It is soothing to get lost in the silence of nature! Now a days, most places seem to be crowded all the time but there are places where you can enjoy a quiter time with yourself. Though some destinations are known for monsoon tourism, they are worth a visit anytime. Especially if you desire for a calming atmosphere then you should head to a place like Tamhini Ghat in Maharashtra.
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Exploring Tamhini Ghat
Tamhini Ghat is part of the Western Ghats, it is actually a mountain pass between the Mulshi and Tamhini. Although the peak season is during monsoon when it is all green and wet, you can visit during winter as well. Tamhini Ghat provides a pristine escape with the imposing panoramic vistas of landscapes.
Tourist attractions in and around Tamhini Ghat
Tamhini Ghat is known for its scenic view points. Along with that, there are a few other tourist attractions. Tamhini Waterfalls (seasonal), Mulshi Dam, Mulshi lake (reservoir), Kailasagad fort, etc. are some of the tourist places in Tamhini Ghat.
Tamhini Ghat in Monsoon
Aamby Valley (30km), Kolad (71km), Lonavala (6km) and Khandala (8km) are some of the tourist places near Tamhini Ghat.
Among various other tourist attractions, Kolad is one of the upcoming adventure hubs near Tamhini Ghat. Kolad on the banks of Kundalika River is slowly turning into a hub for white water rafting. Yes, Kundalika River is one of the top destinations for river rafting in Maharashtra.
Kolad Dam, Sutarwadi Lake, Tala Fort and Dholwal Dam are some of the best tourist attractions in Kolad.
How to Reach Tamhini Ghat
Tamhini Ghat is accessible through Mumbai-Goa Highway from Mumbai and can also be reached via Mumbai - Pune Highway from Pune. Tamhini Ghat is around 78km from Mumbai and 71km from Pune. In fact, a roadtrip to Tamhini Ghat especially during monsoon is one of the most scenic experiences. However, it is still a beautiful and offbeat destination for those who love nature.
Best Time to Visit Tamhini Ghat
Tamhini Ghat is a monsoon destination, the rain would have converted the brown hills and green mounds! However, it can be visited during other seasons as well. Only that you can't expect a fully cascading waterfalls or small streams oozing out everywhere. The time from October to February is also one of the best time to visit Tamhini ghat.
Tamhini Ghat is considered to be a twin-destination of Malshej Ghat. However, it is less-crowded than Malshej. Hence, Tamhini Ghat is one of the most enticing offbeat destinations in Maharashtra.