To make your weekend special, happy, thrilling, adventurous, interesting yet simple, easy and less hectic, we are here to introduce you to this new exciting place. Lush green picturesque view spread all around, mountain ranges at the high altitude all around you, waterfalls falling in the floodplain, the region of the long stretch of rivers, and the wide-ranging green ranges spread around the sky. The view is mesmerizing and will make you fall in love with it within a minute. This place is Malshej Ghat, adorned with the natural beauty of Sahyadri Mountain ranges and diversity. During rainy days, Malshej Ghat blooms with tourist’s and covering with lush green all over, as if a beautiful newlywed bride wearing green shawl. The black, white and gray, multi shaped clouds touches the extremities of mountain ranges and numerous waterfalls flows from the mountain ranges, making the place just stunning and pleasing to watch.
Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Khandala, are some of the famous and popular tourist and trekking places in Maharashtra which are famous for its natural beauty, eye-pleasing view and calm and soothing weather. Similarly, Malshej Ghat is now days capturing people’s mind and is trying to make its own new place in their minds with its panoramic view and beautiful landscapes. The place is mainly famous for numerous waterfalls, rivers, mountain ranges and lakes and is liked by trekkers, tourists, hikers and nature lovers.
Malshej Ghat is nestled in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, situated at a height of around 700 meters above the sea level. The place is challenging for mountain climbers. Once the monsoon is over, the pink and romantic cold weather, sitting under the free blue sky, sitting inside a tent and observing the beauty of the night and gazing the starts in the bright moonlight in the night is definitely enough to spend a dreamy time. Walking with a cloud in the monsoon and experiencing the tremors of waterfalls falling in deep water in the fog of dew point is going to be a unique experience of your lifetime. The place is far away from the hustle bustle of the city life and a heaven for nature and peace. The stunning view of nature, rejuvenating climate and multiple theme settings of nature are the major attractions of Malshej Ghat which attracts number of tourists, trekkers, families, love birds and nature lovers to visit this place.
Don’t miss these beautiful places near Malshej Ghat:
Harishchandra gad – A 6th century fort, situated at a height of around 1424 m attracts number of visitors and trekkers to trek this beautiful and mighty hill. The fort is famous for its height, the beautifully carved temple of lord Vishnu here and the Buddhist caves near this fort. A view of a semi-circular rock wall ok famous Konkan-kada from the peak of fort is definitely a treat to watch.
Malshej falls – The beauty of Malshej Ghat is magnified by the stunning cascading waterfalls here. Walking through these multiple small and large waterfalls is an experience for a lifetime. These waterfalls are also a small picnic spots during monsoon for a one-day trip and visited by families and trekkers.
Pimplegaon Joga Dam – The 5-kilometre long Pimpalgaon Joga Dam is one of the beautiful and main spot in Malshej Ghat. It is built over the fascinating Pushpawati River. The picturesque background of connecting hills and vast stretch of the beautiful backwater enhances the serene beauty of the dam.
Shivneri Fort – Around 40 km from Malshej Ghat, a historic fort, known as Shivneri Fort is located. The 17th century fort, which is also the birthplace of the founder on Maratha Empire, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is of great importance and is a historic site to watch on your to Malshej Ghat. Don’t forget to enjoy these things at Malshej Ghat:
Bird Watching – The Pimplegaon Joga Dam is a paradise for numerous native and migratory birds and a treat for birdwatchers and photographers. Birds like pink flamingos could be easily seen here along with other migratory birds like Alpine Swift, Green pigeon, Whistling Thrush, Quail, Pied Crusted Cuckoo and Purple Moorhen makes regular appearance here and entertains the tourists.
Trekking and Rock Climbing – Malshej Ghat is a favorite destination for Trekking and Rock climbing. Some of the adventurous and popular trek locations includes Ajoba hill fort, Nane Ghat, Jivdhan Chawand Fort and the Darkoba peak which is tallest mountain in the surrounding region. Apart from trekking, Ajoba Hill is an adventurous, stunning and famous place which offers rock climbing too. It is the most visited place in the region. During monsoon, the climate is tranquil and calm and is a delight to see the lush green landscape and picturesque sceneries.
How to reach to Malshej Ghat:
By Road: If you want to enjoy the stunning and beautiful view of nature, self-driving option is the option to reach to Malshej Ghat. There are multiple road options available from major cities like Pune and Mumbai and even state buses are operative on these routes. The place is situated near the Thane-Ahmednagar border.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kalyan from Mumbai. The local transport is available from the station to reach to Malshej Ghat.
By Air: Mumbai is the nearest airport. Local taxis, cars and buses are available for next travel. Monsoon is the best season to enjoy the adventurous and lifetime experience at Malshej Ghat.
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