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  • Pune is becoming one of the hottest spots these days and people are rushing to this destination to explore its beauty. With a number of places to visit near Pune, one cannot deny the beauty and good time this place has to offer. As we know that Pune is gifted with wonderful getaways and astounding hill stations sandwiched between the Western Ghats in the south and the Sahyadri scope of mountains towards the north and best of the entire destination is located at a very accessible place.

    The Western Ghats offer a lot of cookout spots close to Pune to take into account a wide range of voyagers- Be it the verifiable fortresses, completely clear shorelines, pleasant greenery or streaming waterfalls. It is known for its sanctuaries and delightful sustenance and in addition weekend getaways near the city. There are a few fortresses and treks which one can indulge near Pune. 

    Shaniwar Wada royal residence is a mainstream goal as it was the seat of the Peshwas and stands declaration to the grand Maratha run the show.  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. 

    Be it during the summer, winter or monsoon, it never ceases to amaze its visitors with all the stunning and exciting tourist places near Pune 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!

    Which are the best tourist places near Pune?


    -Lonavala
    -Pawna Lake
    -Kamshet
    -Durshet
    -Panchgani
    -Kolad
    -Wai
    -Nashik
  • Places to Visit near Pune Within 100 Km

  • 01Lonavala

    Lonavala
    Image Credit : photosinframes

    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 one of the must places to visit near Pune.

    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 near Pune. 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

  • 02Pawna Lake

    Pawna Lake
    For those of you who are looking for some time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life then this is from must places to visit near Pune for you.  The Pawna lake is a man-made lake which is shaped by the waters of the dam by a similar name.

    Situated close Lonavala in Maharashtra, this curious goal is the ideal spot to invest some calm energy in the organization of family and companions. The backwaters of the lake compensate for an excellent view which is improved complex amid the rainstorm season.

    The Lohgad, Tikona and Tungi Forts are likewise found adjacent which makes it the ideal end of the week getaway near Pune. Lying appropriate in the lap of beautiful magnificence, the Pawna Lake is a laid back goal ideal for enjoying Maharashtra's charms. This lake is acclaimed for a host of activities such as paragliding, advanced kiting and ridge dancing.

    Distance from Pune: Pawna Lake is located at distance of 60.9 km from Pune.

    Pawna Lake Camping - Flat 20% off

    Pawna Lake Camping - Flat 20% off

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    O2,300

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    O1,850

  • 03Maval Takve Lake

    Maval Takve Lake

    Located in 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

    Group Adventure in Maval, Takve Lake

    Group Adventure in Maval, Takve Lake

    NNNNM783 Ratings

    d1 Dayn1 NightlLonavala

    O1,399

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    O1,249

  • 04Kamshet

    Kamshet

    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 qualify for a not-to-miss tourist places 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

  • 05Rajmachi

    Rajmachi

    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

    Rajmachi and Kondane Caves Trek, Lonavala Flat 15% off

    Rajmachi and Kondane Caves Trek, Lonavala Flat 15% off

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    d2 Daysn1 NightlLonavala

    O1,875

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    O1,575

  • 06Panchgani

    Panchgani
    Image Credit : Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay

    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 hills of the Sahyadri Range; thus the name Panchgani.

    The scenic locales of Panchgani serve as an ideal host to several activities in Pune. 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, zip lining, nature stays, rock climbing, farm stays and several others in Panchgani.

    Distance from Pune: 100km

  • 07Durshet

    Durshet
    Image Credit : Himanshu Sarpotdar

    A natural home to scenic patches of lush and evergreen forests, Durshet serves as an idyllic destination for picnics near Pune. 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

  • 08Lavasa

    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

  • 09Wai

    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 is one of the must tourist places near Pune and 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

    Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai

    Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai

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    O3,700

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    O3,500

  • 10Khandala

    Khandala
    Image Credit : Alosh Bennett

    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 have 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

  • Places to Visit Near Pune Within 300 Km

  • 11Kolad

    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 sports fans, they can plunge into the Kundalika River and indulge in white water rafting, kayaking, river crossing and several others

    Distance from Pune: 117km

  • 12Nashik

    Nashik

    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 have 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

    Stay Option: Check out some of the best resorts in Pune for a weekend.

  • 13Mahabaleshwar

    Mahabaleshwar
    Image Credit : Balaji Photography - 2.8 Million Views and Growing

    Looking for a great weekend then this hill station is a must visit destination for you. Another beautiful hill station in the Western Ghats, aside from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is likewise notable for its various waterways, superb falls, and grand pinnacles. Mahabaleshwar is a slope station situated in the Western Ghats, in Satara locale of Maharashtra. 

    Known for its spellbinding excellence and the wonderful strawberry cultivates, the city includes antiquated temples, schools, manicured and rich green thick woods, waterfalls, hills, valleys. The British-assembled manors, cabins, and homes around the town just add to the general appeal of the city. 

