Because you deserve a get into a Getaway!
One of the youngest cities, Pune has the enthusiasm to work as well as to party hard. These weekend getaways we have listed is going to keep you Punekars’s work and fun intact. Proximity to the Western Ghats and the coastline Pune has got some of the beautiful destinations around such as Kamshet, Panchgani, Lonavala, Khandala and many others. We bring you some of the best weekend getaways near Pune that is best ventured out into, with your family, friends, or even solo.
This is a spot best known for its crystal clear waters and white sand beaches also with varied options of water sports and activities. This is also one of the most popular weekend getaways near Pune where you can indulge in activities like Banana Ride, Kayaking, Jet Ski, and scuba diving. You will get to view well maintained protected reserve for marine life where you can see aquatic creatures till 20 feet below water. The region is famous for its Malvani cuisine and also grand celebrations during Dussehra. You can indulge in activities like parasailing, swimming, excursion to the forts, water sports in plenty and boating or go visiting places like Tarkarli beach, Sindhudurg fort, Malvan, Padma Garh fort, Dhampur lake, and Achra beach.
2. Bedse Caves
This is one of the most interesting and adventurous places and is located on the old Mumbai Pune highway. These caves are indeed 2nd-century Buddhist caves to reach which you will have to climb through the 400 steps of stairs connecting it. This is a pure delight as you climb through plush green vegetation. These caves are visible only from the top which is the highlighting feature of its architecture. You can also cover Kamshet while visiting this region, the best for which are monsoons due to its thick greenery. Activities you can indulge in while visiting this is paragliding at Kamshet, landscape photography, Excursion, photography, and picnics.
Roosted over the southern range of Sahyadri hills, Amboli is a pristine hill station at an altitude of about 700 meters. This is among the best weekend getaways from Pune which is all adorned in lush green and verdant vegetation, offering some of the best views of the Konkan railways. The exquisite surroundings and colonial past is the most attractive part of this destination which is frequented by honeymooners and couples. Amboli is located at about 340km from Pune where you can indulge in activities like Rappelling, rock climbing, and trekking. Some other places of interest around here include Amboli falls, Madhavgarh fort, and the Shiva temple near the Hiranyakeshi river.
This is a village famous for Olive Ridley turtles, located in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Every year these turtles visit the beaches of Vellas to hatch their eggs during winters. It will be an experience of a lifetime to watch these eggs hatching and baby turtles coming out and walk these sands. Besides being popular for its scenic beaches, forts and mouthwatering authentic Konkani food, Velas also houses a turtle conservation center. This is located at a distance of about 194 km from Pune. Turtle watching, beach biking, and photography are some of the best things you can do while visiting this place.
5. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
With the Western Ghats on one side and Shivsagar lake, this wildlife sanctuary is an ideal weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The rich and flora and fauna of the sanctuary are classified into – Mahorkar, Indavli Met and Vasota. It is spread over an area of 420 sq km of forest area and houses sloth bears, gaur, tigers, panthers, giant squirrels, brown capped woodpeckers, Pythons and Cobras. This is around 183 km from Pune and best visited between October to April. The best things to do here are taking part in Wildlife expeditions, safaris, photography, and picnics.
Kundalika river decorates Kolad and on the banks, there are numerous camping sites making it a destination for a memorable weekend getaway. The place is best visited during monsoons- June to March. You can involve in some adrenaline-pumping watersports facilitated by the waters of the river such as Canoeing, kayaking, laddering, rafting, rope climbing by the waterfall, and rappelling and others.
A peace lover’s paradise this is a beach getaway from Pune is located at a distance of about 171km from the city. Kashid is all about serene music of sea waves, a mild breeze, and palm leaves, offering you a perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is an enchanting destination for a quiet shot getaway also hosting several water sports on the beach. Places you can visit in and around Kashid includes Kashid beach, Phansad bird sanctuary, MurudJanjira, and Revdanda Beach fort. You can also enjoy activities like kayaking, jet skiing, safari to the bird sanctuary, Canoeing, photography, picnic, and beach biking.
This city is an experience you will never forget also forming one of the most accessible honeymoon destinations near Pune. Enjoy the lush greenery as you drive to one of the most picturesque cities. The driveway to Lavasa from Pune is among the places people of Pune would love to ride or drive on which also has several small tea and snack stalls for quick breaks. Lavasa boasts lovely waterfalls and lush greenery all around and is beautifully cozied in small hills. You can choose from the best of hospitality brands to stay in comfort and convenience. Some of the things you can indulge in while touring Lavasa are nature walks, adventure sports like rappelling and rock climbing, Waterfall safari and Pontoon boat rides on the lake.
A small village in the Raigad district is famous for its serene beaches and quaint waters. The white sand spread between Harihareshwar and Shrivardhan for a distance of 15 km stretch is a true splendor. After youngsters of Pune and around started frequenting here the village has the fame as one of the best weekend getaways from Pune. It is located at about 170km from Pune and has got places like Harihareshwar, Bhagamandala beach, Somaji Temple, Jiwaneshwar Temple, Suvarna Ganesh Temple, Shrivardhan, and Kuda Leni to visit. You can enjoy activities like beach walks, surfing, sightseeing, and visiting temples while visiting the region.
A trip to a place like this is no less than being in fairyland. The charm of this area is an amazing blend of rejuvenation and vacationing amidst the rural charms of nature. The place is full of hidden shrines, freshwater streams and set amidst the mountains, inhabited by tribals. You can indulge in activities like beach rides, biking, jungle safaris, Firefly tours or just laze around in this beautiful village of Dehna.
11. Lohagad Fort
One of the gorgeous and best places to visit within 150 km of Pune that too located at a height of 3400 feet. This place can be called the right blend of the wonderful architecture, and the natural beauty of the mountains which is also a perfect weekend getaways during summers in Pune. The cool mountain breeze and the panoramic view only adds to the beauty of the place. Places you can visit around here include Visapur Fort, Bhaja Caves, Pawna Lake, and Lion’s Point. You can take part in activities like hiking, photography walk, boating while around here.
One of the favorite destinations among couples and honeymooners is located very close to Pune. Monsoons turn this place into total bliss with lush green valleys, lakes, and plenty of waterfalls to explore. You can also indulge in activities like Hiking and trekking since there are plenty of trails and things to do in Lonavla, which is the reason the place is frequented by hikers and trekkers too. The hill station being part of Sahyadri Hills offers a bewitching and attractive experience of nature. You can visit other places like Karla Caves, Rajmachi Fort, Bhaja Caves, Ryewood Lake, Bushi Dam while you are in Lonavala.