Jawhar in Thane district of Maharashtra is a secluded location that's culturally rich and breathtaking, and can be the perfect monsoon getaway near Mumbai. Here are six reasons why

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The road to Jawhar. All pics/YouTube

Be it historical richness or natural beauty, Maharashtra is the land of stunning destinations that are secluded yet breathtaking, unexplored yet magnificent. The Konkan coast and Western Ghats merge to make way for some scenic getaways speckled with forts, villages, beaches, waterfalls, and hill stations. And monsoon is the best time to explore the unexplored bits of the state. Verdant greenery, gushing waterfalls, and misty hills not only contribute to a pleasant weather, but also a breathtaking sight that is worth beholding forever.

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Jaivilas Palace, Jawhar

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Jaivilas Palace, Jawhar

One such getaway from Mumbai is Jawhar, a city and municipal council in Thane district of Maharashtra.

REASON 1

One of the very few tribal kingdoms in Maharashtra, it's serene setting and picturesque surroundings has sen it earn the sobriquet - 'Mahabaleshwar of Thane district'.

REASON 2

Nestled amidst the Western Ghats, Jawhar is a land of cultural richness and natural beauty. Also, it is one of those few remaining tribal regions of Maharashtra where Warli, Kolcha and Kukana tribes reside. Warli paintings which depict the life of Warli people is a popular form of Jawhar’s culture.

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Dabosha waterfall, Jawhar

REASON 3

Jawhar is located nearly 180 km away from Mumbai. The secluded hill station is a perfect monsoon gateway, especially for those looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination.

REASON 4

Sunset Point, Dabosha waterfall, Kal Mandavi waterfall, and Khad-Khad Dam, Hanuman Point and Bhopatgad fort are some of the popular sightseeing spots in Jawhar. All of these spots provide a peaceful natural setting that are perfect healing balms to one's tired eyes, feet and mind.

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The magnificent sight of Jawhar

REASON 5

Jaivilas Palace is the most famous historical site of Jawhar. The palace is located on the hilltop, which opens up to breathtaking vistas of the region. The intricate architecture of this neoclassical style palace is an epitome of the region's interesting history. The best time to visit the palace is during sunset.

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Dabosha waterfall, Jawhar

REASON 6

Since the three-hour journey to Jawhar is also breathtaking, the destination makes for an amazing weekend trip from Mumbai. There are many resorts that provide comfortable accommodation at the offbeat destination.