Kondeshwar waterfall | Places near Pune for one day trip

Kondeshwar Waterfall

Kondeshwar temple is located in Jambhavali Maharashtra, the waterfall originates from the hill located a few km away from the temple. The waterfall pass from behind the temple. This place is mesmerizing in the monsoon season. As the elevation is high during the monsoon season the mix of clouds and fog cover the hills.

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Kondeshwar waterfall is the closest hill station experience you can get from Pune and a memorable one from Mumbai. Kondeshwar temple and the kondeshwar waterfall are located next to each other. This is a place where you can pray to the temple and enjoy the cool stream of waterfalls in a single trip. let’s know everything about it in this blog post.

In the rainy season, the flow of the waterfall is full and you can enjoy the cool water with your family. It is the best place to click pictures and videos for your Instagram and Facebook posts.

At a glance

DescriptionDetails
Distance68 km From Pune City
122 km away from Mumbai
Time Taken2hr min from Pune
2hr 46 min from Mumbai
Travel ModeCar or Bike
Road ConditionGood
Best SeasonMonsoon
Best Time7 AM To 5 PM
Toll Charges1 Toll from Pune
2 from Mumbai
Hotels | Dhaba | RestaurantsYes
Entry Fees₹0
Safety100%
ParkingYes
WashroomYes
ActivitiesPicnic and Sightseeing

Distance

The distance from Mumbai to Kondeshwar waterfall is double as compared to Pune. In order to reach Kondeshwar waterfall, you have to take a turn towards Kamshet. You will reach a wonderful location Uksan lake which I have covered in my vlog. then you have to keep moving straight till you reach the Tata power plant. The kondeshwar temple is located a few kilometers from there.

Distance from Pune

Distance from Mumbai

Time Taken

Kondeshwar mandir and kondeshwar waterfall are located near Pune as compared to Mumbai city. Since the distance is double from Mumbai as compared to Pune, it will take 3h 24 Min from Mumbai and 1hr 57 min from Pune.

Also read: Reverse waterfall Naneghat | It flows up in the SKY!

Travel Mode

It is better to travel by car during the monsoon season because you will be able to enjoy the road, rainfall, and drive in fog. When I visited this place I went on a bike but I had a full-body raincoat which saved me from getting wet. I am recommending a car because you can keep extra clothes, food, a flask with hot tea or coffee as per your choice.

It is just much more convenient. If you want to drive your bike then this road is just amazing but make sure you are prepared for rain.

Road Condition

I would say the road condition is really good. Only when you are just about to reach Kondeshwar waterfalls, in the last patch of around 1 1/2 km. It is not the smoothest road you will ever get but it’s okay for driving the car or bike.

Best Season

The best season to visit the kondeshwar waterfall is the monsoon. At this time the hills are covered with clouds, the rain gives birth to the waterfall which becomes the river that you see while traveling here. The post-monsoon season is also a good choice as you can enjoy the cold weather and lush greenery.

You enter Kamshet you will see the lush greenery everywhere, the paddy fields, and the windmills far on the hills. Taking a break near these fields and soaking in the views is another thing you can do.

You can go to the source of the waterfall and click some amazing pictures like this. The water is chilled but comfortable enough to take a dip in it.

You can also visit and pray at the Temple which is located here. Kondeshwar mandir is visited by many pilgrims, they come here to pray from all over Maharashtra. The locals also perform aarti daily at the temple.

Best Time

If you are coming from Pune or Mumbai then make sure you leave early in the morning. It takes around 4 hours to reach there. If you leave early and reach there by 12 PM then you can easily explore the place and can return by 5 PM.

Toll Charges

From Pune, you will have to pay a toll at one of the toll plazas which comes just after Talegaon. I am not sure how many toll plazas you pass while coming from Mumbai. But I will update soon.

If you have any questions you can ask me here or connect with me on my Facebook page or Instagram. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel to know about such places.

Reverse waterfall Naneghat | This waterfall goes up in the SKY!

Naneghat Waterfall

Imagine you are at top of the hill, the ground is covered with lush greenery. The floor is full of green thick grass and the grass is covered with water droplets. Tiny drops of water are falling from the sky, but then you look at the sky, but it’s not raining. I welcome you at Reverse waterfall Naneghat Pune here the water flows up in the SKY!

Let’s know about this place in detail, Thelocalguide will give you the virtual tour!

