Tungareshwar is at an altitude of about 2177 feets, one of the highest mountain plateaus in Vasai.It is thickly wooded and offers many opportunities to trekkers, mountaineers and nature lovers. The best time to visit Tungareshwar is during the rains or the winter season.It is a holy destination for the devotees of Lord Shankar.
Tungareshwar is near Vasai, an hour’s drive from Mumbai. Vasai Road Railway Station is the nearby access point. The temple of Shiva is on the slope of hill which is known as Tungareshwar hill. Nearby flows Tungareshwar river. Behind the temple is the reservoir `Ramkund’.
A number of medicinal plants and herbs are there on the way. In addition to the ancient temple, there is a river, beautiful streams and waterfalls.
Dense and Lush green forest is all round ,chirping of birds and insects is heard all time as one follows the way in woods.Inspite of being located very near to Mumbai, this place still holds its peace and greenery.
Tungareshwar Temple During Monsoon
Tungareshwar is one of the highest mountain plateaus in Vasai.Formost trekkers the starting point is the highway junction, which is about a kilometer from the base. At the base there is a forest check post and Bapa Sitaram’s temple. From this point onward starts the actual trek of Tungareshwar. After about a 3 km hike and walking through two streams, you reach the Lord Shiva temple. his place is frequented by pilgrims and at times can be crowded so it is preferable to avoid weekends. For many picnickers this is the destination for enjoyment. A visit to the temple and a swim in the overflowing water pond is all they want out of this outing.
Nearest Railway Station :-
Vasai Road (Western Railway)
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