Looking for perfect weekend getaways from Pune?
If yes, then you are about to explore some of the most refreshing Pune weekend getaways.
Taking time off for a vacation is not possible all the time. In that case, weekend is the best time to take a small break from routine life and head for a getaway. Travel during extended weekends has become a trend these days and here our aim is to bring you some of the sought-after weekend getaways from Pune.
Pune offers an array of weekend getaways to choose from. One can choose from hill stations to heritage trails to pilgrimage towns, to lakes and the list goes on. A short drive from Pune can prove to be a great escape, which is a pleasant and refreshing getaway. Exploring these Pune getaways with friend & family can help you re-energize for rest of the week. If you plan for a weekend getaway from Pune well in advance, then you might end up with one of the best option for your weekend retreat. So, gear up and get ready to splurge in the luxury
Here’s what we think are some of the best weekend getaways from Pune.
Morachi Chincholi is a small village town located on Pune Ahmednagar highway. It is a place where we can locate our National Bird “peacock’ in plenty. The best time to visit Morachi Chincholi is from June to December i.e. monsoon and winters.
Lavasa is located about 42 kms away from Pune. It is India’s first hill city built from scratch. Its a booming holiday destinations which is also popular as a favorite weekend getaway for the people of Pune.
Kamshet is one of the popular weekend getaways located at a distance of 45 km from Pune. It is also an important para-gliding center. Many operators offer para-gliding courses
Lonavala is a popular hill station located at a distance of 64 km from Pune. It is the nearest hill station from Pune and that makes it the preferred weekend getaways for Puneits. The best season to visit Lonavala is monsoon, as many temporary waterfalls adds to the scenic beauty making it a serene place.
Panchgani And Wai
Panchgani is a small hill station located at an approximate distance of 102 kms from Pune. Wai is a small village located on the banks of Krishna River and is popular for its Ganesh Temple.
Land of Strawberries, Mahabaleshwar, has many scenic view points. Boating at Venna lake, Tapola and Pratapgad are key attractions. It is located at a distance of 110 kms from Pune
Matheran is a tiny hill station that has thankfully barred motor vehicles and helped us experience fresh crisp air as our ancestors would have. Numerous viewpoints and nature walks are key attractions at Matheran. it is located at a distance of 120 kms from Pune.
Malshej Ghat comes alive during monsoons.Mist, trekking trails, water falls and water sprays makes it a must-visit. In winters, Flamingos flock to Malshej Ghat.
Kolad has become synonymous with rafting and other water sports. An excellent getaway on the banks of river Kundalika.
Kas Pathar or Kas Plateau is the most popular weekend destination near Pune during the months of August and September when the entire Kas plateau turns into a bed of flowers with more than 150 varieties of flowers.
Nearby are Sajjangad fort and Thoseghar waterfalls – Excellent in late monsoons.
Alibag and surrounding beaches like Alibag,Nagoan, Kihim, Akshi, Saswana and Versoli are perfect as a weekend getaway for those who love beaches.
Harihareshwar, a picturesque beach also houses the famous Kalbhairav Temple. Close to Harihareswar are the beach towns of Shrivardan and Divegar
Kashid Beach is located at a distance of about 180 kms from Pune. Kashid is a small clean beach with white sands and crystal clear water. There are hammocks put up on the beach for you to laze and have bhajias.
Murud – Janjira
Murud -Janjira boasts of a picturesque beach. Sail boat ride to Janjira fort is enjoyable as are the views from the fort.
Bandardhara lake gets magical during Monsoons. There are many trekking possibilities from Bhandardhara. Try the trek to Mount Kalsubai, the tallest peak in Maharashtra or to Ratangad Fort
Serene virgin beach of Ganpatipule is getting popular with beach combers. Famous Swayambhu Ganapati Temple on the beach.