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  • Explore the varied weekend getaways near Pune. Once the bastion of the Maratha Empire, Pune lies on the banks of Mutha River. Having acquired a reputation as an educational centre, it is populated by a young crowd who are on the lookout for suitable destinations to head to during a long weekend or for casual outings.

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    The state of Maharashtra itself has plenty of vacation options, with diverse topography and rich cultural background encompassing its every corner. Offering the perfect getaway, there are quite a few destinations are not too far from their hometown, especially Pune. 

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    Admire the historic fortresses at Rajmachi, Sinhagad and several other places in and around Pune. For all the adventurers go camping in the mystical beauty of Panchgani, Wai, and Satara. Also, lose yourself in the mesmeric vicinities of Khandala, Bhandardara and Malshej Ghat.

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    Weekend Getaways near Pune Within 100 Km:

    - Lonavala: 65.2 Km (Best for camping and trekking)
    - Kamshet: 48 Km (Best for trekking and adventure activities)
    - Pawna Lake: 45 Km (Best for camping)
    - Lohagad Fort: 74 Km (Best for exploration and trekking)

    Weekend Getaways around Pune Within 300 Km:

    - Kolad: 144.4 Km (Best for camping and adventure activities)
    - Panchgani: 102 Km (Best for camping)
    - Chiplun: 233 Km (Best for trekking and beautiful scenic view)
    - Mahabaleshwar: 120 Km (Best for trekking and sightseeing view)

    Weekend Getaways near Pune Within 500 km:

    - Silvassa: 303.8 Km (Best for sightseeing and stays)
    - Ratnagiri: 303 Km (Best for trekking, rafting, and camping)
    - Tarkarli: 282.7 Km (Best for water sports)
    - Goa: 444 Km (Best for adventure sports and nightlife )
  • Weekend Getaways Within 100 Kms

  • 01Pawna Lake

    Pawna Lake

    Pavana Lake is a notable artificial lake, enhancing the beauty and contributing to the tourism of Maharashtra. This place is a perfect getaway destination for those seeking a time out from their monotonous lives. Get away from the inevitable hustle bustle of your daily life and plan a one day trip near Pune. This place attracts tired city souls with its consummate natural beauty. Marvel at the popular expanse that lies before your eyes. 

    The serene charm of Pavana Lake offers the tranquillity and solace that your soul has been longing for. Indulge in various activities at this location and soak in the soothing treat this place has to offer. However, this is one of the popular places near Pune within 100 km, it is comparatively less crowded. Gaze at the pristine and untouched beauty of nature at such close proximity. Pavana Lake can be visited at any time of the year. Apparently, you will notice tourists flocking in the months of monsoon.

    Activities: Supposedly, there is a variety of activities you can participate in at Pavana Lake. The most common are overnight camping near the picturesque lake, lighting a fire near your tents, surrender to the emptiness of the location, witness the shades of water going from silver to orange to navy, gaze at the stars while feasting on your barbequed meal. You can even enjoy a swim in the waters of this quaint lake or plan a picnic with your family.

    Distance From Pune: Pavana Lake is at a distance of 45 km from the city of Pune. It is located near Pavana Nagar Village which has a good connectivity with Pune and Mumbai. However, you must explore the area around Pavana Lake by bike or car.

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  • 02Lonavala

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    Covered with an evergreen blanket of greeneries and embraced with the magnificence of the scenic peaks, Lonavala is one of the most sought-after weekend getaways from Pune. Situated around 96km from Mumbai, it is also an ideal escapade for the locals of the city including family, friends, couples and for a team outing.

    In addition to being a picture-perfect retreat, this hill stations near Pune is also equally popular for the production of different varieties of 'Chikki', a traditional sweet candy prepared with jaggery and ground-nuts.

    With bunches of waterfalls, lakes and slopes around, Lonavala is frequented by a wide range of individuals, particularly explorers and trekkers. Encompassed by thick timberlands, waterfalls, dam close by lakes, Lonavala is a must visit destination for you if you love to spend some time with nature. 

    Also, you can visit Khandala and Rajmachi while on your way to Lonavala. The tourist destination has many attractions to its name, Bhaja caves, Bushi dam, Karla caves, Rajmachi fort, Ryewood lake, among others.

    Activities in LonavalaHead out for camping in Pune under the cool night sky or just get ready to experience the fun while heading for a trek.

    Location: Distance from Pune is 66.7 km

    Best time to visit: During the month of October to March

    Type of Destination: Trekking, hiking, camping and adventure activities.

    Where to Stay: Best Resorts in Lonavala for most relaxing stay.
  • 03Kamshet

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    Very close to Pune is the picturesque locale of Kamshet, which is surrounded by small villages and also the paragliding hub. Not too far from Lonavala, this weekend getaways from Pune has several old cave temples and medieval hill fortresses. It gives an amazing sight of Pune to behold.

    Attractions: Vadivali Lake, a large water body at a height of 2200 ft above sea level is about 12km from Kamshet. Kondeshwar Temple and Vidveshwar temple, Karla, Bhaja and Bhedsa caves are other areas of tourist interest that you can visit on your trip to this town. 

    Activities: One can opt for trekking and be exploring the caves found in these places around Pune. Here, paragliding is organized by several adventure camps that are located in the vicinity.

    Location: In Pune district of Maharashtra

    Distance: 48km

    Best time to visit: October to February

    Type of destination: Trekking, pilgrimage and adventure activities.

  • 04Wai


    Situated graciously on the banks of the Krishna River, the city of Wai was also known as 'Virat Nagari' during the ancient times. Located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, this scenic city is one of the amazing places around Pune and is also one of the best weekend getaways from Pune. Also, one can even find out many more popular hill stations near Pune and visit there along with family and friends. 

