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  • Hill Station near Pune within 100 Kms

    - Lonavala: 67 km (Known for relaxing stays, waterfalls, camping)
    - Khandala: 71 km (Known for see food, resorts, leisure weekend)
    - Lavasa: 39 km (Known for treks, water sports, getaways)
    - Rajmachi: 59 km (Known for fort firefly trekking, camping, sightseeing)

    Hill Station near Pune within 200 Kms

    - Mahabaleshwar: 120 km (Known for sightseeing, waterfalls, leisure weekend)
    - Panchgani: 102 km (Known for camping, getaways)
    - Bhandardara: 173 km (Known for lakeside camping, sightseeing)
    - Igatpuri: 134 km (Known for trekking, camping, stays)

    Pleasantly low temperatures, endless stretches of greens, and a sense of solace – hill stations near Pune in summer work as ideal havens from the soaring temperatures of the plains. Escaping to one these hill destinations is also a perfect way to temporarily cut yourself off of the atmosphere of umonotony and chaos.

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    Indulge in nature walks, breathe in the freshness, climb the mountains, picnic by the waterfalls, and create new memories worth treasuring. The nonchalant mood and exotic landscapes of the hills will mystically heal your body and soul, and revive your senses to get back to the routine with a positive attitude and energy.

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  • Must Visit Hill Stations near Pune

  • 01Lonavala (67 km from Pune)

    Lonavala (67 km from Pune)
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    Covered with an evergreen blanket of greeneries and embraced with the magnificence of the scenic peaks, Lonavala is one of the most sought-after weekend getaways from Pune. Situated around 96km from Mumbai, it is also an ideal escapade for the locals of the city including family, friends, couples and for a team outing in Pune.

    In addition to being a picture-perfect retreat, this hill stations near Pune is also equally popular for the production of different varieties of 'Chikki', a traditional sweet candy prepared with jaggery and ground-nuts.

    With bunches of waterfalls, lakes and slopes around, Lonavala is frequented by a wide range of individuals, particularly explorers and trekkers. Encompassed by thick timberlands, waterfalls, dam close by lakes, Lonavala is a must visit destination for you if you love to spend some time with nature. 

    Activities in Lonavala: 
    Head out for camping in Pune under the cool night sky or just get ready to experience the fun while heading for a trek.

    Distance from Pune:
     Lonavala is located at a distance of 67 km from Pune.

    Where to Stay:
    Best Resorts in Lonavala for most relaxing stay.

  • 02Mahabaleshwar (120 km from Pune)

    Mahabaleshwar (120 km from Pune)
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    Located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar is credited as one of the evergreen spots in the world and the breathtaking Western Ghats adds more to its draw. Rising up to a height of 1,353m above the sea level, this scenic hilly retreat was once the capital of Bombay province.

    Pleasant climate, enchanting views, stunning greeneries, an abundance of tourist places and the mesmeric beauty of the 
    Krishna River makes Mahabaleshwar one of the picturesque hill stations near Pune.

     Some of the activities which are famous here are trekking, hiking, camping, etc.

    Distance from Pune:
     Mahabaleshwar is located at a distance of 120 km from Pune.
  • 03Khandala (71 km from Pune)

    Khandala (71 km from Pune)
    When we hear about this place all you can hear yourself humming that favourite song Aati Kya Khandala. Roosted on the foothills of Sahyadri, Khandala accommodates a flawless end of the week reprieve for the Mumbai populace, with its grand valleys, lush slopes, tranquil lakes and hazy waterfalls.

    This is a standout amongst the most prominent weekend getaway from Pune for the general population from close-by urban areas of Mumbai and Pune.  This place is a must for everybody searching for wonderful nature, charming climate and the sentiment fog noticeable all around. The regular excellence blossoms to its apex and uncovers a mystical appeal amid the storms.

    It’s the ideal place to take a load off. Feel the thrill while you head out for a trek to the amazing forts here like Duke's Nose, Rajmachi Fort, Visapur Fort, Korigad Fort, Tung Fort, and Tikona Fort which are the major trekking places in Khandala. You will have the best time of your life here.

     Some of the activities which are famous here are trekking, hiking, camping, etc.

    Distance from Pune:
     Khandala is located at a distance of 71 km from Pune.
  • 04Lavasa (58 km from Pune)

    Lavasa (58 km from Pune)
    An aesthetically planned city amidst the towering mountains of the Western Ghats, Lavasa is a vacationer’s paradise in Maharashtra. A cluster of colourful buildings, surrounded by lush green hills, lining the serene lake define the visual appeal of the city. Enjoy evening strolls on the lakeside promenade, indulge in thrilling activities like pedal boating, luxury cruising, and jet skiing at Lakeshore Watersports, and relax to your heart’s content.

