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Karjat

Karjat is a city, a Municipal Council, a Tahsil and a sub-district in Raigad district, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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Geography

Karjat is located at [1].Karjat is an extended suburb of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, with a population of 2,17,363. It is located on Bhor ghat, Sahyadri, Western Ghats as well as at the end of coastal plains of Konkan region near Deccan. It has an average elevation of 194 metres (636 ft). It lies on the banks of the River Ulhas. Tourism, Adventure Sports, Higher Education, Film Shooting, Retailing, Nurseries & Plantation and Spa Hospitality are the main occupations. Karjat is a tahsil/taluk in Maharashtra and is situated in the Asthavinayak Ganesha belt region. As Karjat is a part of Mumbai Metro Region Mumbai metropolitan area, MMRDA has cleared Karjat for advanced Urban Planning with minimum FSI of 1.0. and CIDCO is being entrusted with town planning and implementation. New Housing policy has removed many procedural hurdles, which will facilitate ultra-modern urbanisation of the area http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/pdf/HPeng.pdf. townships are being developed under MMRDA Special Township provisions of Maharashta Regional and Town Planning Act, amended in year 2007 and also under Special Township Projects under section 63-I(A) of the Mumbai Tenancy & Agricultural Lands Act providing for automatic Non-Agricultural conversion of land of 100 acres/40 Hactres. Karjat has engineering, pharmacy, medical, management, advertising, hospitality colleges and also a Mass Media Advertising Institutes (AICAR) affiliated to the AICTE & University of Mumbai and also a few other graduation colleges and Oxford Schools. It has several tourist attractions including Palasdari, Matheran , Khandala, Bhimashankar, Malshej Ghat, Lonavla, etc.

Karjat is a major rail terminus, connected via local trains to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai, Khopoli and Panvel.Regular shuttle trains also run between Karjat and Lonavala and Karjat and Pune. Located about halfway between Mumbai and Pune, the town is a famous stop to buy Vada pav, (a popular potato savoury originated from here) when travelling by train between the two cities. All long and short distance trains halt here. Pune highway, national highways, Nasik Highway, Goa Highway, Mumbai-Pune expressway and state highways and Raigad District, Kharghar are well connected. The under construction sea over bridge, trans-harbour link between Sewri, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai will cut the distance between the two cities further and offer faster connectivity to Karjat also. Its proximity to many industries and holiday spots with good connectivity has made it a unique city in India. A new broad gauge railway has started between Karjat and Panvel and harbour railway line now stands extended up to Karjat. It is a preferred spot for weekend holidays, picnics, river rafting, trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing. It is a favored destination during rainy season.

Many farm houses and residential colonies are situated here with all civil amenities and a municipal corporation. People from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Pune have second or weekend homes here and regularly celebrate festivals, new year parties, week-end bash here. It is also popular for pleasure visits during the monsoon season. Distance from Chembur to Karjat is 46 kilometres and from Sion it is 49 kilometres. Karjat has an advanced bio-tech institute which has been developing patented hybrid varieties of rice of international repute, apart from other crops and techniques.

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Art Director Nitin Chandrakant Desai's "ND Studio" is a major stopover attraction for Karjat Tourists these days and top directors Films are shot here. White Feather Films http://www.whitefeatherfilms.net/ is setting up a new studio here. Hollywood production companies such as Twentieth Century Fox,Walt Disney and DreamWorks(with Reliance Big Studio) are setting up mega studios and production facilities here. Academy Award winning movie Slumdog Millionaire was shot here.

Karjat has got one of the largest chain of Farm Houses in Asia.

Other Attractions

Ulhas Valley

This valley glitters with large flowing streams of Ulhas river. It offers breathtaking sights during the monsoons, when the water falls gush through the thick greenery of the valley. There are a number of tunnels in the Ulhas valley, which helps the trains to pass through the valley.

Bhor Ghat

This ghat has a historical significance. It was the ancient trade route connecting the ports at Choul, Revdanda, Panvel, etc. on the Konkan coast and the hinterland on the Deccan plateau.

Nearest industrial areas

Holidays & Resorts

Hill-stations/places of interest

Educational institutes

Restaurants and lodges

Banks

& Several Other Banks

Pin code and long distance call

Pin-Code : 410201 (Karjat Town), 410101, 410102, 410201,410202, 410203, 410204, 410206, 410207, 410208, 410209, 410210, 410220, 400614, 400701, 400702, 400706, 400707, 421201, 421501, 421503, 421303

Dist : Raigad, Maharastra

India Telephone Code : +91-2148 or 02148 for outside Maharashtra, 95-2148 within Maharashtra

NGOs

Agricultural nurseries

Hospitals

Power plants

Airports

Seaports

Highways

Bus terminal

Karjat has a bus terminal near railway station in Bhisegaon. It is well connected to other cities in and around state by Maharashtra state owned passenger buses. Many private owned buses also provide transport service between Karjat and neighboring cities, including Mumbai and Panavel. Private taxis are also available near station. S T Bus Terminal (Gundage) Phone : 220371, 222076, 222085

Railway terminals/junctions

Satellite railway stations between Khopoli and Karjat

Satellite railway stations between Panvel and Karjat

Satellite Railway Stations Between Lonavala & Karjat

Satellite railway stations between Ambernath and Karjat

Hiking and trekking points, forts

Trekking Attractions : Karjat offers plenty of trails, ranging from medium to very demanding. The undulating hilly terrain and lofty slopes make it an ideal spot for trekking enthusiasts. The three prominent trekking trail leads to Matheran via Rambagh point, Peth Fort, and Chanderi Fort.

Ulhas Valley: The scenic Ulhas Valley has historical importance and is located between Rajmachi and Karjat. The picturesque valley is known for its verdant landscape and innumerable tunnels. During and just after monsoons, the valley sparkles due to shimmering waterfalls and streams.

Kondana Caves': These Buddhist rock cut caves are located near Kondana village. An easy trail leads you to these caves which are in ruins now. You can see the magnificent stupas, chaitya, vihara and sculptures. Standing at an altitude of 600 m, the caves offers panoramic view of the Ulhas valley, the Duke's and Duchess's nose of Khandala and the peaks. Rafting : It’s possible to go for white water rafting during the monsoon, on the upper sections of the Ulhas River. Kondana Village, 15 km from Karjat, is the put-in point. The best time go rafting is July to September, and the nerve tingling rafting adventure highly depends on the rainfall.

Farm Houses

New civil complexes

Recreational and sports complexes

MMRDA has planned to develop a part of area in Karjat-Khopoli belt as Recreational Hub. On horizen are Twenty20 league ground, Paint Ball Park, Theme Parks, Amusement Park, Golf Course and other recreation facilities.

Phone numbers of interest at Karjat

Code 02148 (India) or 952148 (Maharashtra) 0r +91-2148 (International)

Air Towers & Connectivity

Phone: Industries and establishments

Links of interest

Sports and adventure links for Karjat

Festivals celebrated

Land-revenue blocks in Karjat

Karjat mappoints

Extracts from wikimapia with thanks! http://wikimapia.org/country/India/Maharashtra/Karjat/

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