This weekend we locked the destination as Tamhini Ghat – the beautiful land of waterfalls.

My weekends in the Monsoon season are mostly filled with trips to explore new beautiful places around my city.

Though it all began with short evening weekend visits to the nearby gardens in my neighborhood, it quickly extended to becoming day trips to places in and around my district.

My last post was about one of such trips which you can read here.

Tamhini Ghat

In my life, it was the first place where I had seen so many waterfalls all around [that is why I nicknamed it as Land of Waterfalls ;)].

Amidst the beautiful greenery, one could spot waterfalls as far as possible.

A mountain passage located in the ‘Sahyadri’ range in Maharashtra, this place is one of the most visited places during monsoon season.

Needless to say, it is well known among the visitors not only for its scenic waterfalls but also for the lakes and dense woods.

Scenic Waterfalls
Scenic Waterfalls

The Journey

Taking into account the distance between my residence to our destination, we started our journey at 8 in the morning. 

I would suggest to move out a little early to avoid the traffic on the highway. We quickly reached the Mumbai-Pune highway in spite of starting a little later than planned.

Thankfully, the traffic on the road wasn’t too much and the scenery on either side of the road was beautiful enough to keep our moods light.

Scenic View captured from our vehicle on our way to the destination- Tamhini Ghat - The Beautiful land of Waterfalla
Scenic view on the way

However, as we crossed the Khalapur toll area, the GPS instructions showed us the exit towards Pen-Khapoli Road.

This eventually brought us to State Highway 92. I must confess that this road was not in its best state then. Nevertheless, in monsoons, it is less crowded in terms of traffic and that proved advantageous for us.

The ride till Pali was quite bumpy but the natural beauty on the roads took our breath away.

Green paddy Fields with Farmers on the route to Tamhini Ghat
Green Paddy Fields

Scenic Roadsides

The wild beauty flourishing in the form of bushes, trees, and grasslands around us, was mesmerizing.

On the lowlands, there were lovely green paddy fields and farmers were tending them. The air was fresh and light.

On the far end, we could see small hill mounds covered with fresh grass. Cattle were grazing on their gentle slopes.

Unusual Shaped Hill Tops
Unusual Shaped Hills

In a few places, there were lone hills having unusual shapes which caught our attention. All in all, the journey was slow but very pleasant.

Arriving In The Land Of Waterfalls

After crossing Pali we turned on State Highway 93. The road was slightly better and hence we reached the Tamhini Ghat Road in no time.

As we drove through the curves of Tamhini Ghat Road, the beautiful scenes of waterfalls welcomed us.

Tamhini Ghat Road
Tamhini Ghat Road

There were waterfalls every few meters. As if this beauty isn’t enough, there are various view-points near the road where one can stop their vehicle and look out to their heart’s content.

People visiting had parked their cars on the roadsides to click pictures or play under the waterfalls.

The Woods area for Nature Walk
Waterfalls – Big and Small

Exploring The Area

The Ghat region on either side, around this mountain pass, could be seen with thin strips of waterfalls cascading over their green slopes.

Walking among the woods, crossing the small streams which came on our way, picking up the pebbles around and then running to seek shelter among the trees when the rains poured down in short intervals; made this trip so enjoyable.

The clouds lifting above the hills and then covering them after a while gave a feel of fairyland.

Veil of Clouds uplifting from the hills in Tamhini Ghat
Veil of Clouds

After an hour-long walk visiting the waterfalls situated near the road, we were totally famished.

Around the entrance areas of these waterfalls, there were few snack counters set up by the nearby villagers.

As expected, the hot snacks provided by them along with tea and hot spicy noodles were amazing and comforting in that weather.

We ate to our hearts’ content. Time flew as we explored and clicked pictures for our memories.

The Great Tamhini Waterfall
The Great Tamhini Waterfall

Finally, it was time to return back.

Tamhini Ghat is around a three-hour drive from Mumbai, so we wanted to reach back before it gets too late.

We were back home safely by late evening loaded with memories of a day well spent amidst nature.

How about you all? Have you visited any waterfall near your place?

Do post a picture or tell me about it in the comment section below.

Would love to know about them… Maybe that will be the next destination I lock onto 🙂

Until then,

Author Preeti
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Meenakshi · September 14, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Wonderful pics to compliment a wonderful trip of yours. I am yet to visit this place 🙂

    Preeti · September 16, 2018 at 3:42 am

    I would always recommend it during monsoons because the beauty then is just incomparable. Hope you visit it soon 🙂

Bushra · September 13, 2018 at 11:53 pm

That looks like a relaxing and rejuvenating trip. The sceneries are breathtaking and refreshing.
#Myfriendalexa #dewreads

    Preeti · September 16, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Yes, it indeed was . Glad you liked 🙂

PRB · September 12, 2018 at 7:11 pm

Lovely photos 🙂 I’ve been to Malshej but not Tamhini.