    The hill settlement is dotted with upscale as well as budget hotels and resorts, that offer a comfortable staycation experience. It is quite evident from the unrivaled popularity of Lavasa all over the country that it is one of the most visited hill stations near Pune in summer.

    Activities- At Lavasa, you can try different water sports like kayaking, jet skiing, and others. Trekking to the Temghar Dam and dirt biking are other enjoyable pursuits. You can also sit and relax at the lakeside promenade. 

    Distance from Pune- 58 km
  • 05Rajmachi (172 km from Pune)

    Rajmachi (172 km from Pune)
    Consisting of the two fortresses - Shrivardhan Balekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla – Rajmachi is one of the iconic hill forts in the Sahyadri Range of Maharashtra. Rajmachi Village is located at the base of the hill that cradles the fort. One has to undertake an uphill trek, along with a visit to Kondana Caves, to reach this magnificent fort, which is ideal for beginners and experienced trekkers alike.

    The opportunity for this exhilarating adventure makes Rajmachi one of the most recommended hill stations near Pune for adrenaline junkies. The enchanting panoramas you can expect to delight in from up here also include an overview of Borghat, which is a historic trade route.

    Activities- Camping, Trekking, Visit Kondana Caves, Shrivardhan fort.

    Distance from Pune- 172 km

  • 06Panchgani (102 km from Pune)

    Panchgani (102 km from Pune)
    Lush green environs, pictorial hills and valleys, and a collection of man-made attractions come together to make Panchgani one of the top hill stations near Pune in summer. Boasting an elevation of 1293 metres, Panchgani has numerous vantage points that allow one to witness and photograph the panoramic vistas laid out before their eyes. Touring the flatland of Table Land, experiencing serenity at Sydney Point and taking pleasure in a peaceful picnic at Parsi Point will become your visit’s highlights. 

    What’s more, daredevils may also partake in paragliding to experience some moments of pure excitement. Though the hill station features a pleasant climate throughout the year, the misty aura and verdancy make it all the more charming during the rainy season.

    Activities- Go Boating On The Beautiful Venna Lake, Paragliding, Behold The Amazing Views Of The Sydney Point.

    Distance from Pune- 101 km

  • 07Karjat (108 kms from Pune)

    Karjat (108 kms from Pune)
    Give yourself a chance to get away from the humdrum affairs of life in Pune; escape to Karjat for a couple of days. Roughly a 2 hour drive away from the city, Karjat is a peaceful town, best known for its perennial luxuriant greenery and several tourist attractions.

    Apart from enjoying the cool climate, relaxing in your hotel room, you can spend your time here exploring sites such as  Ulhas Valley, Kondeshwar Temple, and Bhivpuri Waterfall. The presence of Bahiri Caves and Kondana Caves along with some scenic hiking trails also makes Karjat one of the top hill stations near Pune for a thrill-filled break from routine.

    Activities- You can go for a trek to the popular Kothaligad Fort. The Bahiri Caves, the Kondeshwar Temple are some of the other scenic places to visit at Karjat. You can also enjoy thrilling water sports like river rafting. A picnic with family amidst the bounty of nature will also be a luring idea.

    Distance from Pune- 108 km
  • 08Igatpuri (248 km from Pune)

    Igatpuri (248 km from Pune)
    If an action-packed retreat into the mountains is what you are seeking, Igatpuri is the place you need to be. Located in the magical realm of the Western Ghats, just 250 km from Pune, Igatpuri is the perfect recipe for a thrilling weekend, away from the hubbub of the city. Challenge yourself to climb and conquer the mighty Kalsubai Peak or hike to Ratangad Fort to enjoy 360 degree views of the lush green landscape.

    To add perfection to your weekend, you are also recommended to try camping at one of the campsites in and around the town. In addition to a rich foliage, Igatpuri also houses a significant number of ancient Hindu temples, making for a good destination for sightseeing as well.

    Activities- The Igatpuri hills has many trekking trails for you to embark on. If you are seeking for a personal camping site, Talegaon Lake is the ideal place. Bird watching, mountain biking are the other activities one can embark upon.

    Distance from Pune- 248 km

  • 09Bhandardara (173 km from Pune)

    Bhandardara (173 km from Pune)
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    A tiny, yet enchanting hamlet embraced by the appeal of the Western Ghats, Bhandardara is located in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. Known for its stunning waterfalls, serene hills and mountains, impeccable tranquillity and lush greeneries, it is situated beside the Pravara River.

    The home to 
    Mount Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra, Bhandardara's rugged terrains also make it a hub for the trekkers to undertake some exhilarating routes. In addition, on a visit to this quaint hill town, you can have ample of other places to visit in Pune.

