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Leisure or weekend trips are always recommended as it helps to relieve your stress, charge your body, mind, spirit & live tension free life. They are the most happiest moments in your life which you have spent with your Family or friends and you always wants to cherish them. If you put little efforts & attention to details while planning, even you can make each of your trips 100% value for money and memorable ones!

Providing herewith are the list of travel destinations near by Pune / Mumbai and across categories like Hill Stations, Beaches, Heritage, Adventure etc. enough for you to explore during 52 weekends in a given year. We will keep on adding new and new destinations to this list.

Happy Outing!


DestinationDistance / Time Taken (from Pune)Mode of TransportAccommodationDon't Miss ...

Mahabaleshwar- Panchgani (Evergreen twin Hill stations) 

(4400 ft MSL)

120 Kms / 3 hrs. 

Private VOLVO, Luxury, State Transport bus - Daily Service available

Plenty of resorts, hotels, lodge, bed and breakfast homes, bungalows etc. There is MTDC Resort at Mahabaleshwar - Panchgani as well. Click here for the list of hotels.

fresh Strawberry with cream (season ends in April), Frankie, Choco Walnut fudge, Para-gliding at Harrison Folly, Boating in Venna Lake / Tapola, Horse Riding at Lodwick point, Elephant Head Point, Kate's Point, Needle Hole Point, Arthur Seat, Caunought Peak Point, Savithri Point, Pratapgad Fort 

Lonavala-Khandala

(2000 ft MSL) 

66 Kms / 1 Hr 

Local Train, Most of the Mumbai bound trains, VOLVO & State Transport buses stop at Lonavala. 

Plenty of resorts, hotels (budget to 5-star), bungalows etc. There is MTDC Resort at Karla. Click here for the list of hotels. 

Lonavala Chikki, Fudge, Lions point, Valvan Dam, Road to the Ambey Valley, Rajmachi point, Duke's Nose 

Matheran 


(2500 ft MSL)

120 Kms / 3 hrs.  

Train till Karjat, local train till Neral and Toy Train till Matheran. Taxi service available from Neral to Matheran. Vehicles are not allowed inside city. Local commute happens on foot, horse ride or hand pulled carts

Plenty of resorts, hotels (budget to 4-star), bungalows etc. Most of the hotels serve pure vegetarian food. Click here for the list of hotels.  

Toy train ride, round of Matheran visiting lots of valley View points en-route, shopping, horse riding 

Saputara

(3000 ft MSL)

275 Kms / 6 Hrs

Gujarat Border via Nasik. Plenty of buses available to Nasik. From there, it is 70 Kms. There is direct deluxe bus from Gujarat State Transport between Pune-Surat via Saputara.

Vaity Ropeway Resort and other resorts. Most of the hotels serve pure vegetarian food. 

Ropeway Ride, Daang Tribal Museum, Sunrise / sunset points, Boating in the lake, Cultural show from the local tribes, Artists Village. Extended itinery might include Nasik, Shirdi, Saptashrungi Temple (Vaishnodevi of the West) at Vani                                                            

Koyana Nagar 

(3200 ft MSL)

175 Kms / 4 Hrs 

State Transport buses towards Chiplun via Kumbharli Ghat / Koyana nagar 

Koyana Lake Resort and few other small resorts / home stays 

Koyna Dam, Boating, Nehru Garden, water bodies, Sunset at Kumbharli Ghat,  Trip to Chiplun-Guhagar-Hedvi-Velneshwar which is just 1.5 hrs from Koyana Nagar. 

Panhala 

(3200 ft MSL)

225 Kms / 4 Hrs 

Private / State transport buses, Train to Kolhapur and then taxi to Panhala (20 KM) 

Valley View Grand (owned by daughter of V. Shantaram) and other resorts

Panhala Fort, Tabak Udyan, Boating at Rankala lake in Kolhapur, Museum, Mahalakshmi Temple, Snow world, Horror world & Games arcade at Kent club, Pavankhind, Amba Ghat, Kolhapur misal, Tambada Rassa - Pandhara Rassa 

Lavasa Hill City

(2000-3000 ft MSL) 

40 Kms / 1 hrs 

State Transport Buses to villages in Lavasa (like Lavarde, Mugaon, Dasve etc.). Best is to travel by own vehicle.

