20 Places to Visit Near Pune in December- 2021 (Updated)
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Entry is open from all domestic states, however, every tourist will have to provide a negative RT-PCR report which must not be older than 72 hours at the time of arrival.

All major districts of Maharashtra, including Pune are experiencing night curfew in which:- People cannot move about at night and gatherings of more than 5 people in public places will not be allowed.- Shopping malls, restaurants, auditoriums, theatres, and other public places such as beaches and gardens will remain closed (Restaurants can continue home delivery and takeaway services).- Social, political, cultural and religious gatherings will not be allowed.- Weddings will be restricted to 50 attendees and funerals and last-rites ceremonies to 20 attendees strictly.Violators will be fined up to Rs 1000.

No quarantine & hand stamping for asymptomatic domestic passengers.International travellers have to home quarantine or do self-health monitoring for 14 days, or as warranted.Travellers coming to Pune from the UK, Europe, and the Middle East will have to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for 14 days at their own cost. They may take the RT-PCR test on the 5th to 7th day, and if confirmed negative, they can spend the remaining days in home quarantine.The following categories of travellers will be exempted from institutional quarantine if they produce the relevant documents:- Passengers above the age of 65- Women in advanced stages of pregnancy- Children below 5 years of age and accompanying parent- Passengers requiring medical attention for serious ailments such as cancer, cerebral palsy, physical disability- Extreme case of family distress i.e., father/mother/son/daughter in critical condition, severe accident in family, death of an immediate family member- Passengers who have been administered both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine- Medical professionals travelling for surgery/attending critical patients

Flights

Flights are available from Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Kolkata and 5+ other destinations for Pune.Passengers must take the test 72 hours before landing in Maharashtra and produce the report on arrival. Travellers without the certificate will have to take the RT-PCR test at the concerned airport at their own cost.

Trains

COVID special train is available from Ajni, Howrah, Mumbai and Indore to Pune.Passengers arriving from trains which have originated or had a stop in either of the four states should carry a negative RT-PCR test report. The sample collection should have been done within 96 hours before scheduled arrival in Maharashtra. Symptomatic individuals identified in the screening process will have to take the Antigen test.

Local Transport
  • Local transport like cabs, four wheeler and auto rickshaws are operational
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All tourist attractions to remain closed till further orders Updated: 04 May 2021

All tourist attractions to remain closed till further orders to avoid gathering and crowds

14-day home quarantine mandatory for all international travellers entering Pune Updated: 03 May 2021

A 14-day home quarantine is mandatory for all international travellers visiting Pune

A negative RT-PCR report needed for all domestic tourists. Updated: 03 May 2021

Mandatory for passengers arriving from all states of India to carry a negative RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours before the scheduled time of landing.

No Quarantine needed for domestic travellers. Updated: 03 May 2021

No quarantine & hand stamping for asymptomatic domestic passengers if they provide a negative RT-PCR report

Night curfew imposed in Pune Updated: 08 Apr 2021

With recent surge in COVID-19 cases, night curfew has been imposed in Pune from 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM till further notice.

Inter-district train travel running seamlessly across Maharashtra Updated: 08 Apr 2021

The inter district train travel has been running seamlessly without any e-passes required and with safety measures in place.

Places Near Pune To Visit in December

Lonavala, Goa, Mumbai, Kamshet, Lavasa, Khandala, Wai, Raigadh, Mahabaaleshwar, Kamshet, Alibag, Lohagarh, Kolad, Nashik, Tarkarli, Panchgani and many more places.

There is definitely no shortage of places to visit near Pune in December. No matter if you love beaches, mountains, historical places, or party destinations, there surely exists a wonderful getaway for you in the near vicinity of Pune. If you love beaches, you can pick to visit Goa, Alibag, or even Tarkarli. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you should definitely plan to visit the adventure heaven of Kamshet or Kolad.

