A small hill town on the plateau of the Sahyadri range, it is also known as the Mahabaleshwar of the Palghar district. Endowed with exotic valleys and dense forests, it is one of the lesser visited hill stations, but no less beautiful. Gushing waterfalls cascading over dark rocks, surrounded by verdant trees make for a lovely site, especially during the monsoon season, when the air is crisp and fresh, and the fragrance of petrichor permeates the senses.

Founded in 1306, the hill station served as a camping for Maratha king Shivaji and his army, as they made their way to Surat. It became a part of the Bombay Presidency under the British, but today is home to various Indian tribes, including the likes of Warli, Kolcha and Kukana. Warli art is native to the region. Apart from the scenic environment, Jawhar offers a glimpse of the tribal culture and the art of the region.

While you�re in the Jawhar, do make time to visit the attractions nearby. Have a photography session at the lovely Dabdaba Waterfalls, catch a glorious sunset at Hanuman Point and Sunset Point, get a glimpse of Maharashtra�s history at the impressive Bhopatgad Fort, and trace the footsteps of the Munke rulers at Jal Vilas Palace.

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