Jawhar is a hill station, popularly known as the “Mahabaleshwar of Thane district”. It is surrounded by lush greenery and thick forests and known for its picturesque setting and a vibrant cultural heritage.



The princely state of Jawhar was originally founded in 1343 AD. As a princely state, it became a part of Bombay Presidency during the British Raj. The last Princely Ruler of Jawhar at Indian independence was HH Shrimant Raja Patang Shah V (Yeswant Rao) Mukne.

The history of Jawhar dates back to 1343 when a tribal king Jayaba Mukne founded the village. During the British rule Jawhar, a princely state was part of the Bombay Presidency.


By Air: Nearest airport is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, which is nearly 165 km from Jawahar.

By Rail:
Nearest major railway station is Mumbai (Bombay) VT railway station, which is nearly 165 km away from Jawahar.

By Road: Maharastra Road Transport Corporation provides bus services between Jawahar and other cities in and around Mumbai.

166 km from Mumbai and 80 km from the city of Nasik.
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Best time to visit
June and February