Most of the places near Pune to visit in December are situated amidst beautiful nature and provide a peaceful getaway from the hustle-bustle of the crowded cities. Moreover, even if you plan to get away only for the weekend, there are surely endless options for you to pick from. Ranging from some of the most popular vacation destinations like Goa, Nashik, and Lonavala, to hidden and unexplored wonders like Kolad, Lohagad, and many more, Pune surely a great place for each and every one out there to explore in its near vicinity.

Here is the list of places to visit near Pune in December:


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Activity Location: Kamshet , Maharashtra

Check in time: 4 PM

Check out time: 11 AM

Group size: 30 members at Campsite .

Activity Time : Everyday

Attractions of Campsite : Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort and Visapur Fort


This exquisite campsite is situated on a lush green landscape alongside the banks of Pawna lake and surrounded by misty valleys of the lush green Western Ghat mountain range. The setting at Pawna Lake is made beautiful with the presence of various tourist attractions like Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort and Visapur Fort. Its refreshing ambiance makes this place a beautiful destination near Lonavala and Khandala to enjoy an idyllic weekend.

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Lonavala

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Lonavala city is one of the most beautiful retreats, that takes you away from the maddening rush of the metropolises. It is located in the western part of India in the Pune district of Maharashtra. This hill station lies 96 kilometers east to the metropolitan city of Mumbai and 64 kilometers west to the modern-day Pune city. Therefore, a profound location on the Mumbai-Pune expressway makes Lonavala cater to both the cities with the smoothest connectivity through roads.

The Lonavala City is popularly called the “city of caves' ' and the “Jewel of Sahyadri”. That is because the hill station boasts of some of the most spectacular settings that include luxuriant green valleys, remarkable caves, serene lakes and stunning waterfalls. The spectacular rock-cut Bhaja and Karla caves in Lonavala have been amazing tourists with their old beams, motifs and inscriptions.

The surrounding regions of Lonavala are blessed with an unbeatable collection of waterfalls that include the Kune waterfall, Bhivpuri, Bhagirath and Jummapatti waterfalls. The refreshing ambiance of the postcard-perfect landscape of Aamby Valley, Pawna Lake and Lonavala Lake are bound to impress you. Lonavala is also famous for its natural wonders, religious attractions, and historical sites. These include the Tikona Fort, Duke’s Nose, Lohagad and Rajmachi forts.

Lonavala hosts an array of fun activities for the tourists and these include rappelling, camping at the Pawna Lake, hiking to the Tikona Fort, trekking to the Rajmachi fort and riding the Imagica slides.

Lonavala has a tropical climate but the weather is an all-time maritime one. However, all the stunning places and sites of Lonavala come alive during the winter and monsoon seasons. Thus, pack your bags and come here because Lonavala has something for everyone, from quiet time to adventure.

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Located close to the hill station of Lonavala Khandala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 meters or 3,389 feet above sea level. We are here with the package of an amazing trek opportunity at this place.

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est trekking route near Mumbai and Pune for beginners. It is an easy trek filled with fun and beauty. You will get to see many beautiful things during this trek and after reaching the peak you can see four doors  The first one is called 'Ganesh Darwaaja', the second one is called 'Narayan Darwaja', the third one is called 'Hanuman Darwaaja' & the fourth one is called 'Maha Darwaaja'. Out of this Hanuman Darwaaja is the most ancient of all the doors. Between Narayan & Hanuman Darwaaja there are two godowns which were used for storage purpose as a granary. This will be a perfect day out for you and your family or friends.

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Activity Location: Igatpuri, Maharashtra

Trek Start time: 1:30 AM

Trek End time: 12:30 PM

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Age limit: Above 15 years

Departure dates: Every Sunday

Summit Height: 5400 Feet

Trek Level: Moderate

Attractions during Trek: Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad and Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar & Harishchandragad


Maharashtra is surrounded by a lot of mystic mountains and panoramic wonders and adding to the highlights, this Kalsubai Sunrise Trek offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to conquer the highest peak of Maharashtra which is famous for its natural habitat and spellbinding views. While exploring this nature verdant trek, you will get to visit the Kalsubai temple during sunrise which is adorned by surreal greenery and a blissful environment.

