Places to Visit near Pune Within 300 Km

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Top Places to Visit near Pune Within 300 Km

Pune is not just one of the best cities to live in India but is also the ideal staging point to explore the many natural and historical wonders Maharashtra has to offer. Located centrally in Maharashtra, many lush green forests, rolling hills, forts, religious and historic sites lie within a day's drive from the city. While checking off each one from all the places to visit near Pune within 300 km, one is sure to experience the rich history and culture of the state.

Here is the list of 56 Places to Visit near Pune Within 300 Km

1. Aurangabad

3.3 /5 View 11+ photos

236 kms from Pune

Known For : Grishneshwar Temple Bibi ka Maqbara The Ajanta caves

Aurangabad is an industrial town which also serves as a tourist hub with numerous points of interest such as Bibi ka Maqbara (or Mini Taj Mahal), Ajanta-ellora caves, some of the most famous ones.

Best Time: October to March

2. Lonavala

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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 especially appealing to hikers and trekkers, Lonavla is famous for its historic caves, striking forts and pretty lakes

Best Time: Throughout the year

3. Silvassa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

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300 kms from Pune

Known For : Lion Safari Wildlife Park Vanganga Lake Island Garden

With the hills of the Western Ghats and surrounding lush greenery, it is an ideal indulgence into the wild side for a tourist and its Portuguese heritage makes it famous amongst the history enthusiasts as well.

Best Time: November to June

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4. Nasik

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211 kms from Pune

Known For : Panchvati Sula Vineyard Dudhsagar falls, Nasik

Nasik is a religious Hindu city, abode of Maharashtra's most revered saint Shirdi Sai Baba and also makes for a perfect wine tour destination

Best Time: July to March

5. Kolhapur

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236 kms from Pune

Known For : Shri Chatrapati Shahu Museum (New Palace) Rankala Lake Jyotiba Temple

Kolhapur derives its name from a mythological story of Kolhasur - a demon who was slayed by Goddess Mahalakshmi. The famous Mahalakshmi temple is situated here in the honor of Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Best Time: July to February

6. Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary

285 kms from Pune

The former hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Kolhapur, Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1985. Also known as Bison Sanctuary, the place is popular for Indian Bison or Gaurs. Besides, one can also spot leopards, tigers, sloth bears etc. Set amidst verdant forests, the sanctuary makes for a perfect getaway from the city.

7. Tarkarli - Gorgeous Beach, Sunshine and the Water Sports

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386 kms from Pune

Known For : Water sports Tarkarli Beach Karli backwaters

Tarkarli is famous for its long and narrow stretch of beach, with its pristine water, white sand, and of course Singhudurg, Maharashtra's popular sea fort.

Best Time: October to March

8. Elephanta caves

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174 kms from Pune

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Caves is a specimen of rock-cut art and architecture from the times of medieval India. The caves are located on the Elephanta island which is situated at a distance of 11 km from the city of Mumbai. Natively known as Gharapurichi Leni, the Elephanta Caves that exist today are ruins of what were once elaborately painted artworks. It also provides an amazing view of the Mumbai skyline.

9. Saputara

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286 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

10. Igatpuri

3.3 /5

247 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

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11. Ganapatipule - A Ganesha Temple amidst White Sandy Beaches

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338 kms from Pune

Known For : Jaigad Fort Water Sports in Ganapatipule Swayambhu Ganpati Temple

Beach town on the Konkan coastline, Ganpatipule has temples of Lord Ganesha as major attractions apart from the beautiful virgin beaches.

Best Time: November to February

12. Ajanta and Ellora Caves

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255 kms from Pune

Known For : Ajanta Caves Grishneshwar Temple, Ellora

Ajanta and Ellora caves are considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations in the world owing to the magnificent paintings of Ajanta and well carved sculptures of Ellora.

Best Time: June to March

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13. Lavasa

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57 kms from Pune

Known For : Sightseeing in Lavasa Lakeside Promenade Bamboosa

Lavasa, a private planned hill city located near Pune in Maharashtra, is known as India's newest hill station since independence and is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure.

