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Karjat

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Best Time: Jun-Sep Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

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Karjat Tourism

Karjat, a quaint little village is the last station of Thane district in Maharashtra. The river Ulhas finds its origin in Karjat and trekking and historical spots make it a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

It is 90kms from Mumbai and has gained importance because it connects Pune and Lonavala station to Mumbai.

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The Adventure Call

A small village located in the state of Maharashtra, Karjat is the answer to your all needs adventure. It is a paradise for people looking to do something exciting over the weekend and seeking a refreshing getaway. With three beautiful trekking trails, namely Chanderi Fort Trek, Matheran Trek and Peth Fort Trek, and the option to experience adventure sports like Water Rappelling in Bhivpuri and Diksal, will make sure to make this experience for you and your friends a once in a lifetime thing. If you get the chance to visit this place during the monsoon, the weather will make you trip worth it.

Restaurants and Local Food in Karjat

The local cuisine here is dominated by Maharashtrian food with a blend of South and North Indian cuisines. From idli-dosa to paranthas and tandoori, you can find them all here.
Vada Pav is a specialty of this region and is a must have.

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One Day Itinerary

A visit to Karjat for sightseeing is possible to complete in a day. If you're coming from Mumbai take the first train out at 5:40 AM  which starts from CST station and reaches Karjat at 8:00 AM. Take the local 8-seater rickshaws (Tum-Tum) to Peth Village and explore the fort till lunchtime. You can have lunch at the local hotels around the fort or carry your food.

Post lunch, take the Tum-Tum to Kondana Village and alight near the caves, you can explore the caves till evening and leave by 5:00 PM before it gets dark. Catch a return train from Karjat station around 6:00 PM, and you'll reach Mumbai by 9:00 PM. In case you're going for trekking, choose Kondana fort and spend the day there. You can stay for the night in the hotels or camp out and visit the Peth Fort, next day in the morning.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

A perfect weekend getaway from the cities in Maharashtra. Lush green during the monsoons.

What's Not So Great?

Connectivity can be a problem as it is not directly connected.

For Whom?

A must visit place for all the adventure enthusiasts seeking to experience the thrill in a place not much crowded. People interested in history can also visit this site as it will fulfil their requirement too.

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How To Reach Karjat

Mumbai is the nearest metro city to Karjat, and hence, most of the routes to reach the place operates with Mumbai as a functional part. Mumbai serves the passengers meaning to come to Karjat, using all three, i.e. Air, Water and railways. Karjat railway station is well connected to other important places in the country through Mumbai and Pune railway stations.

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Sumit Gokhale 1 year ago
Best place to visit in monsoon.. Prefer one day hiking.. Carry own food and water. Its medium level trail for hiking. Carry only hiking or trekking shoes.
Aashimi Bhatia 1 year ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- In case of planning to stay back, make sure you enquire about the availability of hotel rooms beforehand.
- While trekking, be alert and check the surroundings. Sometimes, men indulge in drinking near the trekking spots and throw the bottles around. Wear good shoes.
- Women and girls especially be alert and do not go alone as these men may harass when drunk.
- At the Kondana Caves, drinking and smoking is strictly prohibited.
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