Destination : Malshej Ghat ( Maharashtra India )
Languages Spoken : Marathi, Hindi, English
Best Time To Visit : Throught Year
Malshej Ghat is a tourist spot near the city of Mumbaii in the state of Maharashtra,. The site is nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats. The best time to visit is between August and September. At this time of the year, the hills are clothed in a soothing shade of mint green and the weather is cool due to the monsoons. Known for its misty tops and ice cold cascades at this time of the year, the site is a very popular weekend getaway for most of the city's residents at that time of the year.
The site is home to hundreds of different kinds of flora and fauna especially the avian population such as quails, rails, crakes, flamingos and cuckoos.
For trekkers and hikers, it is a haven of sorts as the solitude of unending rolling hills provides quite some experience. One can scale the peaks or explore the intricate jungle paths below. The Shivneri Fort is also the birthplace of Shivaji one of the great past rulers of Maharashtra. Often dense fog covers the peaks of the hills. The site is also devoid of the mad rush of tourists that normally accompanies most other locations near the city.
How to get there:
BY ROAD: Mumbai-Malshej Ghat, 154 kms. via Murbad. Pune-Malshej Ghat via Alephata, 164 kms. Alephata-Malshej Ghat, 39 kms.
BY RAIL:Nearest railhead is Kalyan.
By AIR:Nearest airport is Mumbai, 154 kms.
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