    Head out for an amazing vacation along with your friends and get a chance to explore the incandescent beauty of the region. Wai is also known for its amazing greenery and beauty. There are ample of activities to do in Pune and make your trip a lifetime remembering the experience.

    Activities: If thrill and adventure are your quests, you must head towards Wai and indulge in some of the camping and adventure activities. In addition to exciting options like raft building, river crossing and trekking, you can also enjoy star gazing, ATV rides and kayaking while in Wai.

    Location: Distance from Pune is 85 km

    Best time to visit: During the month of October to March

    Type of Destination: Trekking, hiking, camping and adventure activities.

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  • 05Rajmachi

    This small village is another weekend getaway from Pune that is located within the Sahyadri ranges. It is a famous destination near Pune to visit and have an amazing and mind blasting outing. It has a fort in its vicinity which is quite popular among hikers who trek up to here on routes starting at Lonavala or Kondivade.

    Come rains and this region attains a lush greenery interspersed with waterfalls and small streams making it a not-to-be-missed holiday spot. There is various trek near Pune which is a popular destination for trekkers.

    Rajmachi Fort with two fortified structures called Shrivardhan Fort and Manaranjan Fort is the prime attraction here.

    Trekking and camping are conducted by adventure groups throughout the year.

    Midway between Khandala and Lonavala


    Best time to visit:
     September to March

    Type of destination:
     Trekking and historic.
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  • 06Forest Camping Experience Near Lonavala - Flat 50% Off

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      - Lonavala sits in the lap of the amazing Sahyadris, covered in green and shrouded in the mists of clouds. All year round, people from all corners of the country come to visit this wonder of greenery and random waterfalls. And in the forests of Lonavala is this amazing campsite.
      - Located just a couple of hours from major cities like Mumbai and Pune, the campsite is just 15 minutes from the Tiger's Point. Accessible only on foot, you will have to leave your vehicle at the basecamp. From here, the staff will take you on a trek through the dense forests to reach the amazing campsite. The road to this property is a scenic one itself and is rated as one the best roads to drive in India.
      - Spread in 40 acres, the campsite offers many activities like Football, Cricket, Badminton, Archery, Baseball, Disc Golf, Frisbee, Board Games, and 7 tiles, alongside the amazing time around a bonfire. You can also roast some popcorns on the large bonfire area at the campsite.
      - At night time, when the place gets quiet, one can actually hear the deer of the forest in the night. And adding its own mystical charm to the nights here is the prominent fog present at the campsite.
      - The camping area has various vistas to take in during the course of this amazing activity. Speaking of which, the tents on the property are large and spacious, making for a great experience in itself.
      - Enjoy a scrumptious dinner and a tasty breakfast during this 2 day and 1 night camping package in Lonavala.

    • 07Camping in Wai, Pune Flat 18% off

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      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.

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      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.
    • 08Kundalika Rafting Camp With Adventure Activities Flat 20% Off

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      The Kundalika rafting camp is the perfect choice for anyone looking to indulge in adventure in the green escapes of nature! Located at just a couple of hours drive from Mumbai, it is the preferred hotspot for all those eager to escape the mad rush of the city.

      The Kundalika rafting camp gives you a rare opportunity to engage yourself in a multitude of adventure activities in the engaging company of nature. As you take a quiet drive down to the campsite, you can check-in and indulge in the beauty of nature while munching on some yummy snacks and refreshing tea. Fortify yourself and embark on a vast range of activities like kayaking, jet skii and archery! Get your tired but excited selves back to the campsite and relish a delicious dinner before calling it a night. Next day indulge in rafting and other activities post breakfast.

      Available in 2 packages :

      • Camping with Rafting
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      Timings:Check-in: 3:00 PM (Day 01) ; Check-out: 3:00 PM (Day 02)

    • 09Maval


      If you are one of those people who seeking for the quieter places to visit near Pune, then the best choice for you is Maval. A gorgeous and rustic hamlet, it is located along the beautiful green and dark ranges of the Sahyadris. The village is also one of the most prosperous biodiversity regions in Maharashtra. 

      It is here that you can not only spot vegetation but also wildlife in all its glory. While the awe inspiring ranges of the Sahyadris add a good measure of beauty and diversity to its backdrop, the quiet and clutter free life of the villagers presents for a getaway in the arms of nature.

      You can also enjoy various adventure activities in Pune such as kayaking, river swimming and crossing. For the adventurists whose soul keeps asking for more, there are also more intensive adventures such as Tarzan swing, skywalk, net climbing, tunnel crawl, commando walk and several others.

      Must do the most famous activities in Pune, if want to enjoy every part of this beautiful city.

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    • 10Adlabs Imagica

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      The much-publicized theme park called Adlabs Imagica is the latest addition to the list of popular places for a one day trip near Pune. The park has a wide range of shows, water rides, thrill rides and much more.  

      Off Mumbai-Pune expressway

      Best time to Visit:
      Throughout the year

      Thrill rides like ‘scream machine’, ‘nitro’ and ‘gold rush express’ are sure to induce an adrenaline-rush. Family and kid-friendly rides include ‘Bump it boats’, ‘splash ahoy’, ‘the magic carousel’, ‘happy wheels’ and ‘Humpty's fall’, that will make a family outing to this place a worthwhile experience.

      Try the various rides available at the amusement park, meet and take pictures with the cartoon characters on the grounds, enjoy performances by magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers and clowns.

      Type of destination:
       Family and kid-friendly.

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      amusement parks in Pune to enjoy with your friends and family.
    • 11Khandala

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      Another hill station in close proximity to Pune, Khandala is also located in the Western Ghats and is the twin town of Lonavala. It is a favoured weekend and holiday destination with residents of both Pune and Mumbai since it is right on the expressway connecting both the cities.

