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26 Amazing Places to Visit near Pune

 
  • A treasure trove for the history lovers, cultural fans and the leisure seekers, Pune in Maharashtra truly qualifies as a happening tourist destination in India. With a myriad list of places to visit near Pune, things to do and offbeat experiences, this historic city overlooks most of the cities in Maharashtra.

    Be it during the summer, winter or monsoon, Pune never ceases to amaze its visitors with all the stunning and exciting places within its proximity. Whether you are a nature lover or seeking for pleasant moments with family and friends, an adventure junky or simply want to cut-off from the rest of the crowd, Pune's nearby places can answer all your calls!

    Here are some of the best destinations to visit near Pune:

  • 01Lonavala

    Lonavala
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    One of the twin hill stations near Pune, Lonavala lies on the Sahyadri Ranges and is adorned with all the marvels of the Deccan Plateau. Located around 64km from the main city-limits; and 96km from Mumbai, this gorgeous hill station is a must visit place neat Pune and.

    Nestled amidst scenic hills and mountains that wears an evergreen blanket round the year, this hill station also proves to be an ideal place to visit near Pune in monsoons. In addition to the untouched beauty, one can also enjoy several engrossing and exciting activities during this period.

    With the advent of the monsoon, as this hilly retreat gets adorned with the enchanting green shade, it makes Lonavala an ideal camping destination. One can also join in for some fun-frolic moments in a farm and enjoy nature trails, farming and experience life with the horses. If you want more about the horse, you can make it to Aundoli; located around 7km from Lonavala, and learn more about horse-riding and other techniques related to it.

    Distance from Pune: 64km

  • 02Maval Takve Lake

    Maval Takve Lake

    Located on the western parts of Pune, Maval boasts of being one of the best and stunning bio-diversity regions. Embraced by the captivating Sahyadri Ranges of the Western Ghats, this scenic village is around 38km from Pune and is the origin point of several rivers in Maharashtra.

    While in Pune, take a short drive to this quaint hamlet and participate in or enjoy a wide range of water and adventure activities near the Maval Takve Lake. On offer here, there are activities like kayaking, river swimming and crossing.

    Distance from Pune: 38km

     

  • 03Durshet

    Durshet
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    A natural home to scenic patches of lush and evergreen forests, Durshet serves as an idyllic destination for picnics, leisure activities, excursions and leisure activities. Located around 98km from Pune, this forest range in the Sahyadri Mountains is also the home to the gurgling Amba River that hosts a number of delightful activities like swimming, boating and others.

    For the adventure enthusiasts, Durshet offers plenitude of options for trekking, rappelling, ziplining, wall climbing, Burma Bridge, Tarzan Swing, rafting and several others. If you are planning for a leisure experience, you can avail offbeat stay experience along with rice plantation, nature trails, valley crossing and other rural activities.

    Distance from Pune: 98km

  • 04Rajmachi

    Rajmachi
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    Clad in history and ancient tales, the quaint village of Rajmachi is also among the best places to visit near Pune in monsoon. Located around 78km from the city limits, this hamlet is embraced by the enchanting charm of the Sahyadri Mountains and the historic Rajmachi Fort serving as the main attraction.

    With the fortified Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts as the fortified structures, a trek to Rajmachi Fort is a must for the adrenaline junkies. Taking you to an astounding height of 2,710ft, this hike trails through the dense thickets, easy yet thrilling terrains and finally takes you to the summit, where you can revisit history along with enjoying panoramic views of the surroundings.

    Distance from Pune: 78km

  • 05Kamshet

    Kamshet
    Image Credit : Karthik Chandrasekariah

    Around 45km from Pune, Kamshet is such a destination that can be visited by almost all the types of travellers. Also, since it lies only 16km from popular hill stations like Lonavala and Khandala, it experiences a large number of tourist influx.

    As Kamshet is cosseted by several scenic villages, it makes it for an ideal destination to participate and experience the best of farm stays with options like nature walk, swimming and others. For the thrill seekers, it offers various for paragliding; join any of these experiences and witness the aerial beauty of the region. The salubrious nature and serenity that exists in Kamshet also qualifies for a not-to-miss place near Pune for couples; it is such a place, where love exists in every corner and just needs to be felt!

