Pune is a sprawling city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It was once the base of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire, which lasted from 1674 to 1818. It's known for the grand Aga Khan Palace, built in 1892 . Along with those there are many Weekend Getaways added the glory of Pune.


Mahabaleshwar, a hill station in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Blessed with the goodness of nature,  views of the soaring peaks, verdant forests, green valleys and the sparkling rivers.  Once served as the summer capital under the British government for the Bombay province, today is a fun and adventurous weekend getaway for the Mumbaikars. If you are traveling from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar, make sure to capture the journey too since it is quite soul-stirring. 
Mahabaleshwar to Pune : 117.5 KM
How to reach :  The best way is to reach on road.
Top places to visit : Mapro Garden, Pratapgarh
Things to do : Horse Riding, Trekking, Shopping, Mountain Biking, Boating, Fishing, Water Sports
Best time to visit : January-December.
Lakes near to it : Venna lake.
Ideal duration : 2-3 Days.
Package price : 8,000 INR per head.


Khandala is a hill station. It's home to vantage spots including Sunset Point and Rajmachi Point, with views of Rajmachi Fort .Lonavala and Khandala are called the twin hill stations. Khandala is known for its cool climate and natural beauty .Khanadala is popular among the trekkers. Khandala is located close to one of the ancient trade routes connecting cities like Sopara and Pune.
Khandal to Pune : 68.7 KM
How to reach : One can travel by train or road.
Top places to visit : Rajmachi Fort, Visapur Fort, Bedsa caves, Lohagad Fort, Tiger's Leap, Duke's Nose
Things to do : Amrutanjan Point view ,sunset point ,Rajmachi point rappelling, valley crossinmg and trekking
Best time to visit : July-September.
Ideal duration : 2 Days
Package price : 8,000 INR per head.
Lake near to it : Khandala lake.


The Kamshet hill station is just 16 km from Khandala. With rolling hills, lakes and green cover, Kamshet is the perfect weekend getaway destination.  Medieval fortresses and ancient cave temples in and around Kamshet make it an interesting place. There are many paragliding mecca of India,Kamshet. 
Kamshet to pune : 105 KM
How to reach : You can have a railway service or road service.
Top places to visit : Kondeshwar temple, Karla Caves, Bedsa Caves, Bhairi cave, Bhandar dongar, Vadivali Lake, Uksan Dam, Raikar Farm
Things to do : Paragliding, Rock Climbing, Trekking, Boating, Swimming, Angling
Best time to visit : October-May.
Ideal duration : 1 Day
Package price : 6,000 INR per head.


Lohagad is a hill station known for the Lohagad fort.  Lohagad also overlooks the Pavana reservoir. Lohagad fort is also known as the iron fort and is great option for trekking. A small range connects Lohagad fort to the close by Visapur fort. It is among the easier treks, perfect for the beginners. The fort has been occupied by Nizams, Marathas and Mughals at different periods of time. 
Lohagad to Pune : 74.8 KM
How to reach :  You can choose a rail or road service to reach there.
Top places to visit : Ajivali Road, Thakursai, Pawana Nagar, Tal Maval, Visapur fort.
Things to do : Trekking, Water sports ,panoramic view.
Best time to visit : June to December
Ideal duration : 1 Day
Package price : 1000 INR per head.


A road trip from Mumbai to Malshej Ghat is perhaps one of the most picturesque trips you can experience in Maharashtra. The place is also adorned with abounds of flora and fauna, especially birdlife including Siberian migratory birds.
Malshej to Pune : 120.9 Km
How to Reach : Road trip is the best way to reach Malshej ghat
Top places to visit : Shivneri Fort, Harishchandragad, Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, Malshej Falls
Things to do : Trekking, Walking, Paragliding, Bird watching
Best time to visit : July to March.
Ideal duration : 2 Day.
Package price : 6,000 INR per head.


 Also called the 'Jewel of Sahyadri' or the 'City of Caves'.The myriad places to visit in Lonavala that include historical sites, natural wonders, religious attractions and many more. It is a perfect one-day trip from pune  .It is one of the best weekend gateaway for couples near pune.
Lonavala to pune : 64.8 KM.
How to reach : You can easily take your own vehicle from pune.
Top places to visit : Duke’s Nose, Korigad Fort, Tiger’s Leap, Lohagad, Karla & Bhaja Caves, Bushy Dam, Bedsa Caves.
Things to do : Camping ,Trekking and many more fun activities.
Lakes near to it : Pavna Lake, Tungarli Lake, and Lonavala Lake.
Best time to visit : October to May.
Ideal duration : 2-3 Days.
Package price : 8,000 INR .

Author: Aanchal Shah

Bio: Aanchal is a student of Computer Science in Bangalore.Apart from being a technlogy enthusiast, she is passionate about literature and has had amazing experiences working with established organisations.She is thrilled to be a part of TripClap.
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