One Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Trip by Cab

One Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab
One Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab (courtesy: sonikaagarwal)

Malshej Ghat is a quiet, peaceful ,and beautiful tourist attraction nestled in the Western Ghats. You can visit the hill station on a one day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat sightseeing tour. It is a mountain pass possessing rich flora and fauna inhabited by a wide variety of birds like the cuckoo, flamingos, quails, rakes, and crakes. The deep valleys, lush greenery, isolated beaches, high mountain peaks, roaring plunges, majestic waterfalls, and varied blooms are a treat to all your senses.

In Malshej Ghat you can unleash your photography skills to capture nature at its best. Besides sightseeing in Malshej Ghat, you can enjoy thrilling activities like hiking, trekking, rock climbing, and river rafting. You can also visit the temples and offer your earnest prayers. It is the ideal place for nature and history lovers to take a break from their monotonous city life. Its spectacular views and tranquil ambiance form the perfect backdrop for family, friends, and even couples. Moreover, you have remarkable shopping and eating options for everyone.

You can take a private cab or taxi for your one-day trip to Malshej Ghat. It will give you immense scope to comfortably relish nature at its best. Your one day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat sightseeing tour can be completed comfortably by booking a private cab with us. The comfort and convenience we offer is sure to make your one day Malshej Ghat tour commendable and memorable.

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Overview of 1 Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Tour

One Day Malshej Ghat Trip from Mumbai by Car

Malshej Ghat is a pretty hill town blessed with natural abundance. It is perfect for a quick escape into the lap of nature. The distance from Mumbai to Malshej Ghat is approximately 127 km and it can be covered in about three and a half hours by private car. Our cabs will arrive at your doorstep early so that we reach well in time. 

We will visit the Malshej Ghats and Malshej Falls to witness the natural grandeur of the region. Next, we will dive into the region’s history at Harishchandragad Fort and enjoy stunning vistas of the region at Kokan Kada. From here, we will head to Pipalgaon Joga Dam where you can enjoy panoramic views of the lush surroundings.

Further, we will visit Ajoba Hill Fort for a great opportunity to pay homage to the great saint Valmiki. We will end the day with a visit to the pristine Flamingo Hill. Bringing your one day  Mumbai to Malshej Ghat sightseeing tour to an end, we will head towards your home or hotel in Mumbai.

Highlights of One Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Trip

  • Full-day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Duration: 12 to 15 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Mumbai Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Malshej Ghats, Malshej Falls, Harishchandragad Fort, Pipalgaon Joga Dam, Kokan Kada, Ajoba Hill Fort, and Flamingo Hill

Package Price for 1 Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab

Hyundai i20 Hatchback Car for One Day Trip
i20 / Tata Indica
4 Seater / Hatchback

₹ 4,499/-

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 4,999/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,999/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,499/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
5-6 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,999/-

Toyota Fortuner SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Fortuner
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 7,499/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
13-20 Seater / LCV

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1 Day Itinerary of Malshej Ghat Local Sightseeing Tour from Mumbai

Pickup from your Home / Hotel in Mumbai at 7:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Malshej Ghats120 minutes
2 Malshej Falls60 minutes
3Harishchandragad Fort50 minutes
4Pipalgaon Joga Dam30 minutes
5Kokan Kada40 minutes
6Ajoba Hill Fort40 minutes
7Flamingo Hill30 minutes

Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Mumbai by 9:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the Malshej Ghat tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. Inclusion of any other sightseeing place not listed above is normally not permitted. However guests can check with their cab provider if any exceptions possible, while booking this Mumbai to Malshej Ghat sightseeing tour by private car.

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One Day Places to Visit in Malshej Ghat with a Private Car from Mumbai

On your one day trip to Malshej Ghat from Mumbai, you can unwind yourself through myriad leisurely activities and observe the region’s beauty from various vantage points. From unspoiled environs to hills, forts, dams, pristine lakes, temples, and waterfalls, you can have an invigorating sightseeing experience. You can also notice the rich heritage, rocky trails, and diverse wildlife of the region. A visit to the following sightseeing spots in Malshej Ghat will make your memory of the tour worth cherishing:

1. Malshej Ghats

Visit Malshej Ghat with One Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Sightseeing Tour by Car
  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the panoramic view of the Western Ghats.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Malshej Ghats is a prime tourist venue because of its cool climate. During the months of June to September, the hills get covered by a dense blanket of fog and the greens come alive. You can spot a wide variety of flowers blooming in the region. Dotted with the numerous gushing waterfalls splashing down the steep hillsides, this place is fast evolving as an impressive crowd-puller. 

