All across the country such destinations which are at the lap of hills and mountains have curvy roads. Maharashtra India is famous for its tunnels and curvy roads.The majestic Tamhini Ghat is one of the most beautiful Ghats in Maharashtra India.The roads in tamhini are curvy and narrow, as they are expected to be on hilly terrains.
Tamhini Ghat is a mountain passage which cuts across the Sahyadri range to join Pune and the Kokan region. Located on the crest of the Sahyadris, it is famous for its natural beauty—with high mountains, green valleys, lakes and waterfalls. This part of the shayadri range on the Western Ghats has forests reserves. Various trees that are unique to these terrains are easily available and restored here.
Tamhini is actually a mountain passage between the Mulshi Dam and Tamhini. Once you cross the famous Mulshi Dam you reach around Tamhini. Tamhini Ghat is the stretch between Kolad and Mulshi Dam backwaters. The Mulshi dam is located in the Muslhi Taluka. The Mulshi dam is not just one of the monsoon places near Pune but also serves many economical purposes. From the Tamhini Ghat you can take the road that leads to the Mulshi Dam backwaters. As you approach the Mulshi backwaters, you will come across many resorts.
Moving further towards kolad which is now becoming immensely popular for river rafting that you can do on the river Kundalika.Tamhini ghat provides the perfect picnic spot for many vacationers arriving here from Pune and its adjoining regions.There was beautiful greenery everywhere and lot of flowers along the road side making this journey more charming. Tamhini Ghat is simply ethereal with its sweeping views and is definitely less crowded than its cousin, Malshej Ghat. It is not advised to go through Tamhini ghat late in the evenings.
A drive to any such place near Pune is enough to free your mind from the stress caused by any of the above factors.
If you would like to see nature at its best and also pack in a little adventure, one of the best choices, especially during the monsoon, is Tamhini Ghat lonavla. It is during this time that the deep brown hills turn a verdant green and provide a feast for the eyes.
Tamhini Ghat lonavla can be accessed from Mumbai via the Mumbai-Goa Highway. Reach Kolad and after crossing the bridge over river Kundalika, take the left turn that leads to Pune via the Mulshi Dam backwaters. Tamhini Ghat is the stretch between Kolad and these backwaters. The gradual climb opens the doors to a different world of green velvety carpets, gushing streams, dark grey clouds stooping low, and the occasional waterfalls. These impromptu waterfalls caused by the rains – some trickling down the hill smoothly and some literally gushing down in torrents – attract tourists from far and wide.
The Tamhini Ghat waterfalls are a rhythmical and sublime tourist place. Like the Khandala Ghat the Tamhini Ghat as well is a pleasing and poetic boon to Maharashtra tourism. The stories of the Tamhini Ghat lonavla haunted places also attract quite a good amount of tourist.
The entire Western Ghat lonavla region is blessed with such small and large waterfalls and trekking places. Some are widely known others are not. Some are largely crowded others are not. So let us take a look at the real attractions of Tamhini Ghat.
From the Tamhini Ghat you can take the road that leads to the Mulshi Dam backwaters which will also lead you to the gigantic waterfall at Palse. This particular waterfall is quite a hit with the young crowd and don’t be taken aback if you see people actually jostling each other to get absolutely drenched. As you approach the Mulshi backwaters, you will come across many resorts where you can opt to stay overnight and enjoy the early morning view of the lake. Further ahead is Kolad which is now becoming immensely popular for river rafting that you can do on the river Kundalika. The currents are strong and it is the only river in Maharashtra where you can experience white water rafting. Kolad now has several cottages and resorts where you can book a room.