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1. Lonavala, Maharashtra

4.0 /5 View 38+ photos

66 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

2. Mumbai, Maharashtra

4.2 /5 View 69+ photos

148 kms from Pune

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

Mumbai, the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra, is a spectacular paradox of chaos and hope, glamour and squalor, modernity and tradition. Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai – formerly known as Bombay - Mumbai is a beautifully blended melting pot of cultures and lifestyles.

Best Time: October to February

3. Matheran, Maharashtra

4.3 /5 View 26+ photos

120 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

4. Goa

4.5 /5 View 114+ photos

448 kms from Pune

Known For : Calangute Beach Basilica of Bom Jesus Water Sports in Goa

Lying on the western coast, Goa is India's smallest state and unlike any other, known for its white-sand beaches, stellar nightlife, eclectic seafood, world-heritage listed architecture. Spread across just 3,702 km, Goa lies in the Konkan region. It is a far cry from the hippie haven or a beach getaway, and one of the only few destinations that is open 24x7. The laid-backness (susegad) of Goa attracts as many international tourists as it does Indians, or even more so.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

4.0 /5 View 20+ photos

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

6. Lavasa, Maharashtra

3.6 /5 View 5+ photos

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

7. Khandala, Maharashtra

3.5 /5 View 22+ photos

253 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

8. Kamshet, Maharashtra

4.0 /5 View 9+ photos

47 kms from Pune

Known For : Paragliding Shinde Wadi hills Pawna Lake

Kamshet is a picturesque hill station in Western Ghats, renowned for paragliding and flying schools. Surrounded by Western Ghats, this place is regularly featured in the top 10 must visit destinations of India for an adventurous junkie.

Best Time: October to June

9. Panchgani, Maharashtra

3.6 /5 View 16+ photos

101 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

10. Kashid, Maharashtra

3.9 /5 View 21+ photos

170 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

11. Alibag, Maharashtra

3.7 /5 View 17+ photos

141 kms from Pune

Known For : Water Sports in Alibaug Kolaba Fort Alibaug Beach

A little coastal town tucked away in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Alibaug is a very popular weekend getaway holiday destination and has earned itself the name of 'mini-Goa', owing to the high tourist footfall all year round. Steeped in colonial history, Alibaug is a quaint little town located about 110 kilometres from Mumbai, and is replete with sandy beaches, clean unpolluted air and plenty of forts and temples, ensuring that despite being a small town, you never run out of activities to do.

Best Time: November to March

12. Rajmachi, Maharashtra

3.8 /5 View 5+ photos

168 kms from Pune

Known For : Rajmachi Fort Trekking in Rajmachi

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

13. Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

4.3 /5 View 37+ photos

269 kms from Pune

Known For : Ajanta Caves Grishneshwar Temple, Ellora The Buddhist Caves, Ellora

Ajanta and Ellora caves, considered to be one of the finest examples of ancient rock-cut caves are located near Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra, India. Adorned with beautiful sculptures, paintings and frescoes, Ajanta and Ellora caves are an amalgamation of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monuments as the complex includes both Buddhist monasteries as well as Hindu and Jain temples. The Ajanta caves are 29 in number and were built in the period between 2nd century BC and 6th century AD whereas the Ellora Caves are more spread out and 34 in number and dates to the period between 6th and 11th Century AD.

Best Time: June to March

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14. Murud Janjira, Maharashtra

3.9 /5 View 21+ photos

161 kms from Pune

Known For : Murud Janjira Fort Murud Beach Garambi Falls

Murud is known for it widespread sandy beaches adorned with majestic forts and outlined by palms and coconut trees, creating a perfect holiday scenery.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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15. Suryamal, Maharashtra

3.5 /5 View 22+ photos

262 kms from Pune

Known For : Trekking in Suryamal Suryamal Peak

Suryamal is the highest peak of the region, located in Thane district of Maharashtra. The small but beautiful hill is a popular place among people for the sheer breathtaking views that it can be seen from the hilltop.

Best Time: September to May

16. Manori, Maharashtra

3.9 /5 View 10+ photos

189 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

17. Tamhini Ghat

3.7 /5

42 kms from Pune

Located at a distance of 40 kms from Pune, at the crest of Western Ghats, between the villages of Mulshi and Tamhini in the state of Maharashtra, Tamhini Ghat is a gorgeous mountain pass that is lately gaining a lot of popularity among the Punekars and even the Mumbaikars. 

