30 Best Picnic Spots Near PUNE - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)

Picnic Spots near Pune

Pawna lake, Lonavala, Kundalika, Malshej Ghat, Alibag, Rajmachi Fort, Wai, Lohagad-Visapur, Lavasa, Sinhagad, Mulshi, Panchgani, Kamshet, Kolad, Nashik , Adlabs Imagica, Panshet, Khadakwasla , Karjat, Mahabaleshwar, Kashid, Matheran and many more such places.

Once praised as a pensioner’s paradise, Pune has now transformed itself into a hub of some fantastic picnic spots. A land blessed with some jaw-dropping getaways, gorgeous hill stations, and amazing nature trails is an excellent hot-spot for adrenaline-pumping adventures for your one-day outing. Camping, paragliding, trekking, getaways, and the presence of luxurious resorts have made Pune a right pick for a quick refreshing weekend trip. The rise in the count of new picnic places near Pune has always been quenching the thirst of every city wanderer.

Tucked amidst the tranquil settings of both Mula and Mutha River, the pristine land of Pune features plenty of one-day picnic options to escape the hustles and bustles of the landlocked city. Most of these one-day picnic spots near Pune are situated at a distance of 150 km and beyond and hence, people usually club their picnic with a road trip. So, if you are searching for some good picnic spots in Pune, scroll down through the FAQs list below to find the right pick for you.

Picnic Spots within 100 km from Pune

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Pawna Lake Camping | Book @ ₹ 778 Only!
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  • Lonavala
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  • Lonavala
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Trip Location: Pawna Lake

- A 2 days 1 night Pawna Lake Camping on the banks of the beautiful Pawna Lake is here. Take part in this adventure to escape from the hassles of your city life.
- The lake is one of the popular artificial lakes located 10 kilometres away from Kamshet on the old Mumbai- Pune highway. It is a place known for nature, lake and green hills all together.
- Pawna Camping has become an important campsite after the construction of the Pawna Dam.

This tour have 3 variants, below are details mentioned:

Variant 1: Camping Experience for All 
Check in 4 PM -7 PM
Check out : Before 11 AM
Evening Tea & Snacks (4 PM -6 PM)
BBQ Sancks (Limited Quatity ,Veg/Non-Veg Cooked by Staff from 7 PM - 8 PM)
Unlimited Dinner Veg/Non-Veg(Self service from 9:30 PM -11:00 PM)
Breakfast (Tea & Poha from 8 AM - 9 AM)
Bonfire after Dinner
Accomodation in tents on Multiple sharing basis
Common Washroom facilities available
Music Timming : Upto 2 AM 

Variant 2 : Camping Experience for Couples
Check In: 4 PM - 6 PM
Check out : Before 11 AM
Evening Tea & Snacks (4 PM-6 PM)
BBQ Snacks(Veg/Non-veg Limited Qty. ,Cooked by staff )(7PM-8 PM)
Unlimited Veg /Non-veg Dinner (Self service from 9:30 PM 10:30 PM)
Breakfast (Tea & Poha from 8 AM - 9 AM)
Bonfire after Dinner
Accomodation in Tents on Double sharing basis.
Common washroom facilities available 
Music Timming : Upto 12 AM 

Variant 3: Camping Experience for Family 
Check In: 4 PM - 6 PM
Check out : Before 11 AM
Evening Tea & Snacks (4 PM - 6 PM)
Limited BBQ Snacks(Veg/Non-veg | Cooked by staff ) (7 PM -8 PM)
Unlimited Veg /Non-veg Dinner (Self service) (9:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
Bonfire after Dinner 
Breakfast (Tea & Poha from 8 AM - 9 AM)
Accomodation in Tents on Multiple sharing sharing basis.
Common washroom facilities available 



Note: Pawna Lake Campsite allotment is based on availability and it may be Lakeside / Hill side with a lake view. Please note that the roads to reach Pawna have patches which give you the thrill of an off-road drive specially the last 10 KMS. Driving after sunset becomes difficult in these roads and can take more than expected time. Best and safest is to reach the campsite within 6.30 PM.



Music Timming : Upto 11 PM

Pawna Lake Distance: From Pune: 60 KM ( Via Kamshet)

                                       From Mumbai: 120 KM (Via Lonavala, Bhangarwadi Rd)


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Fort Jadhavgadh (28.1 km from Pune)

Lying at an approximate distance of 14 kilometers from the city, the luxurious fort hotel of Fort Jadhavgadh happens to be the most historic picnic spot near Pune. Presenting the 300 years old Maratha royalness, this heritage hotel features many secret passages, gun holes, dungeons, escape routes, lush gardens, and of course exciting tales of bravery and glory. 

Picnickers can take a day trip to Fort Jadhavgadh and spend the day revisiting the rich history of Maharashtra. Manifesting a classic royal decor, the property offers its guests cozy cottages and royal tents to spend their time like the royals. 

