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Malshej Ghat – Nature's Haven


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.

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.

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How to Reach Malshej Ghat

  • By Road
    Malshej Ghat is well connected to various major cities and towns within Maharashtra by road via State Transport and Private Tour buses. These buses shuttle between cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kalyan and Malshej Ghat.
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  • By Train
    The Kalyan Railway Station is the closest railway station to Malshej Ghat. These stations are well connected to other cities within and outside the state of Maharashtra via regular trains. The station at Kalyan is located about 86 km away from Malshej Ghat and it takes about one to one and a half hours to reach the destination from the station.
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  • By Air
    Situated about 150 km away, the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai is the nearest international airport to Malshej Ghat. This airport is connected to all major cities and towns not only within India but also outside it. The Mumbai Airport is linked to Singapore, New York and other major cities making travelling for foreigners all the more easier and convenient. There are taxis available from outside the airport that to help you commute to Malshej Ghat at a fixed fare of about Rs. 3000. The Gandhinagar Airport at Nashik and the Lohegaon Airport at Pune are other domestic air travel options available.
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