20 Best Places to Visit Near Pune in December - 2019

It is a great time for travelers to explore places to visit near Pune in December, which are not exactly on the radar during other months. You can witness the places like Lonavala and Khandala with an entirely new outlook that get covered in the misty white blanket.

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Several other sites located in the Western Ghats are perfect for a road trip during this month as the weather gets balmy and the temperature drops, making the experience a lot more delightful. Destinations like Kamshet offer adventure activities as well as the scenic vistas with fresh air that can be enjoyed by both adventure-seekers and peace lovers.

Other places to visit in December near Pune include Panchgani, Tarkarli, Lavasa, Nashik, and many more that offer an array of options that are great for families, youngsters and even elderly. So, pack your bags and head to these exciting places for a refreshing vacation!

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Pawna Lake Camping | Book @ ₹ 875 Only!
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₹1,445 ₹875
Trip Location: Pawna Lake
About Pawna Lake Camping: 
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.
Pawna Camping has become an important campsite after the construction of the Pawna Dam.
This package of camping in Pawna lake comes with camping & sightseeing around the lake, bonfire with music & dinner.

Note:
Pawna region is likely to experience moderate to heavy rainfall in the monsoon season. But don't worry, we've got your back. 
The Campsite is monsoon-friendly. 
The tents are completely water-proof, and the campsite is covered by a waterproof shed so the site doesn't get damp. You can enjoy the monsoon weather not worrying about getting wet and dirty anytime and enjoy your stay and food to the fullest.

Check In Timing: 4 PM
Check Out Timing: 11 AM

Distance: From Pune: 60 KM ( Via Kamshet)
                 From Mumbai: 120 KM (Via Lonavala, Bhangarwadi Rd)


Min number of people required:- 1


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Escape to Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
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Away from the strange bustle of city life is this wildlife escape (Forest Escapes Koyna), recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage site. We are talking about the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, located around the powerhouse of Maharashtra, the Koyna Dam, in the Satara district. Located only 190 kms from the city of Pune, the Koyna wildlife sanctuary is the best place to unwind in the presence of nature, and get treated to some of the most picturesque scenes through the day. 
Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of being the living grounds of several tigers, bison, and dozens of other wild animals and birds. This can be the place to make you feel close to the real form of nature in the comfort and beauty of Western Ghats. 
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Lohagad Fort Night Trek, Lonavala | Book @ 680 Only
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Located close to the hill station of Lonavala Khandala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 meters or 3,389 feet above sea level. We are here with the package of an amazing trek opportunity at this place.

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est trekking route near Mumbai and Pune for beginners. It is an easy trek filled with fun and beauty. You will get to see many beautiful things during this trek and after reaching the peak you can see four doors  The first one is called 'Ganesh Darwaaja', the second one is called 'Narayan Darwaja', the third one is called 'Hanuman Darwaaja' & the fourth one is called 'Maha Darwaaja'. Out of this Hanuman Darwaaja is the most ancient of all the doors. Between Narayan & Hanuman Darwaaja there are two godowns which were used for storage purpose as a granary. This will be a perfect day out for you and your family or friends.

Meals:
You will be served a healthy breakfast 

Starting point: Malavali Railway Station


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Sunrise Trek to Kalsubai, Igatpuri @ 775 Only
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Kalsubai at 5400ft is the highest peak of Maharashtra and this is the main reason for its popularity and difficulty. It is located in the Kalsubai mountain range which is an offshoot range from the main Sahyadri range.

About the trek

Why Kalsubai should be your next trekking destination?

Surrounded by lush green forests and fields, the trekking route towards Maharashtra's Highest Peak is a surreal experience for all the nature lovers and trek enthusiasts. Challenging yet fun-filled, trek towards the highest summit will test your patience and offer an amazing panoramic view of several more mountain ranges like Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (southwest) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar & Harishchandragad. Also, attempting to climb the most wish-listed mountain in the Sahyadri offers a great sense of achievement for most of the trekking enthusiasts

The story behind Kalsubai Unveiled

It is truly believed by the local villagers that a housemaid residing in a nearby village had disappeared near the mountain while trying to escape her employer's harsh suffering. This gives the mountain its present name as well as a reason for this temple to be built in her memory.

