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Last Updated: 09 Sep 2020
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Entry is open from all domestic states.

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Malls and Hotels reopen in Pune from August 5 as per PMC guidelines Updated: 05 Sep 2020

Standard operating procedure with strict instruction issued by Pune Municipal Corporation for residential hotels and malls to make them safe for all the guests. Proper precautions like thermal check and regular cleanup are made mandatoryRead More

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Picnic Spots around Pune

Pawna lake, Lonavala, Kundalika, Malshej Ghat, Alibag, Rajmachi Fort, Wai, Lohagad-Visapur, Lavasa, Sinhagad, Mulshi, Panchgani, Kamshet, Kolad, Nashik , Adlabs Imagica, Panshet, Khadakwasla , Karjat, Mahabaleshwar, Kashid, Matheran and many more such places.

Once praised as a pensioner’s paradise, Pune has now transformed itself into a hub of some fantastic picnic spots. A land blessed with some jaw-dropping getaways, gorgeous hill stations, and amazing nature trails is an excellent hot-spot for adrenaline-pumping adventures for your one-day outing. Camping, paragliding, trekking, getaways, and the presence of luxurious resorts have made Pune a right pick for a quick refreshing weekend trip. The rise in the count of new picnic places near Pune has always been quenching the thirst of every city wanderer.

Tucked amidst the tranquil settings of both Mula and Mutha River, the pristine land of Pune features plenty of one-day picnic options to escape the hustles and bustles of the landlocked city. Most of these one-day picnic spots near Pune are situated at a distance of 150 km and beyond and hence, people usually club their picnic with a road trip. So, if you are searching for some good picnic spots in Pune, scroll down through the FAQs list below to find the right pick for you.

Here is the list of best picnic spots near Pune:

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- A 2 days 1 night Pawna Lake Camping on the banks of the beautiful Pawna Lake is here. Take part in this adventure to escape from the hassles of your city life.
- The lake is one of the popular artificial lakes located 10 kilometres away from Kamshet on the old Mumbai- Pune highway. It is a place known for nature, lake and green hills all together.
- Pawna Camping has become an important campsite after the construction of the Pawna Dam.

This tour have 3 variants, below are details mentioned:

Variant 1: Camping Experience for All 
Check in 4 PM -7 PM
Check out : Before 11 AM
Evening Tea & Snacks (4 PM -6 PM)
BBQ Sancks (Limited Quatity ,Veg/Non-Veg Cooked by Staff from 7 PM - 8 PM)
Unlimited Dinner Veg/Non-Veg(Self service from 9:30 PM -11:00 PM)
Breakfast (Tea & Poha from 8 AM - 9 AM)
Bonfire after Dinner
Accomodation in tents on Multiple sharing basis
Common Washroom facilities available
Music Timming : Upto 2 AM 

Variant 2 : Camping Experience for Couples
Check In: 4 PM - 6 PM
Check out : Before 11 AM
Evening Tea & Snacks (4 PM-6 PM)
BBQ Snacks(Veg/Non-veg Limited Qty. ,Cooked by staff )(7PM-8 PM)
Unlimited Veg /Non-veg Dinner (Self service from 9:30 PM 10:30 PM)
Breakfast (Tea & Poha from 8 AM - 9 AM)
Bonfire after Dinner
Accomodation in Tents on Double sharing basis.
Common washroom facilities available 
Music Timming : Upto 12 AM 

Variant 3: Camping Experience for Family 
Check In: 4 PM - 6 PM
Check out : Before 11 AM
Evening Tea & Snacks (4 PM - 6 PM)
Limited BBQ Snacks(Veg/Non-veg | Cooked by staff ) (7 PM -8 PM)
Unlimited Veg /Non-veg Dinner (Self service) (9:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
Bonfire after Dinner 
Breakfast (Tea & Poha from 8 AM - 9 AM)
Accomodation in Tents on Multiple sharing sharing basis.
Common washroom facilities available 



Note: Pawna Lake Campsite allotment is based on availability and it may be Lakeside / Hill side with a lake view. Please note that the roads to reach Pawna have patches which give you the thrill of an off-road drive specially the last 10 KMS. Driving after sunset becomes difficult in these roads and can take more than expected time. Best and safest is to reach the campsite within 6.30 PM.



Music Timming : Upto 11 PM

Pawna Lake Distance: From Pune: 60 KM ( Via Kamshet)

                                       From Mumbai: 120 KM (Via Lonavala, Bhangarwadi Rd)


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- A 2 days 1 night Pawna Lake Camping on the banks of the beautiful Pawna Lake is here. Take part in this adventure to escape from the hassles of your city life.

- The lake is one of the popular artificial lakes located 10 kilometres away from Kamshet on the old Mumbai- Pune highway. It is a place known for nature, lake and green hills all together.

- Pawna Camping has become an important campsite after the construction of the Pawna Dam.


Please note that the roads to reach Pawna have patches which give you the thrill of an off-road drive specially the last 10 KMS. Driving after sunset becomes difficult in these roads and can take more than expected time. Best and safest is to reach the campsite within 6.30 PM.



Pawna Lake Distance: From Pune: 60 KM ( Via Kamshet)

From Mumbai: 120 KM (Via Lonavala, Bhangarwadi Rd)

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Lonavala (66 km from Pune)

Lonavala (66 km from Pune)

Ask any Punekarand they will tell you that they have been to Lonavala at least once in their lives! Just a couple of hours away from the city, it can easily be reached by the old Mumbai-Pune Highway or the new expressway. Still, better is to take the local train from the station to Lonavala. Decorated by beautiful hills and mountains of the Western Ghats, Lonavala in the rains looks like a painting with its misty valleys, green trees and blooms of every kind!

While here you can enjoy gorgeous views of the vast hills like Tiger Point, Sunset Point and other rocky outcrops. You can also enjoy the refreshing gardens of the Ryewood Park and ShivajiUdyan. Lush and expansive these gardens are where one can enjoy a family picnic. Another interesting feature of the landscape is a huge black rock ridge called the Duke’s Nose, as it resembles the outline of a nose.

This destination is quite popular with adventure lovers and youth especially during the monsoons when the forests acquire a lush vegetation cover. Karla, Bhaja and Bhedsa caves are very close to the town as well which can be reached by several trekking routes near Pune.

Activities in Lonavala: Trekking on the several routes in the valleys, picnics around the several seasonal waterfalls in the region, scenic views to be admired from various viewpoints that dot the town.

Attractions in LonavalaPawna Dam, Visapur, Lohagad Fort and many more interesting places.

Location: On Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Distance from Pune: 66 km

Best time to visit: October to April

Type of destination: Trekking, family and kids friendly.

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Kolad (113 km from Pune)

Kolad (113 km from Pune)

Originating from a tiny hamlet called Bhiru, the Kundalika River flows merrily alongside the ranges of the Western Ghats and the Sahyadris. Kolad is one such place along the river which will provide you with the perfect respite from the concrete jungles of the city. Located at around 113km from Pune, a day adventure in Kolad is easily possible, but, if you want to excite yourself further, you have to delight yourself to a wonderful experience of lakeside camping near Pune. The Kundalika River has exciting rapids that are a treat for the white water rafting lovers.

