Jul 21, 2012

Quote about the Post: "As every picture is worth a thousand words, so are these - chock-a-block potholes near Takali Haji" - Quote about Potholes near Shirur in Maharashtra

If you are searching for a unique but less visited places around Pune, Pothole near Takali Haji is a good option. Google maps reflect this place as 'Nighoj Potholes in Maharashtra'. It is only recommended to go if you want to go some unusual place in Maharashtra, and trek down to some blunt, rough, cliff shaped potholes. To be true, This place seems to be quite interesting and one can go down the chock-a-block pothole cliffs with courage and high care.

Natural Potholes near Takali Haji:

After visiting Ramling, we proceeded to the less visited but unique place to visit near Shirur, natural potholes (Kund) in the River Kukdi near Takli Haji. We followed the route as we covered Ranjangaon Mahaganpati and Ramling in the same day:

Pune - Lonikand - Koregaon Bhima - "Sanaswadi" - Shikrapur - "Ranjangaon" - Shirur - "Ramling" Old Shirur - Annapur - Takli Haji - "Potholes" in Nighoj village - Malthan - Chincholi Morachi - Ganegaon - Shikrapur - Pune

You can directly follow below from Pune, if you want to visit only this place: Pune - Lonikand - Koregaon Bhima - "Sanaswadi" - Shikrapur - "Ranjangaon" - Ganegaon - Malthan - Takli Haji - "Nighoj Potholes" - Ganegaon - Shikrapur - Pune

Pune - Ranjangaon - Ramling - Potholes Route Map

You have to keep asking about the "Kund" (nearby people know by this name) to reach the destination. With the clear road and green fields, it was pleasant drizzle which welcomed us to 'kund'. The rains made the rocks slippery and we decided to stand still at a safe place before proceeding towards the trek. We got good time for some pics. There is recently constructed "Malganga Suspension bridge" and It seems like the smaller version of "Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh". 

There is also a small temple named "Shree Malganga devasthan". Soon the rain stopped, and we were all ready to explore the potholes. One has to be very careful while going down the potholes, but still quite interesting. We spent sometime climbing up and down to the potholes. This place was shows-topper in the entire journey. Thanks to Tarachand Bhawnani for suggesting this unexplored place. 

Note: Come with proper trek shoes. Children should not go at the edges and panic station points, and should be in guidance with elders all the time. On our way back to Pune we stopped by at Cauliflower, Pomegranate and other fields at time to time. On request we got a pair of fresh Cauliflower, free-of-cost from the farmers. Meenal gave the chocolates to farmer's baby. We also had the bullock-cart ride on request just for pose, and Tara gave some tip for this hospitality. 

One very peculiar thing we noticed on the way, the way onions were stored (ref to album). Next we landed at the peacock village - Chincholi Morachi, but time didn't allow us to stay longer. Peacocks can be seen only during early morning or late evening i.e in pleasant and cool weather. Now we had our much needed late lunch and headed back to Pune. 

Our day long drive make the proverb true: "March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers". 


  1. Wonderful pictures man.

  2. Looks like different, Hope I will visit it soon this year. Nice one.

  3. didn't heard about this place, good to know. I like your blog. very nice information about the places of Maharashtra, very helpful. Nice photographs. Where do you live?

  4. Thanks for the information about this unique place even I live nearby Pune and I didn't heard about this place nice details very helpful we will soon plan to visit this.

  5. I really appreciate the kind of topics you post here. Thanks for sharing us a great information that is actually helpful. Good day! horseshoe bay custom pool builder


