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  • Pune is an academic hub, a historical locale, and a spiritual centre and there are myriad of places to visit near Pune in Monsoon. Pune has ample opportunity for trekking, camping, and other vacation options especially during monsoons when the entire western ghats are enveloped in green, flaunting the innumerable waterfalls and rivers. Pune is a buzzing town that arouses excitement, fun, and thrill, all at once.

    Uncountable waterfalls sprout in the valley during monsoon, long stretches of beaches are just a few hours drive away such as Kashid, Dev Nagar, Alibaug etc and Pune is not only blessed with natural beauty but the place recites significant historical periods which mark a great importance in the history of the state of Maharashtra, especially of Peshwas and Marathas. 

    The outskirts of the city are dotted with forts such as Rajmachi, Sinhagarh, Sindhudurg, Harish Chandra Garh Fort, Ajoba Hill fort, Murud Janjira and Shivneri Fort etc. Pune is Maharashtra’s cultural capital and second largest city. The diverse student crowd migrating from different parts of the country in Pune also christened it as the "Oxford of the East." 

    The rich historical marvels such as Shaniwar Wada, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Aga Khan Palace, Pataleshwar etc are some of the city attractions which can be toured during the visit. The city has a very positive aura and the presence of a decent percentage of the young crowd makes it a fun and frolic location in India to visit.

    Here are some of the best places to visit near Pune in monsoon:

  • 01Lonavala

    One of the frequently visited places near Mumbai is Lonavala and is definitely not an unknown spot. It is the go-to destination for people dwelling in Mumbai and Pune and every weekend this hill station is jam-packed with the crowd coming for a short trip. 

    During monsoons the Sahyadri ranges turn into a verdant expanse of beauty dotted with umpteen waterfalls, chiselling rivulets and small streams, and rich flora and fauna.Monsoon and winters are the most recommended seasons however the weather is pleasant even during summers.

    How to reach from Pune: Take the Mumbai- Pune expressway to reach Lonavala. Cab or car is the best way to enjoy the place. One can also board trains and buses which are very regular from Pune to Lonavala.

    Distance from Pune: Approximately 65 KM.

  • 02Kolad

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    Kolad is a picturesque getaway in the Raigad district of Maharashtra and is blessed with Kundalika river. The river swells during the monsoon and is also one of the fastest flowing river in the region which makes a great opportunity for people from around Maharashtra to visit Kolad for white water rafting.

    Activities such as rock climbing, paragliding,  rappelling, trekking, and kayaking have also a good scope on the edgy topography of Kolad as it has myriads of forts, dams, waterfalls and rocky elevations amid its meadows and marshlands. It is one of the perfect adventurous places to visit near Pune in Monsoon.

    How to reach from Pune: Drive on the Mumbai-Bengaluru or Mumbai- Pune highway via Tamhini ghat to reach Kolad. There is no direct Train to Kolad from Pune, however, one can reach Lonavala and then hire a cab.

    Distance from Pune: Approximately 114 KM.

  • 03Panchgani

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    This picturesque hill station is situated at a height of 1,334 meters and it derives its name from a series of five hills in the Sahyadri region. Panchgani is popular hideaway from Pune and Mumbai and is often coupled with a trip to Mahabaleshwar due to the proximity between the two destinations.

    The buildings and markets are evidential to the strong British influence and the place is a delight to nature photographers, trekkers and peace seekers. Points such as Sydney point, Parsi point, Kate Point etc are some of the famous spots to capture a magical sunrise or a fiery sunset while gazing on the layers of the hills and greenery around.  

    Asia’s second largest hill plateau- Table hill is also located in Panchgani and is the perfect point to witness the five hills which make Panchgani.

    How to reach from Pune: Take Pune-Satara highway or NH48 if you are driving, otherwise private or state Bus is also an ideal and cheap option to reach Panchgani.

    Distance from Pune: Approximately 110 KM.

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  • 04Igatpuri

    The unspoiled environs and the alluring greenery of Igatpuri is a popular tale among the people of Maharashtra. Igatpuri is a quaint town in the Nashik district of Maharashtra and is another jewel in the state to visit during the monsoon for witnessing some surreal landscapes. 

    The famous Kalsubai trail which is one of the highest peaks in the region is loved by the seasoned and amateur trekkers, other famous landmarks are Ratnagarh fort, Arthur Lake, Bhandardara Dam, Vaitarna river etc. Igatpuri is one of the famous and blissful places to visit near Pune in Monsoon.