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Lavasa

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Located at a distance of about 65 km from Pune, the beautifully planned city of Lavasa is surrounded by the majestic Western Ghats. The city is constructed in the Mulshi Valley and covers a sprawling 25,000 acres. With such mesmerizing views of hills, valleys, and lakes, the city has gained immense popularity among different types of travelers. The beauty of this privately planned city lies in the seamless blend of stunning infrastructure and the enrapturing beauty of nature. Here, you will find different topographical variations such as the lofty Sahyadri range, the beautiful rivers, and gorgeous valleys.

The serene ambiance coupled with the raw beauty of nature soothes the soul from the stressful chaos of daily life. The magnificent city of Lavasa boasts of numerous attraction sites. You can explore the enigmatic beauty of nature in the form of Tikona Fort, Devkund waterfall, Dasve Viewpoint, and the Tamhini Ghat. However, if you seek adventure, then you can visit the Xthrill Adventure Academy, Vortex Splash Pad, etc. No matter your traveling preferences, rest assured your wanderlust will be satisfied. There are a plethora of activities that you can indulge in Lavasa. I

f you are an adventure fanatic, then there are various exciting adventurous activities for you. You can try out rappelling, hiking, camping, raft building, biking, etc. However, if what you seek is peace and the chance to admire nature, you can do that too. Now, if you are a foodie, then Lavasa will definitely not disappoint you. Here, you will find different regional and global cuisines. With an altitude of about 3000 sq feet from the sea level, Lavasa enjoys a tropical climate. It means that the weather is pleasant throughout the year. However, the best time for a visit is between the months of September and March.

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About Rajmachi Fort Trek and Camping:

Rajmachi Fort is one of the most beautiful historical fort located in the rugged hills of the Sahyadri mountains. Surrounded by lush green mountains, beautiful flora and fauna, waterfalls, and green valleys, this fort is a perfect place for trekking. Through Rajmachi Fort trek, we offer you to enjoy the beauty of nature and experience an adventurous day-out with your friends and loved ones. Book this package for 2 days 1 night and enjoy this exotic experience of trekking and camping at Rajmachi fort.

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Kolad

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Located around 110 kilometres from Mumbai, Kolad is a small hamlet in the beautiful Raigad district of Maharashtra. Often called the Rishikesh of Maharashtra, the village boasts of numerous scenic valleys, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mist-laden hills and dense evergreen forests. The verdant greenery, clear streams and a peaceful ambience add to the beauty of this quaint hamlet.

Kolad is a treasure trove of sightseeing attractions, and caters to all kinds of tourists. Some of the best attractions in Kolad City include the Kundalika River, which is the hub of white water rafting in the region. You can also visit the serene Tamhini Ghat, and soak in picturesque views of the surrounding hills. Or you can enjoy a fun-filled and memorable picnic at the Bhira Dam, while enjoying views of the gorgeous Devkund Waterfalls. Other famous attractions of Kolad include the ancient Ghosala Fort and the Kuda Caves. You can also enjoy camping and bird watching at the tranquil Sutarwadi Lake, or enjoy the history at the Talgad Fort. For adventure sports lovers, you can go trekking at the Plus Valley, or hike to the Devkund Waterfalls.

From water sports like white water rafting and boating, to adventure activities like hiking, camping, nature walks and trekking, Kolad has a lot of thrilling activities for travellers. Due to its advantageous location, you can also enjoy paragliding in Kolad when the day is clear.

