At a distance of 17 km from the Pink City, lies a popular monsoon-trek destination called 'Hathni Kund' and during the rainy season, the continuous flow of water makes this locale an attractive spot for the city folks. While myths state that the kings utilised this kund for hunting tigers in the past, it has evolved as a magnet for nature lovers today, standing amidst sand rises, thick backwoods, sanctuaries and cascades. So read on to peek into the breathtaking visuals of this touristy location!
Appreciate the beauty of alluring kunds!
According to many locals, the origin of the Dravyavati River in Jaipur is called 'Hathni Kund', which gives the waterfall its name. Resounding with notable charms amid a peaceful aura, the waterfall appears to be a blissful gift of nature. While exploring, you can also locate another yet smaller kund nearby, which is also replete with a consistent flow of water during monsoons.
Such is the enticing pull of the kunds, that the tourists just can't stop praising their unmatched beauty! If you happen to visit Hathni Kund, you must definitely explore the interiors of the Shiv Temple and Hanuman Temple, situated close to the waterfall and open for all visitors.
Resonating with a calming vibe amid crowds of tourists
Though there are two ways to reach Hathni Kund via the Nahargarh Fort, the route from Charan Mandir (approx 4 kms) is preferred by the tourists. The other less explored way passes through Vidhyadhar Nagar Jungle, which might be a dangerous route to traverse. Some wild panthers and snakes also roam around on the route, so it is safer to take a guide along. While the trek is open on all days, one must not take night trips here
Despite being a wild trail, the delights aggregated along this route are simply endless. On your way, you will encounter a sky full of birds, a variety of flora and a string of other things, that would rejuvenate your soul and be a treat for the eyes. With its Anogeissus Pendula Trees and other lush green plants, this site makes you forget about the hustle-bustle of Jaipur. Even though the kund is crowded during monsoons, you can find your safe space here, to sit calmly and enjoy the beauty of the abundant surroundings.
Venture out to this adventurous location this weekend
So if you are looking for one offbeat getaway, pack your rucksacks, put on your trekking shoes, get hold of your masks and sanitisers to get going with your buddies. Trust us, this is THE break that you need, to break through the monotony!
Location: About 4 km from Nahargarh Fort
Distance: Approximately 17 km from Jaipur's railway station