Know About Jawhar
Jawhar is a hill station located at an altitude of 518m. It is about 80 kms from Nasik and 180 kms away from Mumbai. Situated in the Thane district, Jawhar is known for its picturesque setting and a vibrant cultural heritage. It is also known as the Mahabaleshwar of Thane district. It is one of the very few tribal kingdoms in Maharashtra and is famous for its vibrant Warli paintings that are a characteristic landmark of this place. Besides trekking in the hills, one can appreciate and buy the Warli paintings. These paintings were traditionally made of rice paste and were used to decorate village huts.The theme was mostly village life. Today, they are also painted on paper and canvas and can be bought as souvenirs. Tourists can visit Lonavla and Khandala for picnics and trekking.
How Reach Jawhar ?
By Air : Nearest airport is Mumbai.
By Rail : Nearest railhead is Igatpuri, 61 kms. on Central Railway but Nashik is a more convenient railhead. On Western Railway, nearest railhead is Dahanu, 65 kms.
By Road : Mumbai-Jawhar, 180 kms. via Kasara-Khodala, Mumbai-Jawhar, 166 kms. via Kasara. Nashik-Jawhar, 80 kms. Kasara-Jawhar, 39 kms. Trimbakeshwar-Jawhar, 56 kms.
State Transport buses also available from Mumbai, Thane and Nashik to Jawhar.