Kolad experiences a typical tropical climate, with pleasant weather throughout the year. While the summers here are a little humid as compared to the other seasons, the monsoons are the best time to enjoy a river rafting experience in Kolad. Furthermore, the rains during this time make the entire region come to life, with the waterfalls and rivers flowing at their full speed, the forests and valleys experiencing the blooming of flowers and plants and an overall soothing and calm atmosphere. The months from November to February make up the cold winter season in Kolad, when the village transforms into a winter wonderland with dipping temperatures and beautiful sceneries. This is also a great time for sightseeing, hiking and other activities.

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Mahabaleshwar

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Nestled in the picturesque Western Ghats, tourist places in Mahabaleshwar will captivate your imagination with their natural splendor. Mahabaleshwar is well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades, and majestic peaks. The city comprises of ancient temples, boarding schools, manicured and lush green dense forest, waterfalls, hills, valleys that will take your breath away on your visit. The city is definitely among the most sought-after weekend getaways from metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Pune. Once, a summer capital of Bombay during the British Raj, the city has British influence of in its architecture. It is a very popular hill station that offers a plethora of tourist activities and attractions to avid travelers and nature lovers.

Amid your visit to Mahabaleshwar witness the alluring dawns and dusks from the slope, in the midst of the rich green vista. Located about 120 kilometers southwest of Pune and 285 kilometers from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 kilometers, bound by valleys on all sides. The hill station in the Western Ghats is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Known for its captivating beauty and the stunning strawberry farms, Mahabaleshwar boasts of zigzagging roads, a calm breeze at all times, vantage points offering stunning views of hills and valleys, plenty of strawberries to gorge on and the main street full of shops offering all kinds of curios and snacks.

There are numerous enchanting tourist places in Mahabaleshwar exuding charm and elegance. Bordered by a few murmuring waterways, evergreen timberlands, captivating slopes and mountains there are some mesmerizing tourist places in Mahabaleshwar. Arranged in the Satara region in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar will get you near the captivating excellence of nature. The wonderful hill retreat brags of being one of the most splendid evergreen slope stations in India.

 

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Mumbai

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Mumbai, the city of dreams. Mumbai, the city that never sleeps. Mumbai, the old world charm and fast pace of the modern life. There is so much that one can say in the praise of the one city in India that everyone wants to visit at least once in their life. That maybe because of the grandeur of this city or because of the history it has seen. Nonetheless, this city has a lot in store for everyone who visits. The USP of places to visit in Mumbai is that they are all iconic and all you need is a picture to recognize them, that is the charm of this city. Some places here are pieces of history, some are spiritual hotspots, and others are mesmerizing places to relax, chill or munch on the famous streets of Mumbai, like the ever famous Chowpatty Beach.

You can see the Gateway of India, Marine drive or the film city of Goregaon, or visit the Siddhivinayak temple and Haji Ali Mosque for your fill of the spiritual. You can even get to see the new addition to the roster of mesmerizing and intimidating places in Mumbai, the Bandra Worli Sealink. And be it a group hangout, a solo search of solace or just a couple's getaway, Chowpatty, Juhu, and Aksa Beach are names that almost everyone in the city knows and crowds on various occasions. They are equally coveted by the many who come to Mumbai from outside for the frolicking and snacking experiences that are available at these locations. One more thing that Mumbai is famous for is the shopping district at Colaba, where you can get everything from high brand store clothes to cheap knock-offs to add to your wardrobe as part of your fashion statement.

 Always bustling with energy, a trip to Mumbai should be on your travel list to understand the best way of how India portrays unity in diversity. Visit the hidden temples or pay a visit to famous monuments to explore the most cosmopolitan city in India. Enjoy the perfect blend of festivities, religions, music, food, music and theatres with a trip to Mumbai. Some of the best places to visit in Mumbai are the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Cave, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel world, Elephanta Island etc. 

While you are in this amazing city you can also visit the Kanheri Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mount Mary Church, Banganga Tank etc. Make a stop at the Marina Beach in the evening and have lip-smacking street food while you witness the best sunset being greeted by splashing waves of the sea. Find out all you need to know about the best places to visit in Mumbai on your vacation here.