    Distance from Pune: Bhandardara is located at a distance of 173 km from Pune.

     Some of the activities which are famous here are trekking, hiking, camping etc.
  • 10Malshej Ghat (139 km from Pune)

    Malshej Ghat (139 km from Pune)
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    A wonderful slope station with its various lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is prevalent among explorers, trekkers and nature darlings. Malshej Ghat is a perfect withdraw from the racket of city life and is a paradise dwelling place of regular magnificence.

    With an uncountable number of waterfalls to wonderfully organized dams and steep, elevated posts, a ghat is an ideal place for nature sweethearts enchant. 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 stronghold is a fortification around there and is exceptionally well known among trekkers.

    Malshej falls, the delightful Pimpalgaon dam and Ajoba Hill stronghold are some of the different attractions here which will be enchanting for any traveller. Feel the thrill while you visit this amazing falls. This place is also a favourite among bird watchers which is home to a myriad of birds. Head out to this destination this weekend and make it a memorable one.

     Some of the activities which are famous in Pune are Sightseeing, trekking, hiking and camping.

    Distance from Pune:
     Malshej Ghat is located at a distance of 139 km from Pune.

    Other Activities:
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  • 11Matheran (126 km from Pune)

    Matheran (126 km from Pune)
    The smallest hill station in India, Matheran is known for the undulated 1800 views of the nearby surroundings. Located around 2,625ft above the sea level in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, this picture-perfect hilly retreat was also suggested to be one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Though it failed to be one of them, it has gained immense popularity among couples due to its ceaseless charm. It is the only automobile-free hill stations near Pune in the entire of Asia continent.

     Some of the activities which are famous here are Sightseeing, camping etc.

    Distance from Pune:
    Matheran is located at a distance of 126 km from Pune.
  • Other Hill Stations near Pune

  • 12Panhala (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.

     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.
  • 13Jawahar (273 km from Pune)

    Jawahar (273 km from Pune)
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    A hill station with a tribal essence, Jawahar is nestled amidst lush greeneries and is the home to several waterfalls. Situated in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, it is one of the nearby hill stations near Pune and is located around 80km from Nashik.

    It is in Jawahar, one can find the traces back to the 'Warli' tribe and their existence through the immortal mud and charcoal paintings. It is also believed that this hill station was once the resting place of Chhatrapati Shivaji while he was on his Surat visit.

     Some of the activities which are famous here are local sightseeing, exploring paintings etc.

    Distance from Pune:
     Jawahar is located at a distance of 273 km from Pune.
  • 14Amboli (347 km from Pune)

    A pictorial hill station touching the height of 690m, Amboli is situated on the Sahyadri Hills of the Western Ghats. Untouched by the hands of commercialisation, this hilly town is known for its eco-friendly and calm ambience.

    Embraced with the splendour of verdant forests, scenic mountains and stunning waterfalls, Amboli offers a plenitude of sightseeing options amongst which, 
    Amboli Falls, Hiranyakeshi River and theShridevi Mauli temple are the prominent ones. One can also visit the Shriram, Datta and Hanuman temples that are located within a close proximity to this hill station.

     Some of the activities which are famous here are sightseeing, river rafting etc.

    Distance from Pune: Amboli is located at a distance of 347 km from Pune.
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  • 15Toranmal (469 km from Pune)

    Toranmal (469 km from Pune)
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    A soccer shaped plateau nestled by the picturesque hills of the Satpura Range, Toranmal is known for its serene and tranquil ambience. Located in the Nandubar district of Maharashtra, this hill station attains a height of 1,150m and is the second most popular hill stations near Pune in terms of pleasant climate.

    Toranmal was once inhabited by the primitive tribal and is now an important pilgrimage for the Hindus. Canopied by thick forests, narrow lanes, fascinating mountain peaks, stunning lakes and several sacred sites, a visit to this place is a must for those yearning for a 
    serene holiday near Pune along with family and friends.

     Some of the activities which are famous here are , hiking, camping etc.

    Distance from Pune:
     Toranmal is located at a distance of 469 km from Pune.
  • 16Chikhaldara (593 km from Pune)

    Chikhaldara (593 km from Pune)

    Sharing history with the epic Mahabharata, Chikhaldara is situated in Amravati district of Maharashtra state. Standing at a height of 1,100m above the sea level, this charming hill station is also credited for its alluring views, enchanting hills and mountains, lush greeneries and fascinating range of wildlife. It is in this hilly abode, where you can witness tigers, leopards, sloth bears, Indian bison, blue bulls, barking deer, langurs and several other species.

