Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. The site is nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats. Perched amongst the ghats, at an altitude of approximately 700 m above sea level, this tourist spot can be visited throughout the year. However the monsoon season forms one of the best times to visit the Malshej Ghat. This is because during this time, the entire hill resort seems to be covered in the shade of mint green, with its locales presenting a very pristine and beautiful sight. Known for its misty tops and ice cold cascades at this time of the year, the site is a very popular weekend getaway for most of the city's residents at that time of the year. It has got number of waterfalls and the greenery is just awesome during the monsoons. The site is home to hundreds of different kinds of flora and fauna especially the avian population such as quails, rails, crakes, flamingos and cuckoos.