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Lakeside Camping Experience near Jhadhavwadi Lake @ 850 Only

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Fireflies Trek in Rajmachi Village

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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.

    Steal the best deals on Day Outs Near Pune and get upto 40% Off.

    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. 

    Limited Period Offer: Sahyadri Camping Near Pune at Flat 15% Off 

    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.
  • Weekend Getaways Within 100 Kms

  • 01Pawna Lake

    Pawna Lake

    This huge lake near Lonavala is a must visit with family and friends due to its splendid beauty in myriad shades of green. The drive to this destination itself is quite an experience with stopovers at roadside eateries for a short lunch break or re-filling stocks of snacks. Photo enthusiasts throng to this beast due to the unbeatable Sunrise and sunset from the banks of the lake enveloped in greenery.

    Tourists frequent this place during the monsoon to witness the lake in its stunning glory with greens of almost every hue wrapped in mist. Numerous young tourists are found camping in and around Pawna lake for a stay close to nature and star gazing at night.

    Activities: Photography, nature walk, camping and stargazing.

    Distance from Pune: Pawna Lake is around 64km from Pune which would take around 1hr45 mins via the NH48.

    Location: Near Lonavala, Pune, Maharashtra.

    Best time to visit: November to February and June to September.

    Type of destination: Nature and park, water bodies, romantic and camping.

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    Pawna Lake Camping | Book @ ₹ 899 Only!

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  • 02Lonavala

    Lonavala

    One of the most frequented places to visit near Pune which has attracted many tourists for decades due to its verdant greenery and scenic beauty as a hill station near Pune. Set among the slopes of the Sahyadri range, it has several caves and Buddhist shrines of historical relevance making it a destination of choice amongst a variety of tourist. The Bhushi Dam releasing white frothy cascading water further adorns the beauty of this hill station during the monsoon season.

    Lonavla is dotted with numerous interesting places like the Karla caves, Tungarli Lake, Rajmachi wildlife sanctuary, Tiger’s leap, Ekvira Devi temple and Tikona fort which are famous tourist spots visited by domestic as well as international tourists.

    Activities: Photography, nature walk, heritage walk,

    Distance from Pune: 64km by road.

    Location: West of Pune, Maharashtra.

    Best time to visit: Between October to May and during the monsoon months between June to September.

    Type of destination: Historic, nature, Family and Temples.

  • 03Kamshet

    Kamshet
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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

    Wai

    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.

    Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai - Flat 25% Off

    Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai - Flat 25% Off

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  • 05Rajmachi

    Rajmachi
    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.

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

    Location: 
    Midway between Khandala and Lonavala

    Distance:
     78km

    Best time to visit:
     September to March

    Type of destination:
     Trekking and historic.
    Trekking Expedition to Rajmachi Fort from Pune

    Trekking Expedition to Rajmachi Fort from Pune

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  • 06Forest Camping Experience Near Lonavala - Flat 50% Off

    Forest Camping Experience Near Lonavala - Flat 50% Off
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    About the Activity:


    - 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.

    Check-In Time- 4:00 PM
    Check-out Time-  11:00AM
  • 07Camping in Wai, Pune Flat 18% off

    Camping in Wai, Pune Flat 18% off
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    About the Camp:
    The campsite offers a lake side view and mountain view at the same time and can be reached easy as is located approximately 25 km away from the Pune-Mahabaleshwar Highway.

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

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

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

    Min number of people required to book:- 1
    Max number of people:- 28
  • 08Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities @ 2130 Only

    Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities @ 2130 Only
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    About the Activity:

    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 :

    • Stay with Rafting
    • Stay with Rafting and Activities

    Timings:Check-in: 3:00 PM (Day 01) ; Check-out: 3:00 PM (Day 02) 

    Min number of people required to book:- 1



  • 09Maval

    Maval

    This is a perfect  weekend getaway from Pune whisking away your partner or your friends on an unplanned weekend. This is a complete hilly area on the Sahyadri range decked with popular tourist places like Lonavala and Khandala. Maval attracts tourism even during the rains when the entire Sahyadri range is covered with a sheet of velvety green foliage and trees like Oak, Sal, Mango, and Teak forests.


    The Taluka is dotted with temples and mosques along with other places of interest like the ancient Koregad fort, Wax museum and Darshan museum. Maval has a rich cultural heritage which is exhibited in its jewellery, antique pieces and pottery.

    Activities: Kayaking, Camping, river crossing, Tarzan swing, photography, nature trail and adventure activities.

