Tamhini Ghat is a mountain passage located between Mulshi and Tamhini in Maharashtra, India. It is on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, and it is popular for picturesque surroundings which have numerous cascading waterfalls, lakes and verdant forests.
Pune District, Maharashtra, India.
The Tamhini Ghat was owned by the Tata Power company and was not open to the common public. Considering the demand for supplementary routes to the Konkan region from Pune and Lonavala owing to increased number of travellers, this route was proposed and opened. Tamini Ghat section is considered to be the 5th wettest place in India.
Tamini Ghat is near Pune, situated on the crest of the western ghats. The ghat is furnished with reach flora and fauna along with numerous cascading waterfalls, lakes and dams in its vicinity.
The region has a hot-semi arid climate year-round with an average temperature ranging from 19-33 degrees Celsius.
April and May are the hottest months in Pune when the temperature reaches up to 42 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme, and the temperature can go as low as 10 degrees Celsius at night, but the average daytime temperature is around 26 degrees Celsius.
The annual rainfall in the Tamhini ghat region is around 6498 mm.
Things to do
It is a hotspot for adventure activities and nature trails. Some of the famous spots at Tamhini ghat can be listed as Andharban trail start point, Mulshi lake, Tikona fort, Korigad fort, Sudhagad fort, Panshet dam, Varasgaon dam, Hadshi Mandir, , Temghar dam, Lavasa citywhich also offers watersport activities, etc.
Nearest tourist places
- Temghar Dam: - The Temghar Dam is situated on the Mutha river that flows through the city of Pune. The fascinatinglandscape around the dam enthralls all its visitors. The experience of staying nearby of the dam is peaceful and soothing, as one can get an experience of beautiful creation of mother nature.
- Varasgaon Dam: - Varasgaon is a dam on the Mose river which supplies water to the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India. It is also called Veer Baji Pasalkar Dam. Surrounded by the natural beauty it is one of the three major dams which provides water to Pune City.
- Mulshi Dam: - Mulshi dam is the name of a major dam on the Mula river in India. It is in the Mulshi Taluka administrative division of the Pune district of Maharashtra state. The place offers gorgeous scenery all around the world but it is a must visit destination during the monsoon to witness the picturesque surroundings, birdwatching, trekking as well as photography.
- Panshet Dam: - Panshet Dam, also called Tanaji Sagar dam, is a dam on the Ambi river, a tributary of the Mutha river, about 50 KM southwest of the city of Pune in western India. The dam was constructed in the late 1950s for irrigation and along with three other dams nearby, Varasgaon, Temghar, and Khadakwasla, it supplies drinking water to Pune.
- Tikona fort: - Tikona also known as Vitandgad is the dominant hill fort in Maval in western India. It is near Kamshet around 60 KM from Pune. The village nearest to the fort is called Tikona-Peth. Owing to its shape resembling to triangle, the 3500 ft tall hill is named as Tikona means ‘Triangular’.
- Sudhagad fort: - Sudhagad / Bhorapgad is a hill fort situated in Maharashtra, India. One can also visit the Sudhagad wildlife sanctuary here. The plateau has a couple of lakes and many temples, some of them are ruined though. The fort is visited regularly by the trekking enthusiasts.
Special food speciality and hotel
Be sure to not miss out on delicacies like misal pav, pithla bhakri, pav bhaji, poha, vada pav.
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
Various hotels and restaurants are available near Tamhini Ghat.
The nearest hospital is at a distance of 31 KM in Ghotawade.
The nearest Post office is available at 17 KM at Shere
The nearest police station is 24 KM at Paud.
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
The monsoon months of July to September are the best time to explore this region. However, the region remains lush green almost for the entire year and is worth a visit any time of the year.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi, Marathi