Varandha Ghat

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Varandha Ghat
Varandha Ghat Top.JPG
Location Maharashtra, India
Range Sahyadri

Varandha Ghat (वरंधा घाट) is a mountain passage located between NH4 and Konkan in Maharashtra, India for road traffic.

Situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Varandha Ghat is noted for its surroundings, comprising scenic waterfalls, lakes and dense woods.[1]

Road[edit]

The Varandha ghat cuts the Sahyadri range to join Bhor to Mahad and is one of the routes between Konkan and Pune. It is 108 kilometres (67 mi) from Pune. This ghat stretches almost 10 kilometres (6.2 mi). The route from Niradevghar Dam up to the start of the ghat is full of twists and turns and skirts the backwaters of the dam. Due to its remote nature, lack of facilities, and lack of mobile phone signal, using the route at night is not recommended. Varandha Ghat is a place full of abundant beauty of nature. The lush green mountains and abundant rainfall make this place as a good tourist attraction. The best time to visit is monsoon season. As of early August 2013, this is the better maintained road between Pune and Konkan, compared to Tamhini Ghat and Mahabaleshwar routes.

Attractions[edit]

Waghjai Mandir point offers stunning views of the mountains, deep valley, and in monsoon, numerous waterfalls. There are a few tea stalls at this point. Numerous Rhesus Macaques frequent this point, so closing of vehicle windows is a must if you plan to disembrak from your vehicle. Shivtharghal is a famous tourist / religious place about 15 km away from this road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tamhini Ghat