Karjat – A beautiful hill station near Mumbai
Karjat is located near the basin of the River Ulhas in the state of Maharashtra. A popular destination to spend the weekend, the city has been developing rapidly and has the largest chain of Farmhouses as well. The cleanliness and serenity makes it a popular tourist spot. It is not just about the beauty though, there are many other things to do in Karjat. Here is everything you need to know when planning a weekend in Karjat.
How to Reach ?
Karjat is just 70 km away from Mumbai. So it will take you approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to reach.
By Road: You can take a bus or go on a road trip with Family and Friends. There are a lot of Public Services buses that you can get on this route. If you are going by road you can take the Mumbai-Pune Highway that is the shortest route to the city.
By Train: Karjat is connected to both Mumbai and Pune via train. Mumbai being the financial capital of India is connected to all major cities. Pune is an education Hub in Maharashtra.
By Flight: The nearest airport is in Mumbai, which is 70kms away. Once you are in Mumbai, you can always take a bus or train to reach Karjat.
Places to Explore
When in Karjat, you must visit the Ulhas Valley, Bhor Ghat, Kondana Caves and Peth fort.
Ulhas Valley: Ulhas Valley offers breath taking sights during monsoon. It is a famous Trek route near both Karjat and Khandala. Also known as the Canyon Valley, there are large streams of river Ulhas flowing. The monsoon makes the view even more relishing.
Bhor Ghat: A mountain passage, Bhor Ghat is located between Palasdari and Khandala. A railway line has also been created along the passage.
Kondana Caves: Kondana Caves is famous for their Buddhist style. They have been built in an exquisite architectural style and provide you with a view of the Buddhist lifestyle. You are surely going to be left in awe when you look at the constructions on wooden patterns.
The Peth Fort: Kothaligad or Peth Fort is another famous area for trekking. The fort is conical in shape and offers an amazing view of the Matheran Range. The locals believe that it is not a fort. It is a lighthouse.
Matheran: Merely 10kms away from Karjat, Matheran is a hill station. So if you do have time, don’t miss it. Also you would get to travel by the famous Toy Trains.
What are the things you can do in Karjat ?
Karjat is given a lot of preference when it comes to picnics, river rafting, trekking, hiking and mountain climbing. The three famous trekking trails lead to Matheran through Rambagh point, Peth Fort and Chanderi Fort. Karjat is also famous for white water river rafting on the Ulhas River. The best time to go is during the monsoons.
Where to stay in Karjat ?
There are lots of pocket-friendly hotels in Karjat. You could stay in farmhouses and villas as well. If you want to live lavishly for the day then head to the Radisson Blu Resort and Spa. Pamper yourself at the spa and sauna or relax in your private abode.