What Is It?

Pandavkada Falls is a popular and a beautiful tourist for nature lovers nestled in the Pandavkada hills in the Khargar area of Navi Mumbai. Just an hour’s drive from the city, this waterfall comes alive during the monsoon season – with its water gushing down the green landscapes of the hills.

How Do I Get There?

The scenic and the majestic waterfall is about 48 kilometres from Mumbai, easily accessible via the Mumbai-Panvel highway. The closest train station would be the Khargar station on the Harbour line from which it’s another 9km to the falls. However, during the rainy season we recommend making a road trip out of it – to capture the gorgeous scenery whilst driving down the highway and onto the hilly terrain.

What’s So Unique About It?

At 107 metres high, the falls make for a spectacular view during the monsoon. Let us a paint a picture for you. Hues of green hills with slight mist and low clouds circling in onto the hills, the soothing splashes of the waterfall onto the rocky pool beneath and a day dedicated to pure relaxation. That’s an ideal day at Pandavkada.

The Pandavkada waterfall was named after the five Pandavas of Mahabharatha. It is believed to be have named after the five Pandavas who passed through the hills and bathed in the waterfalls during their 14-year-long exile to the forest from Ayodhya.

Why Should I Go?

If you’re looking for a quick getaway not too far away from the city but also far enough to forget the urban landscapes. Apart from being nestled inside the forest area {it’s looked after by the Forest Department} it also serves as a delightful picnic spots for tourists who come in groups.

Photo source: Samruddhishetty via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Photo source: Samruddhishetty via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

The rocky terrain combined with the greenery surrounded the hills, the falls are a slice of heaven in the monsoon. A lot of adventure activities take place there like rappelling, however we advise this with caution and to undertake this only under professional supervision.

So, We’re Saying…

A quick road trip to the falls makes for a fitting one-day getaway for friends, families, couples or even solo travellers. Though last year, in 2016, owing to the surge in crowd at the falls resulted in it being shut off from the public, as reported by The Indian Express. The new year may see a tiny fee but the falls will be open to the public as usual.