Ekaant Retreat on a Hill Top & other hotels

Nature trails, View Points / Observation decks, butterfly garden, boating, tour of Lavasa 

Bhimashankar 

(2500 ft MSL)

120 Kms / 3 hrs. 

State transport buses to Bhimashankar 

Blue Mormon Resort (9KM from Bhimashankar) 

Shiva temple (Jyotirlinga), Gupta Bhima, Valley View, Horse riding, coracle in small dam, jungle safari / walk. 

Bhandardara - Igatpuri

(2500 ft MSL) 

200 Kms / 4-5 hrs. 

State transport buses to Nasik, Samgamner , Bhandardara 

MTDC Lakeside Resort & other resorts 

Dam, Randha Waterfall (seasonal), Trek to Ratangad, Kalsubai (highest peak in Maharashtra). Nasik / Igatpuri can be visited as well as part of this Itinery

Malshej Ghat 

(2200 ft MSL)


160 Kms / 3-4 hrs. 

State transport buses to Junnar, NarayanGaon and then to Malshej Ghat 

MTDC Resort 

Waterfalls (seasonal), migratory birds (seasonal), Valley View, harishdragad, Kokan Kada. There is nothing much to see / do here in summer but you can plan for Bhimashankar - Shivneri - Lenyadri - Ozar - Malshej Ghat Itinery

Mulshi - Tamhini

(2000 ft MSL)

40 Kms / 1 hrs 

State Transport buses to Mulshi 

Green Gate Resort, Dr. Kane's Ayurvedic Care Resort, Lake Residency Resort 

Mulshi Dam backwater, Palase waterfall (seasonal), Pandurang Ashram at Hadshi, Vinzai Devi Mandir, Visit to Tamhini Ghat, Visit to Raigad Fort 

Amboli

(2200 ft MSL)

400 Kms / 7-8 Hrs 

Amboli is just 45 min drive from Savantwadi and Goa bound buses / trains (konkan railway) stops at Savantwadi. 

MTDC Resort & other resorts 

Hiranyakeshi, Waterfall, Kalvesad Point, Parikshit Point, Sunset Point, Mahadevgad, Shirgonkar Point 



DestinationDistance / Time Taken (from Pune)Mode of TransportAccommodationDon't Miss ...

Daman 

180 Km / 4 hrs from north of Mumbai 

Train / bus from Mumbai 

Daman Hotels 

Devka Beach, Jampore Beach, Water park 

Bordi 

15 Km from Dahanu, 160 KM north from Mumbai towards Surat 

Train / bus  from Mumbai 

MTDC Resort 

Beach. You can combine Bordi with your Daman-Silvassa Itinery

Alibaug - Kihim - Nagaon - Sasawane 

140 Kms / 4 Hrs 

State Transport buses to Alibaug. Tum tum / Rikshaw for local commuting 

Plenty of resorts,hotels and home-stays

Alibag Fort, Kanakeshwar Temple, Alibag shore, Varsoli beach, Nagaon Beach, Nandgaon Ganesh Temple, Karmarkar Shilp Museum at Sasawane, Catamaran ride to Gateway of India, water sports at Nagaon beach

Kashid - Murud Janjira 

160 Kms / 4 Hrs  

State Transport buses to Alibag. Tum tum / Rikshaw for local commuting  

4-star resort like Prakruti and other resorts, hotels.

Kashid beach, Murud Beach, Janjira Fort, Phansad Widelife Sanctuary, Birla Temple at Salav, Sidhdhi Vinayak temple at Nandgaon 

Shrivardhan - Harihareshwar - Diveagar 

160 Kms / 4 Hrs 

State Transport buses to Shrivardhan / Dive Agar. Tum tum / Rickshaw for local commuting 

MTDC at Harihareshwar, Exotica at dive Agar and plenty of small resorts & home stays 

Suvarna Ganesh at Dive agar, Dive agar beach, Harihareshwar Temple and parikrama, Ukadiche Modak. Janjira Fort / Raigad fort can also be visited as part of Itinery 

Dapoli and around 

180 Kms / 5 Hrs 

State Transport buses to Dapoli and Tum tum / Rickshaw for local commuting 

Aryavarta Bungalow scheme at Dapoli or plenty small resorts / home stays closure to beaches 

Dapoli region has 50 Km of coast line starting from Dabhol on south to Kelshi on north. Imp Beaches are - Kolithare, Ladghar, Karde, Murud Harnai, Anjarle, Ade, Kelshi. Dolphin spotting between 8-10 am at Karde and Murud Harnai, Keshavraj temple, Kadyavaracha Ganpati, Kelshi sand dunes, Olive Ridley turtle conservation project, Ferry boat ride along with your car at Dabhol creek, Sunset view points at Harnai, Boat ride to Suvarna Durga Fort, Konkan krishi Vidyapith & Nursery. 

