Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Thane-Pune Road of Maharashtra, India. The site is nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats. A nice view of valleys is one of the major attraction here. Malshej Ghat is set in sylvan surroundings and is perfect from busy city life.

Malshej Ghat is situated at a mountain pass in the Maharashtra state which has a special value in the heart of the adventure lovers. Malshej Ghat is known for several types avian polpulation and marriage particularly known for flamingoesThe best migratory residents of this place are flamingos which chooses this abundant zone as their nestling ground during monsoon season.

Nature lovers visit this place due to the presence of several flora and fauna which makes this place unique of its kind. The hillock is sitting on the rugged terrain of Western ghat under the Thane district.

The birthplace of legendary Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, "The Shivneri Fort" is not very far from Malshej Ghat.

The official language spoken is Marathi. English and Hindi are spoken and understood by most of the people.

Travel Tips

The monsoon months of August and September are a good time to Malshej Ghat, with green hills and exotic flamingos visit this area.

Cotton clothes are must during summer time.

Heavy woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during all the time.

Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.


When to visit

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sprinkles Pleasant
  • 34° Max
  • 30° Min
  • 4.0 mm
  • Light clothes
Things to do

Nature walk along with trekking are the best things to do.

Malshej Ghat has on offer things to do that will captured the fascinated attention of the visitors and keep them busy. For the outdoor enthusiast and the adventure seeker, there are trekking trails in the surrounding hills to travel across.

For the nature lover there are gushing waterfalls and the verdant flora and fauna to be enjoyed, and bird enthusiast will be thrilled at the sight of the pink flamingoes that swoop down here during July and September.

Getting Around

Walking is the best way to getting around this area.

The nearest rail head is Kalyan in Thane District or Karjat near Mumbai. From Kalyan Rail Station, one can take state buses that commute frequently between Kalyan and Ahmednagar.

State Bus Station is right next to the railway station. Any Ahmednagar Bound Bus will stop at Malshej Ghat.        


Places to Stay

Other than Maharashtra Tourism Development corporation resort, there are other private resorts where you can spend a day or two.

Since the area is at a considerable distance from a small town, there are not many posh restaurants and shopping malls.

How to Reach

  • Mumbai has the major airport which is 154 km away from this township. There are regular domestic and international flights available by connecting the place with other major metro cities of India and abroad.
  • There are no direct train line connecting this area. Kalyan has a railway station which is closest to the place. It is away on a distance of 84 km.
  • There are public and private buses available to take tourists at this place from Mumbai.Mumbai is 154km away. The cab cost per km is INR 10 to INR 40 to reach Malshej Ghat.

Surrounding Attractions

There are not much attractions available in this area. Harishchandra peak, PimpalgaonJoga dam, Ajoba hill fort are the attractions available surrounding the region.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire: 102

Ambulance: 103