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  • What could be a better plan than to spend your weekend in the midst of mountains with amazing views? With a number of hill stations near Pune, this destination is becoming a hit destination among the people around the world. Home to the young crowd, Pune is known for its dynamic, cosmopolitan and fun condition. A short trip in an opposite direction from the ordinary city life should be on your travel list in the coming long weekends. The Western Ghats are home to the absolute most picturesque and stunningly wonderful occasion goals in all of India. The undulating green slopes of the district are scattered with streams and waterfalls and are a great incredible sight consistently.

    Also, the inhabitants of Pune are amazingly fortunate because of the way that the best hill stations in the Western Ghats are found a short distance far from the city which makes them ideal for end of the week street trips. The pride of the Deccan Plateau or the 'Oxford of the East', Pune shares its history back to the ages of the Maratha rulers. This city is now one of the prominent names in IT sector, quality living and tourism as well. While the pictorial beauty of the place entices visitors from different corners of the globe, its culture and tradition play an important role in retaining its old-world charm. Strolling through the rich history of Pune, you will also find a plenitude of places of interest in and around this rustic city. Amongst these, the scenic hill stations near Pune cannot be ignored.

  • Hill Stations within 200 Kms from Pune

  • 01Lonavala

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    Covered with an evergreen blanket of greeneries and embraced with the magnificence of the scenic peaks, Lonavala is one of the most sought after getaways from Pune. Situated around 96km from Mumbai, it is also an ideal escapade for the locals of the city including family, friends and couples.  In addition to being a picture-perfect retreat, this hill station near Pune is also equally popular for the production of different varieties of 'Chikki', a traditional sweet candy prepared with jaggery and ground-nuts.

    With bunches of waterfalls, lakes and slopes around, Lonavala is frequented by a wide range of individuals, particularly explorers and trekkers. Encompassed by thick timberlands, waterfalls, dam close by lakes, Lonavala is a must visit destination for you if you love to spend some time with nature. Trekking in Pune is famous because of its amazing treks.

    Also you can visit Khandala and Rajmachi while on your way to Lonavala. he tourist destination has many attractions to its name, Bhaja caves, Bushi dam, Karla caves, Rajmachi fort, Ryewood lake, among others.

    Head out for camping in Pune under the cool night sky or just get ready to experience the fun while heading for a trek.

    Location: Distance from Pune is 65.2 km

    Best time to visit: During the month of October to March

    Type of Destination: Trekking, hiking, camping and adventure activities.

    Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Stays and Activities:

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  • 02Khandala (Distance - 68Km)

    Khandala (Distance - 68Km)
    When we hear about this place all you can hear yourself humming that favourite song Aati kya khandal. Roosted on the foothills of Sahyadri, Khandala accommodates a flawless end of the week reprieve for the Mumbai populace, with its grand valleys, lush slopes, tranquil lakes and hazy waterfalls. This is a standout amongst the most prominent end of the week getaway for the general population from close-by urban areas of Mumbai and Pune.  This place is a must for everybody searching for wonderful nature, charming climate and the sentiment fog noticeable all around. The regular excellence blossoms to its apex and uncovers a mystical appeal amid the storms.

    It’s winding waterfalls and sparkling lakes credits to the great look and give you that perfect feel. The Duke's Nose pinnacle and Karla slopes are the two mainstream spots for shake climbing. Aside from these, there are many caverns and lakes to be seen. It’s the ideal place to take a load off. Feel the thrill while you head out for a trek to the amazing forts here like Duke's Nose, Rajmachi Fort, Visapur Fort, Korigad Fort, Tung Fort, and Tikona Fort which are the major trekking places in Khandala. You will have the best time of your life here.

    Activities: Some of the activities which are famous here are trekking, hiking, camping etc.

    Distance from Pune: Khandala is located at a distance of 69.1km from Pune.

    Type of Destination: Trekking, hiking, camping etc.