The river also has grade II and grade III levels of rafting sprawling till a stretch of around 14km. One of the most amazing things about Kundalika River – is that you can appreciate the best of rafting in any season! Alongside rafting, you can also enjoy adventures like kayaking, river crossing, flying fox, night camping and campfire. Along with these, you can also appreciate different exercises like rappelling and scuba diving in the river!

Activities:
Rafting, Kayaking, Camping and many more adventure activities in Kolad.

Location:
Ville Village

Distance from Pune:
113 km

Best time to visit:
All year

Type of destination:
Adventure Lovers.

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Kamshet (45 km from Pune)

Kamshet (45 km from Pune)

A traveller’s paradise, Kamshet is a beautifully placid destination located in the famed Ghats at around 2,200m from the sea level. Visit to this place should definitely be included in your Pune trip. Thick and lush trees, calm waters and the exciting slopes make this place perfect picnic spots near Pune.  Kamshet can be easily reached by taking the NH4 from Pune, you can also take a train from the Pune station to reach this serene destination. The village of Kamshet looks like it has jumped straight out of your imagination! Settled along the water, the village houses are made of traditional mud and thatched roofs. Everywhere you see, peace and serenity will greet you.

The Vadivalilake, which has been created because of the backwaters of the Uksan Dam is also a nice spot at around 12km away where you can stay in guesthouses close to the lake, with direct access! A splendid place for trekking, paragliding and farm stay are all the things you can explore while on your sojourn here!

Activities in Kamshet:
Trekking, paragliding & many more.

Distance from Pune:
45 km

Location:
Near Lonavala

Best Time to Visit:
October to April

Type of destination:
Adventure, Picnic Spot

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Alibag

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The tourist places in Alibag makes for the perfect weekend getaway with friends or family. It shares its boundaries with the majestic Arabian Sea and is popular for its magnificent sea forts, its virgin beaches and local seafood cuisine. It’s an ideal weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of busy Mumbai. It is located only 9 Km from Mumbai and can be easily accessed via NH 66. The driving distance to this paradise is just under 2 hours.

 Alibag literally means the ‘Garden of Ali”, it is in Raigad and is ideal for those who are looking for some peace, serenity and sun soaked beaches. Alibag is commonly referred to by the locals as the Goa of Maharashtra and rightly so as it's surrounded by the beautiful Arabian Sea on all sides. A lot of people don’t know this, but, Alibag shares its borders with a famous Israeli-Jewish region, which is home to numerous Jewish families. So, if you are a cultural buff then you might want to head that way and try and scoop up some of that rich Jewish culture and heritage. Alibag is also home to a popular Jewish Synagogue referred to as Israeli Ali.

 Alibag provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of fun and relaxation as it's surrounded by the tranquil waters of the Arabian Sea on all sides and is lined with virgin sun kissed beaches. Although the drive to Alibag is a must do as it's laced with picturesque views, it can also be accessed by ferry from Mumbai. It is the perfect tourist spot enjoyed both by the young and old. There is no dearth of things to do and explore tourist places in Alibag as there are huge no. of forts, beaches, and even some celebrity bungalows.You may even sight a few celebrities while you are there.

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Rajmachi Fort (79 km from Pune)

Rajmachi Fort (79 km from Pune)
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While you are visiting Pune this time then Rajmachi Fort is definitely the spot where you can head out for a day out along with your friends. Rajmachi Fort is known as great picnic spots near Pune and a lot of people visit this fort for spending their day.  Rajmachi is a fort situated close to Lonavala. It stands tall at a height of 2710 feet and offers an astounding perspective of the Sahyadri Mountains and the backwaters of Shirota Dam. It is one of the best places to visit near Pune.

Rajmachi is one of the acclaimed trekking zones in Sahyadri Mountains and one of the most loved goals for each trekker and amateurs. Stronghold remains at a tallness of 2750 feet neglecting the Bhorghat Pass (a noteworthy old exchange course amid Maratha realm). This stronghold worked by Shivaji in the seventeenth century. You can invest parcels energy over the fortress by investigating twin strongholds "Manaranjan" and "Shrivardhan".

While you are visiting this fort you can also visit Bhairavnath Temple, Mahadev Temple, and Rajmachi Lake. There are 2 routes to reach Rajmachi, first from Lonavala and other being Karjat course.

Activities: One can indulge in a lot of activities here like trekking, hiking while they head out to this fort.

Distance from Pune:  Rajmachi Fort is located at a distance of 79 km.

Location: Western Ghats

Best time to visit: June to December

Type of destination: Historic, Trekking Buffs

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Mahabaleshwar (120 km from Pune)

Mahabaleshwar (120 km from Pune)
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One of the most eminent spots to head around, Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station near Pune which lies on a plateau between the Western Ghats and the Sahyadris. The region is decorated richly with verdant evergreen forests which is a part of its charm. The rocky outcrops of the ranges form the perfect vantage points to get a peek into the valleys below.

The places of interest to see around Mahabaleshwar include Arthur’s Seat, Kate’s Point, Needle Hole Point, Wilson Point and the 3 Monkey Point from where the huge expanse of Mahabaleshwar and its beautiful scenery is clearly visible.  The famous Mapro Gardens, where you can pick up delectable jelly sweets, jams, jellies and of course, Strawberry with cream (Dependent upon the season) are also a must-visit destination on the way.

Activities: 
Boating in Venna Lake and visiting viewpoints that allow stunning scenes of the surrounding landscape are things that one can do here.

Location:
South west of Pune, in Satara district

Distance from Pune:
120 km

Best time to visit:
October to June

Type of destination:
Historic, family, and kid friendly.

Where to stay: 
Resorts with best facilities in Mahabaleshwar

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Della Adventure Park is India’s largest adventure park, which is located in Kunegaon, Pune. Sprawling across an area of 5 acres, this is a one-stop luxurious destination for entertainment and recreation of mind, heart, and soul. Cloud-hugs, exciting activities, and picturesque landscapes of Della Adventure Park makes it a perfect weekend getaway for people from Pune and Mumbai.

Homing to more than 70 activities, Della Adventure Park is a perfect way to release your routine life cobwebs. Swoop Swing, Longest Flying Fox, Sky Cycling, Paintball, Buggy Ride, Rappelling are some of the activities to enjoy here.



These activities are spread across six zones. Whether you are a solo visitor or in a group, this adventure park has adventure activities for all.

Besides the adventurous fun, Della Adventure Park offers excellent facilities such as resorts, board rooms, banquets, and training room facilities. Café 24, Parsi Dhaba, Crème Della, PNF Restaurant & Bar, and Sports Bar are some multi-cuisine restaurants here for a perfect dine out. Here, you can savour some delicious and mouth-watering Indian and International cuisines.

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Panchgani

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Named after the five majestic hills enclosing it, Panchgani makes for a renowned hill station in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Perched at an elevation of around 1,334 meters above sea level, this hill town is packed with towering mountains, serene valleys, cascading waterfalls, and dense forests.

