It certainly cannot get more picturesque than this! This is the usually the kind of comment you would hear from tourists who flock to the Malshej Ghat once the monsoon has taken a firm grip over Maharashtra. The verdant landscape shouldered by the majestic ranges of the Sahyadris makes the entire setting a feast for the eyes. And never mind if you get soaked through and through. That’s the whole fun!
Malshej Ghat is often referred to as a rain traveller’s abode. In fact, many an intrepid traveller has always made it a point to have Malshej Ghat on the annual itinerary simply because the place offers a view that has no parallel. It is a mountain pass descending to the Konkan from the Desh, located about 154 km northwest of Pune, 164 km from Mumbai and 85 kms from Kalyan in Thane district. Here, the Sahyadri mountain range towers above everything else, dominating and influencing the environment, nature, history, economics and ecology of the state. The region is a trekker’s paradise with its extremely rugged and rocky hills on which you will come across forts, temples and ancient rock-cut caves.
If you are travelling from Pune towards Nashik, you will come across Narayangaon and then reach Alephata, where you can take a breather before you proceed further towards Malshej Ghat. Even as you drive on the winding road towards the pristine ghat, there will be opportunities to pause along the way and absorb the rolling landscape and feel the surge of non-polluted air rushing through your body. For those interested in ornithology, the drive will also offer a chance to observe many birds flitting through the skies and camping on the mud flats.
Distance from Mumbai: 130 kms
How to reach
Nearest airport is Chatrapati Shivaji Intenational Airport at Mumbai.
Nearest railhead is at Kalyan.
Drive to Malshej Ghat via Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Vaishakhare.
What is included in the tour
- To & Fro Transportation by Personal car
- 1 Night Hotel stay
- Meal as per Hotel Plan
- sightseeing by Personal car
What is NOT included in the tour
- Hill Station Entry Tax (Rs.20 /- Per Person)
- Breakfast of Check in or check out day ( As per Hotel )
- Transfer from hotel to bus stand or Bus Stand to Hotel
- Any other which is not included in Package Inclusions
Day 01 : Mumbai/Pune-Malshej
Departure from Mumbai/Pune and arrival at Malsejghat on arrival check into the
hotel Evening free for rest at resort o/n halt
Day 02 : Malshej
Check out Hotel in Morning and Covered Remaining sightseeing. after sightseeing Return back to Mumbai / Pune.
Malshejghat has several plateaus that offer excellent views.One of the most attractive features about this place is the views afforded during the Monsoons with the lush greenery,the misty mountains and waterfalls dotting the landscape.The lake,where one can see hundreds of flamingoes in winter, is a unique sight. Shivneri Fort that lies around 40 kms away is famous as the birthplace of the Maratha ruler,Shivaji.One can also visit some of the many Buddhist Caves going back to the 3rd century in the
area.Tourists can make a trip to the Shri Vighneshwar temple situated at Ozar near Junnar town
Note : Mentioned Prices are just Indicative. Prices may vary as per Travel date & Hotel Availability.