    Be it on a family vacation or corporate outings, holiday with friends or alone, the hill stations near Pune serve as ideal destinations. With their natural beauty and appeal, rich cultural and historical past, these hilly retreats appease visitors throughout the year and introduce them to a world of relaxation and rejuvenation!

     Some of the activities which are famous here are trekking, hiking, camping etc.

    Distance from Pune:
     Chikhaldara is located at a distance of 593 km from Pune.

  • 17Saputara (288 km from Pune)

    Saputara (288 km from Pune)
    Celebrated as one of the best hill stations near Pune, Saputara is an exotic hillside destination in the Western Ghats perched at an elevation of 1000 metres. Due to its geographical position on Maharashtra-Gujarat Border, it is popular among weekenders, and hosts people from cities like Pune, Mumbai, and Surat. Being home to numerous waterfalls, vantage points, and a wildlife park, Saputara offers a fun-filled time.

    Spot exotic birds and animals in Vansda National Park, boat in the calm waters of Saputara Lake, and experience the beauty of nature at Echo Point – a happening getaway is guaranteed.

    Activities- Trekking to the spectacular Valley View Point. Take a holy dip along the banks of River Sarpaganga. Take a cable car ride to the hilltop.

    Distance from Pune- 288 km
  • 18Kaas Plateau (141 km from Pune)

    Kaas Plateau (141 km from Pune)
    More popular as Valley of Flowers, Kaas Plateau is one of the prettiest places you can find near Pune to spend your holiday at. The plateau is covered under the beds of 850 flowering plants, hence its overview is a sight to behold. Located next to the vibrant flower beds is Kaas Lake which adds to the charm of the plateau with its shimmering waters.

    Come for a solo tour in search for peace or plan a trip with family, this place will not disappoint you. If you are interested in photography, you will never run out of frames to capture. The post monsoon months of September and October are when Kaas Plateau can be witnessed in its full bloom.

    Activities - Visit Vajarai waterfall, Kaas lake, Sightseeing.

    Distance from Pune -  141 km
  • 19Durshet (100 km from Pune)

    Durshet (100 km from Pune)
    Set on the banks of Amba River in the lap of Sahyadri Ranges, Durshet is a rustic village in Maharashtra. While the peaceful atmosphere and slow paced life of the village makes it a perfect place for a staycation, the nearby forests also make it a popular wildlife hub. You can opt to explore the wilderness on foot or take a wildlife safari to reach the deeper parts and spot untamed beasts.

    If you are craving adventure, a trekking expedition to Sarasgad and Sudhagad forts would be the best suggestion. Furthermore, the picture perfect landscape here also makes it a favourite among shutterbugs, so you may consider bringing your camera along.

    You can choose from trekking, rafting, Ziplining, kayaking, Rappelling, and various others.

    Distance from Pune- 100 km
  • 20Koroli (250 km from Pune)

    Koroli (250 km from Pune)
    Just a 6 hour drive from Pune, Koroli is an enchanting hideaway in Maharashtra, known among vacationers for its pristine nature. The breathtaking landscape of the town with Sahyadri Hills all around makes it up for the lack of any man-made tourist attractions here. There are holiday villas and apartments that will help you attain maximum relaxation on your trip.

    Since Koroli houses the first mountaineering institute of Maharashtra, you can expect to find a number of scenic trekking trails too. So, if you have been waiting for a trip where you could test your mettle and stamina, plan a visit to Koroli and get adventurous. To add some extra joy to your experience, you may spend some time by Vaitarna Lake.

    Activities- Trek to Anjaneri fort, Upper Vaitarana Dam, visit Upper Vaitarana reservoir.

    Distance from Pune-
     250 km

  • 21Tamhini Ghat (54 km from Pune)

    Tamhini Ghat (54 km from Pune)
    Supplementing the grace of the Western Ghats with its breathtaking setting, Tamhini Ghat is a lesser-explored hill station in Maharashtra. Set at an altitude of 1800 feet, dotted with multiple waterfalls hiding amidst lush foliage, Tamhini is apt for peace-seekers as well as adventure lovers.

    A short distance of 54 km separates this unspoiled hill destination from Pune, making it a quick getaway from the city’s buzz. Catch spectacular sunsets, partake in trekking or explore wildlife at Amala Wildlife Sanctuary, which is close from here. Once you reach here, you can positively leave all your worries behind and look forward to spending some quality days, drinking in the magic of nature.

    Activities- Camping, Trekking, Sightseeing and many more.

    Distance from Pune- 54 km from Pune
  • 22Satara (113 km from Pune)

    Satara (113 km from Pune)
    Ideal for vacationers travelling in groups as well as for backpackers on solo expeditions, this idyllic hill station in Maharashtra is replete with architectural, historical, and natural attractions. Whether you are willing to trek across the hills, capture the magnificent landscape on camera, or explore the architecture and history of age-old forts and temples, the town offers a wide array of experiences.

