Places of Interest around The Confluence
Ballaleshwar Temple Pali (13 kms): One of the eight temples of Lord Ganesha (collectively known as Ashtavinayak), the only temple which is known by his devotee's name (Ballaleshwar means Ballal's Lord); situated between Fort Sarasgad and the river Amba.
Tamhini Ghat Peak Point (24 kms): Tamhini Ghat is a mountain passage located between Mulshi and Tamhini around 24 Km from the Confluence. Situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Tamhini Ghat is known for its beautiful surroundings scenic waterfalls, lakes and dense woods. The best time to visit from August and September.
Raigad Fort (57 kms): Raigad hill fort is one of the strongest fortresses on the Deccan Plateau. Many constructions and structures on Raigad were built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj when he made it his capital in 1674 upon being crowned the king of the Maratha kingdom.
Unhere Hot Water Springs (14 kms): Located at the village of Unhere and which is also known as ‘Uddhar’. The Unhere springs contain chlorine & saline water and give out plenty of Carbon dioxide & traces of Hydrogen Sulphide. The water temperature is between 40 to 60 deg C, known to possess medicinal value in curing skin diseases, allergies and rheumatic complaints.
Sarasgad Fort (14 kms): Sarasgad fort height from sea level is 490 meters. It has four pinnacles, many caves and a very little area available on its top. There are around ten tanks carved in rocks. It was one of the forts which was captured by Malik Ahmad Nizam Shah of Ahmednagar in his Konkan campaigns in 1485. Shivaji Maharaj contributed for repairing the fortifications of this fort.
Sudhagad Fort (13 kms): Sudhagad, also known as Bhorapgad, is a small hill fort near Pali, Maharashtra. The fort was named Bhorapgad after the Goddess Bhoraidevi. The origin of the fort traces back to 2nd century BC. It was named Sudhagad after the Marathas conquered it from the Bhamani dynasty in 1657. Shivaji Maharaj considered it to be the capital of the Maratha empire but later decided to choose Raigad over Sudhagad due to its central location.
Kolad Water Rafting (18 kms): Kolad situated over the Kundalika River which flows over the mountains of the Sahyadris to the Arabian Sea. Kolad receives the direct releases from Dholwahal weir. The left bank and right bank canals from Dholwahal weir convey water of Kundalika to the adjacent river basins namely Savitri and Amba.
Bhira Hydroelectric Project (15 kms): This is an electricity generating complex which generates power using water from the nearby Mulshi Dam.
Devkund Waterfall (15 kms): Devkund Falls is a waterfall located near Bhira. It is a 'plunge' waterfall pouring massive amounts of water on the rocky surface underneath.
Khadsambhale Buddhist Caves (4.5 kms): Also known as Nenavali Caves, there are 37 Buddhist caves from the 1st century B.C.