Location: Hadapsar Saswad Road, Jadhavwadi, Pune, Maharashtra 412301
Distance from Pune: 14 kilometers away
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Type of destination: Heritage hotel
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Lonavala (66 km from Pune)

Lonavala (66 km from Pune)

Ask any Punekarand they will tell you that they have been to Lonavala at least once in their lives! Just a couple of hours away from the city, it can easily be reached by the old Mumbai-Pune Highway or the new expressway. Still, better is to take the local train from the station to Lonavala. Decorated by beautiful hills and mountains of the Western Ghats, Lonavala in the rains looks like a painting with its misty valleys, green trees and blooms of every kind!

While here you can enjoy gorgeous views of the vast hills like Tiger Point, Sunset Point and other rocky outcrops. You can also enjoy the refreshing gardens of the Ryewood Park and ShivajiUdyan. Lush and expansive these gardens are where one can enjoy a family picnic. Another interesting feature of the landscape is a huge black rock ridge called the Duke’s Nose, as it resembles the outline of a nose.

This destination is quite popular with adventure lovers and youth especially during the monsoons when the forests acquire a lush vegetation cover. Karla, Bhaja and Bhedsa caves are very close to the town as well which can be reached by several trekking routes near Pune.

Activities in Lonavala: Trekking on the several routes in the valleys, picnics around the several seasonal waterfalls in the region, scenic views to be admired from various viewpoints that dot the town.

Attractions in LonavalaPawna Dam, Visapur, Lohagad Fort and many more interesting places.

Location: On Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Distance from Pune: 66 km

Best time to visit: October to April

Type of destination: Trekking, family and kids friendly.

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Kundalika Rafting Camp | Save 19% & Get Cashback 1300
  • 1D/1N
  • Kolad
  • 1D/1N
  • Kolad
₹2,068 ₹1,675

About the Kundalika Activity & Campsite:
- The Kundalika rafting camp is the perfect choice for anyone looking to indulge in adventure in the green escapes of nature! Located at just a couple of hour's drive from Mumbai, it is the preferred hotspot for all those eager to escape the mad rush of the city.
- The Kundalika rafting camp gives you a rare opportunity to engage yourself in a multitude of adventure activities in the engaging company of nature. As you take a quiet drive down to the campsite, you can check-in and indulge in the beauty of nature while munching on some yummy snacks and refreshing tea. Fortify yourself and embark on a vast range of activities like kayaking, jet ski, and archery!
- Get your tired but excited selves back to the campsite and relish a delicious dinner before calling it a night. The next day indulges in rafting and other activities post breakfast.

Note-
Zipline, Banana ride and Bumper ride are available at an extra cost. 

Package Types:
Kundalika Rafting With Meals
Rafting With Meals & Water Activities-  Bumper Ride, Banana Ride, Jet Ski, Zipline, River Crossing, Kayaking

Stay:
Tent, Cottages, and Domes are available at the campsite. You can choose between Tents on 2 sharing bases, C
ottage on 6 sharing basis and Dome on 9 sharing bases.

Meals: 
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and in the evening, Tea and snacks will be served during the stay at the campsite.

How to reach:
Kolad is 120 km away from Mumbai and 145 km from Pune. You can easily reach here by public or private transport. 

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 3:00 pm

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Rajmachi Fort (79 km from Pune)

Rajmachi Fort (79 km from Pune)
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While you are visiting Pune this time then Rajmachi Fort is definitely the spot where you can head out for a day out along with your friends. Rajmachi Fort is known as great picnic spots near Pune and a lot of people visit this fort for spending their day.  Rajmachi is a fort situated close to Lonavala. It stands tall at a height of 2710 feet and offers an astounding perspective of the Sahyadri Mountains and the backwaters of Shirota Dam. It is one of the best places to visit near Pune.

Rajmachi is one of the acclaimed trekking zones in Sahyadri Mountains and one of the most loved goals for each trekker and amateurs. Stronghold remains at a tallness of 2750 feet neglecting the Bhorghat Pass (a noteworthy old exchange course amid Maratha realm). This stronghold worked by Shivaji in the seventeenth century. You can invest parcels energy over the fortress by investigating twin strongholds "Manaranjan" and "Shrivardhan".

While you are visiting this fort you can also visit Bhairavnath Temple, Mahadev Temple, and Rajmachi Lake. There are 2 routes to reach Rajmachi, first from Lonavala and other being Karjat course.

Activities: One can indulge in a lot of activities here like trekking, hiking while they head out to this fort.

Distance from Pune:  Rajmachi Fort is located at a distance of 79 km.

Location: Western Ghats

Best time to visit: June to December

Type of destination: Historic, Trekking Buffs

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Wai (89 km from Pune)

Wai (89 km from Pune)
Another destination which is a must visit for you near Pune is Wai. Situated on the Krishna River, Wai was a town of some noticeable quality in the times of the Peshwas. One specialty of this region is that tow famous person in history Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi (Tambe family) and Gopikabai, wife of Nanasaheb Peshwa belongs to this region. Lately, this place is becoming a great attraction for the people around the world.

