Monday, June 13, 2011

Malshej Ghat- Pimpalgaon joga dam - Day outing near pune

Malshej Ghat located in Pune,holds special value for hikers, trekkers and adventure lovers.
Malshej Ghat stands 700m high in the mountains. To get there, nearest airport is Mumbai, 154 kms and
nearest railhead is Kalyan.
Public transport is also available  but if you are, like me ,a tea person , must hire a car.
It was a 3 hour journey by car from Pune. But the untouched beauty of villages on  the way is completely mesmerising . Weather also contributed to make our journey memorable with its misty environment and cool breeze. A perfect excuse to stop the car and have tea with hot hot Kanda bhajiya in the lap of nature. (Maharastra Speciality .Dont ever miss)  .

pune to malshez ghat way

pune to malshez ghat way spots


There are plenty of water falls and awesome ghats known as western ghat. For trekker and hikers, this place is heaven in rainy season. But be a little cautious as you may encounter some people enjoying their own way (having alcohol) and creating nuisance for others.  So try to avoid these type of crowd specially if you are with family.
Water falls and beauty of Ghats becomes so attractive...you can'nt resist yourself to have a dip in the water falls.


malshej ghat

malshej ghat roads in rains

malshej ghat roads in rains

beauty of malshej ghat


Only good option for food and lodging is MTDC hotel. I am recommending it because of scenic location and amazing sites.

malshej ghat behind MTDC hotel

malshej ghat behind MTDC hotel

malshej ghat behind MTDC hotel

 Pimpalgaon joga dam 


Its a 5 kilometer long bound, scenic and beautiful river Puspavati - malshej ghat. Small rocks and isolated location makes this place a perfect picnic spot.
A large number of families come here to enjoy their weekend picnic.  For youngsters, its a proper place for hangout.
Plain back water of the river is also a shelter for migrated birds.
For one day outing Malshej Ghat is perfect place.

Pimpalgaon dam - Malshej ghat near pune

Pimpalgaon dam - Malshej ghat near pune

Pimpalgaon dam - Malshej ghat near pune

Pimpalgaon dam - Malshej ghat near pune

Pimpalgaon dam - Malshej ghat near pune

Pimpalgaon dam - Malshej ghat near pune

2 comments:

  1. Very useful post. Celebrated as Maharashtra's cultural capital, Pune houses a plethora of educational institutes, museums and hill forts. Besides being a cultural and educational hub, Pune has ample attractions to satiate most visitors. Pune, with its glorious Maratha history and Osho connection, a host of sightseeing attractions, pleasant weather, and a largely dynamic crowd of students and young professionals, proves wonderful for a vacation. Check out all best hotels in Pune also.

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