10 Places for one day drive from Pune this Monsoon

Sakshi Trivedi | July 08, 2019 |

Pune referred to as the Oxford of East, houses a lot of students and IT professionals. The educational and professional sectors are thriving in this city. However, during the gloomy, darkened weather of monsoon, the youngsters do need a breath of fresh air. Thus, the strategic location of Pune comes effective in such situations when one wants to head out and enjoy but has no more than a day in hand. Here are 10 places that can be considered this monsoon which is ideal for a one-day outing or a one-day drive. 

 

Kamshet

47.1Km from Pune      

The drive from Pune to Kamshet is short and breezy. Nestled in Pune district, Kamshet bears authentic Maharashtrian roots. Not crowded at all, reaching Kamshet is effortless since there are no traffic snarls on the roads. It is an isolated place with not a lot of commercialisation but a lot of cultures.

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Lavasa

57.5km from Pune

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Lavasa, a privately planned city is an ideal place to relax while devouring the most amazing view. The sunset sky and its reflection in the lake are picturesque. Experience the refreshing climate with a European feel in Lavasa.  

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Lonavala 

66.2Km from Pune

Every Mumbaikar’s and Punekar’s favourite destination. Not more than an hour away, Lonavala is an easy escape. Sipping chai and eating hot-piping bhajiyas and munching on some roasted corn on Tiger Hill can never go wrong. The scenic waterfall sites from the greener landscape can be a nothing but a visual delight. Driving through the well-maintained highway and enjoying the rains, what more could be this rejuvenating? 

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Khandala

70.8Km from Pune

The best time to drive to Khandala is any time of the year; The reason being its idealistic weather. The temperature remains fairly moderate while the ambience is surely excellent during the monsoons. Driving through the lap of nature, Khandala is another go-to destination for Mumbaikars. Often clubbed with the trip to Lonavala, a drive to Khandala is a bonus ride.

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Panchgani

101.3Km from Pune

A twin to Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani is located at 4000+ ft above sea level. The immense downpour and misty weather can be enjoyed during the trip. Panchgani is also an add-on for any trip to Mahabaleshwar as monsoon brings magic to both of these destinations.

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 Malshej Ghat  

119.7Km from Pune

Malshej Ghat is a 10-kilometre stretch which comes to life during monsoons. It lies within the majestic ranges of western ghats which are greener than ever from June to September. The two-hour drive between the unruffled mountains and infrequent sights of frothy waterfalls is what attracts a lot of souls. 

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Mahabaleshwar    

120.3Km from Pune

A two and half hour’s drive and you reach your destination. The sniff of thick-forested western ghat’s range is exhilarating. The light reflecting from the dew drops on the fresh leaves uplifts the gloominess of the monsoon. The Lingmala Waterfall and the copiousness of Venna lake are key attractions.       

Read Our Mahabaleshwar Guide

Matheran

120.5km from Pune

Matheran is exceptionally beautiful in monsoons. There are quite a few to visit like Charlotte Lake Point, Panorama point, Lousia Point, Alexander point, Paymasters Point, Rambung Point Mount Barry Point and Ambarnath Temple. Moreover, the waterfalls and the densely forested region is alluring.

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Alibag

143.6Km from Pune

 

It rains cats and dogs during Monsoons in Alibag, yet a lot of tourists drive to Alibaug for the scenic panorama. By well-connected roadways, reaching Alibaug by is convenient since the ferry service stops during Monsoons. Numerous beaches and the Murud Jajira fort should be on one’s list of destinations. 

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Nasik    

211.7km from Pune

For a rather long drive, Nasik appears to be a befitting destination. Located on the banks of Godavari river with Sahyadris on the other side, Nasik is an abode for Hindu worshippers. Buddha Leni caves and Someshwar waterfalls are a must-visit in Nasik during monsoons. Also, a home for over 50 wineries, the lush vineyards are a visual treat during July.                                                                   

Read our Nashik Guide





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