An Adventurous day at Bhatsa Reservoir

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In the past few trips out of Mumbai, I have been visiting various beaches around, like the Kelve Beach, Gholvad beach, Vasai Beach. This time I thought of going into the interior parts away from the sea shore. It had really become monotonous and boring since the beaches across Maharashtra have the same look and feel, except some are too crowded while some are completely deserted, some have a small shore, while some beaches have a shore which extends upto 2 kilometers during low tide.

Now, while this idea of going towards interior came in my mind, I was thinking where should we actually go? My friend suggested of going towards the last station on the Central railway line and walking our way into the forest nearby. The last station where central railway local trains reach out is Kasara. I immediately loaded Google maps and looked around Kasara station. I found out that this place is too big for us to walk and reach into the forest. The station before Kasara is Khardi. Upon looking on the map, I found out that Bhatsa reservoir is not very far and can be easily reached on foot. So this was it, we were visiting Bhatsa reservoir.

The day begins

We met at Mumbai CST railway station and boarded the Kasara train timed at 9:44 AM. We reached Khardi at 12 PM. We were really very hungry by that time. But we had planned to eat our lunch in the woods. So we walked and walked until we reached the hills around the reservoir. It is about 3 km away from the railway station. It is advisable that you keep a map in your mobile phones because it is very easy to get lost in that terrain. The terrain changes from town, to barren land, and then changes again into forests.

As soon as we reached the hills around the reservoir, we sat down to have food.

The wonderful description of the heaven

The most prominent sound that you will hear when go there is the wonderful, unimaginable music of the birds, along with the sound of leaves brushing against each other and wonderful cool breeze blowing over your face coming from the huge body of water.

Enough of talking, lets watch some pictures!

Open barren land

Open barren land

On the way to bhatsa reservoir from Khardi station

On the way to bhatsa reservoir from Khardi station

Two railways in parallel action at Khardi station

Two railways in parallel action

On the way to Bhatsa reservoir

On the way to Bhatsa reservoir

On the way to Bhatsa reservoir

On the way to Bhatsa reservoir

Beautiful tree serving us with a cool shadow to rest

Beautiful tree serving us with a cool shadow to rest

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Green cover

Green cover

A wonderful bloomed shoe flower

A wonderful bloomed shoe flower

Chameleon in camouflage

Chameleon in camouflage

A long way to bhatsa reservoir

A long way to bhatsa reservoir

And more walking to be done!

And more walking to be done!

DSCN5487 Towards bhatsa reservoid

Atlast, Bhatsa reservoir is in sight!

Atlast, Bhatsa reservoir is in sight!

green plant at bhatsa reservoir

A tiny plant growing in completely dry land!

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Bhatsa reservoir

Bhatsa reservoir

Bhatsa reservoir from 150 feet!

Bhatsa reservoir from 150 feet!

Landscape at bhatsa reservoir

Wonderful landscape from above the hill

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Bulbul birds at bhatsa reservoir

A bulbul around the water body of Bhatsa reservoir

Bhatsa reservoir view from top

A view from above

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A bulbul around the water body of Bhatsa reservoir

A bulbul around the water body of Bhatsa reservoir

Small bee eater at bhatsa reservoir

Small bee eater

Small bee eater at bhatsa reservoir

Small bee eater

Bhatsa reservoir

A view from the shore of the reservoir

Reflection in still water at bhatsa reservoir

Reflection in still water

Bird at bhatsa reservoir

Some bird waiting for the fish!

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Water strider in bhatsa reservoir, insects

Water strider walking over water!

Khardi railway station

Khardi railway stationha

Various birds constantly singing will never let you feel alone inspite of there being not a single person! The music of the birds is so pleasant that you cannot ever get bored of it!

Later on, we climbed downwards towards the shore of bhatsa reservoir. It was a very dangerous tast that we accomplished. We had to find a proper way which would take us down. After trying for more than 1 hour, we finally found a small pile of rocks which helped us go down.

Once we reached the water, we got ourselves fresh. The water has a lot of fish swimming in it, so you might wonder if it is at all safe for us to drink and be in it! I can guarantee you that it is the water as it is that we get in our homes here in Mumbai! So, you can go ahead and drink it without even thinking of getting sick!

The feel of true freshness that you will get after drinking it cannot be expressed in words, but rather be experienced by yourself. I have to say this again, the experience was wonderful and I look forward on having it again in near future!

Hope you all enjoyed this post, so go ahead and leave me a comment below!


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  1. Nikhil Rodrigues says:

    We’ll really miss this day! The cold waters of the Bhatsa reservoir… the Herculean task of climbing down the highland just to touch the glorious waters… and the quiet and humid climate over there at the stream. Thanks to the professional camera and the overall wonderful field trip visit. 🙂

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