Overlooked by the Sahyadri mountains, this town served as a beautiful summer retreat for the British officials in the bygone times. At the present day, Panchgani is visited by a plethora of tourists seeking peace, romance, nature, and adventure. Enthralling local destinations such as Sydney Point, Table Land, Rajpuri Caves, and Dhom Dam form the major attractions of Panchgani and add to the beauty and charm of the place. Panchgani is not limited just to a few picturesque sights, but also goes beyond to offer its visitors a plethora of mind-boggling activities.

From shopping at Shivaji Circle to admiring nature at Wai and from exploring history at Kamalgad Fort to boating at Venna Lake, this place has everything to let you experience an action-packed holiday. If you are a daredevil and seeking adventure activities, Panchgani can offer you a plethora of adrenaline-fuelled sports including paragliding, rock climbing, trekking, speed boating, and horse riding.

One of the top aspects that adds to the pleasurable vacation at Panchgani is the availability of top-class accommodation facilities in this town. Panchgani is bestowed with a plethora of budget-friendly as well as luxury resorts and hotels that are suitable for families, couples, and friends. These hotels are well-equipped with modern amenities and offer amazing facilities including thrilling outdoor activities. Furthermore, packed with many nature-friendly camping destinations, this place also allows the travelers to enjoy surreal night camping opportunities.

So, no matter the kind of traveler you are, pack your bags to Panchgani and discover an exquisite holiday brimming with history, adventure, nature, and a lot more.

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Location: Pune, Maharashtra

Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM

About the Tikona Fort Trek:

Get a taste of trekking near one of the biggest city of Maharashtra and explore great adventure and thrills. Embrace a unique chance with the Tikona Fort trek and wander across one of the most picturesque forts in Maharashtra.

On availing the Tikona Fort trek, you would visit a place which is the center of many activities of Malwa Pawna regions and you would enjoy the glimpses of a lake that is based just near to the lake. While trekking, you would come across the Satvahan caves and the temple of Trimbakeshwar Mahadev, that would surely provide you with some endless memories.

Tikona Fort trek lets you proceed through all the difficulties and on reaching the top, grasp the breathtaking view of Pawana dam, Kothligad, and the astonishing views of the beautiful valley below. The trekking session shall be conducted by a supportive guide. Also, private transportation from Pune to Pune or Lonavala to Lonavala, Pithala Bhaker meals (lunch and breakfast)  along with basic first-aid kit is also inclusive of the package.

Suitable for: All age groups, friends and family

How to reach:

Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai and Pune to Pune is also included in this package.  You can reach the pick-up location with the help of private and public transportation.
Departure/Return Point: Kamshet Railway Station OR Deccan for Punekars And Dadar railway Station for Mumbai.

Note:
Pregnant women and children below 5 years are not allowed to join the tour.

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Matheran (126 km from Pune)

Matheran (126 km from Pune)

The lush wooded slopes of Matheran have attracted numerous travellers over the span of years of its existence! One of the quaint hill stations of Maharashtra, it nonetheless attracts a lot of nature lovers, families as well as buddies! The easiest way to get to Matheran from Pune is to take a train till Karjat and then onwards to Nerul junction; it is from here that the toy train to Matheran departs.

Declared as one of the eco-sensitive regions in Maharashtra, it is one of the best places to spot wildlife in the state. The best part, however, is that there are no vehicles allowed in the region! So, the expanses of this magical escapade have to be traversed by a horse, on cycle or on foot. Virtually zero pollution means that it disengages you from hustle and bustle of the city and provides a perfect environment for relaxing and breathing free.

Activities: 
Hiking and walking up to the viewpoints, ride on the Neral-Matheran toy train, paragliding and parasailing for adventure buffs.

Location:
Raigad district

Distance from Pune:
126 km

Best time to visit:
Throughout the year

Type of destination:
Wildlife, Trekking

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Mumbai

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Mumbai, the city of dreams. Mumbai, the city that never sleeps. Mumbai, the old world charm and fast pace of the modern life. There is so much that one can say in the praise of the one city in India that everyone wants to visit at least once in their life. That maybe because of the grandeur of this city or because of the history it has seen. Nonetheless, this city has a lot in store for everyone who visits. The USP of places to visit in Mumbai is that they are all iconic and all you need is a picture to recognize them, that is the charm of this city. Some places here are pieces of history, some are spiritual hotspots, and others are mesmerizing places to relax, chill or munch on the famous streets of Mumbai, like the ever famous Chowpatty Beach.

You can see the Gateway of India, Marine drive or the film city of Goregaon, or visit the Siddhivinayak temple and Haji Ali Mosque for your fill of the spiritual. You can even get to see the new addition to the roster of mesmerizing and intimidating places in Mumbai, the Bandra Worli Sealink. And be it a group hangout, a solo search of solace or just a couple's getaway, Chowpatty, Juhu, and Aksa Beach are names that almost everyone in the city knows and crowds on various occasions. They are equally coveted by the many who come to Mumbai from outside for the frolicking and snacking experiences that are available at these locations. One more thing that Mumbai is famous for is the shopping district at Colaba, where you can get everything from high brand store clothes to cheap knock-offs to add to your wardrobe as part of your fashion statement.

 Always bustling with energy, a trip to Mumbai should be on your travel list to understand the best way of how India portrays unity in diversity. Visit the hidden temples or pay a visit to famous monuments to explore the most cosmopolitan city in India. Enjoy the perfect blend of festivities, religions, music, food, music and theatres with a trip to Mumbai. Some of the best places to visit in Mumbai are the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Cave, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel world, Elephanta Island etc. 

While you are in this amazing city you can also visit the Kanheri Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mount Mary Church, Banganga Tank etc. Make a stop at the Marina Beach in the evening and have lip-smacking street food while you witness the best sunset being greeted by splashing waves of the sea. Find out all you need to know about the best places to visit in Mumbai on your vacation here.

And that is not just it. If you are looking for things to do and places outside the city, there is a lot of scope to plan weekend getaways near Mumbai. At just a small drive away from the city is the favourite picnic and night stay spots of Lonavala and Khandala. You can even visit the famous Sai Baba temple in Shirdi. With so much to offer, there is no wonder why Mumbai has been a favourite of everyone in the country for so many decades.

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Malshej Ghat (120 km from Pune)

Malshej Ghat (120 km from Pune)

Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats in the Thane-Pune locale of Maharashtra, India. The site is settled in the grandiose tough hills of the Western Ghats. The site is home to many various types of flora and fauna especially the avian population such as quails, rails, cranes, flamingos, and cuckoos. An excellent hill station with its various lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is prevalent among explorers, trekkers and nature mates.

Malshej Ghat is a perfect withdraw from the uproar of city life and is a paradise dwelling place of normal magnificence. With an uncountable number of waterfalls to delightfully organized dams and steep, elevated fortifications, a ghat is an ideal place for nature lover’s charm. This place is particularly wonderful amid storms and is one of the most loved ends of the week getaways for adolescents from Mumbai, Pune and Thane.

Harishchandragad fortification is a post around there and is exceptionally prominent among trekkers. The temple around here goes back to sixteenth century AD and is extraordinary examples of architectural wonder. Malshej falls, the lovely Pimpalgaon dam and Ajoba Hill post are some of the different attractions here which will be enchanting for any visitor.

