Monsoons are a blessing after the hot and humid summers and the rains call for a trip!
People who live around Pune have a lot of options to pick from when they want to do weekend trips or even a one day trip. Come monsoon, there is a green carpet of trees all around and it makes everyone want to go out and have fun. Here are some of the best places to visit in monsoon near Pune:
Apart from all the Bollywood references, Khandala and Lonavala are perfect for a quick weekend trip. The weather is amazing during monsoons as there is drizzle and fog accompanied by cool breeze, making it a place where you can enjoy all of this. Local markets offer spicy, steaming hot food and that just makes everything better. The views are stunning and one can explore various sunset, sunrise and echo points, along with enchanting views of the valley. Located at a distance of 65 kms, it is one of the best places in visit in Pune.
People who like hill stations and still don’t have a lot of time to explore them, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani are perfect for you. Situated around 150 kms from Pune, these sites are mesmerising as they are home to blissful weather that will usually make you want to wear a sweater, savourjuicy strawberries that are as sweet as anything and enjoy adventure sports like paragliding. These two places are well balanced between relaxation and adventure. All this perhaps makes it one of the best places to visit in monsoon near Pune.
Located around 130 kms from Pune, these falls are perfect if you love hiking. Situated close to Satara, you also get to experience the valley of flowers of Maharashtra along with the waterfall. This is accompanied by breathtaking views of Kaas plateau. Listen to the music of these falls and you will realise that this is the best way to relax. Trek up to Sajjangadh to have the view of the valley of flowers!
If you are the adventurous kind, Kolad is the perfect weekend getaway for you. Situated around 120 kms from Pune, Kolad offers water sports like rowing, kayaking, rafting, camping, river crossing, rappelling, etc. Even if adventure is not your thing, you can relax in the lap of nature, picnic on the banks of the river and enjoy the serenity of it all. It is indeed perfect for a family trip and even for couples!
As monsoons have just arrived, it’s time to plan that long pending trip!
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