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Malshej Ghat Hill Station in Maharashtra

Blessed with awe-inspiring natural beauty, Malshej Ghat hill station is favored mainly by adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. It is settled at an altitude of up to 700 meters and provides excellent opportunities for hikers and trekkers. The gushing waterfalls, pristine lakes, lush velvet meadows, and rugged mountains form the prime highlights of the place. One can also witness endangered species of fauna and avifauna such as quails, rails, cuckoos, and crakes. However, the major attraction of the place is the migratory white flamingos.

Besides showcasing scenic charm, Malshej Ghat also holds significant historical and religious importance. One can see Shivneri Fort (the birthplace of the legendary king Shivaji), Harishchandragad (a hill fort), Buddhist caves (dating back to the 3rd century), Shiva Temple, and Ganesh Temple.

Top Things to Do in Malshej Ghat

  • Trek up to Harishchandragad Fort.
  • Bird Watching at Pimpalgaon Joga Dam
  • Rock Climbing at Ajoba Hill Fort
  • Hit the Trekking Trails
  • Enjoy the Cascading Waterfalls

Best Time to Visit Malshej Ghat

The monsoon season, which lasts from June to September, is the best time to visit Malshej Ghat. The flamingos are enticed to spend time here by the serene waterfalls and seasonal lakes. During the monsoon season, when the gushing waters of the waterfalls serve as the background music and the fresh greens of the area astound you, the place transforms into a magnificent environment. However, the best time to visit is during the winter.

How to reach Malshej Ghat

The nearby cities have a road connection to Malshej Ghat. Buses from places like Kalyan, Pune, Mumbai, and Ahmednagar ply at regular intervals, though not as regularly as expected, as it is still an undiscovered location. Pune is the closest airport, while Kalyan has the nearest railhead. One can choose to use their vehicle or private taxis from the cities to visit this magnificent location.

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