Monsoon is the best time to visit Maharashtra, Its rugged mountains of Sahyadri offers ultimate trekking destinations around Pune and Mumbai. The best weekend monsoon getaways in and around Pune includes Purandar Fort,Raigad hill fort,Rajmachi Fort and Shivaneri Fort. Monsoon Getaways Near Pune.
Sinhagad fort is the most popular picnic spot located near Pune,an isolated cliff of the Bhuleswar range of the Sahyadri Mountains. Trekking start from Khadakwasla Lake to Sinhagad Fort from a village and monsoon is the best time for trekking but careful with dangerous hiking trails.
Lohagad Fort is one of the famous hill forts of Maharashtra,Situated close to the hill station Lonavala. People can also hike and a particular favorite of trekkers, especially in the monsoon season but trekking route becomes slippery during the rainy season and is dangerous to hike to the fort during this time.
Purandar Fort. Purandar is about 40kms Pune and some 10kms south-west of Sasawad, also known for birthplace of Sambhaji Raje Bhosale. Locatied on a gigantic mountain Pass, a favorite destination for paragliders and trekkers. Image Source:placesnearpune
The dominant hill fort located near Kamshet around 60 km from Pune,at 3500 ft high hill is pyramidal in shape. Fort is a monsoon trekking destination noted for the large doors,Trimbakeshwar Mahadev temple and Pawana lake.
Prabalgad as a hill station at an elevation of 2300 feet in the Western Ghats,close to Matheran. The Prabalgad-Kalavantin durg is one of the most difficult forts to trek but a favourite destination for trekking around Pune, also known as one of the Top 20 most beautiful abandoned place in India. Image Source: treksandtrails