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Scaling the highest peak of Maharashtra.
Kalsubai Temple
Rainy seasons first trek.
Surreal greenery and blissful environment while Kalsubai trek
Panoramic view of several mountains
Mesmerizing views.
Breathtaking beauty.
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Camping and Rafting at Kolad @ 2250 Only
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About the activity :


If it is pure and raw adventure that you are looking for, then you need to head for an exciting white water rafting and stay experience in Kolad. Apart from the adventure sports, you can also enjoy an exciting array of historic sites around the place. 

The Kundalika River flows through the rugged terrain of the forested hills and through the farms and offers a golden opportunity to enjoy a rafting tour for beginners. This river on the international scale is rated as a grade IV river, making its rapids pose a challenge for the ardent water sports lover.You will run the rafts in fast flowing water currents almost 12km downstream.


Check In : 3 PM
Check Out : 3 PM

Distance : FROM MUMBAI ( 120 KM )
                  FROM PUNE (120 KM ) VIA Tamhini Ghat Road

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Rajmachi Fort Trek with Kondane Caves, Lonavala @ 1290 Only
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About the Rajmachi Trek:

Rajmachi and Kondane Caves trek takes you on a tour through tranquil hidden landscapes of Maharashtra. This ancient fort of Rajmachi is located in the Karjat region and is a perfect example of lost beauties in today’s hustles. These beautiful forts were built by Shivaji Maharaj during the 17th century and strive for a favourite trekking destination amongst ardent adventure seekers.

Delight in this awe-inspiring quaint Rajmachi fort which provides you with pleasant views of Borghat, a historic trade route located in this region of Maharashtra. Admire the beauty of Shrivardhan Fort and Manoranjan fort crowned at the pinnacle with this amazing Rajmachi fort trek. This stunning ancient beauty can be reached via two ways, while Kondivide village route might get tricky at times, however, the most preferable route is from Lonavala as it is much easy and provides the best of the views.

Standing amidst the dense forests, Rajmachi and Kondane Caves trek provide you with some amazing sceneries, this stunning place is a beauty to the eyes especially in the rainy season as you will be witnessing random waterfalls and lush greenery at every turn while trekking. Rivet in this amazing experience with friends and family like never before!

We meet sharp at 17:20 hours at Lonavala Railway station

Suggested train to the board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:

14:30 CST
14:40 Dadar
15:08 Thane
15:28 Kalyan
16:08 Karjat
17:08 Lonavala


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Lonavala

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Lonavala is a hill station near Pune district of Maharashtra. At the height of 2,047 feet from sea level and sprawling over 38 kilometer square of land, Lonavala is an escapist city from the fast-paced and extreme conditions that inhabit both Mumbai and Pune. It offers the perfect retreat to the city dwellers through its serenity and peaceful atmosphere.

Several places of interest around Lonavala and Khandala attract tourists throughout the year. They include vivid and picturesque lakes, cliff-tops, eluding caves, and magnificent forts. Dams and waterfalls are a pioneer attraction during and immediately after the monsoon. Some of these places are Rajmachi Point,  Lonavala Lake, and Shivaji Udyan, Valvan Dam, Ryewood Park, Della Adventure Park, Duke’s Nose, Tiger’s Leap and Lohagad and Visapur forts.

If you dive into the history of Lonavala, you will find that it was a part of the Yadava dynasty. Khandala is another hill adjacent to Lonavala, both of which were discovered by the then Governor of Bombay Presidency, Lord Elphinstone. The Maratha and Peshwa empires played a prominent historical role with its Malva warriors. But its history is not the only reason to visit Lonavala.

Lonavala is 96 km away from the city of Mumbai and only 64 km from the modern city of Pune. It falls in between the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, thus making commute all the easier. And if you can’t find a rental car, then you have buses and trains to rely on.

Train journeys are comfortable and filled with lush green passages, especially during the monsoon. If this has aroused you enough to visit the hill-station once, then here is a detailed guide on how and when to go about.


