Monsoons in Karjat is a visual delight – grassy meadows, nesting birds, lush green hillocks lined with waterfalls, butterflies and insects galore - nature at its best display. If you really want to do just more than visit a hotel or a friend’s bungalow in Karjat on a weekend, here are the five things GreenKarjat.com recommends to soak in the monsoon fun. It is the perfect weather to explore Karjat.
Nature lovers and avid trekkers head to the ancient Buddhist Kondana caves. It’s an hour trek from Kondane village and an easy one too. You will witness eight caves enclosed with sculptures, vihara, chaitya and stupas. The caves were created around 200 BC - 100BC, so you will get a glimpse of ancient Buddhist architecture.
How to reach Kondana caves
Directions to Peth Fort
Bhimashankar, situated in the village of Bhavagiri, is a famous pilgrimage site and a major trekking spot in Karjat. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India. The beautiful stone temple is around 3296 feet high and is surrounded by dense forests and lofty peaks, get ready for breath-taking views. There is a simple route via Ganesh ghat and a bit difficult one Shidi ghat, you can read about directions to Bhimashankar.
Eat hot Vada pau with chai
Help farmers grow paddy