We ran into this spot that we can call it for now as “Secret Lake”, while traversing around the Devkund region, outside Pune (about 2 hours away). Our original plan was to trek for DevKund waterfall. Since we learned that it takes about 6 to 8 hours to get it done, and we had very little time to explore, we ran into this spot.
There wasn’t a single soul in the region, giving us privacy and a peaceful time to enjoy the incredible views of Western Ghats adorned with series of waterfalls, and it’s reflection on the still water. I have enjoyed capturing dramatic footage. A slice of it is presented here for your viewing pleasure.
Devkund Waterfall is located in Bhira Patnus and since it went viral on social media, it has become extremely crowded and dangerous place. Several lives have been lost while amateurs try to visit this place on their own. It is the confluence of three waterfalls and is said to be the origin of Kundalika River. It is about a three-hour trek from base village along the dam backwater and through forest to reach this place known as ‘Devkund’. A major part of the trek goes through some semi-dried forests with the river running parallel and sometimes crisscrossing through the route. A guide is required to be taken during the trek as there is dense forest around.’