18. Ratanwadi, Maharashtra

3.0 /5

177 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. It is a famous trekking spot as it is far from the main town and has a rustic charm to it.

Best Time: September to May

19. Chiplun, Maharashtra

3.4 /5 View 18+ photos

233 kms from Pune

Known For : Vashishti River Marleshwar Temple Guhagar Beach

In the quiet, far away from the city port district of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, lies Chiplun, the city that offers you time among mango groves next to the beautiful lake, Vashishti. This town is most known for its white sand beaches and beautiful mango and cashew groves by the Vashishti river.

Best Time: July to February

20. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

3.2 /5 View 14+ photos

304 kms from Pune

Known For : Jaigad Fort Swayambhu Ganpati Temple Jaigad Lighthouse

Situated in pretty surroundings, Ratnagiri is blessed with hills, sea shores, creeks, beautiful rivers, hot water springs, forests and water falls and offers a rejuvenating experience to travelers.

Best Time: October to March

21. Phaltan

3.1 /5

84 kms from Pune

Phaltan is a town 110km from Pune that is a treasure of Maratha heritage and culture. The quaint city boasts of an experience that is similar to having gone through a time machine. It is also known for serving traditional Maharashtrian thalis that are special to Phaltan.

22. Dapoli, Maharashtra

3.6 /5 View 6+ photos

197 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. It is known as mini-Mahabaleshwar of Maharashtra owing to its cool climate throughout the year. It is located in the Ratnagiri district and is a famous Konkan hill station.

Best Time: June to September

23. Daman, Daman and Diu

3.3 /5 View 12+ photos

304 kms from Pune

Known For : Devka Beach Mirasol Lake Garden Lighthouse, Daman

The cool beaches, greenery, scenic natural beauty and most of all, its easy availability of cheap liquor makes Daman a popular destination among youths and even as a getaway for those in Gujrat.

Best Time: October to Apr

24. Igatpuri, Maharashtra

3.3 /5

239 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

25. Silvassa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

3.6 /5 View 11+ photos

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

26. Amboli, Maharashtra

4.1 /5 View 6+ photos

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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27. Lohagad Fort

4.3 /5 View 16+ photos

45 kms from Pune

Situated at the height of 3400 feet, Lohagad Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site and 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 1...

28. Elephanta caves

4.3 /5 View 30+ photos

109 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 or Gharapuri island which is situated at a distance of 11 km from the city of Mumbai. Natively known as Gharapurichi Leni, the El...

29. Visapur Fort

4.2 /5 View 15+ photos

45 kms from Pune

Perched upon a lush green plateau, the Visapur Fort is a popular weekend getaway for people living in Pune and Mumbai. The fort stands at the height of 1084 meters above sea level offering panoramic view hills covered in a thick blanket of green. The majestic fort is a very popular destination ...

30. Bhaja Caves

4.2 /5 View 8+ photos

46 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 ...

31. Trimbakeshwar

4.2 /5 View 12+ photos

161 kms from Pune

Trimbakeshwar Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. Located in Trimbak, 28 kilometres from Nashik city, this Shaiva temple is found at the foot of Brahmagiri Hills. Established by the Maratha ruler, Peshwa Nana Saheb in the 18th century, the temple is mentioned in the powerful Mrityunja...

32. Imagica

4.2 /5

66 kms from Pune

Adlabs Imagica, opened in April 2013, is one of the most popular entertainment theme parks that is often referred to as a one-stop recreation centre. It is located on Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Khopoli and is one of the latest additions to getaways from Pune and Mumbai. The park is divided into thr...

33. Karla Caves

4.2 /5 View 21+ photos

50 kms from Pune

Karla caves, carved from a rocky hillside, 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 out almost 2000 years ago, this p...

34. Shani Shingnapur

4.2 /5 View 6+ photos

142 kms from Pune

Shani Shignapur Temple is a Jeet Devasthan (alive temple) in Ahmednagar district, 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...

35. Kalsubai Peak

4.2 /5

120 kms from Pune

Mt. Kalsubai is the highest peak of the Sahyadri Ranges. The view of this majestic mountain is an amazing sight in Bhandardara. It is also known as the Everest of Maharashtra, as it is the highest peak in the state.

