Stop Working, Get Going !
Soak in the romance of the monsoon and take that break now. We just made it all the more easier with this quick list of super destinations that await your arrival !
Kelshi is a perfect weekend getaway from Pune located 190 km away and gives the traveler a taste of the real village life of Konkan. During the rule of Peshwas, they had built houses which remain the major attractions for tourists. Kelshi is a big draw for beach lovers stretching for 2.5 km with an amazing view of the sunrise and sunset. The Mahalakshmi Temple, Siddhivinayak temple and Yaqub Baba Dargah are a must visit. The festivals celebrated in the village still preserve the traditions of yore.
Distance from Pune: 190 Km
Thosegarh is this village which is truly as pristine as it can be, what, with a 200-meter-long waterfall expanse right across the village. The milky-white waterfall flowing amidst the lush green hills and table tops make the trek worth its while. The Thoseghar waterfall is a government-maintained tourist attraction and strict safety measures are in place to ensure no accidents occur here.
Distance from Pune: 137 Km
Jawhar was built by the Mukne Dynasty and is a lesser known hill station, located at an altitude of 518m, in the Sahaydari Mountain range, 272 kilometres from Pune. Jawhar is situated in the Thane district and is known for its picturesque beauty and vibrant cultural heritage. Fondly referred to as the ‘Mahabaleshwar of Thane District’, Jawhar, is a scenic destination with dense forests and several small and large waterfalls. Jawhar was used as a base camp by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during his travels to Surat.
Distance from Pune: 272 Km
Built between 1178 and 1209 CE, this age-old fort (400yrs old), Panhala, is built on the Sahyadri Range, around 20 Km from Kolhapur, Maharashtra. With a height of approximately 3177 feet above sea level, it has a picturesque and panoramic view of the valley. Panhala, a popular hill station in Maharashtra, also houses one of the largest forts in the Deccan. Panhala fort is a protected monument and the area offers tourists various places of interest, with each one having a story to tell
Distance from Pune: 200 Km
Bhimashankar is located in the Bhorigiri village, in the Sahyadri range at an altitude of 3,250 feet. Bhimashakar is a temple town that houses one of the twelve, ancient ‘Jyotirlingam’ shrines of Lord Shiva in India. The temple is centuries old and is surrounded by scenic beauty with hills are covered with lush green. This is also classified a wildlife sanctuary with its dense greenery called Khed.
Distance from Pune: 125 Km
Shrivardhan in the Raigad district of Maharashtra has over the years transformed into a popular tourist attraction. Its seaside resorts, unspoiled pristine beaches and long green tree-trails that stretch along the coastline are a travellers dream come true. Incidentally, Shrivardhan was at one point of time a port that was frequented by the traders of Ahmednagar and Bijapur in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Distance from Pune: 160 Km