Jawhar is a small hill town situated on a plateau of the Sahyadris mountain range between rift valleys in Palghar District. It is located at a distance of 42 km from Palghar District and known as the 'Mahabaleshwar of Palghar District'. As one of the lesser known hill stations of Maharashtra the place is gifted with exotic valleys, thick rich forests and a pleasant climate. Monsoons are the best time to visit Jawhar when a thick fog envelopes the village and the surrounding hills. Jawhar is also home to the Warli, Kolcha and Kukana tribes and these tribal communities have taken special efforts to preserve their culture and traditions. Jawhar is noted for Warli paintings that depict scenes from everyday life of the Warli people and were traditionally drawn with white on red background.