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Entry is open from all domestic states, however, every international tourist will have to provide a negative RT-PCR report which must not be older than 72 hours at the time of arrival. In case of domestic tourists, visitors coming from NCR/DELHI, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, and Kerala to carry RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours before the scheduled time of landing. Passengers not having RT-PCR reports must undergo RT-PCR tests at the airport at their own expense.

All major districts of Maharashtra, including Pune are experiencing night curfew in which:- People can move about at night, but gatherings of more than 5 people in public places will not be allowed.- Shopping malls, restaurants, auditoriums, theatres, and other public places such as beaches and gardens will remain closed from 8 pm to 7 am. (Restaurants can continue home delivery and takeaway services).- Social, political, cultural and religious gatherings will be allowed during night curfew.- Weddings will be restricted to 50 attendees and funerals and last-rites ceremonies to 20 attendees strictly.Violators will be fined up to Rs 1000.

No quarantine & hand stamping for asymptomatic domestic passengers.International travellers have to home quarantine or do self-health monitoring for 14 days, or as warranted.Travellers coming to Pune from the UK, Europe, and the Middle East will have to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for 14 days at their own cost. They may take the RT-PCR test on the 5th to 7th day, and if confirmed negative, they can spend the remaining days in home quarantine.The following categories of travellers will be exempted from institutional quarantine if they produce the relevant documents:- Passengers above the age of 65- Women in advanced stages of pregnancy- Children below 5 years of age and accompanying parent- Passengers requiring medical attention for serious ailments such as cancer, cerebral palsy, physical disability- Extreme case of family distress i.e., father/mother/son/daughter in critical condition, severe accident in family, death of an immediate family member- Passengers who have been administered both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine- Medical professionals travelling for surgery/attending critical patients

Flights

Flights are available from Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Kolkata and 5+ other destinations for Pune.Passengers must take the test 72 hours before landing in Maharashtra and produce the report on arrival. Travellers without the certificate will have to take the RT-PCR test at the concerned airport at their own cost.

Trains

COVID special train is available from Ajni, Howrah, Mumbai and Indore to Pune.Passengers arriving from trains which have originated or had a stop in either of the four states should carry a negative RT-PCR test report. The sample collection should have been done within 96 hours before scheduled arrival in Maharashtra. Symptomatic individuals identified in the screening process will have to take the Antigen test.

Local Transport
  • Local transport like cabs, four wheeler and auto rickshaws are operational
  • Cabs and four wheeler are allowed with only 3 passengers apart from a driver
  • Auto rickshaws are allowed with only 2 passengers apart from a driver

Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Night curfew imposed in Pune Updated: 08 Apr 2021

With recent surge in COVID-19 cases, night curfew has been imposed in Pune from 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM till further notice.

A negative RT-PCR report needed for various domestic tourists. Updated: 08 Apr 2021

Mandatory for passengers arriving from NCR/DELHI, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, and Kerala to carry RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours before the scheduled time of landing. Passengers not having RT-PCR reports must undergo RT-PCR tests at the airport at their own expense.

No Quarantine needed for domestic travellers. Updated: 08 Apr 2021

No quarantine & hand stamping for asymptomatic domestic passengers.

Malls and Hotels are open and running and are following all the rules by PMC guidelines Updated: 08 Apr 2021

Standard operating procedure with strict instruction issued by Pune Municipal Corporation for residential hotels and malls to make them safe for all the guests. Proper precautions like thermal check and regular cleanup are made mandatory.

14-day home quarantine mandatory for all international travellers entering Pune Updated: 08 Apr 2021

A 14-day home quarantine is mandatory for all international travellers visiting Pune.

Inter-district train travel running seamlessly across Maharashtra Updated: 08 Apr 2021

The inter district train travel has been running seamlessly without any e-passes required and with safety measures in place.

What to Do in Malshej Ghat

Malsej Ghat Trek, Bhairavgadh Trek, Malsej Ghat Camping, Trek to Nane Ghat, Waterfall Rapelling, Ajoba Trek, Bird Watching at Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, Enjoy At Malshej Waterfalls, Rock Climbing.

