Pandavkada Falls is a waterfall situated in Kharghar, a suburb of Navi Mumbai. Pandavkada Waterfall is a popular picnic spot for one day because it is a type of ‘plunge’ waterfall that pours massive amounts of water onto the rocky surface underneath. Pandavkada Waterfall is about 107 meters high.
The waterfall is a popular picnic spot, providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It also contains Buddhist caves, which are popular among visitors. Spend a soothing day at Pandavkada Falls with your loved ones and escape the chaos of the city.
During their exile in the forest, the Pandavas visited the place and took a bath below the falls, as per Hindu mythology, which led to the name Pandavkada. In pandavkada, there is a large tunnel from where the pandavas came, so that’s why it’s called pandavkada ankit.
In Kharghar, Pandavkada Waterfalls can be accessed by trains via Harbour Line and Trans Harbour Line, or by Konkan Railway, which gets down at Taloja Panchnand Station.
Pandavkada waterfall is said to take its name from the Pandavas, according to Hindu mythology. The CIDCO have declared it a dangerous spot, and for good reason; In 2010 twelve students lost their lives while swimming in the waterfall, and four more perished in 2005. Despite the fact that the forest department had previously put a ban on entering the falls, tourists are allowed access to the area but at their own risk, charged Rs.50/person by officials of Kharghar police station.
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- Despite being barred, people are still visiting deadly Pandavkada waterfall, afternoondc.in, retrieved 25 July 2011