    Distance from Pune: 16km

  • 06Panchgani

    Panchgani
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    The discovery of Panchgani; also known as 'Paachgani', is credited to the British Rule in India. It was back in the 1860s, this scenic hill station in Satara district of Maharashtra came into everyone's notice. Located around 100km from Pune, this gorgeous hilly retreat is nestled amidst five captivating hill of the Sahyadri Range; thus the name Panchgani.

    The scenic locales of Panchgani serves as an ideal host to several activities. Be it an adventure junky or a nature lover, couples looking for pleasant moments or smaller groups yearning for rural activities, this hill station has all! Among the most popular activities, you can enjoy river swimming, bamboo rafting, bullock cart & tractor rides, rifle shooting, star gazing, boating, waterfall rappelling, ziplining, nature stays, rock climbing, farm stays and several others in Panchgani.

    Distance from Pune: 100km

  • 07Lavasa

    Lavasa
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    Located around 57km from Pune's city limits, Lavasa or the first private planned city in India is a heaven for the nature lovers. Cossetted with stunning hills and evergreen pastures, this hill city spreads around 25,000 acres and is known for its peaceful ambience, serenity and gorgeousness.

    On your next visit to Pune, make it to this beautiful hill city and explore its grandiosity on a jovial segway ride. Navigate through the quaint lanes of Lavas, ride steadily through its opulent beauty and discover the charm and appeal of Lavasa. You can also join in for an adventure stay with several enthralling activities like Burma Bridge, ziplining, rappelling, open lake swimming, archery, jungle trek and camping.

    Distance from Pune: 57km

  • 08Wai

    Wai

    On your visit to Wai, you can be a witness to the enchanting beauty of the Krishna River flowing through the pictorial hills and valleys, the astounding ghats and pious temples. Around 89km from Pune, this magnificent city has always been a hotspot to the Hindi Film Industry; it has served as the background for many blockbusters.

    No matter you are looking for some fun-filled moments or yearning to pump up your adrenalines, this is the perfect place for you! While camping amidst the scenic environs of Wai makes it a favourite holiday spot, its adventure options like raft building, river crossing, trekking, ATV rides and others makes it an ideal spot for the thrill seekers.

    Distance from Pune: 89km

  • 09Pawna Lake

    Pawna Lake
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    Within a mere distance of 68km from Pune, the Pawna Lake in Kamshet is fast becoming a hotspot for the leisure travellers. Showcasing the most untouched form of nature, though this artificial lake came into existence after Pawana Dam was constructed, it has now created a niche for itself. 

    While private camping around the lakeside allows quiet and pleasant times to the visitors, other activities like make your own barbeque, star gazing and bonfire in the evening makes it for an amazing experience near Pawna Lake.

    Distance from Pune: 68km

  • 10Khandala

    Khandala
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    The twin hill station to Lonavala, this is one of the most beautiful places to visit near Pune for couples. Located only 69km from the main city-limits and around 3km from Lonavala, its scenic beauty and allurement has caught the attention of the Hindi Film Industry.

    Whether you are an adventure junky or a nature lover, a leisure seeker or a backpacker, this gorgeous hill station is the place for you. While in here, you can enjoy activities like sightseeing, visit nearby attraction points and indulge in an array of adventure activities.

    Distance from Pune: 69km

  • 11Nagothane

    Nagothane
    Image Credit : Khalil Sawant

    At times, wonders do arrive in small packages; and Nagothane is the perfect explanation for this saying! Around 132km from Pune, this quintessential destination is tucked away amidst scenic hills and is adorned with the fascinating beauty of the Amba River.

    While in here, visit the pristine beaches that are still hidden from the usual crowd and spend pleasant moments; the evergreen settings around the beach will soothe your mind at an ease! During the stay, you can also enjoy several enthralling activities. To name a few, there are white water rafting, kayaking, river crossing, flying fox, mountain biking, banana & bumper boat ride, waterfall trek and jet ski.

    Distance from Pune: 132km

  • 12Mahabaleshwar

    Mahabaleshwar
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    The once a capital of the Bombay province, Mahabaleshwar in the Satara district of Maharashtra is perched beautifully in the Western Ghats. An extremely beautiful hill station, it is one of the best places to visit near Pune for couples.

    A plateau located around 120km from Pune and 1,353m above the sea level, it is cossetted by scenic valleys on all side and thus attributes a lot to romantic and adventure getaways. Also, since it is surrounded with stunning ranges of forests and hills, the advent of monsoon adds a unique charm and appeal to its outlook and makes it a perfect place to visit near Pune in monsoon.

