Whether you want to relax in a resort, take up an outdoor activity or wish to laze on the beach for the whole day, weekend getaways near Pune offer everything for all kinds of travellers. So if you are in Pune, getting bored at homes is never on the cards.
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Kamshet is a popular tourist spot and one of the prominent weekend getaways from Pune. Popularly known as a ‘paragliding hub’, this place consists of small villages and lush green trails. You can also spot a number of ancient cave temples in this region. Top attractions in Kamshet include Pawna Lake, Bhairi Caves and Bedsa Caves.
Popularly known as ‘the lion’s fort’, Sinhagad, recognized for beautiful hiking and trekking trails, is among the popular getaways near Pune. Sinhagarh Fort is the top attraction and delight for ardent trekkers. After you reach the Fort, you can walk up to the end and come across shops selling local eatables such as Poha, buttermilk and onion pakodas. The best time to visit the Fort is in monsoon and winters, between the months of September and March.
Lonavala is among the top weekend getaways from Pune and Mumbai. People flock to this quaint hill station during the rainy season to witness its lush greenery, landscapes and waterfalls. While in Lonavala, you can visit several places including Duke’s Nose (name given to a cliff), Karla, Bhedsa, Bhaja caves and the waterfalls. The best time to visit Lonavala is between the months of October and May.
Other popular must-visit weekend getaways near Pune include Satara, Khandala and Adlabs Imagica. If you have a thing for water rappelling, places like Dudhiware, Panshet and Torna is your safe haven. Most weekend getaways from Pune come alive during monsoon and frequented by Mumbaikars and Punekars. Most weekend getaways from Pune are not more than 200 kms, so you need not book flights; rather make the most of a road trip. Also, make sure you have done your hotel booking well in advance.
Panchgani is a delight for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The English style boarding schools and old Parsi houses exude some kind of old-school charms. Rajpuri caves and Pratapgad fort are most popular tourist attractions in Panchgani. Shoppers can check out a huge variety of handicrafts and Kohlapuri chappals.View Packages
Situated on the shore of Arabian Sea, Raigad captivates visitor’s attention with its impressive historical monuments, calm topography and breathtaking scenic beauty. The aesthetic beauty and intrinsic techniques used in constructing of the ever-famous Raigarh forts is sure to leave you in awe.View Packages
Shirdi, located in Rahata Taluka of Ahmednagar District, attracts lots of local and foreign tourist every year. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular pilgrimage centres in India. Around 25,000 devotees come for darshan on a given day. Samadhi Mandir, Gurusthan, Dixit Wada Museum and Adul Baba Cottage are popular places to visit in Shirdi.View Packages