Places To Visit In Karjat

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1. Kondana Caves

Kondana Caves
Must Visit 4.1 /5

7 km
from city center
1 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

Kondana Caves, situated in Karjat, show the ancient Buddhist lifestyle, depicted in sculptures, vihara, cahitya and stupas. Due to earthquake in early 1900 some of the sculptures are damaged and some areas of the caves are thus restricted.

2. Peth Fort

Peth Fort
Must Visit 3.5 /5

55 km
from city center
2 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

Kothaligad is a small fort to the east of Karjat on the Karjat-Murbad road. It is called Peth fort because of its vicinity to the Peth Village.

3. Trekking in Karjat

Trekking in Karjat
Must Visit 3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
3 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

Peth Fort is situated to the east of Karjat. It is famous in Karjat for treks because it's small in height and easy climb. There is also a cave and a small temple at the base of the fort.

4. Kothligad Trek

Kothligad Trek
3.5 /5

21 km
from city center
4 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

Kothligad (or Peth) is a hill fort in Maharashtra. It is located at a modest elevation of 1500 feet in the Raigad district of the state. The pinnacle of the fort is shaped in the form of a vertical funnel, lending it a peculiar look. There are caves carved out of huge rocks at the top of the fort, alongside a pond perfectly square in shape. There are cisterns of water within the fort. An array of cannon balls can be found scattered inside the fortified walls. The veryical tunnel has large cool rooms and spacious caves, along with the staircases which lead to the top. The top of the fort presents a very picteresque view of the forests of Bh'ma Shankar to the North and the pinnacle of Dhak-Bahiri towards the South-West.

5. Shopping in Karjat

Shopping in Karjat
3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

You can buy pots and handicraft products made by people from the villages in Karjat.

6. Bhivgad Trek

Bhivgad Trek
3.5 /5

644 km
from city center
6 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

Bhivgad (or Bhimgad) is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Located in the district of Raigad, this fort offers a nice trek in close companionship to the fort of Dhakbahiri. There are two caves and a few water cisterns at the top. During monsoon, this fort offers offers the scenic view of a seasonal waterfall. There are some fortifications still left, and the remnants of some old structures near the top. There is a stone idol of some unknown deity near the caves. The top of the citadel offers a panoramic view of the trek route to Dhakbahiri.

7. Bhivpuri Waterfalls

Bhivpuri Waterfalls

4 km
from city center
7 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

Situated around 90 kms from Mumbai in Karjat, Bhivpuri Waterfalls is a mesmerising cascade of water from a cliff. Nestled amidst beauteous surroundings and lush greenery, the waterfalls is a popular place of tourism in the region.

8. Zenith Waterfalls

Zenith Waterfalls

14 km
from city center
8 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

Situated in Khopoli near Karjat, Zenith Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfall sites in Maharashtra. The waterfalls can be reached through a short trek between ridges and troughs an narrow pathways.

9. Bekare Falls

Bekare Falls

7 km
from city center
9 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

Bekare Waterfalls is situated in Karjat, a few kms away from Pune. Boasting of picturesque beauty and surreal environment, Bekare Waterfalls is also very popular for water sports especially rappelling.

10. Khopoli


14 km
from city center
10 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

Situated between midway between Mumbai and Pune, Khopoli is a hidden gem in the state of Maharashtra which is mainly known for its Imagica Water Park. Nestled at the base of the verdant green Sahyadris, the small town is home to dense woods, amazing theme parks, blooming gardens, mesmerising waterfalls and ancient temples, which also makes it one of the most popular weekend getaways from the adjoining cities. Although, lately it has been converted into an industrial city but it has somehow managed to retain its original charm, beauty and tranquility. It is mostly flocked by tourists looking for solitude and quality time amidst bounteous nature and natural beauty.

11. Kothaligad


21 km
from city center
11 out of 11
Places To Visit in Karjat

The area around Mumbai and Pune and is flooded with majestic hill forts boasting of sweeping panoramic vistas and picturesque ruins of the former structures. One of these equally magnificent hill forts is Kothaligad, situated at 3000 ft. above sea level and located east to the town of Karjat in Maharashtra. Although relatively small in size, the fort offers one of the famous trekking trails in the area. Also known as ‘Fort of Peth’ because of its vicinity to the village of Peth, Kothaligad has a lot to offer to the tourists. From bounteous nature to marvellous surroundings and enchanting views of the valley, you will definitely be left awestruck at the overall splendour of the place.

FAQs on Karjat

What are the top sightseeing places in Karjat?

The top sightseeing places in Karjat are Kondana Caves, Peth Fort, Trekking in Karjat, Kothligad Trek, Shopping in Karjat, Bhivgad Trek.

How can I commute within Karjat?

Travelling from Mumbai or anywhere in Maharashtra, you can avail all public transport facilities. There are regular local buses that go to Igatpuri connecting Mumbai - Igatpuri - Nashik. You can hire a private vehicle or a cab for an entire day. Local 8-seater rickshaws called "Tum-Tum" are available to commute within the village.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Karjat?

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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