Wadeshwar – Discovering Euphoria

I learnt that my parents are going to attend meditation camp set in Wadeshwar, Pune on sunday. I joined them too thinking of exploring nearby places on my own. Turned out to be the best place that I have visited in Pune. Peaceful and less known to many, one may fall in love with this place immediately!

Andhra Dam, Wadeshwar
Andhra Dam.

While my parents were busy meditating and enjoying bhajans, I escaped from the place in search of solitude.I took stroll around the village, walked in jungle aimlessly humming my favorite songs, picked a stick and drew smiley faces in dirt, laughing my heart out and then kicking those faces till the dirt entered my lungs; later making me sneeze and cough. (What goes around comes around. No kidding!)

Shiv temple of Wadeshwar
Shiv temple.
Closer to nature, closer to GOD!


After conversing with a villager, I realized there is Andhra dam behind camp that was set. I had lost my way already, though this guy guided me even before I asked him. (I guess he already read that confusion on my face.)

Sometimes, it’s better to be lost.
Finding my own way.
Moo Point!

Upon reaching the dam, absolute silence made me ecstatic. Only birds gave me company to sing. The blue water, dried grass, barren mountains, red soil, white windmill fans in the distant all complimented each other so well. Shimmering cold water felt like a quilt to provide warmth to my soul. I gasped heavily as I took my first dip in water beating the water surface as if taking revenge. I spent my whole day alone except for having lunch with my parents. I guess this is my way of meditation, and listening nature’s voice my Bhajan. I bowed humbly before Almighty as I prepared to leave, thanked Him for bringing me to this life, so that I could witness the marvels He has created.

Andhra river, Wadeshwar
The last image that my mind clicked.

How to reach Wadeshwar village:

Wadeshwar is a village in Maval Taluka in Pune district of Maharashtra.

By RoadLonavala, Talegaon Dabhade, Dehu Road are the nearby towns having road connectivity to Wadeshwar.

By Rail Kamshet railway station is the closest to Wadeshwar. One can also reach here by Begdewadi, Dehu Road, Talegaon, Lonavala, Khandala railway stations. However, Pune railway station is major station which is 55km from Wadeshwar.

P.S- All pictures are clicked from mobile (Moto E).

Author: Hariom PrabhakarSingh

Finding solace in travel and writing.

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