10 Homestays in Malsej Ghat: 2021 Updated

Malshej Ghat Homestays

Rainbow Hills, Saj By the Lake, Dosti Lakewood, Mybhumi Agro, Break the Routine, KK Tree Retreat, Malshej Agro Resort, Shivneri Fort Valley, Lilac Homestays, Whispering Woods.

Whether it’s a relaxing mountainside retreat that you are looking for or for some fun adventures,
homestays in Malshej Ghat promise to make your vacation in this picturesque countryside memorable.

It’s always worth getting to know a new place that you are travelling to, especially a place as beautiful as Malshej Ghat. One of the best ways to experience the local culture, food, and traditions is to stay with a local family at one of the
Malshej Ghat homestays. It is super fun to eat local home-cooked food as you enjoy authentic and warm hospitality, unlike any impersonal hotel stay.

In fact, with endless great choices, it’s never easy to pick the best amongst all the
homestays near Malshej Ghat.Be it the stunningly beautiful and premium Saj By The Lake known for its mountain-facing outdoor pool, the rustic Whispering Woods that’s known for its luxury tent stay experience, or the valley facing Shivneri Fort Valley that’s famous for offering 5-star service, there are ample homestays to choose from.

What’s more, the hosts here are always more than happy to customise your holiday for you. Homestays like MyBhumi Agro offer an offbeat rural tourism experience, at KK Tree Retreat you can enjoy bonfire & barbecue, and Lilac Homestays offers sightseeing activities.

Here is a list of homestays in Malshej Ghat:

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Whispering Woods

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Nestled amidst Sahyadri Hills, Whispering Woods is a rustic resort where guests can enjoy the raw wilderness of nature. Located close to the misty Sahyadri Valleys, waterfalls, and lakes, it is one of the few Malshej Ghat homestays to offer luxury tents for stay.

Besides this, guests can choose from Deluxe rooms and spacious dormitories. It offers amenities like a kids play area, swimming pool, indoor & outdoor games, and excursions.

Location: Opposite Lonavala College, Next to Neeta Volvo Bus Stand, Tata Road, Valvan, Lonavala.

Price: Approximately Rs. 4,000.

Distance from Malshej Ghat: 140 kilometres.


Saj By the Lake

Nestled amidst greenery at the banks of the Malshej lake, this is the perfect place to escape into the beautiful countryside, fresh mountain air, and solitude. One of the best homestays in Malshej Ghat, it offers premium stay options like Brick Village and Courtyard View rooms equipped with king-sized beds, flat TVs, private balconies & courtyards.

The in-house restaurant ‘Maati Baani’ offers delicious organic food. If informed in advance, the homestay can arrange for mountain hiking and cycling. It has an outdoor pool and lounge area, perfect to relax after a day of sightseeing.

Location: Ahmednagar-Kalyan Road, Near Khubi, Phata, Malshej.

Price: Approximately Rs. 7,000.

Distance from Malshej Ghat: 7.3 kilometres.


Dosti Lakewood

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The homestay has a multi-cuisine restaurant, kids play area, gym, and a bar. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, it offers spacious rooms fitted with private bathrooms, air-conditioning, and flat-screen TVs. It has a huge terrace area and an outdoor pool that looks onto the lush forests and hills in the background making it one of the top homestays in Malshej Ghat.

Location: At Post Khubi Phata, Malshej Ghat, Ahmednagar-Kalyan Road, Pune.

Price: Approximately Rs. 4,000.

Distance from Malshej Ghat: 13.5 kilometres.


Break The Routine

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This one-of-a-kind theme adventure park cum resort is counted amongst the top homestays in the area, perfect for spending a weekend full of thrill & fun. It offers spacious and comfortable eco-living bungalows that offer views of the mountains and the lush fields.

The highlight of the homestay is its 8-acre Amusement Zone that offers exciting water-based and rope activities like Burma Bridge, zip-lining, rope climbing, etc. BTR also offers a swimming pool, a restaurant, and kids play area.