Best Time: Throughout the year

14. Matheran

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Known For : Louisa point Panorama Point Charlotte lake

With close to 40 look-out points offering great sunrise and sunset views in the smallest hill station in India with, Matheran clearly wins on the rejuvenating experience it provides to visitors.

Best Time: Throughout the year

15. Shirdi

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185 kms from Pune

Known For : Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple Shani Shingnapur Samadhi Mandir

The home of great saint Sai Baba, Shirdi is a religious site close to Nasik with various temples apart from the famous Sai Baba temple and a few historical sites.

Best Time: July to March

16. Alibag

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143 kms from Pune

Known For : Water Sports in Alibaug Kolaba Fort Alibaug Beach

A popular weekend getaway destination for Mumbai folks, Alibaug is a coastal town in the Konkan region well known for its sandy beaches, clean water and fresh, unpolluted air.

Best Time: November to March

17. Amboli

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346 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

18. Malvan

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383 kms from Pune

Known For : Sindhudurg Fort Beaches in Malvan Scuba Diving in Malvan

Malvan is a culturally and historically important town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is well known historically for the Sindhudurg Fort of Chatrapati Shivajiraje. Culturally, it is famous for it's mouth-watering Malvani sea-food and sweets.

Best Time: November to March

19. Mahabaleshwar

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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

20. Panchgani

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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

21. Khandala

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70 kms from Pune

Known For : Rajmachi Fort Visapur Fort Bedsa caves

Perched on the foothills of Sahyadris, 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

22. Kashid

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173 kms from Pune

Known For : Kashid Beach Murud Janjira Fort Phansad Bird Sanctuary

A Beach town, popular for its white sand and blue seas situated in Konkan region of Maharashtra, Kashid is the perfect destination for a quiet weekend getaway from Mumbai.

Best Time: October to March

23. Raigad

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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. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, renowned Maratha ruler, won this place in 1656. His prized win, the Raigad Fort is one of the main attractions of this place.

Best Time: November to March

24. Bhandardara

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171 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.

Best Time: June to March

25. Kamshet

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49 kms from Pune

Known For : Paragliding Shinde Wadi hills Pawna Lake

Kamshet is a picturesque hill station in Western Ghats for all kinds of tourist, especially those who love nature and adventurous paragliding activities

Best Time: October to June

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26. Rajmachi

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79 kms from Pune

Known For : Rajmachi Fort Trekking in Rajmachi

Rajmachi has two fortified peaks - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, located near two famous hills of Lonavala and Khandala.

Best Time: June to September

27. Bhimashankar

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109 kms from Pune

Known For : Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary Bhimashankar Temple Bhimashankar Trek

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

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28. Durshet

2.5 /5

99 kms from Pune

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

Durshet is a little village found on the banks of the river Amba, nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra.

Best Time: September to February

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29. Karjat

2.5 /5

100 kms from Pune

Known For : Kondana Caves Peth Fort Trekking in Karjat

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

30. Mumbai

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149 kms from Pune

Known For : Marine drive, Mumbai Gateway of India Colaba Causeway

Labeled with multiple titles such as 'Financial capital of India', 'The Maximum City', 'Land of Bollywood', 'The dream City' and much more, Mumbai is Maharashtra's capital and India's most populous city which has multiple faces making it all things to all people.

Best Time: October to February

31. Diveagar

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159 kms from Pune

Known For : Diveagar Beach Harihareshwar Beach Bagmandala

Gleaming white sand, pristine blue water, swaying coconut palms and betel nut trees and gentle breeze producing a serene and calming effect, this is not a dream but the enchanting place called Diveagar.

Best Time: October to March

32. Suryamal

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268 kms from Pune

Known For : Trekking in Suryamal Suryamal Peak

Suryamal is the highest peak of the region, located in Thane district of Maharashtra.

Best Time: September to May

33. Harihareshwar

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170 kms from Pune

Known For : Harihareshwar Beach Kalbhairav Temple Ganesh Gully

Surrounded by four hills and with river Savitri flowing through the town, Harihareshwar is famous for its temple of Lord Harihareshwar and is a popular weekend beach destination for people in Mumbai and Pune.

