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12 Best Destinations For A One Day Trip Near Pune

 
  • 12 Best Destinations for a One Day Trip Near Pune

    Located in the state of Maharashtra, Pune is the second largest city in the state and is located at the meeting point of the Western Ghats and the Sahyadri Ranges. Being located optimally in the valleys, the city enjoys some of the most spectacular countryside views and moreover the pleasant climate makes up for an ideal companion. The surrounding hills and mountain ranges provide for numerous options for one day trips near Pune and are the perfect getaway for the tired city traveller.

    The city of Pune is such that it never ceases to cast a magical spell on anyone who chooses to visit it. The climate that the city enjoys is never too extreme and thus, all one day trips near Pune are equally pleasant all year round. 

    Places that are perfect one day trip places near Pune are:

  • 01Rajmachi Trek


    Adorned with the charms and the green capes of the grass and landscapes, Rajmachi trek makes up for an exciting place for a one day trip near Pune! Located at an ideal distance of about 78km from the city centre, the drive to Rajmachi is a pleasant one as it passes through many mountains and ideal viewpoints around the city. The stunning arms of the Sahyadri Ranges embrace this mountain, making it seem more beautiful than ever.

    The trek to Rajmachi is an easy one and passes through the fortified structures of Shrivardhan and Manaranjan Forts and passes through lush thickets of the Jungles and hilly terrains. A trek to this place is highly recommended for adrenaline seekers. Rising to a height of about 2,710ft, the Rajmachi trek is an absolutely thrilling experience. You can also camp at the summit, which make it the perfect place for a one day trip near Pune.
    Rajmachi and Kondane Caves Trek, Lonavala

    Rajmachi and Kondane Caves Trek, Lonavala

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  • 02Lavasa


    The first planned city of India, Lavasa is a stunning destination that is cloaked in the beauty of nature. Bordered by scenic hills and farms, the hill city sprawls to around 25,000ft and is an one of the most popular places near Pune for a one day trip. The gorgeous environs offer a peaceful and amiable retreat into the arms of nature while the world class amenities and luxurious gourmet options keep the leisure lover in you satiated.

    You can embark on various activities at this destination for a one day trip near Pune such as Segway Ride, water sports, adventure activities, lake swimming as well as camping. Youc an also revel ina stay at the various resorts in and around Lavasa.
    Discover Lavasa on a Segway Ride

    Discover Lavasa on a Segway Ride

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  • 03Lohagad-Visapur


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    A crowning glory of the Western Ghats, the Lohagad and Visapur Forts are connected via a small range of walking pathways which make them an ideal trekking destination and one of the most preferred places for a one day trips near Pune. One of the most historic places in the state of Maharashtra, the Lohagad and Visapur Forts are beautifully adorned in all the bounties of nature.

    What’s more awesome is that both the forts are located near the Bhaja Caves, which belong to an ear long bygone but still carry the stories within them in the form of carvings. Take a break for a while and embark on one of the most spectacular places near Pune for a one day trip.

    Lohagad Fort Trek in Maharashtra

    Lohagad Fort Trek in Maharashtra

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  • 04Matheran


    If a bath in the beauty of the forest is your idea of a perfect nature getaway then you must explore the beauty of Matheran near Mumbai. Easily reached by a train that travels Nerul Railway station in Mumbai, it is a gorgeous sanctuary of the Western Ghats. The unique facet of this destination is that vehicles are banned here which keeps the region free from pollution.

    You will have the opportunity to spot some of the most unique flora and fauna of the region which will give you an insight into the beauty of the Western Ghats. The hill station is located at a comfortable distance of 125km from Pune, which makes it an almost perfect place for one day trips near Pune.
    Karnala Fort Trek, Matheran

    Karnala Fort Trek, Matheran

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  • 05Tamhini Ghat


    If there is any Ghat near Pune that captures the essence of the beauty of the Western Ghats, its the Tamhini Ghats. Connecting higher and hilly area of Pune to the low lying coastlines of Konkan, the Tamhini Ghats passes through some of the most stunning locations ever! You can see the Temghar dam, the sprawling backwaters of the Mulshi Dam, the virgin and deep forests on either sides and small streams, waterfalls and valleys fliting by merrily.

    For the bike enthusiasts, a ride across the Tamhini Ghat is a must as it will surely enliven your senses and help you see nature in a whole new way. The Tamhini Ghat passes through a rich and vibrant wildlife and flora reserve that has kept it in the attention of many naturalists. Located at about 70km from Pune, it is the perfect place to ride down to and test the mettle of your vehicles.
  • 06Panchgani


    The land of five tables, Panchgani, is a stunning hill station located at a distance of about 100kms from the city of Pune. The place is bathed in a beauty of nature that is characteristic of the hill stations of Maharashtra. Green, foggy landscapes are enveloped in an air of mythical beauty. The destination is so called because it has five table like structures that are completely natural.

