Location of Koynanagar
Koynanagar is situated on the Chiplun-Sangli state highway on the banks of Koyna River. Koyna Nagar is nestled in the Western Ghats and hence has a tolerable climate for most of the year. It is situated at about 746 m (2,448 ft) above sea level.
Climate of Koynanagar
Although a sparsely populated town, hordes of picnickers mostly from Pune, Maharashtra come to this area during the monsoon season. The cold waterfalls, rolling green hills with misty tops, foggy corners are seen in the Kumbarli Ghat which is a mountain pass.
Tourism in Koynanagar
Koynanagar is small but famous for Koyna Dam and the Koyna Hydroelectric Project which is the largest completed hydroelectric project of India. An earthquake in 1967 flattened the city. The Nehru Gardens, the Botanical Gardens of Koynanagar and Kumbarli Ghat Viewpoint are the well-accepted destinations in the vicinity of Koynanagar. The Nehru Gardens is a landscaped garden which overlooks the Koyna Dam is two kilometres away from the town. The gardens are well maintained, though an eatery is absent. A Botanical garden is situated five kilometres from Nehru Park. It contains rare species of plants, some of which are used for its medicinal properties and in research. All the plants are native to the Western Ghats Mountain Range in India.
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