Thursday, 30 May 2013

"There are some things you will experience that you have never seen before... like clouds being formed and a reverse waterfall!"




"Where the clouds are formed"

Malshejghat Experience: Malshej Ghat is heaven located a stone's throw away from Mumbai and Pune. It is not at all commercialised making it ideal for a peaceful and tranquil holiday. The view is just amazing and there are some things you will experience that you have never seen before - like clouds being formed and a reverse waterfall. It is best visited during the monsoons as the lush green surroundings just make it simply stunning. You can even spot some interesting fauna there. Flamingos are said to visit Malshej during the monsoons.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is not much to do at Malshej except, sit, relax, sip on some tea and enjoy the view and the weather. The climate is just perfect for that. The sight-seeing is limited to the viewpoint, but you can never have enough of that. Shivneri fort is located about 30 kms away, and there is a dam 6 kms away.
Activities & things to do: You will need a car to be able to explore the area. You can explore the area where the hotel is located and will find hidden viewpoints. During the monsoons, it is also fun to go scouting for waterfalls that emerge on the roads and other places. You can take a ride to the dam and the fort if you feel like it.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can take a train to the nearest station, that is Kalyan and there are ST buses and cars on rent available there. Otherwise you can drive down to Malshej. It is about 160 kms from Mumbai and will take around 3-4 hours. You have to drive down to Kalyan and take the road towards Murud. It is advisable to plan your journey such that you travel while it is still daylight. The ghats leading to Malshej are quite dangerous and unsafe after dark. Even the locals do not traverse that road alone after sunset since visibility gets low. Low clouds and mist make it difficult to navigate before 11 am and after 6 pm.