Best Time: October to March

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34. Ratanwadi

3.0 /5

186 kms from Pune

Known For : Trekking in Ratanwadi Ratangad Fort Trek Amruteshwar Temple

Ratanwadi is a village near Bhandardara of the Kalsubai peak in Maharashtra. It houses the famous Ratangad fort and the popular Shiva temple called Amruteshwar.

Best Time: September to May

35. Murud Janjira

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186 kms from Pune

Known For : Murud Janjira Fort Murud Beach Garambi Falls

A small village in Raigad district, Murud is most famous for its majestic forts and sandy beaches lined with swaying palms and coconut trees.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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36. Chiplun

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232 kms from Pune

Known For : Vashishti River Marleshwar Temple Guhagar Beach

Chiplun is a city that offers you time among mango groves next to the beautiful lake, Vashishti.

Best Time: July to February

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37. Manori

3.9 /5 View 10+ photos

190 kms from Pune

Known For : Manori Beach Global Vippasanna Pagoda Beach Parties

Manori beach, along with Gorai beach is a growing favourite among back packers and people who just want to cross over to the peace and quiet of the country side for a while.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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38. Panvel

2.2 /5 View 7+ photos

116 kms from Pune

Known For : Karnala Bird Sanctuary Karnala Fort Prabalgad Fort

Panvel is best known for all the forts that dot this city. Called the gateway of the Konkan coast, Panvel is the most crowded city of Navi Mumbai.

Best Time: July to February

39. Kolad

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145 kms from Pune

Known For : Kolad River Rafting Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls Bhira Dam

Known for its cascading waterfalls, green meadows and picturesque backdrop of Sahyadris, Kolad is gaining traction as an adventure sports destination with provisions for rafting, rappelling, kayaking etc.

Best Time: June to March

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40. Dapoli

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184 kms from Pune

Known For : Harnai Port Unhavare - Hot springs Panhalakaji Caves

Dapoli, situated 215km away from Mumbai is popular tourist destination that serves the needs of all kinds of travelers.

Best Time: June to September

41. Igatpuri

3.3 /5

247 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.

Best Time: July to September

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42. Jawhar

3.3 /5 View 23+ photos

288 kms from Pune

Known For : Dabdaba Falls Jai Vilas Palace Sunset Point, Jawhar

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

Best Time: September to Apr

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43. Vikramgad

3.0 /5

252 kms from Pune

Known For : Pilucha Dhabdhaba Waterfalls Jai Vilas Palace

Vikramgad, situated about 80km from Mumbai is a nature escapade and is blessed with lush vegetation and ample flora and fauna.

Best Time: June to January

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44. Malshej Ghat

4.0 /5 View 14+ photos

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

45. Hedvi

2.8 /5 View 40+ photos

243 kms from Pune

Known For : Hedvi Beach Shri Dashbhuj Lakshmi Ganesh Temple

Hedvi is a small village located near the town of Guhanagar in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is primarily a pilgrim destination and attracts a lot of pilgrims from across the country.

Best Time: September to May

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46. Ozar

2.5 /5 View 6+ photos

218 kms from Pune

Known For : Hal Museum or Pragati Aerospace Museum Vigneshwara Temple Swami Bhramanand Temple

Ozar is a small town situated in the Nashik district of Maharashtra, famous for its Vigneshwara Temple.

Best Time: December to February

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47. Lohagad Fort

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64 kms from Pune

Situated at a height of 3400 feet, Lohagad Fort is a formidable fort about 52 kilometres away from Pune. Perched atop an impressive hill near Malavali, this destination is the perfect amalgam of ancient architecture and natural beauty. Lohagad Fort was built in the 18th century and is an ideal destination for trekking and nature lovers, especially from Pune and Mumbai. The place is flanked by nature at its lush green best and hosts panoramic views and cool mountain air.

