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Places near Pune to Visit in Winter

Lonavala, Matheran, Khandala, Panchgani, Bhandardara, Mahabaleshwar, Tarkarli, Dapoli, Kalsuand, Pawna lake camping many other amazing places.

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places to visit near Pune in winter? Surrounded by the Western Ghats and Sahyadri ranges, there are many popular hill stations near Pune to enjoy your winter break. The winter season is ideal to visit these places as the weather is cool and misty, a respite from the heat and humidity of the plains and beaches of the region.

Places to visit near Pune in winter never cease to surprise. For the adventure junkies, there is Kamshet, the paragliding destination of India. For those who want to soak in nature and its pristine beauty, there are places like Panchgani, Kaas Plateau, and Tapola. The coastal village of Tarkarli and Dapoli are perfect places for Dolphin spotting and exhilarating watersports. All these places are dotted with majestic forts, lakes, valleys, and waterfalls which are sure to make your winter holidays memorable.

Here is the list of best places to visit near Pune in winter:

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Lonavala (66 km from Pune)

Lonavala (66 km from Pune)
Lonavala, one of the most beautiful places near Pune to visit in winter, is perfect for those who love the lush outdoors. Winters in Lonavala bring pleasant breezes and soft sunshine. This is the perfect time to explore the natural attractions here and see the cave systems, forest trails, waterfalls, forts, and lakes.

Distance from Pune: 66 kilometres.

Main attractions: Tiger’s Leap viewpoint, Lohagad Fort, Pawna & Shirota Lakes, Kune and Kataldhar waterfalls, Della Adventure Park, Celebrity Wax Museum, 2
nd-century Buddhist Karla Caves, Adlabs Imagica Amusement Park.

Average Temperature: 22.5°C
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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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Kamshet (47 km from Pune)

Kamshet (47 km from Pune)
A picturesque place, Kamshet is considered to be one of the best paragliding destinations in the country. Located in the Western Ghats, the railway station here used to serve as an important trade route. Kamshet is popular for it’s ‘Rosy Cold’ weather in November and the subsequent months when the temperatures drop to as low as 5°C.

Distance from Pune: 47 kilometres.

Main attractions: Uksan Lake, Shine Wadi Hills, Bhairi caves, 1
st-century Bedse caves, Visapur Fort, Bhaje waterfalls,  Magic Mountain Amusement Park. 

Average Temperature: 11°C
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Mahabaleshwar (120 km from Pune)

Mahabaleshwar (120 km from Pune)
Mahabaleshwar is the largest hill station located in the region. Often referred to as ‘Queen of Hills’, its name loosely translates to the ‘Great God of Power’ or Lord Shiva. An interesting fact about Mahabaleshwar is that it used to serve as a prison town along with Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The forests here are full of exotic wildlife and trees.  Amongst the top places near Pune to visit in winter, it is famous for its world-class strawberry and mulberry farms.

Distance from Pune: 120 kilometres.

Main attractions: Elephant’s Head Viewpoint, Chinaman’s Waterfalls, Arthur’s Seat Viewpoint, Venna Lake, 500-year-old Mahabaleshwar Temple, Strawberry farms. 

Average Temperature: 17°C
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Lavasa (57 km from Pune)

Lavasa (57 km from Pune)

One of the newest hill stations in the country, Lavasa is a privately planned initiative. This ‘dream project’ is a beautiful amalgamation of pristine nature and luxurious infrastructure. Lavasa is spread over 7 hills, dense bamboo forests, and vast lush plains. Whether you are a watersport junkie or just want to spend time amidst the solitude of nature, this place offers amazing experiences for everybody.

Distance from Pune: 57 kilometres.

Main attractions: Lakeside Promenade, Bamboosa, Temghar Dam, Lakeshore Watersports. 

Average Temperature: 24°C

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Khandala (71 km from Pune)

Khandala (71 km from Pune)

Winter is the best season to visit this stunning hill station and to enjoy the pleasantly cool breezes enveloping the misty hills. The place has an old-world charm with many Maratha and British-era landmarks strewn all over it.