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things to do in Malshej Ghat for a memorable weekend. This scenic hill station is full of amazing activities that will add a lot of fun to your holiday itinerary. Whether you are interested in thrilling adventures or love to relax amidst the beauty of nature, these activities in Malshej Ghat are sure to leave you with awesome memories.

If you are looking for an answer to what to do in Malshej Ghat, then your search ends here. From a pulse racing trek to Harishchandragad Fort to camping in the hills below the stars, this place is a haven for adventure junkies.

Malshej Ghat is full of places where you can enjoy sightseeing, birdwatching and photography with your loved ones. For a dose of thrill, waterfall rappelling in Malshej Ghat is highly recommended along with a trek to Ajoba Fort for soaking in the gorgeous views of Western Ghats.

Here is a list of things to do in Malsej Ghat:

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Enjoy At Malshej Waterfalls

Enjoy At Malshej Waterfalls

Gear up to be enchanted with the views of this roaring waterfall amidst a thick green forest in Malshej. A purely refreshing sight to behold, Malshej Waterfalls is a spot to admire the pristine beauty of nature.

Many tourists flock to this place to enjoy this cascading beauty and enjoy a picnic. If you are wondering what to do in Malshej Ghat to forget the worries of life, then a trip to this waterfall is highly recommended. Covering the landscape in a blanket of mist, this excellent tourist spot offers a surreal getaway for everyone which makes this activity one of the most interesting things to do in Malshej Ghat.

Location: Malshej Waterfalls, Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra.

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Bird Watching at Pimpalgaon Joga Dam

Bird Watching at Pimpalgaon Joga Dam

Located in the backdrop of Pushpavati River, Pimpalgaon Joga Dam is one of the best places for bird watchers. Here, you can spot a number of winged creatures of many different species like people-moorhen, pitta, alpine swift, whistling thrush, green pigeon, quail and pied crested cuckoo.

It is a famous tourist spot where you will be left spellbound with the views of undulating hills of Malshej Ghat. Many migratory birds flock here which makes this activity one of the most interesting things to do in Malshej Ghat.

Location: Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, Junnar District, Pune, Maharashtra.

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Trek to Harishchandragad Fort Via the Nali Chi Vaat
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  • Thane
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Fixed departure dates: 20th January 2017
  • Take part in an exciting trek to Harishchandragad which is quite an ancient one from the medieval period. The caves near the fort are pretty famous and they are believed to be the meditation centres for many sages from the past. It is situated at an altitude of 4500 feet.
  • Taramati is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after Kalsubai. You will be able to capture the glimpses of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad (This will be visited only if time permits.) 
  • Konkan Kada visit is the highlight of the trip which is a breath taking cliff. It faces west and looks down upon the Konkan. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood. 
  • Visit the cave of Kedareshwar that has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.  
  • The package includes transportation from Kalyan to the site and return along with some fun moments enhanced by adventurous activities.

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Ajoba Trek, Bhandardara | Book Ajoba Hills Trek @ Flat 32% off
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  • Bhandardara
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₹2,353 ₹1,600
Location: Bhandardara, Maharashtra

Activity Timings: 7:30 AM  to 7:00 PM

One of the most adventurous day treks in Maharashtra, the ajoba trek will give you unique and exciting experiences. The hill is covered by lush sheets of flora and fauna with one half having the Valmiki Ashram other filled with misty mountain views and amazing waterfalls. 

The tour for ajoba trek will start as you gather at the Asangaon railway station at 07:30 AM with your bangs and bodies ready for the adventure. During the course on the day, you will be transported to the starting point of the trek, ascending some magnificent trails on your feet, visiting the Valmiki Ashram, witnessing the lush greenery of the region and descending back to the starting point with fine memories of the adventure. 

A friendly guide will be with you throughout your ajoba trek and guide you along the way of the trek. Transport to and from the Asangaon railway station is included in the package. A vegetarian breakfast and evening tea is also included in the package.

Suitable for: Friends, family and corporate outings

How to Reach:
The pick-up location is Asangaon railway station and you can reach with the help of private and public transportation.