    These table lands and the surrounding are truly awesome sight to witness as they are full of natural beauty and overlook deep gorges that are blanketed by jungles. Amblle along the leisurely forest paths, explore the charms of a quiet hill station and revel in the beauty of on a one day trip near Pune. You can also shop at the market for some local produce, take part in some activities at the table lands ad buy some fresh produce at Mapro’s garden.
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    Camping in Panchgani

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  • 07Malshej Ghat


    The Malshej Ghat lies between Thane and Ahmednagar Districts in Maharashtra and is settledpeacefully in thickly lush slopes of theWestern Ghats. Malshej Ghat is an outstanding place for a one day trip near Pune and is also amongst the most well-known trekking spots around Pune, particularly in the monsoons. At the point when the downpours fall, the entire area decks up with waterfalls and overgrown meadows all of which give and ethereal excellence to the destination.

    Incredible and awesome perspectives of the valleys beneath are the highlight of these Ghats where one can appreciate the untouched excellence of nature and its many bounties. The Malshej Ghat is also popular for the many secluded waterfalls that appear in the rains as well a stunning and varied rage of birdlife that is native to the region.
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    Trek to Harishchandragad in Malshej Ghat

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  • 08 Alibaug


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    If you are a beach lover then Alibaug should definitely be one of the best places near Pune for one day Trip in your list. The beach town is bestowed with several virgin and unexplored beaches on its serene coastline. Laying on the coasts of Konkan, it is an outpost that has defied many years of trade, warfare, exploration and exports and has remained one of the most stunning one day trip places near Pune and Mumbai.

     Alibag can be easily reached from Pune as it is a mere 140km distance. The beaches of Harne, Murud, Janjeera, Revdanda, Guhagar and Ganpatipule are all truly spectacular in their own right. Moreover, at Alibag beaches you can also indulge in a number of water sports like Para sailing, Para Gliding, Jet Skii, Banana Boat etc.
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    Villa Stay in Alibaug

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  • 09 Satara


    A quaint hamlet at the foothills of Sahyadri Ranges, Satara is a village that is replete with the beauty of nature like no other. The Koyna and Krishna River and their tributaries that flow swiftly by create a perfect atmosphere suitable for one day trip places near Pune. While it is still an unexplored destination, it is nonetheless well equipped and nurtured with many resorts, restaurants and of course has gorgeous landscapes to offer!

    Located at a distance of 112km from Pune, it is at rough 2 and half hours drive away from the city and the drive is tunningley scenic with numerous hills covering the path. You can also take a short drive to Ajinkyatara Gad, Kaas Plateau and Koteshwar Mandir on this one day trip around Pune.
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    Riding Expedition in Satara Circuit

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  • 10 Wai


    Wai is a historic destination located on the banks of the banks of the Krishna River and was often called ‘Dakshin Kashi’ (Kashi of the South ) as it is a famous temple town. The drive from Pune to Wai passes through some amazing Ghats. The drive lasts for about 95km and is a pleasant one. Wai is known most notably, for its temples.

    The sanctauaroes of Dholya Ganpati, who is called the village deity and the range of temples on the Ganpati Ghat are well known throughout the state. Come to Wai to reconnoiter the peace and serenity that you long desired on your one day trip from Pune.Wai also has some amazing and fertile farm lands that are a pleasure to observe. The simple life of a village, the calmness of the river banks and the proximity to Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar is what draws visitors to this pious land.
    Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai

    Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai

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  • 11 Sinhagad


    The historic fort of Sinhagad is a must visit for a one day trip around Pune for two major reasons, to explore its surroundings and to unravel its impressive history. A standout amongst the most significant forts of Maharashtra, Sinhagad is a stronghold that is a mere 25km from the principle city of Pune. It was the spot where the courageous Maratha General Tanaji Malusare had set out his life battling the Mughals, until Shivaji Maharaj's army could arrive.

     The stronghold is still in a generally in place and can be arrived at the via the winding driveway as well as by trekking to the summit. Both courses up are just as satisfying and offer breathtakikng landscapes all around. The top likewise has an operational Doordarshan and Radio tower. The little lodgings on top are particularly well known for serving "pakode" with tea, curd in earthen pots and Bhakri (Indian bread made of Jowar Flour) with an accompaniment made out of onions!
  • 12Lonavla and Khandala


    The twin hill station of Lonaval and Khandala have been extoled extensively in travel magazines, by friends, by Bollywood and whatever you choose your travel inspiration as and rightly so. These two hill stations more than compensate for the dull and dreary city landscapes and offera perfect respite whenever you want to escape to a one day trip from Pune.

    Located at a mere 5km distance from one another, both the destination offers an equal amount of natural beauty. For the adventure lovers, both these places hold the promise of an unparalleled adrenaline rush. Youc an try rappelling at Duke’s Nose, Climb up the peculiar summit of Korai gad or trek the elevation of Tikona. Each of these experiences will give you an unparalleled experience of thrill and enjoyment.

    You can also take a group of friends and head to Tiger Point from where the misty valleys of Khandala can be seen and sometimes you can see the twinkling lights of Pune too! Lonavala and Khandala are both easily reachable from Pune and are located at distance of 140km. The Bushi Dam, Ryewood Park and Shivaji Park are some of the other places that you would love visiting.
    Camping Adventure at Lonavala in Pune

    Camping Adventure at Lonavala in Pune

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