    Preeti · September 13, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Thankyou. I have to visit Malshej yet 🙂

    Preeti · September 16, 2018 at 4:28 am

    I smiled when I read your comment because I haven’t been to Malshej yet. Do share ur experience 🙂

Haimanti · September 12, 2018 at 10:31 am

Breathtaking pictures and a beautiful write up…Wish I had visited the place when I was in Pune 🙁

ourlittleworld2016 · September 11, 2018 at 10:24 pm

We recently crossed Tamini ghats and the it is breathtakingly beautiful

akashpatwari · September 11, 2018 at 8:11 pm

It’s an excellent place . Water is very clean and neat, the fall is just beautiful #MyFriendalexa #Flavorsofworldread

Samarpita Sharma (@BookLuster) · September 11, 2018 at 8:08 pm

I adore the Sahyadris and every nook and corner of it. This is some place I’ve never been to and am smitten. Must go, soon!

Richa Mina · September 11, 2018 at 1:36 pm

amazing pictures i love the place…i have read about it but couldn’t plan it would do it for sure

Neha Gupta · September 11, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Breathtaking photos.Spending time near waterfalls is like a therapy for me.

mylittleduniya · September 11, 2018 at 10:33 am

Yes the Tamhini ghaat is very very mesmerizing. Loved the place and your pics

Kalpana · September 11, 2018 at 10:01 am

Your twitter isn’t linked to your blog. I shared the post but you won’t get to know I did because it isn’t linked.

Kalpana · September 11, 2018 at 9:59 am

These photos are beyond beautiful Preeti. I would love to visit – thanks for bringing my attention to it.

lancequadras · September 5, 2018 at 11:57 am

Oh well this year, I haven’t trekked during the monsoons apart from going to Matheran!
These pictures are amazing.
And that feeling of hot tea and snacks in the village is just amazing.
I remember gorging on poha and misal!

    Preeti · September 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    I so wanted to go to Matheran last week but the plan got canceled somehow. But I am sure gonna visit it in near future. And yes, the taste of hot snacks in that weather is something which cannot be explained. Thank you for stopping by

Dipika Singh · September 5, 2018 at 10:49 am

I am amazed to see this natural bliss so close to home, being a Mumbaikar its easy for us to pick up a place around and go for a drive. This is on my list now in upcoming vacations. Thanks for sharing.

    Preeti · September 6, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I am happy that you liked it. Thanks

Dr. Surbhi Prapanna · September 5, 2018 at 7:12 am

wow lovely clicks and amazing info. yes i had visited niagara fall last year and had one of the most beautiful expereince of my life, #Surbhireads #myfriendalexa

    Preeti · September 6, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you Surbhi. And yes, visiting Niagara Falls is an experience in itself. 🙂

Anubhuti Seth · September 5, 2018 at 6:09 am

I have been there once and the place is completely enchanting and mesmerising

    Preeti · September 6, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Yes, It is, isn’t it… Thanks for stopping by 🙂

blogitwithsurabhi · September 5, 2018 at 3:03 am

Lovely Pictures and description! Would love to visit!

    Preeti · September 6, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Oh, you should surely visit it before the monsoons are over. The waterfalls are seasonal so one needs to visit it at that particular time. Glad you liked the post.

Tina Basu · September 5, 2018 at 12:40 am

Such lovel pics preeti. love them.

    Preeti · September 6, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you Tina 🙂

Priya · September 4, 2018 at 8:49 pm

Beautiful pics. There is something about waterfalls…

Deepa · September 4, 2018 at 8:48 pm

Lovely pictures.. Interesting writeup preeti

Ranjini · September 4, 2018 at 8:18 pm

That picture with multiple waterfalls is breathtaking. Never heard of this place. If I come to Mumbai, this will be in my list for sure!

Ruchie · September 4, 2018 at 8:11 pm

Wow you made me to visit something which really made my day … thanks for sharing

Medha Nagur · September 4, 2018 at 6:12 pm

How did I miss this place from my travel list? I was not even aware of it. Thanks a lot Preeti for sharing the details. And look at those pics, totally breathtaking.

Jhilmil · September 4, 2018 at 6:05 pm

How mesmerizing this ghat and waterfalls look like. I remember visiting Sahyadri ranges last year in full monsoon and I have no words to explain its beauty

Anshu Bhojnagarwala · September 4, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Beautiful images Preeti. I haven’t heard or been to this place but looks like a definite place to visit in the rains.

Varsha Gode · September 4, 2018 at 4:26 pm

I’m from Pune but have not yet seen Tamhini Ghat 🙁 Such beautiful pics. I’m now in Sindhudurg and Amboli Waterfallls which is said to be hill station
#vigorousreads #MyFriendAlexa

Agnivo Niyogi · September 4, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Looks like a lovely place!!!

sukrisblog · September 4, 2018 at 10:42 am

Your write up is so beautifully woven. The enchanting pictures make me want to visit the place at the earliest. 🙂

royrashi · September 4, 2018 at 9:24 am

Must visit after reading your blog. Beautiful pics 🙂

Huma Masood · September 3, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Mesmerizing pics Preeti – I just love waterfalls!

    Preeti · September 3, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Thankyou Huma 🙂

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