9 Fascinating Road Trips From Pune

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Pune is the second densely populated city of Maharashtra after the vivacious Mumbai. Pune is a fun city to be in with many weekend activities and destinations nearby. These are some scenic and fantastic road trips from Pune to make your weekend more memorable and fun.

1. Pune – Mumbai Expressway

Mumbai Pune Expressway93 kms

A road trip on a rapid six laned Mumbai to Pune expressway to desired destinations is a synergy smartly exhibited between welfare and faster connectivity.

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One can have stopover at the lovely mountains of Lonavala or just keep driving till you reach the bustling city of Mumbai. Counted among one of the best road trips of India, one can always take this road and enjoy a quick getaway to the picturesque surroundings of Lonavala. Note that two wheelers are allowed only on the old Pune- Mumbai highway ( this road too is scenic and is in a  great condition).

Places to visit in Lonavala

Karla Caves, Lohagadh, Tiger Point, Pavana Lake, Rajmachi, Kune waterfall, Bhusi dam.

Best Time for a Road Trip

All year through


2. Pune-Tamhini Ghats

Distance from Pune: 85kms

Situated on the summit of Western Ghats, this ghat is noticeably a delightful surrounding. Only road trip could serve proper justice to this naturally opulent location.

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Tamanna Ghat is a mountain passage that is sandwiched between Mulshi and Tamhini Ghats. Tamhini Ghats are best option to expedite in the monsoon season.

Places to visit

Picturesque waterfalls, Laakes and dark forests, Mulshi Dam

Best Time for a Road Trip

June to September.


3. Pune- Panchgani

Distance from Pune: 100kms

A drive onto the Expressway lands you in the placate locality of Panchgani.

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A serene location amidst five hills of Sahyadris, Panchgani proves to be an instigating retreat to an observer. The lengthiest mountain plateau in Asia stretched over 95 acres is the ‘Table land’ from where famed Devil’s Kitchen caves could be spotted.

Public Attractions

Magnanimous Dhom Dam, Strawberry Farms, Trekking, campaigning, Family and Fun

Best Time for a Road Trip

September to May. 


4. Pune- Dapoli

Distance from Pune: 180kms

A four hour road drive from Pune lands you at Dapoli, which is known as  Konkan’s pwn Mahabaleshwar due its pleasantly cool atmosphere round the year.

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The drive by the sea is a lovely one. The periphery of this town is thickly enclosed by Coconut farms. The beaches near Dapoli are clean , shallow and never crowded.

Places to visit

Suvarnadurg and Kanakdurg forts, Ganesh temples, Murud beach and Panhalakaji caves. Also a Hot water sulphur spring near Unhavare village where tourists believe that a dip would repair their skin infirmities.

Best Time for a Road Trip

October to April.


5. Pune-Mahabaleshwar

Distance from Pune: 120kms

The road trip to this fantastic hill station is best pursued by honeymoon couples and family tourists in private vehicles for its countless panoramic views.

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Mahabaleshwar is the source of Krishna River that is believed to originate from mouth of a cow’s idol in an ancient Mahadev temple, runs through four states.

Places to visit

Venna Lake, Arthur’s Seat, Needle Hole point, Kate’s point, Wilson point and the famous 3-Monkey Point. Springs, waterfalls and a superb climate add to its austerity.

Best Time for a Road Trip

November to July.


6. Pune- Malshej Ghats

Distance from Pune: 120kms

The best locality to witness flora and fauna together in a composed surrounding is Malshej Ghats.

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The lively and splendid landscapes of the valley and the inhabitation of diverse range of wildlife add to its rich credentials. The periphery of the Ghats is encircled by temples, caves and waterfalls.

Finest tourist attractions

Bird-watching, trekking, wildlife experience from a close proximity.

Best Time for a Road Trip

Throughout the year.


7. Pune- Ellora Caves

Distance from Pune: 260kms

Another milestone in your road trip that directs to a cogent location best endeavoured in the godly rainy season is the Ellora caves of Aurangabad.

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Visit the divine Kailashnath temple enriched with wall carvings and painted palls comprehending episodes from Lord Shiva’s lifetime.

Proximate attractions

Girja temple, Devgiri fort and Balaji temple, Ancient Hindu and Jain caves beholding several inscriptions that dates back ninth and tenth centuries.

Best Time for a Road Trip

Monsoon


8. Pune-Guhagar Beach

Distance from Pune: 300kms

Popularly known for its. Guhagar is a sober city of Ratnagiri district that houses divine manifestation in its vicinity.

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Tourists are often seen savouring on the revitalizing Guhagar beach with their family. It is a destination that awaits you for a memorable time-trap in the blissful monsoon season of the year.

Nearby fascinations

Durga Devi temple and Pindi of Vyadeshwar, the virgin beach, coconuts, betel nuts, Alphanso mango orchids

Best Time for a Road Trip

May to October


9. Pune- Goa

Distance from Pune- 460kms

The finest destination of India that is known world-wide for its international Tourists attraction is none other than the Gaiety Goa.

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And a road trip from Pune to Goa is equally fun and lovely. Temples, Churches, synagogues located in Goa imitates one fine example of unity in cultural diversity. The appealing beaches of Goa facilitate water-sporting with friends and family and a romantic way to end a night by newly married couples.

Places to visit

All beaches, Bondla wild life sanctuary, St. Francis church, Dudhsagar falls, and Shantadurga temples, Dr. Salim Bird Century, Basilica of Bon Jesus.

Best Time for a Road Trip

October to February

Road trips effortlessly let you witness industrious mornings and the facile beauty of night. Do tend your heart to grab an outing to above mentioned places with your family and be a fugitive to get lost in the quaint exquisiteness of nature allowing the metamorphosis to tiptoe in your life.

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