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  • Pune is the most visited tourist destination and the activity-filled location and is quite interested in introducing the best camping places near Pune to those who are looking forward to having a relishing time with the family on a weekend or short getaway trip near Pune. Here is a list of best places for camping near Pune that will cross-check your concepts about camping and lead you to believe the fact that there is something beyond what you heard of Pune till now.

    Beachside camping, lakeside camping, camping under the stars, jungle camping, camping at the fort, cave camping, hill view camping, monsoon camping, eco-adventure camping and aqua adventure camping are some of the best-known camping options near Pune. The locations that offer these kinds of camping are Pawna Lake, Bhandardara Lake, Tikonapeth, Wai, Kashid Beach, Murud, Vasind, Panchgani, Kaas Plateau, Harish Chandra Ghat, Khopoli, Torna Fort and much more like them.

    The price ranges from the lowest to a decent one depending on the type of camping you select and the number of days. A normal riverside camping may cost you around 2000 for a weekend while fort camping may cause a little bit higher. Jungle camping also will have higher prices around 3000- 3500 INR for two days. But it is obvious that all these sights and views are worth of spending this much amount.

    This list will let you go through the best options you can choose from to spend your weekend or vacation time amidst pure nature, quite far away from the hustles and bustles of the city lights. Since almost all the places are easily accessible from Mumbai or Pune, reaching these sites will not be a problem for even those who come here for the first time.

    Here are the some of the best places for camping near Pune:

  • 01Lake Camping beside Pawna Lake

    Lake Camping beside Pawna Lake

    The beautiful, unexplored Pawna Lake campsite is one of the ideal location for an amazing weekend getaway for both locals of Pune and Mumbai. Not so crowded by tourists, this destination is for the people who love to spend lone time. It is a tailor made destination to enjoy nature at its best. Camping at this lakeside campsite has its own perks. 

    Just a dip or a dive into the waters here can refresh and rejuvenate you in no time; perfect for a relaxing break amidst nature! During the day, you can swim, relax and enjoy the surroundings and at night get set to light up the spark in you and party hard alongside the bonfire lit up at the campsite. All of these make Pawna Lake camping near Pune, an experience of a lifetime!

    If you don't prefer camping then you can try some resorts near Pune that will just amuse you with their beauty.

    Pawna Lake Camping

    Pawna Lake Camping

    NNNNM705 Ratings

    d1 Dayn1 NightlLonavala

    O2,250

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    O1,999

  • 02Camping in Velhe near Pune

    Camping in Velhe near Pune
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lRaigad
    • NNNNN74 ratings
    • Hemant Vavale
      Supplier
      Hemant Vavale
    Spend overnight at a perfectly arranged and comfortable camping with your family, friends or colleagues.Experience the joy of bonding close to nature in a unique and an exciting way through camping.
    This is an ideal place for loads of fun along with entertainment like never before. You can just relax by spending time around the campfire and gaze at the night sky or you can be a part of few of the nature sharing activities.
    You can also bring along your favourite games and play them in the camp. All the necessities are taken care of at the camp along with food. Have fun and spread the joy with your near and dear ones in this amazing camping along with campfire and barbecue.
    Spend an eventful night at a perfectly arranged camping ground in Pasali village.
  • 03Bordi Beach Camping

    Bordi Beach Camping

    The best comes first! The bewitching view of a calm and serene beach itself is enough of a soothing experience to have; now imagine camping beside one, how amazing! In the nest of feet tickling sands, you can pitch in your camp and relax at the mystic atmosphere like never before. 

    Group camping will be the best kind at this campsite as you and your group are sure to get lost in the beautiful camping experience at Bordi Beach. This beach is also one of the best places to visit in Pune to chill and have fun.

    On reaching this surreal destination, you can relax for a while as you sink in the beauty of this place and then get going to visit the locals of Bordi Beach. The beach campsite is surrounded by sapodilla orchards and old bungalows along the stretch which can be visited in the evening. Party hard at night alongside the bonfire and enjoy stargazing at this mesmerising camping destination near Pune.

