Malshej ghat, with average height of 700 mts is situated in Pune district near the borders of Thane and Ahmednagar districts. It is literally equidistant from both Pune and Mumbai . The monsoon months of August and September are a good time to visit Malshej Ghat, with green hills and exotic flamingos visit this area during monsoon months.
Also a place to have fun from the waterfalls to water showers on the road itself. It is at a distance of 130 km north of Pune and 154 km from Mumbai towards northeast. The nearest railhead is Kalyan in Thane District near Mumbai. From Kalyan Rail Station, one can take state buses that commute frequently between Kalyan and Ahmednagar. If you can afford then go for a morning evening taxi and if you are visiting during holiday please make sure you visit during a weekday or you may see a lot of Mumbaikar being there in place otherwise peaceful.
State Bus Station is right next to the railway station. Any Ahmednagar Bound Bus will stop at Malshej Ghat. It will approximately take 1.5 hrs by Bus from Kalyan. To go to Malshej ghat by road From Pune, take Pune-Nashik highway (NH-50) to Alephata and turn left on Kalyan-Ahmednagar Highway (SH-222) towards Kalyan. From Mumbai, take NH3 to Bhiwandi and turn towards Murbad or take state highway via Kalyan, Murbad, Saralgaon and Vaishakhare. It is known for landslides during monsoons.
I visited twice the same place within 2 years while the first time we were able to be at the right place the second time we missed it due to a landslide but that visit too was worth every time we spent. The above picture shows water showers on the road during the visit. The feeling of standing below was totally a different experience.
Transparent and clean water and water falls are plenty you might even chose a secluded place to enjoy as there are multiple smaller falls in that area.
If you really plan to visit Maharashtra the season to be there is during monsoons, the place is full of greenery and the weather at its best.