Located at high altitude of Sahyadri ranges, in Western Ghats, Mulshi Dam area offers a good combo pack of a scenic Mulshi dam, beautiful winding roads, calm Mulshi lake, refreshing greenery, simple farming villages and abundance of flora, fauna.
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Mulshi Dam is not only good for short family vacation but Trekkers too can enjoy Mulshi area with numerous small trails and a majestic viewof Tamhini ghat leading tourists towards Konkan region.
Nature Photographers have plenty to quench their artisitc thirst in the serene Mulshi Dam area.
Tourists ideally visit Mulshi during monsoon, but winters in Mulshi is also good option for tourists with choice of overnight trip in one of local resorts.
We stayed at private farmhouse Silver Oaks at Malle village near Mulshi.A remote village with no disturbing cell phone but easy roadconnectivity and steady power supply.
Sliver Oaks farmhouse near Mulshi has plenty of sugarcane farms around it, also big lawn for small children to play around etc
Mulshi trip highlight was late night camp fire at farmhouse and early morning Sun-tea of cold winter is still relished.
I enjoyed the bliss of idyllic strolling in farms, melodious birds and yoga in clean open air of winter morning with dewdrops on green grass.
On 2nd day we visited grand Sai Baba Temple and Satya Sai baba ashram at Haadshi village about 15 kms from Mulshi. The Spirital centre is located on a flat hillock circled by bigger mountains ... one naturally feels elevated.
Grandeur of the Sai Baba ashram and its beautiful geographical location overloking small vliages is mesmerizing.
Our luncheon was at Girivan - man made hilltop town. Its location reminded me of Amby Valley near Lonavala and Lavasa high profile scam townships. Food was acceptable but Girivan was bit run-down due to poor maintenance.
World renowned Chinmaya mission's Sadhana (Meditation) center is located nearby.
Mahindra's prestigious and expensive World Institute is located about 8 kms from Girivan on another hill.
Mulshi dam is in Mulshi taluka (sub-district) and is located on state highway 60 of Maharashtra state, about 40 kms from Pune.
Rs. 15.00 per car Toll atChandni Chowk, Bavdhan.
Rs 50.00 per head entrance for Girivan.
It costs around INR Rs.1750 per night and extra charges for food at Mulshi resorts or farmhouse.