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Palghar Tourism’s main goal is to help tourists travel responsibly while boosting environmental sustainability. This means to minimize any harmful effect whether it is physical, social, behavioural and/or psychological that you, as a tourist, might have.
Pleasant Palghar is filled with gems that nature has to offer. It’s the perfect spot for an escape from the busy city life. From mountains to beaches and forests, you can experience it all here. The forests and reserves are bustling with exotic wildlife. You can enjoy treks and bird watching or just enjoy the waterfalls. The diverse landscape is spread across the eight talukas, so no matter which place you decide to visit, there will be something unique in terms of nature and wildlife. Your trip to Palghar is incomplete without experiencing the eco-tourism of Palghar in its full glory.

Suryamal Peak

Known as the tallest peak in the entire region, Suryamal is surrounded by Jawhar Taluka on the North, Igatpuri Taluka on the East and Wada and Vikramgad Taluka in the west.

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Tansa River Basin

The Tansa River Basin is a unique ecosystem surrounded by 3 small but charming villages of Ganeshpuri, Vajreshwari and Akloli.

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Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary

Spread over 320 sq. kms, the wildlife sanctuary at Tansa comprises the catchment area of Tansa Lake and the surrounding forests of Shahapur, Khardi, Vaitarna and East Wada Ranges in Shahapur tahsil of Thane district.

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Panju Island

The ancient village of Panju (Island) village, an area spread over 600 acres, is located in the Vasai creek, and positioned between western railway’s Naigaon and Bhayandar stations.

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Gholwad

Gholwad, which has always been famous for its chikoos, has now created a lucrative horticultural economy. As the primary commercial crop, 6% of land in Dahanu is under horticulture.

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Maswan

Maswan is a beautiful village with a unique culture. Though the village population is not more than 2000, the village has superior infrastructure (i.e. water, road, communication etc.). The village is surrounded by Surya river on one side and hills on the other.

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Tungareshwar Wild Life

Tungareshwar, at an altitude of 2,177 feet, is one of the highest mountain plateaus in Vasai. It is the favourite place for most of the seasoned trekkers across Maharashtra. After about a 3 km hike, there is a Shiv Mandir, the trekkers’ first halt on the way to Tungareshwar.

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Surya Dam

Surya Dam is the lifeline of Dahanu and Palghar talukas. It has a height of 58 metres, with a capacity of 285.31 cu mi. The dam also has a hydro power station.

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Devkhop Dam

Davkhop lake is located about one km from Palghar towards the east on the Palghar – Manor Road.

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Kavdas Dam

The Kavdas Dam has been built on the Surya River to create uninterrupted water supply water for Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (B.A.R.C.) located in Tarapur.

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Sakhara Dam

Sakhara Dam is situated near Dahanu on the way to Varoti. The dam name has been derived from Sakhar or Sugar because of the sweet water that the dam holds. Built in the beautiful Sahyadris, the dam is a huge weekend getaway attraction for tourists.

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Aswali Dam & Lake

The Asawali lake 8 km east of Bordi with the Aswali Dam is a picturesque spot surrounded by the Sahyadri mountain ranges. There are 13 trekking routes to explore at Talasari.

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Sajan Dam

This dam is surrounded by dense forest from all sides and features Mango and Chikoo plantations. The township of Sajan is mostly occupied by the Marathi community. Lush forests, a lovely waterfall, a small dam built over a peaceful winding river and a lovely idyllic people, is a complete picture of a perfect paradise.

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Khodala Hillside Hamlet

Khodala is a virgin hill station on the highest peak in Palghar district where nature has showered its blessings and beauty boundlessly. With mountains, valleys, waterfalls, green expanses, a variety of flowers, fruits, butterflies, and birds, the Khodala village is a fascinating ambience for solitude.

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Vaitarana Dam

Vaitarna Dam is the second tallest dam in Maharashtra, India, built on the Vaitarna river in Palghar district, Kochale village in 2013. The dam stands at a height of 102 metres and holds 455 million litres of water for Mumbai's water demand.

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Sunset point

Sunset point in Jawhar has a charming twilight view. Nearly 0.5 km towards west from the heart of the city, there is a spot for lovers called the sunset point. The shape of the valley around the sunset point is like a bow, therefore it is also known as Dhanukaman.

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Hanuman Point

An ancient Hanuman mandir of great religious importance gives it its name, Hanuman Point. Another point that lures tourists is the astonishing view of Jaivilas Palace. The Maruti or Hanuman mandir is known as Katya Maruti mandir.

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Khadkhad Dam

This is one of the major dams located near Jawhar city with astonishingly scenic locations. This place makes for a peaceful and natural ambience for someone looking for solitude.

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Jai Sagar Dam and lake

Built in 1956 by a royal family, this dam is a silent witness to the family's dedication to their subjects’ 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.

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Kosbad Hill

Naturally set amidst the 1500 ft high Bahrot Hills, these caves hold immense significance for Parsis. A legend reveals that Zarathostis took refuge in these caves in 1351 AD for 13 long years, to protect themselves from Muslim invaders.

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