With its scenic beauty with the vibrant greenery, this place attracts a lot of people. One can head out for a day, out to this region or the
best weekend getaway near Pune. One can also find a lot of temples here which are architecturally significant. A couple of kilometers from Wai on a hill at around 4,650 feet above ocean level is the sanctuary of Mandhradevi Kalubai, which is over 400 years old.  Known for its seven ghats, Wai additionally has many sanctuaries around. Pandhavgarh fortification is another close-by fascination which is known for its trek.

Activities:
Few of the activities which are very popular here are trekking, hiking etc.

Distance from Pune:
Wai is located at a distance of 88.6km.

Location:
Satara District

Best Time to Visit:
June to December

Type of destination:
Religious, Adventure

Offbeat Adventures in Wai: 
You can enjoy the sport of rafting, kayaking and go camping on the river side. You can also enjoy ATV Rides or embark on a trek to the nearby mountains.
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Camping with Stargazing near Pune
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  • Pune
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  • Pune
₹1,204 ₹904

Camping Location : Pune

This off-beat destination is about 50 kms (1 hour 45 minutes drive) away from Pune ,a small hamlet close to nature. A place where you can opt for one of the already set up campgrounds, you can do some real good soul cleansing here.

Indulge yourself in various activities like football, cricket, learn to pitch a tent and enjoy the barbeque and campfire in the evenings. Rappel down a natural cliff of 45 ft with experienced guides and safety gears. Enjoy a walk along with a very beautiful Rivulet Enroute rappelling. 

Be the part of a session dedicated only to star gazing under the guidance of experts. Witness the sky full of stars with minimum light pollution. 

Treat your hunger with home-cooked meals with authentic village taste included in the package.This package also offers the mouth-watering Do It Yourself BBQ session.

How to reach the campsite:

This Campsite is situated at a distance of 63 Km from Pune and 210 Kms from Mumbai, one can easily reach here by public and private transport.

Nearby Places you can visit by your own - Raigad Fort Natural Reserve, Rayling Plateau

Check-in: 5:30 PM 

Check-out time- 9:30 AM 

Activity hours- 

Stargazing - (10:00 PM -12:00 AM)

Rappelling- (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

Packages offered:

Variant 1: Camping with Meals and Stargazing 

Meals: Hi-Tea,Dinner,Breakfast with 250 gms of BBQ

Activity: Stargazing

Variant 2: Camping with Meals and Activities

Meals: Hi-Tea,Dinner,Breakfast with 250 gms of BBQ

Activity: Stargazing,Rapling



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Camping in Kambre, Pune - 17% off
  • 2D/1N
  • Pune
  • 2D/1N
  • Pune
₹2,300 ₹2,000

About Kambre:

Kambre is around 74 km from Pune and as it is present near to the natural beauty, it attracts thousands of getaway seekers from a regular metropolitan life. The camps, vast open lands and plethora of activities welcome all with utmost love and happiness.

About the camp:
The camp will make you fall in love with itself as it is a simple yet beautiful place which reminds you that basic roots can make you happier as well than modern life. It is so because camps are very comfortable and surrounded by chirping of birds and greenery around.

About the stay:
The stay encompasses 10 tents which can be accommodated on double sharing basis easily. The comfort in the tents are pretty good with en-suite toilet. Moreover, the campsite can take 20 people at a time for a perfect weekend camping..
Check-In Time: 11:00 AM
Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM 

About the activities:
The activities include indoor games like chess, carom, outdoor games like badminton, football and nature walk around the site. You will also be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked in home style.

How to reach?
The campsite is about 75 km at a distinct location in the woods. You can easily reach here by cab or taxi and will be given exact details right after the booking confirmation.

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Lohagad-Visapur (62 km from Pune)

Lohagad-Visapur (62 km from Pune)
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Lohagad and Visapur are duel Forts arranged close Lonavala close Malavli Station, beside Bhaje caverns. Typically Usually Lohagad is visited more and given more attention from governmental departments than Visapur Fort. The Visapur Fort is as delightful as Lohagad. The waterfall course through which we move to the best is basically astounding. On the east of the fort one can see the plateu brimming with beautiful flowers which are the key elements of the Fort. This place is also famous for trekking in Pune.

Visapur stronghold can be effectively recognized by its "tat-bandhi"(fort dividers) which can be seen unmistakably from the foot slopes. Visapur is well known for the white stocking buffaloes and wild pigs. In transit there are Bhaje hollows which merit seeing.  Visapur Fort is bigger and at a higher height than its twin stronghold Lohagad. Within the fortress are caves , cisterns of water, a decorated arch and old houses. These two roofless structures encompassed by external or veranda dividers said to have once been Government offices.

