Sandhan Valley is a beautiful canyon in the Sahyadri Mountains. It is said to be one of the most difficult and enjoyable hikes in Maharashtra, India. Located in Bhandardara near Igatpuri, the valley offers loads of different adventurous activities like rappelling, rock climbing, enjoying bonfires, and camping under the starry sky, as well as various sightseeing alternatives like the AMK Forts of Alang, Madan, and Kulang, as well as several waterfalls. As there are no motels or lodges nearby, camping or the home-stays in the area of Samrad are the only options to spend the night.

Sandhan Valley

The Reverse Falls

Located in Naneghat, a 4 hours drive from Pune and Mumbai, The Reverse waterfalls one of the must-see waterfalls in the area, thanks to its backwards flowing water due to high-pressure winds. Naneghat is a mysterious mountain surrounded by lush greenery and dotted with mountains, caves, and valleys. They may only be seen during the Monsoon season when the water current is at its strongest.

Used to carry out trade during the time of Chatrapati Shivaji, the trek to the waterfalls begins in Naneghat and is 2.5 miles (4 Km) long. The trek could take between 4-6 hours. 

Aside from trekking, the rocky parts are ideal for rappelling. There are just a few waterfalls around Lonavala that are suitable for rappelling, and this is one of them. Camping at Reverse Falls is not suggested, as there aren’t enough facilities during the monsoon season. The waterfalls are also accessible by car.