Monsoon is the best time of the year to go on a road trip, and, Pune is undoubtedly an excellent choice during Monsoon for a short escape. There are several places where you can go freely with friends and family and enjoy to the fullest as the weather support you to do so.

Here are some of the top places to visit in around Pune during Monsoon.

Malshej Ghat

Malshej is one of the most visited sites in 100 km away from Pune, Maharashtra. It’s a valley with a fabulous scenic view during monsoon. So if you love rain, you must rush there at once. You will enjoy the greenery around you with several waterfalls. The ghat areas are covered with safety railings to make you sure of a worry-free journey.

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat has almost everything to offer you during Monsoon, gorgeous greeneries, rain, fantastic lake view of Mulshi, fog, and waterfall at every 500 meters.

To keep you capture through the whole trip, you can have tea and Maggie at the roadside stalls. One of the best place to enjoy a long road drive nearby Pune.

Pawna Dam

Pawna Dam is one such place near Pune that you should visit during monsoon. It is a lake that offers you a beautiful place for driving along with your partner in the rain.

If you want to know the central highlighted part of the place, then undoubtedly it’s striking natural beauty. Natural elements beat almost every other attraction. Undoubtedly spending a day at Pawna Dam won’t disappoint you.

Karla Caves

Lonavala isn’t very far from Pune and if you want to explore the caves that hold the historical value? then you must visit the Karla Caves at least once.

A famous temple called Ekveera spreads an essence of spirituality. Ancient Caves are one of the remarkable and extraordinary things to see.

There are 500 steps to go inside to the caves. If the weather is pleasant, then it will add an extra comfort zone while visiting the place in Monsoon. You will be enriched with the smell of flowers and the mountain breeze.

Sinhagad Fort

If you want to take yourself through an adventure and thrill, then you must trek the Sinhagad fort. It is a beautiful location in Pune. Monsoon is just the perfect time to visit the spot and enjoy with your family.

There are various local food sellers; you can enjoy corn in the rain. The Maharashtrian Pitla Bhakari and Kanda bhaji are the most delicious street food to have it here. The Fort view is just outstanding and provides a beautiful scenic view of the place.

Note: For the travellers, please keep the place clean and avoid throwing plastics.

Purandar Fort

If you want to know about the vital History of India and their rulers, then you must visit the Purandar Fort for its historical significance.

It is known for the birthplace of Sambhaji who was the son of Famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort stands on 4,472 ft above the sea level in the Western Ghats. You will find that the Fort is divided into two distinct levels. Machi is the lower part of it.

Another thing to visit here is the statue of Murarbaji Deshpande who was the commander of the Fort. You can hear the story of his scarifies and dedication to protecting the Fort from the Mughals.

The Fort is now also used by the National Cadet Corps academy, and it is used for their training purpose. You will love to have facilities like Paragliding and trekking if you are looking for that. There is no entry fee needed for visiting the fort.

Matheran Hill Station

If you love to hike, then Matheran Hill Station is like a paradise to you. It’s a small hill station and a municipal council too. It is one of the most popular tourist spots around Pune.

You will be amazed to hear that there are 38 viewpoints in Matheran with the excellent Panorama point that provides a 360-degree view of the surrounding areas.

You can enjoy the beautiful Sunrise and Sunset from this particular point. From the Louisa Point, the Prabal Fort can be seen.

Maharashtra is a state where there are unlimited options for a weekend trip. And all the places are well connected with Mumbai and Pune both. All the spots, mentioned above are the top tourist destinations to visit in Monsoon. Pack your bag, get a rental car and start your journey to these places.

Travelling is always fun but exploring a new place is even more exciting.

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