The scenic beauty owing to the panoramic landscape of the place is unmatched. It is one of the best places to take a break from the crowds and noise of the cities, and spend time amidst the peace of nature.

Distance from Pune: 71 kilometres.

Main attractions: Ulhas River, Canyon Valley, Visapur, Manoranjan, & Rajmachi forts, Panorama Restaurant, Bedsa caves, Duke’s Nose vantage point, Shingroba Temple. 

Average Temperature: 18°C

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Matheran (80 km from Pune)

Matheran (80 km from Pune)
Matheran, located in Sahyadri Hills of the Western Ghats, is one of the perfect places to visit near Pune in winter for your next holiday. Replete with British-era charm, lovely villages, and dense forests, the place offers a relaxing break from the chaos of the city. Its hilly landscape offers numerous vantage points to see the stunning beauty of nature all around. It is also the country’s only automobile free hill station. 

Distance from Pune: 80 kilometres.

Main attractions: Louisa and Panorama Viewpoints, Charlotte Lake, Shivaji’s ladder,  Olympia Racecourse, Neral-Matheran toy train, Prabal Fort, 10
th-century Ambarnath Temple, Paymaster Park, Monkey Point, One Tree Hill Point. 

Average Temperature: 18°C
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If you’ve ever dreamt about backpacking off to green pastures and cascading waterfalls among the lush mountains, you don’t have to travel all the way up north to experience setting like that anymore. Kolad – a humble village in the Raigad district of Maharashtra – is home to some of the most imposing valleys and natural beauty that were hidden away from the rest of the world until recent times. Nature enthusiasts and hikers already know of this gem in the Sahyadris that has been gaining impetus by day as a popular destination for adventure sports, but there’s more to this quaint settlement than just that. The primary tourist places in Kolad shout out loud white water rafting and trekking into the wild.

Fondly referred to as the Rishikesh of Maharashtra, Kolad has been lately getting attention as one of the best white water rafting spots in Maharashtra. In fact, the stunning landscaping valleys of Kolad have a charm of their own during the monsoons in Maharashtra. The village is located alongside the banks of the magnificent River Kundalika, the fastest flowing river of the South. This provides varying degrees of difficulty levels for those fascinated by water sports. Apart from that, the rugged topography of this village makes it a great hiking destination among those eager to explore the thriving faunal side of Kolad.

Kolad’s scenic locale makes it a popular hotspot during the monsoons. Apart from the daunting sports, you can experience the true spectacle of nature. In fact, courtesy the varied climatic conditions in Kolad, every season gives you a chance to unwind in several ways. There are numerous hotels, resorts, farmhouses and peaceful home-stays tucked away into this tranquil village for those who wish for a peaceful time away from the city.

So, round up a group of friends, or simply hang out with your loved ones, Kolad is perfect for those looking forward to a delightful picnic in a land not so far away. Don’t forget to visit tourist places in Kolad which include Tahmini Ghat Waterfalls, Bhira Dam, Ghosala Fort and Tala Fort amongst others.

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Panchgani (101 km from Pune)

Panchgani (101 km from Pune)
Often referred to as ‘Switzerland of India’, Panchgani gets its name from the five hills surrounding it.  The misty forests and luxuriant valleys of the place offer a wonderful escape from the humidity and heat of the plains of Maharashtra. The soft warm sunshine, hazy skies, and chilly winds let you explore the various natural attractions here.

Distance from Pune: 101 kilometres.

Main attractions: Kaas Plateau, a UNESCO world heritage site, Table Land, Kate’s Viewpoint, Mapro strawberry Garden, Devrai Art Village, fresh produce shops at Shivaji Circle.

Average Temperature: 20.8°C
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Bhimashankar (110 km from Pune)

Bhimashankar (110 km from Pune)

This is one of the best places near Pune to visit in winter. This town of the temples is famous for housing one of the twelve traditional Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva in the country. Considered to be one of the holiest places in the country, it is said to have originated after the river Bhima evaporated after a fight between Lord Shiva and Tripursura. Bhimashankar is also famous for its panoramic landscape of hills, valleys, and meadow-like plains.

