Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat is a mountain passage which cuts across the Sahyadri range to join pune and the Kokan region.

Tamhini Ghat

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

Tamhini Ghat

It is famous for its natural beauty with high mountains, green valleys, lakes and waterfalls.

Tamhini Ghat

The best time to visit is August and September.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat, on the outskirts of Pune  is a delightful getaway and a must-visit place during the monsoon.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

The 25 Km stretch that cuts the Sahayadris range passes through dense forests, waterfalls, and thick fog.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

 The mystic views along the way will force you to stop and enjoy the beauty of the Sahayadris at every corner.

Tamhini Ghat

From Pune – Chandni Chowk, take the road to Mulshi. It passes through Lavale, Pirangut, and Paud. Continue on this road. Follow the signs to Tamhini village.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat can be accessed from Mumbai via the Mumbai-Goa Highway.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Reach Kolad and after crossing the bridge over river Kundalika, take the left turn that leads to Pune via the Mulshi Dam backwaters.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat is the stretch between Kolad and Mulshi backwaters.

Tamhini Ghat

Before the ghats, the road snakes along the backwaters of the Mulshi Dam.

Tamhini Ghat

From the Tamhini Ghat you can take the road that leads to the Mulshi Dam backwaters

Tamhini Ghat

During the rains, the lake is brimming with water and offers great views.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

It is during this time that the deep brown hills turn a verdant green and provide a feast for the eyes.

Tamhini Ghat

 The value addition is that you can also explore the backwaters of Mulshi Dam.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

The roads on the ghat section, though pot-holed, are not as bad due to recent repairs. the scenery around would make you forget the bumpiness of the ride.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

A ride through Tamhini ghat is good even during the summer. But, this place opens up in the rains.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

The road was quite bad for a large part of the journey and was almost non-existent at some places.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat makes the wonders of Sahayadris more accessible as anyone can reach there on a bike or in a car.

Tamhini Ghat

A bike or a car is the best way to experience Tamhini ghat,

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

The waterfalls along the way are popular spots where most people crowd during the rains.

Tamhini Ghat

You will be mesmerized by the lush green valleys, wild flowers, gushing streams and dark clouds that dot the landscape in the monsoon season.

Tamhini Ghat

Mulshi Lake is a popular picnic spot, where one can enjoy rowing and canoeing here during the winter season.

Tamhini Ghat

A walk along the backwaters of the lake gives a good opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of the place along with a myriad variety of birds, especially during winter.

Tamhini Ghat

One can see the dam from the road itself, and its a good place for taking photographs.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

The temptation was too much to stop at every corner and click a photograph of the panorama.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

The view started getting increasingly good, with towering mountains crowned with thick clouds and lush greenery all around with just the right amount of mist, to make it look beautiful without obscuring things.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

 At one point I came across a wall-like cliff of mountain from which many waterfalls were cascading down, making it an incredible sight.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

I stopped at a place where a huge waterfall opened out right on to the road, making a loud gushing sound.

Tamhini Ghat

There were not too many people around, so I strolled about a little, got a great view of the valley below.

Tamhini Ghat

The gradual climb opens the doors to a different world of green velvety carpets, gushing streams, dark grey clouds stooping low, and the occasional waterfalls.

Tamhini Ghat

These impromptu waterfalls caused by the rains, some trickling down the hill smoothly and some literally gushing down in torrents , attract tourists from far and wide.

Tamhini Ghat

The rains turn the parched land into a carpet of green with plants and flowers in full bloom.

Tamhini Ghat

The hills stretch towards the skies like giant walls, partly covered by mist.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

 And all along is a mysterious and enchanting play of light and shadows with the overbearing clouds and the rain creating an effect quite like a flickering lantern.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat is simply ethereal with its sweeping views and is definitely less crowded.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

 In fact, every turn in the landscape holds a surprise, offering fantastic sights.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

The path to it will remind you of the forests that you may have read of in fairytales.

Tamhini Ghat

Earlier, the Tamhini Ghat road didn’t exist as this region is fully owned by Tata Power and was closed to the public. Mulshi dam, operated by Tata Power , is one of the biggest dams in Maharashtra that generates electricity for this entire region.

Tamhini Ghat

However, considering the need for additional routes to the Konkan region from Pune and Lonavala, the route through Tamhini Ghat was proposed and opened for the general public.

Tamhini Ghat

If you would like to see nature at its best and also pack in a little adventure, one of the best choices, especially during the monsoon, is Tamhini Ghat.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat

As you approach the Mulshi backwaters, you will come across many resorts where you can opt to stay overnight and enjoy the view of the lake.

Facts about Tamhini Ghat

  • Tamhini Ghat section is the 5th wettest place in India. It receives an average rainfall of 6498.4 mm, which is greater than Mahabaleshwar ( 5425.9 mm), making it the wettest place in Maharashtra.

  • In fact, there are 8 years between 1975 and 2013, when Tamhini has received more rainfall than Cherrapunji – the wettest place in India.

  • The weather station at Tamhini was set-up over 40 years ago by Tata Power as per the World Meteorological norms.

  • However, Tata station was not part of the rain-gauging network of the Indian Meteorological department.

  • Hence this fact is not documented in our school history books.

    Some glimpse of Tamhini Ghat.