Karjat has been warming up as a destination for the city dwellers around it, but is Karjat ready to become the entertainment hub of Maharashtra.
At the moment there has been a lot of development with regards to hotels and guest houses as Matheran, Khandala, Lonavala, Bhimashnakar Temple, Malsej Ghat, Alibaug beach etc. are around a 1 hour drive from Karjat.
The Mumbai Trans Harbour Sea Link that will connect Sewri to Nhava Sheva will be completed by 2013 and will save the amount of time it takes to get to Navi Mumbai that may cause more people to come to this Green Wonderland.
While some developers expect the land rates to go up considering the airport is only 27 kilometers away from Karjat. Three Secure Economic Zones twenty kilometers away from Karjat, located in Panvel are expected to boost the demand for houses here.
MMRDA has planned to develop a part of area in Karjat-Khopoli belt as a Recreational Hub, on horizon are the Twenty20 league grounds, a Paint Ball Park, Theme Parks and Amusement Parks.
Not only has ND Sudio in Karjat become a major attraction, it has served as a catalyst for other national and international players to start up their own studios around the area.
Greg Norman a world renowned Golf Course designer plan on starting a 27-36 Hole Super Championship Golf Course, the first fully-integrated golf and residential community to be developed outside Mumbai. Serviced by a 5plus star golf and country club and hotel, residents and guests will be offered a range of leisure opportunities. Its due to begin construction from next year onwards.
With people dying to get out of the city there has been purchases of land here to set up farm houses, small and big. The list includes many celebrities like Ajay Devgan, Salman Khan, Shankar Mahadevan etc.
When you put all these factors together, you can picture a very different Karjat in the coming years, we just hope it still stays one with nature.