Karjat Tourism

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1Batata Vadas & Vada Pav At Karjat Station
Batata Vadas & Vada Pav At Karjat Station

Batata Vadas are a must have in a station called Karjat about midway between Bombay and Pune. Karjat Batata vadas are really famous. The enticing smells of the vada wafting in from the vendor’s stalls will surely drool you. HolidayIQ Traveller Tariq Mh shares, “Vada-pav is best at karjat the midway technical stop between bombay and Poona. All puneites daily die for their breakfast and evening snack.”

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2Hiking in the forests and mountains around Karjat
Hiking in the forests and mountains around Karjat

Karjat is characterised by Rain-fed forests, mountains, forts and ancient rock-cut cave temples make it very popular among trekkers. Its geography and scenic splendor make it convenient for adventure sports like trekking, waterfall climbing, rappelling and river rafting in river Ulhas.

Himanshu: Karjat  is a popular spot for weekend holidays, river rafting, trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing. 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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Reviews (17)

Milind V

Milind V5.0/5

4 reviews

I Love Karjat

Karjat is where my father lives (I stay at Bangalore). So its always a joy to visit any time of the year. Am here in March and its 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 ka 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. Its 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 its 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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Sriram Sankaran

Sriram Sankaran3.6/5

8 reviews

The entire area is covered with mountain and greenery

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.

Recommended Duration in Karjat

Number of days to spend in Karjat as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

33.3%

2 days

33.3%

3 days

33.3%

Karjat Overview

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.

Photos of Karjat

Bhivpuri Waterfall, Karjat

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Apurva Dalal

Green surrounding
Bhivpuri Waterfall, Karjat

Photo by

Apurva Dalal

Wonderful view and nice falls

There is so much to see in Karjat.

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