7 Most Unusual Weekend Escapes From Pune

weekend getaways from Pune

It’s July and the southwest monsoons have finally made its way to Pune. While the other parts of the world rush indoors, it’s the people in the west who head out when the rains arrive. The monsoons bring the scorching Western Ghats back to life. The aroma of the earth quenching its thirst, thundering waterfalls, and green fields. With the easily accessible UberHIRE, you can visit some of the most unusual, lesser known monsoon weekend getaways near Pune.  

There are so many things people prefer doing during the monsoons. Some look for an easy weekend and head off to one of the many monsoon weekend getaways near Pune. Planning weekend getaways are now so much easier with UberHIRE.

To help you pick your ideal monsoon rendezvous, we, at Xoxoday have compiled a list of weekend getaways, activities, and experiences over there and stays that will help you get the best of this season. All you need to do is book your UberHIRE and get going. Travelling has never been more fun!

Top 7 Unusual Monsoon Weekend Getaways From Pune

1. Pawna Lake

Located close to Lonavala, this man made lake is a quaint, lesser known getaway near Pune. Home to the mighty Pawna Dam, this lakeside is as gorgeous as can get. The backwaters of this lake comes to life during the monsoons making this quaint little place twice as enchanting. Pawna is also a very well known destination when it comes to paragliding, kiting, camping and ridge dancing. The majestic charm of this laid back destination is not just picturesque, but also, a good choice to fill your adventurous soul.

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Distance from Pune: 61.1Kms

Best time to visit: Sunrise to Sunset

Places to Visit: Tikona, Tungi and Lohgad Fort are also located quite close to the lake and if you do decide to visit the lake, then don’t forget to visit these forts.

Activities/Experiences – Camping at Pawna Lake

Your Approximate UberHIRE Fare From Pune to Pawna Lake – INR 1340

2. Bhandardara

Nestled in the quaint hills of the Sahyadri range, Bhandardara is a gorgeous hill station situated in the lap of nature. Adorned with waterfalls, lush greenery and mountains, this is one perfect retreat for people living in the urban area. Located in Ahmednagar, a district in Maharashtra, this village has lot many attractions that can easily pull you away from the hustle of your monotonous life and transport you to a more adventurous world.

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Distance from Pune: 172 Kms

Best time to visit: June to March

Places to Visit: Wilson Dam, Arthur Lake, and Umbrella Falls

Activities/Experiences – Camping in Bhandardara

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Your Approximate UberHIRE Fare From Pune to Bhandardara – INR 3600

3. Tamhini Ghat

Situated in the Western Ghats, this is a mountain passage that lies between Tamhini and Mulshi. A Ghat area that stretches for about 15 Kms, this is known to be one of the most beautiful Monsoon weekend getaways for drives from Pune. The Ghat is surrounded by numerous waterfalls, dense dark forests and beautiful lakes.

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Distance from Pune: 53 Kms

Best time to visit: June to August

Your Approximate UberHIRE Fare From Pune to Tamhini Ghat – INR 1120

4. Sudhagad Fort

Located in Pali Hills near Lonavala, Sudhagad is a lesser known attraction near Pune. The Sudhagad Fort was once the glory of the Bhor state. Sudhagad is also known to be a replica of the Raigad Fort. A beauty during the monsoons, this Fort comes alive with the lush greenery surrounding the fort and the hills nearby. The Sudhagad Fort Trek is also quite popular among trekkers. What will captivate you here are the numerous steps at the entrance of the fort that look picture perfect during the rains.

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Distance from Pune: 131 Kms

Best time to visit: June to October

Activities/Experiences: Sudhagad Fort Trek

Your Approximate UberHIRE Fare From Pune to Sudhagad Fort INR 2880

5. Nagphani and Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar is an adventurous tourist destination situated in Pune. This city offers gorgeous sceneries and is a favorite among trekkers. Bhimashankar is also home to the Nagara Architecture and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. This quaint little city is an amazing destination for a quiet monsoon getaway amidst the hills. While this may be a trekking destination, you can also visit Bhimashankar for its Wildlife Sanctuary. Nagphani is also known as the Duke’s Nose is named after Duke Wellington whose nose resembles the cliff. The drive down to Nagphani from Pune is extremely beautiful and the rock structure also lights up during the monsoons.

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Distance from Pune: 108 Kms

Best time to visit: June to February

Places to Visit: Bhimashankar Temple, Bhimshankar Wildlife Sanctuary, and Hanuman Lake

Activities: Trekking and Boating

Your Approximate UberHIRE Fare From Pune to Bhimashankar – INR 2400

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6. Morachi Chincholi

The name, Morachi Chincholi loosely translates to the Village of the Dancing Peacock. This is a great spot for a cozy weekend picnic with the family. The alluring natural beauty of nature and the rustic village setting makes this an impressive destination for a quick monsoon getaway. Adding to this, the village is home to hundreds of Peacocks that dance away to the rhythm of the rain. If you’re looking at taking a break from the urban lifestyle you’ve been leading, then this rural set up will help you do just that. This is one of those weekend getaways that will leave you refreshed, reenergized and rejuvenated.

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Distance from Pune: 56 Kms

Best time to visit: June to October

Places to Visit: Peacock Sanctuary

Activities: Day Tour of Morachi Chincholi

Your Approximate UberHIRE Fare From Pune to Morachi Chincholi – INR 1200

7. Andharban

Embark on an adventurous trek to Andharban in the beautiful Sahyadri hills. If you decide to go on this trek in the monsoon or the post monsoon period, you will certainly find yourself bedazzled by the beauty of the waterfalls and the cascades with a panoramic view of the Kundalika valley. This medium level trek is recommended with little or no prior trekking experience. If you do not wish to trek down to Andharban, you could also drive down to the Kolad to catch the mighty Kundalika river and catch the gorgeous Andharban on your way to Kolad.

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Distance from Pune: 144 Kms

Best time to visit: June to March

Places to Visit: Kundalika Riber

Activities: Andharban Trek, River Rafting at Kundalika

Your Approximate UberHIRE Fare From Pune to Andharban – INR 3240

Make the best out of the monsoons with Xoxoday and UberHIRE. If you wish to check out more such experiences, log on to  www.xoxoday.com.

Heading to these weekend getaways? We’ve got you covered with 20% OFF (Max Rs.400) on all UberHIRE rides beginning from Pune till 16 July’17.


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