Tamhini Ghat, Pune, Maharashtra
Tamhini ghat is one of the mountain pass located which connects Konkan region to Deccan. Tamhini ghat can be called as a sister ghat of Malshej ghat. Tamhini ghat is best visited in monsoon. Tamhini ghat is named after a village called Tamhini at the top of the ghat. The ghat is well built at places roads are bad but its manageable and was earlier closed for public due to TATA power plant. But due to increased traffic this route was opened.
Tamhini ghat is a beautiful place where everything looks from a different world. Tamhini ghat route is very scenic and one feels urge to stop at every bend of the road to see the scene. Waterfalls are plenty. Turn your head anywhere you will see a waterfall. Some are small while some are huge and height.
Tamhini ghat is a 25 km road from base till top with numerous waterfalls and valley view point. It passes by the Kundalika valley.
There are numerous waterfalls flowing in Kundalika valley which forms Kundalika river which fills the Bhira Dam at base. This dam when releases water various river sports are done in it.
There is a fort Kurdugad fort on top of Tamhini.
Tamhini ghat has an elevation gain of 630m above sea level appx.
The turns are not sharp but speed of vehicle needs to be low.
There are no resorts in Tamhini ghat to stay in, while you may find a resort in Mulshi ahead of Tamhini. Situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Tamhini Ghat is noted for its surroundings comprising scenic waterfalls, lakes and dense woods.
Tamhini ghat is famous for its waterfall all around the road till top. One will find waterfalls everywhere till top.
Farming is done on a large scale in Tamhini. The farms are very scenic in Tamhini ghat.
There are many forts in Tamhini like Kurdugad, Ghangad, Tailbaila, Sudhagad, Tung and many more.
Best Time: Monsoon
Road condition: Fair
Best views: Waterfalls, Valleys, Mulshi Lake
Resort: In Mulshi
Way to reach: a) From Lonavala b) From Kolad
Road side eatery: Kanees(Corns), Tea