Malshej Ghat Hill Station


Apart from Lonavala -Khandala, Matheran and Mahabaleshwar this is one of the developing hill station in Maharashtra. Malshej Ghat is situated on the borders of Pune , Thane and Ahmednagar districts. A very popular place as it is close to both Pune and Mumbai. Malshej Ghat is vital place in Sahyadri hills and really very attractive when it is under dark clouds and heavy fog. Heavy fog and amazing waterfalls are the spatiality of Malshej Ghat especially in monsoon.

The forested, mystical and silent Sahyadris are a repository of Maharashtra's rugged history, religious thought, cultural resilience and spiritual energy. Within these hills are nestled many hill stations. One such hill station is Malshej Ghat, a hilltop town, standing 700 metres high in the mountains. The beauty of this hill station lies in its forested environs and monsoon lakes. No wonder then that the most exotic migratory birds, the orange and white flamingoes choose it as their monsoon abode


Malshej Ghat is the only hill station where tourists can see the wonder of all the seasons of the year within the span of a single day. The hill station is a wonderworld of fauna and flora. It offers tourists a quick getaway from the stress of city life. The wind velocity in the peaceful valleys here is an unforgettable experience. The far stretching flamingo lakeview is unique and the treescape is an outstanding example of mountain scenery.

Malshej Ghat is for also famous for dark woods and the animals inside. These animals includes tigers , leopards , rabbits and peacocks etc. But truly a famous place near Malshej Ghat is Khireshwar which is 2/3 kms from rest house. The place is famous for Hemingo birds. These birds comes here every year from Siberia between July and September. Its really an amazing view. Through Khireshwar village, one can visit the famous Harishchandragadh also.

Truly, Malshej Ghat is one of the popular hill station in Maharashtra because of the beauty of nature, huge ranges of Sahyadri, amazing view of Harishchandragad and many other forts.

Location info:

Address:Pune border
District: Pune
Nearest City:Pune
Best time to visit: The monsoon months are a magical time to visit Malshej Ghat.



The Britishers built various mansions, cottages and bungalows around the town, lending it a charming, sophistication.

Interesting things to do:

Trekking , Photographers can take lots of photos of the place in and around .

Interesting things to Visit:

Shivenri Fort:
Those interested in history, find climbing up to the Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Raja Shivaji, which is just 40 km away, a great emotional journey into the valiant past of the state.

Lenyadri Vinayak:
This temple is perched atop a hill filled with Buddhist caves. It is one of the eight designated Ganapati shrines in the Ashtavinayak list.

Harishchandragad Peak:
The Harishchandragad peak (1424 mts), is a favourite with trekkers. It is also unique because here the semi-circular rock wall of the Konkan Kada has an atmospheric pressure that causes a coin to defy gravity and be blown upwards from the basin.

Pimpalgaon-Joga Dam:
This dam is a long bund blocking Pushpavati River, which springs out of Malshej Ghat and creates a lake that swells in the monsoon. Flamingoes breed in the water collected by this dam. Ornithologists have sighted several species of birds including the alpine swift, purple moorhen, pitta, quail, whistling thrush, green pigeon and pied crested cuckoo in and around the dam.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Nearest railhead is Kalyan.
Nearest Airport:Nearest airport is Mumbai, 154 kms.
Road Transport:Malshej Ghat is well connected by road with Mumbai (154 kms) and Pune (164 kms).

Nearest Visiting places:

Nestling in the Western Ghats, the Flamingo Hill Resort and sanctuary attracts trekkers and mini-adventure tourists like magnet. The beauty of the resort lies in its forested environs and monsoon lakes where orange and white flamingos make their abode in monsoon every year. The Flamingo Hill Resort is surrounded by misty hills, placid monsoon lakes and cool, fragrant forests. Major points of attraction include the Shivneri Fort - the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Buddhist caves dating back to 3rd century and the historic Harishchandragad Fort. Other places worth visiting are the two Ganesh temples at Ozar and Lenyadri and the ancient Bhimashankar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Nearest Petrol Pump:


  • Sushant Resort
  • MTDC Holiday Resort located at Malshej Ghat

Things to carry:

Carrying water is essential.Carry camera too so that u can take photos of beautiful place.

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospitals are present at the hill station or at the nearest city.
Society/Community Phone Number