    Distance from Pune: 120km 

  • 13Kolad

    Kolad

    A picturesque village on the banks of the gurgling Kundalika River, Kolad in Raigad district of Maharashtra takes the pride of being one of the best water holiday destinations near Pune. Located around 144km from the main city; and around 117km from Mumbai, this hidden hamlet has become a sought after destination for the water sports lovers across the country.

    Well, while the Kundalika River makes it such an engrossing destination, its lush and green outlook makes it a serene holiday destination. Camp stays with activities like Burma bridge, trekking, treasure hunt, target shooting, foot cricket, ziplining, barbeque and musical sojourn are some of the offerings of Kolad. For the aqua sport fans, they can plunge into the Kundalika River and indulge in white water rafting, kayaking, river crossing and several others

    Distance from Pune: 117km 

  • 14Revdanda Beach

    Revdanda Beach

    For the beach lovers, who want to laze around the playful sands and bask the sun while lazing around the beach, Revdanda near Alibaug proves to be an ideal destination. Located around 154km from Pune and 125km from Mumbai, a visit to this sandy retreat is about fun frolic, exciting moments and revisiting history.

    Hidden away from most of the crowd, this pristine beach is a befitting destination to enjoy camping with friends, family and colleagues. While during the daytime, you can indulge in activities like water sports and beach games, nights will bring an added amount of fun and excitement. Lakeside camping, make your own barbeque, bonfire and star gazing are some of the activities that can be best enjoyed at this scenic place to visit near Pune.

    Distance from Pune: 125km

  • 15Harishchandragad

    Harishchandragad

    A visit to the historic Harishchandragad Fort in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra tells the many different tales of a bygone era! Located at a soaring height of 4,671ft, this ancient structure in the Sahyadri Ranges of the Western Ghats; around 162km from Pune, is all about revisiting history, having a tryst with the lush beauty of the nature and overcoming the challenged offered by the exhilarating terrains.

    The craggy and uneven trails to the Harishchandragad Fort truly makes it for an enthralling experience with the challenging terrains of the Sahyadri Ranges. With the vicinity, one can also indulge in overnight trekking and enjoy the nocturnal appeal of this historic for; camping and sightseeing around the fort are also equally enjoyed by the adventure buffs.

    Distance from Pune: 162km

  • 16Satara

    Satara
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    Located close to the meeting point of the Krishna and Venna rivers, Satara is one of the ancient cities of Maharashtra. Established somewhere during the 16th century, this beautiful city has always been a centre of attraction; from the Mughals to the Maratha rulers, the city has witnessed every dynasty.

    The peace, serenity and wilderness that prevails in the vicinity, makes it an ideal place near to visit near Pune; around 113km from the city. Visitors to this scenic destination can enjoy activities like jungle safari, nature walk and visit to several attraction points. For the ardent bikers, they can indulge in an enthralling biking tour around the Satara circuit and explore its astounding beauty.

    Distance from Pune: 113km

     

  • 17Malshej Ghat

    Malshej Ghat
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    Nestled amidst the fascinating hills and mountains of the Western Ghats, this gorgeous mountain pass is located around 119km from Pune and is rated as one of the best places to visit near Pune. An abode of several exotic species of flora and fauna, it can be easily reached from important destinations like Ahmednagar, Kalyan or through the Pune-Nashik Highway. Located within a close proximity to Harishchandragad, it is known for activities like bird watching, rock climbing, trekking, waterfall visits and lot more.

    Distance from Pune: 119km

  • 18Kashid Beach

    Kashid Beach
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    Drive around 170km from Pune, and you will reach one of the hidden gems of Maharashtra. Embraced by the captivating beauty of the Arabian Sea, the beach town of Kashid is among the least explored holiday destinations in the North Konkan region.

    Known for its charismatic sands, playful waves and opulent greeneries around, it also qualifies as an ideal place to visit near Pune for couples. Visit this beach town and get soaked with its alluring charm along with some of the beach and water activities.

    Distance from Pune: 170km

  • 19Matheran

    Matheran
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    The smallest, yet one of the most gorgeous hill stations in the country, Matheran is also one of the must visit place near Pune within a range of around 120km. An eco-sensitive region, it boasts of untouched beauty, stunning views and evergreen outlook.

    Jotted with several viewpoints, this hilly retreat is mostly known for offering nature walks, horse riding, valley crossing, trekking options, lake visits and many more.

