I want to go to  



A write-up of my trip from to via Malshej

Rank 5 /10 | 5940 Views

3 Comment(s) | + See Comments & Add your Own

If you love the mountains and wish to spend some time communing with nature, without having to spend too much of time or money, Malshej is the perfect weekend getaway from corporate Mumbai!

On the State Highway 222, at a distance of 140kms from Bandra, Mumbai, Malshej is the sole resort to assist you unwind in any season – summer, winter or monsoon. As a matter of fact, in the monsoons the bird (winged variety) watchers flock to sight the flamingoes which home in there too and the resort was named Flamingo resort when a private entrepreneur had leased it. Now MTDC has it back under its control and the bookings can be done at the regular MTDC rates at their offices. To reach Malshej you have to take the highway to Ahmednagar (Nagar, as it is popularly known) via Thane, Kalyan and Murbad. The roads are good and a pleasure to ride on, especially the ghat section and the traffic beyond Murbad is sparse. A point to note is that there is no petrol/diesel pump beyond Murbad until Junnar a distance of about 60kms, so if you are running short on fuel please ensure you fill up at Murbad. The ghat section begins soon after crossing Murbad and is notorious for dacoity between sunset and sunrise, so it would be wise to cover the distance in daylight. The views of the mountainous region are breathtaking all the way to the top, which is Malshej. Once you reach the top, ensure that you do not miss out on the tiny board that announces and directs you towards the only habitation in the area – MTDC. There is a neat ramp built all the way to the MTDC office. Settle in to your room and throw away your watches as time by the clock is of no consequence except while checking in/out which is 12noon.

The views from some of the rooms are spectacular and may restrain you from going out on to the cliffs but let me assure you that you will not be disappointed if you do step out. There are plenty of awe-inspiring sights of mountains and valleys that will make you utter those famous words – if there is a heaven, this is it…!

There is no television and the only communication would be through your cell phone and that too if your service provider is ‘Airtel’. A few minutes walk will take you to the rock on which you have to sit if you wish to receive or make calls on your Airtel mobile! Am not being funny, dead serious! Therefore, you are literally cut off from civilization and you may rejuvenate your mental and physical strengths on the mountainous heights of Malshej, just a couple of hours drive from stress driven Mumbai, for as long as you wish!

Hope you enjoyed reading my travelogue.

The Current rank is 5/10. Please Rank it...
Low  Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5 Rank 6 Rank 7 Rank 8 Rank 9 Rank 10  High

3 people have left their comments, see what they said.

I'd be glad if you'd also Add your Comments. Thanks.

This Travelogue 'Malshej' was posted by Deepak Amembal on Sunday, July 15, 2007.

Deepak  Amembal

Deepak Amembal lives in Mumbai(Maharashtra).
Visit our Deepak Amembal Page with links to all Stories & more

+ See Profile | Leave a Message | Add as a Friend

3 Comments on 'Malshej'
A travelogue about a trip to Malshej
On 7/17/2007 6:57:30 PM Niv said...

liked reading thru, and i LOVe the pictures even if they don't blow-up, Ithink this is a place I'd love to get away to. thanks for sharing this..

On 7/17/2007 6:55:00 PM Tripper Max said...

Hi Deepak, Lovely travelog buddy and nice pics bt cannt see enlarged version :( but lovely photos..

On 7/16/2007 1:26:55 PM poojaalld said...

none of the pics are visible.

Other Similar Travelogues
Sholingur Rank 10 /10 | 5686 Views

About a trip from Chennai to via Tiruvallur, Tiruttani

SholingurAnother name for annual check-up (physical and spiritual) for me and my family. That’s the ... read more

Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 by Raghu_ambattur

Buxa Jayanti Tiger Reserve Rank 10 /10 | 16472 Views
Buxa Jayanti Tiger Reserve

About a trip from Kolkata to via New Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Rajabhatkhawa

Things nothing changed - same road same people same natural beauty; It seems time was stopped for ... read more

Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2009 by Orkostravel

Sonapani- Must try habitat! Rank 8 /10 | 4619 Views
Sonapani- Must try habitat!

