For a much more peaceful and quiet escape, Sajan is the place for you. Located in literally a very “sleepy village,” as it’s called, Sajan, one of the most peaceful places to visit near Mumbai, resides in the Western Ghats of Thane. With a junglee river flowing right through the middle of it, Sajan puts the ‘s’ in sleepy.
Although natural beauty remains the sole attraction of this village, Sajan also claims to be a historic venture that not too many people are aware of.
Some attractions for the regular tourist includes watersport activities, offered at the Sajan Nature Club. River crossing and rappelling are just some of the adventurous offerings at Sajan.
The Palusa Waterfalls is a sight that shouldn’t be missed. These artificial waterfalls provide a great height for adventure lovers to slide down and allow the force of the waters to carry you to the point where they run out of steam. Once the waters calm down, it’s perfect for a relaxing, leisurely swim. You can discover these mesmerizing falls about 12 km from Sajan on the Vikramgad-Jawhar Road.
You can also trek down to the Moho River, about 1 and a half km from Sajan Nature Club for some river crossing. The trek to Moho-Khurd Dam is also a great, light exercise through the jungles, overlooking the crystal, blue, sparkling waters. It’s a must do for bird watchers.
One more must see sight is the Tiger Caves, located about 16 km from Sajan, perfect for rappelling, rock climbing, and just indulging in scenic beauty.
By road, you can reach Sajan in about 2 and a half hours, taking the Jawhar State Highway via Pali.
Eateries around Sajan: Close to Sajan, in Vikramgad, there happens to be a pretty shade bar, a couple of vada pac stalls, and a few small restaurants, mostly traditional Maharashtrian. Sajan Nature Club also dishes out some interesting cuisine.