Note:
Pregnant women and children 8 years are not advised to join the tour.
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Malshej Ghat Trek | Book Online & Get 500 Cashback!
  • 2D/1N
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₹2,000 ₹1,500
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Timing: 2 days - 1 night

About the Malshej Ghat Trek:

Embark on an adventurous Malshej Ghat Trek that takes you to the serene and picturesque terrains of the Harishchandragad valley. This expedition would let you grasp some real adventure and fun that would surely take a place in the cherished memories of your travel book. 

The Malshej Ghat Trek begins when you get comfortable picked up by a private bus from Dadar and you proceed towards reaching the village Kireshwar from where you would start your trekking activity. Traverse through the stunning views of endless paddy fields and lush green landscapes that would be so exotic for you to witness. 

On availing the Malshej Ghat Trek, you would find great adventure on resting in a cave and camping for a night. Besides, you also get to grab delicious meals throughout the trekking session. The support of an experienced guide is also added to ensure maximum safety and convenience. 

Suitable for: All age groups, friends and family

How to reach?
Choose a convenient pickup location in Dadar and you can reach the spot by private or public transportation. 

Note:
Pregnant women are not advised to take the tour. 
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Bhairavgad Trek @ ₹910 | Book Now & Save 14%
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  • Pune
  • 1D
₹1,060 ₹910
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Location: Pune, Maharashtra

Activity Timings: 
10:00 PM to 4:30 PM

This Bhairavgad Trek is going to be your once in a lifetime experience with great adventure and delight. Embark on this exciting trekking session that requires travelling along the Malshej Ghat road which caters a splendid feeling already.

Reach till the top of the prominent peaks like Ajoba and Harishchandragad and witness the unbounded beauty of Malshej Ghats, NaneGhat, Jivdhan. There are many Bhairavgad Forts at different places in Maharashtra, but reaching the Bhairavgad of Moroshi village in Malshej Ghat is indeed the most challenging of them all.

This Bhairavgad Trek package includes pickup and drop facility from Shivaji Nagar, Pune in a shared vehicle. Be the part of this breath-taking trek under the guidance of professional guides throughout. Treat your hunger with the breakfast and lunch that is included in the package as well.

Suitable for: Friends, family and corporate outings

How to Reach:
The pick-up location is Shivaji Nagar, Pune and you can reach with the help of private and public transportation.

Difficulty Level: Medium

Note
Pregnant women and children below 11 years are not advised to join the tour.

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Malshej Ghat Camping, Book Online & Get 1200 Cashback
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₹2,049 ₹1,549
Pune is filled with beautiful weekend getaways. The mighty and misty mountains covered in greenery adorn Pune. One of the scrumptious getaways is Malshej Ghat and enjoy camping with activities in Malshej. The weather here is so peaceful that it will make you forget about all the worries of your day to day life.

What to Expect Malshej Ghat Camping:

Night stay in Tents under stars
The campsite is surrounded by lush green mountains and far from the hustle-bustle of the city. Camping with activities in Malshej offers to stay in tents with all the meals and activities. Enjoy a comfortable stay and spend your night with stargazing while you are relaxing with your loved ones. 

Authentic local food
Grab unlimited barbeque and starters, unlimited local and traditional dinner (veg & non-veg Biryani), breakfast, and high tea. All the meals will be served to you at the camp itself. You have the option of choosing veg and non-veg food. 

Camping with Activities and Music
You will enjoy indoor and outdoor games like cricket, badminton, football, archery, darts, board games, carrom, and karaoke. Also, enjoy several fun activities and games specially made for a large group with camping with activities in Malshej. No camping is complete without a musical night around, enjoy a party on the lawn with music, dance and disco lightings.

Panoramic View Of Nature Around
You will experience nature at its best here. Going through the lush green forest will let you witness the exotic wildlife of Pune. Also, if you are an adventure junkie, then you can go for trekking to the beautiful vantage point at your own. 

Know Before You Go:

Check-in: 05.00 pm 
Check-out: 11.00 am

- A maximum of 50 persons can accommodate here. 
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Trek to Nane Ghat in Malshej
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About the Activity:

  • Nane Ghat Pass towers at a height of about 2724ft and is a very well known façade that can be seen from anywhere in Konkan.
  • The pass provides a stunning view of the Sahyadris and dates back to almost 1st Century BC.
  • The trek begins as you depart from Dadar to go towards Tokavde.
  • Explore the caves and after lunch head back to Mumbai at 04.30 PM by Sumo or Bus.

