Pune is probably one of the best monsoon destination in India. The close proximity to the western ghats, the beaches and the trekking destinations in and around the city makes Pune the best to visit during monsoon or the rainy season. A drive towards the western coastal strip and the western ghats during monsoon can really be a wonderful experience and one of the best monsoon drive from Pune you can think off. The onset of monsoons transforms the Western ghats into lush green forest with small and plenty of waterfalls cascading down the hills at every turn.
Here’s our pick of best monsoon drives from Pune within 200 Km
Malshej Ghat – 119.6 Kms
Located amidst the sahyadri Hills, Malshej Ghat is very popular amongst the tourist as well as locals. It is also a perfect place for nature lovers. Malshej Ghat comes alive during the monsoons. A monsoon drive through mist, trekking trails and waterfalls makes it one of the best monsoon drives from Pune a must-visit destination from Pune.
Thoseghar Waterfall – 137.1 Kms
Thoseghar waterfalls is a scenic spot located near the small village of Thoseghar, 20 km from Satara city, at the edge of the Konkan region, in Western India. A drive from Pune to Thoseghar is approximately 137 Kms. There are a series of waterfalls, some of them 15 to 20 metres but the one which is about 500 meters in height is the main attraction of this place.
Tapola – 146.5 Kms
Tapola is a famous hill station where you can spend some lone moments in the company of nature. The immense natural beauty of the place has given it fondly the name “The Mini Kashmir”. You will find picturesque views of Koyna and Solshi dams, charming beauty of the rivers and captivating view of the green hills of the Sahyadri ranges at the backdrop, enough to overwhelm you.
Bhandardara – 162.6 Kms
Bhandardara is a small village in the western ghats of India located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Nestled among the Sahyadri Hills, Bhandardara is a beautiful holiday resort and a popular monsoon destination. Roaring waterfalls and lush green surroundings makes it one of the best monsoon drives from Pune.
Kalsubai – 170 Kms
Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadris and one of the most enjoyable trek. Kalsubai trek is amongst the challenging treks as it is most rugged, hilly area and difficult to get accessibility. It takes about 3 hours to get to the peak from base village through the ladder route.