Of Forts, Waterfalls & Dams: How To Have A Fulfilling Day Trip To Karjat

Nupur posted on 17 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

The city may give you the greatest adventure of your life but what it takes away is one thing – time. You’ll be looking to get away from the noise but, you’ll rarely have the luxury to be out for days on a stretch. For weekends when you only have a day, we have places for you to be at. And Karjat is one.

Breakfast {7:00AM-8:00AM}

The route to Karjat goes through Navi Mumbai, and there are a couple of brekkie stops along the way. How about keeping it simple {and vegetarian}? Stop at Navrtana Veg Restaurant in Vashi and get yourself a plate of medu wada {INR 59} or kande poha {INR 59}. They also serve adrak wali chai to wake you up. Hit the road after and keep driving for another hour to get to you next stop.

Casual Dining

Hotel Navaratna, Plot 10, Sector 17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

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Karnala Fort & Sanctuary {8:00AM-11:00AM}

The road will lead you to Karnala fort, if you take a short detour. The fort is ideal for a short trek that overlooks spectacular view of the valley. After you’re done conquering Karnala, walk to the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. Stop for a quick snack before hopping back into the car.

Monument

Karnala, Distt. Raigad, Maharashtra

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Bhivpuri Waterfall {1:00PM-2:00PM}

It’ll take you about an hour to reach Karjat. Please, please head to Bhivpuri waterfalls, for they have waterfall rappelling. There are packages available so do ask the locals.

Tourist Attractions

Ashane, Karjat, Maharashtra

    Break For Lunch {2:30PM - 4:00PM}

    Namak Restaurant is about 20 minutes from the waterfalls. You can head for lunch there and have chicken seekh kebabs or palak paneer. We’re told their green chutney is good. Also, you can have a quick beer here {drivers, refrain}.

    Casual Dining

    121, Karjat-Matheran Road, Deulwadi, Karjat, Maharashtra

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    Head Out For A Stroll {5:00PM-7:00PM}

    Use this time to head to Sondai fort to get your head into the clouds, literally. It’s got pretty sights and is an easy-peasy trek. You can go spend some time with the water gushing down with force at Morbe Dam afterwards.

    Tourist Attractions

    Sondewadi, Maharashtra

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      Dinner & The Journey Back {7:30PM -11:00PM}

      The journey takes two hours to get all the way back to Mumbai. You can make a stop at Zenzibu Da Sky Lounge at Koparkhairane in Navi Mumbai for drinks and dinner. Drivers get to drink mocktails.

      Casual Dining

      3rd Floor, Shubham Palace, Commercial Wing, Above HDFC Bank, Near D Mart, Sector 15, Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai

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