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Cheat Sheet

DescriptionDetails
Distance124KM From Pune City
Time Taken3h 24 Min (one way)
Travel ModeCar or Bike
Road ConditionGood
Best SeasonMonsoon season
Best Time7 AM To 4 PM
Toll ChargesNo Tolls
Hotels | Dhaba | RestaurantsYes
Entry Fees₹0
Safety100%
ParkingYes
WashroomNo
ActivitiesPicnic and Sightseeing
StayAirbnb homestays

Distance

If you are leaving from Pune then you can go from the route as shown below. It passes through Peth, Manchar, Junnar, and Chawand. The road condition is good for driving both car and bike.

You will find a number of petrol pumps, restaurants, and Dhaba on the way.

Time Taken

If you leave early in the morning from Pune and you take a few breaks then you can easily reach in 4 hours. The time taken to reach without any break is 3 hours 30 minutes. I will suggest you leave early morning around 7 to 8 a.m. Take a few stops for breakfast etc. And you can easily do a round trip in one day.

Travel Mode

The best way to travel to Reverse waterfall Naneghat Pune is a car. Since the best season is the rainy season you will face intermittent rain falls in between the journey.

If you travel on a bike, you can easily get wet, but if people travel by car you can keep some stuff for a picnic and also you will be warm and safe from the rainfall.

I went to Naneghat reverse waterfall in a car with my friends and it was quite a comfortable journey it was raining in between so we were quite comfortable.

Road Condition

The road condition is good only the last stretch passing through junnar is narrow and bumpy.

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Other than that the road condition is really good and you can easily go by car or bike.

Best Season

No doubt the best season to visit Naneghat reverse waterfall is the monsoon season. The beauty of this place can be seen when water starts falling from the sky, the winds start to flow at high speed.

Best Time

If you are coming from Pune or Mumbai then make sure you leave early in the morning. Junnar is far from the city, it takes around 4 hours to reach there. If you leave early and reach there by 12 PM then you can easily explore the place and can return by 4 PM.

Toll Charges

You will not find any toll gates, You can enjoy a toll-free road on the journey.

Pitstop

I took break at the Vitthal Kamath for breakfast.

Entry Fees

There is no entry fee so no need to worry about that.

Safety

The place is safe you can easily visit with your kids, friends, and family. But I will suggest leaving before the sunset as it is located on the outskirts and it will be quite dark after the evening.

One more thing you should take care of is you should not allow your kids to go away from you. There is the risk of falling down as there are no barricades at the cliff of the hill.

Parking

There is ample space for parking the car and bike. There are no charges for parking as well.

Washroom

There are few hotels located at the entry point of the hill but I didn’t find any washroom facility. If you get the natures call then find a spot where you can do it privately 😛

Activities

This view is worth visiting this place apart from enjoying this mesmerizing scene you can do many more activities.

Once you park your car and start trekking towards the reverse waterfall point you will be greeted by views like these.

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The place is so scenic that you can click number of breathtaking pictures for posting on your social media profiles.

Stay

There are no government-approved stay options available near Naneghat reverse waterfall but you can choose from the number of Airbnb homestays.

How to travel with pets in Indian railways – Step by Step guide!

If you want to know How to travel with pets in Indian railways in India or if you have to travel with your pet in case of some emergency then this article will explain everything you need to know!

This is an easy and cheap way to travel with your pet in Indian railways by keeping them in the Guard van.

The Guard van

The guard van or Brake van is the tiny compartment located at the end of passenger trains in the Indian railways. It is used to apply the breaks, the guard sits in the van and there is a tiny compartment where pets are kept.

You can experience how the guard van in Indian railways looks like in the 360°, The box in which we keep the pet is located just below where my cat is sitting.

For all the train journey which is less than 24 hours, this method is suitable. The journeys which are more than 24 hours will be difficult for your pet. In case you are traveling for more than 24 hours then try this method.

The only disadvantage of this journey is the weather. The cabins do not have AC so in the summer season it may become painful for your dog or cat. Sometimes the pets have died in these cases.

The Pet Box

This is how the pet box looks like this from inside. My cat got very tensed as she never traveled before. The food and water can be placed inside the containers which are present in the cage. I will prefer to keep the food and water in separate bowls as the existing ones are not clean.

The pets get tensed because of the noise and the shaky cabin. The pets will try to come out of the cage. To avoid such scenarios keep checking on your pet periodically, you can ask the guard to keep an eye on him too.

I shared my mobile number with the guard and he kept me updated about my cat. Snowy also came out of the cage once and the guard called me.

Taking care of pet’s pee and poop

The pets usually get stressed during traveling so they don’t eat or drink much. In my face my pet didn’t eat anything not did he peed or pooped. If you are traveling with a dog then you have to take them on a walk whenever the train stops at the station with a longer halt.

