Weekend Trip to Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra
- Hill Stations
Summer 22°C to 40°C
Winter 12°C to 33°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Mumbai: 127 kilometers / 2 h ,31 m
From Pune: 120 kilometers / 2 h ,19 m
Best Time To Visit
Malshej Ghat is a beautiful hill-station located at a height of 700 m above the sea level. The rejuvenating climate is one of the major reasons of attracting vacationers. The hill-station is a great getaway from Mumbai and Pune. One can enjoy multiple travel themes such as hill stations, trekking, falls, rivers, dams, etc. The natural setting of the place also adds to the unique charm of the place. The unspoilt tranquility also makes it an ideal destination for people looking for quality time to spend with family, friends or a special someone.
How to Reach Malshej Ghat
Malshej Ghat does not have its own railway station, thus, Kalyan Jn is the nearest railway station. At the railway station, there is local transportation system available that ensures easy moving in and around the town.
Mumbai is the nearest airport to Malshej Ghat. At the airport, one can find private taxis and cabs for hire.
Self-driven vehicle is one of the best ways to reach Malshej Ghat from Mumbai. Moreover, there are cabs and private taxis available in Mumbai for hire.
Kalyan Jn is the nearest railway station to reach Malshej Ghat from Pune. At the railway station, there are taxis and cabs available that help in easy movement in and around the town.
Pune-Nashik Highway and MH SH 111 is the road that connects Pune and Malshej Ghat. Apart from self-owned vehicle, one can get private taxis and cabs on hire in Pune to reach Malshej Ghat. There also are local buses functional on the route.
Attractions in Malshej Ghat
Situated at an elevation of 1424 m, Harishchandragad is a 6th century fort that attracts visitors in great numbers. Along with archaeology lovers, the fort also attracts visitors wanting to enjoy adventurous trekking. The fort is acclaimed for its height and its location in the unspoilt natural setting.
Pimpalgaon Joga Dam
The Pimpalgaon Joga Dam is one of the beautiful attractions in Malshej Ghat. The lofty cliffs of the dam and vast expanse of the beautiful backwater contribute to the beautiful scenery of the place. The dam is also a paradise for birdwatchers as they could spot beautiful native and migratory birds here.
There are numerous waterfalls that contribute to the popularity of Malshej Ghat. Apart from a few small waterfalls, there also are a few big ones that even down to the road. Walking through the gushing water is a lifetime experience. The waterfalls are treat to watch during monsoon.
Malshej Ghat is also a favorite destination for trekkers as they get opportunities to enjoy treks ranging from easy to adventurous. Some of the popular trek locations are Ajoba hill fort, the darkoba peak (tallest mountain in the region), Nane Ghat, and Jivdhan Chawand Fort.