You can enjoy the flourishing environment from Thumb Point. It is well-paved with a pathway and a small bridge offering you an uninterrupted view of the cloud patterns, sunrises, sunsets, mist-laden mountains, and dense valleys. You can spend some quality time amidst the natural abundance of Western Ghats. The picturesque landscape of Malshej Ghats is ideal for photography. You can even come across small carts selling freshly baked corn or hot bowls of noodles.

2. Malshej Falls

Visit Malshej Water Falls with One Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Sightseeing Tour by Car
  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the panoramic view of the Western Ghats.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Malshej Falls is located at a distance of 6 kilometers from the Malshej Ghat Thumb Viewpoint. It is considered one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Maharashtra. Surrounded by the gigantic Sahyadri mountain range, the Malshej Falls is a feast to the eyes. It welcomes you with a unique spectacle of a glittering waterfall tucked between verdant forests. The magnificent sight attracts nature lovers and photographers. 

During monsoon, additional streams come down from the rocky hillocks. The gushing waters and the charm of the rain perfectly blend to make it a haven for nature lovers. You can also witness several misty layers and opulent greenery. The splendid view and fresh environment makes the Malshej Waterfall a prominent attraction on your one day sightseeing tour of Malshej Ghat. You can unwind at the waterfall away from the hustle and bustle of city life making wonderful memories for a lifetime.

3. Harishchandragad Fort

Visit Harishchandragad Fort with with One Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Trip by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the astounding architecture of the region.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Harishchandragad Fort is an ancient fort built during the reign of the Kalachuri Dynasty in the 6th Century. It is situated at a height of 4665 feet and is a popular tourist attraction in Malshej Ghat. The fort is renowned for its sheer beauty and is one of the most visited places on your one day Malshej Ghat trip. It is an admirable trekking haven for adventure seekers. 

The Fort complex also comprises caves, temples and a lake. You can offer prayers at the temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha. It also houses the second highest mountain in Maharashtra. It is refreshing to simply walk around or sit and stare at the panoramic view of the region. You can also explore the Kokan Kada or the Kokan cliff. Resembling a cobra’s hood, this semi-circular rock occasionally sports the rainbow.

You can even visit the Kashitirtha temple. This beautiful shrine has been carved out of a single huge rock and is considered the origin of the river Mangal Ganga. You can also explore the Kedareshwar cave, a 30-feet deep natural cave on the north-western side.

4. Pimpalgaon Joga Dam

Visit Pimpalgaon Joga Dam with with One Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Trip by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the splendid sunrise and sunset with your loved ones.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Pimpalgaon Joga Dam is located on the Pushpavati River, a tributary of the Kukadi River near Junnar. You will find this earth filled dam on your way to the Malshej Ghat. Constructed in 1999, it is 5 km long and 94 feet high. 

It is spread over a vast expanse of backwaters. The huge reservoir gets filled to the brim during the monsoons. It displays a peaceful aura which makes it ideal for escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Flocked by family, friends, couples, and groups, it is a remarkable site for its scenic beauty and tranquil ambiance. 

Pimpalgaon Joga Dam is noted for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets in the colorful skies and silhouetted hills. Since it is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, you can spot numerous migratory and native birds like Flamingos. You can also enjoy lakeside activities like boating and camping at the dam’s reservoir.

5. Kokan Kada

Visit Kokan Kada with One Day Malshej Ghat Trip from Mumbai by Private Taxi
  • Must See / Things to Do: Spend time looking at the pristine view of the valley and also see a rainbow during the monsoon. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Kokan Kada is a prime tourist attraction in the Harishchandragad Fort area. It is located at an altitude of 3500 feet above sea level and a must-visit place on your same day Malshej Ghat Sightseeing Tour from Mumbai. The cliff is vertical and overhangs like the cobra’s hood. It is an ideal site for trekking and camping at night. It safeguards and controls the surrounding regions from dangers. The west facing cliff looks down upon the Konkan allowing you to enjoy the stunning views. It takes approximately 3 hours to trek to Kokan Kada via the Pachnai village. 