    Distance from Pune: 70km by road via Mumbai Pune expressway.

    Location: Maval, Pune, Maharashtra – 411045.

    Best time to visit: October to May and June to September.

    Type of destination: Nature, romantic, adventure and photography.

  • 10Adlabs Imagica

    Adlabs Imagica

    This is the first theme park off the Mumbai Pune Expressway with unique rides and must feature in the bucket list of PLACES TO VISIT NEAR PUNE. Inaugurated in 2013, this theme park has been a destination for weekenders from all over Maharashtra due to it’s proximity to the highway. 

    Spread across 130 acres of land, it fascinates the visitors with 40 plus rides, 8 themed restaurants, and 287 rooms for accommodation. Fight with Mogambo, experience zero-gravity and gravity-defying water slides. The most popular rides are the Nitro, Rajasauraus, Deep sauce, Mr India ride, Scream machine and Salimgarh.

    Distance from Pune: 92km via Mumbai Pune expressway.

    Location: No. 30/31, Khopoli-Pali Road, Off Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, Near Lonavala, Sangdewadi, Khalapur, Raigarh, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203

    Timings: 10.30am – 8.00pm every day.

    Type of destination: Adventure and water sports.
     

  • 11Khandala

    Khandala
    Image Credit : Alosh Bennett - Flickr

    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.

    Camping and Trekking in Canyon Valley, Khandala

    Camping and Trekking in Canyon Valley, Khandala

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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.

    Lohagad Fort Trek, Lonavala | Book @ Flat 29% Off!

    Lohagad Fort Trek, Lonavala | Book @ Flat 29% Off!

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  • 13Andharban

    Andharban

    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.

    Trek to Andharban, Pune @ 1120 Only

    Trek to Andharban, Pune @ 1120 Only

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  • 14Bedse Caves

    Bedse Caves
    Image Credit : Flickr - Anandajoti

    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

    Lavasa
    Image Credit : Himanshu Sarpotdar - Flickr

    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.

    Adventure Activities and Camp Stay at Lavasa

    Adventure Activities and Camp Stay at Lavasa

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  • 16Sinhagad

    Sinhagad

    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.

    Katraj to Sinhagad Night Trek Flat 23% off

    Katraj to Sinhagad Night Trek Flat 23% off

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  • 17Junnar

    Junnar

    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.

    Village Stay Experience in Junnar

    Village Stay Experience in Junnar

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  • Weekend Getaways Between 100 - 300 Kms

  • 18Kolad

    Kolad
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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

    Panchgani
    Image Credit : Avinash Anand - Flickr

    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

    Satara

    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.

    Overnight Camping at Kaas Plateau

    Overnight Camping at Kaas Plateau

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  • 21Chiplun

    Chiplun
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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

    Mahabaleshwar

    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

    Diveagar
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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.
  • 25Velas Beach

    Velas Beach

    This little eco-friendly hamlet in Ratnagiri is famous for it’s Olive Ridley turtle which visits the beach every year to lay eggs. Witness the breathtaking incident when hundreds of baby turtles walk baby steps on the white sands and march towards the bright blue sea.

    The locals celebrate the Velas beach festival from February to April every year with much fervour attracting a lot of photographers and nature enthusiasts. Apart from the turtles, Velas is home to many avians and animals of various species making it a hotspot for biologists and nature lovers. Visit the Bankot fort and the Harihareshwar temple which is within close proximity.

    Activities: Photography, nature walks, village tours and beach walk.

    Distance from Pune: 160km, takes 5.5 hours by road.

    Location: Velas beach, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra.

    Best time to visit: February to April.

    Type of destination: Nature, historical and Beach.

  • 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

    Alibag

    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

    Kashid
    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

    Dehene

    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

    Panvel

    Panvel is a very popular weekend gateway from Pune due to its several places on interest, ease in lodging, food and commutation. The Karnala bird sanctuary spread over 4.8sq km is a major attraction in Panvel which is home to almost 150 avian species. One may trek along the sanctuary to explore the wonder of mother nature. Karnala Fort also known as the Funnel hill is close to the bird sanctuary and takes approximately 2 hours for thorough trekking.

    The tip of the fort offers splendid views of the Prabalgad and Rajmachi fort. The forts have stood the test of time and have witnessed the change of power from the hands Mughals, Portuguese and Maratha rulers.

    Activities: Photography, nature trek.