36. Ratangad Fort Trek

4.2 /5

110 kms from Pune

Ratangad is a 400 year old fort, captured by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in his time. It is situated in Ratanwadi which is it's base village and overlooks the Bhandardara.

37. Karnala Fort

4.1 /5 View 7+ photos

89 kms from Pune

Karnala fort also known as the Funnel Hill is a hill fort in Raigad district, about 10 km from Panvel city and 65 km from Mumbai. The fort is a protected property which is situated within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary and offers a great opportunity to enjoy a refreshing, easy trek. Karnala fo...

38. Prabalgad Fort

4.1 /5 View 7+ photos

84 kms from Pune

Prabalgad Fort, also known as Kalavantin Durg is situated between Matheran and Panvel in Maharashtra, at a height of 2,300 feet in the Western Ghats. The fort built at the peak of a rocky plateau very close to Matheran has become a major tourist attraction. A trek to this place is perfect for those ...

39. Kaas Plateau

4.0 /5 View 11+ photos

89 kms from Pune

Declared as the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites of India in 2012, Kaas Plateau in Panchgani is a magical place with landscapes with lakes, flowers and butterflies all around. Kaas Plateau is a biodiversity hotspot situated at a mighty altitude of 1200 metres and is a major biodiversity hotspot o...

40. Durshet Forest Lodge

4.0 /5 View 9+ photos

62 kms from Pune

The Durshet Forest Lodge is set amid 35 acres of private teak forest, against the magnificent Sahyadhri Range. The River Amba presents a sanctuary for trekkers and birdwatchers. The gardens and lawns in the place magically come alive with a natural waterfall during the monsoon season. Go rafting on ...

41. Lonavala - Bhimashankar Trek

4.0 /5

70 kms from Pune

Deep and dense rain forests, meadows blooming with flowers, tiny rivulets, ethnic tribal villages or long forgotten temples, the Lonavala - Bhimashankar trail has it all to offer you. This is arguably the best countryside trail, as claimed by many amateurs, and is waiting for you to explore it. The ...

42. Pratapgad Fort

3.8 /5

54 kms from Pune

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.

43. Harishchandragad

3.7 /5

97 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 a home at an altitude of 1424 meters and mo...

44. Dudhani

3.7 /5 View 5+ photos

197 kms from Pune

40 kms away from Silvassa, the capital of the union territory of Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Dudhani is a large lake that has emerged as a popular tourist attraction in recent years. The construction of Madhuban dam on the Daman Ganga has resulted in the formation of a waterfront in Dudhani, taking adva...

45. Khanvel

3.7 /5

197 kms from Pune

20 kms to the south of Silvassa, Khanvel is a popular tourist destination among nature lovers. It makes for a perfect getaway for those who want to holiday the lazy way, not doing much, just being there, getting lost in the quietness of the valley and in the process relaxing and refreshing themselve...

46. Bhatye beach

3.6 /5 View 7+ photos

182 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 M...

47. Velneshwar

3.6 /5 View 8+ photos

144 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 also has a beautiful crescent-shaped beach that is clean, unspoilt and ideal for swimming. Velneshwar gets much of its limelight during the m...

48. Manikgad Fort Trek

3.6 /5

78 kms from Pune

Manikgad Fort is located on a hill in Manikgad village of Maharashtra. The fort is about 1,878 feet high and is impregnable from three sides. The upper part can be reached only from the south.

49. Arthur's Seat Trek

3.5 /5

64 kms from Pune

Chandragad is a hill fort in Maharashtra, while Arthur Seat is a hill point in the Mahabaleshwar range of mountains. These two destinations are often visited together and they make for a thrilling trekking experience.

50. Bitangad Trek

3.5 /5

126 kms from Pune

Bitangad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. One of the many such forts in the district of Nasik, it rises to an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground.

51. Chavand Trek

3.5 /5

26 kms from Pune

Chavand (or Prasannagad) is a hill fort in the state of Maharashtra. Located at an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground in the district of Pune, this fortress is a part of the 'famous five'. The other forts which are included under this category are Hadsar, Shivneri, Jivdhan and Naneghat.

52. Durg Dhakoba Trek

3.5 /5

81 kms from Pune

Durg and Dhakoba popular are peaks in the plateau between Naneghat and Bhimashankar hill ranges near Pune district. Full of revitalizing greenery and lush thick forests, this trek will succeed in taking from the noise and stress of living in a city and will became your favorite escape to a destinati...

