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Best Sightseeing Tours in Pune

Rich in Maratha culture, with forts a plenty in ruins, many treks through the Western Ghats can be reached easily from other cities and towns in Maharashtra. With the best sightseeing tours in Pune, get your spirit and adventurous streak down here and get ready to explore some amazing places in and nearby. Just a few kilometers away is the famous twin hill station, Lonavla and Khandala, which has been commercialized and sees plenty of footfalls and gets overly crowded during the peak monsoon season.


There are many other places that are being discovered and are nature’s gift to mankind in terms of trekking opportunities or seeking adventure sports like river rafting, zip lining etc. You can indulge in a one day sightseeing tour in Pune through the history, and get to know the evolution of this cosmopolitan melting pot of cultures. You can take a bike ride tour and explore Mumbai at leisure. You can also take part in one of the toughest treks through the jungles of Jungli Jaigadh or do a bazaar walk through Pune Kasba also known as the market town.


Indulge in buying some local jewelry or handicrafts or artefacts. You can also do an adventure activity along with a jeep safari at Kolhapur, Amba Ghat. Indulge in the Dudhsagar trek in Goa, visit the Kaas Valley which is abloom in the month of August- October once a year. Take a trek to lohagad fort and enjoy these ruins of the fort which have become submerged with nature and is hard to segregate as to where history ends and the nature begins. This place makes for a photographers delight. There is a hidden gem in Buldhana district in central Maharashtra called the Lonar Crater which was formed naturally by a meteor, and is a beautiful sight to behold. Don’t miss out.

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    Bicycle Tour in Mumbai
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    This is Mumbai as you have never seen it before: calm and peaceful. While the rest of the city is only just beginning to wake up, we take advantage of the empty streets and cool air to explore South Mumbai by cycle. The tour starts at 6 AM and as you wind our way through the back lanes, we’ll visit must-see Mumbai sights like the Gateway of India and CST Station as well as some hidden gems like Sassoon Dock and Bombay Panjrapole (cow sanctuary). At the end of the tour, you’ll stop for a well-deserved South Indian breakfast of dosa, idli, upma, and much more.Safety is the number one priority on this trip, and hence Bicycle helmets are available on request and a second guide cycles at the back of the group.

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    About the Activity: With a long-drawn history stretching back to 2000 years, Pune is a trove of cultural evolution.The four Hindu, Muslim, Maratha, and the British eras have left an indelible presence through architecture and local customs.This day-long tour is bound to amaze with its sheer depth of history and iconic places such as Pataleshwar Rock Temple, Dargah of Shaikh Salla, Lal Mahal, and Kasba Ganapati.Join this tour and embark on a cultural exploration of Pune to trace complex and layered influences throughout the city.This is a great tour for those interested in photography.

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    About the Destinations:Imagine standing at the top of a massive stone fort as you see the million crowns of lush green trees around you! All of this can be a reality with a trek to Jungli Jaigad; one of India’s most interesting and adrenaline inducing jungle treks. Jungli Jaigad is one of two forts of Jaigad that is surrounded by thick vegetation, hence earning its name. The hard stone structure of the massive fort is a spectacle for the eyes as it is located at about 2957ft above sea level. The destination carries the extra element of fun as it is located right in the middle of a dense, thick forest and is a part of the Koyna and Chandoli forests. You will find all the exotic and serene elements of nature here! The gushing sounds of the Koyna Dam back waters along with the fascinating Kumbharli Ghat will keep you soaked with fun and enthralment! About the Activity with Details: Jungle, jungle everywhere! Feel wonderfully lost in the arms of Mother Nature as you step into the lush forests with theJungli Jaigad trek! Make your way to the historic fort, revel in the sounds of wildlife and bask in the glory of what the world would look like if man did not exist! Though a challenging trek, the astounding views from the top makes the trek total worth of all the challenges and obstacles on the way! While you head out for the Jungli Jaigad Trek, stand atop the mountains and see the pipelines of the Koyna Dam, relax at the fort for a while as you take in the different phases of the day. Mesmerise yourself in the tranquillity of the fort with the forest shielding you from the world beyond!

