Thoseghar Waterfall – A Complete guide

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Thoseghar waterfall is the pride of the Konkan region near Satara. Located in the village of Thoseghar (where it gets the name from), this is one of the locations on your checklist if you visit Maharashtra in the monsoons.

The are two waterfalls here; one is called Chota Dhabdhaba (Small waterfall) & the other is called Mota Dhabdhaba (big waterfall).

The enormous waterfall’s height is around 200 meters & during peak monsoon season (July to November), you can see another seasonal waterfall on the left-handed side of the viewing gallery, which is as mesmerizing as the main waterfall.

The best time to visit Thoseghar is from August to October.

How To Reach?

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Located around 20 km from Satara city, the best way to reach Satara is by taking a rickshaw from Satara or a hire a local cab if you’re in a group of 4 or more.

You can reach Satara via MSRTC or private buses from Mumbai and Pune. The buses can cost anywhere between INR 200 – INR 800, depending on the bus operator type. One can also take a train to Satara from all the major cities of Maharashtra.

Private Vehicle:

The other option is to driv directly to the location. The distance from Mumbai is around 280 kms & can take about 5.5 to 6 hours to reach.

The distance from Pune to Satara is around 135 kms and can take about 3.5 to 4 hours to reach.

There is a parking lot near the waterfall, the charges for a 4-wheeler are INR 30; meanwhile, the parking for a 2-wheeler is free.

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Important Information

  1. You must pay an entry fee of INR 50 to view the waterfalls.
  2. There is a map at the entrance, which shows the entire route & the map of the waterfalls area.
  3. There is also a picnic area where families can have a fun day together.
  4. The whole location has a path and a railing for the visitors to follow.
  5. There are hawkers and a restaurant at the entrance, where they can eat snacks and have breakfast.
  6. During monsoons, it tends to get slippery. One should be cautious.

Things To Do & See

There are many more places you can visit around the location if you plan to stay for a weekend.

  1. Sajjangad Fort: Sajjangad, which means the “fort of good people,” is a famous spot for the people visiting the town of Satara. The fort is famously known for the last resting place of Saint Ramdas. It is not a trek; however, one must climb around 200 steps to reach the top from its base.
  2. Kaas Pathaar: Famously known as the valley of flowers of Maharashtra, this place came into the limelight after UNESCO declared it a world heritage site. The best season to visit this place is after monsoons when all the flowers bloom.
  3. Kelavali Waterfalls: A lesser-known waterfall, this place is around 30kms from Satara. The best way is to reach Kelavali village by a rickshaw or a private vehicle from Satara. You have to hike 30-45 mins from the village entrance to the falls. You can also dive and swim here if you are a good swimmer.
  4. Chalkewadi windmills farms: It is one of the largest windmill farms in Asia situated at Chalkewadi in Satara district of Maharashtra. It is among the popular Satara tourist places.

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