Karjat Tourism
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Karjat Tourism

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  • 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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Sriram Sankaran

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  • Lives in Tirunelveli
  • 8 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  11825 readers

"The entire area is covered with mountain and greenery"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
People can look forward to nature sight seeing, a stroll over river and bird watching. The entire area is covered with mountain and greenery. One can take an auto rickshaw from Karjat station to reach river boat resort. All facilities are available inside the resort.
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Milind V

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  • Milind V
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"I Love Karjat"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Karjat is where my father lives (I stay at Bangalore). So it's always a joy to visit any time of the year. Am here in March and it's sweltering hot. One cannot really do much between 12 noon and 5 pm. Night are not bad as the heat tapers off a bit. I catch up on reading, movies and writing (like this one! ), which I seldom get to do while at Bangalore. So I don't really waste time!

Quintessential first. On reaching Karjat, I first had a 'vada pav', this is the 'original thing' and not like the hundreds masquerading as one. The 'lasan ki chutney' and fried green chillies that accompany are delightful too!

Over the year's, Karjat has become a getaway for the Mumbai and Pune rich businessmen to build and live in their own 'farmhouse'. The Karjat skyline is also going the Panvel way - one with 'apartment culture' now invading its boundaries.

Home food and visiting friends in the local village (Posari) is the highlight of this trip for me. A new attraction at my village - Pasari at Karjat is a Shiva Temple built in the middle of a man-made water tank. It's well lit up at night.

Best Times to Visit: Monsoon & Winter.

Geographically, Karjat falls in the Matheran Valley and is a to-die-for visit place in the monsoons when it's lush and green all over with every little hill sporting its own waterfall!

Winters too are bliss and just perfectly cold to set up a barbeque! On this trip, I came in by bus from Bangalore (drop off at Khalapur Toll Station). Karjat is easily reachable by road from Pune and Mumbai. A 3 hour journey (max) from either city. Nothing beats coming back Home!
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Sunil Pinto

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  • Sunil Pinto
  • Lives in Thane
  • 10 Reviews
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"Rainy destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Awesome place to visit during the rains. Thick greenery, enticing landscape, sparkling waterfalls (as many as you want). Pleasant weather, surely a must destination for the Mumbaikars ( of course others too) to visit Karjat( less crowded than Lonavala / Khandala). You have good resorts here to stay. Also a visit to Imagica ( adventure park) in some other season than rains, the winters too is a pleasant season to be at Karjat for overnight stay.
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Archit Solanki

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"Overall it was good trip to Karjat"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
My family first started to think like lets get together all of us so he decided we will keep holi always out so the second trip to holi was Karjat the most beautiful place. Weather was nice and cool we were staying near by the river enjoyed playing holi there so I had a great fun at Karjat over there.
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Himanshu Mahajan

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  • Himanshu Mahajan
  • Lives in Kalyan
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"Good destination spot"

  • 5.0/7
  • 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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Ratnesh Sharma

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  • Ratnesh Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 12 Reviews
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"Gateway to Treks"

  • 6.0/7
  • 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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"karjat awesome place"

  • 5.0/7
  • 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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"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
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"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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Abhishek Singhal

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  • Abhishek Singhal
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"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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