Adventures Drive Through The 9 Majestic Ghats of Maharashtra

Mountain Ghats are same as mountain passes,The curvy and scenic road through the majestic mountains, deep valleys and dangerous ridge. These continuous elevated crest of mountains and hills offers breathtaking view of nature but dangerous driver. Great mountains and beautiful hills of the country offers many high altitude mountain passes and ghats such as Malshej Ghat near Pune,Amboli Ghat Goa and Kumbharli Ghat are few most beautiful Ghats of Maharashtra. Most of these mountain ghats are located in Western Ghats and Eastern ghats of India along with some in northeast states and Uttarakhand.

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Amboli Ghat

Amboli_Ghat

The tranquil hill lies in the Sahyadri Mountain range of majestic Western Ghats near Sawantwadi,Maharashtra. Amboli Ghat is one of the most beautiful mountain ghat in India and a famous hill station, it receives heavy rainfall and surrounded by thick forests,cascading waterfalls and amazing nature landscapes.

Malshej Ghat

The majestic Malshej Ghat located in the Western Ghats range in Pune district of Maharashtra. Malshej Ghat is known for its rugged hills, curvy road,dark woods and different kinds of flora and fauna especially avifauna such as quails, rails, crakes, flamingos and cuckoos.

Kumbharli Ghat

The Kumbharli Ghat is situated across the Western Ghats range and connects Konkan region of coastal Ratnagiri to Satara District. Kumbharli Ghatis one of the major mountain pass of Konkan region and always got a heavy traffic of transportation and vehicle. Famous Koyna Dam is situated at the eastern end of Kumbharli Ghat mountain pass.

Amba Ghat

Amba-Ghat

The high hills mountain pass is situated on the national highway 204 between Ratnagiri and Kolhapur. Amba Ghat nested in the Sahyadri mountain ranges and famous for its picturesque mountain landscapes,pleasant climate and a favorite weekend destination. Amba Ghat is also become one of the most famous venue for paragliding sport.

Bhor Ghat

Bhor-Ghat

The mountain passage is situated between Karjat and Khandala in Maharashtra along the Mumbai Pune Expressway. Bhor Ghat is well famous for its scenic beauty,waterfalls during the monsoon,lakes and dense wood forest. Railway line through the Bhor Ghat crosses 28 tunnels and it is one of the busiest rail as well as rod pass in the country.

Chorla Ghat

Chorla-Ghat

The Chorla Ghat located at the borders of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra, Chorla Ghat lies in the Sahyadri mountain range of majestic Western Ghats. Chorla Ghat is known as hot biodiversity region and home to few rare species of wildlife and a beautiful nature destination for Jungle walks,Treks and hikes.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini-Ghat

The dangerous cum beautiful Tamhini Ghat is located near Pune and close to Lonavala, surroundings by the Mulshi Dam and natural beauties. Tamhini Ghat offers one of the best nature destination and Amazing monsoon weekend gateway around the city.

Kasara Ghat

The mountain pass situated near the Kasara town on the busy Mumbai Nashik route in the Western Ghats. Kasara ghat is one the four major route to Mumbai and one of the best Ghat road journey to Mumbai.

Kashedi Ghat

Kashedi-ghat

The stunning Kashedi Ghat with deadly curve is situated near Poladpur in the Raigad district on NH 17, The national highway on the banks of the river Savitri. The deadly turns makes it one of the most dangerous mountain ghat of Maharashtra. Other mountain ghats are Nane Ghat, Shendurjana Ghat and Mahur Ghats. Western Ghats have so many other majestic mountain passes throughout its states such as wayanad Ghats.

  • Ganesh Madhav

    Among the 9 best ghats of Maharashtra, the one name that is missing is that of Karul Ghat measuring 11kms. This ghat is situated on the route connecting Kolhapur and Kankavli. It’s one part of the twin ghats Karul and Bhuibawada. Very picturesque and extremely difficult to navigate especially the ascent from bottom to top. This ghat is also overlooked by the Gagangad Fort which overlooks the twin ghats……….. Go try driving this ghat and be awestruck

    • Thanks for the information Ganesh, I will add this one too.

      • umesh

        One more missing ghat is famouls Varandha Ghat between Pune-Mahad. This is risky to be driven especially at night.