Distance from Pune:
110 kilometers.

Main attractions: Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Hanuman Dimbhe Dam, Ahupe waterfalls, Bhimashankar Temple. 

Average Temperature: 21.5°C


Bhandardara (172 km from Pune)

Bhandardara (172 km from Pune)
A charming resort village nestled in the Western Ghats, Bhandardara is edged along the Pravara River. Whether you are a history buff or love the outdoors, Bhandardara is one of the best places near Pune to visit in winter. There are a number of charming resorts and campsites that offer a perfect place to stay. People come from all over the region to trek and see the hidden cave systems here.

Distance from Pune: 172 kilometres.

Main attractions: Mount Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra standing at around 5,400 ft, Umbrella Falls and Randha Waterfalls, Wilson Dam, the largest earthen dam in the country, Ratangad Fort,  Arthur Lake, Agastya Rishi Ashram.

Average Temperature: 12°C
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Malshej Ghats (120 km from Pune)

Malshej Ghats (120 km from Pune)

Malshej Ghats is one of the most popular places to visit near Pune in winter. It is a mountain pass and amongst the most scenic of tourist places in the area. It is known for its exotic flora and fauna and visited by bird watchers from all over the country. It is also a great trekking location due to its hilly landscape.

Distance from Pune: 120 kilometres.

Main attractions: Pimpalgaon Joga Dam for exotic birds like Alpine Swift, Purple Moorhen, Pink Flamingo, and Pied Crested Cuckoo, Harishchandragad Fort and nearby centuries-old Buddhist caves, Shivneri Fort.

Average Temperature: 15°C

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Location: Satara, Maharashtra

Start Time/End Time:
10:00 PM (Day 1) - 10:00 PM (Day 2)

Embark on a super adventurous and thrilling trekking session at the kaas plateau and explore the valley of flowers, based on the high hills of Sahyadri range. Observe the plateau keenly which is occupied with wildflowers (during the season that prevails on September and October).

Roam endlessly at the whole of 
kaas plateau that conveys the glimpses of a carpet in various colours. Get picked up by a private non-ac bus from Dadar and enjoy a comfortable transportation before and after the trekking session.

You shall savour on the scrumptious meals that would be provided in breakfast, lunch and dinner, as mentioned in the itinerary and are totally inclusive of the package. Also the trekking session to the kaas plateau also is inclusive of all entry charges required for the activity.

Suitable for: All age group, friends, family and corporate outings

How to Reach:
The pick-up location would be 
Dadar TT Circle and you can reach the spot with the help of private and public transportation.

Pregnant women and children below 5 years are not allowed to join the activity.

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Tapola (146 km from Pune)

Tapola (146 km from Pune)
Often referred to as ‘Mini Kashmir of the West’, Tapola is famous for its splendid natural beauty. It is surrounded by emerald green meadows, forests, lakes, and valleys, that are great for a winter escapade. Tapola is one of the amazing places to Visit near Pune in winter.

Places like these transport you to the simpler and idyllic village life where the pace is slower and you are far away from the chaos of everyday city life.

Distance from Pune:
146 kilometres.

Main attractions: Shivsagar Lake, Vasota Jungle trek, ancient Peshwa period Bhawani Temple. 

Average Temperature: 26.3°C


A charming beach town, Dapoli is one of the most popular places to visit near Pune in winter. What was once a British camp, Dapoli is now a great winter escapade with its striking beaches.

It is not visited by too many people, which makes it a great place for taking a break from the hustle-bustle of city life. It is often referred to as ‘Mini Mahabaleshwar’ due to its coolly pleasant climate throughout the year.

Distance from Pune: 183 kilometres.

Main attractions: Dapoli Beach, Panhalekaji caves, ancient Keshavraj Temple and Shri Vyaghreshwar Temple. 

Average Temperature: 24°C
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Trip Location: Pawna Lake

- 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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Panhala Fort (241 km from Pune)

Panhala Fort (241 km from Pune)
One of the largest most majestic forts in the Deccan area, Panhala Fort of one of the best places to visit near Pune in winter. This 11th-century fort once served as a major treasury and trade centre and has seen momentous events in the history involving British, Mughals, and the Marathas. It is popular for hundreds of outlook posts and an underground tunnel system.

