Pune, epitomizes the “Young India”, the “New India”, a centre of academia and business. A thriving and vibrant metropolis, it is a baffling mix of the new and old, capitalism and spiritualism. The once upon a time ruling land of the Peshwas is now a cosmopolitan hub and is preferred by people from across the globe for its dry and cool climate. Moreover, with numerous entertainment and travel options, you can never get enough out of this city.
Here are some truly unique weekend getaways near Pune, which will make you fall in love with this Maratha land, all over again.
WILDLIFE LOVERS: Experience nature at its best at the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, which has the Shivsagar lake on one side and Western Ghat on the other. Along with the splendid view of the lake and ghat, it offers a diverse range of flora and fauna. Explore this 420 square km forest range to spot sloth bears, panthers, tigers, cobras and more wildlife animals. Distance from Pune: Aprrox. 259 km | Distance from Purva Silversands: Aprrox 271 km |
Best Time to Visit: October to April
BEACH ADDICTS: Explore the hidden jewel of Maharashtra near Pune, The Velas during winters. Famous for Olive Ridley Turtles on the shore, the Velas fall in Ratnagiri district and offer one of its kind experience. Other than the scenic beaches, just watching the baby turtles coming out of the eggs and going about on the sand, its an experience of a lifetime. There is also a Turtle Conservation Centre and fort for sightseeing. And of course do indulge in some Konkani delicacies when you visit here. Distance from Pune: Approx 192 km |
Distance from Purva Silversands: Approx 204 km| Best Time to Visit: October to May
THE ADVENTURERS: Start your weekend from Lonavala and end it with a beautiful sunset view in Khandala. When in Lonavala, do visit the Bushi Dam, especially during monsoons it’s a must visit. In addition, you should explore the forts, caves, temples, lakes and gardens, which this picturesque hill station has to offer. Along with Lonavala, you can easily cover Khandala, which is set in the foothills of the Sahyadris. Go trekking, paragliding when in Khandala and experience the nature at its best. Distance from Pune: Approx 70 km | Distance from Purva Silversands: Approx 73.4 km | Best Time to Visit: October to May
CARE FOR SOME WATER SPORTS?: In the mood for some water sports, then go to Kolad, this coming weekend. By the waters of Kundalika river, it also offers great camping experience. You can go rafting, kayaking, rappelling and canoeing at Kolad. A perfect picnic spot in proximity to Pune. Distance from Pune: About 113 km | Distance from Purva Silversands: About 126 km | Best Time to Visit: June to March
THE WATERFALL WATCHERS: Need we say more? Amidst lush green landscape, Amboli is nestled in the southern range of Sahyadri hills offers you a magical experience. You can go trekking, rappelling and sightseeing here. Among the must see places include Amboli falls, Madhavgarh fort and Shiva temple near the Hiranyakeshi river. You also get the best view of Konkan railways (where a scene of the bollywood blockbuster Chennai Express was shot), here. Distance from Pune: About 344 km | Distance from Purva Silversands: About 355 km | Best Time to Visit: October to March
The list of weekend getaways near Pune is simply endless. You can have the sun, the sand, the beach and the hill experience near this metropolis. In short, you can never be bored here. Have one, two or three days in hand, then just pack your bags and JET, SET, GO….Oh! And don’t forget to carry your GO PRO action camera. You can share your crazy moments with us as well. We would be happy to take it in our next blog post.
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