Earlier this month, me and my friends planned a short trip to Thoseghar Waterfalls. It is a scenic spot located near the small village of Thoseghar, 20 km from Satara city, at the edge of the Konkan region, in Western India.
There are few waterfalls, some of them 15 to 20 metres and one of them is approximately 200 metres in height. People come from all over Maharashtra to visit the area, especially during rainy season, July to November. Due to heavy rains, these falls have more water and are more spectacular. The immediate area is calm and quiet, with a clean lake and dark woods in a hilly area.
Thoseghar, Satara is around 140km from Pune. We left around 8.30am and reached Satara at around 11am. On the way, we stopped for breakfast for half an hour. Route from Pune to Satara via National Highway 4 is good and well maintained.
The greenery along the way makes the view more scenic.
Along the way, we stopped at a point where one can see picturesque greenery all around. The pictures can do better talking than me.
Next stop was Thoseghar Waterfalls. Ample parking space is available and entry free is Rs.20 per person. A newly constructed platform, gives a better view of the waterfalls. One is not allowed to go near the waterfalls as a precautionary measure.
This seasonal waterfall is only seen in monsoon and drops into a deep gorge.
On return journey, we went to Sajjangad which is the resting place of Swami Ramdas.
It is possible to reach the top of the fort by vehicle. From there one has to climb around a hundred steps to reach the gate of the fort.
The fort and the tomb of Saint Ramdas are now maintained by the Ramdas Swami Sansthan and are open to devotees from sunrise to sunset.
Along with its spiritual and historical ambience, Sajjangad also offers a breathtaking view of nearby villages and Satara town.
In all, it was an beautiful tryst with nature with scenic waterfall and greenery.