One-Day Getaways near Pune

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Pune is an explorer’s delight. Camping, trekking, stargazing — there are loads of activities happening in the city and the areas around it all the time. The interesting fact is that Pune fascinates those staying here temporarily for studies or work, as well as the hardcore Punekars who have been staying here since their birth. 

If you happen to belong to either of the categories, here are 5 cool spots for day trips near Pune. 

5 one-day getaways near Pune for the wanderer in you!

The breakneck pace of city life makes one crave for a change of scenery every now and then. Some beautiful spots in Pune’s surrounding areas offer exactly that.

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Here we go…

Lonavala and Khandala

Located smack dab between Pune and Mumbai, Lonavala takes the first spot in our list of the most popular one-day trip spots. Punekars especially come here to enjoy the monsoon season at its best. Speaking of Khandala, it’s just about 5 km away from Lonavala and is  known for various outdoor activities and nature.

Distance from Pune: 71 km approximately

What to see? 

Tiger’s Leap, Duke’s Nose, Lion’s point, and Valvan Dam.

Mulshi

A camper’s delight, Mulshi Lake is an ideal camping spot nestled in the catchment of Mulshi Dam. The weather here is pleasant all year round and natural beauty is in great abundance .

Distance from Pune: 47 km approximately

What to see?

Varasgaon dam, Temghar dam, and Panshet are some places to visit around in Mulshi.

Bhandardara

If you want to enjoy the views of the lake and the Sahyadri mountain range, Bhandardara is the place for you. It’s rated amongst the best destinations for one-day trips from Pune. There are many camping and budget stay options around if you’re extending your trip. Trust us, you are going to do just that!

Distance from Pune: 172 km approximately

What to see?

Visit Arthur Lake, Wilson Dam, Kalsubai peak, Amruteshwar temple, and Ratangad fort.

Rajmachi

After visiting Lonavala and Khandala, next on your agenda should be Rajmachi village. It’s beautifully located amidst the Sahyadri mountain ranges. Get mesmerised by the majestic beauty of the nearby Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts. If you’re a beginner in trekking, Rajmachi can be your starting point.

Distance from Pune: 94 km approximately 

What to see?

Rajmachi Fireflies Trek!

Wai

Wai was a bustling town during the Peshwa rule. It has gained popularity for being a town associated with warriors like Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and Gopikabai, wife of Nansaheb Peshwa.

Distance from Pune: 87.3 km approximately

What to see?

Mandhardevi Kalubai temple is located at a level of 4650 feet above the sea level. 

Whether you’re looking for a family outing, or just need a change, you must consider these  locations for a staycation.

So pack your rucksack and hop in the car!

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