      Attractions: Tiger’s Leap is a viewpoint overlooking the valley from a height; as is the Duke’s Nose, which is a cliff that appears to be the outline of a nose when looked at from a distance. Bhushi Dam and the lake that is formed by its backwaters are the hub of tourist activity during peak season.

      Activities: Exploring the nearby caves, hiking in the forests that stand in the deep valleys and appreciating the scenic beauty of the immediate terrain can be indulged in here. This picnic spot near Pune has several waterfalls that gush forth in full flow soon after the monsoons.

      Location: On Mumbai-Pune Expressway

      Distance: 69km

      Best time to visit: October to April

      Type of destination: Trekking, family, and kids friendly.

      Where to Stay: Best resort in Khandala in the arms of mesmerizing hills.

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    • 12Lohagad Fort

      Lohagad Fort

      One of the several impressive forts in Maharashtra, Lohagad means ‘iron fort’. Once the bastion of the famous Shivaji, it has another fort, Visapur, close by to which it is connected by a range. Being located on top a hill, the fort overlooks the Pavana River flowing down in the valley.

      Attractions: Bhaja and Karla Caves are very close to the fort and can be covered in a day trip to this location. The hill station of Lonavala is 20km away where one can pursue trekking as well as view several waterfalls. It is a famous destination for a one day trip near Pune.

      Activities:  Trekking to the fort and the caves in the vicinity is the prime activity one can go for when on a trip to Lohagad.

      Location: Northwest of Pune, near Lonavala

      Distance: 74km

      Best time to visit: June to August

      Type of destination: Historic and trekking.

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    • 13Andharban


      Literally meaning a dark dense forest, Andharban is one of the most splendid weekend getaways from Pune. It boasts of a beautiful trekking trail that offers a wonderful adventure to be explored with friends and family. It is a one-day trek that involves some scenic vistas of Kundalika Valley, Bhira Dam and a number of breathtaking waterfalls and cascades on your trip. 

      Best explored during the monsoons, Andharban Trek presents an awesome spectacle of natural beauty for a cherishing experience among places to visit near Pune.

      Location: Near Mulshi, Tamhini Ghat, Pune, Maharashtra

      Distance: It is about 70 km from Pune

      Type of Destination: Trekking, Natural Scenery, Adventure

      Best Time to Visit: The months of August to January are the preferable time to visit due to the beautiful rainy season.

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    • 14Bedse Caves

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      Bedse Caves are arranged in Maval taluka, Pune, Maharastra. These caves were built at the most recent in first century BC (around 60 BC). With little furnishing Bedse caves are very simple and smaller than the other caves temples here. While you visit the cave you will see two main caves both facing the east side. One can also see an incomplete cave cell which is very near to this cave.

      Spend some time along with your friends and family while you explore these enchanting caves. What could be a better way to make your Pune trip an adventurous one than a cave exploration?  For your weekend adventure, this place is definitely the best place to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Another interesting thing is that one can see the best view of the cave as the sunlight sets in the early morning.

      One can also see a small Stupa outside on the right side of the cave. On one gate arch one can see the writings Gift of Pushyanka, son of Ananda Sethi from Nashik

      Location: Bedse Caves are located in Maval taluka, Pune District, Maharashtra, India

      Distance: 54.8km

      Best time to visit:  All year round.
    • 15Lavasa

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      For those of you who are looking for some weekend getaway in Pune then this is the perfect best option for you. Lavasa is a secretly planned hill city situated close Pune in Maharashtra. This hill station draws a lot of travellers from around the globe.  Along with its picturesque beauty, the place is also well developed with hotels, resorts, educational institutes, malls, residential property, IT companies etc.

      Very lately this place is turning into a hangout spot for the youngsters and also the local people. Located in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra this whole city manages to charm one with its mesmerizing views. Lavasa is an hour drive from Mumbai and about 200 km away.  Another interesting thing is that it covers a lakefront that makes the entire place a scenic one.

      Activities: There are a lot of activities which are very popular in this region. Few of the adventure activities which are very popular here are Burma Bridge, Zipline, Rappelling and Archery. One can also head out for trekking, hiking and camping while you are here.

      Location: It is located at a distance of 57.5 km from Pune.

      Best time to visit: During the month of July – September and October - March

      Type of Destination: Trekking, hiking, camping and adventure activities.

      Places to visit in Lavasa are perfect to curate some magical moments with your family & friends.

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    • 16Sinhagad


      Literally meaning ‘lion’s fort’, Sinhagad is a popular go-to destination for Puneites during weekends and other holidays. During a visit here, one can find groups of youngsters hiking up the slopes of the mountain on which it is perched. This picnic spot near Pune is situated on the Bhuleshwar range of the Sahyadri Mountains and was constructed as a strategic battleground around two thousand years ago.

      Attractions: Sinhagad Fort, though in ruins now, is where local residents go to when they are in the mood for a group picnic. Its location at a high altitude allows one to view the surrounding terrain which is swathed in faint mist during the rainy season.

      Activities: Trekking to the top of the hill where the fort stands and then settling down for fun and games once there is what one can look forward to on a trip to Sinhagad.

      Location: Southwest of Pune

      Distance: 37km

      Best time to visit: July to February

      Type of destination: Trekking and historical.

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    • 17Junnar


      Regarded as one of the most spectacular weekend getaways near Pune, Junnar is a favourite destination for nature lovers and history lovers alike. Along with many Bollywood movies that were shot here, Junnar is popular for its excellent climate. 

