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Shivtharghal Tour with Saatsada Falls & Walankond Doh

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  • 1 Day/1 NightDuration
  • 06 & 30 Apr'23Availability
  • 07-55 yrs.Age Limit
  • 10-30 max.Group Size


of the trip
  • Climbing the highest peak of Maharashtra - 5,400 ft.
  • A thrilling and exciting climb to the topThe views gained as a reward for our effort
  • One of the best panoramic views of the prominent Sahyadri mountains
  • Trek for allRecommended for beginners with good fitness

Key Info.

  • BhandardaraLocation
  • Baari VillageBase
  • AnytimeBest Season
  • ModerateGrade
  • 5,400 ft.Max. Altitude
  • 7 hrs., 10 km.Walk (approx.)
EnduranceMedium: 7.5/10

With an elevation of 5,400 ft. (1,646 m), it is the highest peak in Maharashtra. It is beautifully shaped and offers a fantastic view. The small temple of Kalsubai Devi at the top is legendary and is visited by many pilgrims, especially during the season of “Navratri”.

The summit is rocky and distant peaks can be seen in all directions. At this majestic height, the view is simply incredible.

The vast expanse of Bhandardara’s backwaters commands attention from above.

Ramshej, Harihar, Brahmagiri, Anjaneri, Ghargad, Bahula, Tringalwadi, and Kavanai forts can be seen in the north. Aundha, Patta and Bitangad forts on the east, Alang, Madan, Kulang and Ratangad forts on the west and Pabargad fort, Gavaldeo, Ghanchakkar, Harishchandragad fort on the south.

Folk Story

Folk Tell about Kalsubai Peak
According to legend, Kalsubai lived as a little girl in a nearby village because her owners did not make her do manual labour. When asked to do so, she fled to this hill.

A temple is built on the peak in her glory and the villagers visit her with green bangles to please the Goddess of women’s liberation.

Shivtharghal, also known as Sundarmath, (Sundarmath means Beautiful Monastery), is a cave, about 34 km from Mahad, near Barasgaon, Maharashtra, India. Shivtharghal is located in Varandha Ghat in the Sahyadris on the Bhor-Mahad road. In monsoons, a waterfall falls in front of the cave.

Samarth Ramdas dictated Dasbodh to Kalyan Swami. Samarth Ramdas lived here for about 22 years. It is believed that this is where the first meeting between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Samarth Ramdas took place.

The cave was discovered by Shankarrao Deo of Dhule in 1930. The cave and surrounding area were renovated after Samarth Seva Mandal was formed in 1950. The campus includes the actual cave under the waterfall, Ramdas Swami temple, dining hall, and accommodation.

Jai Jai Raghuveer Samarth! Jai Bhavani! Jai Shivaji!

Saatsada Falls

Water can be seen falling down through the narrows in seven stages. Hence it might have got the name Samvatsada. Saatsada Falls is an incredible and hidden waterfall in a dense forest. The famous Madhe Ghat waterfall came down in Konkan and takes the form of Saatsada falls.

It can be reached in 10 minutes by road. No need to walk much.

Walankond Doh

‘Vardayini Kund’ is a pool in the river ‘Kal’, in a gorge below the village Dapoli, Taluka Mahad, District Raigad. ‘Vardayini Kund’ is famous for its sacred fish, which villagers believe as the Children of Goddess ‘Vardayini’ that is held in veneration by the people surrounding the place.

The pool is full of fish, namely Kadas, Kolas, and Shindas. Some of the Shindas are of great size, five or six feet long, but they seldom show themselves. A handful of rice brings them to the surface in thousands; some of them are as much as four or five pounds in weight.

This Kund is also popularly known as ‘Aai chi Kond’. The Goddess ‘Vardayini’ is referred here to as ‘Aai’ (Mother).

Seven Steps Waterfall
Hidden Saatsada Falls
Villagers' Shrine
“Walankond Doh”

Detailed Itinerary

Day-wise Schedule

Day 0Overnight Travelling

Once you reach your pick-up point, mark your presence with the SG-Trekkers representative. Then we will travel by private bus to the starting point of the trek.

Day 1Kalsubai Peak Trek > Travel to Pune

Early in the morning, we reach Baari village at the base of Kalsubai Peak. (Washrooms are not available.)
Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.

05:30 – 08:00
Now we will start the trek to the highest peak in Maharashtra state; We have to climb approximately 2,250 feet.
For trekkers, this is a simple mountain to climb. An easy but steep road leads to the upper plateau. It usually takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Kalsubai Peak from the base village. There are three iron ladders on this route.

On the way, you can enjoy the sunrise view.

08:00 – 09:00
You can rest for an hour at the top.

09:00 – 12:00
Now we start descending to the base village by the same route. After 7 to 8 hours of walking, our trek will end at Baari village.

12:00 – 14:00
Refresh yourself. (Washrooms are available)
Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.

14:00 – 21:00
Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories.

Reach Pune and it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s stay in touch via phone/social media and meet again for another memorable trip.


Day 1: Highlights

• Altitude: ⇑ 2,250 ft. / ⇓ 2,250 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 7 hrs., 10 km.
• Accommodation: N/A
• Meals: Lunch, Evening Tea

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  • Private Transport: Ex. PuneToll, Parking, Transport Permit, Driver Food & Allowance
  • A Lunch & Evening TeaServed Veg. Meal Only
  • An Experienced Trek LeadsTeam of Certified Mountaineers & Outdoor Experts
  • 5% GST


  • Any Kind of Personal ExpensesAnything specifically not mentioned in the ‘inclusions list’.
  • BreakfastCarry some dry foods & fruits for yourself

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Sachin Walunj

Solo Traveller

Love the journey in Mansoon season with SG TREKKERS.Food is delecious and nice group.☺️🥰

Mon, 07 Nov, 2022

Chetan Kucheriya

Solo Traveller

Enjoyed the Shivthar Ghal & Saatsada waterfall. Nicely planned & executed.

Fri, 30 Sep, 2022

Hema Budhiwant

Solo Traveller

Yesterday I had done Shivtharghal Caves, Walankond Doh and Saatsada Falls with SG-Trekkers It was a good experience. This group is very efficient and took proper care of our safety It was an amazing trip.
Thank You SG-Trekkers.

Fri, 30 Sep, 2022
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