Hill Stations near Pune

Hill stations near Pune provide the perfect avenue for those looking to break the monotony of city life. With the rich scenic beauty of the Western Ghats, Puneris can easily escape to the nearby Lonavla or the gorgeous Panchgani for some peace and solitude amidst the lush greenery and charming lakes of these hill stations.

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Here is the list of 24 Hill Stations near Pune

1. Lonavala, Maharashtra - Misty Weekend Getaway

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68 kms from Pune

Known For : Tiger's Leap | Bushi Dam | Lonavala Lake

Popular hill station close to Pune and Mumbai, Lonavla is the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, Lonavala is frequented by all sorts of people, especially hikers and trekkers.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 42 Lonavala Attractions

2. Lavasa, Maharashtra - India's first planned hill city

3.6

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57 kms from Pune

Known For : Sightseeing in Lavasa | Lakeside Promenade | Bamboosa

Known as India's newest hill station, the Lavasa Corporation is constructing this private city. The city is a beautiful project, stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino. Spreading across 7 hills, covering an area of 25000 acres, Lavasa is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 5 Lavasa Attractions

3. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - The land of Strawberries

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120 kms from Pune

Known For : Elephant's Head point | Chinaman's falls | Dhobi waterfall

A hill town in Western Ghats, apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks.

Best Time : October to June

Read More 31 Mahabaleshwar Attractions

4. Khandala, Maharashtra - Misty Mountains

3.5

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70 kms from Pune

Known For : Rajmachi Fort | Visapur Fort | Bedsa caves

Perched on the foothills of Sahyadri, Khandala provides for a perfect weekend respite for the Mumbai population, with its scenic valleys, grassy hills, serene lakes and misty waterfalls.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 22 Khandala Attractions

5. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

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116 kms from Pune

Known For : Malshej falls | Pimpalgaon Joga Dam | Harishchandragad Fort Trek

A beautiful hill station with its numerous lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is popular among hikers, trekkers and nature lovers.

Best Time : July to March

Read More 5 Malshej Ghat Attractions

6. Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land

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102 kms from Pune

Known For : Kaas Plateau | Table Land | Mahabaleshwar

Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar, famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view.

Best Time : September to May

Read More 13 Panchgani Attractions

7. Matheran, Maharashtra - Cutest little hill-station of India

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119 kms from Pune

Known For : Louisa point | Panorama point | Charlotte lake

Nestled amidst the Sahyadri range on the Western Ghats, Matheran is a cosy little hill station that stands at an elevation of 2600 feet above sea level, and is just 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, making it the perfect weekend getaway. With its name literally translating to “overhead forest”, Matheran is the smallest hill station in all of India, but it is extremely popular in terms of tourists looking for a short trip amid spectacular vistas and serenity.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 28 Matheran Attractions

8. Bhandardara, Maharashtra

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172 kms from Pune

Known For : Umbrella Falls | Wilson Dam | Kalsubai Peak

Bhandardara, a hill station nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra, has all the nature's blessings a place can get. The lush greenery, the humble waterfalls and surrounded by high mountains makes for the perfect holiday spot for city dwellers.

Best Time : June to March

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Read More 7 Bhandardara Attractions

9. Igatpuri, Maharashtra

3.3

228 kms from Pune

Known For : Bhatsa River Valley | Camel Valley | Tringalwadi Fort

Igatpuri is blessed with picturesque beauty and is a heaven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. It also has some of the highest peaks of the Sahyadri range. Igatpuri is also a major railway station in Maharashtra connecting surrounding major cities.

Best Time : July to September

Read More 8 Igatpuri Attractions

10. Kaas Plateau

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136 kms from Pune

One of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of India, known for its natural beauty and flora, Kaas Plateau is a magical place with landscapes with lakes, flowers and butterflies all around. The 1000 hectare area of the plateau is now a reserved forest which is famous for its different species of flowering plants, its Kaas Lake and its beautiful landscape, located near the Maharashtrian city of Satara.

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11. Panhala Fort

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240 kms from Pune

The Panhala Fort lies 20 km away from Kolhapur. It is situated 3177 feet above the sea level. This fort holds its position amongst the largest forts in the country. It has walls soaring as high as 7 km in length along with full proof protection guaranteed by three double-walled gates which are humongous in size.

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12. Jawhar, Maharashtra

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268 kms from Pune

Known For : Dabdaba Falls | Jai Vilas Palace | Sunset Point

A small hill station located in the Thane District of Maharashtra, Jawhar is a place with abundant natureâ??s beauty and several man made marvels.

