An erstwhile princely state built by the Munke Dynasty, Jawahar is positioned in a scenic location with dense green forests and various small & large waterfalls. If historical evidences are anything to be believed, this place was used as a camp base by Chhatrapati Shivaji during his travel to Surat. Jawhar is famous as the natural habitat of Worli tribes and also renowned for their traditional paintings. Jawhar is brimming with many attractive locations such as Jai Vilas Palace, Dadar-Kopra Falls, Palusa Falls and Bhopatgad Fort.
How to Reach Jawahar from Pune
Attractions in Jawahar
Located in the suburbs of Jawahar, Bhopatgad Fort is a fort type structure constructed by Chhatrapati Shivaji. It is a historical monument related strongly with the Maratha kingdom. It is believed that Shivaji used to hold his official and personal meetings in this fort. Legend has it that this fort was visited by Lord Ram, his consort Sita and their two sons-Lava and Kusha.
Jai Vilas Palace
Also known as Raj Bari, Jai Vilas Palace was the royal residence of Munke Family. The palace is firmly placed at the peak of a rock. The domes of the palace are highly attractive and it is located in the midst of lush green sceneries. The palace displays the culture and the lifestyle of tribal kings.
Built by the Maratha Emperor ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji’, Shirpamal is a massive structure perched atop of a hill and dates back to 300 years ago. It is located at the peak of the highest hill so that the royal people can keep a watch on the activities of their enemies.