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Goa

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Boasting of a quaint mix of western and eastern influences, Goa is a unique holiday destination with an enchanting allure of nature as well as culture. The charming landscapes, glittering beaches, verdant hills and mouthwatering food beckons millions of tourists every year for the most exotic adventure in this small state in India. It is not only the best places to rejuvenate yourself but also the fascinating place to have a bunch of memories to last for a lifetime.

Often known as the ‘pearl of the east’, Goa has been known across the globe for the warm hospitality, cultural heritage and the endless parties. Whether it is relaxation or adventure, nature or history, shopping or food, or the best places to visit in Goa, it delights all the vacationers with its tangible and intangible allures. Enjoy a spa day to refresh the mind and soul or binge on some spectacular seafood enjoying the view of the sunset. Have a thrilling day by the beach or party all night with the Djs in Goa. 

Visit the fascinating churches or revisit Goan history at the famous forts, the list goes on and on. You can feel the subtle influence of erstwhile Portuguese rule in Goa, however, the folk performances and villages of Goa will give you an amazing perspective of Goan lifestyle. The beaches in Goa like Vagator Beach, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach draws many visitors and offers many adventure sports too.

The Dudhsagar waterfall and Arvalem waterfall attract many tourists every year. The rock-cut caves of Khandepar and Arvalem are also worth mentioning. The Pilar monastery, Saligao seminary, and Rachol seminary attract the religiously minded travellers. With so many tourist attractions, Goa is the perfect place to enjoy your next vacation. Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned traveller to Goa, the beach paradise will keep you longing to come back.

Here are the best places to visit in Goa while you plan your holiday here.


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Kamshet

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Kamshet is a beautiful hill station located in the Western Ghats of India. The place is famous for paragliding, a beloved adventure sport of India and the numerous flying schools located in the vicinity. The small but picturesque hill station is surrounded by the breathtaking Western Ghats which form a major part of the tourist places in Kamshet and regularly finds itself in many top 10 lists that name destination for the ultimate thrill-seekers. 

Kamshet is a paradise not just for the eyes but also for the adventures junkie in you. But don’t think this place is just for those who seek thrill and excitement. There are numerous other activities to do in Kamshet as well as tourist hotspots that make this an ideal place for a family getaway or even a romantic getaway. 
Kamshet is ideally located just 45km from the main town of Pune city. The locals refer to it as a paragliding paradise. There is no better place in the region to indulge in this thrilling adventure activity.

But if you are not much of a thrill-seeker then you can spend your time enjoying the natural scenery, fresh air a luxury these days and stroll through the small villages laced around this quaint hill station. If you want to experience the quintessential Indian village lifestyle then a visit to one of the villages is a must. 
There you can interact with locals, have a feel of what it’s like to live in muddy huts and even have a small shopping spree at the local village markets.

The hills station is surrounded by gorgeous sunflowers fields and you can enjoy some amazing views while paragliding over them. Other tourist places in Kamshet include 
Bhairi CavesBedse CavesPavana Lake, Kondeshwar Temple, and Shinde Wadi Hills. If you have more time at hand you can perhaps extend your trip to other hill stations such as Khandala and Lonavala, which are located at short distances from Kamshet.


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Mahabaleshwar

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Nestled in the picturesque Western Ghats, tourist places in Mahabaleshwar will captivate your imagination with their natural splendor. Mahabaleshwar is well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades, and majestic peaks. The city comprises of ancient temples, boarding schools, manicured and lush green dense forest, waterfalls, hills, valleys that will take your breath away on your visit. The city is definitely among the most sought-after weekend getaways from metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Pune. Once, a summer capital of Bombay during the British Raj, the city has British influence of in its architecture. It is a very popular hill station that offers a plethora of tourist activities and attractions to avid travelers and nature lovers.

Amid your visit to Mahabaleshwar witness the alluring dawns and dusks from the slope, in the midst of the rich green vista. Located about 120 kilometers southwest of Pune and 285 kilometers from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 kilometers, bound by valleys on all sides. The hill station in the Western Ghats is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Known for its captivating beauty and the stunning strawberry farms, Mahabaleshwar boasts of zigzagging roads, a calm breeze at all times, vantage points offering stunning views of hills and valleys, plenty of strawberries to gorge on and the main street full of shops offering all kinds of curios and snacks.

