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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
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.
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
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
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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What You Should Know More About Stays in Maharashtra
Often the hustle and bustle of the city life get on our nerves and we need a desperate break. Maharashtra offers many destinations where you may find solitude from the hustle and bustle of the city. Mumbai is one of the famous destinations that people look for but it is nestled with crowd and rush, thus there are many other resorts in the heart of the city and in the vicinity where you find peaceful stay for your perfect vacation. Be it a short vacation of a long weekend Thank God there are resorts for every mood to relax and rejuvenate. Few are given below:
Maharashtra is blessed with many hill stations around the vicinity of every city. Amidst the Western Ghats and gushing waterfalls, you will find some of the best hill stations and jungle safaris in and around Maharashtra. So what are you waiting for just get on the vacation mode and be in the forest listening to the chirping of the birds, the sounds of water streams flowing and enjoy the fascinating smells of the backwoods as you stroll along the trails? Have a look to some of the best jungle resorts that you can choose for your next vacation
Most of us start thinking about the weekend or a holiday when you are tired of working and the mundane lifestyle, but the nest thought comes is where to go and when to go. If you need a lap of nature then camping sites are the best option. There are many camps stays in Maharashtra and nearby places where you can just take a break and relax amidst lush green landscapes. Let us explore these options here:
If travel is on your mind and if you and looking for a budget travel and how like feeling then homestays are a perfect choice. In Maharashtra, you will find good homestays that offer pleasant stay, good food and nature around. When you travel, you feel like you not away from your home.
When romance is in the air, and travel is in mind, you need to switch to a destination where you can spend time with your loved ones. So take an off from work and visit some of the popular destinations in Maharashtra where you can spend romantic days and nights together.
When it is all about family you need the best, here is the list of few best family resorts in Maharashtra to relive togetherness and have fun with family.
Experience luxury at its best. When on travel at times we need to live life king size, check these luxurious resorts in Maharashtra to lure you for the grand endeavour of plush lifestyle.
The first thing that comes to our mind when you hear the name ‘Maharashtra’ is ‘Bollywood’! But, do you this Indian State has a lot to offer to its travellers? Yes, the nearby destinations and the beachfront of this state is amazing. Let's see some of the irresistible beach resorts from north to south of this state:
Treehouses are a haven of peace and tranquillity, they are set in the real location where you can praise nature and its serenity at its best. Another special feature is the cosy rooms and soothing breeze all around.
For all the wine lovers out there - Maharashtra has vineyards that may lure to pay a visit and to experience a whole lot of opportunities to get acquainted with the different phases of winemaking etc. Thus we have shortlisted few vineyard stay for you;
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