Distance from Pune: 241 kilometres.

Main attractions: 11th-century Andhar Bavadi, Ambarkhana and Kalavantinicha Mahal, Rajdindi Bastion. 

Average Temperature: 24°C
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Tarkarli (386 km from Pune)

Tarkarli (386 km from Pune)
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One of the most charming coastal villages near Maharashtra, Tarkali’s long beaches and crystal clear waters are home to dolphins and attract people from all over the country. Winters are the best time to visit the place when the weather is pleasant minus the heat and humidity of the Maharashtra plains and coastal areas.  This is why Tarkali tops the charts when it comes to listing the top places near Pune to visit in winter.

Distance from Pune: 386 kilometres.

Main attractions: Tarkarli Beach, Deobagh, Dhamapur Lake, Sindhudurg Fort.

Average Temperature: 24°C
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Location: Satara, Maharashtra

Activity Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site this Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary tour in Satara is the perfect weekend getaway in lush greenery away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located 190 kms from Pune around the Koyna dam that supplies power to a major part of Maharashtra, the sanctuary boasts several kinds of tigers, bison, and dozens of other wild animals and birds.

During this 4 day - 3 night Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary tour, you will be witnessing rich flora and fauna of the region, going for nature trekking and bird watching, doing a jungle safari in jeeps and staying in nature resorts amidst the scenic views. In the resort, you will be accommodated in Deluxe/Suite rooms on double sharing basis that will be well-equipped with all the necessary amenities. 

While you are on this Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary tour, all the meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served to you. All kinds of forest fees and guide charges are also inclusive of the package. You will also be enjoying some special experiences on the tour like traditional welcome in the resort, sightseeing tour, fishing, BBQ in the evening, night trekking, riverside lunch and many more. 

Suitable for: 
All age groups, friends, family and corporate outings.

How to Reach:

The location is based at a distance of 190 kms from the city of Pune, and can be easily reached via public and private transportation.

Note: Minimum 2 persons are required to book the tour.
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Located close to the hill station of Lonavala Khandala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 meters or 3,389 feet above sea level. We are here with the package of an amazing trek opportunity at this place.

It is said to be the b
est trekking route near Mumbai and Pune for beginners. It is an easy trek filled with fun and beauty. You will get to see many beautiful things during this trek and after reaching the peak you can see four doors  The first one is called 'Ganesh Darwaaja', the second one is called 'Narayan Darwaja', the third one is called 'Hanuman Darwaaja' & the fourth one is called 'Maha Darwaaja'. Out of this Hanuman Darwaaja is the most ancient of all the doors. Between Narayan & Hanuman Darwaaja there are two godowns which were used for storage purpose as a granary. This will be a perfect day out for you and your family or friends.

You will be served a healthy breakfast 

Starting point: Malavali Railway Station

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Kalsubai at 5400ft is the highest peak of Maharashtra and this is the main reason for its popularity and difficulty. It is located in the Kalsubai mountain range which is an offshoot range from the main Sahyadri range.

Why Kalsubai should be your next trekking destination?

Surrounded by lush green forests and fields, the trekking route towards Maharashtra's Highest Peak is a surreal experience for all nature lovers and trek enthusiasts. Challenging yet fun-filled, trek towards the highest summit will test your patience and offer an amazing panoramic view of several more mountain ranges like Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south-west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar & Harishchandragad. Also, attempting to climb the most wish-listed mountain in the Sahyadri offers a great sense of achievement for most of the trekking enthusiasts

The story behind Kalsubai Unveiled:

It is truly believed by the local villagers that a housemaid residing in a nearby village had disappeared near the mountain while trying to escape her employer's harsh suffering. This gives the mountain its present name as well as a reason for this temple to be built in her memory.

