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Karjat, Maharashtra Travel Guide

Located at the foothills of the famous hill station of Matheran, Karjat is a small town in the district of Raigad of Indian state of Maharashtra. Being an entry point of Matheran, Karjat itself is an interesting tourist place. Unexploited lush green landscapes, hilly terrains make it an attractive place to visit. Kokani and Marathi are main languages of the region. Ideal time to visit Karjat is from July to March. In the monsoon it takes upon the beautiful look with lush greeneries all around. Hot to get there: Karajat is well connected by road and rail to other parts of the state and the country. Karjat railway station is a major station of Mumbai division and well connected to other cities and towns of the state and country. Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport of Mumbai is closest airport to Karjat and just 90km away from it. The airport is well linked by many domestic and international flights to other major cities of India and other countries as well. Many state-run buses and other private vehicles like cars and luxury buses are available from other cities of the state. Places of attraction: Karjat is one of the most preferred holiday spot for the people of nearby cities like Mumbai and Pune. It offers tourist many picnic spots, various trekking sites, river rafting, beautiful natural surrounding and other places of tourist attraction. Located at the Peth village near Karjat, Peth fort is an interesting place worth visiting. The fort offers visitors wonderful views of foothills and other surrounding natural sites. Kondana Caves in Karjat is historical and religious place of attraction. These ancient Buddhist Caves attracts many Buddhist devotees and tourist throughout the year. Karjat also provides it tourists with many adventurous activities .Ulhas River near Karjat offer an exciting experience of water rafting through its cool and calm water. Karjat is also famous for its various types of trekking tracks. These trails are mostly unexploited and ideal ones for trekking. Health resorts at Karjat are the attractions for the health conscious people. These resorts offer facilities like Massaging, Nasyam and other Ayurvedic treatments. Other details: Dahi Handi on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtamai is celebrated with great zest. The festival is remarkable one where human tower is arranged to break the Dahi Handi (the earthen pot containing curd) suspended at a good height. Other major festival which is celebrated with great enthusiasm is the Ganesh festival. The festival is organized for 10 days. During the festival many social, cultural and religious programs are organized.

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