Unexplored Kunda Mala -Begdewadi Step Dam near Pune for last minute getaway

How to reach:

  • Distance From Pune: 30 kms (47 mins)
  • Picture Credit: Local Guides Connect
  • Take the local to the Begdewadi station of 45 minutes journey which costs just Rs 80!  You can walk to the dam or get the local Riskshaw. The place is hardly 1 km from the station.

Over a weekend, you are free and want to plan a last-minute trip which provides lush greenery as well as a water dam and beautiful hills surrounding then you get a treat.

 Kunda Mala- Begdewadi Dam in Talegaon district is known for its serenity and is still one of the very few unexplored places around the city. It has a stunning step waterfall. You can walk on this waterfall! No kidding. Adding charm to this postcard perfect town is a rustic bridge built on the Indrayani River. Watch the river flow by and soak in the tranquility.

As you drive along the scenic route, you’ll be able to see the waterfall/dam from the main road. Unlike most of the dams, this one is docile in temperament, and you can walk over and click pictures. We strongly suggest that you take good caution before entering the waters and be super careful.You can also go fishing with the help of locals. When hunger strikes, do not forget to try the crispy bhajias and scrumptious vada pavs here which can add a spicy twist to your picnic. 

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कुंडमळा – कुंडजाई देवी मंदिर तळेगाव दाभाडे

मुंबई-पुणे रेल्वेमार्ग व महामार्गावरील तळेगाव हे मोठे शहर आहे. बेगडेवाडी रेल्वेस्टेशनपासून सुमारे दोन किलोमीटर अंतरावर.

कुंडमळा म्हणून प्रसिद्ध असलेले हे बेगडेवाडी रेल्वे स्टेशनच्या जवळील एक छोटे गाव. सुमारे २ किलोमीटरवर असलेला हा कुंडमळा. इंद्रायणी नदीच्या प्रवाहात खालच्या खडकांवर कोसळून पाण्यामुळे तयार झालेल्या खोल दºया व रांजणखळगे मोठ्या प्रमाणात तयार झालेले आहेत. परिसरही खूपच निसर्गरम्य आहे.

पुणे जिल्ह्यातील मावळ तालुक्यात तळेगाव दाभाडे हे पुण्यापासून सुमारे ४० कि. मी. अंतरावर आहे. पुण्यापासून अगदी जवळ असल्याने स्वतःची गाडी असेल तर उत्तमच परंतु येथे जाण्यासाठी आपण मुंबई-पुणे महामार्गावरील ‘बेगडेवाडी’ स्टेशन येथे उतरून देखील ‘कुंडमळा’ येथे जाऊ शकता.

तसे पहायला गेले तर महाराष्ट्रामध्ये निघोज येथील रांजणखळगे हे जगप्रसिद्ध आहेत. या निघोज येथील रांजण खळग्यांंना सगळेच भेट देतात परंतु पुण्यापासून अगदी जवळ असलेले ‘कुंडमळा’ येथील इंद्रायणी नदी निर्मित रांजण खळगे आजही उपेक्षित आहेत. तसे पहायला गेले तर ‘कुंडमळा’ हे ‘इंदोरी’ आणि ‘शेलारवाडी’ या गावांच्या सीमेवर वसलेले ठिकाण आहे.

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