Rich with flora and fauna, Malshej Ghat is one of the few unspoilt weekend getaway in Maharashtra. This beautiful hill station is popular among hikers, trekkers, nature lovers and families. Malshej Ghat is known for its visit from migratory birds, nature trails, historical fort, a pleasant lake and its waterfalls during the monsoon.
So once you’ve finished settling into your hotel room, here is how you can spend a weekend in the Malshej Ghats.
Walk by the Pimpalgaon Joga Lake
This lake stores water due to the 5 kilometer long Pimpalgaon Joga Dam built over the Pushpawati River. It has a scenic background with rolling hills and if you’re there at the right time you can see migratory birds like the Pink Flamingo. There are many other birds which also make a regular appearance by the lake.
Visit the Naneghat Hills
Naneghat Hills are one of the few places around Mumbai and Pune where one can enjoy the night sky to its fullest. It is a delight for hikers and an excellent location for astrophotographers.
Harishchandragad Fort Trek
This fort holds a 6th century monument and is 1,424 meters above sea level. It is popular trek in the state of Maharashtra as many devotees visit the beautiful Vishnu temple. There are also few Buddhist caves located close to the fort.
Enjoy the Waterfalls
During the monsoon Malshej Ghat has numerous waterfalls as you make your way through the ghats. Some are big, while most are small but many of these waterfalls are popular picnic spots.
Visit Ajoba Hill Fort
If you’re looking for adventure then make your way to the Ajoba Hill Fort trekking trial. It is a beautiful trail which passes through lush green landscapes. There are also spots here for rock climbing.
So over your weekend at Malshej Ghat you can do some of these things or simply visit these locations, do let me know if I missed something out.