With the much flogged destinations of Lonavala, Khandala and Mahabaleshwar hugely crowded in the weekends, discerning Puneites are now on the hunt for newer locations.
As luck would have it, Pune365 is constantly on the hunt and our weekly travel column explores unique destinations that are rather unspoilt and yet pristine.
In store for you this weekend is the breathtaking 20 feet fall near Karjat, The Bhivpuri Waterfalls.
Bhivpuri Waterfall is just 119 kms away from Pune in a small village in Karjat taluka. Bhivpuri is gaining popularity with tourists for its numerous waterfall. The waterfall is around 20 feet high and certainly a treat for your eyes.
Bhivpuri waterfalls offer hybrid sports for trek lovers with swimming in brooks and water rappelling and trekking all in short time. Several adventure companies conduct camps and activities near these falls.
Getting To Bhivpuri
By train: Pune- Karjat – Bhivupuri road- auto- Bhivpuri waterfall. The waterfall is 10 minutes away from the Bhivupuri Road Railway Station which is between Karjat and Neral.
By bus: There are (MSRTC) ST buses available from Swargate which will leave you at Karjat or Neral. Take an auto or a minibus from there to reach the Bhivpuri waterfall
Drive: Witness amazing waterfalls enroute, Pune- Kamshet- Lonavala-Khalapur- Karjat- Bhivpuri Camp. From the parking area, tourists will need to walk for around 20 minutes to reach the waterfall.
The huge expanse of water gushing down from the mountains covered with lush greenery makes it totally worth the visit. The Bhivpuri waterfall is maintained by the villagers and the government to preserve its beauty.
The waterfall is active only during the monsoon season June – September and the ideal months to visit are July and August.
Water Rappelling and trekking are the two prominent sports that are available near the waterfall.
Enroute the waterfall, there are several small tea shops that serve great pakoras, chips, sweet corn, and other snacks. If you order food in advance, the villagers arrange to bring it to the waterfall. This lunch is essentially Biryani (Veg and Non-veg) and some local Maharashtrian cuisine.
The Bhivpuri waterfall is incidentally surrounded by several historical and religious destinations like the Kondana Caves, Kondeshwar temple Kothaligad Fort( Peth) and Ulhas valley.
Have A Great Trip!
#All images are details are purely indicative and readers are advised to check finer details at the respective destinations. Please adopt all safety measures as may be advised at the destinations mentioned.
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