Enjoy the waterfall, but at your own risk

If you are in Navi Mumbai, don’t forget to visit the Pandavkada waterfall in Kharghar, considered one of the best tourist destinations during monsoon.

Testing the water! A father-daughter moment at Pandavkada. Pics/Sameer Markande

However, as is with all crowded places, you need to be careful with your valuables. People at times forget to remove their jewellery and end up losing it in the water.

Going up! People of all ages frequent the waterfall

Also, there have been incidents where bags, cellphones and cameras among other things have been misplaced, and these are impossible to trace.

Soppy spectacle: If you are not afraid of getting a little wet then you’ll love Pandavkada

With no security personnel in and around the area, it is very difficult to keep a check on the anti-social elements prowling at the spot.

Hitting the bottle: A trio in high spirits 

Ankita Das (24), a resident from Belapur, Navi Mumbai, had come to spend a Sunday at the spot with her sisters. Das placed her bag on a rock along with other belongings.

Leaves you breathless: The climb can be exhausting for some, but the destination is worth it

A few minutes later she realised that her bag was missing. Unfortunately, she had placed her cellphone, wallet and cards inside to prevent them from getting wet.

“My sisters and I looked for my bag everywhere but couldn’t find it. We asked everyone around but no one had seen it. I will have to block my all my cards now.

My main concern is that I have lost my cellphone. I just hope that some one finds and returns it,” said Das. 


Every year I visit Pandavkada fall with my friends and it just keeps getting better. The place has an amazing view as nature is at its best here. It would be nice if the administration deploys a few guards here, making it safer
--Shashank Mandal

It is an adventure to climb till the waterfall with family. However, it’s a little risky. But then with every adventure, there is an element of risk, and in this case it is totally worth it. The kids loved it here
--Anil Kumar

I brought my mother and my family here from Himachal. They loved it. However, it's really sad to see people smoking and drinking here and it feels like disrespecting mother nature. After coming to such a beautiful spot, it is very irresponsible on their part to indulge in such activities
--Tenzin Negi 

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