Activities:
While you are visiting this famous picnic spots near Pune you can indulge in a lot of activities like hiking and trekking.

Distance from Pune
: Malshej Ghat is located at a distance of 119.7 km.

Location:
In the Western Ghat range, north of Pune

Best time to visit:
Throughout the year

Type of destination:
Historic, Family and Kid Friendly

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- 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 hour's 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 ski, and archery!
- Get your tired but excited selves back to the campsite and relish a delicious dinner before calling it a night. The next day indulges in rafting and other activities post breakfast.

Note-
Zipline, Banana ride and Bumper ride are available at an extra cost. 

Package Types:
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Rafting With Meals & Water Activities-  Bumper Ride, Banana Ride, Jet Ski, Zipline, River Crossing, Kayaking

Stay:
Tent, Cottages, and Domes are available at the campsite. You can choose between Tents on 2 sharing bases, C
ottage on 6 sharing basis and Dome on 9 sharing bases.

Meals: 
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and in the evening, Tea and snacks will be served during the stay at the campsite.

How to reach:
Kolad is 120 km away from Mumbai and 145 km from Pune. You can easily reach here by public or private transport. 

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 3:00 pm

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Wai (89 km from Pune)

Wai (89 km from Pune)
Another destination which is a must visit for you near Pune is Wai. Situated on the Krishna River, Wai was a town of some noticeable quality in the times of the Peshwas. One specialty of this region is that tow famous person in history Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi (Tambe family) and Gopikabai, wife of Nanasaheb Peshwa belongs to this region. Lately, this place is becoming a great attraction for the people around the world.

With its scenic beauty with the vibrant greenery, this place attracts a lot of people. One can head out for a day, out to this region or the
best weekend getaway near Pune. One can also find a lot of temples here which are architecturally significant. A couple of kilometers from Wai on a hill at around 4,650 feet above ocean level is the sanctuary of Mandhradevi Kalubai, which is over 400 years old.  Known for its seven ghats, Wai additionally has many sanctuaries around. Pandhavgarh fortification is another close-by fascination which is known for its trek.

Activities:
Few of the activities which are very popular here are trekking, hiking etc.

Distance from Pune:
Wai is located at a distance of 88.6km.

Location:
Satara District

Best Time to Visit:
June to December

Type of destination:
Religious, Adventure

Offbeat Adventures in Wai: 
You can enjoy the sport of rafting, kayaking and go camping on the river side. You can also enjoy ATV Rides or embark on a trek to the nearby mountains.
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Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Activity Timings: 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM

About Devkund Trek:

Embark on one of the most most loved one-day treks in Maharashtra and enjoy great adventure and delight with your loved ones. Observe the Devkund falls, which is a 'plunge' waterfall pouring crystal clear water on the stunning rocky surface that lies beneath.

With the Devkund Trek, you would witness the amalgamation of three waterfalls after wonderful trekking of 3 hours. Take a bath here and have fun in the water with your friends and family. You can see the ray of lights reflecting on the waters on a sunny day. The whole scene is beautiful and pleasant. You will also be able to see Bhira dam and Tamhini Ghat during this trek.

With easy difficulty level, any age group is capable to take up the trekking task. The Devkund Trek is also inclusive of transport by private Non-A/c bus from Mumbai to Devkund and Devkund to Mumbai. You also shall be assisted by the support of a friendly guide along with the provision of delicious meals that are inclusive of the package. Besides, the first aid kit and entry charges are also added to the package to enhance your delight.

Suitable for: All age groups, friends and family

How to Reach:
The pickup point in Mumbai is the Chitra cinema, Dadar and you can easily reach the spot with the help of private and public transportation.

Note:
Pregnant women and children below 6 years are not advised to embark for the trekking session.
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Panhala (240 km from Pune)

Panhala (240 km from Pune)
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Located in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, Panhala is the smallest city in the state. Founded by the great Maratha ruler Shivaji, this hilly city boasts of its pristine outlook, scenic valleys, pleasant climate and rich historical background.

summer escapade near Pune, Panhala also caters to the interest of the history buffs. The Panhala Fort and the Parashar Caves are the two most visited landmarks in this one of the wonderful hill stations near Pune.

Activities:
 Some of the activities which are famous here are sightseeing, camping etc.

Distance from Pune:
 Panhala is located at a distance of 240 km from Pune.
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Lohagad-Visapur (62 km from Pune)

Lohagad-Visapur (62 km from Pune)
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Lohagad and Visapur are duel Forts arranged close Lonavala close Malavli Station, beside Bhaje caverns. Typically Usually Lohagad is visited more and given more attention from governmental departments than Visapur Fort. The Visapur Fort is as delightful as Lohagad. The waterfall course through which we move to the best is basically astounding. On the east of the fort one can see the plateu brimming with beautiful flowers which are the key elements of the Fort. This place is also famous for trekking in Pune.

Visapur stronghold can be effectively recognized by its "tat-bandhi"(fort dividers) which can be seen unmistakably from the foot slopes. Visapur is well known for the white stocking buffaloes and wild pigs. In transit there are Bhaje hollows which merit seeing.  Visapur Fort is bigger and at a higher height than its twin stronghold Lohagad. Within the fortress are caves , cisterns of water, a decorated arch and old houses. These two roofless structures encompassed by external or veranda dividers said to have once been Government offices.

The ruins of a huge stone-assembled house are known as the Peshwa's royal residence. Notwithstanding a tremendous cutting of Hanuman, there are additionally a few temples devoted to him scattered everywhere throughout the place.Hanuman (or Maruti) was likely the supporter divinity of Visapur fortress.

Activities: One can indulge in some activities like trekking and hiking.

Distance from Pune: Lohagad-Visapur is located at a distance of 61.7 km

Location: Lohagad-Visapur is located at Malavli, Maharashtra 410406

Best time to visit: June to December

Type of destination: Historic, Trekking Buffs

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Adlabs Imagica (91 km from Pune)

Adlabs Imagica (91 km from Pune)

Owned and maintained by Adlabs Entertainment, Adlabs Imagica is among the perfect picnic spots near Pune for travellers with children. Built across 130 acres of land, the amusement park and water park can hold up to 15,000 visitors at one time.

The theme park also has a dedicated snow park with an artificial snow machine, snow slides, snow basketball, and a snow castle with an ice throne. Additionally, the amusement park and the theme park has numerous thrilling dry and water rides, respectively, including but not limited to pirate-themed rides, roller coaster, Ferris wheel, carousels, and water slides such as raft rides, twisters, and artificial wave pools.

Activities:
Water rides, Thrill Rides

Location:
30/31 Sangdewadi, Khopoli-Pali Road, Near Lonavala, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203, India

Distance from Pune:
91 kilometers

Best time to visit:
November to January

Type of destination:
Theme Park, Water Park

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Lavasa (58 km from Pune)

Lavasa (58 km from Pune)
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The first planned hill city of India, Lavasa sets an example of utmost beauty and serenity set amidst the mountains surrounding Pune. Ideal for one day picnic spots near Pune, it provides travellers with innumerable options to enjoy its lush green and tranquil environs. Lavasa is one of the most beautiful places to take off on a bike ride too! The road is incredibly beautiful and is decorated with natural and beautiful sights of Pune.