    Group Camping at Bordi Beach

    Group Camping at Bordi Beach

    NNNMM26 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlMumbai

    O4,600

    Starting from

    O4,522

  • 04Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai

    Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lSatara
    • NNNNN649 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2784943

    About the Activity:

    • Indulge in array of  activity at camping resort in Wai, situated right in the midst of the beauty of nature, at the foothills of Kate's Point.
    • Reach the campsite around 12 noon to get checked into the camp and freshen up for a briefing session, followed by an introduction.
    • Spend the day outing in the open and indulge in some activities like never before for a fun day with family. 
    • Indulge yourself in an array of activities like cycling, kayaking, rifle shooting, barring trail, star gazing and camping.
    • Experience the lush greenery enveloping the hills, that will add an extra dose of fun and excitement to your adventure. 
    • Get away from the city and enjoy the sight of millions of twinkling stars in the night staying in a retreat tent or in a quechua tent 
    • The next day enjoy the delicious breakfast and depart from the camp site around 11:00 AM 


  • 05Camping on the Banks of River Kundalika

    Camping on the Banks of River Kundalika
    The hub of adventure, River Kundalika is known for being a home for river rafting near Pune, if you are planning to camp besides it. Beautiful night sky, cool breeze that flows from the spell binding green carpet around the place and the soft noises of water flow trickling your ears; what more can you ask for during a camp? Do the regular with double excitement and while you are all set to camp at this wonderful destination. Camping besides this mesmerising countryside is a blissful blend of both nature and adventure.

    Unravel the adventurer in you and try out some of the most exclusive water sports like boating and river rafting at this camping spot. Alongside all the fun and adventure, also live the cheerful atmosphere of this picturesque location. A good blend of everything, this campsite is definitely the best weekend camping near Pune you could ask for!
    Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities

    Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities

    NNNNN395 Ratings

    d1 Dayn1 NightlKolad

    Starting from

    O2,599

  • 06Camping Experience near Shirota Lake, Lonavala

    Camping Experience near Shirota Lake, Lonavala
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    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4420402
    About the Experience:

    • Though Lonavala in Mumbai is overflowing with offbeat locations, Shirota Lake is a spot every nature lover would love to explore again and again. 
    • Here is a camping package that is extending a hearty welcome to all those special people who are looking for a total change from their daily life scenes. The campsite is perching at an elevation from Lonavala passing through the jungles and is situated near the famous Shirota Lake.
    • Check-in at the camp around 04:30 PM and explore the peaceful, alluring beauty of the lake which lies so majestically across a vast area.
    • A lake view camping experience in the accompaniment of delicious dinner and fun will definitely uplift you, emotionally and physically.
    • Also, a time-bound campfire at night would be arranged where you can leave your worries and tiredness away as well as indulge in a night trek to the nearby jungle to experience the bizarre interiors of an unfamiliar habitat.
    • Check-out of the camps next morning around 10:00 AM after breakfast. 
  • 07Camping at Lonavala

    Camping at Lonavala

    Lonavala is one of the famous tourist spots near Pune and is also the most beautiful one around it. It is best explored in the rains and the mystic atmosphere of this beautiful hill station near Pune will leave you spell bound with its beauty. The lush green valleys, hill tops and bewitching terrains of this place hypnotise the visitors in no time. 

    This camping destination is best known for trekking and cycling and alongside that, you can also engage yourself in activities like hiking, zorbing and quad biking. The destination is also extremely famous among youngsters as it is a place that has both tranquillity and adventure. Lonavala hill station camping is one of a kind experience; unleash and let yourself lose to the winds of this wonderful place near Pune. 

    Camping Adventure at Lonavala in Pune

    Camping Adventure at Lonavala in Pune

    NNNNN394 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlLonavala

    Starting from

    O2,500

  • 08Camping in Panchgani

    Camping in Panchgani
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lPanchgani
    • NNNNN628 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2075404

    About the Activity:

    Welcome the adventure and excitement with Panchgani camping! Located amongst the vast reliefs of land, it is best suited for those who want to experience nature at its best. The prosperous plant and wildlife of the region make it even more beautiful in the monsoon season when they are in full bloom and zenith. Camping in Panchgani shows you the exquisite and various adventure pursuits, all of which are guaranteed to excite you!