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

A delight for trekkers, rock climbing is one of the most adventurous things to do in Malshej. One can enjoy this pulse racing activity In Ajoba Hill Fort when they are vacationing in Malshej Ghat. Passing through the lush green landscapes amidst the beautiful weather offer a fantastic getaway for everyone which makes this activity one of the most interesting things to do in Malshej Ghat.

Even if you are a beginner, you can enjoy this activity and have fun with your friends and family. Moreover, it is a marvelous escape to witness the breathtaking landscapes comprising lush green valleys.

Location: Ajoba Fort, Shahapur Taluk, Maharashtra.

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Waterfall Rappelling in Malshej Ghat, Mumbai
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If adventure is your calling then Waterfall Rappelling at Malshej Ghat is certainly an activity that you must embark on to replenish the adrenaline flows! A mountain pass nestled in the Western Ghats, it is located along the way from Pune to Ahmednagar. The Malshej Ghat is a stunning abode of natural beauty and sights that will soothe you and excite you at the same time.
During the months of Monsoons, the region especially decks up with the cascading falls and greens that can fill every colour palette. Right from the time you depart Mumbai/ Pune, the drive is scenic and pleasant. The trek begins as Khubi Village along the flows of a waterfall that thunders down the edge of the rocky face of the Sahyadri Ranges. The rappelling activity is carried out in the presence of trained experts who will be with you every step of the way.
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22 July 2019
Excellent
Place: The scenery there is really breathtaking. All the hills and the lake view is amazing. The place makes you stay there for life long. If you really want a peaceful, beautiful and close to nature place then this place should be on your bucket list. Hospitality: The host Rahul Slave was really humble and a cheerful person to talk. They will try to give their best by providing all kind of basic needs and anything you could ask for at such a remote place. Food: The starters are really amazing. I enjoyed the food as a non-vegetarian. I was really impressed with the tea and poha breakfast. I recommend you to try the breakfast. Activities: They have multiple activities including DJ, Bone Fire, Cricket, Archery, Boating, Badminton, Karaoke etc.
06 May 2015
Excellent
We had a great time at the Bhimashankar Trek. The trekking was quite good and interesting. It was awesome. We had a really lovely time here. It was so worth every penny spent. The trek trails, the surroundings, the backdrop were all just WOW! It was completely worth every penny spent. I personally want to visit here again. The trek was well organized too; thus enhancing the whole trek experience. Thinking back there are no negative experiences at all. It was perfectly a great and a nice experience. The rates were also not that costly and it was definitely worth the time and money we spent on this vacation. I am so recommending this to everyone out there.
"it was an excellent trip.well organised. food was excellent"
"For a long time I was planning to go for a trek but could not find the time. this independence day I just booked a trek to andharban trough this app. the place is wonderful I would say this is the best trek if you are a beginner. Going through dense forest through Giant waterfall and breathtaking scenery. This place Will defenately make you hungry for more of such beautiful exploration. Believe me it is lot better to go out and do something rather than just sleeping in weekends. Go Green."
10 August 2015
Excellent
We had a good trekking experience here in Lonavala. Pune and Lonavala are places that can be viewed in a couple of days. While we planned for a long vacation here, we chose to have a beautiful planned itinerary which involved this trek, and we are super glad that we took it. Regarding the trek, it was a great experience.
I booked the Ashtavinayak trip from Pune and we visited all the eight temples of Lord Ganesh and the temples were renovated very well and there is also a lake Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple where boating is available.
17 February 2020
Excellent
It was our first experience there on trekking. Thrillophilia package includes guide so we have a good guide there and he helped us well during this entire trek. The food they gave is quite nice and delicious. Bhimashankar was my personal favourite place in this trek. Our group was of 12 people but we all enjoyed it nicely. Good place and Highly recommended.
21 February 2020
Excellent
Very beautiful place with lots of scenery, the relaxing and calming sunrise was mesmerizing and we loved it. Our guide was a funny and amazing person, he was also taking care of the group and briefed us well about the way and do’s. we had a group photo at the top and the trek was very memorable, will look to do these types of treks again. Thanks
26 February 2020
Excellent
Nice place with a well-mannered guide, I booked it from Thrillophilia for me and my sister, the trek went super fantastic and we had a good company there with us. The only problem was waking us early but as u reach the Bhimashankar, you will feel alive. Must try.
13 March 2020
Excellent
The guide was nice and the food was also up to the mark. The trek was amazing and you must carry your torch with you as the place needs your full attention. Thanks to Thrillophilia and the guide because without them it wouldn’t be possible.

