All About Karjat Located near the basin of river Ulhas, Karjat is a popular weekend holiday destination from Mumbai. Scenic natural vistas, mountains, forts and ancient rock-cut cave temples make Karjat, 68 km from Mumbai, popular among trekkers. Karjat has an average elevation of 636 ft. Its climate and scenic splendor make it convenient for adventure sports like trekking, waterfall climbing, rappelling and river rafting in river Ulhas. Morbe Dam, about 10 km west, is a good place for boating and the perimeter of the dam is a nice place for a leisurely picnic. Some scenes of the Oscar winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire and the song ‘Lean On’ have been shot in Karjat. Three trekking trails are considered to be the most popular among adventure seekers — Chanderi Fort Trek, Matheran Trek via Rambagh Point and Peth Fort Trek. Monsoons are the best time of the year for the those seeking adventure. White water rafting is done on the higher sections of river Ulhas. July to September are the best months to go white water rafting here. The best place for most of these sport starts from Kondana village, about 15 km away from Karjat. It is a great place to picnic with your family and friends or go hiking and rock climbing. The must-see places in Karjat are Ulhas Valley, Bhor Ghat, Kondana Caves and Peth Fort. Excavated in the first century BC, the group of 16 Buddhist caves was used by monks for their stay during the monsoon months. The caves consist of sculptures, chaitya, vihara and stupa. Kondana is among the several rock-cut Buddhist temples found in Maharashtra.
How to reach Karjat By Air: The nearest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai which is located around 90 km from Karjat. Mumbai (Bombay) is well linked to all major cities in India. The airport also operates direct flights and connects the city with many cities abroad. There are numbers of taxi and buses available from outside the airport that offer comfortable journey to travelers. By Rail: Karjat is one of the major railway stations which come under the Mumbai railway division. This place is well linked with major parts of the country through Mumbai rail head. By Road: Karjat is well linked to major or minor cities in and around. There are numbers of bus services are offered by state owned public transport buses. There are many private buses that offer great transport service between Karjat and other neighboring cities which includes Mumbai (70km) aprox.1hr 30mins. drive, Pune (104km) 2hrs drive.
Places to visit in Karjat Kondheshwar Temple: Kondheshwar temple is situated in Sandshi which is known for its stunning architecture that altogether makes it an ideal tourist spot. The temple is known for its exquisite beauty and from all over the country large number of travelers like to visit it. Ulhas Valley: Ulhas Valley is one of the prime attractions from Karjat and is known for its gleaming green look. Its the exquisite lush green beauty which glitters with streams of the Ulhas River that attracts large numbers of travelers from all over the country. This valley has magnificent sights during the monsoon season. Bahiri Cave: Bahiri Cave is well known for its adventurous activities and famous for its trekking options. The cave has its own characteristics and has long and strenuous stretches that make it a challenging trekking destination for all those who love adventure. It is one of the most famous tourist spots around Karjat where one can enjoy a number of activities.