There are numerous enchanting tourist places in Mahabaleshwar exuding charm and elegance. Bordered by a few murmuring waterways, evergreen timberlands, captivating slopes and mountains there are some mesmerizing tourist places in Mahabaleshwar. Arranged in the Satara region in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar will get you near the captivating excellence of nature. The wonderful hill retreat brags of being one of the most splendid evergreen slope stations in India.

 


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Panchgani

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The state of Maharashtra endows us with a magnificent tourist destination of Panchgani, which is located amidst the Sahyadri Ranges. It is a perfect getaway from the warm and humid summers of Maharashtra.

The scenic beauty of the five mountain ranges with all the greenery is really soothing to the eyes. This hill station, although devoid of airport or railways is well connected by road from Pune and Mumbai. Devrai Art Village located within Panchgani offers you the opportunity to explore tribal art called Rock Dhokra. These creations are made with a combination of rocks and stones and are definitely worth buying as a souvenir!

Tableland is one of the most acclaimed tourist spots in this hill station, being the second longest plateau in Asia. It offers a magnificent view of the valleys and hills surrounding it. You can take a stroll through the road to reach the Table Land.  This place also offers a bird’s-eye view of the Devil’s Kitchen and Rajpuri Caves. The four caves collectively called Rajpuri caves located ten kilometers from Panchgani are famous for a temple dedicated to Lord Karthikeya. 

Other than that, the Mapro Garden will surely woo you with the smell of good delicacies and the chocolate factory located within it.  Furthermore, do make a pit stop at Devil’s Kitchen for a thrilling experience within the caves. For some adrenaline rush, you must also go for paragliding here. The panoramic view of the lush green mountains from the clouds is indeed a once in a lifetime experience!

The Parsi Point is also a popular viewpoint offering you a scenic view of the Dhom Dam Lake. It is an ideal place to enjoy a small picnic with family and friends amidst the tranquility of nature. As you head towards the Sydney Point, you’ll be mesmerized by the sight of river Krishna flowing swiftly. The freshness of this hill station will drive away all the fatigue as you soak yourself in the lap of mother nature.


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Mumbai

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Mumbai, the city of dreams. Mumbai, the city that never sleeps. Mumbai, the old world charm and fast pace of the modern life. There is so much that one can say in the praise of the one city in India that everyone wants to visit at least once in their life. That maybe because of the grandeur of this city or because of the history it has seen. Nonetheless, this city has a lot in store for everyone who visits. The USP of places to visit in Mumbai is that they are all iconic and all you need is a picture to recognize them, that is the charm of this city. Some places here are pieces of history, some are spiritual hotspots, and others are mesmerizing places to relax, chill or munch on the famous streets of Mumbai, like the ever famous Chowpatty Beach.

You can see the Gateway of India, Marine drive or the film city of Goregaon, or visit the Siddhivinayak temple and Haji Ali Mosque for your fill of the spiritual. You can even get to see the new addition to the roster of mesmerizing and intimidating places in Mumbai, the Bandra Worli Sealink. And be it a group hangout, a solo search of solace or just a couple's getaway, Chowpatty, Juhu, and Aksa Beach are names that almost everyone in the city knows and crowds on various occasions. They are equally coveted by the many who come to Mumbai from outside for the frolicking and snacking experiences that are available at these locations. One more thing that Mumbai is famous for is the shopping district at Colaba, where you can get everything from high brand store clothes to cheap knock-offs to add to your wardrobe as part of your fashion statement.

 Always bustling with energy, a trip to Mumbai should be on your travel list to understand the best way of how India portrays unity in diversity. Visit the hidden temples or pay a visit to famous monuments to explore the most cosmopolitan city in India. Enjoy the perfect blend of festivities, religions, music, food, music and theatres with a trip to Mumbai. Some of the best places to visit in Mumbai are the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Cave, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel world, Elephanta Island etc. 

