Driving in Tamhini ghat throughout monsoon. This is certainly one of my favored ghat sections close to Pune. Here are a few facts in place of travel in Monsoon.
Tamhini Ghat road, a road often travelled yet unexplored!!. Owing to the heavy rains, it’s the perfect time to explore the Tamhini Ghat region, a region surrounded by Mulshi Lake, countless waterfalls and dense forest cover.
Tamhini ghat segment is mountain avenue between Mulshi and Sanaswadi village connecting Pune town and Mangaon town from Konkan. This ghat stretches almost 15 km. During the rainy seasons, the place transforms right into an inexperienced bed with plenty of waterfalls and small streams.
Tamhini ghat offers the best picnic spot for lots tourists arriving here from Pune and its adjoining areas. The clouds move down from their lofty homes for an engagement with those mountains. There become lovely greenery everywhere and a lot of plants along the street aspect making this journey more charming.
There are many waterfalls that are important enchantment for Monsoon. The first principal waterfall is after crossing Mulshi village close to Atlanta Health Care center. You want a parked car and small nature path will take you to famous Mulshi fall. There are two trails to attain 2 different waterfalls. One on left facet is easily available to tourist whereas there is every other path which required the small hike. Both waterfalls are beautiful and I decide to visit second.
After 15 km force, you could attain in Tamhini Ghat. Tamhini Ghat gives you beautiful waterfalls, valley view, and Green Mountain.
How to reach Tamhini Ghat road
Simple Road Route from Pune.
To reach to Tamhini Ghat from Pune is Pune -> Chadani Chowk -> Pirangut -> Paud village -> Mulashi village -> Tamhini village -> Tamhini Ghat.
The place can only be explored if you have your own private vehicle!! If you are coming from Pune, take the Mulshi Road which starts after the Pirangut Village. After riding for around 20 kms, you will reach the beautiful Mulshi Lake. From here, the Tamhini Ghat road begins which stretches up to the Orchard Café in Sanaswadi. From the Café, you can begin with the return journey.
If you are coming from Mumbai, take the Rasayani – Imagica Theme Park – Pali –Vile route. You can ride all the way up to Mulshi and plan a return journey from there.
Food and stay options at Tamhini Ghat
At every nook and corner of the Tamhini Ghat region, you can see small dhabas selling tea, Maggi, pakora, and corn. Having any of these in such surroundings is a moment to remember. I did eat Dosa, Vad Pav at Hotel Vithal Kamat and would highly recommend them. Quick Bite located near Mulshi is also a great option.
Hotel Vithal Kamat on Tamhini Ghat road
Generally, everyone covers Tamhini Ghat region on a day trip from Pune/Mumbai and rarely stays for a night. But if you are looking for a stay option, you can inquire at Vithal Kamat hotel. I didn’t try that option.
Best time to visit Tamhini Ghat
Obviously, 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.
A road trip which I supposed to end in 5-6 hours extended to 12 hours and still I am sure that there is so much left in the Tamhini Ghat region for me to explore. That’s the beauty of the place. I am surely coming back to explore more of it.