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Malshej Ghat road trip

Took a delightful road trip to Malshej Ghat on Sunday. The road was good all the way, which was a very pleasant surprise. It was also immensely green nearly all of the way, which was even better.


As you can see, roads in rural India have to be shared by certain VIPs. In my opinion though, that only adds to the charm.

Ghat View 1

Malshej is at an altitude of about 3500 feet, so as we approach the western ghats, the views of the hills got quite scenic.

Road between cliffs

Once on the hills, the views of the cliffs and ghats was breathtaking.

Ghat view 2

There isn’t much at Malshej right now, a couple of resorts, one belonging to MTDC and one private resorts. Not much in the way of facilities, and prominent notices disclaim any responsibility if power goes out. One of the hoteliers told us that at one point, the resort was without electricity for nine days.

The bright side of course, is that the place is quite untouched, and relatively unpopulated by tourists. There are quite good trekking routes, I’m told. Unfortunately, this was just a day trip with family so I couldn’t go. The views from the MTDC resort (which is at a high point) of the valley at Malshej were quite good.

Malshej Ghat valley

We went onward to Shivneri Fort, which was the birthplace of Shivaji. Going there was good fun – we did some rock-climbing partway up to the fort (you can go up via steps also).

Shivneri Fort view

More snaps on Flickr when I get back to Singapore.


  1. shashwat wrote:

    Ah, so thats where you’d disappeared to in the last couple of days. The snaps look great and its almost relieving to actually see untouched parts in india :). Any wide angle shots so far? surely no dearth of subjects..

    Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 2:32 pm | Permalink
  2. Anshul wrote:

    All the shots are wide angle… for this trip I just plugged in the lens and left it there :)

    Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 2:39 am | Permalink
  3. shweta wrote:

    this sunday even i have been to this place! and let me thaks u !st its all bcoz of ur this pics! i was so facinated after seeing this! and exploring this i came to a conculsion that even this place is like heven too! it was ultimate place in my word it was sexy……i mean it! one shld suly visit that place , i don knw abt rest of the time but visting in moonson will b simly gr8

    Friday, July 13, 2007 at 2:54 pm | Permalink
  4. Priya wrote:

    Hi — This place looks beautiful. How long does it take to get there from Mumbai? and whats the best way to get there? Are there lots of things to do? Would you recommend it for a 2 or 3 day trip?

    Friday, July 16, 2010 at 12:19 am | Permalink
  5. Anshul wrote:

    It’s about 120-odd km, how long depends on Mumbai traffic I guess! Google Map link which should help you with the directions.

    We just went for a day.

    Friday, July 16, 2010 at 1:13 am | Permalink
  6. Narendra wrote:

    Jannat hai yaar…………. Nice place

    Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Permalink
  7. thorat kishor wrote:

    realy so beutiful these ghat

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 3:32 am | Permalink
  8. dr yogesh thakare wrote:

    very exiting n rocking place

    Friday, July 15, 2011 at 11:09 am | Permalink
  9. rohit mojad wrote:


    Monday, July 18, 2011 at 2:02 am | Permalink
  10. khusbu wrote:

    such a nice place

    Monday, July 18, 2011 at 5:35 am | Permalink
  11. Saroj Nanda wrote:

    very beautiful place.

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 5:42 am | Permalink
  12. sunil wrote:

    such very nice beauiful place………..nice look for cuntry rocking yaar……….

    Friday, August 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Permalink
  13. rahul puranik wrote:

    it is one of the best place to know the beauty of nature….simply awesome

    Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 11:02 am | Permalink

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