Surrounded by gorgeous hills, forests and getaway destinations like Mulshi and Tamhini. Lavasa is indeed a must go destination for anyone who wants a one on one chat with themselves and nature. The hill city of Lavasa is replete with a stunning lake, a gorgeous and well-designed promenade and for the food lovers out there, it also has a number of restaurants, ranging from fine dining to American Fast Food, all of them serving lip-smacking and delicious food!

Activities:
Boating, Riding

Attractions in Lavasa
: Temghar Dam, Xthrill Adventure Academy

Distance from Pune:
58 km

Location:
Pune

Best Time to Visit:
All Year

Type of destination:
Adventure Lovers, Leisure

Offbeat Experiences: 
You can enjoy a thrilling Segway Ride right from the training to the cruising stages. You can also discover adventure activities of camp in the beautiful environs of the destination.

Where to stay: 
Best resorts to stay in Lavasa.

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Sinhagad (25 km from Pune)

Sinhagad (25 km from Pune)
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One of the most major forts in the state of Maharashtra, Sinhagad is a fort that is a mere 25km from the main city of Pune. It was the place where the great Maratha General TanajiMalusare had laid down his life fighting the Mughals, until ShivajiMaharaj’s forces could arrive. The fort is still in a relatively intact condition and can be reached using the easy way uphill. The fort in the monsoons is a true beauty as strong winds from the valleys whoosh past you.

The summit can be reached via a small walk from the parking area or can be trekked on foot, for the more adventure loving travellers. Both ways up are equally pleasing and offer breathtakikng views all around. The top also has an operational Doordarshan and Radio tower. The small hotels on top are especially famous for serving ‘pakode’ with tea, curd in earthen pots and Bhakri (Indian bread made of Jowar Four) with a vegetable made out of onions!

Activities: Trekking, Wildlife

Location: Western Ghats

Distance from Pune: 25 km

Best time to visit: June to December

Type of destination: Historic, Trekking Buffs
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Panshet (41 km from Pune)

Panshet (41 km from Pune)

Most famous for its namesake dam, Panshet is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Pune. Also called as Tanaji Sagar Dam, Panshet Dam is a great spot for campers and adventure lovers. Nestled amidst the picturesque Sahyadri ranges, the dam is surrounded by gorgeous landscapes and tranquil ambience. Its many magical hills and thundering waterfalls make it a perfect holiday destination to unwind and relax. 

Activities:
Water sports, Camping

Location:
Located near Ambi River, Panshet is approximately 41.0 kilometers southwest of Pune 

Distance from Pune:
41 kilometers

Best time to visit:
All Year

Type of destination:
Lake and Dam

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Khadakwasla (13 km from Pune)

Khadakwasla  (13 km from Pune)

Famous for its impeccable engineering, Khadakwasla Dam is the biggest attraction in Khadakwasla village. Located on the Mutha River, the dam is the origin of Khadakwasla lake, the main water source for Pune and its surrounding areas.

During a visit to the area, one can explore the Sinhagad Fort as well as the pristine lake. Its proximity to the city makes it one of the most popular and convenient picnic spots near Pune. The roadways around the lake are a perfect place for cycling. 

Activities:
Camping, Bird Watching, Historical Walks

Location:
Khadakwasla Village, off Sinhagad Road, Pune, Maharashtra.

Distance from Pune:
13 kilometers

Best time to visit:
Monsoon 

Type of destination:
Dam, Forts, Gardens

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Mulshi (44 km from Pune)

Mulshi (44 km from Pune)
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One of the most famous one day picnic spots near Pune, Mulshi is a town that enjoys a beautiful landscapes all around! The dam built over the Mula River is what provides daily water in addition to the Varasgaon Dam, to the people of  Pune. The way to Mulshi dam is decked up with the cliffs of the rocky Sahyadris and mountain passes through the Western Ghats. The gorgeous Ghat that you will be crossing on the way is called the TamhiniGhat and is a bio diversity hotspot for flora and fauna that is endemic to the region. A heaven exceeding expectations, the way is washed with some tiny waterfalls on the way where you can enjoy getting soaked!

The backwaters of the dam itself are a delight to explore as their vast but calm expanse is a balm for the sore eyes. Mulshi also has some dense foliage laden hillocks and if you have a person who knows his way around, then you are in for a treat. For hiding in these foliage are some natural rock cut pools that are a delight to explore.

Activities: Wildlife, Biking, Trekking

Distance from Pune: 44 km

Location: Pune District

Best Time to Visit: June to September

Type of destination: Adventure Lovers and nature lovers

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Karjat (100 km from Pune)

Karjat (100 km from Pune)

A beautiful little village in Maharashtra, Karjat is a popular trekking and holiday destination near Pune and Mumbai. Situated along the magnificent Konkan coast, the little hill station offers various interesting outdoor activities to visitors including trekking, river rafting, as well as mountain climbing. It is also home to many ancient caves and forts which must be explored by the history buffs.

Ulhas Valley, a quintessential town near the region, is the best place to go for a break from your city life and to relax and rejuvenate amidst nature.

Activities:
History, Abseiling, Water Park, Outdoor activities

Location:
Raigad District, Maharashtra

Distance from Pune:
100 kilometers

Best time to visit:
Monsoon

Type of destination:
A mini hill station

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Karla, Bhaja and Bedse Caves (54 km from Pune)

Karla, Bhaja and Bedse Caves (54 km from Pune)

Constructed around the 1st century, Bedse caves is one of the oldest of its kind in the state of Maharashtra. Forming a trio along with Karla and Bhaja caves, it is one of the most offbeat picnic spots near Pune. The remote location of these caves makes them slightly difficult to get to and hence, they make for an intriguing adventure around the city.

A long drive and a few hundred steps later, the caves showcase interesting carvings and ancient Buddhist temples. Although the entrance to the caves can be unwelcoming, picturesque views of the surrounding villages and captivating stupas and murals allure a lot of history buffs and adventure enthusiasts.

Activities:
Nature, History

Location:
Maval taluka, Pune, Maharashtra 410405, India

Distance from Pune:
54 kilometers

Best time to visit:
Rainy season

Type of destination:
Caves

Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Reckoned as one of the most prominent places to visit in Maharashtra, Ajanta & Ellora caves are replete with finely carved sculptures and spectacular paintings related to Buddhist culture. Ellora caves are subdivided into three parts which include Hindu caves, Jain caves, and Buddhist caves.

The cave no. 16 or Kailash Temple is another major highlight for the vacationers who visit here to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva. You can also head to its open-air market and purchase some authentic Buddha sculptures handcrafted by the local artisans.

Highlights: 
Buddha paintings and sculptures, Kailash Temple, Ajanta Ellora Festival organized in October.

Location: Ellora Caves Road, Ellora, Maharashtra.
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Nashik (206 km from Pune)

Nashik (206 km from Pune)
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Located at around 206 km from Pune, Nashik is easily reached by car if you take the Pune-Nashik highway. Enjoying a beautiful, salubrious climate throughout the year, it is one of the most popular one-day picnic spots near Pune for family and friends alike!  The gorgeous green vineyards, the divine temples and vast open spaces where the air is at a free play are just a few of the blessings that Nashik enjoys.

