Go to Places around Pune during Monsoons

Go to Places around Pune during Monsoons

On this cool monsoon morning, a warm sunlight shimmers through the dark grey clouds. I stand right across a distant waterfall that’s making its way through the mountain edge. A dramatic valley stands between the Waterfall and us. We take some rest here and continue our trail up through the hills. The colours that Western Ghats wear during the monsoon is my favourite colour. 🙂 It is the best shade of green, that I like to call it ‘The Heavenly Green’. I have compiled a list of places around Pune that you can explore to get some of the best views of hills, lakes, waterfalls and all that nature has to offer.

Matheran:

Declared as an eco-sensitive area by the Government, there is no vehicle allowed in this area. Therefore, upon reaching a point called Dasturi point in Neral, you can either opt for a horse, a long walk or even better a toy-train! Isn’t this fun?

Distance from Pune: 120 kms

Duke’s Nose, Lonavala:

The most sought-after weekend getaway, Lonavala offers the lure of undisturbed, virgin landscape which promises to rejuvenate and relax the mind like no other.

Distance from Pune: 70 kms

Thoseghar Waterfall:

The best view of this Waterfall is from a small village named Chalkewadi. So, avoid going closer to the fall but try the opposite view as much as possible.

Distance from Pune: 143 kms

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Kaas plateau:

It’s a UNSECO Natural World Heritage Site that’s unique and rich in its flora. There are more than 850 species of flowers of here. Best time to visit is August and September.

Distance from Pune: 144 Kms

 

Sinhgad Fort:

This fort has seen many battles which also includes the most famous Battle of Sinhagad. This is the most popular picnic spot in Pune. While there are roads with a good connectivity till the fort, but many still prefer the trekking route.

Distance from Pune: 46 kms

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Malshej Ghat:

The scenic landscape and mystic environment will surprise you here for sure. Best known for numerous waterfalls and migratory birds such as pink flamingos.

Distance from Pune: 120 kms

 

Tikona Fort:

One of the nearest fort options from Pune is Tikona Fort Trek. The Fort is near Pavana Lake and gives a stunning view of the river from the top.

Distance from Pune: 59 kms

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Rain showers are hinting, the western ghats may have turned into all shades of green. It's time to come out of your comfort zone with air conditioners, carpet floors and laying all day on your sofa with a TV remote. It's time to experience nature, climb a few mountains and get cuts n bruises as you trek… It's a wild wild world waiting . . I am going to share series of my old treks, nature trails and other places around Pune that you can plan during monsoon. Starting with 5 Shivaji Maharaja Forts around Pune. . . 1. Tikona Fort: around 60kms from Pune towards Kamshet. It has narrow steep steps such that only one person can climb at a time. Hence it's advisable not to go in a huge group. You could also plan to stay overnight taking help of villagers around. The view from the top is breathtaking. Notice the windows at the wall remains(in the picture), they give you a view of mountains being framed in that tiny little opening. . . . . . . #the_tropical_moon #travelgram #natureheals #trekkingdiaries #punetravelblogger #indianblogger #tikonafort #punekar #pune_ig #puneinstagrammers #goablogger

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Lohagad Fort:

This fort is situated close to Lonavala. And the fort gets covered with lush green carpet during monsoon. There are well formed steps unlike any other forts in Pune. You can also walk along the perimeter of the fort’s wall.

Distance from Pune: 81 kms

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Rain showers are hinting, the western ghats may have turned into all shades of green. It's time to come out of your comfort zone with air conditioners, carpet floors and laying all day on your sofa with a TV remote. It's time to experience nature, climb a few mountains and get cuts n bruises as you trek… It's a wild wild world waiting . . I am going to share series of my old treks, nature trails and other places around Pune that you can plan during monsoon. Starting with 5 Shivaji Maharaja Forts around Pune. . . 3. Lohagad Fort: This trek was memorable for two reasons – one cause my Hubby was trekking with his fractured leg! (Who does that🙊) And two, we decided to take the local tempo hitch-hiking. 😀This was not my first try at hitch-hiking but definitely the first on goods carrier tempo. 🤣🤣As we climbed up, we were attacked by a group of monkeys who took away our snacks. But I wouldn't say they were all that bad as they left our lunch boxes untouched. 🙉🙉 The monkeys attacked nearly all tourists and they were well trained to open all kinds of backpack 😂😂😂 Next time, remember to carry some extra food for them. The steps here are in good shape unlike any other fort in Pune. The fort has a huge gigantic metal door. And you get a very scenic view of a river from the top. The grass here is in it's truest dark green shade. You can sit right on the edge of the fort and enjoy a meal you never ever had before. . . . . #thetropicalmoon #puneblogger #punetravelblogger #trekkingdiaries #puneinstagrammers #pune_ig #lohagadfort #lohagad #punetrekkers #trekking

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Visapur Fort:

Lohagad fort and Visapur fort lie side by side. It’s a tricky path towards Visapur fort from Lohagad fort. The fort is in its best form during monsoons with various waterfalls forming around the fort.