48. Visapur Fort

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57 kms from Pune

Perched upon a lush green plateau, the Visapur Fort is a very popular excursion destination for adventure mongers as well as nature lovers. The fort stands majestically tall and ruggedly firm at the height of 1084 meters above sea level offering a panoramic view of a wide range of hills covered in a thick blanket of green. The majestic fort is a very popular destination for trekking activities. With an eventfully historic backstory and an unmatched view of nature at its best, the Visapur fort is indeed a treat for all- history buffs, adventure mongers and nature enthusiasts.

49. Bhaja Caves

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61 kms from Pune

The Karla and Bhaja caves are among the oldest caves in India and date back all the way to 160 B.C. and are situated near Lonavala in Maharashtra. The Bhaja caves are a group of 22 rock-cut caves which are believed to have existed from the times of Hinayana phase of Buddhism, which is of 2nd to 1st century BC. Karla Cave is the largest Hinayana Buddhist chaitya (temple) in India Travel back in time on this trip to ancient Indian rock-cut caves with the best rock-cut architecture of all times. The ancient caves are protected as Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.

50. Karla caves

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59 kms from Pune

Carved into a rocky hillside, Karla caves are among the oldest Buddhist cave shrines in India. It is located on the Pune-Mumbai highway at Karla and if sources are to be believed, these are only a few among scores of other caves unearthed in Sahyadri Hills. Carved almost 2000 years ago around the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD, this place constitutes a large collection of beautiful Chaityas (halls) and Viharas (monasteries) reflecting upon a journey of the past, narrating some amusing stories. A temple made of pillars from the Buddhist period has also been built recently at the entrance of the caves. 

51. Pratapgad fort Trek

3.8 /5

Pratapgad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Situated close to the famous hill station of Mahabaleshwar in the district of Satara, the citadel rises to an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground.

52. Harishchandragad Fort Trek

3.7 /5

163 kms from Pune

Harishchandragad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. It is situated at an elevation of about 4670 feet in the district of Ahmednagar. Within the fort there are several temples dedicated to Vishnu and Ganesh. The monument dates back to the 6th century and finds home at an altitude of 1424 meters and more often than not, given its altitude finds itself marked on a number of trekking trails in and around the area.

53. Trimbakeshwar

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240 kms from Pune

Counted as the holiest temple of India, the Trimbakeshwar Temple houses one of the most important twelve Jyotirlingas, a form of Lord Shiva. Perched on the foot of Brahmagiri Hills, the temple is situated in the pious city of Trimbak, which finds its mention in the powerful Mrityunjaya Mantra that bestows immorality and longevity. Built in the 18th century by Maratha ruler, Peshwa Nana Saheb, the temple is a perfect epitome of classic architecture.

54. Bhatye beach

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319 kms from Pune

The Bhatye beach is a lovely, long stretch of a clean beach ideal for a relaxing holiday. Bhatye, a small village close to Ratnagiri city is popular for its generous flat sea showers. The length of the beach is 1.5 kms and it is flat and straight and clear. The Ratnagiri light house and the famous Madavi beach of Ratnagiri city can be seen from Bhatye Beach.

55. Velneshwar

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246 kms from Pune

Located in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, Velneshwar is a village south of the Guhagar town. Velneshwar is well known for the temple of Lord Shiva and it also has a beautiful crescent shaped beach which is clean and unspoilt and ideal for swimming. Velneshwar gets much limelight during the month of March, when the Maha Shivratri Festival is held here, as a tribute to the God Shankar or Shiva. If you are seeking an ideal water point where you can relish the beauty of nature while swimming and sunbathing, then the Velneshwar beach in Maharashtra is the perfect place for you.

56. Shani Shingnapur

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162 kms from Pune

The spectacular and unique Shani Shignapur Temple of Ahmednagar district is well-known for the magical and powerful Lord Shani, who is believed to reside in a black stone till date. The Hindu God symbolising the planet Saturn is referred to as Swayambhu, which means that he has emerged himself in the form of the black stone. It has absolutely no architectural beauty, and just the simple stone with the spiritual aura of the lord entices scores of devotees every year.

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