Sunday, 17 July 2016

Offbeat Ajivali Waterfall and outing at Tikona Picnic

I was looking for an offbeat location to spend my entire day. I wanted to visit Tikona picnic and Agro tourism resort which is owned by my friend Suresh Marathe and managed by me. I come to know about Ajivali Devrai and small but beautiful waterfall.

Traveller for this trip was I and Wife Renuka.

Ajivali Waterfall
We at Ajivali Waterfall

About Tikona Picnic and Agro tourism resort
Tikona Picnic resort at Mulshi is managed by Suresh Marathe and his Family. It is spread over 3.5 acres of land with plantation of mango trees and many other types of trees. Tikona Picnic resort offers you excellent natural beauty, relaxation at the bank of Lake; explore the plantation garden area of the resort, get-together with family or friends, Tent camping and delicious Gavran meal.

Tikona Picnic resort
Tikona Picnic resort

About Ajivali Village
Ajivali Village is a very small village near Pavana Dam (Also known as Pawna / Pawana Dam). It is hidden gem from Mulshi Taluka and famous for dense forest. In local, it is known as Devrai. There is a small but scenic waterfall on the route to Devrai.

To reach the base village of fort from Pune is Pune – Chandani Chowk – Pirangut – Paud – Take a right at Paud after Bus stand – Hadashi (No need to take Hadashi temple route) – Javan – Ajivali Village

Ajivali Waterfall
Ajivali Waterfall

Our Day trip 
               We left Pune by 7 AM and reached at Tikona Picnic by 8.30 AM. Road condition till Paud village is good and then the road with few rough patches.Due to the light rain shower, the journey was pleasant. We had tasty breakfast and then move ahead for Ajivali.
               Ajivali is a small village. There is no direction board present on road hence better to ask villagers after Javan village or check Google Map. Monson and immediately post monsoon are the best time to visit Ajivali for waterfall whereas you can visit Devrai throughout the year. In Monsoon, park your vehicle in the village and take a trail to reach Devrai.

Ajivali Forest

              Once you begin with a walk, take right side route at Y junction. Road is narrow and created by soil. After 10 minutes of walk, you will arrive at the waterfall which is on your left. It is a small cascading waterfall and only flows in full swing if it is raining.

Cascading Waterfall
Cascading Waterfall

              After further 10 min walk, you can hear waterfall's flow. This waterfall is not visible from the route and you have to take the right trail to reach fall. It is a beautiful waterfall. An entire waterfall flows in full swing during monsoon and if there is less rain shower then the same waterfall split into two. We spend more than an Hour at the waterfall and clicked few photos with the help of Tripod and remote.

Ajivali Waterfall
Ajivali Waterfall

Ajivali Waterfall
Ajivali Waterfall

             After Waterfall, you need to fallow the trail for around 20-25 min to reach at the Devrai. It is very desnse forest. When we reached, heavy rainshower started. We stay there for 15-20 min and returned withouut catpuring nature beauty. Its truly hidden Gem and its our responsiblity to keep it clean. There is Temple at the end of Devrai.

Ajivali Waterfall
Ajivali Waterfall view

Ajivali Waterfall
We at Ajivali Waterfall

              For lunch we went to Tikona Picnic resort. It is located on the bank of Hadshi Lake. Tikona Picnic resort opened in 2013 and serves tasty meal along with some activity. They have different activity such as rice Plantation, games for children, fishing in lake, Farm rides – tractor and bullock cart, Bird watching, playground for children etc.

Tikona Picnic Agro Resort
Tikona Picnic Agro Resort

Tikona Picnic Agro Resort
Tikona Picnic Agro Resort

              They have Veg and Non-Veg Day package. Camping for star gazing activity with BBQ will give a chance to experience a different world all together.Food at Tikona Picnic is very deliscus. We had our meal at Tikona Picnic and took some rest in small huts build for relaxation near water body.

Veg Meal

Hadshi Lake at Tikona Picnic Agro Resort
Hadshi Lake at Tikona Picnic Agro Resort

Hadshi Lake at Tikona Picnic Agro Resort
Hadshi Lake at Tikona Picnic Agro Resort

We left Tikona picnic in evening and reached home by 7 PM after lovely nature relaxtion trip

Contact Details
Rohit Laygude (Ajivali Village): 9096739692.
Suresh Marathe: 9823407700. http://www.tikonapicnic.com/ 

Time Lapse of Tikona Picnic Agro Resort

Thanks for reading this Travel Blog.
Happy traveling.

Pritesh Kulkarni 
Pune

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