Elevated at an average altitude of seven hundred meters above sea level, Malshej Ghat is a serene hill station with placid lakes, verdant slopes and cascading waterfalls. This mountain pass is nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats range in the Pune district of Maharashtra. It is the perfect holiday destination for hikers, trekkers, nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The dark clouds and heavy fog during the monsoons increase the charm of this hill station manifolds; although it’s notorious for landslides during the onset of monsoons. Nestled at a considerable distance from a small town, accommodation options in Malshej Ghat are quite slim. Flamingo Hill is a resort run by MTDC – Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation in the vicinity. Apart from the MTDC resort, few other private resorts are available. Visitors find the nearby village of Madh as an alternative for boarding and lodging. One of the major attractions in Malshej Ghat are the scenic views of the valleys. Also famous for dark woods and the animals inside, which includes leopards, rabbits, tigers and peacocks etc. Located around 3 kilometers from the rest houses at Malshej Ghat is the famous village of Khireshwar, through which the famous Harishchandragadh Fort is accessible. An abundance of cascading waterfalls, in the hilly regions; varying from small to huge are worth viewing. Other places of tourist interest in Malshej Ghat are Ajoba Hill Fort and Malshej Falls. The hill station also has many trekking trails. Malshej ghat is situated in Pune district near the borders of Ahmednagar and Thane districts. People vacationing in Mumbai or Pune might want to exploit the opportunity to undertake a short trip to Malshej Ghat. The distance between the state capital and this popular weekend getaway is a little over 154 kilometers and it is 130 kilometers north of Pune city. The ride from Mumbai to Malshej Ghat by car takes around 3-4 hours. Car rental online booking is the popular choice for travelling from Mumbai to Malshej Ghat as they ensure a comfortable journey and allow people to travel at their own pace. Some tourists like to rent a cab or a taxi for the entire duration of their stay in Malshej Ghat so that they always have a vehicle at their service, which makes it easy for them to travel in and around the place.