And that is not just it. If you are looking for things to do and places outside the city, there is a lot of scope to plan weekend getaways near Mumbai. At just a small drive away from the city is the favourite picnic and night stay spots of Lonavala and Khandala. You can even visit the famous Sai Baba temple in Shirdi. With so much to offer, there is no wonder why Mumbai has been a favourite of everyone in the country for so many decades.

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Khandala

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Khandala City is a hill station that is located on the Western Ghats Mountain Range of Maharashtra. It is about 3 km from Lonavala, 12 km from Khopoli and about 33.4 km from Karjat region. Located at the top of Bhor Ghat, this place serves as the main link between the major cities of Maharashtra - Mumbai and Pune.

Khandala is a beautiful place and has got a good share of nature’s alluring beauty. As it is surrounded by lush green forest covers, misty valleys, and cascading waterfalls, this place serves as a great weekend getaway as well as adventure hotspot for travellers from various parts of the country. Khandala is mainly famous for hiking tours to sight panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountain ranges in Western Ghats.

Khandala is home to some of the wonderful tourist attractions in Western India. You can visit the vantage spots like Rajmachi Point and Sunset Point, dramatic three tiered Kune waterfalls, serene Tamhini ghat mountain pass, and ancient caves of Bhaja and Karla which are adorned with the etchings of Buddhist religion. You can also visit Lohagad which is known for its serene environs, Bhushi Lake for its peaceful ambience, Duke’s Nose for its impeccable beauty and many other brilliant attractions.

Khandala is also a dream destination for adventure lovers. You can trek to the summit of the Tiger’s leap to sight pristine sunrise and sunset views, trek to the top of the Rajmachi fort to sight alluring natural beauty, relish the mesmerizing ambience at the reversing station, and trek up to the Shrivardhan Fort to glance the beautiful Sahyadri Mountain ranges.

As Khandala lies about 571 meters above sea level, the climatic condition here remains tropical. Khandala receives significant rainfall in most months with a very short dry season. The average temperature of this place is 24.3 degree celsius and the annual rainfall is recorded at 4541 mm per year.

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Goa

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A pocket-sized paradise located on the west coast of India, Goa is a kaleidoscopic blend of Portuguese-Indian heritage, delicious delicacies, and of course the serene beaches. With its Susegad philosophy of living, this sunshine state has gained a lot of fame all over the world. With such easy -going vibes, this little state makes you carefree and lets you take your time to enjoy the laid-back lifestyle. 

Boasting a 100-kilometer long coastline, Goa is home to a string of uninterrupted golden sand beaches that propel many tourists all year round. These beaches cater to every tropical whim- choose from the backpackers’ favourite Arambol or the bolder Baga beach; laidback Mandrem or the palm-fringed Palolem or maybe enjoy the blissful hippie market of Anjuna beach. There are also the private beaches groomed by the five-star properties to appreciate or the hidden coves for you to discover. 

Needless to say, Goa is recognized across the globe for its tempting seafood and bustling nightlife. With a rich collection of beach shacks, trendy bars, lively clubs, splendid casinos, and elegant cafes, the state boasts the most amazing nightlife one can experience in India. 

Known to be a Portuguese colony in the times bygone, Goa also flaunts the baroque architecture back from the colonial times. It is quite evident in the old-style bungalows, ancient forts, and the white-washed churches.

The colourful catholic ceremonies and the stunning cathedrals also give you an insight into the Goan culture. 
With all of these and a lot more to experience, Goa truly has all the ingredients for a perfect holiday recipe.

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Kamshet

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Kamshet also known as the paragliding capital of India is located in the state of Maharashtra. It is 45 km from Pune, 16 km from Lonavala and Khandala, and 110 km from Mumbai. Surrounded by the Western Ghats and decked with Sahyadri Ranges' beauty, Kamshet is a fairyland with rich flora and fauna. It has a quaint vibe coupled with a rich cultural heritage, and you will get enchanted with its ever-captivating beauty.