One of the best things to do is to enjoy your day at leisure in Nashik at vineyards. Home of the grape manufacturing farmlands of the country, it is a preferred place for wine manufacturing, storage and processing. You can also explore Trimbakeshwar, which is a place of religious importance. If you want to explore a little further, take a trip to the famous SitaGunfa, Panchavati or drive ahead and revel in the beauties of Bhandardara, Saputara or Korali Hill stations!

Activities:
Vineyard Tours, Sightseeing

Distance from Pune:
206 km

Location:
Pune - Ahmednagar Highway

Best Time to Visit:
All Year

Type of destination:
Leisure Travel, Natural Beauty

Offbeat Experiences: 
You can enjoy a villa stay or a service apartment dwelling at Soma Wine Village in Nashik.

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Kashid (172 km from Pune)

Kashid (172 km from Pune)
Easily reached by the Mumbai-Pune expressway, Kashid is a popular beach picnic spots near Pune. What makes the Kashid beach stand apart from the rest is its untouched beauty and the relatively milder waves make it a preferred destination for surfing and other watersport activities.This paradisiacal beach is bordered by other picturesque coasts around, which make it even more beautiful! Kashid is embellished with silvery white sands, blue ocean waves, wooded mountains, paddy fields, and small rivulets that flow through the forests.


Kashid has a 3 km stretch of shoreline tucked in the middle of two hillocks with Casuarina forests up and down the seashore. There are only a few little lodgings in Kashid as whatever remains of the territory is exclusive. Best alternative to stay is to set up camp at one of the homestays owned by the locals, the local food is something to cherish, as it offers authentic Malvani seafood cooked with traditional spices.

Activities: 
Beach and waterfront adventure activities (Banana Boat Ride, waterskiing, paragliding) and many more things to do.

Location:
Northern Konkan Region

Distance from Pune:
172 km

Best time to visit:
October to June

Type of destination:
Beach 

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Kaas Plateau (130 km from Pune)

Kaas Plateau (130 km from Pune)

The vast flowering carpets of flowers at Kaas bloom every year in the month of August for three to four weeks, located in Satara at around 130km from Pune. On the way, you can see gorgeous landscapes of the Western Ghats and surrounding hillocks flit past! The plateau is famous for its 850 varieties of flowers that bloom in the season, transforming the region into an entire stretch of interwoven tapestry.Declared by UNESCO as a biodiversity hotspot, the destination is protected by law and vehicles are not allowed inside, thus the sights are best seen on foot, away from the crowded city life.

A walk through these gorgeous blooms will open your eyes to newer vistas of beauty and make you wonder just how bountiful nature is. It is here that you can see flowers and plants of every shade in the spectrum!

Activities:
Walking

Distance from Pune:
130 km

Location:
Satara

Best Time to Visit:
August

Type of destination:
Bio-diversity 

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Bhandardara (171 km from Pune)

Bhandardara (171 km from Pune)

A quaint hill station tucked away in the lap of the Sahyadri range, Bhandardara is naturally blessed. Home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna, lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and majestic mountains, the area is perfect for outdoor adventure sports activities such as camping, trekking, as well as caving.

Tagged as the perfect weekend getaway spot from nearby cities such as Pune and Mumbai, Bhandardara’s beauty is at its peak during the monsoon season. There are several historic places around the area as well, including Ratangad Fort, Harishchandragad Fort, and Alang Fort.

Activities:
Camping, Waterfall, Lake, Trekking, Caving, Rappelling

Location:
Near Igatpuri, in the Western Ghats

Distance from Pune:
171 kilometers

Best time to visit:
June to September

Type of destination:
Holiday Resort

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Satara (110 km from Pune)

Satara (110 km from Pune)

The ancient capital of Maratha Empire, Satara dates back to the 17th century and holds outstanding historical importance in the region. Named after the seven hills in the region, PedhyachaBhairoba, Jarandeshwar, KitlichaDongar, Sajjangad, Yawateshwar, NakdichaDongar, and Ajinkyatara, the area offers numerous trekking and camping facilities to visitors, making it one of the most sought after picnic spots near Pune.

Enjoying a panoramic surrounding with River Krishna and Venna in the backdrop, Satara enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. 

Activities: Trekking, Camping, Picnic

Location: Satara District, Maharashtra

Distance from Pune: 110 kilometres

Best time to visit: All Year

Type of destination: Tourist Spot famous for its lakes, waterfalls, museums, and historical landmarks

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Karnala Bird Sanctuary (121 km from Pune)

Karnala Bird Sanctuary (121 km from Pune)

Boasting over 100 exquisite bird species, Karnala Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for ornithologists and nature lovers. Best enjoyed during monsoons and winter seasons, the bird sanctuary is also an amazing spot for trekking. There are several small shelters built around the sanctuary that can be used for some rest during treks or for picnics with the family.

If you are an adventure junkie, the one day trek to Karnala Fort is extremely worth the hard work. To make the best out of your trip to the bird sanctuary, you can book a stay at one of the resorts located within the area. 

Activities:
Nature Camping, Trekking, Day Outing, Farm stay

Location:
NH 66, Karnala, Maharashtra 410206, India

Distance from Pune:
121 kilometres

Best time to visit:
October to April

Type of destination:
Bird Sanctuary

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Dapoli

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Dapoli is a district located at a distance of 215 km from Mumbai. The area is densely populated by coconut farms. Many people resort to visiting this place primarily due to its location, as it is only 8 km from the Arabian Sea. 

The descending seashore and glimpses of nature have made it a popular tourist destination.  It is often referred to as Mini Mahabaleshwar due to its cool weather sustaining throughout the year. Along with the cool weather, it also maintains its verdant greenery throughout the year.

There are several tourist attractions around the area that draw many visitors due to their decadence. The Harnai Sea Port, located about 17 km from Dapoli, is a magnificent site to explore the historical culture of the area. You can explore Kanakdurga, the land fort, and Suvarnadurga, the sea fort located in Harnai.

The Unhavare hot spring provides a soothing getaway from the cold throughout the year. The ancient ruins of Panhalekaji Caves here pose as a heritage site for history buffs and archaeology enthusiasts. It also attracts devotees of Lord Ganesha, who come to seek his blessings at Kadyavarcha Ganapati, a temple established in the late 12th century. 

The vast sea gives you a chance to engage into several watersport activities over here like canyoning, surfing and scuba diving. There are also various beaches around the area capturing the attention of many, including Murdu Beach, Karde Beach and Kelshi Beach. They offer various water sport activities like swimming, surfing and parasailing. 

Dapoli is cool all year round, but summers may be comparatively more humid here. Although if you want to explore the beaches and serene waters around Dapoli, then summers – from May to July – is when you should visit. Swimming or surfing in the beaches ensures a relaxing escape from the heat of the sun. Monsoons come bearing heavy rainfalls, and so if the main purpose of your visit is trekking or mountaineering, then it is advisable to avoid visiting the place during this time. 