    How to reach from Pune: Take the Bangalore-Mumbai or Mumbai Pune highway to drive to Igatpuri. The best way to reach Igatpuri is by taking a direct train which hardly takes 4 to 5 hours.

    Distance from Pune: Approximately 245 KM.

  • 05Khandala

    Khandala

    The famous twin islands of Khandala and Lonavala have been a weekend getaway for the people of Mumbai and Pune since inception. People from cities often take this hilly escape because of its gorgeous setting amid the Sahyadri ranges.

    It is one of the easiest places to visit near Pune in Monsoon that is equally bewitching without taking long hours to reach. Khandala is a little less crowded than Lonavala and that makes it one of the ideal places to spend a holiday in solitude.

    How to reach from Pune: Reach via Mumbai- Pune expressway or old Mumbai-Pune highway which NH48. Board a train till Lonavala and then cab or taxi till Khandala. Cab and Car drive is recommended.

    Distance from Pune: Approximately 72 KM.

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  • 06Malshej Ghat

    In the Thane-Pune district of Maharashtra, there is a mountain pass in the western ghats which is gorgeous and beguiling. The undulated trekking trails and the innumerable forts in this region make it a popular destination among trekkers, birdwatchers, photographers, rock climbers etc. 

    Famous points such as Darkoba Peak, Ajoba Hill Fort, Naneghat etc witness flocks of trekkers and nature enthusiasts every monsoon and winter. The rich flora and fauna which take abode in this ghat are delights to the photographers, some of the commonly seen birds are Quail, Alpine Swift, Purple Moorhen Whistling Thrush, Crusted Cuckoo and migratory birds like pink Flamingo etc.

    How to reach from Pune: Take NH61, Nashik road passing via Rajgurunagar and Narayangaon leading to Alle Fata and turn up and left. The best option to enjoy the Ghat is by a car drive. 

    Distance from Pune: Around 130 KM

  • 07Mulshi

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    Mulshi is another beautiful lake settlement in Maharashtra near Pune that hooks and pulls a major chunk of the crowd from Pune especially during weekends. Mulshi is just an hour away from Pune making it one of the places to visit near Pune in Monsoon that is also a quick getaway. 

    Koraigadh and Dhangad fort are two very famous among the trekkers and hikers near Mulshi, trekking to both can reward you with a bird’s eye view of the town and the valley. Mulshi is also an eco-tourism centre and the renowned IT park of Pune district is located in Mulshi Taluka which enables a well-planned and developed sight of the village.

    How to reach from Pune: Take the Mulshi-Paudi route and drive for an hour or so to reach Mulshi. You can also take a state bus from Pune.

    Distance from Pune: Around 44 KM.

  • 08Sinhagad

    Perched atop one of the cliffs of the Bhuleshwar ranges in Maharashtra, Sinhagad is said to be over 2000 years old fort situated near Kaundinyeshwar temple, both these landmarks with caves and carvings unveil their immemorial period of time. The fort has witnessed many battles in the bygone era, one of which is the notable battle of Sinhagad in 1670.

    You will often spot trekkers and tourists posing against the two famous gates of the fort- Kalyan Darwaza and Pune Darwaza; the fort is huge and was built for protection purpose and hence the slopes and the stairs of the building are steep. 

    The walls are strong and rigid and are shrouded in many battle stories from the past. It has now become a great weekend spot for trekkers, starting a uniform climb from Sinhgad village, one walks around a distance of 3 KM and then gains about 1950 feet in elevation when reaches the ruins of the fort. 

    One gets to see a brewery, a temple of the goddess and military stables along with a statue of Hanuman, the tomb of Rajaram Chhatrapati and a memorial of Tanaji Malusare en route.

    How to reach from Pune: A bike ride or a car drive via Sinhagad ghat road up to the fort is feasible. One can also trek or take a bus ride from Pune to Aatekar Vasti, which is the base village at the fort.

    Distance from Pune: Approximately 30 KM.

  • 09Kamshet

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    The long stretches of sunflower and paddy fields, muddy huts, slow life and fresh air; Kamshet is a nature lover’s home and a paragliders sports court. 

    Kamshet strikes the mind majorly for a paragliding experience but one must know that it is close to many other hill stations like Lonavala and Khandala, and can be visited in a combination trip with various attractions such Pawna lake or dam, Bhedsa caves, Bhairi caves, Khondeshwar temple, Shinde Wadi hills etc.

