Karjat is situated on the banks of the River Ulhas and is an important centre for tourism, sports and spa hospitality. It is situated at an elevation of 936 feet above sea level. It is a popular tourist destination especially during the rainy season. It is also an excellent spot for adventure activities such as trekking, hiking, mountain climbing, river rafting, picnics and weekend getaways.
The city is also becoming an important centre for film shooting. Apart from that, it is also famous for its farm houses. Many people living in nearby cities such as Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai purchase second homes in Karjat to spend their holidays. Karjat has the longest chain of farmhouses in Asia.
Karjat is frequented by trekking enthusiasts throughout the year as it offers many challenging and interesting trekking trails. Some of the important trekking trails in the region include the Matheran via Rambagh point, Chanderi Fort and the Peth Fort.
The city is also an important centre for white water rafting and hence witnesses a huge inflow of tourists interested in adventure tourism. Some of the other tourist attractions near Karjat include the Ulhas Valley, the Kondana Caves, the Bhor Ghat and the Peth Fort.
The nearest railway station is the Karjat Railway Station which is connected via local trains to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. The nearest airport is the Mumbai Airport and the Navi Mumbai International Airport. A number of highways including the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, NH 17 and NH 4 pass through the city connecting it to nearby cities.