Karjat,IN
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General Information about Karjat

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.

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.


An Ideal 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.


Few Places of Interest :

Peth Fort
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.

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


Bhivgad Trek
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.


Kondana Caves
Kondana Caves, nestled cosily in the midst of a dense and magnificent forest near Kondana Village, is located 33 kilometres north of Lonavala and about 15 kilometres from Karjat, Maharashtra. These caves were discovered in the 1st century BC and consist of intricate and delicate carvings of Buddhist architecture. Although an earthquake in 1900 damaged some parts of the caves, the existing structures are worth seeing. One can take a stroll in the caves and experience the regal aura of the stone-cut structure.

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