Tamhini Ghat .January 4, 2021
Tamhini Ghat is a mountain passage located between Mulshi and Tamhini in Maharashtra, India. Situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Tamhini Ghat is noted for its surroundings comprising scenic waterfalls, lakes and dense woods. The best time to visit is August and September.
The Tamhini road ghat cuts the Sahyadri range to join Mulshi to Tamhini and makes the route in Konkan from Pune. This ghat stretches almost 15 km. The road is now very good and newly laid. The entire stretch becomes a popular destination during the monsoons. During the rainy season, the place transforms into a green bed with many waterfalls and streams. There are state buses which ply through the ghat connecting Pune city with places on the Goa highway (NH17).
The Central Railway Zone & Indian Railways planned a connection between Pimpri Chinchwad to Kolad of Konkan Railway in Maharshatra through a Railway. The project was termed Kundalika River Valley Railway. But the plan was scrapped following survey of the region, which opined on the facts that neither a Broad Gauge nor a Metre Gauge railway can be constructed in Tamhini Ghat Region. Later a survey was done again for construction of a Narrow Gauge line, but it was also scrapped.