    Distance from Pune: 120km

     

  • 20Nashik

    Nashik
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    Classed as a sprawling metro city in Maharashtra, Nashik is better known as the 'Wine Capital of India'. One of the venue grounds for the sacred 'Kumbh Mela' in the entire world, this historic city has been ruled by several dynasties before it fell to the hands of the British.

    The 'Mecca' of wine connoisseurs in India, it is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit near Pune; around 210km from the city limits. Over the years, wine tours in Nashik has gained much popularity among the wine lovers. The growing popularity has also encouraged the vineyards to come up with resorts, villas and other stay options to offer the visitors, a blissful wine tour along with wine tasting, cycling and kayaking around the vineyards.

    Distance from Pune: 210km

  • 21Igatpuri

    Igatpuri
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    A delightful gift of the Western Ghats, Igatpuri is another not-to-be-missed hill station to visit around Pune during the monsoons. Located around 240km from Pune, it is often referred as one of the most blissful destinations for the hikers and the outdoor lovers. Its scenic and untouched beauty also makes it an ideal leisure destination that can be visited anywhere during the year and with almost everyone.

    A vacation in this hill station is all about fun and excitement! For the adventure aficionados, they can embark on trekking, hiking, rappelling, fox climbing, Burma Bridge and others. Other activities that can be availed with Igatpuri packages include air hockey, pool table, soccer, TV games, kite flying, karaoke, live ghazals and DJ nights.

    Distance from Pune: 240km
  • 22Jaigad

    Jaigad
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    Jayagad Killa or the Jaigad Fort in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, is located around 300km from Pune. Sitting graciously on a cliff, the route to this glorious fort is cossetted with the dense vegetation of the Koyna and Chandoli forests. On hiking to the summit of the cliff, one can enjoy promising views of the confluence of the Shastri River and the mighty Arabian Sea. In addition to trekking, the site is also known for exciting wildlife sightseeing options.

    Distance from Pune: 300km

  • 23Sajan

    Sajan
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    Also known as 'Saajan', this beautiful town in Maharashtra is around 216km from Pune and 135km from Mumbai. Though small is size, it is known for its pristine beauty, verdant greeneries and rich historical past. Whether you are a nature lover, adventure junkie or planning for a leisure holiday with family or friends, this scenic town will serve as a loyal host to you.

    With nature camping at resorts as the most popular activity, the visitors to Sajan can also enjoy adventure options like valley crossing, Burma Bridge, sky walk, net climbing, Tarzan Swing, artificial waterfalls and team games. Other commonly enjoyed activities include rice plantation, tent pitching, country code, backpacking, cooking and several others.

    Distance from Pune: 216km

  • 24Silvassa

    Silvassa

    If you are looking for a pictorial holiday destination near Pune that is adorned with all the marvels of Mother Nature, you must visit Silvassa. The capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, this city is home to some of the best water resorts and parks in the entire country.

    Visit this gorgeous place to visit near Pune; around 304km, with your family members, friends and colleagues, participate in a myriad list of activities that will make your holiday an exciting affair. While in Silvassa, you can avail resort stays, a wide range of water activities in the water park and a number of indoor games.

    Distance from Pune: 304km

  • 25Sindhudurg

    Sindhudurg
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    Translated to 'Fort in the Sea' in local language, Sindhudurg was previously a part of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Home to the historic Sindhudurg Fort that was built by Shivaji Maharaj during the 16th century, this town is located around 366km from Pune and makes it for a quintessential holiday destination.

    Tucked away between the majestic Arabian Sea and the fascinating Western Ghats, Sindhudurg showcases a semi-tropical climate throughout the year. Its untouched and surreal beauty, warm hearted locals and hospitality, various holiday options and ease of communication makes it a perfect getaway to enjoy homestay experiences. Join any of these experience and enjoy activities like village tourism, sightseeing, agro tourism, cultural activities and nature tourism.

    Distance from Pune: 366km

  • 26Savarkut Village

    Savarkut Village
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    A gem in the Konkan region, Savarkut Village in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra boasts of its quaint beauty and charm. Tucked away between Mumbai and Nashik, this hidden hamlet is one of the emerging names for adventure games and activities.

    Located along the banks of the alluring Kundalika River, it is known for offering some of the most enthralling rapids for white water rafting and perfect spots to indulge in cliff jumping. Jeep safaris, kayaking, rappelling, flying fox and lake tubing can also be enjoyed in Savarkut Village.

    Distance from Pune: 380km (approx.)