The ruins of a huge stone-assembled house are known as the Peshwa's royal residence. Notwithstanding a tremendous cutting of Hanuman, there are additionally a few temples devoted to him scattered everywhere throughout the place.Hanuman (or Maruti) was likely the supporter divinity of Visapur fortress.

Activities: One can indulge in some activities like trekking and hiking.

Distance from Pune: Lohagad-Visapur is located at a distance of 61.7 km

Location: Lohagad-Visapur is located at Malavli, Maharashtra 410406

Best time to visit: June to December

Type of destination: Historic, Trekking Buffs

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Adlabs Imagica (91 km from Pune)

Adlabs Imagica (91 km from Pune)

Owned and maintained by Adlabs Entertainment, Adlabs Imagica is among the perfect picnic spots near Pune for travellers with children. Built across 130 acres of land, the amusement park and water park can hold up to 15,000 visitors at one time.

The theme park also has a dedicated snow park with an artificial snow machine, snow slides, snow basketball, and a snow castle with an ice throne. Additionally, the amusement park and the theme park has numerous thrilling dry and water rides, respectively, including but not limited to pirate-themed rides, roller coaster, Ferris wheel, carousels, and water slides such as raft rides, twisters, and artificial wave pools.

Activities:
Water rides, Thrill Rides

Location:
30/31 Sangdewadi, Khopoli-Pali Road, Near Lonavala, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203, India

Distance from Pune:
91 kilometers

Best time to visit:
November to January

Type of destination:
Theme Park, Water Park

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Lavasa (58 km from Pune)

Lavasa (58 km from Pune)
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The first planned hill city of India, Lavasa sets an example of utmost beauty and serenity set amidst the mountains surrounding Pune. Ideal for one day picnic spots near Pune, it provides travellers with innumerable options to enjoy its lush green and tranquil environs. Lavasa is one of the most beautiful places to take off on a bike ride too! The road is incredibly beautiful and is decorated with natural and beautiful sights of Pune.

Surrounded by gorgeous hills, forests and getaway destinations like Mulshi and Tamhini. Lavasa is indeed a must go destination for anyone who wants a one on one chat with themselves and nature. The hill city of Lavasa is replete with a stunning lake, a gorgeous and well-designed promenade and for the food lovers out there, it also has a number of restaurants, ranging from fine dining to American Fast Food, all of them serving lip-smacking and delicious food!

Activities:
Boating, Riding

Attractions in Lavasa
: Temghar Dam, Xthrill Adventure Academy

Distance from Pune:
58 km

Location:
Pune

Best Time to Visit:
All Year

Type of destination:
Adventure Lovers, Leisure

Offbeat Experiences: 
You can enjoy a thrilling Segway Ride right from the training to the cruising stages. You can also discover adventure activities of camp in the beautiful environs of the destination.

Where to stay: 
Best resorts to stay in Lavasa.

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Sinhagad (25 km from Pune)

Sinhagad (25 km from Pune)
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One of the most major forts in the state of Maharashtra, Sinhagad is a fort that is a mere 25km from the main city of Pune. It was the place where the great Maratha General TanajiMalusare had laid down his life fighting the Mughals, until ShivajiMaharaj’s forces could arrive. The fort is still in a relatively intact condition and can be reached using the easy way uphill. The fort in the monsoons is a true beauty as strong winds from the valleys whoosh past you.

The summit can be reached via a small walk from the parking area or can be trekked on foot, for the more adventure loving travellers. Both ways up are equally pleasing and offer breathtakikng views all around. The top also has an operational Doordarshan and Radio tower. The small hotels on top are especially famous for serving ‘pakode’ with tea, curd in earthen pots and Bhakri (Indian bread made of Jowar Four) with a vegetable made out of onions!

Activities: Trekking, Wildlife

Location: Western Ghats

Distance from Pune: 25 km

Best time to visit: June to December

Type of destination: Historic, Trekking Buffs
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Panshet (41 km from Pune)

Panshet (41 km from Pune)

Most famous for its namesake dam, Panshet is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Pune. Also called as Tanaji Sagar Dam, Panshet Dam is a great spot for campers and adventure lovers. Nestled amidst the picturesque Sahyadri ranges, the dam is surrounded by gorgeous landscapes and tranquil ambience. Its many magical hills and thundering waterfalls make it a perfect holiday destination to unwind and relax. 

Activities:
Water sports, Camping

Location:
Located near Ambi River, Panshet is approximately 41.0 kilometers southwest of Pune 

Distance from Pune:
41 kilometers

Best time to visit:
All Year

Type of destination:
Lake and Dam

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Khadakwasla (13 km from Pune)

Khadakwasla  (13 km from Pune)

Famous for its impeccable engineering, Khadakwasla Dam is the biggest attraction in Khadakwasla village. Located on the Mutha River, the dam is the origin of Khadakwasla lake, the main water source for Pune and its surrounding areas.

