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Karjat Weekend Holiday
Karjat Weekend Holiday : Overview
Karjat is one of the most famous weekend holiday destinations near to 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. This beautiful and small city is nearly 68 KM away from Mumbai and is popularly known for people who love trekking
Top Highlight of the tour
Trekking around greenery
Kondana Caves offer a preview of the ancient lifestyle of Buddhist monks
Peth Fort also referred to as Kotligad offers lot of attraction to the small village Peth
May-01 To Aug-30
Sep-05 To Feb-02
2N 3D 3 Star hotel
Ch- Hotel Grand Visava, Karjat
2N 3D 4 Star hotel
Ch- Modis Resort, Karjat
Karjat Weekend Holiday: Hotel
3 - Star Hotels
Karjat - Hotel Grand Visava - TA Rank - 3.- Certificate of Excellence
5 - Star Hotels
Karjat - Modis Resort - TA Rank - 4 - Certificate of Excellence
Daily Breakfast & Dinner
2 Nights Accomodation in well furnished rooms
Private Taxi (Indigo/ Dzire) from Mumbai
Pickup and Drop from Mumbai
All Toll taxes, Parking, Driver night hault
Lunch not include in this package.
Any expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, beverages, gratuities etc..
Entrance Fees and Camera fees at monuments and other places of interest.
Start the tour from Mumbai Airport / Railway station and drive to Karjat. It is around 68 km and take 2 hours to arrive. After arrival visit some local sightseeing of Karjat Ulhas River, Kothaligad, Peth Fort . In Between your visit have lunch at Rahi Garden. After that proceed to Karjat and check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
Karjat Ulhas River: The river rises at the foothills of Sahyadris in the Western Ghats and enters Thane, and then moves towards Kalyan. During the course of flow, it meets the Barvi River, where Barvi Dam is situated. This meeting point is one of the tourist spots, and the villagers do fishing at this particular spot.Karjat is actually situated on the banks of Ulhas River which is the perfect place for people to enjoy various water sport activities. The Ulhas River actually tempts tourists to experience the thrill of river rafting, which could be the most exciting and adventurous feeling
Peth Fort (Kotaligad): It is located in the Peth village on a cone-shaped hill. One can enjoy the picturesque of Western Ghats, Bhimashankar and Wandre Khind Pass from this fort. There is a small cave near the fort with an enshrined idol of Lord Bhairoba. According to historical point of view, Peth fort is believed to be constructed by the great Marathas to escort their kingdom from foes. The small rooms in the fort were used by Marathas to store their arms and ammunitions. In the vicinity of this fort, one can take the glimpse of Nethersole Dam and Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 01: Food
Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Rahi Garden
Dinner: Served at Hotel
After breakfast visit for some beautiful, Sightseeing like Bhor Ghat , Ulhas Valley after that you may have lunch in Rahi Garden then visit Bhivpuri Waterfall, Kondana Caves in the evening come back to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner
Bhor Ghat :Bhor Ghat has got a historical significance, because it was the ancient route that connects ports at Choul, Revdanda and Panvel on the Konkan coast with surrounding areas on the Deccan plateau.
Ulhas Valley: The exciting view of this valley is seen during monsoon with forceful water falls through the thick, bushy greenery of the valley. Trekking and hiking are the two major activities that can be relished in Ulhas Valley. This valley is surrounded by number of tunnels in which the train passes through the valley; this really can be an awesome view.
Bhivpuri Waterfall: There are numerous waterfalls with pleasant atmosphere in the vicinity of this small town that attract visitors and tourists, thus making a perfect place for a picnic spot.
Kondana Caves: It is thought to be the ancient Buddhist caves that date back to the 2nd century BC, according to archaeologists. In these caves, there are several stupas, viharas, chaityas and sculptures with stone carvings on pillars. However, the stupas and flooring were damaged due to an earthquake in 1900s. Since it is one of the well-maintained caves, liquor consumption and smoking are not at all allowed inside the caves and in the vicinity
Day 02: Food
Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Rahi Garden
Dinner: Served at Hotel
After breakfast proceed to Mumbai. It is around 68 km and take 2 Hours. Our representative will drop you at Mumbai Airport/Railway Station.
Day 03: Food
Breakfast: Served At Hotel
Other Major Attraction
Kondana Caves: Located in Karjat, Kondana Caves offers glimpse of the ancient lifestyle of Buddhist disciples. These ancient rock-cut caves enclose sculptures, Vihara, chaitya and stupas. In early 1900’s, many stupas, front entrance and floor of the caves were damaged due to a natural disaster. These ancient caves attract a large number of tourists and devotees throughout the year. Some restrictions were imposed on these ancient caves such as non-smoking and prohibition on the consumption of liquor and aromatic food.