      Some of the popular spots for visiting Junnar are Shivneri Fort-the birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj, the beautiful stone sculptures of caves at the Manmodi Hill, the Ganesh Lena and the Tulija Lena. Junnar is also famous for Lenyadri and Ozar temples that are 2 out of the 8 Ashtavinayak temples and spectacular Ghats like Darya Ghat,  Nane Ghat, Malshej Ghat.

      Location: Junnar is in Aurangabad.

      Distance: It is situated 100 km away from Pune.

      Type of Destination: Caverns and Caves, Nature and Parks

      Best Time to Visit: October to March are the best months to visit Junnar.

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    • Weekend Getaways Between 100 - 300 Kms

    • 18Kolad

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      Surely most of you have already heard about this exotic destination near Pune.  This is another great weekend gateway near Pune. Known for its exotic white water rafting, Kolad is a thriving tiny village in the Raigad district. This destination boasts of amazing beauty and scenic views amid the monsoon season.  Treat your eyes to the magnificent beauty of the whole region with the stunning lakes. Kolad is a famous river rafting place near Pune.

      A favourite destination for the nature lovers one can see a lot of tourist buzzing the city. Another interesting thing is that one can take some of the best pictures with its amazing backdrop. As for the adventure buff, the river Kundalika is a big attraction especially for people who interested in whitewater rafting.  One can also indulge in an array of activities here while on their vacation.

      Activities: There are a lot of activities which are famous among the people here. Some of them are river rafting, camping, trekking, hiking etc.

      Distance: Kolad is located at a distance of 144.4 km via Bangalore - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Expy and SH92

      Best time to visit: During the month of June to September and November to February.

      Type of Destination: Trekking, hiking, camping, white water river rafting and adventure activities.

    • 19Panchgani

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      This charming hill station, set in between five hills of the Sahyadris, has a pleasant climate throughout the year. It was this factor that drew the Britishers, who established this place as a retreat and it continues to entice visitors till date. The River Krishna flows nearby which forms a lake at the Dhom Dam built across it. 

      Attractions: Sydney and Parsi Points both overlook the Krishna and one can view the Dhom Dam from these sites as well. One can spot the Devil’s Kitchen caves from Table Land, which is the longest mountain plateau in Asia covering 95 acres and stands 4550 feet above sea level.

      Activities: You must visit one of the several strawberry farms that dot this region. One can even purchase products like jams and squashes at these farms. 10km from Panchgani are the Rajapuri caves consisting of a set of four caves and which are a fun day outing spot.

      Location: Satara district of Maharashtra, near Mahabaleshwar

      Distance: 101km

      Best time to visit: September to May

      Type of destination: Trekking, family and kids friendly.

    • 20Satara


      Standing at the place where the River Krishna meets its tributary Veena, Satara was once the capital of the Maratha Empire. This historical city has several remnants of the past which are heritage sites in the present times. These monuments are what draw most tourists to Satara even today.

      Attractions: Ajinkyatara and Sajjangarh Forts are Satara’s links to its ancient past. Natural formations like the Kaas Plateau and the lake are a nature lover’s delight. The plateau is covered with wildflowers following the rainy season. Thoseghar Waterfalls and Vajrai Waterfall can be part of your itinerary during a trip to Satara from Pune. Moreover, one can find out many more hill stations near Pune for their weekend breaks and homestays.

      Activities in SataraExplore the forts, admire and capture picturesque beauty with your cameras, go for picnics to the Kaas Plateau and near the waterfalls

      Location: Southwestern Maharashtra, near River Krishna

      Distance: 112km

      Best time to visit: July to February

      Type of destination: Historic, family, and kid-friendly.

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    • 21Chiplun

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      In the serene far from the city area of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, lies Chiplun, the city that offers you time among mango forests alongside the excellent lake, Vashishti. This town is most known for its white sand shorelines and wonderful mango and cashew forests by the Vashishti stream. 

      Chiplun was believed to have the first home of the Konkanasth or Chitpavan Brahmans.  As told in folklores after claiming Konkan district from the aggressive sea, people were provided with sixty lakes and sixty gardens by Parashuram. Chiplun was at first controlled by the Satavahanas, Shakas, Kshatrapas, Kalachuris and Rashtrakutas. Later it was attacked by the Kadambas and Traikutas taken after by the Delhi Sultanate, Marathas and Peshwas significantly.

      Chiplun, meaning 'The abode of Lord Parashurama' got its name as a result of the well-known temples here.  Chiplun additionally happens to be a modern town and a great many people resulting in these present circumstances side have a tendency to go to the River see resort, a well-known getaway on ends of the week. One can witness the sunsets from both the Vashishti river and Koyna Dam.

      Activities: Spend some time at the beach enjoying its scenic vies or head out for a fort exploration nearby. One can also visit the temples which are famous here.

      Distance: Distance from Pune is 233.3 km via NH48 and Umbraj - Chiplun Rd

      Best time to visit:  Best time to visit Chiplun is during the month of June - September

      Type of Destination: Adventure activities, family outing, pilgrimage etc.
    • 22Mahabaleshwar


      The hill station of Mahabaleshwar is a huge plateau that is enveloped by valleys on all sides. This picnic spot near Pune has evergreen forests and is also considered to be the place where the River Krishna originates in the ancient temple of Mahadev.

      Attractions in MahabaleshwarArthur’s Seat, Kate’s Point, Needle Hole Point, Wilson Point and the 3 Monkey Point are the various sites located at a high altitude and from where one can overlook the rock formations, valleys, and the immediate terrain of Mahabaleshwar. Pratapgarh Fort is a mere 22km from here and was built during the rule of Shivaji, lending a historic connect to this charming town. Also, one can even visit with your family and friends to visit various popular hill station near Pune

      Activities in MahabaleshwarBoating in Veena Lake and visiting viewpoints that allow stunning scenes of the surrounding landscape are things that one can do here.