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Harihareshwar Beach
Another well-known beach destination in Maharashtra, Harihareshwar draws in the visitors with its scenic backdrops, vibrant streets, and hilly landscapes. The pristine river Saviriti passing through this scenic town further accentuates its charm.

Once here, you can choose to head for a stroll around the Harihareshwar beach, enjoy water sports at Diveagar Beach, offer your prayers at the Kalbhairav temple or indulge in a shopping spree at its local market. The beach town has several luxurious resorts including Tranquil Beach Resort and Misty Woods Eco Cottages where you can enjoy a hassle-free stay amidst the nature.

Highlights: 
Diveagar Beach, Bhagamandala, Kalbhairav Temple, Harihareshwar Temple.

Location: Harihareshwar, Raigad, Maharashtra.
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Rajeev Gandhi Zoological Park

Rajeev Gandhi Zoological Park

Rajeev Gandhi Zoological Park was initiated with the noble thought of rescuing animals; it is now called as an orphanage for animals that do not have a home. After careful conservation, this park now flaunts a snake park, a zoo with mammals, birds and & other reptiles, and a lake.

Keep your walking shoes with you to be able to cover this vast area of the animal kingdom which might take about 3-4 hours of your time to cover. This park is indeed an ecstasy day for children! If you are lucky, you might be able to get a safari to get a better look at the animals and pacify your tired feet.

Location: 9 km from Pune, 
Pune-Satara Road, Katraj

Entry fee:
Rs.25 for adults and Rs.10 for children; Rs. 100 for foreign nationals

Timings:
09.30am to 05.30pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

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Fort Jadhavgadh (28.1 km from Pune)

Fort Jadhavgadh (28.1 km from Pune)
Lying at an approximate distance of 14 kilometers from the city, the luxurious fort hotel of Fort Jadhavgadh happens to be the most historic picnic spot near Pune. Presenting the 300 years old Maratha royalness, this heritage hotel features many secret passages, gun holes, dungeons, escape routes, lush gardens, and of course exciting tales of bravery and glory. 

Picnickers can take a day trip to Fort Jadhavgadh and spend the day revisiting the rich history of Maharashtra. Manifesting a classic royal decor, the property offers its guests cozy cottages and royal tents to spend their time like the royals. 

Location: Hadapsar Saswad Road, Jadhavwadi, Pune, Maharashtra 412301
Distance from Pune: 14 kilometers away
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Type of destination: Heritage hotel
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Thoseghar Falls (140 km from Pune)

Thoseghar Falls (140 km from Pune)

Deep within the Konkan hills of Western India, lies a quaint village called Thoseghar, home to the majestic Thoseghar Falls. One of the highest in India, this waterfall is a seasonal waterfall, falling from a steep cliff, into a deep gorge.

Although one needs to hike up a bit to reach the waterfall, the loud roar of the water can be heard from quite some distance! Recently, a picnic platform has been constructed amidst the forest, which gives an uninterrupted view of the waterfall. So make sure to pack some snacks and a spread to lounge on while there!

Distance from Pune:
Pune and Thoseghar Waterfall are located at a distance of about 140 kilometers from each other.

Height:
Thoseghar Falls is 1,640 feet high at its highest point.

Location:
Satara, Maharashtra.

Best season to visit:
To see the waterfall in all its glory, one must visit mid monsoon around the month of August.

Mandwa Beach
Mandwa beach is known for its panoramic views, right from the Gateway of India to the bay. It is unlikely to find a view as this from any other beach in Mumbai. One of the best places to visit in Mumbai, the Mandwa beach gives you an enthralling experience as you stare across the sea on a clear day, taking in the panoramic view that it offers you.

The beach is usually less crowded and is extremely pleasant to visit in the evenings. The Mandwa beach is located close to the Kihim beach, which is equally beautiful. Among the other beaches of Mumbai, this is one of those Mumbai tourist places that you can visit to get away from the hullabaloo of the metropolitan.

You can reach the place via a ferry that you can get from Mumbai. This famous weekend beach destination is a hit among the locals and tourists alike, basking in the sun and relaxing by the clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea is a treat nobody wants to give a miss. Come here for a wonderful time.

Location: Mandwa Beach, Kolgaon, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Can be visited at any time of the day
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 114.9 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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22 July 2019
Excellent
Place: The scenery there is really breathtaking. All the hills and the lake view is amazing. The place makes you stay there for life long. If you really want a peaceful, beautiful and close to nature place then this place should be on your bucket list. Hospitality: The host Rahul Slave was really humble and a cheerful person to talk. They will try to give their best by providing all kind of basic needs and anything you could ask for at such a remote place. Food: The starters are really amazing. I enjoyed the food as a non-vegetarian. I was really impressed with the tea and poha breakfast. I recommend you to try the breakfast. Activities: They have multiple activities including DJ, Bone Fire, Cricket, Archery, Boating, Badminton, Karaoke etc.
06 May 2015
Excellent
We had a great time at the Bhimashankar Trek. The trekking was quite good and interesting. It was awesome. We had a really lovely time here. It was so worth every penny spent. The trek trails, the surroundings, the backdrop were all just WOW! It was completely worth every penny spent. I personally want to visit here again. The trek was well organized too; thus enhancing the whole trek experience. Thinking back there are no negative experiences at all. It was perfectly a great and a nice experience. The rates were also not that costly and it was definitely worth the time and money we spent on this vacation. I am so recommending this to everyone out there.
10 August 2015
Excellent
We had a good trekking experience here in Lonavala. Pune and Lonavala are places that can be viewed in a couple of days. While we planned for a long vacation here, we chose to have a beautiful planned itinerary which involved this trek, and we are super glad that we took it. Regarding the trek, it was a great experience.
11 January 2016
Excellent
Bhimashankar Trek In Maharashtra is one of its kind of a special trek that is such a country side trek. One can’t experience such a trek generally in other trek trails. Lonavala is by itself a beauty and this trek adds more grace to it. I had a great time at this trek. I personally loved the trek trails so much that I am planning to do this trek again sometime. As a trekker, you will experience bliss as the trek takes you back to the good old country trek experience. As a nature lover I had a great time with the surroundings.
27 June 2015
Excellent
The trek was fun and exciting. The locality and surroundings were brilliant. I have been to many treks but this trek was one of the best trek I ever had. I seriously recommend this trek to all those who want to go out with friends. Worth spending on this trek :)
I booked the Ashtavinayak trip from Pune and we visited all the eight temples of Lord Ganesh and the temples were renovated very well and there is also a lake Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple where boating is available.
It is one of the best trips of my life. If you love adventurous and trekking place then you will love to visit Lonavala and Khandala, The views are brilliant and the vibe nice and Lonavala lake is very beautiful lake, surrounded by mountain. The scenery is very heart warming, I instantly fall in love with the place.
17 February 2020
Excellent
It was our first experience there on trekking. Thrillophilia package includes guide so we have a good guide there and he helped us well during this entire trek. The food they gave is quite nice and delicious. Bhimashankar was my personal favourite place in this trek. Our group was of 12 people but we all enjoyed it nicely. Good place and Highly recommended.
21 February 2020
Excellent
Very beautiful place with lots of scenery, the relaxing and calming sunrise was mesmerizing and we loved it. Our guide was a funny and amazing person, he was also taking care of the group and briefed us well about the way and do’s. we had a group photo at the top and the trek was very memorable, will look to do these types of treks again. Thanks
26 February 2020
Excellent
Nice place with a well-mannered guide, I booked it from Thrillophilia for me and my sister, the trek went super fantastic and we had a good company there with us. The only problem was waking us early but as u reach the Bhimashankar, you will feel alive. Must try.