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    Bazaar Walk through Pune Kasba
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    Ride to this adventure with Uber at a special price. Book Now to receive the unique code.About the Activity: ‘Kasba’ means ‘market-town’, and the neighbourhoods covered in this walk tell tales of the Maratha Empire’s glory.Dotted with numerous shrines and ‘wadas’ of historical significance, the traditions of the yore are a charming sight indeed.Contrastingly, the same neighbourhoods house a vibrantly bustling market, with people thronging in droves.Visit prominent temples on this intriguing tour through the bazaars, and learn more about this amazing city.This is a great tour for those interested in photography.The tour ends at Vishrambaug Wada, built by the last Peshwa Baji Rao II as a house of leisure. If you’d like to take back a souvenir from the walk, there’s a small shop inside Vishrambaug run by a local NGO, that sells eco-friendly handcrafted garments, ornaments and bags. Reporting time: 9 AM

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    About the activity : Your next holiday plans need to be set with an array of adventure activities at Amba Ghat! The lush greenery and the misty mountains allure you to a trance like state, so ensure to indulge in nature photography while you are here. Located on the Ratnagiri-Kolhapur road, Amba Ghat is a popular tourist destination; however, it is a favourite amongst hard core adventurers as well. If you enjoy combining the taste of nature sightseeing along with a tinge of history and culture embedded in all that you can see, and then this is the ideal getaway for you for the weekend! While exploring the different aspects of the adventures in Amba Ghat, you can discover the wonders of Waghzara, known for its tigers and also explore the Konkan Darshan point from where Konkan region covers over 60km of ranges with its unique and intricate charm! Grab your camera gear and your trekking shoes for an exciting and one of a kind experience high up in the amazing mountains of Central India! 

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    About the activity / tour with details:   Do you love trekking in the great outdoors, with no responsibilities and absolutely no worries? Then, you need to gear up, pack your bags and head for the Dudhsagar waterfalls trek on your next vacation! Dudhsagar Falls, also known as the 'Sea of Milk',  is a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the exotic, fun loving state of  Goa. It is located 60km from Panaji by road and is situated on  the Madgaon-Belgaum rail route about 46km south of Madgaon and 60km north of Belgaum. The intimidating Dudhsagar Falls is amongst India's tallest waterfalls with a height of 310m(1017 feet) and an average width of 30m (100 feet). On your trek here, you will discover that the falls is located comfortably in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park amongst the Western ghats and forms the border between Karnataka and Goa states. The area is surrounded by thick deciduous forests and has a rich and diverse bio-diversity that you can witness whilst on your exciting two day trek.

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    About the activity / tour with details: Koynanagar is nested in the Western Ghats, this place maintains a pleasant climate throughout the year. Pleasure yourself with a stunning view of Ozarde Waterfall with Koynanagar trip. Pay visit to another major attraction spot of the area – Nehru Gardens. End your perfect day with a relishing barbeque and an enthralling campfire session. 

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    About the Activity:Explore the thrilling escapes on a trek to Lonar Crater, created over 52000 years ago! This natural formation has a very interesting story- it was formed by a meteor that hit the earth way back in the Pleistocene Epoch! This stunning natural formation is well known for its vast geographical diversity and chemical phenomenon that happen under the lake surface. The location is famous amongst astronomists as well as geologists. Located in the Buldhana district of central Maharashtra, it is an excellent location for star gazing as well!

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    About the Activity:Partake in a two hours Mumbai market tour to see the vibrancy of the crowded city and when it comes to shopping, the sight is amazing.Visit different ravishing and colourful markets with which you will sink into an unending state of dilemma of what to buy and what not.Stroll through the Crawford market, identify the cheapest stalls of fruits, foods, accessories, candles and much more.Get the exciting view of Mangaldas market that offers you a huge collection of unique pieces of dresses made of fine fabric.Visit Bombay Paranjapole which is a shelter to 400 cows, try feeding them and give donations for protecting them.

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    About the Activity:Delight in an amazing photography tour at Lohagad Fort for a completely blissful experience. Get a chance to capture this historic heritage on your camera screen for a memory that you can cherish forever.This package has been solely designed keeping in mind the needs of all photographers out there. .For a photographer themes are very important – as a professional or an amateur photographer we advise you to come prepared with the right type of equipment. While here, get ready to relish the picturesque surroundings, capture some of the outstanding panoramic shots of the region and admire the awe-inspiring beauty of the forts like never before.

