Located at a distance of 58kms from Pune and about 120 kms from Mumbai, these waterfalls between Mau Village and Khandi village near Pune are not very popular but are worth a visit in Monsoon.
JAGTAP WATERFALLS, KHANDI
Posted by A G Aranha |4-3-2020
How to reach?
From Pune : Take the Old Pune-Mumbai Highway and at Kanhe Phata (after Dehu Road and Vadgaon), take a left turn at Kanhe Phata (there is an Arc (Khaman)) on the road indicating the place. Travel for 13kms passing Jambul, Takawe Budruk, Falne and 3 kms after Mau village, you will find Jagtap Waterfalls on the road side.
The 13kms stretch from Kanhe Phata, the road has potholes at intermittent places but it is travellable in Monsoon.
The nearest railway station is Kanhe at a distance of 13 kms from the first waterfall near Mau Village.
Nearest Airport is at Pune which is at a distance of 58 kms from the waterfalls.
What to see?
There are two waterfalls at a distance of 1 km from each other. The second waterfall, the approach road is quite slippery and rocky. The first Japtap waterfalls has built in concrete steps which makes it easier for tourists to enjoy the place.
The display board at the entrance to the Jagtap waterfalls says it is for 'families only'. There is also a charge for entering into the waterfall area. Parking facilities are available.
Where to eat?
The nearest good restaurant for lunch or dinner is any of the dhabas at Kanhe Phata. Tony Daa Dhaba is at a distance of about 2 kms from Kanhe Phata.
Any other activity?
There are more waterfalls between Mau (13kms from Kanhe) and Khandi which is at a distance of 30 kms from Kanhe Phaata. Thokarwadi dam is also located at Khandi.
Jagtap waterfall reminded me of Amboli Waterfall but on a smaller scale.