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  1. What are the one day picnic spots near Pune for friends?

    1. Pataleshwar Caves: If your group of friends has a taste for adventure, Pataleshwar Caves is the best picnic destination for you. Spend a day navigating your way through the rocky cliffs before you settle down for snacks.

    2. Rajmachi: Rajmachi, commanding a stunning view of the surrounding hills, offers a picnic location that is both beautiful and thrilling. The Fort area can be reached through a short trek up the hills.

    3. Satara Hills: Satara Hills offers some of the best spots for one-day picnics. Choose a locale of your choice from its array of ruins, forts, and temples, and enjoy yourself a picturesque outdoor picnic.

    4. Kamshet: Kamshet is another adventurous picnic destination near Pune. Apart from the stunning panoramic views that it commands, Kamshet offers a number of fun activities such as paragliding, rock climbing, and more.
  2. What are the best picnic spots near Pune for families?

    1. Visapur Fort: Perched at an elevation of around 1084 meters, Visapur Fort is an easy trekking destination. Constructed by the Maratha empire’s first Peshwa, this fort offers a glimpse into the history of Maharashtra and offers stunning views of lush vistas from the top.

    2. Kaas Plateau: Considered as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaas Plateau is an enthralling destination packed with serene lakes, unique flora, and colorful butterflies. During the monsoons, this place becomes even livelier and blooms with endemic flowers like Kaasa, Kondal, Anjani, Paner, and Sonki.

    3. Dajipur: Once serving as the favorite hunting spot of the king of Kolhapur, Dajipur was enlisted as a national wildlife sanctuary in the year 1985. Set amidst dense forests, this sanctuary is home to sloth bears, tigers, and leopards, which can be easily spotted during a safari here. 
  3. What are the picnic spots near Pune for couples?

    1. Lohagad: With its rolling hills and an abundance of greenery, the beauty of Lohagad is a treat to the senses. The enchanting lake by the Fort adds to the charm of the place, making it a popular picnic spot among couples.

    2. Hadshi Ashram:
    The simplistic beauty of Hadshi attracts picnickers from all over Maharashtra. With its open green gardens and beautiful floral growth, Hadshi is best enjoyed with a loved one.

    3. Panshet Dam:
    A perfect mix of romance and adventure, Panshet invites lovers and adventure seekers alike. The scenic setting of the emerald lake is made for inviting with its offer of boating across its waters, an act best enjoyed with a loved one.

    4. Matheran:
    An unspoiled hill station near Pune, Matheran is known for its old town spirit and picturesque settings. The little town offers abundant scenic picnic spots, and is extremely popular among holidaying couples.
  4. What are the picnic spots near Pune in summer?

    1. Rajmachi: Set amidst the Sahyadri ranges, the village of Rajmachi is known for its glorious history. This place is famous for the Rajmachi Fort, which forms an ideal trekking destination.

    2. Alibaug: Often referred to as ‘mini-Goa’, Alibaug is famous for its sandy beaches, ancient temples, and majestic forts. This destination is frequently visited by peace seekers and water sport enthusiasts.

    3. Devkund Waterfalls: Originating from River Kundalika, Devkund Waterfalls is a peaceful and cool spot, which offers the perfect respite from the scorching sun in the summers. This place can be reached by hiking a trekking route of 3 hours.

    4. Thoseghar Falls: Lying near Thoseghar Village, Thoseghar Falls manifests an array of shimmering waterfalls with the loftiest fall cascading from an elevation of around 200 meters above sea level.
  5. What are the best picnic spots near Pune for 1 day?

    1. Satara: Lying near the meeting point of river Krishna and Venna, Satara is a historical city developed back in the sixteenth century. The major attractions of this place are the Ajinkyatara Fort and Sajjangad Fort.

    2. Kolad: Known popularly for its lush meadows, shining waterfalls, and scenic backdrop of the Sahyadri ranges, Kolad is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. This tiny village offers the best scope to experience thrilling sports like kayaking, river rafting, parasailing, paragliding, and rappelling.

    3. Rajgad Fort: Constructed during the Maratha rule, Rajgad Fort tells a lot about the glorious battles fought and victories achieved here by the powerful Maratha army. At present, this place is a famous trekking and camping site of the state.

    4. Khadakwasla Dam: Constructed on Mutha river, Khadakwasla Dam forms an amazing picnic spot due to its scenic surroundings. Travelers visiting this place love to spend time watching the mesmerizing sunset and sunrise views, taking landscape photographs, and relishing some bhel and corn while marveling at the impressive architecture of the dam.
  6. What are the famous one-day picnic spots near Pune for family?

    To spend some quality time with your family, you can go to one of these famous one-day picnic spots near Pune:

    1. Fort Jadhavgarh: Located around 14 kilometers from Pune, this luxurious hotel is amongst the most historic spots for a great picnic. Taking you back to the times of the Maratha rule, you and your family can spend the day reveling in the rich ancient history at Fort Jadhavgarh. 

    2. Kundalika Rafting Camp: It is at this camp where you and your family can have a lot of fun enjoying the many adventure sports and activities. From kayaking, jet skiing, and archery to spending the night in a tent under the stars, there is a lot you can do here. 

    3. Sinhagad: Amongst the major forts in the state, Sinhagad is yet another place where you can enjoy a memorable picnic with your family. Trek to the summit, while enjoying the surrounding views and indulging in lip-smacking local delicacies on the way. 
  7. What are the best beaches to visit near Pune?

    While there is not a single beach in Pune, those that lie near it exhibits a luxurious combination of both white sandy shores and crystal blue waters. Here are some best beach picks near Pune for you -

    - Tarkarli Beach – 388 km 
    - Alibag Beach – 143 km 
    - Mandwa Beach – 150 km 
    - Ganpatipule Beach – 316 km 
    - Murud Beach – 159 km 
  8. What are the famous hill stations near Pune?

    Endless stretches of lush green lands, a sense of real solace and tranquillity, pleasantly low temperatures, and freshness in every breeze that blows in, the hill stations near Pune are great summer escapes. Some of the notable picks amongst the famous hill stations are – 

    - Lonavala (67 km) – Duke’s Nose, Lohagad, Visapur fort, Shivaji Udyan, and Rajmachi Point. 
    - Mahabaleshwar (120 km) – Pratapgad Fort, Veena Lake, Mapro Garden, Babington Point, and Lingamala Falls. 
    - Khandala (71 km) – Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Aamby Valley, Tungarli Lake, and Bhushi Dam, and Lion’s Point.  
    - Lavasa (58 km) – Temghar Dam, Panshet Dam, Ghangad Fort, Tikona Fort, and Devkund Waterfall.