    As you arrive at the campsite by noon, check-in and have a great spread of lunch served to you. Thereafter, you are free to indulge in any of the activities that capture your imagination like Ziplining, Commando Crossing, 12-item Obstacle Course, Learner’s Rock Climb, Rifle Shooting, Tent Pitching and many more. You can also try your hand at rappelling, rock climbing or the more exciting, waterfall rappelling. You can also explore the surrounding hilly area on foot by trekking or use the cycles at the campsite.

    Check-in: 12:00PM and Check-out: 10:00 AM

  • 09Camping at Revdanda Beach

    Camping at Revdanda Beach
    You don’t have to think twice when you know it’s a beach camping destination! Not so far from Mumbai and Pune, Revdanda is a small weekend getaway that Pune locals and Mumbaikars can look out for. Yet in its untouched and raw form, Revdanda is one of the least explored beach destination which is also known for camping in Pune.

    This makes it all the more perfect for camping over a weekend. It is a small fishing harbour that will excite your stay. You can explore the old fort at Revdanda and enjoy the mystic surroundings as you walk alongside the never-ending sea. The stretch gives you a beautiful outlook of the place that will add on to your camping experience at Revdanda.

    This unexplored beach camping site is also known for not being crowded; that makes it a good spot for those of you that love to spend some time in tranquil atmosphere. Stargazing and wetting your feet to the surreal atmosphere of this place will definitely leave you mesmerised!
  • 10Bhandardara Lake Camping

    Bhandardara Lake Camping
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lAhmednagar
    • NNNNN41 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator
    About the Activity:
    • A time that secures your comfort even at the basic level of facilities is camping but in today's scenario a lakeside camping is something necessary to keep aside the day to day humdrum.
    • Near Bhandardara, you are getting a peaceful ambience throughout with the gurgling noise of the lake on your side. 
    • Indulge your heart with the non-stereotypical activities such as star gazing and watching star constellation and many other adventure activities near the camp.
    • The event starts at 05:00 pm and concludes at 10:00 am, the next morning.
  • 11Camping in Karnala

    Camping in Karnala

    If you have forgotten what outdoors actually looks like, or want to get back in time to your childhood and experience the fun all over again; here is Karnala camping ready to offer everything that you are looking out for over the weekend. A perfect destination for camping with your family, Karnala camping is the experience that you cannot afford to miss. Nested in the arms of Mother Nature, engulfed in the palm and coconut groves, this place is a refreshing recap of what most of us thought an ideal picnic spot would be like.

     Trek, hike, cycle, play, campfire and relax in the beautiful atmosphere in and around this wonderful location. You can also visit the Karnala Bird Sanctuary and indulge in some bird watching activity. The soothing locales of this place are the best and they also make this spot one of the best camping sites near Pune.

    Monsoon Camping at Karnala Bird Sanctuary in Panvel

    Monsoon Camping at Karnala Bird Sanctuary in Panvel

    NNNNM31 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlMumbai

    Starting from

    O2,613

  • 12Stay Experience at Camp Temgarh in Maharashtra

    Stay Experience at Camp Temgarh in Maharashtra
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lLavasa-1
    • NNNNN151 ratings
    • Rajan Anand
      Supplier
      Rajan Anand

    About the Activity:

    • Just 30 kms from Pune along a winding road, amidst gathering clouds, tucked away in a little village of Mulshi taluka, is a nature retreat.
    • Spend some time surrounded by lush green thickest like never before with your loved ones.
    • Sleep under a blanket of stars with a crackling bonfire keeping you cozy for the night!
    • This quaint camp is a tranquil escapade away from the daily grind.
    • Engage in an exciting fishing experience in the river, partake in mountain biking along the rustic terrains of Temgarh.
    • Indulge in delicious homemade meals, after having a go at an array of indoor and outdoor games.
    • Idyllic cottages which are splendidly furnished, or the Swiss tents are tailored for the sheer comfort.

  • 13Camping at Vasind

    Camping at Vasind

    Unleash and unwind at this nature’s deck and get set to experience the most calm and serene weekend as you pack your bags to explore the untouched beauty of Vasind. Nested in the middle of mountains, the place is a delightful treat to your eyes and the panoramic view it offers is nothing less than a bliss! One of the most quite places to spend your weekend, Vasind is a must do for those of you who seek a break from the nonstop chaos of the city life.

