Karjat

Karjat is a scenic village in the Konkan region and is located in the foothills of Matheran. This beautiful city is a Municipal Council and a sub-district in Raigad district, in the state of Maharashtra. Karjat is one of the most beautiful and attractive escapes from the hustle bustle of Mumbai. Some of the many activities that make this place famous include adventure sports, film shooting, spa services and plantation.

Weather

Here summer season starts from the month of March and ends in June. Summer season remains warm with temperature ranging between 27°C and 39°C.

Monsoon starts from the month of July and remains till September. During this period the region experiences medium level of rainfall and Karjat looks stunning with lush greenery in the surroundings.

From the month of December to February, the place experiences winter. The temperature remains moderate and lies between 11°C to 27 °C. This is the best time to discover the place.

How to Reach

The nearest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai which is located around 90 km from Karjat. Mumbai is well linked to all major cities in India.

Karjat is one of the major railway stations which come under the Mumbai railway division. This place is well linked with major parts of the country through Mumbai rail head.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Kondheshwar temple: Kondheshwar temple is situated in Sandashi which is known for its stunning architecture that altogether makes it an ideal tourist spot. The temple is known for its exquisite beauty.

Ulhas Valley: Ulhas Valley is known for its gleaming green look. It’s the exquisite lush green beauty which glitters with streams of the Ulhas River that attracts large numbers of travelers from all over the country. This valley has magnificent sights during the monsoon season.

Matheran: Matheran is located in the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m above sea level. It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India. It is located around 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. The name Matheran means “forest on the forehead” of the hills. Matheran takes you over a hundred years back in time when there were no vehicles as it is one of the few places in the world where vehicles are not allowed.

Bahiri Cave: Bahiri Caves is a unique tourist destination in Karjat city of Maharashtra state, as it attracts an equal number of god lovers and adventure junkies. On one hand, the caves serve as home to Lord of Bahiri (as per the locals belief) and on the other hand, have emerged as one of the most sought after trekking destinations.

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