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Written by Subramanya on November 4, 2022 Share on

Places to Visit in Karjat for a Memorable and Exicting Getaway.

Karjat is one of the preferred getaways from people residing in Pune and Mumbai. Set on the banks of river Ulhas, the weather is charming for most parts of the year. Karjat is tailor-made for tourists Since it comprehensively covers most genres in tourism. Places to Visit in Karjat includes some bit of western ghats, ancient temples, mystical caves and majestic waterfalls.

In addition, Karjat is a small hill station that promises you a quiet and peaceful weekend away from the city’s hustle and bustle. The blooming green vegetation of Bhor Ghat, Nature Retreat farmhouses and homestays rejuvenates your fatigued body and tiresome soul. In this article, we will walk you through in the detail the best place to visit in Karjat.

Places to Visit in Karjat

  • Kothaligad Fort
  • Kodana Caves
  • Kondeshwar Temple
  • Bhor Ghat
  • Bahiri Caves
  • ND Studio
  • Blackwaters of Pali Bhutivali Dam

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Kothaligad Fort

Kothaligad fort is one of the best places to visit in Karjat. Fort has a cave, a temple and is quite unique in shape as well. The backside of the port has an amazing view with green valley all around and hills in the backdrop. What makes Kothaligad fort special is that you don’t have to indulge in the steep trek to get the magnificent views.

Kothaligad  Fort
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While you can visit the fort throughout the year, the best time to visit the fort is after the monsoon. Since the weather will be good and there won’t be any visibility issues too. Kothaligad fort is 96 Kilometers from Mumbai and 126 Kilometers from Pune. The drive from both cities is as scenic as the place.

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Kodana Caves

Kodana caves is a mystical rock formation in the small village of Kodana. Underneath this mystical rock formation, intricate wooden designs are craved at the entrance of the cave. People who are interested in mythology and history will be more intrigued by the place. However, the beauty of the place can keep anyone occupied and wonder in awe.

Kodana Caves
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The cave is nestled among the lush green valleys just beneath the waterfall. The waterfall covers the entrance of the caves partially adding an illusionary effect. It will take a moderate trek to reach the entrance of the cave. There are guided trek available as well.

You can visit the caves anytime throughout the year, but visiting during summers might be quite intolerable due to the humidity and scalding heat. Hence winters will be the best time to visit Kodana caves. Kodana cave is one of the best places in Karjat if you are looking for an adventurous weekend. It will roughly take to 2-2.5 hours to reach Kodana caves from Pune and Mumbai.

Kondeshwar Temple

This temple is one of the most beautiful temples of Sanshi. It is well known for its amazing structural design. People from all over the country flock here to visit this magnificent and pristine sanctuary. This ancient Shiva temple is famous for its Hemadpanthi style construction. The main temple is surrounded by multiple smaller shrines. During the Mahashivarathri, the celebrations are spectacular. That day, the celebrations in the temple are an absolute must-watch. On other days, the temple is open from 6 am to 6 pm so visitors can visit the lord at any time of the day.

Bhor Ghat

One would be left mesmerized and spellbound while traversing the roads of Bhor Ghat in Karjat. This lush green Ghat is situated on the Deccan plateau along the Konkan Coast. This is one of the best drives from Karjat. This beautiful ghat is close to Khandala as well. Bhor Ghat, which is right among the tallest peaks of the western ghats delights its visitors with the most picturesque panoramic scenic views and thick green forests from the hilltop. This place was also historically very important as it was connected to Revdanda, Choul, Panvel and many other nearby places. This is definitely one of the places to visit near Karjat.

Peaks in Bhor Ghat
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Bahiri Caves

Bahiri Caves are another amazing getaway in the mighty state of Maharashtra. This place manages to attract pilgrims and adventure seekers equally. These caves are one of the best places to trek around Karjat if you’re looking for an adrenalin rush. The route upwards is extremely challenging. Trek enthusiasts need to be cautious while climbing to these mighty caves.

Bahiri Caves
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The Bahiri caves, the home of Lord Bahiri, Oversee the Ulhas valley from an altitude of 600 meters. Also, from these breath-taking caves, one can witness the mind-blowing crests of Sahyadri, and the twin posts of Shrivardhan, Manranjan and Rajmachi. During the Chaitra Purnima, this place attracts hundreds of devotees to itself. This place, one of the best places to visit near Karjat, is open from 6 am to 7 pm.

ND Studio

ND Studio, another interesting place to visit around Karjat. This studio is well utilized for TV shows, films and commercials. Some of the most famous films of this place are Slumdog Millionaire, Jodhaa Akbar and Devdas. This massive studio contains within itself spacious Havelis, open spaces, strongholds and two colossal floors measuring up to 240/100ft which are used for indoor shootings. This place is one of the best places to visit from Mumbai as it is just an hour of a drive away making it one of the most interesting and famous spots to visit.

Blackwaters of Pali Bhutivali Dam

If you’re wondering how you want to kill time during a weekend, this spot would be absolutely ideal. A visit to this place would help you relax and bring some long-lost excitement into a mundane routine. This damn, situated near a small town called Diksal, has been under construction for almost 25 years. This dam is also pretty close to two places, Bhivpuri and the Matheran hill station. The noteworthiness of this place comes the scenic views it has to offer. The bright, dense, lush green forests surrounded by mountains with flowing waters are absolutely mesmerizing. This place is definitely one of the best places to visit from Kajrat if you’re looking for a delightful weekend getaway.

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