Water flows across the rocks,
The beauty seems to make the time stop,
A waterfall, stands so tall,
A beauty not often saw!
– Pixie Young.
The monsoon rains are here, pouring down, flowing fast in the drains. Monsoons – where the sky decides to undress it’s blue skin and yellow soul with rays of light caressing the warmth, trees with wet green eyes, dark clouds above the sea and the waves laughing out showing its white teeth.
Such was my experience when I visited the Dugarwadi waterfalls in Nasik.
One rainy day we decided to just get wet and ride on our bikes to explore Nasik and witness the pristine surroundings. So we moved on to the Trimbakeshwar roads where it’s a pleasure to ride with lush greenery everywhere. We went straight upto the checkpoint of Trimbakeshwar and there were 2 ways to go.. first one was to enter the Trimbakeshwar which I had seen before twice or thrice and the second was the unexplored way. It seemed like it was calling me! And then we took a right from the checkpoint towards Dugarwadi (till then I had no idea about this place). On the way, the mountains of Trimbakeshwar road were covered with clouds and fog and they mesmerized me with their serenity.
It was a beautiful journey from Trimbakeshwar checkpoint towards Dugarwadi. The scenic views took my heart away. This impressive waterfall is 30kms away from the main Nasik. There are very few people who know and have visited Dugarwadi and hence it is clean, clear and unexplored.
The fresh air, the water streams and the dense forest were being seductive while moving towards Dugarwadi.
After reaching the place, we had to park our bikes and trek down to 1-2kms to witness the beautiful Dugarwadi waterfall. It’s a descending trek via the hills where river guides you with its flow. After reaching a point you can see the beautiful Dugarwadi waterfall flowing, cascading like a never ending stream. A flow, a single direction with no beginning and no end in sight to be. From this distance, it makes perfect sense to this beauty. There is also a rope tied to get into the running waters of this waterfall. Some adventurous people try out that as well. But make sure that the water level may rise anytime and you can get trapped into the rushing waters.
Dugarwadi waterfall view is breathtaking and spectacular for those who want to witness the nature at its best in Nasik monsoons. I recommend that while visiting this waterfall, people should go in groups and not alone or in couples, it’s not safe.
Responsible Travel Note: I suggest that we should not litter when we visit such places. It’s our responsibility to keep our Mother Earth clean and pure. Carry all the trash that you make or find on your way and dump it into your Dustbins once you are home.
My choice is to support and minimise the environmental impact because it’s a more immersive way to travel. What’s yours? Would you like to visit the lovely but the lonely Dugarwadi waterfall? Comment to let me know.