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Sajan - Historically Significant


Sajan finds its earliest mention in the ancient scriptures of Ptolemy in which it was known as Chersonesus. The Kohoj Fort found here is one of the primary monuments that stands as a testimony to the land’s history under the Bhoj Period.

When the Portuguese had invaded, Sajan was referred to as the Tana Mayambu, back in 1530. Post that, it was ruled over by the Muslim Kingdom for a period of 360 years from 1300 to 1660. It was finally taken over by the Marathas who established their rule here from 1660 to 1800, post which the British took control.

Sajan, over the years, has evolved into a primary tourist destination hub with visitors pouring in from all parts of the country. It is a hot spot as far as Mumbai is concerned given its proximity to the city.

Sajan, also referred to as Saajan, is a tiny little town situated in the Thane District in the state of Maharashtra. It is about 113 km away from the metropolitan city of Mumbai. The entire region of Sajan is enveloped in dense verdant forests comprising of Chikko and Mango plantations.

A Place Where Religion Meets Nature - Tourist Places In And Around Sajan

There are tourist places galore in this region. For nature lovers, there’s the Palusa Falls – a unique 60 ft high waterfall that flows perennially without ever drying up. The Moho Kurd Dam is another naturally beautiful site fit for a day of relaxation with family.

The Tiger Caves and the Kohoj Hill Fort are two historical spots that will interest the history buffs while the Peshwa Temple and the Mahalaxmi Temple at Sajan are two main religious points that see a lot of tourist activities, especially on auspicious occasions.

How To Reach Sajan

Sajan is easily accessible by air, rail and road and is a perfect spot to engage in some unwinding activity at practically anytime of the year.

Sajan Weather

Sajan experiences hot weather in summer and cold climate in the winters.

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How to Reach Sajan

  • By Road
    There are numerous state owned and private buses that connect Sajan to other neighbouring cities. Private buses give you the option of choosing between A/C and non A/C deluxe buses the price for which depends on your choice. The average bus fare, however, comes to Rs. 3 to Rs. 4 per kilometre.
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  • By Train
    The Thane Railway Station is the nearest major railhead to Sajan. Thane is directly connected to Mumbai and other major cities within and outside the state of Maharashtra by regular trains. There are taxis available at the station to help you reach Sajan at an approximate price of Rs. 200.
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  • By Air
    About 108 km away, the Chattrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai is the nearest International Airport to Sajan. The airport has several daily and regular flights connecting Mumbai to the rest of India and also outside India to places like Singapore, Dubai, Colombo and Hong Kong. An average taxi fare from the aiport to Sajan costs about Rs. 2,500. The Diu Airport, the Lohegaon Airport in Pune and the Gandhinagar Airport in Nashik are a few other domestic airport options situated close to Sajan.
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