In case of cat i used a cardboard box and filled it with lots of shredded newspaper. I also kept some more as backup with me. Whenever the cat wanted to do their business they did it then i threw the whole clump in dustbin.

Please don’t throw it out from the train door.

Steps for onboarding pets in Train

  1. Get the Fitness certificate of your pet from the vet on the day of the journey reach at least 3 hours early in the station
  2. Reach the station 2 hours before the journey to avoid the rush.
  3. Go to the parcel office and show them your tickets and Fitness certificate of your pet and ask them to book your pet,
  4. They will weigh your pet and ask you to pay normal parcel charges.
  5. Go with the Parcel employee and keep your pet in the Guard van, Make sure you keep enough food and water so that they are well-fed
  6. Board the train and enjoy the journey 
  7. In between the journey make sure you check on them. if the pet is a dog then have a walk with them so that they can do pee and poop.
  8. Enjoy the journey

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How to travel with pets on the train in India

If you are a pet owner and you are wondering about how to travel with pets on a train in India then you might be having so many questions in your mind. I too had those questions, lack of information on the Indian railway portal makes it more difficult.

But worry not I will answer all of your questions in this article, I have also created the video version of this article which you can watch here.

This article is applicable for all kinds of pets like dogs, cats, goats, rabbits, and Birds.

So, the question here is

“Can travel with pets on the train?”

Yes! you can, but there are only two different methods.

  • Carrying your pet with you in the coach.
  • Keeping your pet in the guard van.

If you want to know how to travel with a pet on a budget then read the second option here. In this article, I will explain the first step.

Carrying your pet with you in the coach.

Booking the Ticket

This method is only applicable if you book tickets in the 1st class AC coach. There are two types of cabins in the 1st AC. Depending upon the availability you will be assigned seats in any of them. Before moving further let me show you how COUPE or CABIN looks like.

COUPE

In this type of cabin, there are only two seats as you can see in the image below.

1st Class AC COUPE (Image Source: https://fottam.com/ac-first-class-indian-train/)

CABIN

If you want to take your pet with you in the coach then you have to book the 1st Class AC tickets and book the whole cabin for yourself. The coupe is a small cabin in which 2 people can sit. If your pet is small then you can easily travel with them in a Coupe.

If you are having a big dog and traveling with 3 or more Family members then you have to book the CABIN. The cabin has 4 seats and 3+ family members cab easily fit in there.

1st Class CABIN (Image source: https://fottam.com/indian-railways-ac-first-class-cabin-interiors/)

Indian Railways has a rule which you should keep in mind before traveling on the Train with your pet. If you are traveling the 1st Class AC train and suppose one of your co-passengers raises a concern regarding the pet and he complains to the ticket checker.

Then in that case your pet will immediately be taken away and will be kept in the guard van!

To avoid such a situation you can either book the whole CABIN (4 seats) for yourself or you can book the COUPE (2 seats) at your convenience.

The price of 1st class AC tickets as of now is around 3775 INR/person (approximately)

An additional step to get COUPE

If you are traveling alone or you are traveling with another family member/friend then it is better to get a coupe.

You have to follow the following procedure step by step!

  • Book the 1st Class AC tickets (CABIN – 4 seat or COUPE – 2 Seat) as per your preference
  • Get a copy of your tickets and write an application to the CHEIF RESERVATION OFFICER of the station from which you will be boarding the train (You can find the format below )
  • Submit the application to the CHEIF RESERVATION OFFICER and request him/her to allocate the CABIN or COUPE to you.
  • Get the Fitness certificate of your pet from the Vet day before the journey.
  • On the day of the journey reach at least 3 hours before departure at the station.
  • Go to the parcel office and show them your tickets and Fitness certificate of your pet and ask them to book your pet, they will weigh your pet and ask you to pay normal parcel charges. and will issue receipt like this.

Food and water

The pets eat fairly less in the journey as compared to the food they eat at home. you can keep some dry food and water. feed them a few times a day and then remove the bowls. Trains shake too much so if water will fell out it will be a mess.

Taking care of pet’s pee and poop

The pets usually get stressed during traveling so they don’t eat or drink much. In my face my pet didn’t eat anything not did he peed or pooped. If you are traveling with a dog then you have to take them on a walk whenever the train stops at the station with a longer halt.

In the case of a cat, I used a cardboard box and filled it with lots of shredded newspaper. I also kept some more as a backup with me. Whenever the cat wanted to do their business they did it then I threw the whole clump in the dustbin.

Please don’t throw it out from the train door.

I hope this article will help you prepare in case if you have some queries you can ask me on Facebook or Instagram 

You can watch the video for full details on YouTube

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