    Luxurious Resort Getaway at Khandala

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  • 03Panchgani (Distance - 100Km)

    Panchgani (Distance - 100Km)
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    Settled between the magnificent slopes of the Sahyadri go, Panchgani is popular for its unparalleled magnificence. Local people trust the air in Panchgani has recuperating qualities, restoring your body and psyche. Known to be a summer retreat for the British in the ancient  period, Panchgani is presented with both beach front fields and bumpy landscapes. A short weekend getaway near Pune offers a stay in the picturesque and dynamic environment.

    Visit Rajpuri Caves, Tableland, Lord Karthikeya Temple, and enjoy paragliding. At a separation of 18 km from Mahabaleshwar, 48 km from Satara, and 254 km from Mumbai, Panchgani likewise called Panchgani is a renowned hill station and Metropolitan chamber in Satara locale of Maharashtra. It is one of the best slope resorts in Maharashtra and among the best slope stations close Pune and Mumbai urban communities. Panchgani has a few lovely vacation destinations. It is also a popular picnic spot near Pune to go with family.

    Table Land, Parsi Point, Kamalgadh Fort, Devil's Kitchen, Rajpuri Caves, Sydney Point, Mapro Gardens, Dhom dam and so on are a portion of the significant touring places in Panchgani. Panchgani is dabbed with British style old cottages and Parsi houses. This is definitely the best place where you should travel this weekend.

    Thrilliophilia Recommended Offbeat Stays and Camps in Panchagani:

    1) Economical Homestay At Panchgani

    Activities: Some of the activities which are famous here are paragliding, trekking, hiking etc.

    Distance from Pune: Panchgani is located at a distance of 101 km from Pune.

    Type of Destination: Trekking, hiking, camping and adventure activities in Pune.

    Camping in Panchgani

    Camping in Panchgani

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  • 04Malshej Ghat (Distance - 119Km)

    Malshej Ghat (Distance - 119Km)
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    A wonderful slope station with its various lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is prevalent among explorers, trekkers and nature darlings. Malshej Ghat is a perfect withdraw from the racket of city life and is a paradise dwelling place of regular magnificence. With uncountable number of waterfalls to wonderfully organized dams and steep, elevated posts, the ghat is an ideal place for nature sweethearts enchant.

    This place is particularly wonderful amid storms and is one of the most loved end of the week getaways for adolescents from Mumbai, Pune and Thane. Harishchandragad stronghold is a fortification around there and is exceptionally well known among trekkers. Malshej falls, the delightful Pimpalgaon dam and Ajoba Hill stronghold are some of different attractions here which will be enchanting for any traveler. Feel the thrill while you visit this amazing falls.

    This place is also a favorite among bird watchers which is home to a myriad of birds. Head out to this destination this weekend and make it a memorable one.

    Activities: Some of the activities which are famous in Pune are Sightseeing, trekking, hiking and camping.

    Distance from Pune: Malshej Ghat is located at a distance of 119.7 km from Pune.

    Type of Destination: Trekking, hiking, camping and adventure activities.

    Other Acivities: Here are some other activities in Pune that you can do to have a wonderful life.

  • 05Mahabaleshwar (Distance - 120Km)

    Mahabaleshwar (Distance - 120Km)
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    Located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is credited as one of the evergreen spots in the world and the breathtaking Western Ghats adds more to its draw. Rising up to a height of 1,353m above the sea level, this scenic hilly retreat was once the capital of Bombay province.

    Pleasant climate, enchanting views, stunning greeneries, abundance of tourist places and the mesmeric beauty of the 
    Krishna River makes Mahabaleshwar one of the picturesque hill stations around Pune.
  • 06Matheran (Distance - 120Km)

    Matheran (Distance - 120Km)
    The smallest hill station in India, Matheran is known for the undulated 1800 views of the nearby surroundings. Located around 2,625ft above the sea level in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, this picture-perfect hilly retreat was also suggested to be one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Though it failed to be one of them, it has gained immense popularity among couples due to its ceaseless charm. It is the only automobile-free hill station in the entire of Asia continent.

