On a recent drive, I happened to ‘discover’ Jambhulpada. It is a quiet little village, off the Mumbai – Pune Highway, tucked amidst tall trees, on the banks of the river Amba, off the state highway near Khopoli.
There is an old age ashram, the Anand Dham, a small hotel with a restaurant called ‘Rest In The Forest’ and practically not much else. It seems to be an old village with a few remaining old style houses. And thank god for it. The quaintness is the charm of this village.
AnandDham was setup in 1997. It is said to be a nice place for senior citizens to retire to, and has adequate provisions for their needs. The Dikshit Bhojanalay is run by a a lady called Mrs Smita Sadashiv Dixit and one can find a very good meal here. There are some temples here like the Mahalaxmi Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, and the Sidhha Laxmi Dashbhuja Ganapati Mandir.
Since it’s so close to Mumbai, a day’s getaway would be completely possible. Jambhulpada near Khopoli is barely some 120km from Mumbai.
There’s even a blog dedicated to this village.
Getting there: Take the State Highway 92 off the Mumbai – Pune Highway near Khopoli, (the road that leads to Imagica) and keep going inside. Jambhulpada will be on your left.
Where To Stay in Jambhulpada: Rest In The Forest is a quaint hotel. We haven’t seen it’s rooms, but the restaurant food is nice. Phone: +91 952142 – 244135
It is a great place for an afternoon lunch and then back.
8 thoughts on “Jambhulpada : A Quiet Little Village Near Mumbai”
Wonderful photographs that have beautifully captured the essence of Jambhulpada 🙂
It is being very difficult to call a place as village as all the things which are present in Metro are also present in village but it is amazing to see a calm and small village near a metro. nice clicks
Hi Yogi! True, its a beautiful and quite place.
Seems so serene and peaceful, a day’s getaway to such places helps me gather my peace of mind 🙂
Yeah,. it’s just that kind of place…
Hi can you please help me which is the nearest raiway station
Hi Jitesh! It will be roughly 40km from either Lonavala Railway Station or Karjat Railway Station. 24km from Khopoli Railway Station.