Sunday, July 18, 2010

Malshej Ghat

Tunnel in Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat is a serene, picturesque and less crowded place in Sahyadri Range of Western Ghats.It is a monsoon destination. The best time to visit this place is during monssons.During this time we will find many waterfalls & is the best time for nature lovers. One can find lush green mountain ranges of Western Ghats with milky white water falls and can drench in rain and soak under waterfalls. The area is covered by mist and fog. It could become a lifetime experience.

Only a few resorts are available in Malshej Ghat.MTDC runs a resort in Malshej Ghat.They have online booking facility[].If you are going with family best place to stay is MTDC.One more resort is Su-Shant (Contact no : +919527007475/+919527007374 ).During July-September period it is hard to find a room. One needs to book it in advance.

In Malshej Ghat we willn’t find any taxis/Cabs for hire. One need to hire from Kalyan/Pune.We need carry a rain coat as one can’t predict when it rains there & good to carry trekking wear. It is best place for nature/landscape photographers. Don’t forget to carry a decent camera (SLR camera is the best option) to take wonderful pictures.

Best Time To Visit: July – August. Post monsoon is the best time .


How to reach Malshej Ghat:

Road : From Pune JN it is around 140 Km and 90 Km from Kalyan JN.

Rail :Nearest rail head is Kalyan JN. It is well connected to various cities across the country.

Air : Pune Air port is the nearest one.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Shivneri Fort

Shivneri Fort ,birthplace of the great Maratha warrior Shri Shivaji Maharaj,located near Junnar.
Shahaji,the father of Shivaji Maharaj,a general in Adil Sha of Bijapur sultanate put pregnant Jijibai for her security in Shivneri.Shivneri is a hill fortress with steep rocks in the mountain ranges of Sahyadri.Maharaj spent his childhood here.
At the top of the fort we can find temple of Jijibai and Shivaji Mharaj.

 Main Entrance of the Fort

Birth place of Maharaj

Statue of Maharaj

Kadelot point is there after Badami Talav,from where they used through those who convicted in various crimes by tying their hands and legs.

Near temple of Shivaji maharaj at the top a water pond ,'Badami Talav',is there.

Temple of Jijibai

Statues of young Shivaji & Jijibai

How To Reach Shivneri fort:
Road : Distance between Pune and Junar is around 120 Km from Junnar it is 3 Km.Distance between kalyan and Junnar is 110 Km.
Rail : Nearest Rail head is Kalyan junction.
Air : Nearest air port is Pune.

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