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Jawhar is a city and a municipal council in Palghar district of Maharashtra state in Konkan division. Jawhar was a capital city of the erstwhile princely state of Jawhar. Situated in the ranges of the Western Ghats, Jawhar is known for its picturesque setting and a vibrant cultural heritage. It is one of the few remaining tribal regions of Maharashtra and is famous for its vibrant Warli painting that are a characteristic landmark of this place. Established in 1918, Jawhar is one of the oldest municipal councils in the state of Maharashtra.HistoryThe Jawhar state was founded by Raja Jayaba Mukne in 1343, with Jawhar as its capital. The state went through many transitions and lasted for over six hundred years until its accession into the Union of India in 1947. During the British Raj, as a princely state, it was a part of Bombay Presidency and had a 9-gun salute status. Although a capital city, Jawhar's development was largely neglected by successive rulers, due to a low revenue generation and haphazard organisation. However, Jawhar witnessed a significant development in the reign of Raja Patangshah IV and subsequent rulers. Raja Patang Shah V (Yashswant Rao) Mukne was the last ruler of Jawhar before its formal integration in the Union of Indian in 1947.GeographyJawhar is a hill station located at. It has an average elevation of 447 metres (1466 feet). Owing to its picturesque location and cool climate it is also known as the Mahabaleshwar of Palghar district. It is about 80 km from Nasik and about 145 km from Mumbai by road.Jawhar is in Palghar District. Use our India sightseeing planner to arrange your visit to Jawhar and other destinations in India.
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