Peth Fort: Popularly known as Kotligad, Peth Fort is a major attraction of the small village Karjat, close to Karjat in its North-East direction. It is a conically shaped hill whose pinnacle houses a fort which is positioned perfectly on the backdrop of Western Ghats and Matheran ranges. The two main attractions nearby Peth are Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary and Nethersole Dam.
River Rafting: Located on the banks of the Ulhas River, Karjat offers many water sport activities and white water rafting is the most amongst them. The calm and cool waters of the River Ulhas lure tourists to enjoy a great river rafting experience. Perfectly fused with nature, Karjat’s River Rafting is really an adventurous experience.
Trekking: A renowned area for trekking, Karjat is quite famous for its undulating hill terrains and slopes. The trekking tracks in Karjat offers a great challenge to all enthusiastic travelers. The major trekking tracks from Karjat lead to Peth, Matheran and Chanderi Fort. Sandshi, Khandpe and Kondiwade are some popular villages in Karjat which offers good trekking facilities to trekking enthusiasts.
Some of the attractions in Karjat include
Ulhas Valley: It lies between Rajmachi and the Karjat- Khandala route. One of the prime attractions in Karjat, it offers breathtaking sights during the monsoons, when the water flows amidst the thick greenery of the valley. It is well known for its adventurous activities such as Hiking, trekking and river rafting. River Rafting is possible on the upper sections of the Ulhas River. Note: Take care during the monsoons as the river is very fierce. There are a number of tunnels in the Ulhas valley, which helps the trains to pass through the valley.
Jain Temple: The Jain temple is situated on the Mahavir Peth road leading to Karjat station, close to the rickshaw stand. It is a small, but beautifully, made Jain temple which caters for the small Jain community present in the area. It is the only Jain Mandir in Karjat. Constructed out of white marble, it is dedicated to Lord Neminath, the 22nd Jain Tirthankar whose idol was adorned with flowers and jewelery, a custom followed by Jains. The entrance is brilliantly decorated with carvings of figures symbolise the Jain faith. The stairs leading to the temple are decorated using colourful stones and patterns on white marble. The upper level of the main sanctum is dedicated to Lord Shantinath, the 16th Jain Tirthankar. The pillars are all colorful carvings of various figures and the ceiling is dome shaped which is beautifully designed. The most prominent feature of this temple is the Swastika carved wooden door.
Kondheshwar Temple: It is located in Sandshi. The temple is known for its beautiful architecture which makes it a favourite tourist spot.
Bhor Ghat: Bhor Ghat also known as Bor Ghat, Bhore Ghaut is a mountain passage located between Karjat and Khandala along the railway line. Situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Bhor Ghat is noted for its urroundings comprising scenic waterfalls, lakes and dense woods. It also has a historical significance. It was the ancient trade route developed by the Satavahana to move the goods from the merchant ships from Syria and Egypt to their capital Paithan. The ports of Karanja and Rajapuri were connected to the ghat.
Bahiri Cave: Located near the Ulhas Valley, it is famous for trekking. Situated at an altitude of 600m. this cave is religious for many Hindu devotees. According to legend, the Lord of Bahiri lives inside the cave. Several Hindu devotees visit this cave on the occasion of Chaitra Purnima a fair is held in the area.
Nakhind: Stands at an altitude of 704m high, Nakhind hill offers flawless view of the ghats.
Dog Farm:Situated around 1 km away from Kadav in Chote Takve village is the dog breeding farm. Its been around for 10-15 years and has a wide range of pedigree dogs; Caravan Hounds, German Shepherds, Doberman, a couple of Pugs, Cocker Spaniel and a few more.
How to Reach Karjat
By Train: Karjat Railway Station is a major railhead under the Mumbai railway division. The railway station is linked to all major cities in India via Mumbai railhead. Taxi cabs ply between Karjat and Mumbai.
By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest airport to Mumbai. It is located around 90 kilometers away from Karjat. Mumbai is well-connected to all major cities in India and abroad.
By Road: The Sion-Panvel Expressway connects Mumbai to Karjat. For those travelling in a group, the journey via road will approximately take around 1.5 hours. Many public and private buses ply between Karjat and neighboring cities such as Mumbai and Panvel.