Enjoy the waterfall, but at your own risk
In the absence of any security personnel at Pandavkada in Kharghar, revellers often end up becoming targets of theft
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.
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.
Also, there have been incidents where bags, cellphones and cameras among other things have been misplaced, and these are impossible to trace.
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.
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.
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
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
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