About a trip from New Delhi to via kathgodham to sonapani

Fellow Traveller, take a break from your daily routine and do head north to Sonapani, to enjoy its ... read more

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 by Varun Mahajan

Sri Lankan Holiday Rank 8 /10 | 3368 Views
Sri Lankan Holiday

About a trip to via Colombo, Sigriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lanka – A Travelogue Sri Lanka. The name conjures up images of a war torn country, poor ... read more

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2009 by Travelbee

Weekend Trip to Kotilingeshwara & Kaivara Rank 8 /10 | 19892 Views
Weekend Trip to Kotilingeshwara & Kaivara

About a trip to via Kotilingeshwara, Kaivara

I am PraveenKumar Hebbare staying at Jagadish Nagar, Bangalore with my wife Vathsalya Lakshmi.It ... read more

Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 by Prudent Planner

Chandrataal, Spiti Rank 8 /10 | 3388 Views
Chandrataal, Spiti

About a trip to via Chandrataal, Himachal Pradesh

My travelogue (location chandrataal, Spiti, Trip Date:2008-08-21 - 2008-08-26) ... read more

Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 by hisatti77

Romance of the Sal Rank 9 /10 | 2605 Views
Romance of the Sal

About a trip to via Forest

The resounding buzz of the cicada has faded long into the night but there is an irregular but well ... read more

Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 by Ananda Banerjee

Peacefully Loud & Violently Quiet – Renukaji, H.P. - Part 2 Rank 8 /10 | 4490 Views
Peacefully Loud & Violently Quiet – Renukaji, H.P. - Part 2

About a trip to via Renukaji in Himachal Pradesh

**Contd. from part 1 of this story...................25th Jan, SundayIt was still dark at 6 AM as I ... read more

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by MatadorV1

Peacefully Loud & Violently Quiet – Renukaji, H.P. - Part 1 Rank 8 /10 | 4911 Views
Peacefully Loud & Violently Quiet – Renukaji, H.P. - Part 1

About a trip to via Renukaji in Himachal Pradesh

January 2009, five months from August 2008. So, what’s the big deal? Well, the point is five ... read more

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by MatadorV1

The Watering Place Wildlife Refuge Rank 6 /10 | 2084 Views
The Watering Place Wildlife Refuge

About a trip to via Cauvery Fishing camp, Bheemeswari

‘What’s that I fear?’ I had always asked. Now I know. Try ‘coracling’ ... read more

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2008 by R-joe

Add Your Comments
Start below*
You have 1000 characters left to work with
Existing Tags: Malshej maharashtra hillstation, Malshej maharashtra hillstation, Maharashtra hillstation, Malshej
Add Tags
Click on tags in the list above to add. Separate by commas.
Tags are simple words you feel best Group & Describe the Photo

Hotel Reviews | Destination Guides | Travel Directions | Holiday Ideas | Travelogues | Travel Q & A | Photo Gallery | Plan a Trip | Travel Blogs

Holiday Ideas India Hotels Top India Destinations India Travelogues Theme Pictures
Monsoon Holidays
Wildlife Tours in India
Artist Villages in India
Fairs & festivals of India
Best Places for Kids
Chennai Hotels
Hyderabad Hotels
Goa Hotels
Pune Hotels
Kolkata Hotels
Hampi Travel Guide
Darjeeling Travel Guide
Amritsar Travel Guide
Munnar Travel Guide
Goa Tourism
Mumbai To Goa : A Road Guide
Hardwar to Ranikhet - River Goddess ... Mountain Beauty
Rajasthan Bound
A trip to Pauri Garhwal -II
Again in Dooars Oct 2013
Pitch it for ... Pichavaram!
Uttrakhand - the beauty queen
A trip to Shimla-Manali_Amritsar
Bannerghatta National Park
Nature & Landscape
Wildlife Sancturies
People & Portraits
Night Time Photos
Black and White

India Travelogues at OkTataByebye

Oktatabyebye.com is India's leading community of travellers and provides a place for travel enthusiasts to find and share travel experiences, recommendations and honest advice on travel in India...read more about us

© 2013 www.oktatabyebye.com . All rights reserved.
Oktatabyebye.com is not a travel agent & does not charge service fees to its users.
* All reviews, ranks, ratings & votes on Oktatbyebye are solely the views & opinions of the users. Oktatabyebye is not responsible for content on external web sites.

// Default Y