About Malshej ghat
Malshej Ghats is a picturesque and exotic spot located at an altitude of 700m above the sea level. It is highly renowned forwide variety of lakes, exquisite waterfalls and lovely mountains and is an ideal destination for hikers, trekkers, adventurers andnature lovers. Malshej Ghat has made a distinctive mark with rich flora and fauna, historic and ancient forts, gurgling rivers, meandering waterfalls, resorts and sanctuaries. During the monsoons the beauty of this area is accentuated and when it is covered by heavy fog and misty clouds. There are large number of migratory birds from Siberia in this region. The mating dance of Flamingo birds is a stunning experience. The luscious greenery and the fascinating cascades mesmerize the city dwellers to get away from the hustle bustle of modern life.
Places To SeeThe Harish Chandragad Fort
Believed to have been constructed by the Kalachuri Dynasty, the historic fort dates to the sixth century. A challenging trek uphill leads to the fort and is much visited by the adventure junkies. While here, you can also visit the nearby Harishchandragad Peak and try dropping a coin. Given its unique semi-circular shape, the coin will defy gravity – it won’t fall but blow upwards because of the atmospheric pressure from below. The Malshej Ghat
This region attracts the visitors with its exotic natural beauty. One of the greatest attractions here is the Malshej Falls which can be witnessed in all their resounding glory during the monsoon. Fed with the monsoon rain, the water roars down the rocks, greatly adding to the glory of the mesmerizing surroundings. The Pimpalgaon Joga Dam
The dam is built on Pushpawati River, about 5 kms from Malshej Ghat. The dam is a must visit for the bird enthusiast as it is frequented by both native and migratory birds. Some of the birds that you are likely to see are: Whistling Thrush, the Purple Moorhen, Alpine Swift, Quail, and the Pied Crusted Cuckoo.
Things To DoTrekking
There are some interesting trekking trails in and around Malshej Ghats that you can explore. The Sayahydari Ranges of the Western Ghats have several trails for those looking for some challenge. Some of the popular places to trek include Darkoba Hills, Ajoba Hill, the Jivdhan Chavand Fort and the Nane Ghat. Some of the trails lead to holy sites such as the Ozhar and Lenyadri routes which house Ganpati Temples.