Magical Monsoons in Karjat
The rains transform Karjat into a lively, energizing zone filled with variety of flora and fauna
Restaurants in Karjat
Different cuisine is available for food lovers to feast on!
Saturday Market in Karjat
Situated close to Karjat Chowk, the market offers good deal on groceries
Buying Property in Karjat
The latest and upcoming projects has made Karjat the hotspot for buying property including low-cost accommodation
Trek to Kondana Caves
A fascinating place of ancient Buddhist architecture
Monday, 8 November 2010
Prior to getting to the food talk, the restaurant has a car park with steps leading to the middle, you can choose to sit either on the left or the right, both sides overlook a lawn dotted with geese or chicken for entertainment. They also have two, not so well maintained fish tanks but nice open space with limiting ambiance inside.
The steps and path leading to the restaurant are dotted with plants and lotus pots. Lucky's Korner not only has a huge menu list, it offers friendly service with good quality food.
The Tandoori Chicken is what I call real value for money here, priced at Rs 180 for a full chicken its good quantity and quality in a single package. We also got a change to try Lucky's outdoor catering recently and enjoyed the Bombil Rawa Masala Fry, Prawn Curry seemed a little thin but tasty.
Over all the food is good, so is the vegetarian food, the only down side is they do not offer beer or alcohol which would compliment the wide range of appetizers they have to offer.
Lucky's Korner Contact No's:
Thursday, 30 September 2010
TMC is situated in Karjat approximately 2 Kilometers away from the railway station. But ofcourse they plan the TMC skywalk to touch the station which will basically be a big boon to daily travellers.
The Tanaji Malusare City comes under a low cost housing scheme that offers, five types of house namely a 216 sq. ft (1 Room Kitchen), a 304 sq.ft. (1 Room Kitchen), a 439 sq. ft (1 BHK), a 540 sq. ft ( 2 BHK) and a 684 sq. ft ( 3 BHK). The cost of the housing starts from Rs 3,00,000.
There will be a total of 15,000 flats spread over 100 acres including a School, Hospital, a 3 lakh sq.ft mall, multiplex, community hall, piped cooking gas, children’s playground and retail outlets strategically placed around the city.
Take a look at this video where you can get to see the master plan of the city, the location and the inside of a flat in TMC.
The plans of the flats are displayed below:
TMC 2 BHK Flat Plan:
TMC 1 BHK Flat Plan:
TMC 1 RK Flat Plan:
The entire site plan can also seen below, unfortunately its not a high resolution image, stay tuned for more updates on TMC!
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Every house in the village get their own Ganapati, generally for five days, decorate the idol, conduct puja and on the sixth day immerse it along with goddess Gauri.
On the immersion day the men in the village carry Ganesh idols, which are placed on a wooden stool, on their heads. While the women follow them carrying idols of Gauri on their heads.
Singing bhajans they all marched towards Pench river that flows through Karjat. One of the villagers also mentioned that the idols were only made of clay and not any harmful material that can pollute the river.
Another village was already performing the last rites of immersion while others peacefully waited for their turn.
A married woman doing puja of Gauri, considered to be goddess of prosperity and wealth.
While on the other side men perform the last rites in front of Ganesh by lighting candles, singing bhajans/hymns, break a coconut and preparing for immersion.
At the end of it prasad in the form of poha, sugar, coconut mixed with banana was distributed among all the devotees. Most of the villages in Karjat follow this, except a few bigger ones who install speakers and an entire music system to start the procession, more like Mumbai style.
But a simple ceremony, nevertheless that reflects the essence of a community festival. Bringing people together as one was much preferred as compared to Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai. It was interesting to see the way each idol of Gauri was decorated. Some draped saris around the clay statue, donned her with jewelery like nose ring, necklace, mangalsutra, flowers and leaves, while some were carrying photos of Gauri and placed it on colorful baskets.
Saturday, 26 June 2010
The plants come to life, flowers bloom in all its glory, birds build their nest and give life to new ones, frogs rejoice in the rains and the waterfalls begin to flow in full swing.
Since monsoon is the best season to visit Karjat, its a favorite weekend getaway for many city dwellers. Here's a glimpse of magical monsoons in Karjat and what you might be missing on. Drops of rain settle on the branches of the casuarina tree.
There are fruit trees in Karjat, guava, chickoo, papaya, and many more. The one below is the pretty flower of the guava tree.
There is so much water flowing, even the plants growing in the wild have lovely flowers.
Trumpet creepers blossom only during the monsoons, the orange flowers add colour to the green landscape.
Summer dries up the teak trees, and the rain gives new life to them.
A common sight in this season are the mushrooms, growing under the trees, on grass, and in all shapes and sizes.
The morning dew that collects on the plants makes a pretty picture.
The open fields are covered in carpet of green surrounded by dense forest and cloud-covered peaks, its a beautiful view. Even the herd of buffaloes enjoy grazing in these fields. Even rafting is possible in Karjat during the monsoons, on the Ulhas river. Below photo shows a group of school children waiting to go rafting. Its the mating season for birds, amphibians, animals, reptiles, insects etc. A huge frog found his mate after several calls. If you are a nature lover then its the ideal time to visit Karjat. There is no end to the amount of diversity you will witness here, all you need to do is observe.
Saturday, 5 June 2010
Although there are a variety of places to eat in and around Karjat, sometimes the need arises to have a cuisine that is not spicy, unlike most of the food served in this region. Dada's Grill, which is located beyond Takve village on the Karjat-Murbad road while going to Kashele, offers a welcoming treat for taste buds.
The à la Carte is something that can be really tantalizing, Dada's Grill in Karjat churns out some of the best pastas that can be compared to few restaurants in Mumbai. The food is a tad bit overpriced (since its main clientèle includes weekend hoppers from Mumbai, Pune, etc.)
They also serve Indian food, we would recommend Chicken Masala a delightful starter, as compared to Garlic Cheese bread which is made out of sliced bread. The Biryanis and Butter Chicken too are sumptuous, good quantity but don't be surprised if you dig into a neck.
For the vegetarians, Veg Kadai and Paneer Mutter is a good bet, around Rs 90 onwards. A Veg Pasta costs around 240, while a Chicken Biryani will set you back by around Rs 170. They do serve Pizzas as per the menu but that's only if its a big group and you would have to place the order in advance.
Dada's Grill overlooks a well-maintained lawn that's surrounded by trees and vegetable patches, you can go for a stroll on the sprawling property :) The only downside to it is the low roofing, making the place extremely hot during summers. The aesthetics and ambiance of this place is soothing which makes Dada's Grill a fun place to dine at.
They also offer accommodation which is patronized by weekend goers. For the prices of rooms you can contact Pandey Ji on 9823429987. The per day inclusive of all meals, which is served via a buffet system. Although it may sound steep the cost is competitive to other hotels and resorts in Karjat.
Whats even better is that it has only a couple of rooms, a swimming pool and acres of land for you to get lost in.
Dada's Grill Contact:
Murbad road, Chowk-Karjat, Raigad - 410201 Tel - 9823429987
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