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Malshej Ghat

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Malshej Ghat Tourism

Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass and a popular hill station, nestled in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. With its numerous lakes, waterfalls, mountains, and verdant flora and fauna, Malshej Ghat is popular among hikers, trekkers and nature lovers.

Malshej Ghat is an ideal retreat from the clamour of city life and is a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai, Pune and Thane. It is particularly known for the pink flamingoes which migrate here during July and September. This place is especially beautiful during the monsoons with lush green hills and exotic pink flamingoes.

With mesmerizing waterfalls to beautifully structured dams and steep, lofty forts, Malshej Ghat is a perfect place for nature lovers' delight. Harishchandragad Fort in this area is very popular among trekkers. The temples in Malshej Ghat date back to 16th century AD and are great examples of architectural marvel. Malshej falls, the beautiful Pimpalgaon dam and Ajoba Hillfort are some of the other attractions here which will be spellbinding for any tourist.


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Trekking in Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat is a popular trekking destination and offers a variety of exciting trekking opportunities along its scenic hilly routes and waterfalls. One can go for a bird watching trek along the Pimpalgaon Joga Dam on the beautiful Pushpawati river. The most famous tourist attraction of Malshej Ghat is the 6th-century Harischandragad Fort, located over 1400 kms above sea level. It is also frequented by devout worshippers of Lord Vishnu who come to pay their homage at the temple located here. The Buddhist caves nearby also attract many tourists. Other attractive trekking trails include rock climbing at Ajoba Hill Fort, Darkoba Peak and Jivdhan Chawan Fort.

Flora and Fauna

Malshej Ghat has a beautiful scenery comprised of valleys, waterfalls, and a wide variety of flora and fauna. The wildlife here includes different species of tigers, leopards, rabbits, peacocks etc. Mashlej Ghat is especially popular for it avian population and it is home to many exotic birds such as the pink flamingo, alpine swift, whistling thrush, quail and purple moorhen, among others. It is thus a particular favourite among birdwatchers.

Restaurants and Local Food in Malshej Ghat

Being a small gateway retreat, its options for food are very limited and almost scarce. It is advisable to carry food for one day trip to Malshej or eat at the dhabbas alongside national highway on your way to the ghat.
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FAQs on Malshej Ghat

What is famous about Malshej ghat?

Extremely beautiful. Lush green. Less pollution.

What is not so good about Malshej ghat?

High risk of landslides.

Who should visit Malshej ghat?

Malshej is a huge attraction for trekkers and photographers who wish to explore nature. The city is a popular weekend getaway for people from Pune and Mumbai who want to relax in a calm environment.

What is the best time to visit Malshej ghat?

October to March is the best time to visit Malshejghat to enjoy the dams, Fort and sightseeing. However, monsoons are stunning here, and one can enjoy natural waterfalls and overflowing dams. Though trekking is not recommended on the rainy days as the slopes can become very slippery.
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What is the local food in Malshej ghat?

Being a small gateway retreat, its options for food are very limited and almost scarce. It is advisable to carry food for one day trip to Malshej or eat at the dhabbas alongside national highway on your way to the ghat.
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What is the best way to reach Malshej ghat?

Mumbai, Thane and Pune are the major cities near Malshej Ghat. Kalyan is the nearest railway station, located just 85 km from Malshej Ghat. From Kalyan, one can take a taxi or a bus to reach Malshej Ghat. One can also directly take a bus or a taxi from Mumbai, Thane, Pune or other nearby towns as even the road drive is picturesque and nicely maintained.
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What are the places near Malshej ghat?

The top places near to Malshej ghat are Lonavala which is 77 km from Malshej ghat, Bhandardara which is located 22 km from Malshej ghat, Matheran which is located 67 km from Malshej ghat, Ratanwadi which is located 20 km from Malshej ghat, Kamshet which is located 68 km from Malshej ghat

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Kovid Kapoor 2 years ago
- Wear sport shoes or non-slippery footwears for a safe trip to the ghat.
Brahmani Keni 2 years ago
The best weekend getaway for those travellers whose budget is less yet expectations are high. Don’t worry, I am one of those. Malshej Ghat withholds trekking trails, waterfalls, lakes and historic forts. Amongst all the places to visit one should not miss the trek up to the Harishchandra fort and rock climbing in the lower waterfalls. The mulberries are well known fruit found specifically here.
Shubham Dongre 2 years ago
The best place to visit during monsoon. Waterfalls are amazing. I was staying here for the best deal for 1500/- per person with food for 1 night. You can also checkout this place at www.dongresfarm.com for amazing stay.
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