Malavali is a hill station in the Sahyadri ranges of Pune district in Maharashtra. It is about 58 km from Pune and 200 km from Mumbai, and is on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Malavali was earlier a part of the Yadava Empire. It was later used as a strategic location by the Mughals. Malavali is the most sought-after tourist destination during the monsoon season. There are many forts and waterfalls in the vicinity.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Pune. Some of them are Celebrations Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1300), Hotel Basera (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Rajmandir (Tariff – Rs. 800), and Grand Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700).
The official language of Malavali is Marathi. The other language spoken here is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated Malavali are Ganesh Chaturthi in August and Navratri in October.
Places of Interest
Tamjai Devi Temple (2 km), Rajgad Hills (3 km), Gunjavne Dam (11 km), Rajgad Fort (13 km), Torna Fort (14 km), and Baneshwar Waterfall (20 km) are some of the tourist spots in this hill station.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Malavali is the Pune Airport. It is located about 65 km from the town.
The Pune-Karjat passenger train stops at Malavali. The other major railway station is in Pune (60 km).
There are no direct buses to Malavali. One can reach Pune and hire a taxi to Malavali. Some of the private bus operators providing services to Pune from Mumbai, Mangalore, and Hyderabad are SRS Travels and Prasanna Purple Travels. Bus ticket online booking has never been easier through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.