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Karjat – An Adventure Hub


A city and sub-district in Raigad district in the state of Maharashtra, Karjat is a picturesque station located on a mountainous terrain. It spans over the regions of the majestic Sahayadri ranges, the Western Ghats as well as the Bhor Ghat. It lies on the banks of the Ulhas river, in the Konkan region.

Karjat is a panoramic site replete with rich vegetation, a rocky terrain and plenty waterfalls that are in full bloom during the monsoons.

Around 67 km away from the metropolitan city of Mumbai, Karjat proves to be an ideal escape from the harrowed city life for people who enjoy adventure and outdoor activities. Karjat is well recognized as the unofficial adventure sports capital of Maharashtra. This scenic hill resort provides for a host of adrenaline rush activities.

Things To Do In Karjat

Karjat is especially sought-after for trekking. It offers various Trekking routes for novice trekkers as well as expert ones who are looking for some challenge. The trek routes offer a glimpse into the unspoiled verdant environs that blanket the entire place. It will not only satisfy trekkers, but nature lovers as well.

White water rafting down the Ulhas river is another exciting option to try out while you’re there.

Tourist Places In And Around Karjat

You can also choose to visit the ancient monuments like the Peth Fort or the Buddhist relics, the Kondana Caves, etc. The artistic sculptures and paintings found in the caves are bound to interest any history buff or architectural enthusiast, while the view from atop the Peth Fort will reward you with a breathtaking sight of the entire surrounding landscape. The Kondeshwar Temple in Karjat is also a little architectural surprise for travellers.

At an elevation of almost 200 metres, Karjat is a traditional hamlet that is popular for its natural, rustic beauty combined with the historical significance. Karjat is an idyllic getaway to enjoy a few moments of peace or indulge in a lot of adrenaline-pumping activities.

Karjat Weather

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How to Reach Karjat

  • By Road
    There are several State Transport and Private Tour buses available that connect Karjat to other main cities and towns within Maharashtra via road. There are buses that regularly shuttle between Mumbai, Pune, Panvel and Karjat on a daily basis.
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  • By Train
    Karjat is a major railway station under the railway division of Mumbai. The Karjat Railway Station is well connected to all cities within and outside the state of Maharashtra via regular trains. There are taxis available outside the station to help you reach the heart of the city of Karjat. Karjat is also conveniently located close to Lonavala and Khandala, so boarding a train from Pune also proves to be a viable option.
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  • By Air
    The Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai is the nearest International airport to Karjat, at a distance of about 69 km away. The international airport, in turn, is well connected to other cities and towns not only within the country, but abroad as well. There are taxis available from outside the airport to help you reach Karjat. They charge about Rs. 1700 on an average.
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