Location: Singapur Village, Off Mumbai-Nagar Highway, Taluka Murbad, Maharashtra.

Price: Approximately Rs. 3,000.

Distance from Malshej Ghat: 32.5 kilometres.


KK Tree Retreat

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Located near the scenic Bhavali Dam, KK Tree Retreat is one of the most preferred homestays near Malshej Ghat for enjoying a super-comfortable stay. The rooms have private kitchenettes, living areas, hot & cold water, air-conditioning, room & laundry service, etc.

Guests can enjoy food from the on-property restaurant. Activities like barbecue, bonfire, and local sightseeing can be arranged on request at this Malshej Ghat homestay.

Location: 1, near Bhavali Dam, Bhavali Kurd, Igatpuri, Maharashtra.

Price: Approximately Rs. 1,200.

Distance from Malshej Ghat: 38.5 kilometres.


Malshej Agro Resort

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This is one of the best homestays near Malshej Ghat to escape into the beautiful nature and enjoy rural experiences and agro-tourism. Guests can participate in activities like gardening and fish farming.

The homestay also offers a swimming pool and indoor & outdoor games. Stay options include Farm View family rooms, Valley View independent villas, and dormitories. All the rooms have bathtubs, TVs, and private balconies.

Location: Ghodemal, A/P Dingore, Taluka Junnar, District Pune.

Price: Approximately Rs. 2,999.

Distance from Malshej Ghat: 12.3 kilometres.


Shivneri Fort Valley

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Rejuvenate and relax at this homestay nestled amidst the lush Malshej Hills as you savour the views from the premium Valley Suite, Lawn Suite, and Villas offered here, making it one of the most scenic homestays in Malshej Ghat.

The rooms are fitted with flat-screen TVs, wardrobes, and seating areas. Enjoy five-star service at the in-house restaurant. Trekking and local sightseeing can be arranged on prior request.

Location: Besides Varsubai Temple, Aptale Road, Somatwadi, Taluka Junnar, Maharashtra.

Price: Approximately Rs. 2,400.

Distance from Malshej Ghat: 28.2 kilometres.


Lilac Homestays

This 70-acre property is the perfect place and one of the best homestays in Malshej Ghat, to enjoy a hillside vacation amidst a warm and homely ambience. It offers air-conditioned 2BHKs that have facilities like a kitchenette, living room area, balcony, TVs, etc.

The homestay has a swimming pool and well-laid out gardens, perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. Other facilities include an in-house restaurant and indoor games.

Location: NH 24, Karla, Near The Cathedral Vidya School, Lonavala, Pune.

Price: Approximately Rs. 2,700.

Distance from Malshej Ghat: 137 kilometres.


Rainbow Hills

Rainbow Hills, located at the foothills of Malshej Ghat, offers 14 spacious AC and non-AC cottages that are fitted with all the modern amenities. The highlights of the homestay are its beautifully landscaped gardens, kids play area, and the outdoor pool.

It has an in-house restaurant that offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Its proximity to attractions like Shiv Temple and Harishchandragad Peak makes it one of the most-preferred homestays in Malshej Ghat.

Location: No. 1, Gokul Arcade, Malshej Ghat.

Price: Approximately Rs. 6,500.

Distance from Malshej Ghat: 1.2 kilometres.


Mybhumi Agro

One of the best places to savour the beauty of the Sahyadris, this eco-resort promises to take you back to your roots. One of the few eco-conscious homestays near Malshej Ghat, the place offers rural tourism and has a pet zone that houses alligators, Persian cats, and birds.

The in-house restaurant offers organic food sourced from its own farms. It offers Deluxe rooms and suites that are budget-friendly, well-designed, and have all modern amenities making it one of the best homestays near Malshej Ghat.

Location: Bankar Phata, NH 61, At Post Udapur, Junnar Road, Taluka Junnar, Pune, Maharashtra.