      Location: Southwest of Pune, in Satara district

      Distance: 120km

      Best time to visit: October to June

      Type of destination: Historic, family, and kid-friendly.

      Where to stay: Best resorts to stay in Mahabaleshwar.

    • 23Murud Janjira

      Murud Janjira
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      Murud is known for it boundless sandy shorelines embellished with great strongholds and delineated by palms and coconut trees, making an immaculate occasion landscape. Murud, in the Raigad region with resorts and characteristic excellence coaxing you is the place to be for a casual, humble get-away, with shimmering brilliant shorelines. Murud has experience and most profound sense of being, imbued into its unblemished scenes.

      Aside from the world class shorelines, there is the Murud Janjira Fort, Kasa Fort , Gol Gumbaz and a couple of others. The close-by slopes of Murud-Janjira holds a glorious temple devoted to Lord Dattatreya. Murud-Janjira Fort is arranged on an oval-formed shake off the Arabian Sea drift close to the port town of Murud, 165 km (103 mi) south of Mumbai. Janjira is viewed as one of the most grounded marine forts in India.

      The fort is drawn closer by sailboats from Rajapuri breakwater. The principle gate of the stronghold confronts Rajapuri on the shore and can be seen just when one is around 40 feet (12 m) far from it. Presently in ruins, the fortress in its prime was an undeniable living fort with all the facilities like palaces, quarters for officers, mosque, two small 60-foot-deep (18 m) natural fresh water lakes, etcwater lakes, and so forth.

      Distance: Distance from Pune is 181.3 km via Bangalore - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Expy

      Best time to visit: During the month of October, November, December, January, February and March.

      Type of Destination: Family outing, adventure activities etc.
    • 24Diveagar

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      Diveagar (Dive Agar) is a town situated in Shrivardhan Taluka, Raigad locale. South of Mumbai is scarcely populated and really spotless, clean and quiet. The zone includes a shoreline, Pisces, a temple and occupied with coconut and betel nut tree cultivating. One can also see some resort businesses here like restaurants, cottage rentals and Hotels, and six villages. Lying in the Raigad District, Diveagar is alluded to as seashore reaching out up to 6 km and serves as a great weekend gateway near Pune.

      The tourist who visits here can also see the rare Suru trees on the coast which are considered a usual sight. One can see that at one end of the shore fisherman busy with their fishing nets while on the other side eye-catching sight of thousands of migratory seagulls in the sanctuary. Aside from that, a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is another prime fascination of the area.

      This place definitely serves as the best destination for the nature lovers who love to spend some time with nature.

      Activities: One can visit the beach and indulge in some beach activities like volleyball and swimming. While there are also other options for bird watching and temple visit. One can also head out for a trek through the village and get acquainted with the local people.

      Distance: Distance from Pune is 159.1 km via Tamhini Ghat Rd

      Best time to visit: During the month of October - February

      Type of Destination: Adventure activities, family outing, pilgrimage etc.
    • 25 Velas Beach

       Velas Beach

      Velas is another isolated beach located in the Mandangad taluka of Ratnagiri district. It is surrounded by mountains from three sides and shoreline from the fourth quadrant. This surreal beach would remain a mysterious location if the turtle festival had not achieved international recognition. 

      Every year, olive ridley turtles come out of the sea and lay eggs on the beach. The sight of little turtles coming out of the hatchlings and taking their first step into the Arabian Sea is magical. This mesmerizing festival is held every year from the month of February to March and is the ideal time to visit Velas Beach. Every Mumbaikar must visit Velas Beach at least once in a lifetime to experience the turtle festival.

      You can drive to Velas by taking NH 17, the Mumbai-Goa Highway or you can also take the state transport service that should be ideally booked a week prior to avoid end moment hustle.

      Distance From Mumbai: 213 km

    • 26Malshej Ghat

      Malshej Ghat

      This mountain pass in the Western Ghats is where one can find numerous species of birds which are quite at home in the varied flora of this region. Splendid views of the valleys are the highlight of these weekend getaways from Pune and the forests here are home to a diverse range of wildlife.

      Attractions: Harishchandragad is an ancient fort not very far from Malshej. There are temples and a cave in its vicinity too. Plenty of waterfalls of varied sizes flow in this area, especially full after the rains. Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of the Maratha ruler Shivaji, is around 30km from Malshej and can be included on your itinerary when you are touring this area.

      Activities: Undertake bird watching and wildlife viewing in the forests, trek up to and explore the forts and enjoy spectacular views of the valleys and waterfalls.

      Location: In the Western Ghat range, north of Pune

      Distance: 120km

      Best time to visit: Throughout the year

      Type of destination: Historic, family, and kid-friendly.

    • 27Alibag


      This coastal town of Maharashtra attracts a large number of tourists who wish to enjoy a holiday near Mumbai and Pune. One can reach Alibaug by taking a ferry from the Gateway of India in South Mumbai. With a fort built during Shivaji’s rule, this place has historic monuments as well as natural formations to enjoy.  The beaches in Alibag always mesmerizes every visitor with its scenic views. 

      Attractions: Kanakeshwar Devasthan temple and Vikram Vinayak temple are frequented by the religious tourists. Among its many beaches, some of the more popular ones are the Versoli Beach, Nagaon Beach, Akshi Beach and Kashid Beach. Kulaba Fort is situated in the sea, 1-2 km from the shore, to which one can walk when the tide is low.

      Activities: Indulge in lazing around on the beach, try seafood, take a dip in the sea waters, walk up to the Kulaba Fort when the sea water is low.

      Location: Coastal Maharashtra, west of Pune

      Distance: 142km

      Best time to visit: November to July

      Type of destination: Beach, historic, family and kid friendly.