Best Time : September to Apr

View hotels starting from ₹ 1,500

Read More 7 Jawhar Attractions

13. Amboli, Maharashtra

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347 kms from Pune

Known For : Amboli Falls | Madhavgad Fort | Shirgaonkar Point

Amboli lies in the Sahyadri hills in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is the last hill station of Maharashtra before the plains of Goa begin and is a relatively unexplored one.

Best Time : June to September

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14. Toranmal, Maharashtra

2.5

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468 kms from Pune

Known For : Sita Khai | Lotus Lake | Yashavant Lake

Toranmal is a hill town nestled in the lap of nature in Maharashtra and is adorned with natureâ??s best elements.

Best Time : October to February

Read More 9 Toranmal Attractions

15. Chikhaldara, Maharashtra

3.6

605 kms from Pune

Known For : Bhimkund | Melghat Tiger project | Narnala Fort

The scent of coffee enchants you as you enter the hill station city of Chikhaldara in the state of Maharashtra. Being the only coffee growing area in the region, Chikhaldara also boasts of beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife.

Best Time : July to February

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Read More 12 Chikhaldara Attractions

16. Tapola

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142 kms from Pune

Tapola is a satellite village of Mahabaleshwar about 25 Kms down the valley. Famed as the 'Mini Kashmir' Tapola is an ideal destination for a back to nature experience. Jungle treks from Tapola is very popular with trekkers. There are many unknown forts in the dense forest around the lake in Tapola like Vasota and Jaygad. The view of these forts and forest nearby is magnificent in itself. There are many strawberry farms and nurseries of Gerberra around Tapola. Boating in the Shivsagar lake is also a crowd attraction.

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17. Rajmachi, Maharashtra

3.8

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83 kms from Pune

Known For : Rajmachi Fort | Trekking

Rajmachi is a small village situated in the Sahyadri mountain range of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Rajmachi has two fortified peaks - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, located near two famous hills of Lonavala and Khandala.

Best Time : June to September

Read More 2 Rajmachi Attractions

18. Raigad, Maharashtra

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127 kms from Pune

Known For : Raigad Fort | Diveagar Beach | Jagadishwar Temple

Raigad, is a historically rich district is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Located at 2,851mts, it is surrounded by Mumbai Harbour, Thane, Pune, Ratnagiri and the Arabian Sea.

Best Time : November to March

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Read More 5 Raigad Attractions

19. Dandeli, Karnataka - Goa's adventurous extension

3.7

27 photos

424 kms from Pune

Known For : River Rafting in Dandeli | Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary | Kavala Caves

Bestowed with the lush green forests and laying on the banks of the Kali river, Dandeli is truly a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty and adventure sports.

Best Time : October to May

Read More 23 Dandeli Attractions

20. Karjat, Maharashtra

2.5

101 kms from Pune

Known For : Kondana Caves | Peth Fort | Trekking

Karjat, a quaint little village is the last station of Thane district in Maharashtra. The river Ulhas finds its origin in Karjat and trekking and historical spots make it a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

Best Time : June to September

Read More 9 Karjat Attractions

21. Bhimashankar, Maharashtra

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110 kms from Pune

Known For : Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary | Bhimashankar Temple | Trekking

Bhimashankar, located about 100 km from Pune and 223 km from Mumbai, is a popular temple town. It is among one of the twelve traditional 'Jyotilingam' shrines of Lord Shiva in India.

Best Time : November to February

View hotels starting from ₹ 7,499

Read More 5 Bhimashankar Attractions

22. Saputara, Gujarat - The abode of serpents

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290 kms from Pune

Known For : Artist Village | Hatgadh Fort | Vansda National park

Saputara is known as a well planned resort hill station because of the innumerable sightseeing, trekking and boating activities.

Best Time : Mid March to mid November

View hotels starting from ₹ 2,000

Read More 19 Saputara Attractions

23. Dandeli, Karnataka - Goa's adventurous extension

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27 photos

424 kms from Pune

Known For : River Rafting in Dandeli | Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary | Kavala Caves

Bestowed with the lush green forests and laying on the banks of the Kali river, Dandeli is truly a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty and adventure sports.

Best Time : October to May

Read More 23 Dandeli Attractions

24. Durshet, Maharashtra

2.5

100 kms from Pune

Known For : Durshet Forest Lodge | Uddhar Hot Springs | Water sports

Durshet is a little village found on the banks of the river Amba, nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. Due to its proximity to Mumbai and Pune it serves as a weekend getaway for people to move away from the crowded cities.

Best Time : September to February

View hotels starting from ₹ 3,093

Read More 7 Durshet Attractions

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