While you are in this amazing city you can also visit the Kanheri Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mount Mary Church, Banganga Tank etc. Make a stop at the Marina Beach in the evening and have lip-smacking street food while you witness the best sunset being greeted by splashing waves of the sea. Find out all you need to know about the best places to visit in Mumbai on your vacation here.

And that is not just it. If you are looking for things to do and places outside the city, there is a lot of scope to plan weekend getaways near Mumbai. At just a small drive away from the city is the favourite picnic and night stay spots of Lonavala and Khandala. You can even visit the famous Sai Baba temple in Shirdi. With so much to offer, there is no wonder why Mumbai has been a favourite of everyone in the country for so many decades.


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Tarkarli

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Located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, Tarkali is a small hamlet in the western part of Maharashtra. This village is renowned for its pristine clear water of the sea and the white sands, which marks the beach.

A newfound weekend getaway from Mumbai and Goa, this place offers a host of adventurous water sports. To the south of this hamlet flows the Tarkarli river lined by dense forest. Take a boat ride in the river to enjoy the serenity of the backwaters where it flows into the Arabian Sea. For a walk through the history, you must visit the Sindhudurg Fort located on the shore of the sea.

A visit to this offbeat destination in Maharashtra ensures that you relax on the beaches lined with suru trees. Other attractions on the beach are scuba diving and snorkeling sessions where you can enjoy the view of the world beneath the sea! What makes this village all more alluring is the tranquil beaches like Kolam, Achara, and Tarkarli where you can watch the sunset down the sea.

The hue of the setting sun will completely enchant your mind and body. In addition to the splendid beauty of the sea, you can also spot dolphins prancing around in the waters. For relishing on some extraordinary seafood and boat rides in the sea, do visit Deobagh, a small fisherman village nearby.

Also, the extensive Dhamapur lake, encircled with lush greenery is ideal for finding solace within nature. Sit and unwind yourself by the lake and enjoy the delicacies from the eateries around. Don’t forget to enjoy the local shark curry and fresh seafood to mingle with the authentic culture of this little beach hamlet!


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Nashik

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Nasik is an extraordinary choice for individuals who wish to get away from their busy schedule and want to engage in exploring a loaded-with-heritage city at its fullest. The lavish cover of vineyards encompassing the area makes it completely blissful for a perfect wine tasting destination coupled with its amazing tourist places in Nashik. 

India's best wines are produced here locally and later you can also avail tours of the beautiful vineyards to have an amazing experience. Nasik is an ancient holy city of Maharashtra. It is an older city that is named after a relic association to Ramayana. Rama’s brother hacked off the Nasika (nose) of Ravana’s sister and thus came the name. Present on the banks of river Godavari, Nasik offers an appealing and beguiling experience of the naturalistic environment. Encompassed by forts and waterfalls this is a religious Hindu city. 

Nasik is an absolutely wonderful place to visit. If you need a chance to appreciate nature and need a getaway to have a religious tour or a big break, then Nasik is the place for an ideal relaxing holiday. The city is home to monumental temples which holds rich cultural heritage. Nasik hosts Kumbh Mela every 12 years. 

This old city's provisional quarter hosts a wooden architectural building and temples that date back to Hindu epic, exclusive and exquisite bathing Ghats where you can unwind and relax. These form the most of the tourist places in Nashik. This breathtaking city is cleaner, greener and well maintained than most cities in India.


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Alibag

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The tourist places in Alibag makes for the perfect weekend getaway with friends or family. It shares its boundaries with the majestic Arabian Sea and is popular for its magnificent sea forts, its virgin beaches and local seafood cuisine. It’s an ideal weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of busy Mumbai. It is located only 9 Km from Mumbai and can be easily accessed via NH 66. The driving distance to this paradise is just under 2 hours.

 Alibag literally means the ‘Garden of Ali”, it is in Raigad and is ideal for those who are looking for some peace, serenity and sun soaked beaches. Alibag is commonly referred to by the locals as the Goa of Maharashtra and rightly so as it's surrounded by the beautiful Arabian Sea on all sides. A lot of people don’t know this, but, Alibag shares its borders with a famous Israeli-Jewish region, which is home to numerous Jewish families. So, if you are a cultural buff then you might want to head that way and try and scoop up some of that rich Jewish culture and heritage. Alibag is also home to a popular Jewish Synagogue referred to as Israeli Ali.

