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.

Sagni Ghat | Places to visit in Bhilai 2021

Sagni ghat is one of the places about which I found when my whole family went on a picnic in the rainy season in the month of July many years back when I was a kid, Although I am still a child deep in my heart anyways back to sagni ghat.

Sagni ghat is located in Dhamdha Durg district of Chhattisgarh. The distance from the Durg railway station is 24 KM and 21 KM from Bhilai. You can enjoy the road covered with trees, the village side and an anicut made on two river meets. You can even take your car or bike to cross the river.

Cheat Sheet

DescriptionDetails
Distance24 KM From Bhilai City
Time Taken 38 Min (one way)
Travel ModeCar or Bike
Road ConditionGood
Best SeasonAll
Best Time7 AM To 4 PM
Toll ChargesNo Tolls
PitstopYes
Entry Fees₹0
Safety100%
ParkingYes
WashroomNo
ActivitiesPicnic and Sightseeing
StayNot Available

Distance

You have to take the Durg – Bemetara Rd/Durg – Dhamdha Rd towards kodia on the national highway 7 NH7

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Time Taken

It will take you around 1 hour to reach the sagni ghat, the traffic is very less as compared to the city but you will see a few passenger buses on the way.

Travel Mode

The distance is very less so if you are going with your friends or alone you can go by bike and if you are going with your family then go in the car.

Road Condition

The road belongs to the national highway 7 NH7 and due to which the condition is very good. It will not give you bumps. The road just before the river bank is made up of gravels which becomes muddy in the rainy season, so if you are taking your car with the low ground clearance then you need to be a bit careful.

This is the how the road looks like.

Best Season

The best season to visit sagni heart is winter and summer you can also visit in rainy season but you have to pace high water flow and it will become dangerous especially you if you are having kids with you.

So if you ask your Thelocalguide i will suggest you to visit in summer and winter season.

Best Time

The dawn is the morning time sunrise time is the best time to visit this place because the scenery so amazing you can enjoy the road,

you can also see the fishermen putting or taking the fishing from the river.

Toll Charges

There are no tolls you can enjoy a toll-free journey to this place.

Pitstop

There are many small stalls you will see on the way to Sagni ghat, You can enjoy snacks like Samosa with kadi and hot tea. But I would suggest you have snacks at the stall which is located at the bank of the river.

Here you will buy hot pakodas, mirchi bjahiya, pyaz pakoda, moong dal vada and samosa with kadi.

They also serve tea made from fresh milk which is sourced from the village.

Entry Fees

The entry is free and you can take your car or bike without paying any charges.

Safety

The place is safe and it is just a few kilometers away from the main NH7 highway, The villagers are helping in nature so there will not be an issue. The only danger is from the river itself. Take a bath only if you know how to swim don’t jump in the river because it is deep, you can also see snakes in them. Be extra careful if you are visiting with kids to pay attention to them.

Parking

Play the sample space to park your vehicles at the bank of the river so don’t worry about that you can park your car or bike and the bonus point is you will get shade from the trees.

Washroom

If you get nature’s call then you have to do it under the tree because there are no toilets nearby.

Activities

You can do a picnic, sightseeing or you can take a dip in the fresh and cool water of the river. The water flow is really really high so if you’re planning to take a dip in the river so make sure you know how to swim.

You can see villagers fishing using the small nets, the kids taking bath in the river. just like these, I asked them to do a small skit for me and that went really well. see yourself!

This is how fast the flow of water is, that is why i am asking you to be careful if you want to take a dip in the river.

Stay

There is no option to stay and i don’t think there is a need to so come at the morning and leave during the afternoon.

Kharkhara Dam | Places to visit in Bhilai

The Kharkhara dam is located 8 km west of Sambalpur village in Dondilohara tehsil of Balod district. In order to reach the dam, you have to take 3 km of paved road and 5 km of WBM road.

The construction of the kharkhara dam was completed in 1964. Kharkhara dam was constructed to supply 4 TMC of water to Bhilai Steel Plant. The reservoir’s waterlogging capacity is 171.63 million cubic meters and it irrigates 18,944 hectares, supplies water to Durg and Bhilai Municipal Corporation, and Bhilai Steel Plant.


In 1975, plans were made to provide 12,145 hectares, 4048 hectares, and 2024 hectare irrigation facility to the farmers of Dondilohra block, Balod development block, and Gundardehi block of Balod district, from Kharkhara reservoir project to Kharkhara Mohandipat project, Right bank canal and left bank canal. So that the remaining one TMC water can be used for irrigation work.

Presently, an irrigation facility of 18,219 hectares is being provided from the Kharkhara reservoir.

Well, that was all about the history and architecture of Kharkhara dam now let’s talk about the fun part, What can a traveler like you and me do there? let’s find out!

Cheat Sheet

DescriptionDetails
Distance82 KM From Bhilai City
Time Taken1h 49 Min (one way)
Travel ModeCar Or Bike
Road ConditionAverage
Best SeasonWinter and Summer
Best Time7 AM To 4 PM
Toll ChargesNo Tolls
PitstopYes
Entry Fees₹0
Safety100%
ParkingYes
WashroomNo
ActivitiesPicnic and Sightseeing
StayNot Available

Distance

There are two different paths among which you can choose among

  • Nandgaon Rd and Arjunda Bhandera road
  • Dalli-Rajhara Rd/Durg Rajhara road

I will suggest you take the Rajnandgaon Dalli Rajhara Rd which is in really good condition covered with paddy fields on both sides of the road.

Time Taken

It will take you around 2 hours to reach the kharkhara dam, there will be few villages on the way but the traffic is really less and you will reach the destination in 2 hours.

