Note: Its not actual tamhini ghat which is famous for trips.
Situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Tamhini Ghat is noted for its surroundings comprising scenic waterfalls, lakes and dense woods. the best time to visit is August and September. Tamhini Ghat starts from mulshi dam (you will not find any board) and ends at orchard cafe. You can start by visiting a water fall near Basho resort and drive till orchard cafe. this is 40KM stretch of Tamhini ghat full of scenic beauty and no. of falls. however you will not find traffic and much tea shops only few restaurant such as kamat, basho, orchard cafe. Get some bathing cloths along with you because you will be tempted to get wet after seen the beautiful falls.The recommendation is to cross the ghat in day time because in evening it is very lonely.
Be careful when you search Tamhini ghat on internet because there are some maps(especially Google Maps) that show an incorrect location for Tamhini ghat. It is incorrectly shown that Tamhini ghat is near Lonavala/Khandala, which is incorrect. Google map lists this chat as Tamhini Ghat road.
The Tamhini road ghat cuts the Sahyadri range to join Mulshi to Tamhini and makes the route in konkan from Pune. This ghat stretches almost 15 km. The road is not so good with lot of potholed sections. But the entire stretch becomes a popular destination during the monsoons. During the rainy seasons, the place transforms into a green bed with lots of waterfalls and small streams. There are state buses which ply through the ghat connecting Pune city with places on the Goa highway(NH17).
Tamhini ghat was not existing earlier as the whole area is under Tata Power. Considering the requirement of additional routes to take traffic in Konkan from Pune and Lonawala, this route was proposed.
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