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  • With it being the biggest city in Maharashtra, picnic spots in Pune include locations like the ones you will rarely find anywhere else in the country. With its neighbouring areas including the wonderful twin cities of Khandala and Lonavala, and Pune itself being enveloped by beautiful hills covered with greenery throughout the year, one of the best ways to spend your weekend, whether with your family, partner, or squad, is going on a picnic together. Not only will you get closer to the people you take with you, but will also feel yourself becoming one with the beautiful locations, the wonders of nature.

    The best thing about these locations is the connectivity that Pune has with these locations. And if you are looking for Picnic spots in Pune, going a little out of the city, like going to the famous hill station of central India, Lonavala, is going to prove a great idea, at just 65kms from the city centre. The scenic beauty here will take your breath away, especially in the months of rains. That is typical of picnic spots close to Pune, to enthral you with natural beauty and throwing something a little extra your way depending upon seasons, like waterfalls on the road, or beautiful views of the starry night sky.

    Even going to a one day picnic spot near Pune won’t prove futile, as the end result when you set foot there will change your outlook towards life and give you the strength to take up life as it is.

    Picnic Spots within 100 Km:


    - Lonavala: 65.2 Km (Best for camping and adventure activities)
    - Kamshet: 48 Km (Best for trekking and adventure activities)
    - Pawna Lake: 45 Km (Best for camping)
    - Lohagad Fort: 74 Km (Best for exploration and trekking)

    Picnic Spots within 250 Km:


    - Kolad: 144.4 Km (Best for camping and adventure activities)
    Panchgani: 102 Km (Best for camping)
    - Nashik: 206 Km (Best for wine tours)
    - Mahabaleshwar
    : 179 Km (Best for trekking and sightseeing view)

  • Picnic Spots within 100 Kms from Pune

  • 01Lonavala

    Lonavala

    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: 66km

    Best time to visit: October to April

    Type of destination: Trekking, family and kids friendly.

  • 02Pawna Lake Camping - Flat 20% off

    Pawna Lake Camping - Flat 20% off
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    About the Activity:

    • Pawana Lake is an artificial lakes in the vicinity of Pune. It is 10 Kms off Kamshet on the old Mumbai-Pune highway, this lake came into existence after the construction of the Pawana Dam, and now it plays a scenic host for camp site
    • The overnight stay will be in tents next to the lake. Depending on the group size, 2 men, 4 men or 8 men tent will be provided.  
    • During the stay, activities like make your own barbeque, star gazing and bonfire will take place. 
    • The campsite is located near the forts like Lohgad, Tikona and Tungi and a trek can be arranged at an additional cost for large groups.
    • Special trek to Lohagad Fort on the following morning. 
  • 03Rajmachi Fort

    Rajmachi Fort
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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

    Rajmachi and Kondane Caves Trek, Lonavala Flat 15% off

    Rajmachi and Kondane Caves Trek, Lonavala Flat 15% off

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  • 04Group Adventure in Maval, Takve Lake

    Group Adventure in Maval, Takve Lake
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    About the Activity:

    • This Multi-Adventure activity Camp Site is located next to a lake near Kamshet off old Mumbai-Pune highway. The activities are performed in a group and will give you an enriching experience during your visit.
    • The package is available in two different variants, Day-out and Overnight Stay and is ideal for a group of 6 or more people. 
    • Both the package includes 3 activities - Kayaking, River Swimming and River Crossing. The other activities are Tarzan Swing, Skywalk, Net Climbing, Tunnel Crawl, Tyre Crossing, Commando Walk and they can be availed at an additional price. 
  • 05Wai

    Wai
    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.

    Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai

    Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai

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  • 06Village Stay Experience in Junnar

    Village Stay Experience in Junnar
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    About the Activity:

    • Check-in at 11:00 AM and experience the stooped history and the charming rustic ways of India!
    • Glimpse the wide pastures shielded by architecture from the bygone era like never before.
    • Try your hand at farming, and partake in other intriguing agricultural activities for a unique bout of fun.
    • Play traditional games like the Ningorcha, Bhovara, and Vitti Dandu, and proceed to trek around the expanse and click some enchanting photographs.
    • This admirable city is surrounded by the Sahyadris, and houses Asia's largest telescope alongside exotic farmlands.
    • After this amazing experience in the property you can check-out at 4:00 PM.

