Nanemachi waterfall breathtaking trek – 5 things you need to know

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Nanemachi waterfall is an offbeat location in Maharashtra. It is situated in Mahad taluka in Raigad district, approximately 220 kms from Mumbai

It is a must-visit for travellers who prefer offbeat locations in and around Maharashtra.

The waterfall is at its best during the monsoons & one should experience nature attraction inside a dense forest.

The waterfall flows in two stages & its height is approximately 400 feetYES! IT IS HUGE! 

Compared to Devkund & Kataldhar, this waterfall is more giant and easily accessible via a short hike. It is one of the hidden gems. One should definitely experience this adventure activity during the monsoon season.

How to reach Nanemachi Waterfall

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The waterfall is located in Gugulshi village of Mahad taluka, and it is not easy to reach the base village via public transport; however, it is possible.

  • Via Public Transport:
    • Many ST & private buses run to Mahad from Mumbai; you can check them out on Redbus or any other booking platform and also book the same for your return journey.
    • From Mahad, you can hire a private vehicle to the base village of the waterfall.
  • Via Private Vehicle: 
    • People from Mumbai can move towards Birwadi via Mahad on NH66 and then reach the base village. Click here for the get directions link
    • For people from Pune, one has to drive to Bhor ghat, move towards Birvadi and then head towards Nanemachi. Get directions
    • Mention Waki Gavthan on google maps. After arriving at Waki Gavthan, you can take a newly made road to Nanemachi village (this does not show up on Google maps, however, if you choose satellite mode, you can see a route towards the town.)
  • The waterfall is located at a distance of 200 kms from Mumbai & 130 kms from Pune.
  • There is a parking space at the starting point.

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Trek route & difficulty

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The hike to the waterfall is relatively straightforward. The distance is approximately 3-4 kms, and it will take around an hour to reach the start point. Anyone with an average physical fitness can attempt the trek to this natural attraction.

The locals have laid out the entire trail, so the possibility of getting lost is very low.

During peak monsoons (July-August), the final patch of the trek gets a bit slippery; therefore, one needs to be careful and have shoes with proper grips.

Important Information

  1. It is advisable to travel via private vehicle, instead of public transport, as the waterfall isn’t well connected to other local villages.
  2. There are food stalls at the start where you can have breakfast.
  3. The locals consider it a holy place; therefore, eating non-veg at the waterfall isn’t allowed & you cannot get into the waterfall with your shoes on.
  4. You can also visit another waterfall nearby called Satsada. The waterfall drops in seven stages, and that is why the name.
  5.  If you aren’t comfortable doing this trek on your own you can opt for a trekking group with a well informed trek leader.
  6. The trail tends to get slippery during the monsoon, hence it is advisable to wear proper trekking shoes.
  7.  During monsoons, the chances of it raining heavily are very high. Hence, we advise to double pack your valuables phones in plastic bags and save them from getting wet.

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