- This article is about the town in Thane District of Maharashtra, India. For the town in Somalia, see Giohar, and for the Fatimid general, see Gawhar Al-Siqilli
|Elevation||447 m (1,467 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Urban co-operative bank(atm),
Thana bank(atm), HDFC bank atm State ban(atm) Axies bank atm Maharashtra bank(atm)
जवाहर महाराष्ट्र के भारतीय राज्य में एक शहर और ठाणे जिले में एक नगर परिषद है. यह मुंबई से लगभग 166 किमी और नासिक शहर से 80 किमी दूर है.
Jawhar Princely State
The princely state of Jawhar was originally founded in 1343 AD. As a princely state, it became a part of Bombay Presidency during the British Raj and was given a 9-gun salute status. The last ruler of Jawhar at Indian independence was Raja Patang Shah V (Yashswant Rao) Mukne, a koli Kshatriya.
Jawhar is located at  It has an average elevation of 447 metres (1466 feet)..
According to the 2001 India census, Jawhar had a population of 11,296. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Jawhar has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 66%. In Jawhar, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Proposal for Jawhar district
The Thane district is under proposal to be divided and a separate Jawhar District be carved out of existing Thane district with the inclusion of the northern tribal talukas of Thane district which include Palghar, Vada, Vikramgad, Jawhar, Mokhada, Dahanu and Talasari talukas in the proposed Jawhar district.
Points of interest
Jai Vilas Palace
The palace was build by Raje Yashwant Rao Maukne. The stone used for this is syinite which was brought from Kalidhond which is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) away from its location. It is said that when the work of palace was completed, the quarry from which the stone was extracted was destroyed. The Geological Department of the Government of India has undertaken a survey to discover its location.
The palace is a master piece of pink stone. There is a beautiful garden of Kaju.[clarification needed]
On the east side of the city, approximately 1 to 2 kilometres (0.62 to 1.2 mi) from the heart of the city there was a old temple of Maruti which, because of its location deep in the forest, was known as Katya Maruti mandir. The temple is surrounded by a 500-foot (150 m)-deep valley on three sides.
The site has undergone recent devlopment, and has come to be known as Hanuman Point.
Approximately 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) west of the heart of the city is Sunset Point, so named because of the views of the sunset available from this high point at the end of a valley.Sunset Point is the natural attractive point in Jawhar.The place is picturesque and the ambience is cool and clam.The view of sunset is thezenith faraway in the distance, is a wonderful eye catching view.Tourists visiting this special sunset platform never miss the opportunity of this breathtaking view.
The Shirpamal,a structure created at the top of a hill, is said to have been built three centuries ago when Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj chose to camp here en-route to surat.It is the very place where the first Vikramshah,the king of Jawhar kingdom had welcomed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and put a feather in his crown.
Jai sagar dam
Built in 1956 by the Royal Family,this dam is silent witness to the royal family's dedication for their subject's well being.
One cannot forget the entire cost of building this dam was borne by the royal family,even after their royal facilities were discontinued by the government.
It is the 100 meter heightst natures miracle.the waterfall is for 365 days.it is a natural waterfall whole beauty will enthrall you.one of the best known spots for trekking,rock climbing and even rappelling.
This is one of the major dams near jawhar city with beautiful sceinic locations.The place provides a peaceful natural ambience to soothe a tired mind & body.besides this excess water of dam flows through the huge rocks(just ahead the dam) which can be seen in form of a waterfall.We are sure,its beauty will absolutely enthrall you!!
- By air: nearest airport is Mumbai.
- By rail: Nearest railhead is Igatpuri, 61 kilometres (38 mi) distant on the Central Railway; on the Western Railway, nearest railhead is Dahanu, 65 kilometres (40 mi) distant
- By bus: State Transport buses ply from Mumbai, Thane and Nashik to Jawhar.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jawhar
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.