Karjat at a glance:
Coordinates: 18.9108° N, 73.3305° E
Karjat is a city near Mumbai, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Its steep Ulhas Valley is lush in the rainy season, with a full river and waterfalls. Bahiri Cave, overlooking the valley, is a Hindu pilgrimage site. The ancient Kondeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Kondana Caves are 16 man-made caverns dating from the 1st century B.C., with stupas and statues. They were home to Buddhist monks.
How to reach :
By Air :
The nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Cabs are available from the airport.
By Rail :
The nearest railhead is Karjat Railway Station. Taxies are available from the railway station.
By Road :
Cabs/buses are available to reach this place.
Places to visit :
Source : https://www.treksandtrails.org
Kondana Caves, show the ancient Buddhist lifestyle, depicted in sculptures, vihara, chaitya and stupas. Due to the earthquake in early 1900, some of the sculptures are damaged and some areas of the caves are thus restricted.
Source : https://www.mumbaitravellers.in
Kothaligad is a small fort to the east of Karjat on the Karjat-Murbad road. It is called Peth fort because of its vicinity to the Peth village.
You can buy pots and handicraft products made by people from the villages.
What to eat :
The local cuisine here is dominated by Maharashtrian food with a blend of South and North Indian cuisines. From idli-dosa to paranthas and tandoori, you can find them all here. Vada Pav is a speciality of this region and is a must-have.