The combination of weekends and monsoons and the most clichéd answer is lonavala .But clichéd thats what it is now .There must be something else right ,well let me tell you about Malshej ghat .
If you have a passion for driving on scenic roads then the journey towards Malshej Ghat itself is worthwhile.Scenic roads , picturesque mountains greet you as you take 154 km from Mumbai to reach there .
At an altitude of approx 3500feet high, you will be over whelmed by panoramic spectacular sight.
A variety of flora and fauna becomes common sight , the biggest surprise are flamingoes !
It is a trekking paradise , The Shivneri Fort, which is the birthplace of the Shivaji is nearby , and the trek to the fort holds lot of inspiration for history buffs.
The climbing partway up to the fort gifts you beautiful views at every interval. The Holy temple of Maa Shivdevi should not be missed on your way to the fort..
Malshej Ghat, can be also called as a ‘Stable of WaterFalls’.Each one of them running like a racing horse, standing in one of them is a must , follow it with cutting chai and masala corn and you will cherish it .
This little delightful place nestled in the foggy western ghats is the new name for weekends for me , you must visit it to believe that truly such a place with so much natural beauty exists at a short distance form Mumbai.