    Distance from Pune: 116km and takes close to 2hours to reach by road.

    Location: Raigad District, Maharashtra.

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year, monsoons are extraordinarily green.

    Type of destination: Nature, Historical and holy places.

  • 31Matheran

    Matheran

    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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  • 32Mumbai

    Mumbai

    Mumbai is the 30th most visited city in the world attracting close to 6 million tourists per year. The city not only has a rich cultural heritage but also several modern landmark buildings and industries making it to the bucket list of global wanderers. The most popular tourist spots are Juhu Beach, Gateway of India, CST, Nariman point, Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Bandstand, Film city and many more interesting places.

    The city can be traversed by local trains which are the pulse of the city and also makes commutation easier and faster helping one reach from one destination to another in record time. Mumbai also known as the city of dreams is home to Bollywood and the many stars giving it an edge over other cities with regard to tourism.

    Activities: Photography, dining, heritage walk, visiting holy places, beach activities, Nature trek.

    Distance from Pune: 150kms and takes 2.5 hours by road.

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year.

    Type of destination: Historical, Nature, Romantic, Family, Beach and Adventure.

  • 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

    Bhandardara

    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

    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

    Dapoli

    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

    Koynanagar
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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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  • 38Nashik

    Nashik

    Nashik is one of those places to visit near Pune which will help one not only take a tour through ancient temples which have been referred to in the epic Ramayana but there are abundant places of interest like the vineyards quaintly located amidst greens, cascading waterfalls and several museums and galleries exhibiting the rich heritage and culture of the region.

    Nashik has gained popularity amongst modern travellers for the Vineyards which offer a complete walk through the process of making wine. Amongst the other places Trimbakeshwar Shiv temple, Pandavleni caves, Anjneri Hill, Harihar fort, Kalaram temple, Ramkund and Someshwar temple are frequented by visitors very regularly.

    Activities: Temple hopping, nature-walk, photography, wine tasting and heritage tours.

    Distance from Pune: 212km and takes approximately 4.30hours via NH60.

    Location: Northwest region of Maharashtra.

    Best time to visit: Round the year.

    Type of destination: Historical, holy places, Romantic and Family.

  • 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

    Igatpuri

    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.

    Activities:
    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

    Mhaismal
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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

    Silvassa

    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

    Ratnagiri
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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

    Amboli
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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.

    Attractions: 
    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

    Tarkarli
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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 in Tarkarli: 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.

    Activities in Tarkarli: Scuba 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

    Ganpatipule
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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

    Dandeli
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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 in Dandeli: 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.

    Activities in Dandeli: Whitewater 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.

  • 48Goa

    Goa

    This state located on the Arabian Sea is blessed with numerous beaches with pristine white sand and clear blue water. Goa, once a Portuguese colony has a major influence on their culture and traditions which is exhibited in food, architecture and lifestyle. Goa attracts a majority of foreign tourists travelling India.

    Goa is clearly demarcated as North and South Goa with regards to tourism. North Goa has the best of beaches, is crowded and is a happening place with several hotels, restaurants and vivid nightlife. In contrast, South Goa is quiet and serene with tranquil beaches and luxury resorts for a laid back holiday. Apart from the beaches, Goa is also famous for the cruise on river Mandovi, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Chapora Fort, Mangeshi temple, Dudhsagar waterfalls and several other tourist spots.

    Activities: Beach activities, adventure sports, camping and nightlife.

    Distance from Pune: 445km, takes 8.30hrs via AH47.

    Best time to visit: Round the year.

    Type of destination: Romantic, Family, Adventure, Beach, Nature and Historical.

Adventure in Pune

Trekking in Pune

Camping in Pune

Nature and wildlife in Pune

Paragliding in Pune

Attractions

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Lohagad

Situated close to the famous hill station of Lonavala, Lohagad is one of the most magnificent places to visit in Pune. Located on a beautiful hillock near Malavali, this place is one of the favourite destinations for trekking enthusiasts in Pune. Dating back to the 18th century, this place is an interesting visit to appreciate the charm of ancient architecture nestled in the midst of natural beauty.

Lohagad Fort offers an exciting trek where people can look forward to an adrenaline filled day. Surrounded by beautiful green hills, it also offers various delightful opportunities for photographers and nature lovers to appreciate the panoramic views all around.


  • Location: Lohagad Fort, Lohagad Trek Rd, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Lohagad Fort is during Monsoon season when the surroundings are most spectacular due to the rains and presence of dark clouds without the scorching sun.  

