Karjat Tourism, India: Places, Best Time & Travel Guides 2020
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Karjat is a city and municipal Council in the scenic and mountainous district of Raigad in the state of Maharashtra. A part of Karjat is also a part of the metro city of Mumbai but is also a preferred destination for travelers. Be it family, kids or couples, anyone can enjoy this holiday destination. The best time to visit here is in monsoon, where the mountains are covered with a blanket of lush greenery, the atmosphere is cloudy and misty and there are numerous waterfalls making their way through the thick forests of the valley.

The local attractions are best to be visited during the daytime and if you have a big group, you and go for Fort climbing trips at night, especially on a full moon night where you will experience a different kind of tranquility during the trek.

All you need to do is grab a map write down your list of things to do, and get set to get one of the most authentic trekking and sight-seeing experiences in the state of Maharashtra. This trip is perfect for a weekend get away with your travel partners as well as solo, as you can enjoy it equally both ways.


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Amazing experience.. Must visit
28 November 2019
Excellent
I loved this place. It was a perfect place to camp with friends if you love nature. We were a group of 10 guys who went camping in Prabalmachi. The trekking was a bonus for us. We loved the food as well.
I was amazed by the arrangement of the local operator and the company. I never thought that we would get so many sweet memories from this tour... yes, we already know about the itinerary but not expected that it could be more than the itinerary, The staff were warm and accommodating gave us with good service the whole-tour. Everything went so well that we did not even have a small issue at all with the management. Amazing location and surrounding with beautiful scenery along with the amazing activity. Totally worth the money and the time we spend on this tour.
Would definitely recommend this to everyone who interested. The ATV ride went great in the tracks which were very well set not bad for the first time riding this, we had a great time participated in the pool activity and indoor activities, the operator was very supportive provided us good facilities and very good staff we felt secure at this camping. the buffet meal was great! The night we spend was so special with nice music and bonfire. Unforgettable experience.
The moment I reach this location I was speechless really by the beauty of the place. Well-maintained and lovely houses with cute and nice rooms, The kitchen was awesome and the caretakers were very approachable to help us with all our needs on-time and as well a good cook. Everything which served us was so delicious. Very worthy and satisfied.
05 November 2020
Excellent
Campmax is a very nice place.... Just 1-2 hours away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.... Very refreshing.... Would like to mention about the place... Very well maintained and hygiene measures were followed... Even Jain food is available and was tasty and well prepared... One must surely visit this one.
Best Trekking experience in Maharashtra till date. Prabalmachi is a beautiful place and we suggest all our friends go there once. It had everything a photographer, adventure lover or natural lover wishes for. We had recorded the entire journey and people loved it. Amazing views of the greenery, mountains and flora and fauna. The star looks amazing in a clear environment. Highly recommended!!!
13 January 2020
Excellent
Our experience of trekking till Pinnacle was exciting and we had so much fun. The views from the Pinnacle are worth the efforts we put to climb till there. The panoramic views of the mountains are breathtaking and we had captured so many pictures of the place.
07 January 2020
Excellent
I am thankful to the thrillophilia team for arranging such a beautiful trekking experience to the abandoned place of Maharashtra. The views of the mountains are breathtaking from the top and the campsite was in a wide open area for stargazing.
08 August 2019
Excellent
We had heard about the beauty of this Prabalmachi watchtower but were not aware that there is camping available as well. Soon we learned about it. We booked it from Thrillophilia and was surprised by the beauty this place has to offer. The mesmerizing views and beautiful greenery makes this place more perfect for nature lovers like us.

People Also Ask About Karjat

  1. What are the best places to visit in Karjat?

    1. Bhivpuri Waterfall: The town of Bhivpuri is famous for its beautiful waterfalls which attract flocks of tourists everyday.

    This delightful sight of gushing streams falling down and creating a pool can be best enjoyed in the monsoon season when they are at their best flows. Many people also opt got waterfall rappelling and camping around the streams, thus making it famous spot of Karjat City.

    Location: Bhivpuri Waterfall, Bhivpuri Camp, Karjat.

    2. Ulhas Valley: 
    A valley filled with green vegetation, dotted with beautiful hills and waterfalls and home to a plethora of adventurous activities, Ulhas Valley is a famous tourist spot in Karjat City.

    From hiking through the thick green plantations to trekking towards the eye-catching and panoramic sceneries of the whole valley, a trip here will take you deep within nature.

    Location: Ulhas Valley, Kune Village, Karjat.

    3. Kondana Caves: 
    These rock cut ancient buddhist caves find their name in the list UNESCO World Heritage Site and exhibit the brilliance of ancient carvings. From beautiful frescoes to the colourful paintings inscribed on the walls, this place provides you many eye-catching sceneries.

    Reaching here is a thrilling activity in itself, as one is required to trek for around one hour amidst the lush green forests. The caves are located on the base of a waterfall, thus one can marvel at many panoramic views from the height.

    Location: Rajmachi Trek, Kondhane, Karjat.

