Jawhar - tribal hill (station?) in Thane dist

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Florien Jones
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"Jawhar - tribal hill (station?) in Thane dist"

  • Posted Feb 17, 2007
Different. Best during or just after the monsoons. This is strictly for nature lovers without fancy expectations. The State Govt could do a lot to enhance Jawhars potential as a tourist destination.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Kavdas lake 6km after Charoti on the way to Jawhar, ringed by mountains. Further down is the bigger Dhamani dam. Stop anywhere, cut through the forests and enjoy the peace, wildflowers, butterflies and birds. Just before Jawhar is a deep rift valley on the right side. A gentle valley is on the left side. These are better Sunrise and Sunset points than the garbage strewn Sunset point in the city. The Raja's palace cashew orchards are worth walking through. The old wooden ruined palace is also worth seeing. A small lake just 4km outside Jawhar on the Silvassa Rd is nice to walk around. Go further 20km to Dhabosa falls - truly spectacular reminds one of Blue Lagoon. Bad roads.

Activities & things to do: Rambling through the valleys and plateaus outside Jawhar is rewarding for butterfly and wildflower lovers. The town is strewn with garbage so its much better to go outside the town limits. The whole area could be re-forested and cleaned up. Climate - pleasant due to elevation 600m.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Mumbai by road go via NH8 to Charoti phata - right turn about 40km till Jawhar. Or NH3 to Bhiwandi phata, left to just after Wada (Malhar vill.) and left again about 19km through to Jawhar. Simple meals available at restaurants near busstand. Hotel Pushpanjali or Govt. Guest House are the only quiet, decent hotel but no meals.
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Anupam Saurabh
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"Explore beaches, forts and Western ghats with this map of Konkan"

  • Posted May 30, 2006
I had picked this hand drawn map at Srivardhan a few years ago. It has helped me explore the coastline with all road details and distances marked. This is not to scale but is more useful than other maps.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No shopping here, just sightseeing at each of the locations.

Activities & things to do: Enjoy the sea forts, hill forts, beaches, cool breeze and sun.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Use the Mumbai-Goa highway for most of the jouney and then take the shortest route to coastal destination. If you have your own vehicle, try the coastal roads for splendid views.The finest beaches are at - Kashid and Ganpatipule. Just enjoy the white sand and waves. Other beaches may have black sand and rocks so be careful.
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Mandar Mulye
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"Fort Raigad"

  • Posted May 29, 2006
Fort Raigard is an excellent place to understand the history of Hindu Kingdom. The fort still has number of places and makrs, which talks the glorious history of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are ample sight-seeing points and places. Tour guides are also available to provide complete and true information. These guides are well trained on info front. Palaces, View Points, Shivaji Maharaj Statues, Ponds and many other points are there to explore.
You can buy certain books on history, photos and few other things.

Activities & things to do: Activities such as trekking, rock climbing, photography, bird watching, archological studies etc can be done.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Raigad is around 28 KMs from Mahad. Mahad is located on Mumbai- Goa highway at around 150 KMs from Mumbai. One can reach Mahad by road or rail.
Mahad to Raigad is a good tar road.

Ropeway is available to climb the fort.
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Anupam Saurabh
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"Bhandardara - a lesser known hill station of Maharashtra"

  • Posted May 29, 2006
We went in May on a full moon weekend. Summer presented a different view of Arthur lake and mountains. MTDC resort is bang on the lake and is the ideal resort if you want to unwind and love peace. It would be wonderful after rains and we will go again.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You can buy only vegetables. Must see the sunset from Konkan Kada area over the cliffs of Sahyadris. For trekkers the trek to Ratangad or Kalsubai is very easy. Kalsubai is the highest peak of Maharashtra at 1646m.

Activities & things to do: We got a bonus of local tribal dance by villagers in the evening at the lawns of MTDC resort. You would love to trek around and laze in a lake facing room.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bhandardara is 185km from Mumbai, 45 km from Igatpuri, and 200km from Pune by road via Sangamner off Nasik road. Dont take the road to Amruteshwar temple as it is very bad for couple of kms. Take the boat or bus from Bhandardara.
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