Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass nestled in the towering rough hills of the Western Ghats. The mountain pass is about 150 KM from Mumbai & 130 KM from Pune. I got a chance to drive down to Malshej Ghat from Mumbai & the 3 hours long drive was one of the best experiences of my life ever!
The majestic Western Ghats have narrow, curvy road with deep valleys & numerous blind spots & sharp turns. Thankfully, the roads are well-made, especially the one that led us to Malshej Ghat from Mumbai. The continuous elevated crest of mountains and hills offer breathtaking view of nature. Driving along the Western Ghats in the midst of clouds, dense fog & greener-than-green valley is a blessing for any outdoor enthusiast.
It is definitely more about the journey than the destination itself!
Malshej offers a striking view of the valley, particularly from behind the ‘Flamingo Hill Resort’, run by MTDC, which is also a great place to stay & spend a relaxed weekend. It is a paradise in the monsoons, when the valley comes alive with green hills, waterfalls and exotic flamingoes. Malshej is known for its dark woods & the animals living inside. There are also several trekking trails in the surrounding hills on offer for the adventure lovers.