Recent Popular Posts

What are you searching for

3D World 4D Shows 4G For the Global Garden A rainy day at Alibaag - Mini Goa A week in Goa A(H1N1) Swine Flu Advisory in India Aai Museum Aare Ware Beach Adlabs Entertainment Adlabs Imagica Agoda Fort - Sinquerim Aguada Fort Ajanta-Ellora Caves Alandi Alibaag Beaches Amba Ghat Ancient Arthur's Seat Ashtavinayak Temples in Maharashtra Audio Tour Aurangabad Baga Beach - Goa Bagmandala to Veshvi Boat Trip Band Beach Best beaches to visit in Goa Best Blog TV Best Blogging Tips and words Best Home Poem Best Places to visit in India Best Places to visit in Mumbai Bhaja Caves to Lohagad Fort Trek Bhaje Caves and Waterfalls Bhigwan Bhorgiri Bibi Ka Makbara Bird Sanctuary Birds in India Birthplace of Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Boat trip Bonfire Bushi Dam Calingute Beach Watersports Camp Temgarh Camping in Maharashtra Camping near Mumbai Camping near Pune Camping sites in Maharashtra Carnival Caves in India Caves in Maharashtra Children Parks Chiwla Beach Control your foot Copying/Moving blog posts Corporate Outing Dam Dapoli Beaches Day trip Devagiri Fort Devbag Devdeveshwar Temple Devrukh Dinner Diveagar Shrivardhan Harihareshwar Dona Paula Dona Paula - Panaji Doomsday - the day of the Last Judgment Earth Hour Elephant's Head Point Elphinstone Point Enjoy Summer Time Entertainment Event Every Poem ewedding Family Garden Farmhouse fauna favicon tutorial Ferry Festivals in India First Trip to Goa Flamingo Flea market flora Flower Food For Thought Poem Fort of Gates Fort Resorts Forts Forts in Maharashtra Free Wedding Site Frequently used Blogging words Ganpati Temple Ganpatipule Garden Getting Hitched Ghazal Night Ghogaon Goa Festival Goa India Goa Project Event Half Day Trips Happy New Year Poem Harihareshwar Pradakshina Marg Harnai Fish Market Harnai Port and village Harrison Folly Hedvi Highest Hits on You-Tube Historical Places to visit in Pune Home - Ghar How to add favicon to your blog/website How to add/upload favicon to blogger domain I and You I like the way I love the way I wanna Poem India's Biggest Conch ISKCON Temples around the world Jain Temples in Pune Jain Temples near Lonavala Jain Temples near Pune Jogeshwari Prasanna Temple Jyotirlingas in Maharashtra Jyotirlings Kaas Kaas Pathar Kalasha Temple Kanakdurg Fort Trek Karla Bhaja Caves Kashid Beach Kate's Point Khandoba Temple Khopoli Kolaba - Alibaag Fort Kondhur Konkan Beaches Konkan Museum Koregaon Park Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary Lake Last Days on Earth Latest Poems Lenyadri Hills Lighthouse Lion Point Lodwick Point Lonavala Lord Kartikeya Temple Pune Lord Shiva Mackie’s Saturday Night Market Mahabaleshwar Points Mahaganapati Ashtavinayak Temple - Ranjangaon Mahaganpati Devasthan Mahashivratri Malganga Devasthan Temple Malvan Maral Marleshwar Marriage Anniversary Poem Matheran Hill Station Matheran Toy Train Mind and Body Game Mini Taj Miramar Beach - Panaji Monkey Point - Khandala Monsoon Moonrise Move/Copy Blog Posts from one blog to another Mulshi Dam Mulshi Lake Mumbai in a day Murud Janjira Fort Music My Poems Nature Needle Hole Point Neelkantheshwar Old Goa and Panaji Tour Om Namah Shivah Om Sai One day trip Online Darshan Booking orchid Painted Stork Palande Murud and Karde Beach Palkhi Panchgani Points Pandav Cave Point Panshet Panshet Dam Paradise Cruise Photographs Photography Place to visit near Pune during monsoon places in maharashtra Places in Malvan Places near Ahmadnagar Places near Aurangabad Places near Baramati Places near Bhimashankar Places near Calangute Places near Daulatabad places near devrukh Places near Ganpatipule Places near Khadakwasla Places near Lavasa Places near Mahabaleshwar Places near Mulshi Places near Mumbai Places near Nasik Places near Panchgani Places near Pune Places near Ratnagiri places near sangmeshwar Places near Satara Places near Shirdi Places near Tapola Places to visit in Goa places to visit in pune Places to visit in Shirur Places to visit in Shivneri Fort - Junnar Places to visit near Dapoli Places to visit near Lonavala Places to visit near Nasik Places to Visit near Pune Places to Visit near Pune - Mumbai Places to visit near Ratnagiri Places to visit near Shirur Poem about 'Life is Beautiful' Poem about Food for Thought Poem about Home Poem about Thanks You Poem about You Poem writing Poetic Rhymes Poetry - The Poem Points to visit in Matheran Potholes near Takli Haji Power Of You Pratapgad Prati Shirdi Pre wedding shoot Pune Celebrations Pune Events Pune Gardens Pune in a day Pune to Alibaag Trip Pune to Lavasa Purinder Fort Raga Lawns Raigad Raigarh Fort Rainy Season Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Rajmachi Garden Rameshwar Temple - Chaul Ramling Temple Ratnadurga Fort Ratnagiri Remember Me Replica Temples in India River Ropeway Ryewood Park Saaswad Changavteshwar Temple Purandar Fort Trek Sach Poems Sai Baba Temple SaiBaba Temple Map Saint Dnyaneshwar Sangmeshwar Sarasbaag Satara scuba diving Seven Deadly Threats to Humanity Seven Wonders Parks Shirdi Shirdi SaiBaba Temple Shirgaon Shiv Sagar Shiv Temples Shivaji Maharaj Shivneri Fort Shravan Month Shree Pabal Tirth Shri Girijatmaj Lenyadri Ganapati Shrivardhan-Harihareshwar Trip Shwetamber Digambar Jain Temples Sindhudurg Sindhudurg Fort Snake Park Katraj snorkeling Soljai temple St. Alex Church Stalls Star Gazing Stork Garden Pune Sulaiman Pahar Sunrise Sunrise at Calangute Beach sunset Supermoon 2016 Supermoon in Maharashtra India Supermoon Photography Supermoon Photos Swimming Pool at Fort Swine Flu Helpline Numbers Swine Flu Information Swiss Tent Table Land Tapola tarkarli Team Events Temghar Dam Temple Temple near Pune Temples in Pune Temples near Pune Thanks Poem The words containing blog Theme Park Thibaw Palace Things to do in Goa Thoseghar Three D will rule the world Three Magic Words Time waited for my first blog. Tomb Tourists Places to Visit near Pune - Mumbai Travel Trek Trek in Pune Trip To North Goa Trip To South Goa Ujjani Dam Valley Vday Velneshwar Venna Lake Vetal Temple Vighanahar Temple Ojhar Vote Earth waterfall We have a long way to go Weekend Trips What is Swine Flu When the earth will end? Whenever Wherever Poem wild wildlife sanctuary windmills Wonders of the world Yamai Devi Yenpe ZaPalooza
copyright@placesinmaharashtra. Powered by Blogger.

LENS (Like! Enjoy! Navigate! Share!)

Follow me @ sachinkgupta.com