    Mahabaleshwar is additionally well known for its strawberry gardens and honey. The city is unquestionably among the most looked for after the end of the week getaways from Mumbai. Enchanting perspectives, alluring valleys, peaceful lakes will definitely make your vacation a special one.

    Distance from Pune: Mahabaleshwar is located at a distance of 117.3 km from Pune.

    Adventure Activities at  Mahabaleshwar

    Adventure Activities at Mahabaleshwar

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    O287

  • 14Nagothane

    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

    You can also check out some of the beaches near Pune for a perfect weekend getaway.

    Adventure Activities and Stay at Kamath’s Residency in Nagothane

    Adventure Activities and Stay at Kamath’s Residency in Nagothane

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  • 15Revdanda Beach

    Revdanda Beach

    For the beach lovers, who want to laze around the playful sands and bask the sun while lazing on 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

  • 16Harishchandragad

    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

    Overnight trek to Harishchandragad via Tolarkind

    Overnight trek to Harishchandragad via Tolarkind

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    O1,500

  • 17Satara

    Satara
    Image Credit : Bernard DUPONT

    Located close to the meeting point of the Krishna and Veena 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, make it one of the ideal tourist places near Pune; around 113km from the city. 

    Visitors to this scenic destination can enjoy activities like jungle safari, nature walk and visit 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

    Trek to Vasota in Satara

    Trek to Vasota in Satara

    NNNNM30 Ratings

    d2 DayslSatara

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    O1,800

  • 18Malshej Ghat

    Malshej Ghat
    Image Credit : I for Detail.

    Another exotic location which is one of the must places to visit in Pune for you is the Malshej Ghat. Known for its amazing beauty with the hill stations you will remain awestruck once you visit this place. A wonderful slope station with its various lakes, waterfalls, and mountains, Malshej Ghat is well known among explorers, trekkers, and nature lovers. 

    Malshej Ghat is a perfect withdraw from the fuss of city life and is a paradise house of normal excellence. Feel the thrill ass you indulge in some amazing activities here. 

    With an uncountable number of waterfalls to wonderfully organized dams and steep, grandiose strongholds, a ghat is an ideal place for nature lovers.  This place is particularly excellent amid storms and is one of the most loved weekend getaways for youngsters from Mumbai, Pune, and Thane.

    Distance from Pune: Malshej Ghat is located at a distance of 118.9 km from Pune.

    Harishchandragad Fort and Malshej Ghat trek

    Harishchandragad Fort and Malshej Ghat trek

    NNNNM26 Ratings

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    O1,500

  • 19Kashid Beach

    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 places 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

    Camping at Kashid Beach

    Camping at Kashid Beach

    NNNNM26 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlAlibag

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    O2,500

  • 20Matheran

    Matheran
    Image Credit : Himanshu Sarpotdar

    Out of the amazing places to visit near Pune Matheran falls at the top of the list. Matheran is conceivably the main exceptional and the movement less slope station in India – because of the restriction on vehicles in this all around safeguarded goal. 

    Driving in Matheran by old rickshaws and toy train is an enchanting and a pleasant affair. Matheran is the littlest slope station of India. It is situated on the scope of Western Ghats at the stature of 800 m (2625 Feet) above ocean level. 

    The name Matheran implies either ‘Forest on Top’ or ‘Woodland overhead’. Soak yourself in the amazing beauty of the region while you visit this quaint little town. Feel the thrill while you trek to some of the amazing forts here or witnessing the beauty of the cascading waterfall you will never have enough of this place.

    Distance from Pune: Matheran is located at a distance of Matheran 125 km from Pune.

    Night Trek to Matheran Via Garbett Point

    Night Trek to Matheran Via Garbett Point

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  • 21Igatpuri

    Igatpuri
    Image Credit : jeremy Weate

    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
    Sandhan Valley Trek, Igatpuri

    Sandhan Valley Trek, Igatpuri

    NNNNM27 Ratings

    d1 Dayn1 NightlNashik

    O2,200

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    O1,850

  • 22Jaigad

    Jaigad
    Image Credit : Ramnath Bhat

    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 near Pune.

    Distance from Pune: 300km

    Jungli Jaigad Trek

    Jungli Jaigad Trek

    NNNNM23 Ratings

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    O1,750

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    O1,600

  • 23Sajan

    Sajan

    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 in Pune, 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

  • 24Sindhudurg

    Sindhudurg
    Image Credit : Ankur P

    Translated to 'Fort in the Sea' in the 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

    Stay Experience in Maachli (sindhudurg)

    Stay Experience in Maachli (sindhudurg)

    NNNNM58 Ratings

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    O6,500

  • 25Savarkut Village

    Savarkut Village
    Image Credit : demo czar

    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.)

  • 26Silvassa

    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

    Other stays: Check out some of the amazing resorts near Pune.


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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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