    Flaunting its verdant green fields, serene lakes and undulating slopes of western ghats at an elevation of 2200 ft above the sea level, Kamshet is like a gift hamper of surrealism to Maharashtra.

    How to reach from Pune: Take an hour drive on NH48 and keep driving on the Pimpri-Chinchwad route to reach Kamshet.

    Distance from Pune: Approximately 47 KM.

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  • 10Tapola

    This satellite village is sprawled around a vast lake and is a picture-perfect hamlet on the outskirts of Mahabaleshwar which is fondly called as “mini Kashmir.” 

    Tapola is not only a natural oasis but it offers eco-tourism which gives you an opportunity to witness and get involved in the daily lifestyle of this village, from early morning milking schedule to early afternoon walk through the strawberry fields followed with lazy evenings of sunset watching by the banks of the lake.

    It is also a hub to indulge in activities like boating, kayaking, paragliding, high kite flying and swimming in the lake. Vasota and Jaigad are two very significant forts to fuel up a trekking expedition in Tapola and the rich flora and fauna especially during monsoon is a sight to the sore eyes.

    How to reach from Pune: Ratnagiri is the nearest railway station to Tapola, so the best option is to either take a bus or cab and drive via Tapola road and NH48.

    Distance from Pune: Around 147 KM.


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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 which is believed to have been built about 2000 years ago. It is getting more beautiful as it is ageing and rain adds more to its beauty. Being at its best, a hot cup of coffee with your loved one amidst the mist surrounding this magnificent heritage in rain would be perfect.

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

  • 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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Shinde Chhatri

Dedicated to the Maratha leader Mahadji Shinde, this place is a popular tourist attraction in Pune. Being an important reminder of the Maratha rule in India’s history, this place is hailed as a significant landmark. There is a memorial devoted to the great ruler Shinde and the place also houses a temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and built by Shinde himself.

It boasts of an interesting architecture replete with intricate carvings and beautifully aligns Rajasthani design with Anglo style. The splendid designs have withstood the passage of time and still considered to be one of the gorgeous pieces of architecture in Pune. The place was constructed following the Vaastu Hara rules and represent a fine amalgamation of two beautiful cultures. Shinde Chhatri is now maintained by Shinde Devasthan Trust, Gwalior and attracts many lovers of art and history in Pune.


  • Location: Shinde Chhatri is located in Wanawadi in Pune

  • Best Time to visit: The months from July to February are the most preferred time to visit here

  • Entry fee: The entry fees at Shinde Chhatri is INR 5/ USD 0.07

  • Timings: The timings to visit here from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm


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Saras Baug

One of the most scenic attractions in Pune, Saras Baug is a great place to plan a visit with your friends and family. This place is popular its beautiful 25-acre park and the famous Talyatla Ganpati temple. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this temple attracts a number of devotees who come here to pay their respects and seek God’s blessings. It is one of the ideal Pune tourist places if you are visiting with children or looking for a relaxed spot for picnicking in the city.

Saras Baug offers a refreshing experience as you are surrounded by a lush green landscape and indulge in various rides like giant wheels to bring out the kid in you. Another attraction of this place is the presence of a wide array of eateries which are just a delight for foodies in Pune. One can look forward to enjoying some lip-smacking dishes outside Saras Baug like pav bhaji, bhelpuri, panipuri etc.


  • Location: Saras Baug is located within a radius of one kilometre from Swargate bus station and 3.6 km from Pune Railway Station.

  • Best Time to visit: Anytime throughout the year is great for visiting Saras Baug in Pune.

  • Entry fee: There are no entry charges to enter Saras Baug in Pune.

  • Timings: The garden remains open for tourists from 9 am to 6 pm every day.


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Vishrambaug Wada

A resonating reminder of Pune’s rich cultural heritage, Vishrambaug Wada was built in 1807 as a mansion for Peshwa Bajirao of Pune. It boasts of its majestic design and architecture with cypress-shaped columns, decorated ceilings and imposing verandahs. The place can be visited during a heritage walk in Pune that is organised every Sunday and offers an entertaining musical performance to the public.

