Explore the Secret Pool of Devkund
“And me? I still believe in paradise!” - Richard (The Beach)
When was the last time you hopped on your ride and went on an impulsive road trip to explore a completely unknown place, tucked away from the whole world, your own little paradise?
About 130 Kms. from Mumbai is Devkund. As the name suggests, it is a heavenly pond, and a hidden treasure of natural beauty. Devkund is surreal; you’d have to rub your eyes to believe that it actually exists! If that’s not enough, the drive to this place is guaranteed to leave motorists spell-bound!
Reach Khopoli Station at 3 PM sharp and meet up with the coordinator who will arrange for your transfers from Khopoli to the base village in a share cab. Reach the base village before sunset in the evening and head to the lakeside for camping. Enjoy the sunset and the surroundings. Later, enjoy a BBQ & campfire (enjoy story-telling, games, music and other fun activities around the fire. Have dinner and sing the night away!
Next morning, wake-up and have breakfast early and start the trek through the jungle surrounded by majestic mountains. After a short trek, reach the place and take a dip into the heavenly water body of Devkund. Spend an hour or two beside the pool and leave from Devkund back to the base village. Have lunch and later disperse with beautiful memories!
Accommodation in shared tents
Sleeping mat & blanket
Evening - tea and snacks BBQ (limited: veg & non-veg) Dinner (simple, authentic Maharashtrian veg & non-veg) Breakfast Drinking water canister (please carry an empty bottle)
Hammock, hula-hoop and books
Organizing and expertise charges
Any other extra meals
Things to carry
Full/half sleeve T-shirt with stretchable gym pants/yoga/track pants/shorts. Please do not wear denims or formals.
Good quality trekking/hiking shoes compulsory (floaters and sandals are not allowed) or a comfortable pair of sports shoes with a good grip. Please don’t wear formal/casual/leather shoes & please ensure the shoes are of good quality & not old as to avoid wear & tear especially of the shoe sole.
Things to be carried by you
Water (2 litres) compulsory
Food (dry snacks, biscuits, theplas, parathas), plum cakes, fruits (banana) for the summit
Personal first aid kit
Cap, goggles, sunscreen, etc.
A backpack to carry everything (no handbags or jholas)
Personal sanitary kit
Extra pair of clothes and socks
A light pair of slippers in the bag (for post trek)
Winter jacket for the night
Extra blanket and pillow (if necessary)
About the Organizer
Khopoli Railways Station
Laxminagar, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203