Jawhar Tourism

Jawhar Tourism

Rank 55
Ranked 55 of 130
Maharashtra Tourism Destinations
Destination Rating
72 Ratings & 53 Reviews

Jawhar Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Jawhar or Jawahar is a hill station situated in the Thane district of Maharashtra. Known as 'Mahabaleshwar of Thane district', Jawhar is famous for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Jawhar is located at a distance of about 80 km from Nasik and 180 km from Mumbai. Jawhar shot to fame as it is the home to the Worli tribes, one of the tribal kingdoms in Maharashtra.

The past of Jawhar of Maharashtra is deeply rooted in tradition. The tribal way of living had in fact, fascinated the renowned Maratha hero Chathrapathi Shivaji and he chose to camp at Jawhar during his travels to Surat. Jawhar later became a princely state ruled by the Munke dynasty under the British Raj.

Jawhar has a thriving tourism industry today that has encouraged the infrastructure development in the area. There are a few water reservoirs and dams in Jawhar that are located at scenic places.  The serene surroundings of these water reservoirs and dams have become a major tourist destination.     

Though Jawhar is an important tourist destination, it retains its rustic habitat. The tribal surroundings of Jawhar are largely left untouched when compared to other tribal habitats. The natural beauty of the area remains unaffected by the developments in the modern world.  

There are several tourist attractions in and around Jawhar. The prominent among them are the ancient temples, Jai Vilas Palace, Bhupatghad Fort, the water falls of Dadar-Kopra and Palusa, the Hanuman and Sunset Points, Shirpamal, etc.

The Tribal Heritage tour is a popular activity among tourists who visit Jawhar. Jai Vilas also known as the Raj Bari, the ancestral home of the tribal kings, has become the gateway to explore the tribal way of living. Exploration of the hill station and trekking in the hills of Jawhar are other activities. From Jawhar, excursions can be made to nearby locations, Lonavla and Khandala, for picnics and trekking.

The Worli paintings of the Worli tribes of Jawhar has become world famous and has become the characteristic landmark of this place.  The Worli paints, made by rice paste, were initially used only to decorate their residences. The theme of Worli paintings is basically the rural life of the Worli tribe. The Worli paintings on canvas and paper have now become popular souvenirs of Jawhar.

More »

Most preferred by...

Travellers from Mumbai, Thane

Best time to visit Jawhar in the next six months

  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August

Jawhar Traveller Reviews

Read 5 destination reviews
with average rating of 5.2/7, 1
out of 53 Jawhar reviews 5
Sort by:
Sakthivel Durairaj
  • Sakthivel Durairaj
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 2 Reviews

"A peaceful place to relax"

  • Posted Dec 3, 2012
Good location. Silent, peaceful place.
No movement after dark. A few good hotels.
Ideal place for rest and relaxing.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Few good hotels, Nice places to see around. No shopping at all.

Activities & things to do: not at all.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Dont go to sun set point resort. poorly maintained place.
No movement after dark. Reach before it is dark.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 5 votes

Girish Ujal
  • Girish Ujal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Dec 3, 2012
Overall the destination is awesome. wonderful nature.. must vistin place for nature lover. many places to explore, specially dabosa waterfall, and a DAM nearby that area..

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: For Food. the dhaba (name cant recall) it is situated on Highway .. this i first dhaba when you reached in jawahwar

Activities & things to do: Dabhosa waterfall and water activity

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: NA
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Vidyut Ingole
  • Vidyut Ingole
  • 2 Reviews

"Hill station"

  • Posted Aug 31, 2012
It is a wonderfull hilstation just 60 km from thane,Mumbai. Good place to hang out in weekends.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Waterfalls are great attraction.

Activities & things to do: Rope climbing.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Go till virar or boisar and you will get a cab there.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 1 vote

Hatim Kachwala
  • Hatim Kachwala
  • Voyager
  • Lives in Thane
  • 5 photos
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Aug 5, 2012
Jawhar is a beautiful tiny hillstation in Thane District . It is 140 Km from Thane .
Nice place for weekend .

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is an only resturant on the highway near to PWD guest house which is reasonable and good food.

Activities & things to do: Hanuman Point , Sunrise Point , palace an a dabussa water fall which is 10 km from Jawhar.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: There are two ways to go to jawhar .Thane Bhiwandi Wada via Vikramgad and other is from Wada to Jawhar via Khodala Mokhada to Jawhar ..This way is little longer but very beautiful Rivers and valleys . You are surrounded by mountains.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • 4 votes

Arun Kumar
  • Arun Kumar
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 1 Review

"Best Place"

  • Posted Sep 27, 2010
I just visited Jawahar by mistake to catch NH-8 from Trimbkeshwar. It was amazing place around Jawahar. You can get the feeling of Switzerland in Summer. Driver there is one of the best experience in my life.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No Shopping as such...

Activities & things to do: See the nature & tribe. Drive

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 54 KM from Tribkeshar
40 KM from Kiroti NH-80
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Sayali Banty kadhiwala Arun Chander Sayali, Banty kadhiwala, Arun and 69 other people have been to Jawhar.
View their ratings...

Jawhar Sightseeing

View all 7 Sightseeing options in Jawhar »

Best time to visit Jawhar with family

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Jawhar Information

- Posted by
1 of