"River In The Middle Of Nature"

A City in Maharashtra, India

Interest Measure for Karjat

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Karjat from sea level:  171 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  18.9113387°N, 73.3260001°E
Ecosystem:  River , Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Karjat

Food Availability:  Indian, Marathi 
Regional Language:  Marathi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Karjat?

Karjat, Famous as one of the most beautiful, attractive and closest getaways from Mumbai, Located in the close proximate to Ulhas River, Karjat is well known for its scenic natural panoramas, huge mountains, ancient caves, temples and forts. It is a serene and clean place that makes it a popular destinations for travelers. The cool climate and scenic splendor make Karjat a place where people can relish their outings with great satisfaction and enjoyment.

Karjat is also known for various adventurous sporting activities like waterfall climbing, rappelling, trekking and river rafting. People from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Pune almost regularly celebrate festivals, new year parties, or weekend bash here.
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  • SpecialThe most famous festival in Karjat is Dahi Handi or Krishna Janmashtami. This festival is celebrated with splendor in the month of august or September.

8 Places to visit and Things to do in Karjat

White Water Rafting in Ulhas River at Karjat

White Water Rafting in Ulhas River

#Water Sports
River Ulhas has one of the best down-stream stretches for white water rafting in the state of Maharashtra. Ulhas offers an 8 KM rafting trail, interspersed with many sudden slides and high-speed rapids, that takes around 3 hours of extensive paddling. It requires precise manoeuvring to wade your way through the grade 2 and 3 rapids, especially when the level of water is higher. Depending upon your interest and endurance level, you can either opt for shorter rafting sections or go for the longer route.
Expenses - ₹1500
Time needed - 3 hours
Waterfall Rappelling in Bhivpuri at Karjat

Waterfall Rappelling in Bhivpuri

#Water Sports
Waterfall rappelling is also conducted during the monsoon and this adventure activity attracts a lot of adventure junkies from Mumbai. Another very important thing to keep in mind is to avoid venturing too deep into the hole created by the waterfall as there have been cases of people drowning, here. Overall it will be altogether a new and dangerous activity to do.
Expenses - ₹800
Time needed - 3 hours
Trek To Dhak Bahiri Caves, Karjat at Karjat

Trek To Dhak Bahiri Caves, Karjat

You can say it is the most dangerous trek in Sahyadris. The trek is divided into 3 levels. The first level of the trek is an easy trek of around 2-2.5 hours, that's the point from where the trek starts to get steep and risky to approach the Dhak Bahiri caves. Crossing the rocks and climbing up to reach the caves in not an easy task. There is a clean fall and the inclination is around 70 – 80 degrees throughout. So a slip here and there while negotiating the rock patch and you are no more. After the horizontal trek, next up was a vertical climb and then a rope climb to top it all. The next 2 levels more risky. No wonder, many people gave up after 1st level. The climb will get riskier. However, once you reached the top, the feeling would indescribable. Don’t attempt this trek if you are not confident of yourself. Best time to do trekking is at the end of monsoon season, when it doesn’t rain much, the rocks are not slippery but the weather is still pleasant.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 42 hours
Trek To Kothaligad Fort at Karjat

Trek To Kothaligad Fort

Kothaligad Trekking point near Mumbai is an ideal one day trek in monsoon. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat, because of its small height and easy climbing. Peth is visited by many trekkers for night trek in summer; accommodation facility in the cave on the fort is the best place to spend a night. If you are looking for places to trek near Mumbai Peth Fort is a good option.
Expenses - ₹500
Time needed - 6 hours
Bhivpuri Waterfall at Karjat

Bhivpuri Waterfall

Bhivpuri waterfall is an ideal place to visit during the monsoon for all those who desire to spend a day with nature and do not wish to travel too far from Mumbai. The waterfall is around 20 feet high and is active only during the monsoon from June to mid-September. July and August are the best months to visit the waterfall, since the water drops down with all its might. Bhivpuri waterfall is generally bustling with people over the weekends with people of all ages coming to spend a day, chilling in the water.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Kondane Caves at Karjat

Kondane Caves

#Archaeological Site
Kondane Caves are located in small village, Kondana. This cave group has 16 Buddhist caves. The Kondane caves are the smallest but interesting caves excavated in the western face of a high hill, with the bordering Raj-marchi fort over the peak. The chaitya griha enthralls the visitors by its magnificent facades. Like the chaitya griha at Bhaja, it had a wooden screen below the chaitya arch, but here, the foremost pillars in some places are the wooden ones similar to those at Bhaja. Immediately to the left of the chaitya griha at a higher level, is a spacious monastery, extraordinary of its kind. Beside the magnificent monastery, there are five more ordinary viharas all like the two main caves, belonging to a period when the image of Lord Buddha was not evolved or represented in human form.
Expenses - ₹5
Time needed - 2 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016