Pune is an ideal location for having an amazing short road trip to hill stations, driving through forests enjoying wildlife or visiting historic forts. There are plenty of options available like Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Lonavala, Khandala, Shirdi, Mulshi, Lavasa, Kolad and Alibaug etc. We have curated below list of 4 best road trip from Pune for enjoying your weekend.
Matheran – Best Road trip from Pune
Matheran is the smallest and undoubtedly the best hill station near Pune. If you have never visited the city then it should be your choice for this weekend for a road trip from pune. You enjoy the drive of Mumbai Pune expressway first and then through the dense forest areas. There are many panoramic views for you to park your vehicle to click some beautiful pictures.
Mahabaleshwar is located in Western Ghats and is the best place to enjoy nature at its best. The forests, waterfalls, valleys and mountain peaks provide a wonderful view to cherish. You can visit the city in almost any season as the temperature stays pleasant all the year.
Lonavala and Khandala
You can plan to visit both the hill stations on same day and they provide soothing views of mountains. There are number of places to visit like Lohgad fort, Lonavala Lake, Bhushi lake, Valvan dam, historic Karla, Bhaja and Bedsa caves and some view points for enjoying scenic beauty of the hill stations like Tiger point, Duke’s nose.
If you are an adventure enthusiast and want to enjoy some water sports then you must plan a trip to Kolad. You can enjoy river rafting, kayaking, parasailing, canoeing, river crossing and other water activities in the Kundalika River. It is around 115 kilometers from Pune and there are other places to explore like Tamhini falls, Bhira Dam and old historic Kuda caves.