A picturesque hill located at a height of 700mts, Malshej Ghat boasts of refreshing ambiance. Situated in Pune, this spectacular hill station is a heaven for trekkers and adventurists. It dazes the tourists with its spectacular flora, fauna, avian-folk, forts, sparkling lakes and scenic beauty.
Hundreds of waterfalls flowing through the heart of the place offer memorable spectacles. These meandering waterfalls heighten the beauty of the place and are a source of instant attractions among the tourists.
MalshejGhat looks absolutely stunning under heavy fog. Spectacular view of the underlying valleys and forests can be enjoyed from here. It is a perfect place to enjoy the cool and calm walk amidst the lush green and enjoy the magnificent landscapes. Harishchandragad is one of the prominent trekking spots. Winters are the best season to enjoy trekking.
Flamingo hill sanctuary is the centre of attraction. Pimpalgaon-Joga Dam, which is about 4 km from the Flamingo hill is the breeding place of this beautiful winged-guests which arrive here in monsoon all the way from Europe. The mating dance of the flamingos is mind-blowing. Whistling Thrush, Green Pigeon, Pied Crested Cuckoo, Alpine Swift, Purple Moorhen are some of the other stunning bird species seen here.
Apart from scenic beauty it is also famous for Shivenri fort which is the birth place of Shivaji. Ganesh and Shiva temple, Buddhist caves, Harishchandragad are also some of the prominent places.
Rainy months of August and September is a good time to visit MalshejGhat and enjoy the eye-catching scenic beauty. A rain coat and an umbrella is a must during monsoons. During winters it is a heaven for adventurists. During Summers it looks absolutely stunning. Thus this spectacular place can be visited throughout the year.
HOW TO REACH
By Air : Mumbai is the closest airport 150 kms away.
By Rail : The nearest railhead is Kalyan which is about 80 kms. From here buses can be taken.
By Bus : Mumbai- MalshejGhat is abour 150 km and buses run between these places.