    Due to its moderate climate and sublime aura, Satara is ranked as one of the best hill stations near Pune in summer. Kaas Plateau, Thoseghar Falls, Sajjangarh Fort, and Natraj Mandir are some of the must visit sites in and around Satara.

    Activities- Camping, Sightseeing. Rock Climbing, Trekking and many more.

    Distance from Pune- 
    113 km from Pune
  • 23Suryamal (269 km from Pune)

    Suryamal (269 km from Pune)
    If dense vegetation, misty mountains, and milky cascades fascinate you, you are suggested to add Suryamal to your bucket list. This quaint village in Thane district of Maharashtra is popular for its dreamy landscape. Visit Suryamal for a couple of days during monsoon, and the refreshing views paired with fierce waterfalls will take your breath away.

    Whether you are a couple searching for a sweet escape from the chaos of Pune or you are planning a holiday in the mountains with your friends, Suryamal is impeccable. The adventure to scale the highest peak in the region, Suryamal Peak, is the major reason why thrill-seekers from all across the state visit Suryamal over weekends.

    Activities- Sightseeing, Visit Pandavleni Caves, Go to Sunset point, Jampore beach etc.

    Distance from Pune- 
    269 km from Pune
  • 24Ratanwadi (188 km from Pune)

    Ratanwadi (188 km from Pune)
    A small hillside village in Maharashtra with a surprisingly captivating scenery, Ratanwadi is an excellent choice for a weekend trip. With the popular trekking trail that leads to Ratangad Fort, Ratanwadi is transforming into a known adventure hub in the region.

    The iconic Ratangad Fort is the major and only man-made attraction in the village in addition to the ancient Hindu temple called Amruteshwar Temple. However, nature has blessed the place with plenty of beauty worth admiring. The rolling hills surrounding this scenic settlement are not just perfect treat for your eyes but are also unusual frames for your landscape album.

    Activities- Sightseeing, Visit Pandavleni Caves, Go to Sunset point, Jampore beach etc.

    Distance from Pune- 
    188 km from Pune
  • 25Tapola (147 km from Pune)

    Tapola (147 km from Pune)
    Also known as Mini Kashmir, Tapola is, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating hill stations near Pune. In terms of tourist attractions, the town has Tapola Lake and a vast stretch of untouched nature on display. The greens of the valleys and deep blue waters of the lake add a sense of vibrancy to the town’s scenery, making it a photographer’s paradise.

    As long as you're here, let your mind relax as this quaint hill town promises to disconnect you from all the stresses of your routine and provide you the perfect atmosphere to unwind. To enhance your vacation with some action, you can trek in the hills around or try kayaking and boating on the lake.

    The Shiv Sagar Lake will offer you plenty of recreation like boating, kayaking, water scooter rides, and swimming. A night stay at the Tapola River camps will also be a unique experience. Trekking is also done along the trails of the hill range. 

    Distance from Pune- 147 km

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Pawna Lake

Enjoy the wonder of nature by paying a visit to the exquisite Pawna Lake when you are in Pune. Its paradise location is something that you will not be able to forget anytime soon. The setting at Pawna Lake is made beautiful with the presence of various tourist attractions like Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort and Visapur Fort. Its refreshing ambience makes this place a beautiful destination near Lonavala and Khandala to enjoy an idyllic weekend.

It was created as an artificial water reservoir and offers a soothing time to relax with nature. People keep flocking to Pawna Lake for its postcard-perfect landscape. The place is known for its wonderful climate and offers a serene retreat away from the noise of usual city life. Pawna Lake is also known to attract nature lovers due to the number of flora and fauna which can be seen around the lake. Some of the activities which you can look forward to enjoying at Pawna Lake are camping, paragliding, sightseeing etc.

  • Location: Pawna Lake, Pune

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon season

  • Entry fee: There is no entry fee for visiting Pawna Lake

  • Timings: This place can be visited from morning till evening.


Raigad Fort

Raigad Fort is a majestic fort in Maharashtra which you can see in Sahyadri mountain ranges of Western Ghats. The fort is a symbol of Maratha pride and one of the great reminders of the history of Marathas. It was named as Gibraltar of the East by the British due to its strategic location and one of the most important landmarks in the city of Pune.

Some main attractions of Raigad Fort are the Hirakani Buruj, Maha Darwaja, the King’s Durbar, Takmak Tok, Jagdishwar Mandir etc. The fort has become a major tourist spot for its trekking opportunities where one needs to climb up to 1737 steps and enjoy a breath-taking view of the landscape. For those who wish to give trekking a miss, there is a splendid ropeway ride to give you goosebumps as you move through the winds with an exquisite aerial view of the landscape. The place has been dubbed as one of the most exciting Pune tourist destinations for history lovers and adventure freaks.