    Experience the wonderful sunrise and sunset at this destination and rejuvenate yourself for the coming week. Trekking and hiking is the most practiced activities at this destination. Vasind is an easy getaway and perfect for you if you want to just lay yourself in the arms of Mother Nature. This should definitely make it to your best camping experiences and also the most memorable one. 

    Campglamp in Vasind, Maharashtra

    Campglamp in Vasind, Maharashtra

    NNNNM278 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlVasind

    Starting from

    O3,000

  • 14Weekend Riverside Camping near Pune

    Weekend Riverside Camping near Pune
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • NNNNN171 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator

    A historically important town, Wai is situated in the Satara District of Maharashtra and on the banks of Krishna River. A scenic wonder, the town is home to the amazing camping ground by the River Krishna, where picnickers come to pitch their tents facing the river and enjoy some of the best activities around the river. This camping experience brings to you the amazing opportunity to take your people and camp on the riverside by Krishna, including many outdoor activities like air rifle, archery, bamboo rafting, swimming, and group motorboating.


    About the Activity:

    • Wai is one of the calmest and historic places for camping near Pune and is an exciting fun-packed weekend getaway destination. 
    • Plunge into the clear waters of River Krishna and indulge in an exhilarating bamboo rafting or swimming.
    • Also spend time by engaging in Barbecuing, campfire, and music along with luscious food.
    • Engage in some activities such as Air Rifle, Archery, Bamboo Raft building to make your day eventful.
    • The package includes food, accommodation, and fun activities.

    Check-in - 
    4 PM
    Check-out - 11 AM
    *Note- This package is available in two variants; 1) Only Camping and 2) Camping with Activities
  • 15Camping at Murud

    Camping at Murud

    Murud, a picturesque location near Pune which is also a tiny fishing hamlet is also one of the best destinations for camping near Pune. Enthral in this nature’s nest with friends and family and experience a delightful camping at the wonderful Murud Janjira. Unleash yourself in this scenic escapade and an ideal off beat destination to make best of memories with your friends and family. Enjoy the delightful experience of camping in the lap of Mother Nature, right on the top of a hill where you will get a perfect view of the Arabian Sea. 

    The panoramic view of this place is sure to captivate you for a lifetime! Get set to smash the ball while you indulge in a volleyball match, one of the best things to do at this nature’s abode. Enthral in a trek to Eidgah, an ancient open roof mosque. Capture the best of shots in your mind and camera. Cycle around the campsite and add more experiences to your camping. Take a break at this vicinity and get-set and go for an astounding camping in MurudJanjira!

    Outdoors is the best stress buster after a hectic week and camping is like the icing on the cake! Camping in the wilderness of nature is an experience that one can never get over. It is a therapeutic pleasure of finding peace and calm amidst the continuous unrest of city life. Camping is an amazing stress buster that will refresh our minds, relax our souls.

  • 16Forest Camping in Mandangadh

    Forest Camping in Mandangadh
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lRatnagiri
    • NNNNN26 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6588329
    About the Activity:
    • Embark in this exciting forest camping activity in Mandangadh and witness the stunning beauty of this region.
    • Start your activity after reaching the camping resort amidst the green forest and enjoy the mesmerizing view of the surroundings.
    • Reach the sunset point at Mandangarh fort and get captivated by the amazing sunset.
    • Trek through the river and the jungles while enjoying the scenic beauty of the place.
    • Freshen up with a swim in the waterfall. Indulge in some fun filled activities like raft building, boating.
    • Make your evening special with a campfire and a barbeque dinner.
    • Rejuvenate yourself with a yoga session and feel the thrill with some activities like treasure hunt, fishing and crabbing.
    • End this exciting camping tour with lots of memories.
  • 17Trek and Camping in Torna Fort

    Trek and Camping in Torna Fort
    Image Credit : Shrikant - Flickr
    Hill top camping, sun kissed to feel the delight of the bewitching scenery around you is something that  will be in store for you if you plan to camp at Torna fort near Pune. The magnificent fort camping is on the hill top, leaving you spell bound with the appealing scenic beauty of the place. Torna fort camping is a tailor-made destination for travellers that want to explore something new and also spend time amidst the nature.

