Devkund Waterfall Trek - Height, Route Map, Difficulty, Images
Devkund Waterfall
Google Rating
4.6
Region

Sahyadris

Elevation

2000 feet

Distance

10 km

Duration

2 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Exposure

Low

Base

Bhira

Season

Oct-Feb

Devkund waterfall trek is an easy grade trek in the Sahyadri – Raigad region of Maharashtra, India. It is surrounded by some amazing treks like Tamhini Ghat, Andharban, etc. and attracts a lot of people for the Kundalika river rafting events. It is a 5 kms long (one-way) trail filled with beautiful scenery along the way.

Visit this trek for its majestic views and the comfortable hiking experience.

Devkund Waterfall Trek Navigation Route Map

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Devkund Waterfall Trek Route

The trek to Devkund Waterfall is 5 kms long (one-way) and passes through some dense forests and mighty mountains. It typically takes about 2-3 hours to complete. There are some patches that make you feel like you’re walking through the set of Avatar with massive walls of mountains on one side, mighty birds flying around you, and dense jungle on the other side.

The entire trail runs alongside a river and you cross the stream at multiple instances. The last stream crossing is tricky because the water flows aggressively through the rocky terrain. There’s a tiny bridge constructed to help cross one stream.

You cannot see the waterfall until you are very very close to it. When you do reach the vantage point, you can just stop and marvel at the sheer magnitude of this waterfall. You can look at all the pictures and videos of this place on the internet but you will still be surprised to see it up close and realise how big (and slightly scary) it actually is.

It’s best if you make this a 2-day trip. If you start the trek super-early in the morning, you will be able to beat the crowd and *maybe* have the waterfall to yourself before hundreds of people start pouring in to witness this majestic sight.

The village authorities have made it compulsory to get a guide with your group. The guide charges are ₹100 per person. There have been a lot of instances where people lose their way in the jungle and hence it is best to hire a guide.

How to Reach Devkund Waterfall Trek Base Village

Bhira Village

The trek to Devkund waterfall starts from Bhira village which is a quaint hamlet near the Bhira dam.

How to reach Bhira village with Private Transport?

The best way to reach Bhira village (Google Maps Location) for people traveling from Mumbai as well as Pune is to get private transport. Although there are some patches where the road is in very bad shape, the scenes that you see on the way can be enjoyed best if you have the liberty to stop your car wherever you want to for a quick session of clicking pictures.

How to reach Bhira village with Public transport?

If you plan to use public transport, take the local train on the central line and get to Karjat railway station. If you are coming from Pune, board an express that stops at Karjat. Do check the schedule of the train on the m-indicator app (Android / iPhone) before leaving because typically there’s just 1 train every hour.

From Karjat, take a bus to Pali and from Pali take another bus to Bhira village. You can also get a bus to Pali from Khopoli. This option is more suitable for people coming from Pune.

Availability of Resources on the Devkund Waterfall Trek

Drinking Water

The trek route practically runs alongside a flowing stream which you can use to refill your water. We would recommend using a water purification method that fits your needs before actually consuming the stream water. We prefer using a Sodium Hypochlorite based solution as a disinfectant and some filtration.

Food

There are some small huts and houses along the way where you can find packed food items. You can request the locals to arrange home-cooked meals for you at the base village. Find the phone numbers in the local contacts section.

Accommodation

You are not allowed to camp inside the forest or anywhere near the waterfall or the trail. There are a lot of locals that can arrange camping for you in Bhira village at beautiful sites. Find the phone numbers in the local contacts section.

Local Contact for Devkund Waterfall Trek

Local guides from Bhira Village

Prakash: +91 87935 32972

Food and Refreshments

Shelar: +91 72762 83442

Devkund Waterfall Trek Images

Best Time to Visit Devkund Waterfall and Why

October to February

Devkund is located in a catchment area. When there is an above average rainfall, this place is prone to get flooded. This is a catastrophic situation if there are hundreds of people visiting this place at that time. Thus, entry to this place is closed during monsoons.

Once the monsoons are over, it is best to visit Devkund as early as you can so that you get to see the waterfall in its full force. The flow almost diminishes by the end of February but you can still visit Devkund till end of May. (or before the monsoon starts)

Itinerary for Devkund Waterfall Trek:

This is the most convenient itinerary for the Devkund Waterfall Trek:

Day 1: (Saturday)

02:00 PM - Leave for Bhira village

07:00 PM - Reach Bhira village and settle in the campsite

08:30 PM - Have dinner and chill with the group

Day 2: (Sunday)

05:00 AM - Wake up, get breakfast, and leave for Devkund Waterfall Trek

07:30 AM - Reach Devkund Waterfall, click pictures, take a dip near the shore, bask in the glory

09:00 AM - Trek back to the base village

11:30 AM - Freshen up and get lunch

01:00 PM - Start the journey back to the city

Things to Pack for Devkund Waterfall Trek

- 2 Liters of water (compulsory)

- Sun hat or cap

- Warm clothes during winters

- Trekking shoes or trail running shoes (strictly no sandals or chappals)

- Comfortable t-shirt (preferably dry-fit and full sleeves)

- Comfortable trekking pants (no jeans or shorts)

- Extra pair of clothes and a hoodie

- Electrolyte powder (such as Electral, Enerzal, etc.)