During a visit to the area, one can explore the Sinhagad Fort as well as the pristine lake. Its proximity to the city makes it one of the most popular and convenient picnic spots near Pune. The roadways around the lake are a perfect place for cycling. 

Activities:
Camping, Bird Watching, Historical Walks

Location:
Khadakwasla Village, off Sinhagad Road, Pune, Maharashtra.

Distance from Pune:
13 kilometers

Best time to visit:
Monsoon 

Type of destination:
Dam, Forts, Gardens

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Mulshi (44 km from Pune)

Mulshi (44 km from Pune)
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One of the most famous one day picnic spots near Pune, Mulshi is a town that enjoys a beautiful landscapes all around! The dam built over the Mula River is what provides daily water in addition to the Varasgaon Dam, to the people of  Pune. The way to Mulshi dam is decked up with the cliffs of the rocky Sahyadris and mountain passes through the Western Ghats. The gorgeous Ghat that you will be crossing on the way is called the TamhiniGhat and is a bio diversity hotspot for flora and fauna that is endemic to the region. A heaven exceeding expectations, the way is washed with some tiny waterfalls on the way where you can enjoy getting soaked!

The backwaters of the dam itself are a delight to explore as their vast but calm expanse is a balm for the sore eyes. Mulshi also has some dense foliage laden hillocks and if you have a person who knows his way around, then you are in for a treat. For hiding in these foliage are some natural rock cut pools that are a delight to explore.

Activities: Wildlife, Biking, Trekking

Distance from Pune: 44 km

Location: Pune District

Best Time to Visit: June to September

Type of destination: Adventure Lovers and nature lovers

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Karjat (100 km from Pune)

Karjat (100 km from Pune)

A beautiful little village in Maharashtra, Karjat is a popular trekking and holiday destination near Pune and Mumbai. Situated along the magnificent Konkan coast, the little hill station offers various interesting outdoor activities to visitors including trekking, river rafting, as well as mountain climbing. It is also home to many ancient caves and forts which must be explored by the history buffs.

Ulhas Valley, a quintessential town near the region, is the best place to go for a break from your city life and to relax and rejuvenate amidst nature.

Activities:
History, Abseiling, Water Park, Outdoor activities

Location:
Raigad District, Maharashtra

Distance from Pune:
100 kilometers

Best time to visit:
Monsoon

Type of destination:
A mini hill station

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Karla, Bhaja and Bedse Caves (54 km from Pune)

Karla, Bhaja and Bedse Caves (54 km from Pune)

Constructed around the 1st century, Bedse caves is one of the oldest of its kind in the state of Maharashtra. Forming a trio along with Karla and Bhaja caves, it is one of the most offbeat picnic spots near Pune. The remote location of these caves makes them slightly difficult to get to and hence, they make for an intriguing adventure around the city.

A long drive and a few hundred steps later, the caves showcase interesting carvings and ancient Buddhist temples. Although the entrance to the caves can be unwelcoming, picturesque views of the surrounding villages and captivating stupas and murals allure a lot of history buffs and adventure enthusiasts.

Activities:
Nature, History

Location:
Maval taluka, Pune, Maharashtra 410405, India

Distance from Pune:
54 kilometers

Best time to visit:
Rainy season

Type of destination:
Caves

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Kamshet (45 km from Pune)

Kamshet (45 km from Pune)

A traveller’s paradise, Kamshet is a beautifully placid destination located in the famed Ghats at around 2,200m from the sea level. Visit to this place should definitely be included in your Pune trip. Thick and lush trees, calm waters and the exciting slopes make this place perfect picnic spots near Pune.  Kamshet can be easily reached by taking the NH4 from Pune, you can also take a train from the Pune station to reach this serene destination. The village of Kamshet looks like it has jumped straight out of your imagination! Settled along the water, the village houses are made of traditional mud and thatched roofs. Everywhere you see, peace and serenity will greet you.

The Vadivalilake, which has been created because of the backwaters of the Uksan Dam is also a nice spot at around 12km away where you can stay in guesthouses close to the lake, with direct access! A splendid place for trekking, paragliding and farm stay are all the things you can explore while on your sojourn here!

Activities in Kamshet:
Trekking, paragliding & many more.

Distance from Pune:
45 km

Location:
Near Lonavala

Best Time to Visit:
October to April

Type of destination:
Adventure, Picnic Spot

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Picnic Spots Within 250 km from Pune

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Camping in Panchgani
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  • Panchgani
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  • Panchgani
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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

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Manik Garh Fort Trek (101 km from Pune)

Perched at an elevation of around 1,878 feet and considered as the most offbeat picnic spot near Pune, Manikgarh fort trek is known for its easy trails that are suitable for even the novice trekkers. Although there is no defined route, the trekkers usually trek from the south to arrive at the topmost position of the fortress.

