Pune is the perfect place to spend your time and enjoy it all specially during Monsoon. Monsoon is Here and Here are Best 10 places to visit near Pune.
Lavasa is a private, planned city being built near Pune , stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino, with a street and several buildings bearing the name of that town. It is a perfect blend of Nature beauty and infrastructure.
The city has a better view of surrounded seven hills, a long lake, Mose valley and a striking tourist destination for Pune people.
Best Time To Visit : June To Jan
By Road : The distance from Pune to Lavasa is 60 km by road.
Lonavala is popular hill station surrounded by green valleys in western India near Pune and Mumbai, famous for its spectacular mountain views, lots of waterfalls and historic caves and dam alongside lakes.
Famous Attractions: Tiger’s point, Bhaja caves, Bushi dam, Karla caves, Rajmachi fort, Ryewood lake.
By Road: The place is 49 km from Pune.
By Rail: The nearest Railway Station is Lonavla railway station.
Sinhagad fort is a most favorite weekend gateway for Punekars.
Singhgad fort sits on the top of Sahayadri hills and offers you a sweeping view of the surrounding terrain. The view from top of Singhgad is spectacular, you can see Khadakwasla and Varasgaon dams, Torana fort and Panshet from the top.
At the top of the fort, there are a lot of food stalls that serve Bhaji and Pitla Bhakra, which everyone should definitely try.
By Road : The distance from Pune to Singhgad fort is 30 km by road.
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4. Malshej Ghat
Malshej Ghat is a high mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Pune district and 120 km form Pune city near the borders of Thane and Ahmednagar districts. A beautiful hill station offers waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is popular Monsoon hill station among nature lovers. A nice view of valleys is one of the major attractions here.
Malshej Ghat is home to hundreds of different kinds of flora and fauna especially the avian population such as quails, rails, crakes, flamingos and cuckoos.
Near places to visit : Harishchandra gad, Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, Malshej falls, Shivneri Fort
By Road : The distance from Pune to Malshej Ghat is 120 km by road.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kalyan in Thane District or Karjat near Mumbai.
5. Tamhini Ghat
Tamhini Ghat mountain passage is situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain range between Mulshi and Tamhini. A drive through tamhini ghat road is just 55 km away from Pune and one of the beautiful spot for picnic in Monsoon season. Tamhini Ghat is famous for its surroundings comprising scenic waterfalls, lakes and dense woods and ghat stretches almost 15 km. During monsoon, the place transforms into a green paradise with lots of waterfalls and small streams.
By Road : The distance from Pune to Tamhini Ghat is 55 km by road.
6. Ekvira Temple & Karla Caves
Ekvira Temple is situated near Lonavala (8 KM from Lonavala) around 50 kms from Pimpri-Chinchwad . During monsoon season, the mountain is covered with greenery with spurts of water fountains.
The temple is located on a hill. One needs to ascend around 400 steps to reach the temple. It is surrounded by Karla caves.
Karla Caves are a complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves.
Temple Timings : 6.00 AM and 8.00 PM.
By Road: MSRTC runs regulars bus service to the Temple. The place is 97 km from Mumbai and 49 km from Pune.
By Rail: The nearest Railway Station to the temple is Lonavala railway station.
7. Pawana Lake
Pawna Lake is the one of the best place to spend time with friends and family in during monsoon. Pawna Lake is an artificial lake which is surrounded by surrounded by high towering hills, Famous for its surroundings comprising scenic waterfalls, spectacular lake views. It is 33 km from Lonavala and 63 km from Pune.
Pawana Lake situated in the Western Ghats makes it a natural hotspot for flora and fauna.
8. Lohagad Fort
Lohagad Fort offers a splendid view from the top; the fort offers aerial views of Karla, Bhaja caves and Pawna Lake. Rich green surroundings makes the Lohagad fort one of the most popular place near Pune in mansoon.
It is also among the popular trekking places to visit near Pune & Mumbai because of its accessibility from both cities, ease of trek. Climbing the fort requires a short walk of round 20 minutes and it is easy.
By Road : The distance from Pune to Lohagad is 65 km.
Kolad is a village in Raigad district, Maharashtra State, India. It is 130 km from pune.
If you are looking for an advantageous monsoon trip, Kolad is the place for you. Kolad Offers adventure water sports like kayaking, rappelling, camping, river rafting and besides water sports known for natural beauty, Dam and Forts.
White water river rafting is a popular adventure water sport , the Kundalika River in Kolad is the best option for white water rafting in Maharashtra. Even The Maharashtra government promotes Kundalika river rafting through its official tourism website.
10. Mulshi Dam
Mulshi is the name of a major dam on the Mula river in India. It is located in the Mulshi taluka.
Mulshi is a perfect place to visit during the monsoon season. Mulshi Dam surroundings by full of natural beauty that includes a dam, deep forests and forts like Dhangad and Koraigadh
Camping is one of the most popular activities at Mulshi Lake and Dam.
By Road: The place is 40 km from Pune.