  • Location: Raigad Fort, Raigad, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Raigad Fort is from November to March

  • Entry fee: The cost of an entry ticket for Indians is INR 10 / USD 0.15 and for foreigners, it is INR 100/ USD 1.54

  • Timings: Tourists can visit Raigad Fort from 10 am to 6 pm every day


Panshet Dam

Also famous as Tanaji Sagar Dam, Panshet Dam is one of the top places to visit in Pune for adventure enthusiasts.  Perched beautifully in the Sahyadri Ranges, Panshet Dam is a visual delight with a surreal landscape that offers a soothing retreat. Panshet Dam is encompassed by luxuriant hills and a number of thundering waterfalls that makes it a perfect place for nature lovers too.

Tourists here can look forward to savouring an adrenaline rush by partaking in a number of water sports. Some of the popular water sports enjoyed here are kayaking, boating and few rides like the banana ride and water scooters. Other activities which you can enjoy here are trekking and camping in the midst of nature.

  • Location: Panshet Dam, Ambi River, Pune District, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit:  The best time to make a visit to Panshet Dam is during the monsoon days or in the evenings of the winter season

  • Entry fee: During the weekdays the entry fees for an adult is INR 250/USD 3.75 and for a child is INR 170/ USD 2.62. For the weekends the entry fees for a child in INR 230/ USD 3.54 and for an adult is INR 300/ USD 4.62

  • Timings: Tourists can visit here from 10:00 am in the morning to 6:00 pm in the evening.


Shinde Chhatri

Dedicated to the Maratha leader Mahadji Shinde, this place is a popular tourist attraction in Pune. Being an important reminder of the Maratha rule in India’s history, this place is hailed as a significant landmark. There is a memorial devoted to the great ruler Shinde and the place also houses a temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and built by Shinde himself.

It boasts of an interesting architecture replete with intricate carvings and beautifully aligns Rajasthani design with Anglo style. The splendid designs have withstood the passage of time and still considered to be one of the gorgeous pieces of architecture in Pune. The place was constructed following the Vaastu Hara rules and represent a fine amalgamation of two beautiful cultures. Shinde Chhatri is now maintained by Shinde Devasthan Trust, Gwalior and attracts many lovers of art and history in Pune.

  • Location: Shinde Chhatri is located in Wanawadi in Pune

  • Best Time to visit: The months from July to February are the most preferred time to visit here

  • Entry fee: The entry fees at Shinde Chhatri is INR 5/ USD 0.07

  • Timings: The timings to visit here from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm


Saras Baug

One of the most scenic attractions in Pune, Saras Baug is a great place to plan a visit with your friends and family. This place is popular its beautiful 25-acre park and the famous Talyatla Ganpati temple. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this temple attracts a number of devotees who come here to pay their respects and seek God’s blessings. It is one of the ideal Pune tourist places if you are visiting with children or looking for a relaxed spot for picnicking in the city.

Saras Baug offers a refreshing experience as you are surrounded by a lush green landscape and indulge in various rides like giant wheels to bring out the kid in you. Another attraction of this place is the presence of a wide array of eateries which are just a delight for foodies in Pune. One can look forward to enjoying some lip-smacking dishes outside Saras Baug like pav bhaji, bhelpuri, panipuri etc.

  • Location: Saras Baug is located within a radius of one kilometre from Swargate bus station and 3.6 km from Pune Railway Station.

  • Best Time to visit: Anytime throughout the year is great for visiting Saras Baug in Pune.

  • Entry fee: There are no entry charges to enter Saras Baug in Pune.

  • Timings: The garden remains open for tourists from 9 am to 6 pm every day.


Vishrambaug Wada

A resonating reminder of Pune’s rich cultural heritage, Vishrambaug Wada was built in 1807 as a mansion for Peshwa Bajirao of Pune. It boasts of its majestic design and architecture with cypress-shaped columns, decorated ceilings and imposing verandahs. The place can be visited during a heritage walk in Pune that is organised every Sunday and offers an entertaining musical performance to the public.

The place is replete with its historical charm and leaves a lasting impression on everyone’s mind. It is one of the most interesting Pune tourist places that will take you back to the times of Peshwa rule in the erstwhile Maratha kingdom. The place has been undergoing constant renovations and houses a post office and some other offices of Pune Municipal Corporation.