Distance from Pune: 81 kms

 

Korigad Fort:

This trek is half way through the woods and in other half there are steps. There are two ponds on the top of the fort and low-lying clouds appear here during monsoons. It is best to do this trek when its raining continuously.

Distance from Pune: 72 kms

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Rain showers are hinting, the western ghats may have turned into all shades of green. It's time to come out of your comfort zone with air conditioners, carpet floors and laying all day on your sofa with a TV remote. It's time to experience nature, climb a few mountains and get cuts n bruises as you trek… It's a wild wild world waiting . . I am going to share series of my old treks, nature trails and other places around Pune that you can plan during monsoon. Starting with 5 Shivaji Maharaja Forts around Pune. . . 2. Korigad Fort: located 20kms from Lonavala. There are many reasons I loved trekking the Korigad Fort. It's half way walking through the woods and other half, climbing stairs. Once you reach the top, all you will see is Fog. Lots n lots of it. You will barely manage to see a person standing ten steps ahead of you. Make sure you do this trek when it's raining. Two little ponds with chilled water will welcome you on this green plateau once you reach the fort. Walk anyside and you will abundance of beauty. You can walk along the edge of the fort and get spectacular views of it's boundary. It's very windy at this altitude, so be prepared for strong winds to be caught up in your hair and also to kiss the low hanging clouds. . Recommend you to carry some food and water as there isn't anything other than solitude to be found on the top. Keep place clean and of course don't leave any waste here, especially plastic. It's a place to find serenity and calmness. And as responsible travelers, it's our duty to keep it's beauty intact. . . . #natureheals #the_tropical_moon #indianblogger #punetravelblogger #puneblogger #korigadfort #korigad #goablogger #instatravel #traveldiaries #trekkingdiaries #pune_ig #puneinstagrammers

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Harishchandragad Fort:

The most fascinating spot in Harishchandragad is the Konkan Kada. One can have a breath-taking view of the surrounding region from here. This is a long trek and trekkers usually prefer to stay here overnight. The Konkan Kada is also the ideal spot for those wanting to see a perfect sunset.

Distance from Pune: 170 kms

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Sandan Valley:

Sandhan valley is one of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. In some areas the sun rays are unable to even reach the ground. Which gives it’s the name valley of shadows!!!

Distance from Pune: 190 kms

 

Kalsubai valley of flowers in Maharashtra:

Called as the Everest of Maharashtra, Kalsubai valley is a mountain range in the Western Ghats. It’s a place with seasonal wild flowers blooming throughout the year. Enjoy the natural beauty and fill your hearts with pure joy of a valley filled with wild flowers.

Distance from Pune: 181 kms

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Tapola:

Tapola is one of the most beautiful hamlet near Mahabaleshwar, known as an ideal place for picnic and boating on the magnificent back waters of Koyna River.

Distance from Pune: 119 kms

 

Rajgad:

This was the first capital of the Maratha empire. Pani-kund and Balekilla are popular spots amongst the tourists. Torna fort also lies close.

Distance from Pune: 50 kms

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Rajmachi Fort:

This fort is located near Lonavala and offers amazing views of the Sahyadri range. Its an easy climb that takes about 40 minutes to reach the top. There are caves on the top and its also a popular camping spot.

Distance from Pune: 82 kms

 

Malshej Ghat:

Find amazing greenery, countless waterfalls, smooth drive through the hills. Mountains here are covered with low-lying clouds and every side has a picturesque postcard on display. If you enjoy waterfalls or hills, then this place is a must.

Distance from Pune: 130 kms

 

Madhe Ghat:

This is the most scenic ghat surrounded with surreal landscapes views and waterfalls. The roads are filled with fog and fields are in its greenest form during monsoon. In the vicinity lies Torna Fort, Rajgad, Raigad Fort and backwaters of Bhatghar dam as you drive down to Madhe Ghat.

Distance from Pune: 62 kms

 

Bhandardara:

Embraced by the appeal of the Western Ghats, Bhandardara is a less-known, enchanting hamlet. Known for its serene hills, lush mountains and stunning waterfalls, this small hill station is set beside the Pavana River.

Distance from Pune: 171 kms

Mulshi Dam:

A popular monsoon escapade, Mulshi lake is known for trekking and camping activities. For those who love nature, serenity and wish to be surrounded by calmness, this place is your best bet. The place looks heavenly during monsoon.

Distance from Pune: 82 kms

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Be it with your office friends or as family trip, weekend getaways from Pune don’t disappoint.

 

 

 



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