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Hathni Kund Trek Jaipur - Complete Travel Guide

Nature never goes out of style. Nature in her green around the peaceful woods heals and alleviates all affliction.

I am here with a new trekking tour along the nature around Jaipur. Jaipur in monsoon is an entirely different vibe, and you cannot picture the Thar desert by thinking about Rajasthan anymore because it has much more to reveal.

So bringing up a perfect monsoon trekking spot for Jaipurites - The Hathni Kund Trek. I will be sharing all the necessary information related to this trek here. 

This is a must-to-go trek if you are staying in and around Jaipur during the monsoon, you will be amazed to see the magnificent beauty of nature here. You can come with friends or family to admire the exquisite scenery and witness the unimaginable view of nature in this touristy spot.

Let's begin with knowing about Hathni Kund -

About Hathni Kund

Hathni or Hathuni Kund is located at a distance of 17 kilometers from the main city of Jaipur. Being the most popular spot for a monsoon trek, the waterfall and the green gloriousness of nature here attracts many locals to pay a visit to this ravishing site. Although, it is said that, the kings earlier, used this spot to hunt wild boars.

According to the locals around this place, the name Hathni Kund derives from the local Rajasthani word which refers to one of the four directions. It is said that the origin of the River Dravyavati which flows through Jaipur city is Hathni Kund. It is believed that there was a big Dam built by Raja Sawai Madho Singh II. And the dam was shattered in the 1982 floods in Jaipur and hence the Hathni Kund came into existence. 

Now during the monsoon, there is a consistent flow of water creating the most beautiful waterfall surrounded by incredible flora, a peaceful aura, and green nature. There is a Shiva Temple named Hathuneshwar Mahadev just beside the Kund.

Hathni or Hathuni Kund waterfall in Nahargarh
Hathni or Hathuni Kund waterfall in Nahargarh

How to Reach Hathni Kund?

There are two trekking routes to reach Hathni Kund: 

1. Via Nahargarh: Through this route, the Hathni Kund trek starts from the very famous and well-known Charan Temple, devoted to Lord Hanuman. Charan Temple is 4 kilometers from Nahargarh.

Hathni Kund is actually behind the Charan Temple. There is a forest trail to reach the Kund, beginning just from the left side of the temple. The route from this pathway is shorter and comparatively less dangerous than the other one. You will notice many people trekking via this route during the monsoon season.

2. Through Vidhyadhar Nagar Jungle: This is a less explored route, which passes through the dense forest and is also a long way to reach Hathni Kund. Wild animals like Black Panther and leopards roam around this route, so if you are trekking via this route try to take a guide with you or go with extra precautions. 

What is the Best Time to Visit Hathni Kund?

The best time to visit Hathni Kund is the Monsoon season. The scenery during the rainy season is incomparable. The surroundings and nature would be so lush and green, the sky would be full of birds chirping, and you could literally hear even the peacock's voices. The entire region around the Kund would look so exquisite and stunning, that it can't be explained in words. You need to go and have a visit to witness this.

Also, there are chances that the waterfall will be dry if you go in any other season. You can only find water falling in the Kund in the monsoon season. 

During the Winter season, you can plan this trek but as mentioned you won't be able to see the waterfall as there would be no water.

Don't plan this trek in the Summer season. First, it will be extremely hot, and second, there will be no water at all.

Hathni Kund in Monsoon looks spectacular
Hathni Kund Trek in Monsoon looks spectacular

My Experience of Hathni Kund Trek

My experience of Hathni Kund was very ravishing and memorable. It was sort of adventurous and one of the most beautiful treks I have ever had.

We started our journey early morning around 5 AM from my home and reached by 5.30 at Nahargarh. As we were going in the monsoon, the surrounding and the vibe of the place was so stunning and beautiful. The weather was so foggy and misty. 

We stopped for around 10-15 minutes on our way to Nahargarh as we couldn't resist seeing the outside beauty of Jal Mahal, so we did some photography and then again started our journey to the Charan Mandir, which is the starting point of our trek. 

We posed to capture the incredible beauty of Jal Mahal from Charan Mandir Point
We posed to capture the incredible beauty of Jal Mahal from Charan Mandir Point

The lanes and the scenery till Charan Mandir were so captivating and astonishing. We could not even see the roads clearly due to fog and clouds.  I couldn't believe that I am in Jaipur, the scenic beauty was giving me the feeling of any hill station like Mussoorie or Nainital.

We finally reached Charan Mandir and parked our car at around 6 AM. Also, there is an ample amount of parking in front of Charan Mandir so You can easily park your car and bikes.

As we reached early, there were not so many people at that moment. We quickly searched for wooden sticks for a safer side to have along the trek as protection and started our trek in a very exciting and adventurous mood.

In the middle of Hathni Kund Trek
In the middle of Hathni Kund Trek

As we moved further, we found the trek was not as tough as we thought, although we happened to encounter big spiderwebs on the way, here are sticks came to the rescue and we easily clear out the front view removing all the spiderwebs. 

We also found essential refreshments like water bottles, tea, and some chips in the midway. After around 1 kilometer, we found an old well, which can be considered a checkpoint, if you are on the correct route.

And then we continued our trek and after covering around 1KM we could see big rocks and a steep narrow valley with lush green trees in front of us and we could clearly hear the speaker sound and a lot of young crowds taking selfies which gave us an indication that Hathni Kund is about to come. 

Finally, we reached Hathni Kund in less than an hour around 7:30 AM. But, Unfortunately, the waterfall had less water which we didn't expect in the monsoon. But the vibe of the place was just remarkable, we could clearly hear the birds chirping and the melodies of peacocks.

Captured the top view of Hathni Kund
Captured the top view of Hathni Kund

Also just beside the waterfall, there was a  Hathneshwar Mahadev Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. We paid a visit to the temple and spent some quality time there.

Being a nature and photography lover, the place was like heaven to me. We spent some time there enjoying the peace and calmness of nature and then returned back afterward.

Key Points to keep in Mind

1. The total trek distance is 3KM and it will take around 2-3 hours to complete the trekking journey.

2. Carry a water bottle with you to keep yourself hydrated. Wear a good pair of trekking shoes as the trail is steep and has stones.

3. Be aware of monkeys and other animals and insects. As it is a forest way, there are chances you might encounter them.

4. Maintain cleanliness in nature. Do not throw any garbage in open. Always try to make our surroundings clean for our next fellow trekkers.

I hope you like reading this post on Hathni Kund Trek. 

If you are keen to explore more trekking places in Jaipur, please visit Amer Fort Watch Tower - A Perfect Weekend Trek in Jaipur and Trek to Chulgiri Jain Temple - Ultimate Travel Guide.

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  1. very well written article! crisp and clear

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, means a lot !!

  2. Is it safe there to go with female

    1. Yes Brother it is absolutely safe for everyone, even kids also go there.


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