In pics: They are beautiful, but dangerous too, avoid these 15 monsoon treks in Maharashtra
Trekkers from across the city have come up with a list of 15 spots that are unsafe for vacationers, amateur trekkers and picnickers till September.
According to the Raigad and Navi Mumbai police, there have been 15 deaths and 50 injuries at various waterfalls, hilly areas around Mumbai this monsoon over the past two weeks .
The locations identified as dangerous monsoon spots are – Devkund waterfalls near Bhira village in Raigad, Chinchoti waterfalls in Vasai, Pandavkada in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Zenith waterfall at Khopoli, Kundeshwar at Badlapur, Kalawatin Fort in Panvel.
Kataldhar waterfall in Lonavala, Mahuli stream at Aasangaon, Harishchandra Nalichi Vaat, Nagpur, Andharban in Mulshi, Plus valley in Raigad, Dudhsagar in Goa, Baraki waterfall in Kolhapur, Rautwadi waterfall in Kolhapur, Gadeshwar Dam in Panvel and Thoseghar waterfall in Satara.
While these 15 locations might be dangerous, trekkers identified a few locations that are safe during the monsoon.
“Rather than going to the hills, vacationers and explorers can go to beaches or even hilly regions like Rajmachi in Sahayadri mountain range, Karnala bird sanctuary in Panvel, Kothaligad (Peth) in Karjat etc., which are relatively very safe,” said Shrikant Pillai, resident of Kandivali and member of Yatri-Sahayadri, who has been an avid trekker for the past two decades.