Chiplun - Hedvi - Guhagar - Velneshwar

225 Kms / 6 Hrs 

State Transport buses to Chiplun / Guhagar. Konkan Railway

Few hotels at Chiplun / On Goa Highway including Quality Resort (managed by Taj hotels earlier) Or MTDC resorts at Velneshwar 

Guhagar Beach, Hedvi Dashabhuja Ganesh, Velneshwar Shiva Temple and beach 

Ganpatipule - Ratnagiri 

330 Kms / 7-8 Hrs 

State Transport / Private overnight buses to Ratnagiri. Ganpatipule is 30 KM from Ratnagiri 

MTDC Ganpatipule. There are many good hotels at Ganpatipule or at Ratnagiri 

Ganesh Temple, prachin Konkan (exhibition), Jaigad fort & cruise on backwaters, Karhateshwar Shiva temple, Bhatye beach and coastal line at Ratnagiri, Pavas 

Tarkarli (Malvan) - Kunkeshwar 

400+ Kms / 8 Hrs 

State Transport / Private overnight buses to Malvan / Savantwadi / Kasal / Kudal 

MTDC Tarkarli and other hotels / home stays

Fresh seafood, Malvani delicacies, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving, Sindhuduga Fort, Dolphin Spotting, Tarkarli beach, Kunkeshwar Shiva temple, Vengurla beach, Nivti-Bhogave beach 

Vengurla - Savantwadi 

400+ Kms / 8 Hrs 

State Transport / Private overnight buses to Malvan / Savantwadi / Kasal / Kudal  

MTDC Sagareshwar 

Vengurla beach, Redi Ganesh temple 

Goa 

500+ Kms / 9-10 Hrs 

Overnight private buses / Train 

Plenty of Hotels, Resorts & Home stays. Look out for hotels on 9 Km long Kandolim-Calangute-Baga-Anjuna stretch in North Goa. This is most happening place, has water sports activities.  

Plenty of beaches, Fort Aguada, Mangeshi & Shantadurga Temple, Old Goa Church, Cruise on River Mandovi. Extended excursions could be to Devbag/Karwar/ Murdeshwar on south side Or to Terekhol/Tarkarli on North side. 



DestinationDistance / Time Taken (from Pune)Mode of TransportAccommodationDon't Miss ...

Ajanta-Ellora-Daulatabad-Ghrushneshwar

225 KM+ / 5 hrs

Volvo service (Private / Shivneri) to Aurangabad

Plenty of hotels at Aurangabad, Hotel Kailash at Ellora

Ajanta Caves Paintings, Ellora Caves Carvings, Daulatabad Fort, Bhulbulaiyya, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Panchakki, Himroo Shawls, Paithani Saree, Ghrishneswar Shiva temple. Extended excursions can be to Lonar crater, Nath temple at Paithan and Vrindavan like garden (with lights and fountains) and Jayakwadi dam at Paithan     

Shirdi - Shani Shinganapur 

200 KM+ / 5-6 Hrs 

Many private overnight buses that reach Shirdi early in the morning 

Plenty of hotels at Shirdi

Shirdi Shri Saibaba Temple, Shani Shinganapur, Gargoti Museum of Minerals & stones (near Sinner MIDC Nasik and another coming up at Shirdi Extended Itinery may include Nasik, Vani Sapta Shrungi Or Aurangabad. 

Fort Raigad 

150 KM / 4 Hrs 

State Transport Buses to Mahad or to Pachad (foothills of Fort Raigad) 

MTDC at Fort Raigad 

Scary but amazing  ropeway ride passing through the cloud, waterfalls, walk through the clouds, Visit monuments, ruins



DestinationDistance / Time TakenMode of TransportAccommodationDon't Miss ...