The place is replete with its historical charm and leaves a lasting impression on everyone’s mind. It is one of the most interesting Pune tourist places that will take you back to the times of Peshwa rule in the erstwhile Maratha kingdom. The place has been undergoing constant renovations and houses a post office and some other offices of Pune Municipal Corporation.


  • Location: RB Kumthekar Rd, Perugate, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: Anytime throughout the year is great for planning a trip to Vishrambaug Wada

  • Entry fee: The entry fee at Vishrambaug Wada is INR 5/ USD 0.07 Per Person

  • Timings: Vishrambaug Wada can be visited by the tourists from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Krushnai Water Park

If you’re looking for a nice hangout place to enjoy some memorable time with your friends and family then Krushnai Water Park is a wonderful place to go in Pune. Spread over an area of more than 10 acres, it has emerged to be one of the most popular Pune tourist places if you are fond of recreational activities.

When visiting Krushnai Water Park, tourists can supplement their visit by seeing other notable attractions like National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla Dam, Sinhgad Fort and Panshet Dams. It offers a perfect weekend retreat where people can enjoy a cottage stay too. Moreover, there are various activities to keep you engaged throughout the day and bring out the inner child in you. Some popular activities held here are water sports, adventurous bull ride, net cricket, video games, kid's favourite tom & jerry, rain dance, artificial bridges, wave pool, cyclone, lazy river, octopus etc. 


  • Location: Krushnai Water Park, Gat No. 186, Donje Gaon, Sinhagad Base, Pune, Maharashtra  

  • Best Time to visit: Krushnai Water Park can be visited anytime throughout the year

  • Entry fee: Tourists need to spend INR 500/ USD 7.7 to gain entry here on weekdays and INR 600/ USD 9.23 during the weekends

  • Timings:  The timings at Krushnai Water Park is from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


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Aga Khan Palace

Aga Khan Palace in Pune is a wonderful landmark of India’s history and has many great events and personalities associated with it. It was constructed in the year 1892 by Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan III. It was in Aga Khan Palace where Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi imprisoned and now it is famous as the Gandhi National Memorial Society.

It is one of the prominent attractions in Pune and people here can enjoy a fascinating visit seeing the personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi in the room where he stayed. One can also see the collection of pictures of many other freedom fighters associated with Indian Freedom Movement against the British at the museum here. It is now hailed as a monument of national importance and also boasts of interesting architecture.


  • Location: Gandhi National Memorial Society, Aga Khan Palace Road, Pune, Maharashtra 

  • Best Time to visit: Tourists should plan a trip here during the months from October to March

  • Entry fee: The entrance fee for Indians is INR 5/ 0.07 USD and for the foreigners, it is INR 100/ USD 1.54

  • Timings: The visiting time at Aga Khan Palace is from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm


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Pataleshwar Cave Temple

One of the fascinating sightseeing places in Pune, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is an important temple in Pune dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar who is the God of the Underworld. Dating back to the 8th century, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is renowned for being carved out of a single rock and been announced by the government as a protected monument in Pune. Along with its architectural brilliance, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is also known for its unique sound of bells.

Pataleshwar Cave Temple offers an interesting glimpse of rock-cut architecture in India and dedicated to Lord Shiva and Nandi. At the main shrine of the temple, pilgrims pay their respect to the imposing Shiva lingam which is built there. One of the astounding features of Pataleshvar Cave Temple is that its construction was never completed and thus one can witness that there is no specific entrance to the temple. Pataleshwar Cave Temple is a great visit both for spiritual reasons and appreciating the art and culture the region.


  • Location: Jangali Maharaj Road, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from the month of June to February

  • Entry fee: You are not needed to pay any entrance fees at Pataleshwar Cave Temple

  • Timings: The timings at this temple are from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

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Osho Ashram

Savour a slice and peace and rejuvenation when you visit the Osho Ashram in Pune. If you are seeking a place to get away from the worries of life and discover your inner peace, Osho Ashram is a perfect place for you to visit in Pune. Osho Ashram was founded by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a popular spiritual leader, and a famous public speaker. The place has been renowned as a meditative retreat where people can appreciate the serene atmosphere and enjoy a peaceful stay with luxury resort facilities. The place boasts of many facilities like a swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts and a spa. People here can indulge in various meditation activities and therapies and look forward to an exciting visit as there are a number of activities to keep you engaged all the time. Osho Ashram in Pune offers an awesome retreat to channel your inner energies and make a meaning of your life.


