Karjat Tourism
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Karjat Tourism

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5.3/7
169 Ratings & 116 Reviews

Karjat Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Located in the Raigad District of the Indian state of Maharashtra, Karjat is a city, a tehsil, a municipal corporation and a sub-district. It falls in the Asthavinayak Ganesha belt region. The city shares its region with the Bhor Ghat, Sahyadri, Western Ghats and the coastal plains of Konkan region near Deccan. Lying on the banks of River Ulhas in the foothills of Matheran, the hill station of Karjat has an average elevation of 194 m.

The population of Karjat is 2,17,363 with tourism, sports, film shooting, plantation and hospitality being the major occupations. Though this traditional hamlet mainly serves as a weekend getaway for domestic travellers, it has also gained prominence as a picnic spot among foreigners. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is currently working on the development of Karjat in terms of infrastructure, amenities and tourist facilities.

A beautiful tourist outpost in the backdrop of Bhor Ghat, Karjat is sought after by trekking enthusiasts. The undulated green plains, hilly terrains and valley slopes form trekking trails, which range from medium to very demanding.

The most prominent trekking trails of the region are those leading to Matheran via Rambagh Point, Peth Fort and Chanderi Fort. Other difficult trekking trails can be seen in the villages of Khandpe, Sandshi and Kondiwade.

With the River Ulhas originating in Karjat, the city is also a major centre for water sports like river rafting. The best time to indulge in white water rafting is from July through September; however, it highly depends on the rainfall.

Karjat is also a preferred spot for other activities like hiking and mountain climbing. Sightseeing and picnicking are other major attractions of this weekend getaway. The most favourable time to visit Karjat is from November to February.

Tourists can travel to Karjat by varied modes of transportation, such as air, rail and road. The nearest airport to Karjat is the Chhatrapati International Airport in Mumbai (90 km). Being easily accessible via several highways, Karjat can also be reached by road.

The city is also has a major rail terminus, which is linked to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai, Khopoli and Panvel via local trains. It is further linked to other cities in and around the state by public and private buses.

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Karjat Traveller Reviews

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Himanshu Mahajan

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  • Himanshu Mahajan
  • Lives in Kalyan
  • 2 Reviews
  •  27 helpful votes
  •  10107 readers

"Good destination spot"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Dec 8, 2014
Karjat is a awesome place you have to visit at least one time in your life!!! Karjat is a preferred spot for weekend holidays, picnics, river rafting, trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing. It is a favored destination during rainy season. Many farm houses and residential colonies are situated here with all civil amenities and a municipal corporation. People from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Pune have second or weekend homes here and regularly celebrate festivals, new year parties, or weekend bash here. It is also popular for pleasure visits during the monsoon season.
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  • 11 votes

Ratnesh Sharma

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  • Ratnesh Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 12 Reviews
  •  79 helpful votes
  •  14819 readers

"Gateway to Treks"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2014
Karjat is a small town in the Western Ghats which is a gateway to large number of treks in and around. Peth Village and Bhimashankar are two such popular destinations. The station is dirty and as good and bad as any Indian station.
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Shubham Kapse

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  • Shubham Kapse
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  •  8 helpful votes
  •  8035 readers

"karjat awesome place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Aug 20, 2014
Karjat awesome place you have to visit at least one time in your life!!!
Karjat is a preferred spot for weekend holidays, picnics, river rafting, trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing. It is a favored destination during rainy season.

Many farm houses and residential colonies are situated here with all civil amenities and a municipal corporation. People from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Pune have second or weekend homes here and regularly celebrate festivals, new year parties, or weekend bash here. It is also popular for pleasure visits during the monsoon season.
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Shashwat Shukla

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  • Shashwat Shukla
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
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"Really good place but only for Monsoons"

  • Posted Apr 16, 2013
Its a great place to be in for hiking, etc but only during monsoons. rest of the year it is pretty dry and not as great a tourist spot

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Hariharan's farm house and the river by its side!

Activities & things to do: HIKING lots of hiking

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best place for monsoon hikes!
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Ranjana  Sharma

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  • Ranjana Sharma
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  • Lives in Noida
  • 7 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  21091 readers

"Stree buster"

  • Posted Mar 30, 2011
Nice place to go to if you want to escape the madness of the city.All modern amenities are found here.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nothing much with regards to sightseeing.

Activities & things to do: Activities depend on the resort you are staying at.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best way to go here is by car from Mumbai.
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  • 10 votes

Abhishek Singhal

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  • Abhishek Singhal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  11202 readers

"Peaceful weekend away from city bustle"

  • Posted Mar 26, 2011
Located in a peaceful corner in Maharashtra, its a nice getaway with all the modern amenities that you might need for a weekend. Got loads of activities to do if you're interested and loads of lazing time & places if thats your idea of a restful weekend.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nothing much to do in sightseeing except a small Jain temple in Karjat city.

Activities & things to do: The resort has many outdoor activities from rock climbing, commando training, flying fox, kayaking, swimming to indoor activities like carrom, chess, gym, spa etc

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Drive is very comfortable if you are upto it !!
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  • Basant Giri
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  •  12 helpful votes
  •  13568 readers

"An Eco Friendly Resort"

  • Posted Nov 17, 2010
This destination is near Neral (I could not find Neral from the list, hence Karjat was selected as it is very close to this place). Our group consisted of 12 people in all ages right from 10 to 70 years. All of us thoroughly enjoyed this picturesque place, raw, not very modern, in sync with nature. Its called Saguna Baug.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is one pond house and multiple cottages and dormitories. Food is only Maharashtrian. There are various activities like visit to farm, if lucky, even do farming, go to the nearby Ulhas river for relaxation. There is even an Buffalo ride in the river organized if needed.

Activities & things to do: Among other activities are :
Fishing, Farming, Milking, visit to the Gobar gas plant, swim in the river, taking long walks etc. There is an EMU farm nearby. Also, trekking to Matheran is not very far off.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Reaching there is a bit of a problem as the sign boards are not well placed at strategic points. Hence you may need to ask for directions. Even though we went by car, would suggest take a train till Neral and opt for a rickshaw. Even though we did not have much of a mosquito problem, it is better to take mosquito repellants etc.
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