Alluring Monsoon Drives from Pune
Monsoon is a perfect season to embrace the natural beauty around you. The surrounding areas of Pune has abundance of such scenic locations that become hot-spot monsoon tourist destination. Plenty of people from Pune and nearby places head towards these destinations to celebrate monsoon. Various temporary waterfalls bejewel the drive-ways.
These scenic locations, lush green surroundings, mystic aromas, cloudy weather adds a lot to your weekend trip. Following is the list of best monsoon getaways from Pune.
Around 120 km away from the city of Pune and 25 km away from Mahabaleshwar, 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. The rivers Koyna and Solshi meet at Tapola. Don’t miss boating in the Shivsagar Lake at very nominal charges.
Mulshi is a village located in the west of Pune and close to Lonavala as well as Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is blessed with rich green surroundings and ample natural beauty. It becomes a favorite weekend destination for people of Pune as it is just 43 km away from Pune. This area receives heavy rainfall. Most of the area is covered with Forest which consists of trees like Sag, Teak, Oak, Mango and others. There are various lakeside resorts where you can stay.
Lavasa is the newest tourist destination near Pune. Lavasa is located at a distance of 42 kms from Chandni Chowk, Pune. It is a very popular tourist spot for Puneits and people of nearby region. A perfect and scenic place to hangout with family and friends. Driving from Pune to Lavasa is a world class experience. Lavasa is believed to be the first planned Hill City of India. Being located near Pune and Mumbai makes it a happening weekend destination that offers an array of activities to indulge in.
Kamshet is a very popular tourist destination in the state of Maharashtra. It is located 85 kms from Pune and about 110 kms from Mumbai. Situated at a distance of 11 kms from Lonavala and Khanadala, Kamshet is a very scenic place and perfect for one or two day trip. Paragliding, Cave temples and Vadivali Lake are popular attraction here. It is accessible by rail and road. It is recommended to explore this destination by road in monsoon season. The scenic landscape and mystic environment will surprise you for sure.
Malshej Ghat is amongst one of the popular weekend getaways from Pune. Located amidst the sahyadri Hills, the place is popular among the tourist as well as locals. It is also a perfect place for nature lovers. Malshej Ghat comes alive during the monsoons. Mist, trekking trails, water falls and water sprays makes it a must-visit destination from Pune. There is a famous place near Malshej Ghat called Khireshwar. Flamingo birds from Siberia migrate to this place during the rains between July and September. The famous Harishchandragadh is also close by.