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    About the Activity:Indulge in a tasty tour of Mumbai, catch the chance to turn your palates up with Mumbai food tour and feel like more hungry.Stroll through the streets, have a glance at the delicious food presented in different stalls and food shops, local restaurants as well.Enjoy listening to the history, the culture and architecture of Mumbai along your 'food paths'.Satiate your palates with Pavbhaji, Bhel Puri, Chicken Tandori, Sikh Kabab etc and other delighting ethnic cuisines.The tour starts at 4:00 PM and ends at 7:00 PM.

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    About the activity :  Enjoy a fun and exciting stay and jungle safari in Chandoli with your family and friends on your next vacation and discover the exotic wildlife in the area! Grab your cameras and gear and head to the lush, evergreen forested areas of Chandoli national park. Gaze at the stars while on your stay and revel in the beauty of the lush and thick woodlands, as nature lulls you to a calm and peaceful stupor. Embark on an exciting jungle safari during your trip and head to the Chandoli Dam on your visit to the jungle haven! An experienced tour guide will take you to your destinations and assist you in seeing all that you can while on this trip! Indulge in good food, and click some amazing photographs during your stay here at Chandoli!

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    About the Activity: Get ready for a colourful experience with a trip to Kaas plateau! Kaas plateau, near Satara transforms into a 'valley of flowers' during monsoon season especially in the month of August. Your enthralling jaunt begins at around 11:30 PM. Participants are required to assemble at S.P. College, from here you will carry your journey via private bus. Enjoy a delicious breakfast on way. Reach plateau in morning, mesmerize with the beautiful diversity of flowers here. Trip to Kaas plateau enables you to enjoy stunning panoramic vivid views of the valley from the top of the plateau. After a replenishing dose of nature, begin your downward trail. Reach base and dig into a filling-meal. Post lunch, begin your trek to Kenjalgad and explore the awe-inspiring ancient beauty of this fort. Reach base village at around 04:00PM, relax for a while! Embark on your return journey as you’re this fun-packed experience finally comes to an end. Reach Pune by 09:00PM, with a bag full of marvellous memories.

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    About the Activity:The hilly environs of Lavasa City has made it a Segway Ride hub!Explore the lush scenery on the thrilling Segway Ride on a range of packages that suit your liking.The self-balancing vehicle is a marvel, and experienced riders are destined to have an awesome time.Thrill of exploring the picturesque man-made hill station-city is multiplied on this unique retreat.Duration: Depends on rider’s prowessTimings: Weekdays: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Weekends: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PMStart Point: LICC or Town HallMeeting Point: Lavasa Promenade

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    About the Activity: Learn how to spot, identify and observe birds and their calls as well as any other fauna during this half day session of bird watching. Get ready to tackle tricky terrains and uneven landscapes are you are introduced to binoculars and field guides on birds.Enjoy 6 hours of spotting and learning about these magnificent creatures as you cover the areas of Pune, Lonavala and Saswad.Travel in groups of 4 and this trip is open to anyone above the age of 18.

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What You Should Know More About Sightseeing in Pune

  • Which is the best time to visit Pune for sightseeing?

    Pune offers great sightings in the monsoon with lush green hills and numerous waterfalls and so July to September is a nice time of the year to visit for outdoor activities like trekking and sightseeing.


    However, you may get stuck in one of the many traffic jams in the city.

  • Which all places are good for sightseeing in Pune?

    Pune has an ambient weather throughout the year and being sandwiched between the Western Ghats and Sahyadri mountains, there are several places for hiking, camping for adventure seekers.


    It was the capital city of the Maratha Empire, so there are several places of historical interest.


    • Osho Ashram in Koregaon Park
    • Pu-La Deshpande Garden
    • Pataleshwar Cave Temple in Jangali Maharaj Road
    • Katraj Snake Park on Pune-Satara road
    • National Defense Academy in Khadakwasla
    • Parvati Hill is the second highest point in Pune.  

  • How much time would I require for a Pune sightseeing trip?

    The city is a blend of old world charm and modern IT sector. It will take 3-4 days for seeing all important historical forts, palaces, and temples in the city. A cycling tour of the area could take about half a day.


    Do keep a weekend free for enjoying one of the many trekking trails to see the Western Ghats and the Sahyadris in their full glory and splendor.

  • What different types of sightseeing options are available in Pune?

    Historical Tours

    The National Award winning Pune Heritage Walk tour  through 18 landmark destinations on Saturdays and Sundays at 7 a.m. will give you an insight into the history of the city.