  • Entry fee: There is no entry fee to visit Lohagad Fort

  • Timings: One can visit the Lohagad Fort from 9 am to 6 pm

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Pawna Lake

Enjoy the wonder of nature by paying a visit to the exquisite Pawna Lake when you are in Pune. Its paradise location is something that you will not be able to forget anytime soon. The setting at Pawna Lake is made beautiful with the presence of various tourist attractions like Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort and Visapur Fort. Its refreshing ambience makes this place a beautiful destination near Lonavala and Khandala to enjoy an idyllic weekend.

It was created as an artificial water reservoir and offers a soothing time to relax with nature. People keep flocking to Pawna Lake for its postcard-perfect landscape. The place is known for its wonderful climate and offers a serene retreat away from the noise of usual city life. Pawna Lake is also known to attract nature lovers due to the number of flora and fauna which can be seen around the lake. Some of the activities which you can look forward to enjoying at Pawna Lake are camping, paragliding, sightseeing etc.


  • Location: Pawna Lake, Pune

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon season

  • Entry fee: There is no entry fee for visiting Pawna Lake

  • Timings: This place can be visited from morning till evening.

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Sinhagad Fort

Literally meaning the Lion Fort, Sinhagad Fort is one of the most famous historical places to visit in Pune. It was earlier named Kondana and believed to have been built about 2000 years ago. Sinhagad Fort occupies an important place in the history of Pune as there were many important battles like the famous Battle of Sinhagad fought here. It boasts of a strategic location and is protected by natural frontiers.

The fort makes a mesmerising scenery with the Sahyadri mountains and serves an as popular place for outings in Pune. Many trekking lovers also flock the place for an enterprising day to complete a one day trek from the village to the fort. Some notable attractions which you can see inside the fort are Tanaji memorial, the tomb of Rajaram Chhatrapati, a Kali temple, some military stables and a brewery.


  • Location: Sinhagad Ghat Road, Thoptewadi, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The months of winter and monsoon season from July to February are the most preferred time to visit this fort

  • Entry fee: N/A

  • Timings:  Tourists can visit here between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

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Raigad Fort

Raigad Fort is a majestic fort in Maharashtra which you can see in Sahyadri mountain ranges of Western Ghats. The fort is a symbol of Maratha pride and one of the great reminders of the history of Marathas. It was named as Gibraltar of the East by the British due to its strategic location and one of the most important landmarks in the city of Pune.

Some main attractions of Raigad Fort are the Hirakani Buruj, Maha Darwaja, the King’s Durbar, Takmak Tok, Jagdishwar Mandir etc. The fort has become a major tourist spot for its trekking opportunities where one needs to climb up to 1737 steps and enjoy a breath-taking view of the landscape. For those who wish to give trekking a miss, there is a splendid ropeway ride to give you goosebumps as you move through the winds with an exquisite aerial view of the landscape. The place has been dubbed as one of the most exciting Pune tourist destinations for history lovers and adventure freaks.


  • Location: Raigad Fort, Raigad, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Raigad Fort is from November to March

  • Entry fee: The cost of an entry ticket for Indians is INR 10 / USD 0.15 and for foreigners, it is INR 100/ USD 1.54

  • Timings: Tourists can visit Raigad Fort from 10 am to 6 pm every day

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Panshet Dam

Also famous as Tanaji Sagar Dam, Panshet Dam is one of the top places to visit in Pune for adventure enthusiasts.  Perched beautifully in the Sahyadri Ranges, Panshet Dam is a visual delight with a surreal landscape that offers a soothing retreat. Panshet Dam is encompassed by luxuriant hills and a number of thundering waterfalls that makes it a perfect place for nature lovers too.

Tourists here can look forward to savouring an adrenaline rush by partaking in a number of water sports. Some of the popular water sports enjoyed here are kayaking, boating and few rides like the banana ride and water scooters. Other activities which you can enjoy here are trekking and camping in the midst of nature.


  • Location: Panshet Dam, Ambi River, Pune District, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit:  The best time to make a visit to Panshet Dam is during the monsoon days or in the evenings of the winter season

  • Entry fee: During the weekdays the entry fees for an adult is INR 250/USD 3.75 and for a child is INR 170/ USD 2.62. For the weekends the entry fees for a child in INR 230/ USD 3.54 and for an adult is INR 300/ USD 4.62

  • Timings: Tourists can visit here from 10:00 am in the morning to 6:00 pm in the evening.

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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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