Give a break to the everyday madness and hunt for the beautiful places nearby you on the upcoming weekends.

Besides the city heritage, there are plenty of amazing getaways near Pune. Whether it is about seeking adventurous activities or exploring the historical marvels, looking for a quiet relaxing weekend or enjoying water sports, all are around you just a drive of 4 to 5 hours away.

Below here, we have mentioned the Amazing Weekend Getaways Near Pune, head to them one by one. These places are not too far from the city and each can be explored in a day one or hardly two.

List of Best Weekend Getaways From Pune

#1. Rajmachi

Rajmachi near pune
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Distance from Pune – 82 kilometers

Best Time to Visit – June to September

Rajmachi is a tiny village located in the Sahyadri range and can be the perfect escape to head to on weekends. The place comprises an ancient fort and several peaks, out of which two are unwavering, namely Shrivardhan and Manaranjan.

It hardly takes 40 minutes climb to reach the top of the fort and can have a spectacular view of surroundings.

Attractions of Rajmachi – Manaranjan Fort, Shrivardhan Fort, Tungarli Dam and Lake, Rajmachi Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhairavnath Temple

#2. Bhimashankar 

Bhimashankar
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Distance from Pune – 110 kilometers

Best Time to Visit – October to March

Lush green meadows and tranquil surroundings, Bhimashankar is one of the popular getaways near Pune. It is the ideal destination for those who are nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is the major attraction of the region and also considered to be one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, according to Hindu mythology.

Places to visit around – Sahyadri Wildlife Sanctuary, Holy Jyotirlinga, Sahyadri Trekking, Hanuman Lake.

#3. Diveagar

Diveagar near pune weekend getaways under 150 kms
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Distance from Pune – 158 kilometers

Best Time to Visit – October to March

In the recent time, Diveagar has become a popular destination for a weekend getaway from Pune. Located in the Raigad district, the small village is famous for its white sand tranquil beaches and bunch of temples.

Place to visit around – Suvarna Ganesh Temple, Shrivardhan, Harihareshwar, Somaji Temple, Jiwaneshwar Temple, Bhagamandala beach, and Kuda Leni

#4. Lonavala

Lohagad fort in lonavala Maharashtra, HighwayMonks
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Distance from Pune – 65 kilometers

Best Time to Visit – July to February

Nature’s most gifted place, Lonavala is the best picturesque misty destination in the region. Being a part of the Sahyadri ranges, it is enriched of dense forests, waterfalls, and lakes. With its location of a natural setting, it steals numerous hearts every year. Also, the long list comprising of hill stations, forts, caves, temples, lakes and gardens makes the trip memorable.

Places to visit around – Bhaja Caves, Bushi Dam, Koregad Fort, Lohagad Fort, Karla Caves, Tiger’s Leap, Lonavala Lake.

Also Read: Trip To Lonavala, How to Reach and Places to see

#5. Bhandardara

Bhandardara near pune waterfall
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Distance – 162 kilometers

Best Time to Visit – June to March

Bhandardara is a beautiful village and almost undiscovered destination in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. The village is blessed with the all natural beauties a place can have.

Situated at the Sahyadri ranges and surrounded by breathtaking mountains, this small hill station offers picturesque sceneries of lush green meadows and humble waterfalls.

Places to visit around – Ratangad Fort, Bhandardara Lake, Mt Kalsubai, Randha Falls, Umbrella Falls.

#6. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar Temple HighwayMonks

Distance – 117 Kilometers

Best time to visit – Any time

Located in the Western Ghat ranges, Mahabaleshwar is a tranquil and misty hill station and boasts of one of the several evergreen forests in the country. The town is also a great pilgrimage center for the Lord Shiva devotees.

The major attractions of the town are Mahabaleshwar Temple, Morarji Castle, Mount Malcolm, Rajpuri Caves, Wilson Point and Pratapgad Fort.

#7. Lavasa

Lavasa in pune
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Distance  – 59 kilometers

Best Time to Visit – June to August

Built on the theme of an Italian village Portofino, Lavasa is one of the most romantic destinations near Pune.

It is India’s first planned city and offers an unparalleled experience of the postcard-worthy memories. Enriched of lush greenery and lovely waterfalls, this newest private hill station is a must go getaway.

Attractions in Lavasa – Waterfall Safari, Watersports, Nature Trails, Adventure Sports and Games Arcade, Parks, Gardens & Nursery Crèches, Temghar Dam.

#8. Suryamal

Suryamal in pune for weekend trips and outing
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Distance – 260 kilometers

Best Time to Visit – September to May

Located in Thane district, Suryamal is the highest peak of the region. This is a tiny hill station yet beautiful and one of the popular escapes near Pune. The majestic views from the top is really an awe-inspiring experience.

Attractions in Suryamal – Suryamal Peak, Trekking.

#9. Panvel

Karnala Fort in panvel near Pune weekend trips
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Distance – 115 kilometers

Best Time to Visit – Throughout the Year

Located in the Raigad district, Panvel is often referred as the Gateway to the Konkan coast. It is one of the most crowded cities of Navi Mumbai and mainly known for adventurous spots and bird sanctuary. The city is surrounded by the tiny mountains from three sides.

Places to visit around – The Karnala Fort, Varadavinayaka Temple, Balaeshwar Pali Temple, The Elephanta Caves and Haji Malang.

#10. Kolad

Kolad near pune for rafting and weekend getaways
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Distance – 144 kilometers

Best time to visit – June to February

Add some thrills on your weekend trip with the watersports in Kolad. Located on the eastern bank of the Kundalika River, this little town is the prime destination for water activities in Maharashtra. Whatever the time it is, Kolad hosts white water river rafting activities throughout the year.

Places to see in Kolad – Kundalika River, Kuda Caves, Tala, Tamhini Falls, Kansai Falls.

Also Read: Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

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I define myself as an explorer more than a traveler as I prefer finding the places in the main town on foot but not by a guide. I’ve been travelling since long enough and sharing the experience for others to enjoy the places at their most where I’ve been to. Although, it’s just one and a half year only but whatever I write is based what I’ve experienced first hand.