Malshej Ghat is one of the most popular monsoon destinations around Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra! It is located in Pune district (130 KM from Pune and 154 KM from Mumbai). Just a few kilometers drive from village of Khireshwar will take you to the divine and pristine Malshej Ghat. The beautiful village gives a spectacular view of Harishchandragad Fort with its Citadel and Taramati peak. The place is perfectly nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats. The un-spoilt place and its tranquility will take your breath away! Take Lake Side Camping and Barbeque at Malshej Ghat to have the best experience in trekking those less travelled trails, and visiting waterfalls, lakes and historic forts. The adventure lovers will love the idea of hiking, trekking and spending some peaceful time in this serene place!
A lot of adventure activities can be done here like birding, trekking, hiking, camping and photography. The mesmerising Pushpawati River which is made out of Pimpalgaon Joga Dam is haven for migratory birds like pink flamingo, Alpine Swift, Whistling Thrush, Quail, Purple Moorhen and Pied Crested. Your camera will be definitely at work here. It's a small paradise for bird watchers. You can go trekking up to Harishchandragad Fort. The monument dates back to 6th century! Explore the Buddhist caves situated close to the Harishchandragad Fort. Go rock climbing at Ajoba Hill fort and see the stunning lush green landscapes. Enjoy the enchanting waterfalls on the way to Malshej Ghat. If the time allows, you can visit the Shivneri Fort, located about 40 kilometres from Malshej Ghat. This 17th century fort is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of Maratha Empire.
You will have an unforgettable experience by the lake side and camping in the beautiful serene place with hot barbecue to pamper your taste buds!
Your meeting point will be Pritam Hotel (Dadar East). Reach there at 7:00 AM. Your pick up point is Nitin Company Junction, Thane, at 8:00 AM. Start your journey to reach the Khireshwar village. Take a short break and have local tea enroute at your own expense. You will reach the campsite by afternoon and pitch the tents. Have fun around the tents and spend fantastic time playing. Unwind yourself amidst the nature. Spend the evening taking shots of enchanting sunset in the Sahyadris! Enjoy the campfire as the night sets in. Gaze at the beautiful starry night sky. Have dinner and rest in the tents.
Wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast. Start your return journey to Mumbai. Reach Mumbai by the evening.
Duration: 1 Night/ 2 Days
Region: Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra
26th - 27th December 2015, 9th - 10th January 2016
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Medical Disclaimer: It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for any event. While planning your outdoor trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check-up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problems including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes, etc. should seek their physician’s advice before coming.
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