Highlights of 
Kalsubai Trek:

Scaling the highest peak of Maharashtra.
Kalsubai Temple
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Surreal greenery and blissful environment while Kalsubai trek
Panoramic view of several mountains
Mesmerizing views.
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22 July 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 best places to visit near Pune in winter with a girlfriend?

    1. Kamshet:  This is a beautiful hill station in the Western Ghats and ideal for a holiday in the winters. One of the best experiences here is paragliding above the clouds while enjoying the magnificent views of the misty waterfalls, hills, and enchanting hamlets. 

    2. Matheran:  This idyllic hill station is ideal for a romantic and quiet holiday near Pune. Located at about 120 km from Pune there are several attractions in this lovely hill station in the Western Ghats. 

    3. Mahabaleshwar:  Located at 120 km from Pune, Mahabaleshwar is famous for its pristine hills, exotic wildlife, and juicy red strawberries. This is one of the best holiday destinations for couples in the region.

    4. Lavasa:  Be ready for a fun-filled and exciting holiday with your partner in one of the most spectacular destinations, Lavasa. This planned hill station offers a wide array of entertainment and adventure activities to make your holiday a truly memorable one.
  2. What are the best resorts near Pune for couples?

    Here are some of the best resorts near Pune you can go with your loved ones.

    1. Ambrosia Resort
    2. Sentosa 
    3. Rutugandh 
    4. Camp Temgarh 
    5. Centurian Spring Hills 
  3. What are the famous places to visit near Pune in winter with family?

    1. Lonavala - This is a spectacular holiday destination ideal for a winter vacation with your family. Picturesque hills, beautiful lakes, forts, and caves to explore and so much more to see and do with your loved ones.

    2. Panchgani - Overlooked by the Sahyadri ranges, this enchanting hill town is ideal if you enjoy being one with nature, adventure sports, and activities. Famous attractions here are Rajpuri Caves, Table Land, Dhom Dam, and many others.

    3. Malshej Ghat - This is one of the most popular holiday destinations near Pune in the winter months for families. Besides the picturesque scenery and beautiful flora and fauna, Malshej Ghat is also a famous destination for avid bird watchers. 

    4. Tarkarli - This is a wonderful beach town offering some exciting water sports such as scuba diving, banana boat rides, jet-skiing, and lots more. Other attractions here are the Sindhudurg Fort, Achra Beach, Padma Garh Fort, and Dhampur Lake.
  4. Which are the famous hill stations near Pune for your next vacation?

     Discover some of the hill stations near Pune.

    Matheran - 125.1 Km from Pune
    2. Mahabaleshwar - 120 Km from Pune
    3. Lonavala - 66.7 Km from Pune
    4. Bhandardara - 172.4 km from Pune
  5. Where can I go for a weekend in Pune?

    You can go to several places for the weekend in Pune. Some of them are:

    1. Visit Shaniwar Wada, not only famous for its magnificent architecture but also for the spooky stories.
    2. See the beautiful Aga Khan Palace, its well-manicured lawns, and the rooms where Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned.
    3. Visit Koregaon Park Road for amazing fusion foods, quirky concept stores, and pubs.
  6. Which city is near to Pune?

    The nearest city to Pune is Mumbai, located at a distance of approximately 150 kilometres.
  7. What can I do in Pune for 3 days?

    A few things that you can do in Pune in 3 days are:

    1. Visit the majestic forts: Visit Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Other must-visit forts include Sinhagad Fort, Lohagad Fort, and Rasalgad Fort.
    2. Outdoors: Visit Katraj Snake Park, which is also an animal orphanage to see species like Cobra and Russell’s Viper. Go for nature walks and night camping at Pawna Lake.
    3. Take a food walk tour: Try authentic Maharashtrian cuisine and street food like Sev Puri, Misal Pav, Mirchi Bhajiya, Sabudana Khichdi. Etc at some of the best restaurants like Garden Vada Pav, Dorabjee & Sons, New Sweet Home, and Poona Guest House.
  8. Which beach is near to Pune?

    Some of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches near Pune are Tarkarli Beach, Mandwa Beach, Ganpatipule Beach, Murud Beach, Kashid Beach, and Diveagar Beach.