Top 12 Must Visit Monsoon Destinations Near Pune

Monsoon brings happiness and gives us pleasure to explore places and to collect some beautiful moments with the loved one. Here is the list of perfect weekend getaways near Pune, located just outside in the midst of nature.

Purandar Fort – 50 km

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Purandar Fort near Saswad via the dive ghat and Narayanpur is a hotspot for paragliders and trekkers. The twin forts of Purandar and Vajragad are popular 1 day tourist destination from Pune.

Tamhini Ghat – 60 km

Tamhini Ghat via Mulshi Dam is the best monsoon getaway from Pune along the long and curving ghat roads with series of monsoon waterfalls, alongside the backwaters of the Mulshi lake and very scenic mountains.

Lonavala – Khandala – 70 km

The twin town of Lonavala and Khandala are well connected by road and rail from Pune. Monsoon places of interest around Lonavla and Khandala includes Lohagad and Visapur fort,Valvan Dam, Rajmachi Point and Karla, Bhaja and Bedsa caves.

Bhimashankar – 120 km

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple is a all time popular travel destinations for many residents of Pune. The Jyotirlinga shrine, river Bhima and wildlife sanctuary are part of the Western Ghats.

Matheran – 120 km

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Matheran is the smallest hill station at an elevation of 2625 feet and a popular weekend getaway from Pune and Mumbai urban residents. The look out points in Matheran offers 360 degree mesmerizing view of the surrounding green hills and India’s only automobile free hill station.

Panchgani – Mahabaleshwar – 120 km

Elephant's-Head-Point-Mahabaleshwar

Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar are famous twin hill stations and offers the most picturesque viewpoints in Maharashtra. Panchgani Tableland, Sydney Point and Venna Lake in Mahabaleshwar, Elephant Point, Lingmala Waterfalls and near by Pratapgad fort and Tapola are the must visit monsoon places from Pune.

Pratapgad is a Valour Fort and a popular tourist destination near Mahabaleshwar, located high on the hills of Poladpur and usually visited as one day trip from Mahabaleshwar.

Malshej Ghat – 130 km

Malshej Ghat of the Western Ghats range is a heaven, especially during the monsoon where clouds will touch your feet and offers gushing waterfalls, rolling valleys and different kinds of flora and fauna.

Raigad Fort – 132 km

Raigad Fort offers picturesque landscapes of the region, especially during the monsoon. The monsoon trek is one of the best place for weekend getaways trek near Pune.

Thoseghar Falls – 140 km

Thoseghar Waterfalls near Satara city is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Maharashtra, especially during the rainy or monsoon season.

Heavy rain falls during the monsoon season creates series of waterfalls at the edge of the Konkan region, Vajrai Waterfalls, Kaas Pathar, Chalkewadi plateau and Koyna backwaters are must visit place in Satara city.

Amboli – 161 km

Amboli in the Sahayadri Hills received the incredibly high rainfalls in Maharashtra and a must see attraction for tourists with list of tourist attractions such as numerous waterfalls, mist during the monsoons, Sawantwadi wooden handicrafts and unusual flora and fauna.

Bhandardara – 172 km

Bhandardara is famous for its natural beauty and monsoon environment, located at a distance of 172 km from Pune city. The holiday resort village near Igatpuri offers tourist attractions such as Wilson Dam, Mount Kalsubai, Randha fallsSandhan Vally and Arthur Lake.

Igatpuri – 247 km

Igatpuri hill station between Mumbai and Nashik road is famous for its monsoon scenic surroundings and peaks. It’s heavenly for trekkers and hikers, places most visited by tourists in Igatpuri includes Kalsubai Peak, Arthur Lake, Amruteshwar Temple and vihigaon waterfalls.