5 weekend getaways from Pune

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This region belongs to the Sahyadri hills, which separates the Deccan Plateau from the Konkan coast. This place belongs to the Pune district of Maharashtra and is situated at a height of approximately 2000ft above sea level. This stretch of road is one of the most sought after destinations for riding enthusiasts. There are bike rental companies in both Pune and Mumbai, which offer a variety of bikes on rent, for this adventurous ride. If you are an adventure sport enthusiast, you could get super bikes on rent and venture into this serene land. The area is surrounded by a number of caves, which hold intricate design and unique architecture. This place being a hill station experiences lower temperatures.


Encompassed by 5 hill ranges in the Sahyadri mountain range, Panchgani stands true to its name. This hill station is situated in Maharashtra, surrounded by 5 villages namely – Dandeghar, Khingar, Godwali, Amral & Taighat. The mountain ranges on one side and plains to the other further reinforce its beauty. After having stayed away from the shutterbugs for a very long time, Panchgani is now growing in popularity as a tourist location and attracting a large number of tourists than ever, which is in turn leading to over commercialization of the area.


India’s newest hill station and the first private city to be built from scratch – this is Lavasa for you. It finds its place amidst the western mountain ranges at the shore of Lake Warasgaon in the Mose valley. The city is being constructed by Hindustan Construction Company as a luxury getaway for the elite. Being situated at a mere distance of 65 kms from Pune makes this new city a perfect weekend getaway destination. The tourists can have an exhilarating experience by involving in activities such as rock climbing, boating, jet skiing, mountain climbing, hiking etc and further go on to relax amidst nature with therapeutic ayurvedic massages. The city has amazing places where the tourists can be put up, with the best of facilities and commendable hospitability. You could get a bike on rent in Pune, from Wheelstreet if you wish to go on two wheelers to this place.

Malshej Ghat

Malshej is a mountain pass belonging to the Western Ghats on India. Located amidst high hills, this small place is close to nature. The variety of flora and fauna found at this place makes it a tourist spot for nature lovers. Malshej, especially sees many species of birds in its surroundings such as rails, flamingos, quails and cuckoos. It is just 130 Kms from Pune. You can easily rent a bike in Pune, and go on a road trip to this destination.


Kolad a small village belonging to the Raigad district of Maharashtra, lies on the banks of the river Kundalika. This place is at a distance of 145 kms from Pune. Mostly popular as a river rafting destination in Maharashtra, this place is a scenic beauty, offering a spectacular view of its green surroundings of the Sahyadri which is untouched and raw. It has a large number of waterfalls all around the village. It has stayed away from shutterbugs and is now seeing an increase in tourists off-late. Enthusiastic bikers make this trip by renting a bike from bike rental companies in cities nearby.