Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – little known waterfalls near Pune

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Khandi is located to the north of Pune, which is around 35 kms from Kanhe phata. This place is beautiful and greenery all around, the scenery of the mountains is so delightful with its dense forest.
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best known waterfalls near Pune
Khandi waterfall point
It is a solo ride from Pune(Kondhwa) to Khandi which is around 78km, you have to take old Pune-Mumbai highway towards Mumbai and take a right turn from Kanhe Phata, then after crossing the railway gate you will reach the base village Khandi surrounded by Thokarwadi dam.
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best known waterfalls near Pune
Small bridge along Thokarwadi Dam road!
Thokarwadi dam was in my mind from past few years but finally the day has come and the entire journey was to see the Thokarwadi dam from all the direction by a round journey. It’s just like a circle to the dam and its backwater section.
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best known waterfalls near Pune
MSTRC bus along Khandi village road!
In the many years of travelling around Pune, in monsoon season in exploration of waterfalls, this place and route was the best I have ever been on! Also it is so close to Pune and the roads are average to drive on!
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best known waterfalls near Pune
Khandi - Waterfall pool!
The time when I left the highway was around 11am and with few snacks break I reached the first place of the ride which has a beautiful view of the waterfall on the rolling steps. There is one family which maintains this private place and charge 100rs per person to view this place with family waterfall pool.
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best known waterfalls near Pune
Waterfalls along backwater of Thokarwadi dam!
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best known waterfalls near Pune
It is totally worth visiting this place which has great waterfall and eternity pool, and then the water flows over the rolling steps which make this place photogenic.

Entire round trip map around Thokarwadi dam:


Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – popular waterfalls near Pune
Scenic weather of Khandi village!
Later moving on to the backwaters of the Thokarwadi dam there are numerous waterfalls to the side and road is such that we have mountain on the left side and the backwaters of the dam on the right. The road conditions are average with occasional potholes.
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – popular waterfalls near Pune
Backwaters of Thokarwadi Dam!
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best known waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam –best waterfalls near Pune
Round trip of Thokarwadi Dam!
There are very few options for food so better make the arrangement before crossing the highway.
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – little known waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – little known waterfalls near Pune
Khandi point near Thokarwadi Dam!
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – scenic waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune
Mohite Farms near Thokarwadi Dam!
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune
Second place was the small dam like structure where you can enjoy scenic beauty along with swimming in the dam. Don’t miss this place as this is one of the best spot on the backside of the dam.
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune
My Ride Partner!
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune
Best spot on backside of Thokarwadi Dam!
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune
Khandi Point on the dead end!
As a rider I always desire for long ride full of surprise with glimpse of natural sceneries and this ride was too astonishing and close to nature.
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – best waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – little known waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – little known waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – little known waterfalls near Pune
The whole journey was surrounded by the hills, trees, windmill on one side and the other side is the backwater. Not many villages, no pollution, no traffic!
Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – little known waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – little known waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – little known waterfalls near Pune

Khandi & Thokarwadi Dam – little known waterfalls near Pune
Panaroma view of Khandi Point!
If you are planning to visit Khandi and Thokarwadi Dam, let me tell you about the round trip of dam which takes around 4 hours from Kanhe-phata highway to highway. It should be visited either in monsoon or post monsoon to enjoy multiple scenic waterfalls. The entire road condition is average and not much crossing roads to get confused, a single road which will give you peace of mind. It will be peaceful 1 day ride around Pune and good options for trekker and bachelors and great place for campfire with a group of friends.
Thanks for reading this blog!! Happy Journey & Life!!

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