  • Location: 17, Koregaon Park Road, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 

  • Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year

  • Entry fee: The entry fees at Osho Ashram is INR 870/ USD per person for a day

  • Timings: Osho Ashram is best visited between 6:00 am to 10:30 pm

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Khadakwasla Dam

Known as one of the most renowned places for group outings in Pune, Khadakwasla Dam offers a relaxing getaway. It draws in a number of tourists who wish to indulge in some adventurous activities or just relax and unwind in the company of nature. The place boasts of great vibes and always packed with crowds. It is built across the Mutha river and one of the integral sources of water supplied to the city of Pune. Some of the other famous attractions near Khadakwasla Dam are Kudje Village, Peacock Bay and Neelkanteshwar Hill. 

People here come with their loved ones to enjoy the natural scenery and indulge in some gastronomy with the help of food chowpaty serving lip-smacking bhelpuri and bhutta here. The monsoons offer the best experience at Khadakwasla Dam as it makes the landscape look mesmerising.  The place boasts of many interesting activities and keeps the tourists abuzz with its exuberant ambience.

  • Location: Khadakwasla Dam, near Khadakwasla Village, off Sinhagad Road, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: Monsoon season is the best time to visit the dam.

  • Entry fee: No entry fees are required to visit here

  • Timings: The timings for tourists at Khadakwasla Dam is from 6 am to 6 pm


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Adlabs Imagica

Embark on a day filled with adventure and excitement by visiting Adlabs Imagica in Pune. This is a 130-acre theme park that will help you relax and refresh unlike any other place in Pune. Adlabs Imagica offers wonderful fun and enjoyment for people of all ages and makes for a recreational getaway from Pune. It is divided into three parks which are a theme park, water park and snow park.

One of most thrilling places in Pune, Adlabs Imagica boasts of fantastic rides, pool, gym and many restaurants to keep your day filled with various activities. Due to its so many premium offerings in recreational adventure, it has been hailed as one of the most preferred retreats for families near Pune and Mumbai


  • Location: 30/31, Sangdewadi, Near Khopoli, Pali-Khopoli Road (State Highway 92), Off Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Taluka Khalapur, District Raigad, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The months of monsoon and winter season are considered the best time to visit Adlabs Imagica

  • Entry Fee: The cost of a regular ticket at Adlabs Imagica is INR 1500/ USD 23 per adult during the weekdays and INR 1900/ USD 30 during the weekends and holidays.

  • Timings: It is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

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Mahatma Phule Museum

Founded in the year 1890, Mahatma Phule Museum is one of the must-visit Pune tourist attractions for history buffs. Earlier established as Lord Ray Museum, the museum was renamed as Mahatma Phule Museum in the year 1968. The museum makes for an interesting trip as one can see various collections of industrial products, agricultural items and handicraft pieces in this museum.

Although the place has been about 118 years old now, it presents the old-world charm in the most amazing way to the tourists. If you wish to know more about the unique culture and rich heritage of India, Mahatma Phule Museum is a very educational experience for the tourists. Other notable and interesting collections which one can see here include brassware, stone carvings, marble statues, oil painting, textiles, body samples of animals from seals to elephants and so on.


  • Location: 1204/10, Ghole Road, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The museum can be visited by the tourists throughout the year.

  • Entry fee: There is no entry fee to visit the museum

  • Timings: The timings are from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. The museum remains closed on Wednesdays.

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Birla Ganpati Temple

Boasting of one of the biggest idols of Lord Ganesha in the city of Pune, Birla Ganpati Temple is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Pune. For all those who seek a spiritual retreat away from the hustle and bustle, Birla Ganpati should be on your wish list. Encompassed by natural beauty and greenery, this temple attracts a number of devotees who come here to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

One of the most striking features of this temple is that is not very much commercialized and offers tourists the peace of mind they are looking for. The imposing statue is one of the most beautiful idols of Lord Ganesha you’ll see in the region and tourists can be enthralled to see the glorious view from the top. The views can be best enjoyed when you go to the temple by climbing the steps and witness the spellbinding landscape filled with a blanket of greenery and gorgeous flowers.


  • Location: Birla Mandir, Revdanda-Murud Rd, Salav, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: Tourists can visit Birla Ganpati Temple anytime throughout the year

  • Entry fee: There are no entry fees for entering this temple in Pune

  • Timings: The timings for visiting Birla Ganpati Temple is from 5 am to 10:30 pm every day

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