Although the fort is in ruins now, it still makes for a wonderful historical site to witness. Inside the fort you will find remains of stone gates, water cisterns, and a reservoir. At the top of the fort, you will spot a tiny Shiva linga alongside a shrine that does not have any deity inside it. From the top of the fort, the trekkers can witness spectacular panoramic sights of the Prabalgad Fort and the Karnala pinnacle. 

Location: Gherakilla Manikgad, Maharashtra 410220
Distance from Pune: 101 kilometers away
Type of destination: Mountain fortress
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Kolad (113 km from Pune)

Kolad (113 km from Pune)

Originating from a tiny hamlet called Bhiru, the Kundalika River flows merrily alongside the ranges of the Western Ghats and the Sahyadris. Kolad is one such place along the river which will provide you with the perfect respite from the concrete jungles of the city. Located at around 113km from Pune, a day adventure in Kolad is easily possible, but, if you want to excite yourself further, you have to delight yourself to a wonderful experience of lakeside camping near Pune. The Kundalika River has exciting rapids that are a treat for the white water rafting lovers.

The river also has grade II and grade III levels of rafting sprawling till a stretch of around 14km. One of the most amazing things about Kundalika River – is that you can appreciate the best of rafting in any season! Alongside rafting, you can also enjoy adventures like kayaking, river crossing, flying fox, night camping and campfire. Along with these, you can also appreciate different exercises like rappelling and scuba diving in the river!

Activities:
Rafting, Kayaking, Camping and many more adventure activities in Kolad.

Location:
Ville Village

Distance from Pune:
113 km

Best time to visit:
All year

Type of destination:
Adventure Lovers.

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The Verandah in the Forest (120 km from Pune)

The Verandah in the Forest (120 km from Pune)
Located far away from the chaos of the city, The Verandah in the Forest happens to be a stunning resort, lying amidst the secluded wilderness. Surrounded by lush greenery and a pollution free atmosphere, this exotic picnic spot near Pune can help you get closer to nature and experience total bliss.

With each room of the resort named after famous freedom fighters, a visit to this place can also make you encounter the rich history of Matheran. With simple home-cooked Indian food being served at a common eating place at the hotel, you can even experience the traditional feeling of eating together, which was common in the Indian households in the bygone times.

Location: Charlotte Lake Road, Matheran, Maharashtra 410102
Distance from Pune: 80.9 kilometers away
Best time to visit: March to May
Type of destination: Forest Resort
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Nashik (206 km from Pune)

Nashik (206 km from Pune)
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Located at around 206 km from Pune, Nashik is easily reached by car if you take the Pune-Nashik highway. Enjoying a beautiful, salubrious climate throughout the year, it is one of the most popular one-day picnic spots near Pune for family and friends alike!  The gorgeous green vineyards, the divine temples and vast open spaces where the air is at a free play are just a few of the blessings that Nashik enjoys.

One of the best things to do is to enjoy your day at leisure in Nashik at vineyards. Home of the grape manufacturing farmlands of the country, it is a preferred place for wine manufacturing, storage and processing. You can also explore Trimbakeshwar, which is a place of religious importance. If you want to explore a little further, take a trip to the famous SitaGunfa, Panchavati or drive ahead and revel in the beauties of Bhandardara, Saputara or Korali Hill stations!

Activities:
Vineyard Tours, Sightseeing

Distance from Pune:
206 km

Location:
Pune - Ahmednagar Highway

Best Time to Visit:
All Year

Type of destination:
Leisure Travel, Natural Beauty

Offbeat Experiences: 
You can enjoy a villa stay or a service apartment dwelling at Soma Wine Village in Nashik.

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Mahabaleshwar (120 km from Pune)

Mahabaleshwar (120 km from Pune)
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One of the most eminent spots to head around, Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station near Pune which lies on a plateau between the Western Ghats and the Sahyadris. The region is decorated richly with verdant evergreen forests which is a part of its charm. The rocky outcrops of the ranges form the perfect vantage points to get a peek into the valleys below.

The places of interest to see around Mahabaleshwar include Arthur’s Seat, Kate’s Point, Needle Hole Point, Wilson Point and the 3 Monkey Point from where the huge expanse of Mahabaleshwar and its beautiful scenery is clearly visible.  The famous Mapro Gardens, where you can pick up delectable jelly sweets, jams, jellies and of course, Strawberry with cream (Dependent upon the season) are also a must-visit destination on the way.

Activities: 
Boating in Venna Lake and visiting viewpoints that allow stunning scenes of the surrounding landscape are things that one can do here.

Location:
South west of Pune, in Satara district

Distance from Pune:
120 km

Best time to visit:
October to June

Type of destination:
Historic, family, and kid friendly.

Where to stay: 
Resorts with best facilities in Mahabaleshwar

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Kashid (172 km from Pune)

Easily reached by the Mumbai-Pune expressway, Kashid is a popular beach picnic spots near Pune. What makes the Kashid beach stand apart from the rest is its untouched beauty and the relatively milder waves make it a preferred destination for surfing and other watersport activities.This paradisiacal beach is bordered by other picturesque coasts around, which make it even more beautiful! Kashid is embellished with silvery white sands, blue ocean waves, wooded mountains, paddy fields, and small rivulets that flow through the forests.