53. Gorakhgad Trek

3.5 /5 View 9+ photos

81 kms from Pune

Gorakhgad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Gorakhgad and Machindragad are twin forts in the Thane district of Maharashtra. Gorakhgad is situated at an elevation higher than its twin fort.

54. Hadsar Trek

3.5 /5 View 5+ photos

84 kms from Pune

Hadsar is a hill fort in the state of Maharashtra. It is situated at an elevation of 3200 feet from the ground in the district of Pune. Within the fort there are massive tunnel like entrances built in the Mughal style.

55. Haji Malang Dargah and Trek

3.5 /5

98 kms from Pune

Sri Malang gad is a fort near Kalyan in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is known popularly as Haji Malang, which is one of the most famous among the three sufi shrines located on the hill. The structure of the fort is three-storeyed, and each tier has a specific name.

56. Jivdhan Trek

3.5 /5

86 kms from Pune

Jivdhan is a hill fort in the state of Maharashtra. It is a part of the 'famous five' fort in the Sahyadri mountain range. The other forts which are a part of the famous five include Naneghat, Shivneri, Chavand and Hadsar.

57. Korigad Trek

3.5 /5 View 8+ photos

51 kms from Pune

Located approximately 20km to the south of Lonavla near the city of Pune, Korigad is one of the hill forts famous among trekkers in Pune. It is estimated that the fort was built in the early 1500s. In fact, the city's first planned township- Aamby Valley is located on the eastern and southern foothi...

58. Kothligad Trek

3.5 /5

64 kms from Pune

Kothligad (or Peth) is a hill fort in Maharashtra. It is located at a modest elevation of 1500 feet in the Raigad district of the state. The pinnacle of the fort is shaped in the form of a vertical funnel, lending it a peculiar look. There are caves carved out of huge rocks at the top of the fort, a...

59. Koyna Valley Trek

3.5 /5

69 kms from Pune

The beautiful clear lake and the thick mysterious forests make Koyna valley the most sought after trekking destination of Maharashtra for weekend getaways and nature enthusiasts. With numerous peaks lining its edges and India's largest hydroelectric dam at a stone's throw, this valley becomes an und...

Weekend Getaways From Pune

Pune is perfectly located for a traveler looking for weekend getaways in the South Western part of India. This is why it attracts a lot of tourists, who visit Pune as well as places around Pune. The destinations are attractive and variegated - ranging from Hill Stations to Resorts to Picnic Spots.

Among the places within 200 - 300 km from Pune, the popular ones include Mumbai, Mahabaeshwar, Alibag, Lonavla and Shirdi, etc. These places take 1-2 day(s) and make for a perfect weekend getaway from Pune. The lesser known places to visit near Pune are the quaint hill-stations like Raigad, Jawhar, Suryamal, Bhandardara, Lavasa and Durshet and treks like Bhandardara, Suryamal, Ratanwadi, Rajmachi and Chiplun. There are amazing wildlife sanctuaries close to Pune like the ones at Surat, Dandeli, Bhimshankar, Bombay and Panvel.

Tourist Places near Pune like Goa for the beaches and activities like water sports, scuba diving, cruises, elephant rides, Tarkarli for snorkelling and its backwaters, Kolad for rafting, Malvan, Alibagh and Ganapatipule for Water scooters, banana boats, etc. are the premier destinations for the adventure enthusiasts. Aurangabad, Ratnagiri, Pattadakal and Hampi on the other hand, are more lucrative destinations for people who want to just relax. Cheap alcohol in Goa, delicious dosas at Halebid and the Konkani meals in Tarkarli are favourites among college friends who usually look for a budget friendly weekend getaway from Pune.

Families which prefer visiting the tourist destinations near Pune are bound to visit Mumbai and the Ajanta and Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, the banks of the Arabian Sea at Goa and Gokarna, the places of historical significance like Bijapur and Champaner Pavagadh, to name a few.

Others who look to extend their weekend getaways, however, travel to the Holy city of Ujjain, Hyderabad, Shirdi, Murudeshwar or even Jog Falls in Karnataka. Some of them can even try the various picnic spots near Pune which are rife with people every other weekend.