Malshej Ghat is calling & you MUST go! Embark on a scenic adventure,127 km away from Mumbai
Dear fellow Mumbaikars, we all are guilty of searching nearby hill stations for a road trip at some point in our lives. Helping you skip that endless search, here's Malshej Ghat, a hotspot for all nature lovers.
Just 127 kms from Mumbai, this beauty promises a scenic view cradled by Western Ghats with plenty of waterfalls, religious places and adventurous activity. Malshej Ghat is truly the perfect hideout to escape the city life and indulge in serenity, with your pals or simply solo.
A monsoon hot-spot
Malshej Ghat is a popular hill station and a mountain pass. With numerous lakes and mountains, this place promises a picturesque view and chill vibe. Plus, the Malshej Waterfalls is a tourist hotspot and additionally, the cascading Pimpalgaon Joga Dam here, adds a generous streak of charm to this place.
Another attraction here are the numerous treks for the adventure seeker in you. You can opt for Harishchandragad Trek, Ajoba Trek, Jivdhan Trek or Naneghat Trek, the options here are many.
The place also plays host to a couple beautiful Ganesha temples, accessible by car or a long walk. One is Lenyadri Temple and the other is Ozar Temple. A small set-up out side the temples offer scrumptious bhel and misal pav for just ₹10.
Stay and travel
Assembled by the Maharashtrian government, MTDC Resort with Flamingo Restaurant is a decent accommodation option here. Alternatively, you can also opt for the newly-constructed, SAJ Resort with a superb lake facing view. SAJ also has a Maati-Baani restaurant which serves delicious Maharashtrian dishes.
Overall, Malshej Ghat is an ideal getaway option for all holiday seekers who wish for a less crowded place and lush green landscapes, during the October weather,
PS: On your drive here don't forget to gorge on some much-spiced bhuttas and obviously the pahado wali maggie!
Mumbai to Malshej Ghat: 127 kms
How can one reach Malshej Ghat from Mumbai?
To reach Malshej Ghat from Mumbai, you can either hire a direct taxi/bus OR take a train till Kalyan then switch to a taxi/bus.