  • Location: RB Kumthekar Rd, Perugate, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: Anytime throughout the year is great for planning a trip to Vishrambaug Wada

  • Entry fee: The entry fee at Vishrambaug Wada is INR 5/ USD 0.07 Per Person

  • Timings: Vishrambaug Wada can be visited by the tourists from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Osho Ashram

Savour a slice and peace and rejuvenation when you visit the Osho Ashram in Pune. If you are seeking a place to get away from the worries of life and discover your inner peace, Osho Ashram is a perfect place for you to visit in Pune. Osho Ashram was founded by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a popular spiritual leader, and a famous public speaker. The place has been renowned as a meditative retreat where people can appreciate the serene atmosphere and enjoy a peaceful stay with luxury resort facilities. The place boasts of many facilities like a swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts and a spa. People here can indulge in various meditation activities and therapies and look forward to an exciting visit as there are a number of activities to keep you engaged all the time. Osho Ashram in Pune offers an awesome retreat to channel your inner energies and make a meaning of your life.

  • Location: 17, Koregaon Park Road, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 

  • Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year

  • Entry fee: The entry fees at Osho Ashram is INR 870/ USD per person for a day

  • Timings: Osho Ashram is best visited between 6:00 am to 10:30 pm


Mahatma Phule Museum

Founded in the year 1890, Mahatma Phule Museum is one of the must-visit Pune tourist attractions for history buffs. Earlier established as Lord Ray Museum, the museum was renamed as Mahatma Phule Museum in the year 1968. The museum makes for an interesting trip as one can see various collections of industrial products, agricultural items and handicraft pieces in this museum.

Although the place has been about 118 years old now, it presents the old-world charm in the most amazing way to the tourists. If you wish to know more about the unique culture and rich heritage of India, Mahatma Phule Museum is a very educational experience for the tourists. Other notable and interesting collections which one can see here include brassware, stone carvings, marble statues, oil painting, textiles, body samples of animals from seals to elephants and so on.

  • Location: 1204/10, Ghole Road, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The museum can be visited by the tourists throughout the year.

  • Entry fee: There is no entry fee to visit the museum

  • Timings: The timings are from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. The museum remains closed on Wednesdays.


Birla Ganpati Temple

Boasting of one of the biggest idols of Lord Ganesha in the city of Pune, Birla Ganpati Temple is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Pune. For all those who seek a spiritual retreat away from the hustle and bustle, Birla Ganpati should be on your wish list. Encompassed by natural beauty and greenery, this temple attracts a number of devotees who come here to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

One of the most striking features of this temple is that is not very much commercialized and offers tourists the peace of mind they are looking for. The imposing statue is one of the most beautiful idols of Lord Ganesha you’ll see in the region and tourists can be enthralled to see the glorious view from the top. The views can be best enjoyed when you go to the temple by climbing the steps and witness the spellbinding landscape filled with a blanket of greenery and gorgeous flowers.

  • Location: Birla Mandir, Revdanda-Murud Rd, Salav, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: Tourists can visit Birla Ganpati Temple anytime throughout the year

  • Entry fee: There are no entry fees for entering this temple in Pune

  • Timings: The timings for visiting Birla Ganpati Temple is from 5 am to 10:30 pm every day


Aga Khan Palace

Aga Khan Palace in Pune is a wonderful landmark of India’s history and has many great events and personalities associated with it. It was constructed in the year 1892 by Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan III. It was in Aga Khan Palace where Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi imprisoned and now it is famous as the Gandhi National Memorial Society.

It is one of the prominent attractions in Pune and people here can enjoy a fascinating visit seeing the personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi in the room where he stayed. One can also see the collection of pictures of many other freedom fighters associated with Indian Freedom Movement against the British at the museum here. It is now hailed as a monument of national importance and also boasts of interesting architecture.

  • Location: Gandhi National Memorial Society, Aga Khan Palace Road, Pune, Maharashtra 

  • Best Time to visit: Tourists should plan a trip here during the months from October to March

  • Entry fee: The entrance fee for Indians is INR 5/ 0.07 USD and for the foreigners, it is INR 100/ USD 1.54

  • Timings: The visiting time at Aga Khan Palace is from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Pataleshwar Cave Temple

One of the fascinating sightseeing places in Pune, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is an important temple in Pune dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar who is the God of the Underworld. Dating back to the 8th century, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is renowned for being carved out of a single rock and been announced by the government as a protected monument in Pune. Along with its architectural brilliance, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is also known for its unique sound of bells.

Pataleshwar Cave Temple offers an interesting glimpse of rock-cut architecture in India and dedicated to Lord Shiva and Nandi. At the main shrine of the temple, pilgrims pay their respect to the imposing Shiva lingam which is built there. One of the astounding features of Pataleshvar Cave Temple is that its construction was never completed and thus one can witness that there is no specific entrance to the temple. Pataleshwar Cave Temple is a great visit both for spiritual reasons and appreciating the art and culture the region.