    The duration of the tour is 2.5 hrs. and the cost is 250 INR per head. Some of the best historical destinations are:


    • Shaniwar Wada Palace in Shaniwar Peth
    • Lal Dewal on Modelinia Road is also known as Red Temple.
    • Sinhagad Fort (25 km)
    • Aga Khan Palace is one of the most magnificent monuments of Pune, situated in the Yerawada area. 
    • Tribal Museum on Queens Road


     Spiritual Places

    • Dagduseth Halwai Ganpati Temple
    • Omkareshwar Temple
    • Parvati Temple
    • Kasba Ganpati
    • Chatushrungi Mata Temple
    • Osho Ashram in Koregaon Park


    Adventure Tours

    • Artificial wall climbing at Raje Shivaji Artificial Climbing wall in Shivajinagar
    • Paintball at Mariplex Mall in Kalyani Nagar

  • Are there any bus/taxi services which will help me with sightseeing in Pune?

    Pune Darshan Car Rental Tours with pick up from the hotel at 9 a.m. and drop at 5.30 p.m. They cover all important landmarks of the city with running commentary by experienced guides. The charges start from 2200 INR for a day.


    Pune Darshan Bus Tour plies over 25 km and covers about 18 landmarks in the city. The tickets cost 250 INR and can be booked online or bought at Deccan Bus Station or Pune Station.

  • Which all places are best for street shopping in Pune?

    The most famous markets in Pune for shopping are:

    • Laxmi Nagar
    • MG Road or Camp
    • Fashion Street
    • Tulsi Baug
    • Juna Bazaar
    • BajiRao Road
    • Hongkong Lane in Deccan
    • FC Road

  • Which all places a couple must visit in Pune for sightseeing?

     These places inspire romance in couples and are a must visit place for couples in Pune


    • Mulshi Dam (50 km) are ideal for a picnic date with your significant other.
    • Shaniwarwada Fort in Shaniwar Peth of the movie ‘BajiRao Mastani’ fame with its beautiful fountains and manicured lawns creates an aura of romance and mysticism in the air, making it among loveliest gardens in Pune.
    • Osho Garden in Koregaon Park is a haven for couples with its tranquil surroundings which ensures rich, undisturbed time to the couples.
    • Okayama Friendship Garden
    • Empress Gardens close to Race Course
    • Vetal Hill is the highest point in Pune.
    • A meandering drive through misty clouds will take you to Mulshi Dam, a paradise for couples with dense forests and beautiful surroundings.
    • Sinhagad Fort, the eminent historical site is visited by many couples who want to watch the sunrise and sunset together.
    • O Hotel with a poolside candle light dinner and Shisha Café in ABC farms are the best hangout places for couples.

  • Which places are most enjoyable for kids in Pune?

    There are many new places in Pune which are kid friendly.

    • Imagica Snow Park in Khopoli
    • Funky Monkey Play Center in Koregaon Park
    • Wet n Joy Waterpark in Kamshet
    • Gram Sanskruti Udyaan in Pashan

  • Which all beaches are must visit near Pune?

    Pune has many beautiful beach destinations within 150 km. The best beaches to unwind near Pune are:

    • Kihim Beach takes 2 hours to reach by road.
    • Alibaug takes 2 hrs. 40 min to reach here.
    • Mandwa Beach is 3 hrs. 30 min. away.
    • Kashid Village and Murud are 4 hrs. from Pune.
    • Diveagar beach which takes about 4 hours to reach.

  • Is it safe to travel Pune for a solo female traveler?

     Pune is considered to be one of the safest cities for women in India. However, recently there have been a few untoward incidents so it is advised for solo women travelers to avoid lonely lanes and dark alleys during night time.

  • How far is Lonavala from Pune? Can we visit Lonavala in one day from Pune?

    Beautiful hill station of Lonavala is approximately 68 km from Pune and it takes 1 hour by road. It has a lot of adventurous activities like trekking, water sports, paragliding, and rock climbing. A beautiful and peaceful Narayani Dham temple with beautiful fountains is a place to visit.


    The view from Lion’s Point with floating clouds and green valleys is a feast for the eyes. Karla Caves and Bhaja Caves are two Buddhist caves carved into the rocky mountain site and have unique Buddhist depictions. Wet and Joy water park is an amusement park nestled in the Lonavala hills.

  • Which are some places near Pune we can go for sightseeing over the weekend?

     There are quite a few destinations to visit near Pune for a short break from the monotony of city life.