    • 28Kashid

      This coastal town of Maharashtra attracts a large number of tourists who wish to enjoy a beach holiday near Mumbai and Pune. One can reach Alibaug by taking a ferry from the Gateway of India in South Mumbai.

      With a fort built during Shivaji’s rule, this place has historic monuments as well as natural formations to enjoy.  A relieving and quiet place in nature's lap, Kashid is somewhat captivating with its calm condition and pleasant area.

      This shoreline town is known additionally for its great mountains and whispering Casuarinas. A delightful place for those looking for a quiet domain, Kashid is has a quiet shore that extends to an immense degree and presents with an entranced appearance. Kashid's spotless water and clean shoreline makes it a standout amongst the loveliest spots in the close-by zones. A drive through the range in itself is an incredible ordeal.

      Chaul, which lies close to Kashid, has numerous Buddhist caves which attract a lot of tourists. One can also visit the churches and the temples nearby this place. The Korlai Fort is another lovely fascination here.

      Attractions: Kanakeshwar Devasthan temple and Vikram Vinayak temple are frequented by the religious tourists. Among its many beaches, some of the more popular ones are the Versoli Beach, Nagaon Beach, Akshi Beach and Kashid Beach. Kulaba Fort is situated in the sea, 1-2 km from the shore, to which one can walk when the tide is low.

      Activities: Indulge in lazing around on the beach, try seafood, take a dip in the sea waters, walk up to the Kulaba Fort when the sea water is low.

      Location: Coastal Maharashtra, west of Pune

      Distance: 142km

      Best time to visit: November to July

      Type of destination: Beach, historic, family and kid friendly.
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    • 29Dehene


      Located in the majestic foothills of Sahyadri mountain ranges, Dehene is a favourite destination offering a rejuvenating experience for all the tourists. The village boasts of its rustic charm that will give you a glimpse of the rural lifestyle in the most authentic manner. 

      Offering a refreshing getaway in the realm of nature with gurgling river streams, tribal culture and exciting nature trails, Dehene should be your first pick among weekend getaways from Pune if you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of city life over a surreal weekend escapade.

      Location: Dehene is a village situated around Pune.

      Distance: Dehene is located 165 km away from Pune.

      Type of Destination: Natural Scenery, Rural Tour, Picnic Spot

      Best Time to Visit: August to December is the best time to visit Dehene village.

    • 30Panvel


      The most crowded city of Navi Mumbai, Panvel, is often referred as the gateway of the Konkan coast. Get inspired by the verdant landscapes with panoramic views from the top of this town. Panvel serves as a base to travel to all other nearby destination including the Rajgarh fort and Khopoli. 

      This place is highly populated due to it's closeness to the major city of Mumbai. Panvel is a picturesque destination with amazing turquoise clear skies and is rich in variety of birds that migrates to this very land. Embark on this enthralling experience on your weekend, though it is not possible to explore this little place in just a matter of a day or two. However, you can visit the major attractions here on your one day trip near Pune.

      Activities- Panvel is home to two prominent Ganesh temples in Maharashtra, Ballaleshwar and Varadvinayak which attracts a number of pilgrims. You can visit the Karnala fort or the Karnala bird sanctuary which is a key attraction for bird enthusiasts. Karnala fort is a natural habitat of over 150 species of birds which includes red-vented bulbul, Indian grey hornbill, owl and beautiful migratory birds like the Magpie Robin, the Malabar whistling thrush and the Paradise flycatcher. Apart from these, explore the beauty of Gadeshwar Dam and the scenic environs of Panvel.

      Distance from Pune- Panvel, a city in Raigarh district of Maharashtra is situated at a distance of 116 km from Pune. This destination in Konkan district is a popular getaway option.

    • 31Matheran


      India’s smallest hill station, Matheran is frequented by residents of both Mumbai and Pune during long weekends and holidays. Since it stands at an elevated location, it has nearly 38 viewpoints from where one can get a panoramic sight of the region. Many tourists also enjoy watching the sun set and rise over the horizon from these sites.

      Attractions: Sunsets and sunrises along with stunning sights seen from the various viewpoints. Matheran also has two lakes, parks, and a few temples which are likely to interest visitors.

      Activities: Hiking and walking up to the viewpoints, ride on the Neral-Matheran Toy Train, paragliding and parasailing for adventure buffs.

      Location: In Raigad district, close to Mumbai

      Distance: 126km

      Best time to visit: Throughout the year

      Type of destination: Family and kid friendly and trekking.

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    • 32 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.

    • 33Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary

      Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
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      Nestled amidst the beautiful forest ranges of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is a rejuvenating weekend getaway from Pune to explore the charismatic wildlife and natural scenery. Hosting a world heritage site, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for the rarest of flora and fauna and boasts of some awe-inspiring waterfalls, dams, religious temples and magnificent lakes. If you are wishing to get away from your hectic city life, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary comes as a serene respite.

      Location: It is situated in Koyna Nagar, Koyna, Maharashtra.

      Distance: It is located 146 kilometres away from Pune.

      Type of Destination: Wildlife Sanctuary, Natural Scenery.

      Best Time to Visit: The months of monsoon rains from June to August are the ideal time for visiting.


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    • 34Bhandardara


      The destination to go for a rejuvenating holiday experience, Bhandardara is full of fresh, natural scenes and a bracing air. Being located quite close to the Pravara River, its terrain is lush and fertile with many water bodies cited here too.  

      Attractions: Ratangad Fort is an ancient one and has four main gates along with several wells in its premises. At its base is the Amriteshwar Temple dating back to the eighth century. Arthur Lake formed by the Bhandardara Dam built across River Pravara, Wilson Dam and Randha Falls are popular places to visit near Pune. 

