Devkund Waterfall is also known as “The Bathing Pond of the Gods”. It is surrounded by dense forest and is considered an ideal place for adventurers and nature lovers. It offers a complete escape from everyday life and mundane city life. Steep waterfalls and refreshing fresh water tumble from the mountain cliffs at about 80 feet to the rocky bottom below, forming a large pond. This is the confluence of three waterfalls flowing from the Kundalika River.
With rivers, mountains and thick forests nearby, Devkund Waterfall is a popular picnic spot for hiking and camping. It is also the perfect place to get a glimpse into the enchanting countryside life of the nearby town.
Devkund Waterfall is about 170 km from Mumbai. It is located in a village called Bhira Patnus in Raigad district near Tamhini Ghat in Western Ghats of India.
Best Time to Visit
Late September and October to April are the best times to visit Devkund Waterfall. Because the rainy season is over and everything is pleasant.
The rainy season in the Western Ghats is very busy. This is often known to cause a lot of unpleasant incidents, so it’s a good idea to avoid these seasons when planning your trip.
Things To Do At
Devkund attracts adventure seekers. There are several places ideal for trekking, hiking and camping. This has made it a popular destination for adventure tourism.
Here are some of the top activities to do at this waterfall.
1. Bhira-Devkund Trek
The most popular and perhaps the only way to reach Devkund Falls is a 4.5km trek from Bhira village. The most important factor is that the hike to Devkund Falls is easy and there are few steep trails.
There is a registry office in the town where the trail starts. Hire a guide here if you feel the need, or explore on your own as there are plenty of planks along the trail that provide clear directions.
On the way to Devkund Waterfall you will encounter streams and open fields. The first attraction is Bhira Reservoir, which takes about 30 minutes to get here. For the next 45-50 minutes you will cross two streams and climb a small hill.
Then comes an open field with lots of rocks that are great for relaxing. There is a small shop selling snacks, juice and water in the open field.
The rock-lined path continues for about 1 kilometer and ends at a waterfall. The hike to Devkund Falls finally ends with a rocky path that opens to reveal a roaring waterfall. It’s a sight to behold, and the pools of water on the floor appear to be made of many colors.
The views of the majestic Sahyadri Mountains and rugged terrain of green fields are stunning. It’s truly breathtaking!
Tip: Unfortunately, locals forbid swimming in the pond. Camping is also prohibited near the falls. Private vehicle parking is payable at
2 in town.
Campground near Bhira Dam
Another popular adventure destination in Devkund is Bhira Dam. This is a huge artificial lake formed by the waters of the Kundalika River. It has several lakeside campgrounds and is best known for them.
Tourists come here ideally after hiking to the Devkund waterfall, and come to this dam to spend the night camping. Picturesque hillside scenery, perfect moonlit ambiance at night, and lush greenery attract tourists who visit here.
Tip: For a more fun experience, here you can indulge in a variety of activities designed for tourists.
3. Visit Gangad Fort
Another tourist attraction here is the famous Gangad Fort. It is about 9 km from Devkund Waterfall.
The native village of Ecole serves as a starting point for enchanting hikes. The trail is safe and easy as it is surrounded by dense forest. There’s not much to do here, but adventure seekers flock here for extensive hiking experiences.
The fort is 300 years old and has two entrances. To get closer to the fort, you’ll need to climb an iron staircase.
There are several lakes, valleys, open fields and hilltops suitable for hiking, trekking, camping and sightseeing. The places around Devkund Waterfall are a true paradise for adventure lovers!
Where to Stay
Bhira’s most basic village has several accommodation options, but there are others you can explore before locking in a place. Bhira has several resorts and hotels.
Options for a comfortable stay include:
1. Nisargo Agro Resort
One of the closest resorts next to Devkund Falls, about 15 km from Devkund Falls. The hotel has an air-conditioned, pet-friendly restaurant. The resort is surrounded by nature and has a garden. Private and all rooms have karaoke and flat screen TV entertainment.
It’s more popular with cyclists and the sun terrace is to die for.
Location: Kolad Bhira Street, Kudali Village, Roha City, Raigad District, Kolad – 402304.
Price: INR 2000 per night
2. Vinnca Village
by Rockhill Adventures & Resorts This is another top resort near Devkund Falls and may be preferred for a comfortable stay.
It is about 20 km from Bhira town. Is a peaceful, hillside setting and very close to the Kundalika River, always a popular option. Has great views of the lake and nice gardens. They also have AC safari tents that will bring you closer to nature and its stunning beauty.
Location: Close to Kundalika River Rafting, Kolad, Sutharwadi, Dhagadwadi, Maharashtra, Raigad – 402308.
PRICE: Around INR 6000 per night for 2 people.