 Alibag provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of fun and relaxation as it's surrounded by the tranquil waters of the Arabian Sea on all sides and is lined with virgin sun kissed beaches. Although the drive to Alibag is a must do as it's laced with picturesque views, it can also be accessed by ferry from Mumbai. It is the perfect tourist spot enjoyed both by the young and old. There is no dearth of things to do and explore tourist places in Alibag as there are huge no. of forts, beaches, and even some celebrity bungalows.You may even sight a few celebrities while you are there.


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Lavasa

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If you are planning to visit Mumbai or Pune, you must come down to this adventurous and fun filled escapade of Lavasa. Lavasa offers you an array of options in adventure and entertainment. On the other hand, if you prefer a calm and lazy weekend with good food and captivating scenic beauty, Lavasa has that too.

Lavasa is a planned hill station near Pune, particularly designed to attract tourists. Round the year, the weather there remains moderate and pleasant, making it really soothing for the tourists. Situated in the Western Ghats, Lavasa is truly outstanding with its beautiful hills and greenery all around. Visit the place to witness this heavenly destination.

If you love adventure, you will simply love Lavasa. You will get an array of options in water sports, trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and what not. This planned town has ayurvedic massage centres as well. Therefore, Lavasa is both for adventure enthusiasts and peace-seekers.

One of the many tempting things in Lavasa is the luxurious stay. The hotels and resorts there are truly comfortable. From budget accommodations to the lavish premium quality resorts, you will get everything there. Here are a few suggestions for you- Mercure, The Waterfront Shaw, Picnic House, Fortune Select Dasve, Ekaant the Retreat, etc.

If you are a complete foodie and you check the local delicacies of a place first before visiting it, Lavasa is definitely not going to disappoint you. There are innumerable restaurants, bakeries and food stalls in Lavasa. Here are the names of a few of them- Café Coffee Day; Chor Bizarre; Earthen Oven; Krazy Koala; Granma’s Pastries, Sandwiches and Ice creams; Pizzalava, etc. From typical North Indian spicy dishes to not so spicy Italian cuisine- Lavasa has to offer everything to you.

If you are a party animal and like enjoying after the sun goes off to sleep, Lavasa is definitely your place. The hotels you will be staying in will have a bar along with a disco, which will offer you a happening nightlife. Enjoy a drink while you tap your feet with the beats.

Shopping is Lavasa is a bit disappointing for the shopaholics as you will not find market places and shopping malls there. Lavasa is solely created for adventure sports and a lazy weekends away from the cacophony of the big cities. The only magnificent stuffs you will get to buy there are the crafts with bamboo.

The other beautiful nearby destinations that you can visit from Lavasa are Panshet Dam, Velhe and Mulshi.



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Bhandardara

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Bhandardara is a beautiful hill station located in Maharashtra within the Sahyadri ranges. It is lushed with greenery and breathtaking marvels of nature, making it a perfect getaway for travelers who want to escape from the chaotic city life.

Situated on the bank of Pravara river, it’s a blend of soaring mountains, plunging waterfalls, gurgling streams, and endless bounties of nature. This hill station is also a paradise for trekking enthusiasts as it is dotted with some of the most exquisite trekking trails and forts where you can quench your thirst for the thrill. During monsoon, the entire hill station gets painted in greenery and attracts tourists due to its wide range of ecotourism opportunities.

There are multiple spots for camping also like Arthur lake and Kalsubai where you can feel the warmth of fresh air, and seek a break from the monotony in the lap of nature. Arthur Lake is one of the topmost attractions of Bhandardara, where people pitch their cozy tents on the edge of the shimmery blue lake. Pre-monsoon season especially calls the tourists for camping and trekking opportunities and spotting the beautifully lit fireflies.

The multitude of waterfalls and streams is ideal for boating and fishing, attracting tourists throughout the year to this exotic destination. The ideal way to explore the beauty of this place is by taking a walk along the shores of Bhandardara lake.