    • Lonavala (65 km) is beautiful hill station with many trekking trails, camping opportunities, viewpoints and majestic forts to visit.
    • The city of Wai (85 km) on the banks of Krishna River is a sight to behold with its untouched beauty. There are many activities like kayaking, raft building, river crossing and trekking to indulge in.
    • Kamshet (48 km) is a beautiful destination surrounded by rustic hamlets. It is the paragliding hub of the state.
    • Khandala (69 km) is the most popular hill station in the region as it lies on the Mumbai-Pune highway.
    • The moss covered statuesque Lohagad Fort (74 km) is a hot spot for trekking and history lovers.
    • Matheran is the oldest hill station and is the only automobile free hill station in Asia.
    • The Panchgani hill station
    • Malshej Ghat has many waterfalls in undoubtedly the most picturesque place in the vicinity.
    • Amboli is one of the best eco hot spots in the world.

  • Which are some famous waterfalls near Pune?

    The Sahyadri range comes alive during monsoons with many waterfalls.

    • Mulshi Dam valley (50 km) is dotted with many waterfalls during monsoons. Eight waterfalls in a row cascade down a mountain on the road to Palshe and are called Ashtdhara waterfalls.
    • Kune Falls (70 km) in Lonavala-Khandala valley are three-tiered water falls of spectacular beauty.
    • Zenith Falls in Khopoli (85 km) and Bhivpuri fall in Kajrat (105 km) are a must visit during monsoons.
    • Lingmala Falls in Mahabaleshwar (120 km) is the highest waterfall in the region. They fall from 600 feet and drop into Venna lake.
    • Pandavkada Falls (123 km) in Navi Mumbai are majestic and the main tourist attraction during monsoons.

Traveller Tales from Pune


Sheela Joshi

30 August 2017

I went on this amazing bicycle tour in Mumbai which was really one of the best. The booking was done instantly and it was an easy process. I along with my four friends went on this cycling tour. We started at around 06.15 AM. Oh I tell you guys mornings are always the best in Mumbai. We took some of the unknown roads which is away from the hustle and bustle. We covered some of the famous places like CST Station, Crawford Market, Mumbadevi Temple, Bombay Panjrapole etc. Altogether it was a great trip. Would love to go for it again.


Dayaananda Bhattacharya

16 March 2015

It was morning time when we started pedalling and got to enjoy the morning beauty of the city that never sleeps. After arriving at the dock, we witnessed the fishermen getting busy with their catches. Visit to Bombay Panjtapole was also very exciting along with a visit to Mumba Devi Temple. After all these, we also ride around Marine Drive, Crawford Market, and several other stunning places. The 4 hours spent on cycling along with the guides and instructors was just an unforgettable experience!


Trisha Mukhopadhyay

01 January 2016

The bus journey to Lonar was very exciting. We reached there early morning and the weather was very pleasant. Breakfast was served after sometime and then the group leaders took some time to give us an insight about the day. The entire day was very exciting and there were activities spread out throughout the day. Foods were really good. Star gazing at the night sky was the best part of this trail in Lonar.


Devdan Mukhopadhyay

30 August 2017

First of all it was the most refreshing and awesome tour we ever had. I along with my one of my friend went on this bicycle tour in Mumbai. It was an amazing tour. The route which we took was very beautiful, we also had an amazing guide with us. Overall it was good one.


Giriraaj Shah

01 June 2015

It was pure fun and delight for the three days. There were a lot to enjoy in these days. Sightseeing tours were so detailed and the guides too were very skilled. All the arrangements were made accordingly and things went very smoothly. Nice trip to revisit history.


Deepesh Mehrotra

18 August 2015

You will surely enjoy every moment of this cycling tour. From CST to Kailash Parbat Restaurant, there are many things to see and enjoy. Join this ride for sure with Thrillophilia; fun, excitment and merry moments are guaranteed!


Hiranya Tandon

30 April 2015

This cycling tour took us through some of the unseen and unknown facets of Mumbai. Cycling was pretty easy as it was quite early in the morning and traffic was very less. Nice experience overall and perfectly organised tour.


Aaditya Sethi

30 August 2017

It was one of the best bicycle tours I ever had. I would definitely recommend it to my other friends as well. Exploring the Mumbai city early in the morning was great.


DrGrishma Joshi

08 December 2016

It was such an awesome experience..really enjoyed a lott..must try it if you are somewhere around in mumbai

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