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  • 07Bhandardara (Distane - 162Km)

    Bhandardara (Distane - 162Km)
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    A tiny, yet enchanting hamlet embraced by the appeal of the Western Ghats, Bhandardara is located in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. Known for its stunning waterfalls, serene hills and mountains, impeccable tranquillity and lush greeneries, it is situated beside the Pravara River.

    The home to 
    Mount Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra, Bhandardara's rugged terrains also make it a hub for the trekkers to undertake some exhilarating routes. In addition, on a visit to this quaint hill town, you can have ample of other places to visit and explore as well.
    Jungle Camping near Bhandardara Lake

    Jungle Camping near Bhandardara Lake

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  • Hill Stations Beyond 300 Kms from Pune

  • 08Panhala (Distance - 231Km)

    Panhala (Distance - 231Km)
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    Located in the Kohlapur district of Maharashtra, Panhala is the smallest city in the state. Founded by the great Maratha ruler Shivaji, this hilly city boasts of its pristine outlook, scenic valleys, pleasant climate and rich historical background.

     A summer escapade near Pune, Panhala also caters to the interest of the history buffs. The Panhala Fort and theParashar Caves are the two most visited landmarks in this one of the wonderful hill stations near Pune.
  • 09Jawahar (Distance - 238Km)

    Jawahar (Distance - 238Km)
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    A hill station with a tribal essence, Jawahar is nestled amidst lush greeneries and is the home to several waterfalls. Situated in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, it is one of the nearby hill stations around Pune and is located around 80km from Nashik.

    It is in Jawahar, one can find the traces back to the 'Warli' tribe and their existence through the immortal mud and charcoal paintings. It is also believed that this hill station was once the resting place of Chhatrapati Shivaji while he was on his Surat visit.
  • 10Amboli (Distance - 348Km)

    A pictorial hill station touching the height of 690m, Amboli is situated on the Sahayadri Hills of the Western Ghats. Untouched by the hands of commercialisation, this hilly town is known for its eco-friendly and calm ambience.

    Embraced with the splendour of verdant forests, scenic mountains and stunning waterfalls, Amboli offers a plenitude of sightseeing options amongst which, 
    Amboli Falls, Hiranyakeshi River and theShridevi Mauli temple are the prominent ones. One can also visit the Shriram, Datta and Hanuman temples that are located within a close proximity to this hill station.
    Amboli Jungle Trek

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  • 11Toranmal (Distance - 498Km)

    Toranmal (Distance - 498Km)
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    A soccer shaped plateau nestled by the picturesque hills of the Satpura Range, Toranmal is known for its serene and tranquil ambience . Located in the Nandubar district of Maharashtra, this hill station attains a height of 1,150m and is the second most popular hill station in Maharashtra in terms of pleasant climate.

    Toranmal was once inhabited by the primitive tribal and is now an important pilgrimage for the Hindus. Canopied by thick forests, narrow lanes, fascinating mountain peaks, stunning lakes and several sacred sites, a visit to this place is a must for those yearning for a 
    serene holiday near Pune along with family and friends.
  • 12Chikhaldara (Distance - 622Km)

    Chikhaldara (Distance - 622Km)

    Sharing history with the epic Mahabharata, Chikhaldara is situated in Amravati district of Maharashtra state. Standing at a height of 1,100m above the sea level, this charming hill station is also credited for its alluring views, enchanting hills and mountains, lush greeneries and fascinating range of wildlife. It is in this hilly abode, where you can witness tigers, leopards, sloth bears, Indian bison, blue bulls, barking deer, langurs and several other species.

    Be it on a family vacation or corporate outings, holiday with friends or alone, the hill stations near Pune serve as idealdestinations. With their natural beauty and appeal, rich cultural and historical past, these hilly retreats appease visitors throughout the year and introduce them to a world of relaxation and rejuvenation!

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