Malshej Ghat as the name suggest is a mountain pass situated 2250 feet above sea level, Mountain ranges of the western ghat are biological Hotspot. Malshej ghat is more or less the same distance from Mumbai and Pune. This region is blessed with rich flora and fauna, with a wide variety of birds also sighted. It’s natures gift for those who want to explore natural beauty and get close to the heavenly adobe. Malshej near Mumbai is a photographers’ delight especially during the monsoon.
Malshej Ghat has also witnessed numerous historical events as many Forts are located nearby. We find lush green forests, deep drop waterfalls, cold weather, beautifully located resorts, wildlife sanctuaries, Buddhist caves dating back to 3rd century.
Many popular trekking routes are available Kalu Waterfall, Bhairavgad Moroshi, Naneghat Trek, Sindola Fort Trek, Jivdhan and Naneghat Fort Trek, Harishchandragad Fort Trek.
Best Time to visit is during monsoon and winter, Ghat can be closed or blocked by authorities during monsoon as the ghats are prone to landslide or heavy traffic during monsoon as many people visit the many waterfalls that flow around the ghats. During summer it is ideal for Astro Photography it is on of the darkest places around in Maharashtra.
Ghat roads are in good condition but heavy rains can cause landslides and roads are blocked by authorities please book MTDC Malshej Ghat after checking weather.
Camping is possible around Malshej Ghat there are many spots available, you can also camp near Pimpalgaon Joga Dam please carry your own food and tents for camping.
Places to stay nearby
Places to visit nearby
Getting here by air Nearest airport, Mumbai 160 km approx.
Getting here by railway Kalyan railway station 80km from there hire local jeeps
Malshej by road from Mumbai – Murbad – Malshej 160 km approx.
Malshej by road from Pune – Alephata – Malshej 165 km approx.
Alephata to Malshej is approx 40 km.
Best time to visit Malshej June to February