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About Malshejghat Tourism

Malshejghat is a hill station and also a popular tourist spot located in the Pune District of Maharashtra. Malshejghat is surrounded by covers of dense green forests and the Western Ghats, which is why there are many varieties of flora and fauna available here.

One of the rare attractions of this place is the Flamingos that can be seen near the areas of the Monsoon lakes. Malshejghat offers opportunities for adventure sports like trekking, hiking and boating, as the region is located at a height of 700 metres above sea level.

The Shivneri Fort located here is one of the most popular ancient attractions of the place. The Shivneri Fort is located about 40 kilometres from the central region, and is the birthplace of the Maratha ruler Shivaji. The region of Malshejghat also includes many Buddhist caves that belong to the 3rd century and Shri Vigneshwar Temple, which is situated near Junnar town at Ozar.

Monsoons are considered to be the best time to visit Malshejghat because the hills are covered in green during this time. The weather of the region is mild from the months of August and September. The region becomes misty during the winters especially the forest regions. It is during the same time most of the bird watchers come here to conduct researches on rare varieties of birds such as Quails, Rails, Crakes, Flamingos, Cuckoos, etc.  

The hill station of Malshejghat is managed by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation also known as MTDC, which also manages several resorts. Not much transport facilities are available that directly connect this hill station and it is because of this reason that the region receives very less visitors compared to other hill stations of India.

There is no domestic or international airport in Malshejghat and the nearest one is located in Pune, which is located at a distance of 98 kilometres from the town of Malshejghat. The Pune airport connects nine other major cities of India to the region.

Malshejghat does not have a train station either, and the nearest train station is in Mumbai, located at a distance of 115 kilometres from Malshejghat. There are three train stations in the Mumbai region and that are Mumbai, Mumbai CST and Mumbai Bandra terminus.

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