Malshej Ghat is a popular mountain pass located in the Western Ghats range in the district of Pune in Maharashtra. A scintillating tourist hub located at a dizzying altitude of 700 metres above sea level, Malshej Ghat is a mesmerizing hill station blessed with a salubrious, pleasurable climate. This spot is popular for its umpteen lakes, rocky mountains and is a hit amongst nature lovers, pleasure seekers, adventurers and trekkers alike.
Resembling a woody countryside, what sets Malshej Ghat apart from its contemporary competitors is its several rivers that cut through it, the many historic forts that offer a window into our rich cultural history, the cascading waterfalls that are exceptionally inviting during the monsoons and the verdant flora and diverse fauna that can be observed in the sanctuaries here.
Tourist places in Malshej
Malshej Ghat makes for a perfect vacation spot during the monsoons. Ordinary nature trails will transform into a literally 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.
Birdwatchers and nature lovers would love the variety of migratory birds that the Pimpalgaon Joga Dam has to offer, against the backdrop of the glistening river and the woody terrains. One cannot miss out on the Flamingo birds while you’re here.
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Architecture enthusiasts would 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 – Shivaji Maharaj. Trekking and hiking are a few other activities you can indulge in while here.
Malshej Ghat has a host of attractions and activities that seduce tourists year after year. One needs to be here to believe the charm it pulls off on its visitors.