You can marvel at this brilliant natural architecture while appreciating the cool breeze and the chilling weather. During the rainy season clouds get clustered under this kada, thus, making it a unique spectacle. You can sometimes see a beautiful rainbow at this point. Taking selfies is not advisable as there is a huge drop from the edge.

6. Ajoba Hill Fort

Visit Ajoba Hill Fort with One Day Malshej Ghat Trip from Mumbai by Private Taxi
  • Must See / Things to Do: Discover the life of sage Valmiki. 
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Sitting atop one of the highest peaks of the Sahyadri mountain range, the Ajoba Hill Fort is one of the stunning tourist places in Malshej Ghat. It was named ‘Ajobagad’ after the great sage Valmiki, who was called Ajoba or grandfather by Luv and Kush. 

Nestled amidst thick greenery, the hill fort is located at a height of 4511 feet. Midway to the fort, you can find the Valmiki Ashram which is a heaven for peace seekers. You can take a leisurely walk through the sacred forest with rich wildlife. It is also considered one of the holy places for pilgrimage. 

Ajoba Hill Fort is also famous for adventure sports like trekking and rock climbing. You will also come across a mountain stream with clear and potable water from a little downhill of the Ashram. You can also spot carved padukas or footprints of Luv and Kush along with the precipice called the Cradle of Sitamai.

7. Flamingo Hill

Visit Flamingo Hill with One Day Malshej Ghat Trip from Mumbai by Private Taxi
  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the splendid views along with bird watching.  
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Flamingo Hill is a resort run by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Cooperation. It has a lovely setting on beautiful and tranquil grounds. An important landmark of Malshej Ghat, at Flamingo Hill you can notice the impressive natural beauty of the place. Lake Nakuru National Park and Menengai Crater are located at the spot. It is a heavenly location for people from all age groups having myriad tastes and choices. 

You can see migratory flamingo birds coming from Siberia between July and September. It is a great place to enjoy the pleasant weather sitting and relaxing at the resort. From here you can also go sightseeing to the ancient Harishchandragad Fort and the unusual 3rd-century Buddhist caves. You can walk in the dark woods and spot animals like rabbits, tigers, leopards, and peacocks. Delicious authentic and local food is also available at this place. You can enjoy refreshments, meals, and takeaways for your return trip.

Things to do on same day Malshej Ghat trip from Mumbai by Car

Catering to the needs of every traveler, Malshej Ghat spoils you for choices. The serene hill town offers thrilling and fun activities. You can enjoy a wonderful experience eating and shopping in the Malshej Ghat:

What to Shop during your Same Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Trip by Cab?

You can purchase attractive local handmade small gift items in the hill region. You can come across many shops selling artistic products and souvenirs. Besides, there are general, medicine and local stores where you can get daily items and emergency needs. You can find reasonably priced objects in the local and small shops. You can also come across shopping centers, malls, and supermarkets that sell high-end and branded goods.

What to Eat during your Same Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Trip by Car?

Malshej Ghats offers regional food though there isn’t a wide variety available. Hence, it is better to carry your food for your one day trip. There are several stalls selling corn, Maggi, tea, or coffee. You can also stop at the roadside Dhabas for authentic Maharashtrian Thalis. You can visit the local restaurants offering both veg and non-veg choices.

Package Inclusions

  • Pick and drop from Home / Hotel in Mumbai
  • Selected Cab for Malshej Ghat sightseeing from Mumbai as per the above Itinerary
  • Car Rent
  • Fuel Cost
  • Driver Allowance

Package Exclusions

  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Malshej Ghat
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation in Malshej Ghat
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this same day Malshej Ghat tour package from Mumbai can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Malshej Ghat sightseeing tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

The time spent on each Malshej Ghat tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular Malshej Ghat sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Mumbai to Malshej Ghat sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Mumbai cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.


Malshej Ghat is a pretty hill town offering a refreshing escape from the bustling life of Mumbai.  You can cherish the stunning sights and enjoy activities like birdwatching, water rappelling, and river rafting. Booking a one day Mumbai to Malshej Ghat sightseeing tour by private car is a comfortable experience as you can have fun while enjoying the scenic beauty along the route. It is a budget friendly option if you are traveling with a group of friends or your family. You can halt whenever you like and click photos, eat and relax as per your need.


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