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Jawhar Tourism

A small hill station located in the Thane District of Maharashtra, Jawhar is a place with abundant nature's beauty and several man made marvels. Preserving numerous picturesque views, this hill town is loaded with tourist attractions and exotic beauty of flora and dense cover of forest.

The rocky mountain in the backdrop with gushing waterfalls and lush green wood is absolutely captivating. Apart from being blessed by Mother Nature, Jawhar also showcases the intriguing culture of tribes and is glinting with the magnificent past. The man-made grandeurs in form of Jai Vilas Palace and Shirpamal are reflection of the brilliant craftsmanship displaying architectural relics. Although the town has witnessed much development in the recent time but still has managed to retain its ethnicity and rustic charm. A perfect destination for romantic couples and vacation makers, this town with aesthetic setting of nature is such that it will lure you back again and again.

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The Warli Paintings

Warli paintings is a form of art which mostly belongs to Adivasis. It originated in Maharashtra and is very famous in Jawhar. In these paintings, only white colour is used which is mixed with rice paste and water. Then, on a red background, some intricate designs are drawn symbolising something. The basic structure remains same which is a circle, square or a triangle. Sometimes, they also depict humans engaging in activities like hunting, dancing or harvesting. Instead of a paint brush, a bamboo stick is used.

Earlier, these paintings were done only on walls at the time of special occasions to celebrate. However, when it became famous, people started drawing them on canvas to sell and earn. You will find this style very unique from common paintings. Though these paintings are very simple with mere outlines and figures yet they are stylish and are still in trend. In Jawhar various exhibitions are organised where Warli paintings are sold and attract tourists from all over the world.

Restaurants and Local Food in Jawhar

The hill town of Jawhar do not offers many options when it comes to eating joints and restaurants. However, one can relish the delicious local delicacies of the area and tribal community served.
Another out-house eating option is community kitchens in Kelichapada. Other than that, tourist can also enjoy food at restaurants attached to the other resorts and hotels.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1- Reach Jawhar by morning and check into your hotel. After relaxing for a while, you can start your day by visiting Jai Vilas Palace. Spend around two hours exploring it and then head out to Hanuman Point which is close to Jai Vilas Palace. Enjoy the spectacular view from there. After this, have lunch and head out to Shirpamal.
Day 2- Start your day by visiting a historic place, Bhopatgad Fort. After this, you can visit Dabdaba Falls. The gushing waterfalls combined with captivating nature will sweep you off your feet. Then, in the evening, make sure to get a scintillating view from the Sunset Point. Do not return without purchasing some amazing handicrafts and famous Warli paintings.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Pleasant weather almost throughout the year. Less crowded. Calm and tranquil environment. Stupendous nature all around.

What's Not So Great?

You might face transport problems. Incessant rainfall in monsoons.

For Whom?

Perfect place for nature fanatics. Great place for those who love hilly regions. Couples can find Jawhar romantic.

How To Reach Jawhar

Jawhar does not have its own airport. The closest airport from the place is Nasik airport which is located at a distance of around 80 km. It is well-built and connected to many major cities in India. The nearest railway station is Igatpuri station, around 60 km away from Jawhar. Regular and direct trains operate and connect Jawhar to nearby cities. However, self-driving or taking a taxi is most convenient as it is comfortable, economical and hassle free. Public transport is infrequent here.

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Kumar Kislay 1 year ago
- Make sure you carry a camera to capture the essence of natures bounty oozing out of the city.
- Avoid travelling the city during summers owing to hot and dry weather and heat and monsoon due to heavy rainfall.
- Carry a your swim wear and beach equipments and take proper precaution while indulging an sport activities.
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