It’s almost monsoon hitting the Deccan part of India. Pune, is one of the most happening places in Maharashtra, and across India is an excellent place to start with weekend escape plans during monsoon.

Mulshi Ghat/ Mulshi Dam

A nice escape for a day from Pune. It has got a real natural beauty comprising of a huge lake, which gives a sense of infinite water body and is surrounded by lush green hills. During monsoons, you can see several waterfalls around.

Mulshi WaterFall. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi WaterFall. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi Water fall. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi Water fall. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi Lake. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi Lake. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi Garden Field. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi Garden Field. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi Village. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi Village. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi Lake. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Mulshi Lake. Photo by: vkpriyesh

Best Conveyance: Mulshi ghat is 43.6 km from Pune. It is better to have your own conveyance or book a cab from Zoomcar or Drivezy. The scenic beauty of the route itself makes the journey beautiful.

Best Season to visit: July to April is the best season. But this place can be visited at any time of the year.

Accommodation: There are various resorts around the place, so you can plan your stay during night, and wake up at sunrise. The place is situated around a village, it could be adventurous to take a tent and have a bonfire there.

Lonavala-Khandala-Lohagad

Lonavala is the most popular place around Pune. Foggy green mountains at 2,041 ft above sea level gives an adrenaline pump. There is a lot to do around Lonavala, as Khandala and Lohagad are nearby places. You can go to:

  • Tiger point and lion point – the two most popular peak points in Lonavala.
  • Bushi Dam – a small dam with a scenic view between mountains.
  • Sunny’s Wax Museum – you’ll find wax statues of popular Bollywood celebrities, politicians, and influencer.
  • Lohagad Fort – This can be a one-day trek.
Tiger Point, Lonavala. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Tiger Point, Lonavala. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Tiger Point, Lonavala. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Tiger Point, Lonavala. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Sunny Museum. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Sunny Museum. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lonavala Dam. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Bushi Dam. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lohagad Trek. Lohagad Fort Stairs. Lohagad Scene. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lohagad Trek. Lohagad Fort Stairs. Lohagad Scene. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lohagad Fort Stairs. Lohagad Scene. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lohagad Fort Stairs. Lohagad Scene. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lohagad Scene. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lohagad Scene. Photo by: vkpriyesh

Best Conveyance: Lonavala is 64 km from Pune. It is better to have your own conveyance or book a cab from Zoomcar or Drivezy. Riding on Mumbai Expressway itself is an adventurous trip if you have a  love for riding.

Best Season to visit: June to April is the best season. Can be visited at any time of the year.

Accommodation: Being the most popular place around Pune, you can get accommodations easily. But do book in advance as the pricing might be higher at peak times.

Lavasa

It is known as India’s newest hill station. Lavasa is an amazing blend of beauty and modern infrastructure. Lavasa is a privately planned hill city located near Pune in Maharashtra. It is situated in Mose Valley.

En-route Lavasa. Photo by: vkpriyesh
En-route Lavasa. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lavasa. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lavasa. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lavasa Lake. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lavasa Lake. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lavasa. Photo by: vkpriyesh
Lavasa. Photo by: vkpriyesh

Best Conveyance: Lavasa is 60 km from Pune. It is better to have your own conveyance or book a cab from Zoomcar or Drivezy.

Best Season to visit: June to April is the best season. Can be visited at any time of the year at the stroke of sunrise or sunset.

Accommodation: Lavasa can be pretty costly during weekends and peak season (monsoon). Pre-booking can be done.

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