Pune Darshan

 NA

PMPML Pune Darshan Bus

 NA

Ambedkar bhavan, savarkar smarak, P.L.Deshpande Garden, Pune University, Chatushrungi Temple, Ambedkar Museum, Kesariwada, Shaniwarwada, Lal Mahal, Dagdushet Halwai Ganpati, Mahatma Phule smarak, Raja Kelkar Museum, Sarasbaug / Peshwe Park, Parvati, Mahalakshmi Mandir, Katraj Snake park & zoo, Shinde chatri, Tribal Museum, Osho Ashram, Agakhan Palace 

Water Parks

NA

NA

NA

Krushnai Water Park at Sinhgad Fort foothills, Diamond Water park at Wagholi, Nishiland water park at Khopoli, Sentosa Water Park near Expressway are few big ones to be named. There are lots of small water parks cum resorts.    

Sinhgad Fort - Khadakwasla Panshet Dam 

40Kms / 1-2 Hrs 

PMP buses to Sinhgad and Panshet 

There are quite a few resorts but stay is not recommended 

Sinhgad Fort - Kanda Bhaji, Buttermilk, Pithle Bhakri, not much to see on the fort except for few ruins, Samadhi of Tanaji & Rajaram, temple, Old house of Lokmanya Tilak. Boating at Panshet dam 

Neelkantheshwar

30 Kms / 1 hrs 

Warje-Uttamnagar-NDA Gate-Kudje-Peacock Bay - Jambhali Village - Neelkantheshwar Base. Easy climb on a 30 ft wide road which is well illuminated. 

NA 

Lots of cement sculptures that depicts scene from Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. Shiva Temple, View of 2 dams together - Panshet & Varasgaon. Sunset. 

P.L.Deshpande Garden (Pune-Okayama Maitri Udyan) 

NA 

On Sinhgad Road between Big Bazaar and Parvati Water works 

NA 

Japanese garden in 10 acres with lots of water bodies, pond, gazebos etc. well maintained. 5 Rs entry tkt. Parking available. Open from 6 -10 AM and 4 - 8 PM 

Katraj Zoo and Snake Park

NA 

at Old Satara Road and Katraj Dehuroad Bypass junction 

NA 

Lake with boating, Zoo which hosts white tiger and other species, snake park 

Balaji Temple at Ketkavale and surrounding places 

30 Kms / 1 hrs 

State Transport buses / Jeeps 

The Orchard Resort at Khed shivapur NH4

Balaji Temple, Shri Datta Mandir at Narayanpur, Nira-Bhatghar dam, Adventure Plus at Bhatghar Dam, Baneshwar, Kamar ali Durvesh Dargah, Varandha Ghat, Shivthar Ghal, Purandar Fort 

Shri Sai Temple at Shirgaon and 52 ft Birla Ganesh Statue 

15 Kms / 30 min 

Somatane Phata (Just after crossing the Toll Naka on Old Pune-Mumbai Highway. 

NA 

52 ft high Ganesh statue on a hillock, Ghoravadeshwar Shiva temple on a hillock, Prati-Shirdi Saibaba temple 

Joshi's Miniature Railway Museum 

NA 

Near Samgam Press, Karishma Society, Kothrud 

 

Working model of a train system, miniature railway models, souvenir shop, Potoba - authentic Maharashtrian food 

Varandha Ghat - Shivthar Ghal 

100 Kms / 3 hrs 

State Transport buses travelling to Konkan via Bhor-Varandha Ghat 

NA 

Piping hot Bhajjis and tea on top of the Varandha Ghat, Bhatghar dam, lots of waterfalls (to view), Shivthar Ghal (Cave) and waterfall - Samarth Ramdas swami stayed here. 



DestinationDistance / Time TakenMode of TransportAccommodationDon't Miss ...

River Rafting

100 Kms / 2-3 hrs

Self

Kundalika Rafting,

Kamath Residency, Nagothane

Nature Trails,

Wild River Adventures

HANS Adventure

White Water Rafting is done on Kundalika River between Khopoli and Kolad Region, 2 - 3 Hours drive from Pune. There are various Organizations who do the River Rafting during monsoon Season and they charge anywhere from Rs. 750 - 1500 Per Person.

Activity Oriented Resorts / Camp Sites / Corporate Training Centers

NA 

Self 

available at the respective campsite. It includes from Swiss Tents, Dormitories, Tree house, huts to cottages 

Agri Tourism 

NA 

Self 

available at the respective resorts. It includes from Tents, Dormitories, huts to cottages.  

Visit to Farms, Dairy Collection, Bullock Cart ride, Barbecue etc.

Paint ball 

NA 

NA 

NA 

Paint ball is game for some, a sport for others and a lifestyle for many and is becoming one of the largest extreme sports in the world.

Bowling Alley 

NA 

NA 

NA