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Jahawar

Jawahar

The tranquil hill station in the lap of the Sahyadris is one of the lesser known and therefore quiet hill stations near Mumbai. Pull off from the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway after Sanjan and drive through tree-lined roads till you get to Jawahar 35 km away. The cool breeze and the densely forested slopes calm your senses as soon as you pull into this hill station, dotted with waterfalls and places of interest. The monsoons are the best time to visit Jawahar when a thick fog envelopes the village and the surrounding hills.

Walk up to the Jai Vilas Palace the only existing sign of the erstwhile kingdom of the Warli tribals.The hill top palace surrounded by thick forest and cashew plantations is a sight worth seeing. Some distance away is the Shirpamal, a 300 year old hill top gateway created by Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji to watch over the enemy. Other places of interest here are the Bhupatgad relics and Hanuman point. To enjoy the rains make a trip to the Dadra Kopra waterfalls which gush down the mountain in full force during the monsoons.

How to reach
Air: The nearest airport is Nashik 80 km away
Rail: The nearest railway station is Nashik
Road: Jawahar is well connected by road with Mumbai (180 km), Thane (90km), Vapi (95 km), and Bulsar (130km)

Where to stay
Sunset Point Resort