The Malshej region in Maharashtra is one of the most popular destinations to visit during the monsoon. With countless waterfalls, sheer cliffs and mountains, medieval forts and forests, it is a favorite among nature lovers and adventure junkies.
The Harishchandragad fort trek is a favorite amongst trekkers.Rock climbing, rappelling, waterfall rappelling, bird watching and photography are other popular activities. Close to the hill station is the Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Shivaji. Dating back to the 3rd century, there are unique Buddhist caves on the hill.
Offering spectacular views of the valley is Valley point. With many treacherous turns on the ghats, special care should be taken while driving during the monsoons as the road is slippery and visibility is low. There are many waterfalls but exercise caution as the streams often have strong currents.
While Majshej is a scenic beauty during the monsoons (August – September), the winter months from December to February are best suited for adventure seekers going trekking and hiking.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN MALSHEJ
While the government run (Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) guest house is most popular in the area, there are a few resorts and mid-range accommodation options as well.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN MALSHEJ
There are 2 restaurants in the area serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. However, they are closed during off season.
BEST TIME TO VISIT MALSHEJ
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Malshej is as given below. The best time to visit Malshej is also specified.