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Holiday Home Property Market of Karjat and Reviews of Major Developments

Holiday Home Property Market of Karjat and Reviews of Major Developments

Karjat property guide

We have always maintained our view that with the skyrocketing property prices of holiday home destinations near Mumbai like Lonavala and Alibaug, Karjat, the picturesque town in Maharashtra’s Konkan coast in the foothills of Matheran, is soon going to be the holiday home buyer’s preferred location. Already one can see signs of growth of its nascent second home property markets with prices surging by each day. A well-known hill station

Bungalows Plots in UshaWoods in Karjat – Should you Invest here?

Bungalows Plots in UshaWoods in Karjat – Should you Invest here?


UshaWoodsWhen I spoke to the developer today I was a little surprised. Karjat, the picturesque town in Maharashtra’s Konkan coast, is situated in the foothills of Matheran and is a well-known hill station in Maharashtra. The easy accessibility to Karjat from Mumbai has made it a prime weekend getaway.

However it’s been almost a year since I first reviewed this development and the prices of the plots have not

Eden Park – Bungalow Plots at Khardi in Maharashtra


After the success of Phase I and II, Someshwar Builders & Developers has launched the third phase of Eden Park comprising bungalow plots in a gated community amidst an absolutely zero pollution and pristine ambience and surrounded by lush green mountains of Khardi, near Shahapur in Maharashtra. The marketing of Eden Park III, like the earlier phases is being exclusively done by Dreamz Realty Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

The location:

Foodie’s Guide to Maharashtra – the land of vada pavs

The most popular and common man’s food – vada pav

Maharashtrian cuisine ranges from being mild to spicy. Maharashtrian cuisine is divided into two, Konkani, and Varadi. Though quite different, both use a lot of seafood and coconut.Maharashtrian meals are scientifically planned and cooked-the golden rule being that the cooking medium must not be seen. The vegetables are more or less steamed and lightly seasoned so as to retain their

Orior Developers’ Bhaskar Valley in Karjat Under the Scanner

Orior developers – the company behind the residential township project Bhaskar Valley in Karjat – have been facing the flak for non-allotment of land in spite of timely payment by customers. Spread over 250 acres in Ambivali village on the Karjat-Matheran road, Bhaskar Valley was launched in 2007 and since then several buyers have lodged complaints on different consumer forums expressing their grievances.

Bhaskar valley from Ambivali village

The route to Bhaskar Valley


Coral Lake – luxurious studio apartments in Karjat

coral lake studio ApartmentKarjat offers a gamut of choices to suit the needs of city dwellers looking to settle in Karjat, own a holiday home or simply for investment.

One of the project coming up in Karjat is Coral lake, in Kundlaj village 5 kms from the main city, developed and marketed by RCL Homes.

Project features

aerial view coral lake

Coral Lake comprises 15 buildings with 240 luxurious studio apartments of 680 sq ft facing the

Villa Montana – Bali style luxurious villas in Karjat

Villa Montana – Bali style luxurious villas in Karjat


Karjat has emerged as the preferred weekend getaway among the peace-seeking urban dwellers. The beautiful Sahyadri range, vast expanse of paddy fields, proposed roadway which is set to reduce time to reach Karjat from Mumbai and Panvel and most importantly, its proximity to Mumbai, Pune and Nashik, has led to the rapid development of Karjat.

In the last five to six years, several new projects – weekend home or residential

Life as a baker in the countryside of Karjat – Meherzad Afagh

Meherzad AfaghThe Irani Zorastrians are well known for their bakeries in and around Mumbai or Pune – the fresh bread, delicious pastries, rolls and melt-in-the-mouth pavs – are unmatched by any other mass bread manufacturers. Karjatkars too have the opportunity to enjoy some of these bakes, courtesy, Meherzad Afagh, the 33-year old entrepreneur who has been running a popular chain called Meher Bakery for the last 11 years.

After pursuing

Dr Om and Chandra Kaul’s home away from home in Karjat

Dr Om and Chandra Kaul’s home away from home in Karjat


Moving away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Dr Om Kaul and his wife Dr Chandra Kaul decided to settle in Karjat three years ago, to lead a more peaceful existence. Om, a consultant for well-known companies, and his wife, a gynecologist by profession, in their quest to find peaceful surroundings, left their lavish house in Lokhandwala to move into a small village, and they don’t regret

Life as an organic farmer in the countryside of Karjat – Rustom Taraporwala

Rustom Taraporwala

Rustom Taraporwala

When Rustom Taraporwala came to Karjat way back in 1969, little did he know that it would change his life into something he always desired. Farming has been his hobby since childhood and driven with the passion to pursue it further, Rustom settled in Karjat in 1978.

A well-known name in Karjat, Rustom is an active member of the village, a journalist for regional dailies, a co-founder of

Life in a tourist destination – Karjat – Roxanne Davur

Life in a tourist destination – Karjat – Roxanne Davur


A master trainer in animal welfare and the first woman to work on Indian race courses, meet Roxanne Davur – the founder of Terra Animal Trust – who has come back to the serene environs of Karjat, a place closely connected to her family, to start an animal shelter for abandoned, destitute and chronically handicapped animals.

Her family was one of the first few to have settled in Karjat

Life in a tourist destination – Karjat – Clyde and Bhavika Fernandes

Clyde and BhavikaDespite a successful corporate life in a metro, many young couples are setting up roots in more relaxed vacation destinations. While they are discovering the joys of a more relaxed career graph, they are also proving to be an inspiration to the Generation-Y to follow their hearts in whatever they do, and make a success of it.

In our endeavour to showcase these couples’ transition from a corporate rat-race to

Weekend getaways gear up for I-Day rush

A double bonanza in the form of holidays for Rakhi on Saturday and India’s Independence Day on Monday awaits eager travellers. everyone’s geared up to spend this extended weekend away from their homes. Several city slWeekend getawaysickers are extending the upcoming weekend, taking an extra day off on Friday.

“I have reported sick on Friday and will be driving down to Mussoorie early on Friday morning,” says Siddarth Kashyap, an

Listing of some second home projects in and around Mumbai

Fortune Hotel courtyard, Lavasa, Maharashtra.Image via WikipediaHi Everyone,

I have been asked to compile a short list of second home developments close to Mumbai. I will do so and slowly start reviewing them. Here is my list with quick comments:-
1. Lavasa – must see and evaluate for all. Pricing approx 3500Rs. /sq. foot, leasehold (999 years), tightly managed and regulated community where owners have limited freedom but overall you can expect better