Friday, 27 July 2018

Things you can do in Malshej Ghat | Destination Bucket

The unspoilt environmental surroundings of Malshej Ghat that bring travellers back to this beautiful hill station. This hill station is very famous between the trekkers, nature lovers and hikers, this beautiful mountain based in the Western Ghats is also famous for its waterfalls, historic forts and Lake. It is based at a 700 m above the sea level. The main reason of attracting lots of tourist is its climate. The hill station is a very popular destination close to Pune and Mumbai.

"Misty Hills of Malshej" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Enygmatic-Halycon
In malshej Ghat you can experience hill stations, trekking, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, dams and much more. The natural surroundings and it's peaceful area also makes it an ideal destination for tourists who looking for quality time to spend with family and friends.

Things you can Do in Malshej Ghat

Bird Watching at Pimpalgaon Joga Dam
The Pimpalgaon Joga Dam is based on the fascinating Pushpawati River. This 5 km long dam is one of the major attractions in Malshej Ghat. Here you can see several migratory birds like flamingos and other birds like Whistling Thrush, Alpine Swift, Purple Moorhead, Pied Crusted Cuckoo and Quail. This dam is a favourite place for birdwatchers. 

Trek to Harishchandragad Fort
Malshej Ghat tour is incomplete without trekking on Harishchandragad Fort, this 6th century fort situated above 1,424 metres of sea level. Many devotees come here to worship Lord Vishnu in a beautiful carved Vishnu temple. Other important attraction is the Buddhist cave which is located near Harishchandragarh Fort.

Rock Climbing at Ajoba Hill Fort
This Fort is most favourite destination of adventure enthusiasts. The climate is cool and peaceful. People also visit this fort for rock climbing.

Enjoy the Cascading Waterfalls
The beauty of Malshej Ghat has multiplied by many cascading waterfalls which you find on your way. These waterfalls are favorite picnic spots among daily travelers who coming to Malshej Ghat on a day trip.

Hit the Trekking Trails
Malshej Ghat is a favourite trekking spot for all trekkers near Mumbai or Pune. There are all kinds of trails to suit your convenience. The most popular trails in malshej Ghat are Ajoba Hill Fort, Jivdhan Chawand Fort, Nane Ghat and Darkoba Peak.

Distance and Traveling time for Malshej Ghat. 
Located 127 kilometers from Mumbai
Time to reach 2 h ,31 m

Located 120 kilometers from Pune
Time to reach 2 h ,19 m

"Taxi!" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by G√∂rlitzPhotography
How to reach Malshej Ghat

By Train
Malshej Ghat doesn't have any railway station, but, Kalyan Jn is the closest railway station to reach malshej Ghat. Some local transportation system are available at the railway station.

By Air
The nearest airport is Mumbai, At the airport, you can hire private taxis or cabs to reach Malshej Ghat.

By Road
If you have your personal vehicle then it's one of the best ways to reach Malshej Ghat by road from Mumbai. Although, you can hire private taxis or cabs in Mumbai.

Don’t forget to visit the historic Shivneri Fort on your malshej Ghat trip, which based approximately 40 kilometre distance from Malshej Ghat. This 17th century fort was the birthplace of the Maratha Empire Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

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