Padsare waterfall is one of the beautiful locations we visited post the monsoon season of 2012. We came across the name from a travel brochure and decided to head for it after visiting Mahad Ganapati (one of the Ashtavinayaks in Maharashtra, India).
Reaching the place is quite a task and the road does not have much traffic. As the waterfall is quite far away from nearby villages and does not seem to be a popular destination (yet) for many revelers, one has to take care while visiting the place. You may find a few groups which are drinking. If your group is small and the other groups do not behave, there might be trouble. I believe it is better to visit this place in a group of 10 or more people.
- Take the Khopoli-Pali Road till you cross Jambulpada on Maharashtra State Highway 92 (SH 92).
- Continue on the road till you reach a petrol pump on the right side on state highway 92 (http://maps.google.com/?q=18.596279,73.264168).
- Take the right turn at the petrol pump. This is the Kavale Dam road (http://maps.google.com/?q=18.595206,73.26399).
- The road is quite narrow and does not have any signposts.
- At one point, you will come across a T-junction where the left road is a descent.
- On the junction is a farm house (http://maps.google.com/?q=18.63676,73.234465). This specific point may be wrong. Please ask.
- If you take the right road, you will land up at a village after driving around 2 km and the road is a dead-end.
- Take the left road. You will not find many huts and dwellings along the road.
- Continue on the road till you come across a bridge. On the right side of the bridge is the waterfall.
When you reach Jambulpada, you will see an arch. If you turn left at the arch and drive 50 to 100 meters, you will reach a restaurant where you will get decent Maharashtrian food.
- Petrol pump after jambulpada – http://maps.google.com/?q=18.596138712770724,73.26423078775406
- Padsare waterfall bridge – http://maps.google.com/?q=18.641904,73.218303
- Padsare waterfall – http://maps.google.com/?q=18.642171,73.217638