Jawhar, situated in Maharashtra’s Palghar district within the Konkan division of India, serves as both a city and a municipal council. It was once the capital of the Koli princely state of Jawhar. Nestled in the Western Ghats, the town is renowned for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. Amidst the rapidly changing landscape, Jawhar remains one of Maharashtra’s few tribal regions, prominently known for its captivating Warli paintings that define its uniqueness. Founded in 1918, Jawhar boasts the distinction of being one of the oldest municipal councils in Maharashtra and stands as a popular tourist destination near Mumbai.

The historical backdrop of Jawhar traces back to 1343 when Raja Jayaba Mukne established the Jawhar state, designating Jawhar as its capital. This state witnessed numerous transformations over six centuries and endured until it became a part of the Union of India in 1947. During the era of British rule, Jawhar, as a princely state, held the status of a 9-gun salute within the Bombay Presidency. Despite its role as a capital city, Jawhar’s progress was often neglected due to its limited revenue generation and disorganized administration.
Jawhar offers various attractions for visitors like
Dabdaba Falls , Jai Vilas Palace ,Sunset Point ,Shirpamal ,Hanuman Point The town’s allure lies not only in its historical legacy but also in its natural beauty and vibrant artistic heritage.