Jan 30, 2023Mumbai Real Estate

Manor – The Upcoming Tourist Destination near Mumbai

by Godrej Properties Limited



Manor, a small town located in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, may not be on top of everyone's travel bucket list, but it's definitely worth a visit. Located within a short drive from Mumbai, Manor is the perfect getaway for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

The town has a rich history and culture, with several interesting landmarks and attractions to discover. For those early explorers, who ventured places like Alibag & Karjat when they weren’t ‘destinations’ decades ago, Manor definitely makes the cut to become a ‘destination’ in the future.

What makes near-metro places tourist destinations?

Views & Sceneries:

Manor is in close proximity to beautiful locales such as Kelwa beach, Satpati beach and Tansa Lake. Kelwa Beach is one of the highly preferred beaches in Maharashtra. It offers a view of the lovely sea, sand and the beauty around lush green trees. The Satpati beach is one of the largest beaches in Maharashtra. It is also a popular fishing hub of India. Tansa lake, a dam reservoir, is said to be the longest and oldest masonry dam in the MMR area. It is supposed to be the only freshwater lake, built in 1892 as part of the Tansa Dam project. Tourists can relax and marvel at the beauty of nature at these places.

Historic & Cultural attractions:

The Tarapur Fort, located just outside of town, is a popular destination for history buffs and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. The Jai Vilas Palace, is another popular attraction, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of the past.In addition to its historical and cultural attractions, Manor is also home to several natural beauty spots. The town is located near the Vaitarna Dam, which is a popular spot for picnics and water sports. Vaitarna Dam, a major source of water is situated on the Vaitarna River. This dam, constructed in the 1950s, was a trendsetter since it paved way for many such dams to be constructed in the state & the country.


Manor offers various spots to adventure junkies and explorers. One can enjoy the Kohoj Fort trek in addition to relaxing at beaches & exploring historic attractions. Kohoj is a medieval military fortification located near Palghar. The Kohoj Fort Trek can be reached from the Vaghote village on Palghar - Wada Road.

At the base of the fort is a lake that gives a beautiful reflection of the fort.The surrounding area is home to a variety of natural beauty spots, making it a great destination for nature lovers. During monsoons, tourists visit the Palus waterfall, Kalmandavi waterfall, Dabhosa waterfall to take a quick dip and rejuvenate. The Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary also known as Tungareshwar National Park is over 85 km2 and forms a corridor between the well-known Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary. This is one of Maharashtra’s finest birding areas, with over hundreds of resident and migrant birds. It is not just known for birds but is also a great place to watch wild animals like leopards, wild dogs, crabs etc.

The Tungareshwar temple is another attraction located in this park premises which is frequented by visitors.There is no other spot to end an evening like a good sunset point. Suryamal, Jawhar Sunset Point are located in the Palghar district. This small but picturesque hill offers breathtaking views from the top. This place is a heaven for nature lovers and for those who wish to escape the chaos of the city.

As Manor is still relatively undiscovered by tourists, it's a great place to get off the beaten path and experience authentic local culture. The town has a vibrant local market, where visitors can shop for traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. The food in Manor is also a highlight, with several local restaurants serving up delicious Maharashtrian cuisine.

Overall, Manor is a great up-and-coming tourist destination that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. With its convenient location near Mumbai and several popular tourist destinations, it's the perfect place to escape the city and experience a different side of Maharashtra.

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