Malshej Ghat Travel Guide
where to stay
where to stay
Since the area is at a considerable distance from a small town, there are not many posh restaurants and shopping malls. Flamingo Hill is a resort run by MTDC – Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation in the vicinity. You need to book hotel rooms in advance, especially at weekends during the monsoon. Hotel booking can be done from any MTDC tourism office or online at http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in.
The MTDC resort has improved over the years. The resort is huge and the view is fabulous. Unlike Lonavala where one gets to see only other resorts, the view from MTDC is that of mother nature i.e. greenery and the valley. The restaurants has mix of veg and non-veg options but the options are very limited. One has to order in advance to get a decent meal. The prices are reasonable.
Get There and Around
get there and around
Malshej ghat is situated in Pune district near the borders of Thane and Ahmednagar districts. It is at a distance of 154 km from south Mumbai towards northeast and 130 km north of Pune. The nearest railhead is Kalyan near Mumbai. To go to Malshej ghat by road from Mumbai, take NH3 to Bhiwandi and turn towards Murbad or take state highway via Kalyan, Murbad, Saralgaon and Vaishakhare to reach the ghat. To go to Malshej ghat from Pune, take NH50 (Pune-Nasik highway), turn left at Narayangaon and pass through Junar. Autorickshaws from Kalyan also take passengers on a shared basis at around 150 rupees per head. State Transport buses are cheaper and available from Kalyan, Karjat and Pune at regular intervals.