- Light snacks to munch on during breaks

- Fresh fruits / Dried fruits such as dates, figs / Nuts mix, etc for eating along on the trail

- A small day pack to carry all the above (Kindly avoid handbag/sling bag)

- Personal medications, if any

- Optional items: sun goggles, wet tissues, hand sanitizer, cameras, etc.

Devkund Waterfall - Ratings and Reviews

Tarun Kumar
Tarun Kumar
06:08 11 Jan 20
It is surely difficult reaching there. It's great that they have kept the waterfall conserved from human touch. Purely natural. The lake in photo is the place where water comes from Devkund fall.
a9ragphotography
a9ragphotography
09:19 09 Jan 20
Very rich and beautiful forest through which you trek. We trekked in winter so all the river crossing were dry. So i suggest to do the trek in start of rainy season. Its a small trek but the last patch is little difficult. But once you reach at the last point, u will feel amazing...
shailender kumar
shailender kumar
07:54 05 Jan 20
Trek was superb. Its a 6.5 - 7km trek. After that 1.5 - 2 hrs of walk you will reach the waterfall. As it was December you cant see great amount of water .
Mandar Chavan
Mandar Chavan
20:49 02 Jan 20
This place is awesome after all for trekking for 1 hour the scene is so soothing for minds. If you know swimming very well then you can dare to swim in that cold water
Krishmania555 KRI
Krishmania555 KRI
12:54 02 Jan 20
A classic place for a one day trek from Bhivpuri Road station. Passing through dense vegetation, water bodies and golden grass, this trail is worth going. Best season to visit is during monsoon and winters. This place connects Matheran and the edge gives a spectacular view of the best ranges.
RISHABH PARMAR
RISHABH PARMAR
08:56 05 Dec 19
It always has been a fascinating place. A bit far from Pune, but always worth the travel. A good place for moderate trekking adventure. The amazing part is, the bliss you feel at the end when you finally get to the waterfall. Note that waterfall is not visible unless you complete the trek. As for food, you get may local options right outside the parking space. Also, you can get the local people to serve as a guide with minimal charges. If you can, it's a must visit place.
Hariharun S R
Hariharun S R
19:18 27 Nov 19
Best time to visit towards the end of monsoon. A beautiful, rugged path for trek. Pretty longer ine rather than a steep trek. Heavenly dip!
Rushikesh Rakshe
Rushikesh Rakshe
08:01 26 Nov 19
Very good waterfall. The trek starts from a small village. The locals will not allow you to trek with out their guide though The trek is short & easy The guide charges ₹100/person (you can negotiate with them if you are more people) First a small trek of 7 km which takes around 2hrs then a very cold water bath in waterfall. There is a partition of rope as we have to swim inside the rope area if you are good in swimming you can cross the rope. The water is very clean and clear.Then return trek downwards to village. The guide can arrange for lunch in village on order veg-₹150 & non-veg₹180
Akarsh H
Akarsh H
08:29 16 Nov 19
Devkund is a almost 3 hour drive from Pune and the road is being constructed at few places, so it’s not gonna be a smooth road journey. It’s a lovely waterfall and a trek for amateurs and professionals. Trek is almost flat, except at few places its hilly. Go with zero expectations and you’ll comeback with lots of good memories. Monsoon and just after the monsoon is the right time to visit. Overall the trek is of 15km that’s to and fro. Don’t forget to keep a water bottle, hat and a good pair of shoes. A guide will be given to each group at the starting point and they are charging ₹50 per head which they claim it as mandatory. Also at the starting point you get some homes in which they provide you food and on the way during trek you’ll get small houses kinda shop for snacks, so if you want to buy anything, you can. But please keep cash. You are allowed to play in water near waterfall, so keep spare clothes. Overall it’s a good experience to get away with weekend.
Dushyant Arora
Dushyant Arora
05:53 22 Oct 19
It's beautiful. It's majestic. It's serene.Experience this on your own to see the charm it spreads. Just be careful during the trek, in rainy seasons it could get very slippery and avoid going deeper in the fall
Gandhar Sanzagiry
Gandhar Sanzagiry
09:17 16 Oct 19
Best place to go for hiking.. Around 15km hike to and fro. There will be a hill you have to climb which is of 2km after that it is all smooth. While hiking, the view which you will see is amazing. Better to start at 6am with a local guide.. That will save your time and also in the morning you will see less crowd
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Jeet Bhanushali
Jeet Bhanushali has been hiking in the Sahyadris for over 5 years and aims to explore all the off-beat range-treks of Maharashtra. He is on a mission to share this information with the world and help them go to the places that are not yet touched by mass-tourism.
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