Jawhar in Maharashtra - Dabhoasa waterfall

Jawhar in Maharashtra – Dabhoasa waterfall

The weather right now is too good to just sit at home during the weekend. Mumbai is surrounded by stunning monsoon destinations which are at their aesthetic best during the rains. From hill stations and beaches to forts and rural landscapes, Maharashtra has a number of placed that are ideal weekend getaways. One such getaway from Mumbai which is slightly offbeat but every bit as gorgeous as other popular spots is Jawhar. Located in the Thane district, Jawhar makes for an excellent road trip from Mumbai and Pune. (ALSO SEE Offbeat Monsoon Destinations Near Mumbai That Nobody Knows About) If you are looking for a good place to visit with your family, we give you 5 reasons why a visit to Jawhar might prove to one of your best weekend trips ever! Also Read - Jawhar: Perfect For a Long Weekend Getaway From Mumbai

Jawhar is called the Mahabaleshwar of Thane

Located in the beautiful Palghar district of Maharashtra’s Konkan region, Jawhar is abundant in scenic beauty and breathtaking landscapes. It is surrounded by the Western Ghats that provide a magnificent, lush green setting during the monsoon making it a great holiday spot amidst nature. No wonder it has earned the sobriquet of ‘Mahabaleshwar of Thane’! Also Read - Top 10 International Destinations for Monsoon 2018

Jawhar is full of interesting places to see

Jawhar is home to some amazing attractions like the Jai Vilas Palace located on a hilltop and Sunset Point, which is a great place to catch a glimpse of the setting sun as the name suggests. Jawhar is also home to some stunning waterfalls like the Dahbosa falls and other scenic points like Hanuman Point and Bhopatgad fort. CHECK OUT 10 best monsoon destinations in Maharashtra Also Read - Places Where it Rains the Most in India: 5 Wettest Places for Those Who Love the Rains

Jawhar’s history is quite intriguing

Jawhar was part of the Mumbai presidency during the British rule. Its history dates back to the 14th century, when it was under the rule of the Munke dynasty. It also served as a camping pit stop for the Marathas under Shivaji’s rule.

Jawhar’s Warli paintings are renowned the world over

Warli painting

Jawhar is mostly popular as one of the few remaining tribal areas in the state of Maharashtra. It is home to the Warli, Kolcha and Kukana tribes and these tribal communities who done well to preserve their culture and traditions in this part of the country. Most popular among this culture are the Warli paintings that depict daily scenes of the Warli people.

Jawhar is just 165 km from Mumbai

Over and above all the other reasons, the main reason to visit Jawhar is the scenic drive from Mumbai. It is located at a distance of just 165 km from Mumbai and makes for an easy and picturesque weekend road trip. It has a few resorts offering a comfortable stay and almost every place of accommodation here is close to a scenic waterfall or a marvelous hillock. NOW SEE How to Reach Bhandardara, Maharashtra’s Prime Monsoon Destination near Igatpuri

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