      Activities: Fishing, picnic near the lake or waterfall and trek up to the Ratangad Fort can be indulged in here.

      Location: Ahmednagar district, north of Pune

      Distance: 162km

      Best time to visit: August to February

      Type of destination: Family and kid-friendly, trekking and historic.

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    • 35Kalsubai


      Kalsubai Peak is the highest in the Sahyadri Range and has a temple dedicated to a local deity standing on its summit. There are quite a few trekking routes to reach the top of this mountain, from where one gets a bird's eye view of the Bhandardara Lake and the adjacent terrain.

      Attractions: The Kalsubai Peak with the temple at its top is the prime attraction here.

      Activities: One can trek on the numerous routes to reach the peak of the mountain.

      Location: Ahmednagar district, north of Pune

      Distance: 169km

      Best time to visit: June to December

      Type of destination: Trekking

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    • 36Dapoli


      Located quite close to the coast, Dapoli has a pleasant weather through the year. It has several small villages close by which attract a large number of visitors to their untouched beaches and serene environment.

      Attractions: Suvarnadurg and Kanakadurg forts are places of interest for those who wish to explore historical monuments. Of the many pristine beaches here, the ones at Murud and Ladghar are worth visiting. There are many Ganesh temples around the town too. Panhalakaji caves, 29 in number, are sited near the Kotjai and Dhakti rivers and one can spot many birds as well as crocodiles nearby.

      Activities: Being a beachside location, this is one of the weekend getaways from Pune where one can indulge in water sports and go for boat rides too. Apart from this, one can visit the temples that dot this region.

      Location: Coastal Maharashtra, Ratnagiri district

      Distance: 184km

      Best time to visit: October to March

      Type of destination: Beach, historic, family and kid friendly.

    • 37Koynanagar

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      This small town, standing within the Western Ghats, is famous for the Koyna Dam which is built across the Koyna River. Due to its cool and misty climate during the monsoons, this area becomes one of the favoured picnic spots near Pune during that season.

      Attractions: The Nehru Gardens, the Botanical Gardens, and Kumbarli Ghat Viewpoint are the most popular destinations in Koynanagar. There is a wildlife sanctuary nearby as well which is home to plenty of wild creatures and avian population. 

      Activities: Boating in the Koyna Lake, wildlife and bird watching, camping and picnics can be enjoyed here.

      Location: Satara district, south of Pune

      Distance: 194km

      Best time to visit: Monsoons

      Type of destination: Picnic, family, and kid-friendly.

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    • 38 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.

    • 39Panhala Fort

      Panhala Fort

      Sited on a hill in the town of Panhala, the fort overlooks a pass in the Sahyadri mountain range. Standing at a height of 3177 feet, this fortification near the major city of Kolhapur is in pretty good condition and can be visited to view the various structures within it.

      Attractions: A hidden well called the Andhra Bavadi, granaries called Ambarkhana and Dharma Kothi, a viewing pavilion called Sajja Kothi and the gateways or Teen Darwaza are some of the structures one can see in the fort area. There are some temples and mausoleums standing within Panhala too.  

      Activities: Explore the fort and view the structures built inside it.

      Location: Sahyadri Mountain range, near Kolhapur

      Distance: 231km

      Best time to visit: October to March

      Type of destination: Historic

    • 40Igatpuri


      While you are planning to spend your weekend near Pune there is another place which is a must visit for you. Igatpuri is blessed with beautiful magnificence and is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.  It likewise has a portion of the most noteworthy pinnacles of the Sahyadri run. Igatpuri is additionally a noteworthy railroad station in Maharashtra interfacing encompassing significant urban areas. 

      Situated in the locale of Nashik in Maharashtra, Igatpuri is settled between the rich greenery of the Western Ghats. The lovely atmosphere, curious old fort, waterfalls and great mountains make Igatpuri a perfect place for a casual get-away. The magnificence of this place increments many folds amid rainstorm when its thick woods ends up noticeably greener and the waterfalls get resuscitated. Igatpuri pulls in nature significant others and trekkers. With many forts in the encompassing locale, it is a heaven for climbers and trekkers.

      Few of the activities which are very famous among the tourist and the local people here are trekking, hiking, climbing, camping and exploration of age old forts.

      Location: Distance from Pune is 241.9 km

      Best time to visit:  During the months of October, November, December, February and March.

      Type of Destination: Family gateaway, adventure activities, trekking, hiking, camping etc.

    • 41Mhaismal

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      Standing at an altitude of 1067 metres, Mhaismal is a pretty hill station 40km from Aurangabad. It attains a lush green hue during the monsoons and then it is visited by many tourists.

      Attractions: Goddess Girija temple, Balaji temple, and Ghrishneshwar temple are the religious structures located in the area. On the way to Mhaismal from Aurangabad, one can stopover at the Ellora Caves and Devgiri Fort. Ellora caves are excavations in the Charanandri Hills where Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temples and monasteries were built.

      Activities: Explore the Ellora Caves, visit the Devagiri Fort and the temples located here.

      Location: Aurangabad district, northeast of Pune

      Distance: 263km

      Best time to visit: Monsoons

    • Weekend Getaways Beyond 300 Kms

    • 42Silvassa


      A reminiscent of the Portuguese era in India, Silvassa or the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, is located around 300km from Pune. An ideal weekend destination from Pune, this former Portuguese colony is adorned with some of the stunning beaches, evergreen wildlife sanctuaries and a myriad list of adventure options. With the hills of the Western Ghats and encompassing lavish greenery, it is a perfect weekend getaways near Pune.

      Situated in the southern district of Gujarat and near Vapi, Silvassa is the capital of the union domain Dadra and Nagar Haveli and is popular for its greenery, colourful resorts, enterprises and tax - free liquor. Silvassa is a treat for adventure buffs with a few water parks based activities. 

