Places near Pune you must visit during monsoon

Pune, located in the western state of Maharashtra, India, is surrounded by numerous beautiful hill stations that offer a refreshing escape from the city's heat and hustle.
Here are some popular hill stations near Pune:

Lonavala:

One of the most famous and easily accessible hill stations from Pune, Lonavala is known for its lush greenery, waterfalls, and pleasant weather. It is about 65 km away from Pune and attracts tourists with its picturesque landscapes and attractions like Rajmachi Fort and Bhushi Dam.

From Pune: 1 hr 15 min (64.8 km) via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Expy/Mumbai - Satara Hwy/Yashwantrao Chavan Expy.
From Mumbai: 1 hr 47 min (81.9 km) via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pandharpur Rd/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Satara Hwy

Lonavala is a hill station surrounded by green valleys in western India near Mumbai. The Karla Caves and the Bhaja Caves are ancient Buddhist shrines carved out of the rock. They feature massive pillars and intricate relief sculptures. South of the Bhaja Caves sits the imposing Lohagad Fort, with its 4 gates. West of here is Bhushi Dam, where water overflows onto a set of steps during rainy season.

Tiger's Point, Lonavala
Lohagad Fort, Lonavala
Bhaja Caves, near Lonavala
Kune Waterfall, Lonavala

Khandala:

Located very close to Lonavala, Khandala is another popular hill station known for its scenic beauty and cool climate. It is an ideal destination for trekking and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and hills.

From Pune: 1 hr 23 min (68.7 km) via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Expy/Mumbai - Satara Hwy/Yashwantrao Chavan Expy
From Mumbai: 1 hr 33 min (78.0 km) via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pandharpur Rd/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Satara Hwy
Khandala Point, Khandala

Mahabaleshwar:

About 120 km from Pune, Mahabaleshwar is a renowned hill station known for its strawberry farms, lush forests, and captivating viewpoints like Arthur's Seat and Wilson Point. It's a perfect getaway for nature lovers and those seeking a serene atmosphere.

From Pune: 2 hr 42 min (120.3 km) via NH 48
From Mumbai: 5 hr 26 min (231.1 km) via Goa - Mumbai Hwy/Kanyakumari - Kochi - Panvel Hwy/Mumbai - Goa Hwy/Panvel - Kochi - Kanyakumari Hwy
Mahabaleshwar Temple, Mahabaleshwar
Dhobi Waterfall, Mahabaleshwar
Chinaman Waterfall, Mahabaleshwar
If you are planning a trip to this hilly retreat for a relaxing vacation, read on. Here’s a list of some of the best places to visit in Mahabaleshwar.

Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar:

Mapro Garden Wilson Point
Mumbai Point Venna Lake
Pratapgarh Fort Arthur’s Seat
Mahabaleshwar Temple Chinaman’s Falls
Elephant’s Head Point Lingmala Waterfall
Velocity Entertainmentz Wax Museum
Connaught Peak Krishnabai Temple
Dhobi Waterfall Lodwick Point
Morarji Castle Tiger Spring
Panchganga Temple Kate’s Point
Pratap Singh Park Helen’s Point
Babington Point Carnac Point
Panchgani Table Land
Parsi Point Rajpuri Caves
Town Bazaar Laxmi Strawberry Farm

Panchgani:

Situated close to Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani is known for its scenic beauty and strawberry cultivation. This hill station offers panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountain range and the Krishna River.

From Pune: 2 hr 3 min (101.0 km) via NH 48
From Mumbai: 5 hr (244.1 km) via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Satara Hwy and NH 48
Lingmala Waterfall, Panchgani
Paragliding at Panchgani
Sydney Point, Panchgani

Matheran:

Although a bit further away, Matheran is worth a visit. It is a unique hill station as it does not allow motor vehicles within its limits, making it an eco-friendly destination. Matheran offers beautiful viewpoints, lush greenery, and serene ambiance.

From Pune: 3 hr 3 min (121.3 km) via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Expy/Mumbai - Satara Hwy/Yashwantrao Chavan Expy
From Mumbai: 3 hr 1 min (150.5 km) via Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai - Pune Hwy/Mumbai - Satara Hwy
Matheran Hill Station Train, Matheran
Eco Point Matheran, Matheran
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