Pune is known to be a great holiday destination and also a popular weekend destination for Mumbaikars looking for some room to breath but what is even more amazing is the other beautiful places in and around Pune that makes up for a great weekend getaway. This article talks about the top 5 weekend destinations from Pune.
Pune, the rapidly developing city in India is a great holiday destination. The city has a lot to offer to its visitors and is also surrounded by picturesque destinations from all sides. All these destinations are just a couple of hours away from Pune and traveling is to be done by car. After your trip you will have to come back to Pune to catch your flight. Pune airport caters its service not only to neighbouring cities like Mumbai but also you could catch a Pune to Chennai flight without difficulty. Mentioned below are the top 5 weekend destinations from Pune.
Lonavala is one of the most popular hill stations in Maharashtra and is one of the most sought after weekend getaway destination for people living both in Pune and Mumbai. The small town with picturesque landscape and beautiful viewpoints to showcase the panoramic view of the whole place is beautiful to take pictures or just relax back and admire the sheer beauty of nature and click pictures.
Located just around 46 kms from Pune city, Kamshet is another scenic destination with lush greens and picturesque landscape. You can get involved in outdoor activities like paragliding and trekking. You could also sit for bird watching as watch the various kinds of beautiful migratory birds that come to this place.
A must visit holiday destination if you visit Pune, the monsoons leave behind a beautiful lush green forest and well filled lakes and streams. There are also various historical sites you could visit and is a popular stop among hikers who trek up here after starting from Lonavala. The two main attractions of this place are the Shrivardhan Fort and Manaranjan Fort.
Located around 120 kms from Pune, Matheran is the smallest hill station in the country. With over 30 viewpoints where you could get the panoramic view of the whole region, this hill station is frequently visited by people in the cities not only for its scenic beauty but for it being a no-pollution zone. YEs Matheran is pollution free as it is automobile-free town.
Located at a distance of 120 kms from Pune, Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station with evergreen forests surrounded by valleys and ridges. There are multiple spots which makes for a great picnic spot. If you are a foodie, you will fall in love with the lip smacking delicacies made in this place using strawberries. A ride from Pune to Mahabaleshwar cab will take you roughly about 3 hours and the short drive, needless to say, is beautiful.