselves we were assigned a guide for us (Cost of guide is 500 for a group).
The start of the trek is not that difficult and it passes through beautiful forests and plains with rivers cutting through them. Only once you pass the bridge is where the difficult part of the climb starts. A steep climb of around 45 minutes.
Once this steep part is completed another river, this time a little bigger than the rest. Once you cross this part you get the first views of the beautiful Devkund falls. As we had reached the place early there was no one and we could enjoy our time at the falls. Relaxing in the Kund for around an hour or so we started back to the Vaibhav food court where some delicious Chicken Thali was waiting for us,
The whole trek took us around 5-6 hours inclusive of the time spent in the pool, The trek can be done by beginners but it becomes difficult during monsoons with dangers of flash floods.
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