    4. Kothaligad Fort: 
    Also known as the Peth Fort, this beautiful ruins lie in the heart of Sahyadri Range. This place is considered to be one of the popular treks which has attracted numerous adventure seekers.

    The path towards the top is rocky and passed through many green fields. Once you reach here, a temple and caves await you and will offer a perfect backdrop for some memorable pictures. From the top, a panoramic view of the whole valley can be enjoyed on a clear day.

    Location: Peth, Karjat.

    5. Kondeshwar Temple: 
    Build in ancient Hemadpanthi style, this beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Known to be a sanctuary for the heart and mind, this temple is located amidst the lush green forest, aligned to a huge hill and has a beautiful river passing besides it.

    The part of the river on its sides is open to take a dip and spend some spiritual time in the waters. Having older architecture, this temple is home to many ancient sculptures and little shrines.

    Location: Bhoj, Maharashtra.

    6. Bahiri Caves: 
    Attracting an equal number of pilgrims and adventurers, these caves are a temple dedicated to Lord Bahiri. The stairs to the cave are steep and one needs to ascend up as if they are trekking, thus adding the thrill to a temple visit.

    Sitting at an elevation og 500 metres, these caves overlook Ulhas Valley, thus providing the visitors with a panoramic view of the serene valley. A prominent location of Karjat Tourism, this temple is a must visit whenever you plan a vacation in Karjat.

    Location: Bahiri Caves, Karjat.

    7. Pali Bhutivali dam: 
    A famous picnic spot and a go-to destination for the locals, the backwaters of this dam are nothing more than a haven for nature lovers. Staying at a close proximity to Bhivpuri and Matheran made it a famous location among the tourists and a must-visit spot of Karjat Tourism.

    Although the dam has been under construction since the last 25 years, the backwaters provide the visitors with much required thrill and offer you a chance to enjoy a session of boating.

    Location: Diskal, Karjat.

    8. ND Studio: 
    This is one of the famous tourist spots in Karjat City as it houses beautiful sets of television series and many famous movies. From havelis to colossal buildings, this Studio is home to many beautiful places which once were the shooting spot for many commercials, serials and movies. From Jodha Akbar to Devdas, sets of many famous movies are still intact and provide beautiful backdrops to click pictures.

    Location: Karjat Road, Chowk Phata, Khalapur, Karjat.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 800 to INR 1000.
    Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  2. What are the best things to do in Karjat?

    1. Explore the fascinating Kondana Caves: Located in the small village of Kondana, these caves are a famous buddhist pilgrimage and attract flocks of tourists. The caves are made using cutting the rocks and are home to many beautiful fresco paintings and stone carvings.

    To reach the beautiful location, one needs to climb the pathway which is very steep and provides a trekking-like experience. However, once you reach the tip, the panoramic view of the whole valley can be marvelled at.

    Location: Rajmachi Trek, Kondhane, Karjat.

    2. Camping at Ulhas Valley: 
    An abode of beautiful nature and the must-visit location in  Karjat Tourism, the Ulhas Valley will let you experience what living amidst the best of nature feels like. A session of camping here will be filled with serenity and loads of adventures.

    The nature’s alluring charm can be enjoyed while traversing along the gushing waterfalls and setting your camp amidst the lush green vegetation. Since the location is encompassed by unadulterated nature, finding many facilities would not be easy, however the experienced gained will undoubtedly be out of the world.

    Location: Ulhas Valley, Kune Village, Karjat.
    Price: INR 1000 to INR 2000.

    3. Sacred tour to Kondeshwar Temple: 
    This beautiful temple stands besides a gushing river stream and provides a beautiful awe inspiring view to its visitors. The structure of this temple is made using the ancient  Hemadpanthi style and is one of the last remaining marvels of such architecture.

    Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple attracts loads of devotees and dipping in the stream besides it is considered auspicious. Since the temple is located within the lush green forest, reaching here becomes an adventure in itself.

    Location: Bhoj, Maharashtra.

    4. Hiking trip to Sondai Fort: 
    Taking you through the lush green woods filled with beautiful sceneries of local flora and fauna, a hiking trip towards Sondai Fort will be loaded with numerous adventures.

    To reach the fort, one needs to hike for around 1.5 to 2 hours and upon arrival, the beautiful scenery of the ruins is undoubtedly breathtaking. The fort will provide you many beautiful backdrops where you can click some memorable pictures. The panoramic view of the whole valley can be marvelled at from the top and will provide you a pleasant experience.

    Location: Sondewadi, Maharashtra.
    Price: INR 500 to INR 1000.

    5. Trek to Peth Fort: 
    Also known as the Kothaligad Fort, this place is located at a height of 500 metres; thus, to reach here one needs to trek for around 2 hours. The path to the fort passes through the forests and a beautiful stream of gushing water. Once you reach the top, the scenery is simply spellbinding. The trek is famous for offering a scenic escapade during the rainy season, making it a must do activity in Karjat City.

    Location: Rajmachi Trek, Kondhane, Karjat.
    Price: INR 1000.

