Are you one of those who doesn’t always opt for high-calibre adventure, but rather prefer a more sedate kind of a trip. Karjat might be the place for you. Located in the Raigad district near Navi Mumbai, an enchanting hill station, Karjat is adorned with lush forest areas and loved by all the trekkers and adored by nature lovers. Karjat came to my sight from the Oscar awarded movie- Slumdog Millionaire. Nestled amidst the Western Ghats, Karjat is an ideal destination for honeymooners as well as families,where they can relish the scenic panorama of majestic mountains.
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Karjat is also famous for being the largest chain of farmhouses in India. Now try imagining that lush green sight. Ah, i am already drooled. Also river Ulhas which originates from Karjat offers many water sport activities which is another reason that attracts the tourists here. Of late, Karjat has grown into a nice picnic spot by foreign travelers as well. With an amazing combination of rivers, mountains and greenery Karjat is one of my favorite destinations so far. Do you still need a reason to be in Karjat? Pack your bags already and be ready for a mesmerizing sight because monsoon is the best time to visit Karjat.
How to Reach:-
- By Air:- Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest airport to Mumbai. It is located around 90 kilometers away from 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.
- By Road:- The Sion-Panvel Expressway connects Mumbai to Karjat. It takes between 1.5-2 hrs from Mumbai to Karjat. Frequent service of bus is also available from Mumbai and Panvel to Karjat.
Things to do:- Trekking and River Rafting. Must visit to Kondana Caves and Peth fort.
Places to stay:- Karjat has a numerous no. of stays with varying budgets. However i would like to share where did i stay. I was travelling with family or rather families so chose this option otherwise there are a plenty of option for small families and couples and trust me not one of them will disappoint you.