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  1. What are the best treks in Malshej Ghat?

    1. Harishchandragad Trek: Passing through picturesque landscapes, Harishchandragad Trek takes you through the most stunning landscapes in Malshej Ghat. One can start this trek from the base village Khireshwar and enjoy a breathtaking exploration and also it is one of the best things to do in Malshej Ghat.

    2. Ajoba Trek: If you are searching what to do in Malshej Ghat for one day, then this exciting trek is an adventurous respite for everyone. The trek takes you to the Valmiki Ashram located on one half of the hulls and allures everyone with the beautiful scenery around it.

    3. Jivdhan Trek: Hailed as one of the ‘famous five’ forts in the Sahyadris, Jivdhan trek is a nerve racing adventure in Malshej. From the top of the hill one can see the views of Harishchandragad peak, Hadsar and Chavand peak.

    4. Naneghat Trek: Taking you to an elevation of 2600 feet, Naneghat Trek is famous for connecting the Konkan Coast with Junnar town in the Western Ghats. The trail offers interesting glimpses of the caves that date back to Satavahana dynasty.
  2. What are the things to do near Malshej Ghat?

    1. Climb to Konkan Kada: One of the most scenic places near Malshej Ghat, Kokan Kada is situated in Harishchandragad. One should visit this place either during the early morning or in the evening to witness a spectacular sunset.

    2. Trek to Harishchandragad Fort: A must visit for trekking enthusiasts, Harishchandragad is a 6th century fortress at an elevation of 1,424 metres above sea level. Some of the prominent attractions here include the famous Vishnu Temple and the Buddhist Caves and it is one of the best things to do in Malshej Ghat.

    3. Pay respect at Girijatmaj Temple: Perched on a hilltop, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. One can visit this scenic temple by climbing up the hill and then enjoy a beautiful religious getaway.

    4. Trek to Naneghat Caves: Admire the ancient caves and revel in the panoramic views of Western Ghats with a trek to Naneghat Caves. It is an easy trek that goes through dry forests to help you admire a beautiful view from the top.
  3. What are the adventurous things to do in Malshej ghat?

    1. Rappelling: The rocky terrains of Sahyadri Range along the Khubi Village are known for offering the perfect spots to enjoy rappelling. Proper gears and equipment are provided before starting this adventure.

    2. Trek to Harishchandragad Fort: Standing at an altitude of 450 feet, the Harishchandragad Fort is bestowed with beautiful nature and a connection of ancient caves. Taramati is the topmost spot of this fort and reaching here takes 4 to 5 hours of trekking.

    3. Rock Climbing: Ajuba Hill Fort is a famous location where one can climb up the age old rock formations. Considered easy, this predefined route can be easily covered without falling.

    4. Hike towards the waterfalls: The Malshej Waterfalls are known for their serenity and expansive height. By hiking through the lush green forests you will be able to visit a few of them and enjoy an evening along their big pools.

    5. Boating at Pimpalgaon Joga Dam: This dam remains serene and beautiful throughout the year and lets you row your boats through its sparkling waters. On your way, you can also spot various aquatic plants and animals flowing below you.
  4. Is Malshej Ghat safe?

    Away from any unwarranted situations that could potentially hamper your safety.
  5. How can I go to Malshej Ghat from Mumbai?

    To reach Malshej Ghat from Mumbai, you can either take a direct taxi or take a train to Kalyan, the nearest railway station 85 km away. From Kalyan, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Malshej Ghat.
  6. How can I go to Malshej Ghat from Pune?

    You can reach Malshej Ghat from Pune by road with your own vehicle or a taxi via NH50. The distance between the two places is 120 km which can be covered in about 3 hours.