      It is additionally a heaven for those searching for handmade products. Kilvani Road is the primary market in Silvassa where carefully assembled items like Warli works of art and paper sacks are sold.

      One can also lure your taste buds with a variety of local Gujarati cuisine along with international cuisines including Italian, Chinese etc.

      Activities: Spend some time indulging in some water park activities like swimming and outdoor activities like Cricket/Volleyball/Football, Badminton. One can also visit Bal udyan park, Madhuban dam which is nearby to this place.

      Distance: Distance from Pune is 303.8 km via Bangalore - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy and NH48

      Best time to visit: November to July

      Type of destination: Beach, historic, family and kid friendly.

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    • 43Ratnagiri

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      The port city of Ratnagiri which is one of the beautiful weekend getaways from Pune is bound by the Sahyadris on its East. Home of the famous Alphonso mangoes, this has several historical monuments to visit as well.

      Attractions: Ganapatipule Beach, Anjarle Beach and Guhagar Beach are situated in close proximity to the city. Bhagwati Fort, or Ratnadurga, is built on top a hill on the seashore and is surrounded by water on three sides. Thiba palace built for the exiled king of Burma has the tombs of the royal couple. There are quite a few temples and mausoleums in and around the place as well.

      Activities: View the sunset over the sea’s horizon from the Ratnadurga, climb up the lighthouse to get an extensive sight of the sea waters, visit the beaches.

      Location: Coastal Maharashtra, south of Mumbai

      Distance: 303km

      Best time to visit: November to January

      Type of destination: Family and kid-friendly, pilgrimage and historic.

    • 44Amboli

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      Another quaint hill station in the Sahyadri Range, Amboli is quite near Goa and the western coast. Most visitors head to this destination when they are looking for a quiet getaway from the city life and its hectic routines.

      An ancient Shiva temple called Hiranyakeshwar, stands at the entrance to the cave from where the Hiranyakeshi River emerges. There are plenty of waterfalls in this region which achieve magnificent proportions during the rainy season.

      Activities: Enjoy the scenic beauty of this small hill station.

      Location: Southern Maharashtra, close to Goa

      Distance: 348km

      Best time to visit: Throughout the year

      Type of destination: Family and kid friendly.

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    • 45Tarkarli

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      This coastal village is placed in the Malvan region and has gained prominence for its pristine beach and resorts. The Karli River flows nearby and meets the Arabian Sea at Devbaug Beach. Sindhudurg Fort, at the edge of the village, stands to face the sea here.

      Attractions: Sindhudurg Fort was built by the Maratha king Shivaji and even has a temple dedicated to him in its premises. Devbaug Beach, Bhogave Beach and Tondavali Beach are good for water sports. Bharadi Devi temple, Laxmi Narayana Temple and Kunkeshwar temple can be paid a visit during a trip to these weekend getaways from Pune.

      ActivitiesScuba diving, snorkelling, dolphin spotting, boating – a host of water-based activities can be experienced at this holiday destination.

      Location: Sindhudurg district, coastal Maharashtra

      Distance: 388km

      Best time to visit: October to March

      Type of destination: Beach, historic, family and kid friendly.

      Where to Stay: You can check out some of the best resorts near Pune.

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    • 46Ganpatipule

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      Known as the beach town on the Konkan coastline, Ganpatipule has many temples of Lord Ganesha as real attractions separated from the wonderful virgin shorelines. Ganpatipule is a small town in the Ratnagiri with a long extends of immaculate shorelines; Ganpatipule is an ideal untainted getaway in the slip of nature. Conversion of shoreline with waterway could be seen alongside a slope formed like Ganpati, the Hindu God of love.

      The town of Ganapatipule is popular for its 400-year-old Ganesha temple.  The idol is said to be a self-made stone monument of Lord Ganesha, supposedly found 1600 years back. Untouched by commercialism Ganapatipule makes for an incredible goal for peace lovers, nature lovers, beach lovers and pilgrim alike. Ganapatipule  is a place with around 100 houses, and has a standout amongst the most tremendous shorelines along the Konkan Coast.

      One can also find the temple of Swayambhu Ganesh is abundantly frequented by thousands consistently. The God is considered to be the Paschim Dwarpalak (Western Sentinel God of India)]and the individuals who visit Ganapatipule make it a point to offer their respects to this god. Notwithstanding its spotless shoreline and clear waters, Ganapatipule is rich in vegetation, including mangroves and coconut palms.

      Distance: Distance from Pune is 326.1 km

      Best time to visit: During the months of November - February

      Type of Destination: Beach, historic, family and kid friendly.
    • 47Dandeli

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      The scenic town of Dandeli lies in close proximity to the Kali River. Surrounded by wildlife sanctuaries, its deciduous forests are home to numerous species of birds and wild beings. Dandeli also has some native tribes staying in its forested land, who maintain a primitive lifestyle and can be visited to observe their customs at close quarters.

      Attractions: Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve and Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary are hot-spots for wildlife and bird watching. Kavala caves are ancient limestone caves which can be reached by climbing down a few hundred steps.

      ActivitiesWhitewater rafting, kayaking, coracle rides, wildlife and bird watching, camping and trekking can be enjoyed here.

      Location: In Western Ghats, North Karnataka

      Distance: 422km

      Best time to visit: October to May

      Type of destination: Family and kid-friendly, historic and pilgrimage.

      Where to Stay: Most amazing resorts in Dandeli hidden in the woods.

    • 48 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.

    Adventure in Pune

    Trekking in Pune

    Nature and wildlife in Pune

    Camping in Pune

    Paragliding in Pune




    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


    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.


    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


    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


    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.


    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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