Travel Mode

We choose to go by car rather than a bike because it was the summer season and it was really hot so we didn’t want to burn ourselves and get dehydrated. Also i do travel with a lot of camera equipment so it helps when you have a car.

Road Condition

The road is a bit bumpy when you are just about to reach the kharkhara dam as you can see in the clip below.

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

Best Season

The best season to visit kharkhara dam is definitely winter but if you want to take a dip in the fresh and cool water of the canal then the summer season will be the best one. Also, you can have a picnic under the Big Banyan tree which is just located near the canal.

Best Time

The Dam is located on the outskirts of the city so it’s kind of remote so I will suggest you visit in the afternoon time. Try to for leave for kharkhara dam before 7:00 a.m. and then you can easily return before 4:00 p.m.

Toll Charges

You will not find any toll gates on the way to kharkhara dam. You can enjoy a toll-free road on the journey.

Pitstop

You will find several petrol pumps on the way along with the shops like these in villages where you can enjoy the hot and piping delicacies like aalo bonda

Entry Fees

The entry is free and you can take your car or bike without paying any charges.

Safety

The place is safe you can easily visit your kids with your friends with your family but I will suggest leaving before the sunset as it is located on the outskirts and the main city is few kilometers away.

Parking

There is ample space to park vehicles the best one which I found was this Banyan tree which was just located near the canal we will able to park are there and after that also there was so much space left.

Washroom

Well, you cannot do anything about this that is no place where you can go when you get the nature’s call you can do it under the tree.

Activities

You can do a picnic, sightseeing or you can take a dip in the fresh and cool water in the canal. The dam is extremely deep so make sure you take a dip only if you know how to swim.

Keep in mind the water flow is extremely high in the canal but in the summer season, so you can just be at the side of the water canal and you can take bath

But make sure you are not alone your kids to go alone in their otherwise they will be in danger.

Stay

There is no option to stay nearby there are two villages but I don’t think you can stay there so better to leave early and come early from there.

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Special thanks to Tanvir Khan for providing me information about Kharkhara Dam. You can visit his Instagram profile here @balodct

Buka Lake | The Mauritius of Chhattisgarh | Korba

Buka Lake

It is one of the unseen and unsung places of Chhattisgarh, It is one of the many places about which very few people are aware. Buka Island is located on the banks of the Hasdeo river which flows across the Korba.

If you are planning to visit Buka lake then check out the cheat sheet which will help you in planning your trip, for more details on each topic click on the description title.

Cheat Sheet

DescriptionDetails
Distance66.6KM From Korba City
Time Taken1h 50 Min (One Side)
Travel ModeCar Or Bike
Road ConditionGood
Best SeasonWinter
Best Time7 AM To 4 PM
Toll ChargesNo Tolls
Entry Fees₹50
Safety100%
ParkingYes
WashroomYes
ActivitiesBoating And Picnic
StayNot Available

Distance

There are two different paths among which you can choose from

  • Devpehri road
  • Korba Katghora Bypass

Google maps direction from korba

I will suggest you take the Korba Katghora bypass because the road condition is really good and it is the shorter one (only 66.6KM) among the two.

Time Taken

It will take you around 1-2 hours to reach the Buka lake. The road condition is amazing, you will pass lemru where the silk sarees are made also you can take an out stop at peda wala to enjoy the hot pedas made by the

Travel Mode

You can travel via car or bike. we took the car and it was very comfortable for us! As you can see in the picture below this is the entrance of the Buka Lake and the road is smooth like butter.

Road Condition

The road till Dindolbhatta is not perfect it is full of potholes, dust and it is quite narrow. That is only for a few km after that once you join the Korba Katghora bypass the road becomes really smooth and it is the same till Buka lake.

Best Season

The best time to visit Buka lake is in the winter season. Also, visit in the summer rainy season as well but I think the winter season will be perfect because there will be enough water and you can really enjoy the boating.

Best Time

The best time to visit the Buka Lake is after during afternoon, we left for Buka lake at 9 AM and reached there by 11 AM.

Toll Charges

You will not find any toll gates on the way to Buka lake. You can enjoy a toll-free road on the journey.

Entry Fees

Buka Lake is one of the unseen and unsung places of Chhattisgarh, It is one of the many places about which very fewer people are aware. Buka is located on the banks of the Hasdeo river which flows across the Korba.

Safety

Buka lake is a safe place for family trips, tips with your friends. There is a guest house which is owned by a government where you can have snacks, although I didn’t see any policeman there, you can visit during the morning time not in the evening so that you can return in the sunlight.

Parking

This is the space as you can see in the picture below is at the front of the entrance of Buka lake Jal vihar. Here you can park your vehicle like a car or bike and if you want you can take your car to the end of the lake and you can park it there as well.

Pitstop

There is a canteen which serves fresh snacks and hot tea the people who work here lives are the caretakers of this place.

Washroom

The washroom is available near the buka lake entry office. The condition is worse there is no water and cleanliness. I doubt that the animals of the jungle may be using them. You can watch them in the video. pun intended lol.

Activities

This place offers Boating, sightseeing, picnic, and horse riding but among all these activities the one which stands out is boating in ₹1500 (fifteen hundred Indian rupees). There are two different sizes of boats but in the bigger one as you can see below it can easily accommodate 15 adults.

These diesel-powered boats take you around the lake for a full 30 minutes and around 5 km journey. This is one of the unique experience which will make you feel like you are in a sea surrounded by small islands.

Stay

There is no option available to stay for common people like us. There is a place for staying but that is only available for the government officers.

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