5 Monsoon Getaways Around Pune

Monsoon Getaways

 

Don’t have a weekend plan yet?

Worry not. As here is our curated list of some amazing places to visit this monsoon around Pune that will definitely make your weekend a memorable one. Read on …

Malshej Ghat

Malshej GhatSituated in the Thane-Pune district of Maharashtra it is a picturesque piece of nature that even an inert person should not miss.

Take a trekking trail to the surrounding hills and enjoy the majestic flight of flamingos among other avian species. A picturesque view of the valleys is a major attraction here. Also enjoy fresh fruits like mulberry and blueberries while you are sight-seeing.

Frequently Visited Spots:

  • Malshej Falls
  • Harishchandra Gad
  • Pimpalgaon Joga Dam

Distance from Pune: 130 km North

*A train ride is suggested to see a series of waterfalls and never-ending flora.

Malavli

MalavliFamous for its rapid waterfalls and countless forts, Malavli is a small hill station in the Pune district of Maharashtra. A paradise for hikers, Malavli is in proximity to Visapur that offers a climb up a waterfall among other hills in its vicinity. Do not miss on those amazing bhajjis and vada-pao !!

Frequently Visited Spots:

  • Bhaja Caves
  • Karla Caves
  • Ekvira Devi Mandir

Distance from Pune: 58 km via NH 48

*A drive through the salubrious landscape works best in this season.

Matheran

MatheranMatheran, which means ‘forest on the forehead’ is a popular weekend getaway, equidistant from Mumbai and Pune. Its rejuvenating and pollution free climate is what attracts the visitors.

A horse-back ride in the smallest and only automobile free hill station of India will rejuvenate you from the hustle-bustle of life. Stay clear of the monkeys around though.

Frequently Visited Spots:

  • Panorama Point
  • Sunset Point
  • Charllotte lake

Distance from Pune: 120 km

*An early morning train to Neral Station followed by a cab uphill is the cheapest and quickest route.

Durshet

DurshetCovered with thick forests in the lap of the magnificent Sahyadri ranges with the Amba River flowing through the woods; Durshet is a quick monsoon getaway from Pune or Mumbai. Apart from its waterfalls and trekking trails, Durshet also offers adventurous activities like rock climbing, rappelling, river crossing, etc.

Frequently Visited Spots:

  • Unhere Hot Water Spring
  • Pali Fort
  • Pali and Mahad Ganpati Temple

Distance from Pune: 99 km via Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Rajgad Fort

Rajgad fortStanding 4,600 ft. above sea level, this fort is a significant site for trekkers and adventure tourists to visit. The cloud covered fort gives you a panoramic view of the city and is ideal for night camping. Through the Mahadarwaja one can reach the highest part of the fort and see remains of the historical palaces, water cisterns and caves.

The lush green trails may be slippery during monsoons, so watch that step !

Distance from Pune: 65 km via NH48

What are you waiting for ? Soak it all in! 

Loveleen Kaur

Loveleen Kaur

She loves travelling, dogs, sarcasm, humour and anything that spells F O O D, in that order. A writer on a journey to make positive stories a morning ritual and give society what it needs the most - optimism !!

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