    6. Rappelling at Bhivpuri Waterfall: 
    Soothing your senses and rejuvenating your soul, a session of waterfall rappelling is what is required to add thrill to any trip.

    This adventure can be enjoyed in Karjat too, as this place is dotted with numerous beautiful streams of water. In this activity, you are tied to a harness through which you can ascend to the top of the falls. The whole activity offers the much required rush in adrenaline and is a must do activity when in Karjat City.

    Location: Bhivpuri Waterfall, Bhivpuri Camp, Karjat.
    Price: INR 600 to INR 1000.
    Timings: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  3. What are the adventure activities to do in Karjat?

    1. Camping: Karjat is home to the beautiful Karjat Valley where people often visit to spend sometime camping amidst the lush green nature. The valley is dotted with many beautiful waterfalls and hills where one can settle their camps and enjoy a fun-filled evening with their loved ones.

    2. Trekking: Providing you with a long arduous journey to the top, the famous Kothaligad fort has been challenging many adventure lovers. Almost anyone having reasonable physical condition can enjoy this activity and can reach the top of this fortress. The path consists of many beautiful locations including a small stream which can be covered by walking through rocky terrains.

    3. Waterfall Rappelling: The beautiful Bhivpuri waterfall becomes a hotspot in the monsoon when people from all over the country visit here to enjoy the much required rush in the adrenaline. In this activity, you are attached to a harness and climb the rocks besides the streams to reach the top.

    4. River Rafting: The beautiful Ulhas River offers you numerous rapids through which you can raft and enjoy flowing with the gushing streams. An inflatable raft is provided using which you can enjoy multiple degrees of rough water. The whole session of this activity is exciting as well as will provide you with a tingling sensation.
  4. What is Karjat famous for?

    Karjat is Famous for its beautiful destinations like:

    - Ulhas Valley
    - Bahiri Caves
    - Kondana Caves
    - Bhor Ghat
    - Jain Temple
    - Kondeshwar Temple
    - Kothaligad Fort
    - ND Studio
    - Backwaters of Pali Bhutivali Dam
    - Bhivpuri Waterfall.
  5. How do I get to Karjat?

    To reach Karjat, one needs to cover a distance of 62.7 KM from Mumbai. This distance can be covered by taking the Bangalore - Mumbai Highway and the trip will take around 2 hours to get completed.

    However, the most convenient way to Reach Karjat is to board a train from Mumbai. The trains can be boarded at any hour from multiple stations of Mumbai.
  6. What is the best time to visit Karjat?

    The best time to visit Karjat are the months between April to September. Around this time, the place experiences summers, making the surroundings overflow with local flora and fauna.

    The weather however remains normal and pleasant, creating a perfect climate for the tourists to enjoy a sightseeing tour of far off locations.
  7. Is Karjat safe to visit?

    Yes, the small city of Karjat is completely safe and anyone can visit there without any harm, the crime index of the town is lower as compared to other towns of Karjat and the tourists have never reported any considerable crime.
  8. How many days are enough for Karjat?

    2 days are enough to cover all the famous tourist attractions of Karjat. From famous buildings to natural attractions, every major location of tourist interest can be easily visited in these two days.
  9. What are the things to do in Karjat at night?

    1. Camping with Stargazing: The town of Karjat is home to so many spellbinding places like Ulhas Valley and Kothaligad fort. The fun-filled vibes of this place can be best enjoyed by indulging in a session of camping in the night. Marvelling at the beautiful night sky and enjoying an adventurous time with your loved ones can be best experienced here.

    2. Night trekking at Vikatgad Fort: A session of trekking through the steep slopes and beautiful valleys fascinates everyone, but enjoying this activity in the nighttime adds more charm to it.

    The splendid fort of Vikatgad provides the visitors to enjoy a thrilling session of trekking as its path is all rocky and needs around 3 hours to get completed. The fact that people usually opt for this activity at night is due to the location of this fort. Sitting high on the hill, the vicinity of this provides you with a panoramic scenery of the valley below.
  10. What are the best resorts to stay in Karjat?

    1. River Forest Resort Karjat: Offering you a relaxing weekend amidst the beautiful mountains and gushing rivets, this resort is surrounded by the best of nature. From a spa to an indoor pool, you can enjoy many top-notch facilities here, making it the perfect place to stay in Karjat City.

    2. Anandi Resort: If planning a trip with family and travelling on a budget, then is the perfect spot for you to choose. From a beautiful swimming pool to personal caretaker, many luxurious facilities can be availed here. Moreover, its beautiful surroundings and comfortable rooms give additional plus points to a staycation here.

    3. The Leela’s Resort: Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, the Leela’s Resort aims to provide you a blissful staycation amidst the lush green nature. From a lush green and manicured garden to a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, here you can enjoy the best facilities one can look for.

    4. Dreamland Farms Resort: Offering you a beautiful farm stay, this resort is located amidst the lush green fields and overlooks the beautifully standing range of mountains. Be it the swimming pool with a beautiful scenery of the surrounding or the lush green and manicured gardens, here you can avail many top-class facilities.