  • Location: Jangali Maharaj Road, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from the month of June to February

  • Entry fee: You are not needed to pay any entrance fees at Pataleshwar Cave Temple

  • Timings: The timings at this temple are from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm


Khadakwasla Dam

Known as one of the most renowned places for group outings in Pune, Khadakwasla Dam offers a relaxing getaway. It draws in a number of tourists who wish to indulge in some adventurous activities or just relax and unwind in the company of nature. The place boasts of great vibes and always packed with crowds. It is built across the Mutha river and one of the integral sources of water supplied to the city of Pune. Some of the other famous attractions near Khadakwasla Dam are Kudje Village, Peacock Bay and Neelkanteshwar Hill. 

People here come with their loved ones to enjoy the natural scenery and indulge in some gastronomy with the help of food chowpaty serving lip-smacking bhelpuri and bhutta here. The monsoons offer the best experience at Khadakwasla Dam as it makes the landscape look mesmerising.  The place boasts of many interesting activities and keeps the tourists abuzz with its exuberant ambience.

  • Location: Khadakwasla Dam, near Khadakwasla Village, off Sinhagad Road, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: Monsoon season is the best time to visit the dam.

  • Entry fee: No entry fees are required to visit here

  • Timings: The timings for tourists at Khadakwasla Dam is from 6 am to 6 pm


Katraj Snake Park

Situated in Katraj, Maharashtra, this place is an exciting outing for lovers of nature and wildlife. It is one of the most famous Pune tourist attractions and offers an excellent tour of fascinating wildlife spotting various snakes, reptiles, birds and turtles. Katraj Snake Park is home to more than 22 species of snakes and garners interest from both children and adults.

One of the most favourite attraction for the tourists at Katraj Snake Park is 13 feet long King Cobra. A park is an intriguing place where people are educated about snakes by clarifying their doubts and allaying their fears about snakes. Katraj Snake Park has been known for hosting a number of snake festivals, one of the most famous beings during the Nag Panchami. A visit to Katraj Snake Park is an educational experience where you can have fun and enjoyment with your family and friends with a bit of adventure.

  • Location: Pune-Satara Road, Opp. Katraj Dairy, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra 

  • Best Time to visit: One should plan a visit here in the rainy season from the months of July to September

  • Entry fee: The entry fee at Katraj Snake Park is INR 3/ USD 0.05

  • Timings: It is open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm for the tourists. Tourists should avoid Wednesday as it remains closed on that day



Kamshet is a beautiful hill station in Pune which is renowned for its natural beauty and a number of adventure activities. Located in the Western Ghats, Kamshet is replete with lush green hills and beautiful lakes. Kamshet is nestled between the gorgeous paddy and sunflower fields and offer a postcard-perfect landscape as a visual delight. It is located close to the two famous hill stations of Maharashtra-Lonavala and Khandala and offers a refreshing getaway to beat the heat and enjoy the surreal ambience.

Kamshet is most famous for being a paraglider’s paradise. There are various paragliding schools and world-class facilities to offer an unforgettable experience for the adventure junkies. Being an adventure hub, Kamshet is a must visit if you wish to challenge yourself with some pulse-racing adventures on your visit to Pune. Apart from paragliding, tourists here can embark on an exciting trek to the Kondaleshwar Cliff, Tower Hill or Shelar. Some other famous places to visit in Kamshet are Kondeshwar Temple, Bhairi Caves, Bhedsa Caves, Pawna Lake and Bhandar Dongar for a wholesome experience.


  • Location: Kamshet, Pune District, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is from October to June

  • Entry fee: N/A

  • Timings: N/A


Dehu Gatha

With an imposing statue of Sant Tukaram Maharaj, Dehu Gatha is known for being one of the biggest temples in Pune. The wonderful statue greets the visitors at the entrance of the temple and this place makes for a memorable visit in Pune. One of the most notable sights at Dehu Gatha is the various carvings from all the Gathas on Sant Tukaram embellished on the walls of this temple. It is often said that tourists who visit the temple must read at least 3 Gathas.

Dehu Gatha draws in pilgrims from far and wide and its spiritual ambience is totally tranquillizing. Built in 1723, this temple is believed to be the place where Sant Tukaram resided during his life. The most preferred time to visit Dehu Gatha is during palakhi in the month of ashadh which is held every year.


  • Location: Dehu, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during monsoon and winter season.

  • Entry fee: There are no entry fees for the visitors at Dehu Gatha

  • Timings: The timings are from 6:30 am to 10:30 am in the mornings and then from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm in the evenings. For Saturdays, pilgrims can enjoy their darshan at Sant Tukaram temple up till 9 pm

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