    1 Night/2 Days Stay includes - Traditional Welcome, Breakfast & Tea, Farm Tour, Lunch (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Village Tour, Evening snacks & Tea, Dinner (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Camp Fire, Morning Breakfast & Tea/Coffee, Forest Visit, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Tea/Coffee

    2 Nights/3 Days Stay includes - Traditional Welcome,  3 Breakfasts & Tea, Farm Tour, 2 Lunches (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Village Tour, 2 Evening snacks & Tea, 2 Dinner (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Camp Fire, Forest Visit.

  • 07Kamshet

    Kamshet

    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: 45km

    Location: Near Lonavala

    Best Time to Visit: October to April

    Type of destination: Adventure, Picnic Spot

  • 08Lohagad-Visapur

    Lohagad-Visapur
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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

    Lohagad Fort Trek in Maharashtra

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  • 09Lavasa

    Lavasa
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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 Laavasa: Temghar Dam, Xthrill Adventure Academy

    Distance: 58km

    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.

  • 10Sinhagad

    Sinhagad
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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: 25km

    Best time to visit: June to December

    Type of destination: Historic, Trekking Buffs
  • 11Mulshi

    Mulshi
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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: 44km

    Location: Pune District

    Best Time to Visit: June to September

    Type of destination: Adventure Lovers and nature lovers

  • Picnic Spots Within 250 Kms from Pune

  • 12Camping in Panchgani

    Camping in 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

  • 13Kolad

    Kolad

    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: 113km

    Best time to visit: All year

    Type of destination: Adventure Lovers.

  • 14Beach Farm Stay in Alibaug

    Beach Farm Stay in Alibaug
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    About the Activity:
    • Tucked in a serene location just 1 km from Nagaon Beach the beach farm stay is surrounded by lush greenery and tall coconut trees, along with trees of mango.
    • The stay provide you with enchanting feel you can discover at and around the vicinity, complete with modern amenities and endless entertainment.
    • All rooms in the property are equipped with LCD television and D2H connection. Generator backup is also available to provide the guests with good hospitality 
    • It is perfectly situated for a quiet and unwinding  with its serene and beautiful area, the property can be accessed through road.
    • The stay serves home made Vegetarian and Non- Vegetarian food with a rural touch to it, prepared in a well equipped kitchen.
    • The check in time is 11:00 AM and the check out time is 10:00 AM.
  • 15Nashik

    Nashik
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    Located at around 206km 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: 206km

    Location: 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.

  • 16Mahabaleshwar

    Mahabaleshwar
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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.

    Attractions in Mahabaleshwar: Mapro Garden, Wilson Point, Mumbai Point, Arthur's Seat and many more interesting places.

    Location: South west of Pune, in Satara district

    Distance: 120km

    Best time to visit: October to June

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

    Where to stay: Resorts with best facilities in Mahabaleshwar

  • 17Kashid

    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: 172km

    Best time to visit: October to June

    Type of destination: Beach 

    Camping at Kashid Beach

    Camping at Kashid Beach

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  • 18Matheran

    Matheran

    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: 126km

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year

    Type of destination: Wildlife, Trekking

    Trek to Chanderi Caves in Matheran

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  • 19Kaas Plateau

    Kaas Plateau

    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: 130km

    Location: Satara

    Best Time to Visit: August

    Type of destination: Bio-diversity

     

    Overnight Camping at Kaas Plateau

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  • 20Malshej Ghat

    Malshej Ghat

    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 119.7km.

    Location: In the Western Ghat range, north of Pune

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year

    Type of destination: Historic, Family and Kid Friendly
    Lakeside Camping and Barbeque at Malshej Ghat

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Lohagad

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

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


  • Location: Lohagad Fort, Lohagad Trek Rd, Maharashtra

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

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

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

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Pawna Lake

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

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


  • Location: Pawna Lake, Pune

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

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

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

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Sinhagad Fort

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

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


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

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

  • Entry fee: N/A

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

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Raigad Fort

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

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


  • Location: Raigad Fort, Raigad, Maharashtra

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

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

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

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Panshet Dam

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

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


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

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

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

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

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Mulshi Lake and Dam

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


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

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

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

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

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