Forts and Mountains
Malshej Ghat Tourism
A picturesque hill spot, located in the Western Ghats in Pune district of Maharashtra, Malshej Ghat. Known for its mountain passes that crossways with the Western Ghats, it has got the breathtaking views of the valley, the stupendous Malshej Hills and picturesque waterfalls. At an altitude of 700 m, Malshej Ghat is one of the top weekend getaways near Pune & Mumbai and also one of the prime places to experience Maharashtra Tourism in summer. The hill station of Malshej Ghat is managed by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation.
Malshej Ghat is popular among hikers, trekkers, and nature lovers. What is so exciting about this Ghat? The answer to this question is that it sets itself apart from its contemporary competitors. It has several rivers that cut through it, the many historic forts that offer a window into our rich cultural history. With the surfeit of waterfalls with fog during the 4 months of rain, it attracts a huge crowd of visitors to enjoy nature.
It also offers a huge variety of flora and fauna. A perfect place for a vivid variety of tourists. Birdwatchers and Nature lovers would not miss the migratory birds and the Flamingos with a scenic background of the shimmering river and the woody terrains. Architecture enthusiasts love to explore the Ajoba Hill Fort, the Jivdhan Chavand Fort, and the iconic Harishchandragad Fort. The Shivneri Fort is a major attraction in this region famous for being the birthplace of the legendary Maratha ruler, King Shivaji. The trekkers and hikers could get indulged themselves with this amazing spot. The places also house animals like the Bengal Tiger, Leopard, rabbits etc.
Nature itself would seem to transform into a heavenly experience when you will find yourself walking through clouds. The cloud cover at this height is thick enough for you to enjoy the surreal experience of passing through it. Malshej Ghat is an ideal retreat from the clamor of city life and is a heavenly abode full of natural beauty.
There are very fewer restaurants, it is advised to carry food.
Where to Stay
There is a resort operated by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and a few other private resorts.Madh is the nearest village with accommodation facilities.
How to reach
The nearest airport in Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. Malshej do not have a railway station.
How to Reach by Flight
Mumbai (BOM) is the nearest airport (125km). Pune airport can also be used to reach Malshej.
How to Reach by Train
Kalyan Junction is the nearest railway station but it is at a distance of 85km.
How to Reach by Bus
Buses ply between Malshej and Mumbai, Pune and Thane. Bus journey will take around 3-4 hours.
How to Reach by Road
Malshej is at a distance of 125km from Mumbai which will take around 3 hours to reach.
How to travel within
Malshej Ghat Itinerary
Day1: Visit Malshej Falls and Pimpalgaon Joga Dam.
Day2: Trek to Harishchandragad Fort