    You can also trek amidst the surplus greens at this camping destination. Get over the week’s stress and dive into the relaxing mood while camping near Pune and enjoy your stay here with bonfire and stargazing. Early morning wake to the beautiful outlook of the mesmerising sunrise from the hill top that will make you feel like you are one among the clouds. 
  • 18Overnight Camping at Kaas Plateau

    Overnight Camping at Kaas Plateau
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lSatara
    • NNNNN324 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4420402

    About the Activity:

    • Blooming with over 850 varieties of flowers each monsoon season, the beauty of Kaas plateau that lies near the district of Satara, is unparalleled.
    • A perfect weekend getaway, it is located around 130km from Pune and 270km from Mumbai.
    • Pitch your tents in the stunning environs of this naturally beautiful getaway and feel the nature's beauty all around you.
    • You can also engage in classy photography experiments, trekking and sightseeing around the plateau.
    • Check in at the wondrous campsite at around 03:30 PM and enjoy the revelry till 10:00 AM the next morning.
  • 19Camping in Harishchandragad

    Camping in Harishchandragad

    Get over the regular perception of a camping experience, think much beyond just the barbeque night and bonfire and experience the rest at this exquisite camping destination near Pune. Everything right from trekking to hiking, rock climbing and valley crossing can be ticked off your checklist in just one camp; at Harishchandragad! The beautiful hill top campsite offers not just the scenic view of the pristine terrains around it but also has a number of activities for you to take part in. 

    Enjoy the entire day out trying your hand at these activities, return to the campsite in the evening and lay down and get soaked in the beauty of this place. Fall asleep in the arms of twinkling stars and wake up sun kissed to the beautiful sunrise you witness from the hill top. 

    Camping and Rappelling with Harishchandragad Trek in Malshej Ghat

    Camping and Rappelling with Harishchandragad Trek in Malshej Ghat

    NNNNM35 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlAhmednagar

    Starting from

    O1,850

  • 20Falyan Jungle Camp

    Falyan Jungle Camp
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • NNNNN27 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2451510
    About the Activity:
    • Pack your bags for something crazy and different on your next weekend. If your are ready, then check this package out which brings forth an exciting camping amid the thick jungle canopy in Falyan, Maharashtra.
    • This 2 day 1 night camping is happening at a location called Falyan near Jambhulpada, 30 KM towards Pali from Khopoli. Falyan in Raigad is filled with plenty of greenery giving away its visitors an awesome time.
    • It is not just about camping but differing adventurous activities are on the list like rope course, rifle shooting, archery, night trail, river visit, trek to Murg Fort etc. These activities would fire the night on to reach another level of excitement.
    • Enjoy a BBQ session as well to make your adventurous night more eventful.
    • Check-in at the campsite around 04:00 PM and check-out around 11:00 AM after the camping.
    • The package promises you welcome drink, BBQ, dinner and breakfast during the camping.
  • 21Camping Amidst the Greens at Mulshi

    Get ready to rest in the nature’s deck and fall in love with Mother Nature all over again while you are amidst the greens at Mulshi. Located in a valley, this campsite has the privilege of being a witness to the breath-taking view of lush greenery, a tranquil lake and the much known Mulshi Dam. A complete package for those of you that love to be around a water place during a weekend. This places is perfect for sightseeing in Pune because of its mesmerizing beauty.

    Enjoy trekking through these tiny trails of the valley in Mulshi, be a witness to the pristine environment and have maximum fun with your friends and family while you are here. Count yourself in for a few adventure activities like rock climbing, angling, rappelling and so on at Mulshi. With its more than exciting list of amazing view and thrilling activities, Mulshi is the place to be after a hectic week.

  • 22Camping at the exquisite Malhargad Fort

    Camping at the exquisite Malhargad Fort
    Image Credit : wikipedia.org

    Feel and do the royal as you say hi to a wonderful camping experience at the Malhargad Fort. Located at a close proximity to Pune, Malhargad Fort camping is one of the easiest to plan over the weekend and get going without any second thought. Trek through the rocky trails of the hill, explore the surroundings of the fort, enjoy the tranquil environment and have a relaxed and soothing experience at this fort. 

    Cycling and trekking are the best activities that you can head out for Pune. The soft and serene atmosphere itself calms you down and refreshes you from the chaos of the city life. This camping experience is all-in-all the most relaxing and tireless one you can feel while you are heading out to enjoy your weekend. 