Kashid has a 3 km stretch of shoreline tucked in the middle of two hillocks with Casuarina forests up and down the seashore. There are only a few little lodgings in Kashid as whatever remains of the territory is exclusive. Best alternative to stay is to set up camp at one of the homestays owned by the locals, the local food is something to cherish, as it offers authentic Malvani seafood cooked with traditional spices.

Activities: 
Beach and waterfront adventure activities (Banana Boat Ride, waterskiing, paragliding) and many more things to do.

Location:
Northern Konkan Region

Distance from Pune:
172 km

Best time to visit:
October to June

Type of destination:
Beach 

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Matheran (126 km from Pune)

Matheran (126 km from Pune)

The lush wooded slopes of Matheran have attracted numerous travellers over the span of years of its existence! One of the quaint hill stations of Maharashtra, it nonetheless attracts a lot of nature lovers, families as well as buddies! The easiest way to get to Matheran from Pune is to take a train till Karjat and then onwards to Nerul junction; it is from here that the toy train to Matheran departs.

Declared as one of the eco-sensitive regions in Maharashtra, it is one of the best places to spot wildlife in the state. The best part, however, is that there are no vehicles allowed in the region! So, the expanses of this magical escapade have to be traversed by a horse, on cycle or on foot. Virtually zero pollution means that it disengages you from hustle and bustle of the city and provides a perfect environment for relaxing and breathing free.

Activities: 
Hiking and walking up to the viewpoints, ride on the Neral-Matheran toy train, paragliding and parasailing for adventure buffs.

Location:
Raigad district

Distance from Pune:
126 km

Best time to visit:
Throughout the year

Type of destination:
Wildlife, Trekking

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Kaas Plateau (130 km from Pune)

Kaas Plateau (130 km from Pune)

The vast flowering carpets of flowers at Kaas bloom every year in the month of August for three to four weeks, located in Satara at around 130km from Pune. On the way, you can see gorgeous landscapes of the Western Ghats and surrounding hillocks flit past! The plateau is famous for its 850 varieties of flowers that bloom in the season, transforming the region into an entire stretch of interwoven tapestry.Declared by UNESCO as a biodiversity hotspot, the destination is protected by law and vehicles are not allowed inside, thus the sights are best seen on foot, away from the crowded city life.

A walk through these gorgeous blooms will open your eyes to newer vistas of beauty and make you wonder just how bountiful nature is. It is here that you can see flowers and plants of every shade in the spectrum!

Activities:
Walking

Distance from Pune:
130 km

Location:
Satara

Best Time to Visit:
August

Type of destination:
Bio-diversity 

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Malshej Ghat (120 km from Pune)

Malshej Ghat (120 km from Pune)

Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats in the Thane-Pune locale of Maharashtra, India. The site is settled in the grandiose tough hills of the Western Ghats. The site is home to many various types of flora and fauna especially the avian population such as quails, rails, cranes, flamingos, and cuckoos. An excellent hill station with its various lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is prevalent among explorers, trekkers and nature mates.

Malshej Ghat is a perfect withdraw from the uproar of city life and is a paradise dwelling place of normal magnificence. With an uncountable number of waterfalls to delightfully organized dams and steep, elevated fortifications, a ghat is an ideal place for nature lover’s charm. This place is particularly wonderful amid storms and is one of the most loved ends of the week getaways for adolescents from Mumbai, Pune and Thane.

Harishchandragad fortification is a post around there and is exceptionally prominent among trekkers. The temple around here goes back to sixteenth century AD and is extraordinary examples of architectural wonder. Malshej falls, the lovely Pimpalgaon dam and Ajoba Hill post are some of the different attractions here which will be enchanting for any visitor.

Activities:
While you are visiting this famous picnic spots near Pune you can indulge in a lot of activities like hiking and trekking.

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

Location:
In the Western Ghat range, north of Pune

Best time to visit:
Throughout the year

Type of destination:
Historic, Family and Kid Friendly

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Satara (110 km from Pune)

Satara (110 km from Pune)

The ancient capital of Maratha Empire, Satara dates back to the 17th century and holds outstanding historical importance in the region. Named after the seven hills in the region, PedhyachaBhairoba, Jarandeshwar, KitlichaDongar, Sajjangad, Yawateshwar, NakdichaDongar, and Ajinkyatara, the area offers numerous trekking and camping facilities to visitors, making it one of the most sought after picnic spots near Pune.

Enjoying a panoramic surrounding with River Krishna and Venna in the backdrop, Satara enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. 