The Randha Fall is another masterpiece of this hill station and is touted to be the third-largest waterfall across India. Umbrella Falls is also a popular spot located below Wilson Dam, and in monsoon, as the water level rises, it creates the shape of an umbrella, which is definitely an alluring sight. Mount Kalsubai is another sight to adore in Bhandardara and is also known as the Mount Everest of Maharashtra.


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Raigad

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The capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Raigad will make you awestruck with its beauty. The entire district of Raigad is highly decorated with miracles of nature. Raigad is a beautiful district in Maharashtra, India. Previously, the district was known as Coolaba. Later, it was renamed to Raigad after the famous Raigad fort there.

The district of Raigad has it all from sea- beach to mountains. You won’t regret visiting the place at all. Talking about the tourist spots in Raigad, you just can’t miss these places- Shrivardhan Beach, Harihareshwar Beach, Harihareshwar Temple, Mahad Ashtaviniyak, Pali Ashtavinayak, Kihim, Janjira Fort, Korlai Fort, Raigad Fort and Kuda Caves. We will be discussing them in details later.

If you are wondering about your stay in Raigad, there are a lot of hotels and resorts there. A few suggestions regarding hotels and resorts in Raigad are Sada Anand Resort, MTDC Resort, Hotel Kuber Palace, Z Kamath Residency Adventure Resort, etc. You can eat out in some really great restaurants in Raigad as well. Konkani Rassa Restaurant, Shree Datta Snacks, Orchard Resort Café, etc., are a few good restaurants in Raigad. If you like partying after the sun goes to sleep, you will get a number of bars and discos in Raigad. Enjoy a happening nightlife.



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Camping in Wai, Pune @ 1349 Only
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₹2,049 ₹1,349

About the Camp:
The campsite offers a lake side view and mountain view at the same time and can be reached easy as is located approximately 25 km away from the Pune-Mahabaleshwar Highway.

About the Activity:
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check out Time:11:00 AM

- Arrive at campsite in Sahayadri ranges and enjoy some sightseeing while relaxing at leisure away from the city noise. Indulge in activities like Boat Ride,Speed Boat Ride, Horse ride,Rifle shooting etc. Let yourself calm out in the here and enjoy bonfire with music & snacks as dusk rises.
- Stay in tents overnight after spending some time in gazing stars and taking a meal.
- After having delicious breakfast, indulge in some games like cricket, badminton next day and trek the nearby areas. Before you check-out, collect some memories and relish them forever.

How to reach?
The property is in the interior regions amidst nature. Public Transportation may not be easily available. Guests should come in their own vehicles or hired vehicles to the place. Once you book, detail directions guide will be shared to reach the place.

Min number of people required to book:- 1
Max number of people:- 28
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Khandala

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Made popular around the world all thanks to Bollywood, the city of Khandala is tucked amidst the Western Ghats. Located near Mumbai, Pune as well as Lonavala, this hilly city serves as a perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city limits. Situated at the top end of Bhor Ghat, Khandala is also amongst the famous hill stations in the country.

Khandala is also home to several picturesque peaks, age-old caves as well as pristine and crystal-clear lakes. It has many different viewpoints, which offer panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, in addition to a few peaks which resemble a pointed nose and a leaping tiger. The Buddhist Caves at Karla and Bhaja in Khandala are also very famous. They are the preludes and interludes to the Ajanta and Ellora caves and tend to attract a lot of tourists. Khandala is also home to the Bedse Caves, which date back to 60 B.C. and are amongst the oldest caves in the country.

Along with this, Khandala boasts of many other beautiful attractions, such as the Kune Waterfalls, which is the 14th highest waterfall in India. It is a three-tiered waterfall with an overall height of 200 metres. Other such places include the Lion’s Point, a cliff between Aamby Valley and the Bhushi Dam which gives scintillating views of the Tungarli Lake.

One of the best things about this city is that it caters to all kinds of tourists, from adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers or even those who simply wish to have a relaxing holiday. One of the most common activities one can enjoy in Khandala is hiking and tourists from all over India come here to partake in this activity. One can also arrange for picnics at the several vantage points or swim in the many waterfalls here.


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