Price: Approximately Rs. 2,400.

Distance from Malshej Ghat: 27.6 kilometres.

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22 July 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Which homestays in Malshej Ghat are good for couples?

    1. Hotel Nisarga: Located amidst the scenic hills of Malshej Ghat, this picturesque homestay is the perfect ‘home-away-from-home’ for couples. The place offers spacious rooms, the best of facilities, and an in-house multi-cuisine restaurant.

    2. Ranwara Residency: Located at a stone’s throw from a beautiful waterfall, Ranwara Residency is one of the best homestays in Malshej Ghat for couples. This homely place offers comfortable rooms and an on-property restaurant for delicious meals.

    3. Saj By the Lake: Enjoy a romantic vacation at this premium homestay as you savour the beautiful greenery during your stay at the place’s villas. This is one of the most perfect Malshej Ghat homestays to enjoy candlelit poolside dinners and get pampered by its warm hospitality.

    4. Shivneri Fort Valley Resort: Located close to the Kadelot Point of Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji, this homestay probably has the best location in the region. Soak in stunning views of the countryside as you stay in the valley-facing rooms fitted with huge balconies and lounge areas.
  2. Which homestays in Malshej Ghat are good for kids?

    1. Break the Routine (BTR): One of the best Malshej Ghat homestays to visit with children, the homestay offers a huge range of outdoor and indoor activities to keep them engaged for days. Children can enjoy the Burma Bridge, swimming, rock climbing, outdoor basketball, etc. here.

    2. Moringa Farms: Families who want their children to start appreciating nature and indulge in fun activities; Moringa Farms is the best place to do so. The homestay, one of the best homestays in Malshej Ghat, offers activities like fishing, trekking, star gazing, and a vegetable farm for children to explore.

    3. MyBhumi Agro Resort: Featuring a pet zone of alligators, Persian cats, and a variety of birds, MyBhumi is one of the best places to visit when holidaying with children. It also features an outdoor pool for the children to enjoy swimming and water games.

    4. Rainforest Resort & Spa: The place is famous for its adventure zone that lets children enjoy various rope challenges, activities like Burma Bridge, trekking, darts, billiards, swimming, etc.
  3. Which are the homestays near Malshej Ghat with a swimming pool?

    1. Jandyal Farm House: The highlight of this place is its outdoor swimming pool that looks onto beautiful views of the lake and hills.

    2. Nehamrit Farms: This earthy homestay is one of the best places to stay in Malshej Ghat not only because of its riverside location but also for its outdoor swimming pool. The pool is perfect for taking a dip while enjoying views of the surrounding organic farms and hills.

    3. Break the Routine (BTR) Resort: This scenic tree-lined resort cum adventure park features an outdoor pool that is used for various water-based activities or simply to let its guests enjoy a long soak to cool off.
  4. Which are the popular luxury homestays in Malshej Ghat?

    1. Rainbow Hills: One of the best luxury homestays in Malshej Ghat, Rainbow Hills is famous for its location overlooking the scenic surroundings and great facilities. The homestay has a swimming pool, spa, and an in-house restaurant.

    2. Saj By the Lake: This luxury homestay offers premium rooms that come fitted with the best of facilities like king-sized beds, private balconies, and sit-out areas. Other amenities include a swimming pool and a great multi-cuisine restaurant.

    3. MTDC Resort: Overlooking the misty valleys of Malshej Ghat and the Harishchandragad Peak, this homestay offers premium Deluxe, Valley View rooms, and suites for a comfortable and luxurious stay.
  5. What is the lowest & highest price of homestays in Malshej Ghat?

    The most expensive homestay in Malshej Ghat is Saj By the Lake. Room prices here start at around INR 7,000 per night. Amongst the most economical homestays here is Spot on (OYO) Malshej Agro Resort. Room prices here start at around INR 600 per night.