Activities: Trekking, Camping, Picnic

Location: Satara District, Maharashtra

Distance from Pune: 110 kilometres

Best time to visit: All Year

Type of destination: Tourist Spot famous for its lakes, waterfalls, museums, and historical landmarks

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Bhandardara (171 km from Pune)

Bhandardara (171 km from Pune)

A quaint hill station tucked away in the lap of the Sahyadri range, Bhandardara is naturally blessed. Home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna, lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and majestic mountains, the area is perfect for outdoor adventure sports activities such as camping, trekking, as well as caving.

Tagged as the perfect weekend getaway spot from nearby cities such as Pune and Mumbai, Bhandardara’s beauty is at its peak during the monsoon season. There are several historic places around the area as well, including Ratangad Fort, Harishchandragad Fort, and Alang Fort.

Activities:
Camping, Waterfall, Lake, Trekking, Caving, Rappelling

Location:
Near Igatpuri, in the Western Ghats

Distance from Pune:
171 kilometers

Best time to visit:
June to September

Type of destination:
Holiday Resort

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Karnala Bird Sanctuary (121 km from Pune)

Karnala Bird Sanctuary (121 km from Pune)

Boasting over 100 exquisite bird species, Karnala Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for ornithologists and nature lovers. Best enjoyed during monsoons and winter seasons, the bird sanctuary is also an amazing spot for trekking. There are several small shelters built around the sanctuary that can be used for some rest during treks or for picnics with the family.

If you are an adventure junkie, the one day trek to Karnala Fort is extremely worth the hard work. To make the best out of your trip to the bird sanctuary, you can book a stay at one of the resorts located within the area. 

Activities:
Nature Camping, Trekking, Day Outing, Farm stay

Location:
NH 66, Karnala, Maharashtra 410206, India

Distance from Pune:
121 kilometres

Best time to visit:
October to April

Type of destination:
Bird Sanctuary

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22 July 2019
Excellent
Place: The scenery there is really breathtaking. All the hills and the lake view is amazing. The place makes you stay there for life long. If you really want a peaceful, beautiful and close to nature place then this place should be on your bucket list. Hospitality: The host Rahul Slave was really humble and a cheerful person to talk. They will try to give their best by providing all kind of basic needs and anything you could ask for at such a remote place. Food: The starters are really amazing. I enjoyed the food as a non-vegetarian. I was really impressed with the tea and poha breakfast. I recommend you to try the breakfast. Activities: They have multiple activities including DJ, Bone Fire, Cricket, Archery, Boating, Badminton, Karaoke etc.
22 April 2016
Charuchandra Patil Bhimashankar One Day Trek
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We had a great time at the Bhimashankar Trek. The trekking was quite good and interesting. It was awesome. We had a really lovely time here. It was so worth every penny spent. The trek trails, the surroundings, the backdrop were all just WOW! It was completely worth every penny spent. I personally want to visit here again. The trek was well organized too; thus enhancing the whole trek experience. Thinking back there are no negative experiences at all. It was perfectly a great and a nice experience. The rates were also not that costly and it was definitely worth the time and money we spent on this vacation. I am so recommending this to everyone out there.
22 April 2016
Gandharv Malik Bhimashankar One Day Trek
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We had a good trekking experience here in Lonavala. Pune and Lonavala are places that can be viewed in a couple of days. While we planned for a long vacation here, we chose to have a beautiful planned itinerary which involved this trek, and we are super glad that we took it. Regarding the trek, it was a great experience.
22 April 2016
Sushil Kocchar Bhimashankar One Day Trek
Excellent
Bhimashankar Trek In Maharashtra is one of its kind of a special trek that is such a country side trek. One can’t experience such a trek generally in other trek trails. Lonavala is by itself a beauty and this trek adds more grace to it. I had a great time at this trek. I personally loved the trek trails so much that I am planning to do this trek again sometime. As a trekker, you will experience bliss as the trek takes you back to the good old country trek experience. As a nature lover I had a great time with the surroundings.
22 April 2016
Gotum Mehrotra Bhimashankar One Day Trek
Excellent
The trek was fun and exciting. The locality and surroundings were brilliant. I have been to many treks but this trek was one of the best trek I ever had. I seriously recommend this trek to all those who want to go out with friends. Worth spending on this trek :)
29 February 2020
Excellent
"Great experience. Food was amazing. Enjoyed playing indoor games and pool. View is amazing. Would recommend people to at least visit this place once."
23 February 2020
Excellent
Definitely one should give it a try. Shreyas made it a point to not miss any updates. It was a great experience. Thank u team
17 February 2020
Excellent
"it was a luxury and a relaxing experience. "
07 February 2020
Very Good
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29 December 2019
Excellent
I reached the campsite with 4 of my friends and the experience was amazing. The drive from Pune to the campsite was smooth enough and it was very easy to find the campsite. The scenery was amazing and the arrangements were done great. Campsite and bathrooms are pretty clean. The food was delicious. Most importantly the host was very very polite and his service and interaction was great. I absolutely loved his hosting.

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