|Barki Waterfall, Kolhapur, India|
After @50 kms one has to travel on rough muddy road .. my recommendation is to travel by SUV to avoid any issues in mud travel … (even though people do travel there by car !! I will not prefer it)
Before Barki village you will encounter a police check post, where they check for any liquor bottles carried over by tourists …. ( I feel this is must and very good initiative by Police)
After the police check post, you enter the village by crossing small bridge .. mind it that in case of heavy rainfall this bridge goes under water !!
Very nominal entry charges of 1 Rupee per tourist is charged by gram panchayat and 5~10 Rs parking charges depending upon 2 or 4 wheeler …
Now once you park the vehicle you have two choices …
Option 1 : Trekking
Have a 4 kilometers of jungle trek .. Please note that the path towards the waterfalls is narrow downhill,muddy and slippery, if you are regular trekker then this not at all issue .. you will enjoy this path …
Option 2 : Boating through Barki Reservoir
Travel to the waterfall by boat. This will avoid all the way jungle trek and get you down just near the waterfall … although this route took, you need to walk a bit through jungle 🙂 but I am sure you will enjoy it ..
There are 5 waterfalls at Barki Village, out of which you can reach the two .. (Remaining 3 are not accessible)
Height of waterfalls is approximately 250~300 feet ..
Google GPS co-ordinates for the main waterfall – 16.764735, 73.842802
Thanks to the detailed video by Ranjit Majgaonkar, ABP Maza, Kolhapur .. it’s a must watch before to visit this beautiful Monsoon Waterfall near Pune and Kolhapur…