  • 23Camping at Ghangad Fort

    Camping at Ghangad Fort

    Fort camping experiences are the most exquisite and raw experiences you can have! Sightseeing and a couple of activities at Ghangad Fort are accounted to be the most relaxed kind of camping experience. This is not entirely false; you will live the same if you plan to pack yourself off to the rustic Ghangad Fort. Located in the heart of the Tamhini Ghat, the camp location provides a visual treat to its visitors. It is also a famous destination for trekking near Pune.

    The trek through these terrains seems a bit tough but it is quite simple for any trekking enthusiast. The top of the fort offers a glorious view of the surroundings leaving you mesmerised with its untouched beauty. Get grooving to the sound of wind that hum in your ears and be sun kissed as you witness the best of sunrise here at the Ghangad fort. A day or two out at this nature’s deck is the time you must have been asking for ages now!

  • 24Camping at Karjat

    Camping at Karjat
    Image Credit : Abhijit Tembhekar - Flickr
    Get into your sports shoes and get going on a thrilling adventure experience while you are in Pune. Surrounded by lush greenery, Karjat is a camping destination that is sure to allure both nature and adventure lovers. Karjat camping destination near Pune is surrounded with charming landscapes, attractive terrains of lush greenery. This is for those who seek to be on a peaceful weekend getaway.

    The nearby River Ulhas, caves of Kondana, Bhivpuri waterfalls all add to your experience of a perfect camp at Karjat. From doing the regular like nature’s walk and barbeque party to adventure activities like hiking and white water rafting in the river, Karjat has it all in store for you. These multiple activities make this destination one of the favourites for all the camping lovers and hence is also known to be a one stop destination for camping near Pune.
  • 25Camping in Peth Kotligad

    Situated at a close proximity to a small village near Pune called Peth, Peth Kotligad is famous for a one day trip near Pune. Nested on the hill top, the campsite offers a good view of the surrounding villages. The greenery around will enthral you beyond delight. Peth Kotligad is best explored during the monsoon as you can trek through the fresh lush greenery and experience nature in its raw form.

    The picturesque destination is one of the best camping places near Pune as it has everything to make your trip amazing. Camping in Pune is sure to be at its best when you get going to explore such surreal forms of untouched nature’s beauty. All in all, this campsite is also one of the most preferred campsites among travellers and tourists that visit Pune. 

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Lohagad

Situated close to the famous hill station of Lonavala, Lohagad is one of the most magnificent places to visit in Pune. Located on a beautiful hillock near Malavali, this place is one of the favourite destinations for trekking enthusiasts in Pune. Dating back to the 18th century, this place is an interesting visit to appreciate the charm of ancient architecture nestled in the midst of natural beauty.

Lohagad Fort offers an exciting trek where people can look forward to an adrenaline filled day. Surrounded by beautiful green hills, it also offers various delightful opportunities for photographers and nature lovers to appreciate the panoramic views all around.


  • Location: Lohagad Fort, Lohagad Trek Rd, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Lohagad Fort is during Monsoon season when the surroundings are most spectacular due to the rains and presence of dark clouds without the scorching sun.  

  • Entry fee: There is no entry fee to visit Lohagad Fort

  • Timings: One can visit the Lohagad Fort from 9 am to 6 pm

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Pawna Lake

Enjoy the wonder of nature by paying a visit to the exquisite Pawna Lake when you are in Pune. Its paradise location is something that you will not be able to forget anytime soon. The setting at Pawna Lake is made beautiful with the presence of various tourist attractions like Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort and Visapur Fort. Its refreshing ambience makes this place a beautiful destination near Lonavala and Khandala to enjoy an idyllic weekend.

It was created as an artificial water reservoir and offers a soothing time to relax with nature. People keep flocking to Pawna Lake for its postcard-perfect landscape. The place is known for its wonderful climate and offers a serene retreat away from the noise of usual city life. Pawna Lake is also known to attract nature lovers due to the number of flora and fauna which can be seen around the lake. Some of the activities which you can look forward to enjoying at Pawna Lake are camping, paragliding, sightseeing etc.


  • Location: Pawna Lake, Pune

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon season

  • Entry fee: There is no entry fee for visiting Pawna Lake

  • Timings: This place can be visited from morning till evening.

