Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Thane-Pune district of Maharashtra, India.
The site is nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats.
The site is home to hundreds of different kinds of flora and fauna especially the avian population such as quails, rails, crakes, flamingos and cuckoos.
Pune to Malshej ghat distance:
It is around 138 KM from Pune.
State Bus Station is right next to the railway station. Any Ahmednagar Bound Bus will stop at Malshej Ghat.
From Kalyan Rail Station, one can take state buses that commute frequently between Kalyan and Ahmednagar.
It will approximately take 1.5 hrs by Bus from Kalyan.
Route From Pune :
Hadapsar -> Vishrantwadi -> Bhoseri -> Rajgurunagar -> Manchar -> Narayangoan -> Junnar -> Malshej Ghat
Best Time to Visit:
July to September(Monsoon season)
- Shivneri fort
- Lenyadri Ganpati
- Ozar Ganpati
Sajjangad is a popular place of pilgrimage.
Much before it began to attract pilgrims with their inherent faith in Samarth Ramdas Swami, Sajjangad was known as a historically important hill-fort considered as originally of the Shilaharas but re-built by the Bahamanis in the mid-15th century. The fort and the ‘samadhi’ of Samarth Ramdas Swami have been maintained by the Ramdas Swami Sansthan.
Sajjangad is at a distance of around 18 kilometers from Satara.
Those visiting the temple are served ‘prasad’, which is almost a complete meal, at fixed hours during the afternoon and evening. Visitors planning for a longer stay can avail of the free lodging facility in the ‘dharmashala’ built by the Ramdas Swami Sansthan, which runs with the help of donations from visitors. The fort is open from 5.30 am to 9 pm and entry and exit beyond these hours is restricted. Along with its spiritual and historical ambience, Sajjangad also offers a picturesque vista and is a preferred spot for photographers who often capture the sight of the Urmodi Dam and its catchment area. Moreover, the monsoon and the few days proceeding this season is the best period to absorb the true beauty of this place when it turns a deep green and sprouts impromptu waterfalls.
Near by Places to visit:
- Thoseghar water fall
- Chalkewadi Windmills
- Kas lake
Below are list of places around Satara:
- Kaas Plateau
- Thoseghar Waterfall
- Kaas Lake
- Natraj Mandir
- Yamai Devi
- Ajinkyatara Fort
- Yawteshwar Temple
- Char Bhinti
- Kanher Dam
- Bamnoli (Koyna Back water)