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Sinhagad Fort

Literally meaning the Lion Fort, Sinhagad Fort is one of the most famous historical places to visit in Pune. It was earlier named Kondana and believed to have been built about 2000 years ago. Sinhagad Fort occupies an important place in the history of Pune as there were many important battles like the famous Battle of Sinhagad fought here. It boasts of a strategic location and is protected by natural frontiers.

The fort makes a mesmerising scenery with the Sahyadri mountains and serves an as popular place for outings in Pune. Many trekking lovers also flock the place for an enterprising day to complete a one day trek from the village to the fort. Some notable attractions which you can see inside the fort are Tanaji memorial, the tomb of Rajaram Chhatrapati, a Kali temple, some military stables and a brewery.


  • Location: Sinhagad Ghat Road, Thoptewadi, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The months of winter and monsoon season from July to February are the most preferred time to visit this fort

  • Entry fee: N/A

  • Timings:  Tourists can visit here between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

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Raigad Fort

Raigad Fort is a majestic fort in Maharashtra which you can see in Sahyadri mountain ranges of Western Ghats. The fort is a symbol of Maratha pride and one of the great reminders of the history of Marathas. It was named as Gibraltar of the East by the British due to its strategic location and one of the most important landmarks in the city of Pune.

Some main attractions of Raigad Fort are the Hirakani Buruj, Maha Darwaja, the King’s Durbar, Takmak Tok, Jagdishwar Mandir etc. The fort has become a major tourist spot for its trekking opportunities where one needs to climb up to 1737 steps and enjoy a breath-taking view of the landscape. For those who wish to give trekking a miss, there is a splendid ropeway ride to give you goosebumps as you move through the winds with an exquisite aerial view of the landscape. The place has been dubbed as one of the most exciting Pune tourist destinations for history lovers and adventure freaks.


  • Location: Raigad Fort, Raigad, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Raigad Fort is from November to March

  • Entry fee: The cost of an entry ticket for Indians is INR 10 / USD 0.15 and for foreigners, it is INR 100/ USD 1.54

  • Timings: Tourists can visit Raigad Fort from 10 am to 6 pm every day

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Panshet Dam

Also famous as Tanaji Sagar Dam, Panshet Dam is one of the top places to visit in Pune for adventure enthusiasts.  Perched beautifully in the Sahyadri Ranges, Panshet Dam is a visual delight with a surreal landscape that offers a soothing retreat. Panshet Dam is encompassed by luxuriant hills and a number of thundering waterfalls that makes it a perfect place for nature lovers too.

Tourists here can look forward to savouring an adrenaline rush by partaking in a number of water sports. Some of the popular water sports enjoyed here are kayaking, boating and few rides like the banana ride and water scooters. Other activities which you can enjoy here are trekking and camping in the midst of nature.


  • Location: Panshet Dam, Ambi River, Pune District, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit:  The best time to make a visit to Panshet Dam is during the monsoon days or in the evenings of the winter season

  • Entry fee: During the weekdays the entry fees for an adult is INR 250/USD 3.75 and for a child is INR 170/ USD 2.62. For the weekends the entry fees for a child in INR 230/ USD 3.54 and for an adult is INR 300/ USD 4.62

  • Timings: Tourists can visit here from 10:00 am in the morning to 6:00 pm in the evening.

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Mulshi Lake and Dam

Originally a dam used for irrigation and hydroelectricity generation, Mulshi Lake and Dam is now one of the most notable attractions in Pune. The place attracts a number of visitors who wish to relax in the serene ambience of nature and rejuvenate their soul away from all the hubbub of city life. Mul shi Lake and Dam gets its picturesque landscape as it is nestled beautifully between two hills and verdant forests. One can’t help but appreciate the natural beauty of this place which is replete with various flora and fauna along the dam and lake. Some popular activities for the tourists Mulshi Lake and Dam are hiking the hills, picnicking with your loved ones or enjoy boating in the lake. Although the place is located at a short distance away from the main city, it offers a perfect escape for the nature lovers in Pune.


  • Location:  It is located in the Mulshi taluka administrative division of the Pune district of Maharashtra State.

  • Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit Mulshi Lake and Dam is during the monsoon months.

  • Entry fee:  There are no entrance fees to visit this place in Pune

  • Timings: It can be visited during the day from 9 am to 6 pm.

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