The gurgling waterfalls, monasteries, beautiful temples, and magnanimous hills are an emblem for serenity. It is a paragliding paradise that has been featured in the top ten must visit destinations of India for an enthralling expedition. Hence, it is dotted with many flying and paragliding schools. Kamshet is one of the best paragliding spots in India owing to its perfect weather and highly suitable topography. There are some of the best paragliding spots here like Shinde Wadi Hills, Tower Hill, Shelar and Kondeshwar Cliff.

It is also blessed with Buddhist caves having sculptures and images of Lord Buddha. Some of the most picturesque lakes, such as Pawna Lake and Uksan Lake that offer a blissful escape from the fast-paced city life are also here. Begin your heritage exploration by visiting Tikona Fort, Lohagad Fort, and Visapur Fort, a testament to the rich past of this city. Kamshet is a hub for parasailing and you can try here acro tandem to instructional tandem and joy tandem. You can also pitch your tent at Pawna Lake to witness the sparkling night sky and learn about the local culture.

Enjoy a trekking expedition at Visapur fort and enjoy zip-lining at Pawna Lake. Take part in cave Exploration at Bhairi caves and Bedse caves that are situated on the high rocks of Kamshet. Or simply relish the local food and world-class cuisines at some of the best restaurants and dhabas. Kamshet experiences a tropical climate with warm summers and cool winters. The summers start from March and extend till the end of April. During the summers, it experiences high humidity, and hence this season might feel uncomfortable visiting the town.

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Panchgani

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Named after the five majestic hills enclosing it, Panchgani makes for a renowned hill station in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Perched at an elevation of around 1,334 meters above sea level, this hill town is packed with towering mountains, serene valleys, cascading waterfalls, and dense forests.

Overlooked by the Sahyadri mountains, this town served as a beautiful summer retreat for the British officials in the bygone times. At the present day, Panchgani is visited by a plethora of tourists seeking peace, romance, nature, and adventure. Enthralling local destinations such as Sydney Point, Table Land, Rajpuri Caves, and Dhom Dam form the major attractions of Panchgani and add to the beauty and charm of the place. Panchgani is not limited just to a few picturesque sights, but also goes beyond to offer its visitors a plethora of mind-boggling activities.

From shopping at Shivaji Circle to admiring nature at Wai and from exploring history at Kamalgad Fort to boating at Venna Lake, this place has everything to let you experience an action-packed holiday. If you are a daredevil and seeking adventure activities, Panchgani can offer you a plethora of adrenaline-fuelled sports including paragliding, rock climbing, trekking, speed boating, and horse riding.

One of the top aspects that adds to the pleasurable vacation at Panchgani is the availability of top-class accommodation facilities in this town. Panchgani is bestowed with a plethora of budget-friendly as well as luxury resorts and hotels that are suitable for families, couples, and friends. These hotels are well-equipped with modern amenities and offer amazing facilities including thrilling outdoor activities. Furthermore, packed with many nature-friendly camping destinations, this place also allows the travelers to enjoy surreal night camping opportunities.

So, no matter the kind of traveler you are, pack your bags to Panchgani and discover an exquisite holiday brimming with history, adventure, nature, and a lot more.

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Nashik

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Nashik is a holy site seated in Maharashtra that is known for its religious importance for Hindu temples. This ancient holy site is of great religious importance in Hindu religion. It is also one of the all 4 locations where Kumbh Mela, every 12 years is organised. Nasik is adorned with a number of natural sites that will blow your mind from its beauty. From the sprawling beauty of Sahyadri range giving rise to streams of Western Ghat to lovely vineyards spread over the hills, Nashik’s beauty is unbeatable and offers relaxation of mind. The Anjneri Hill, Pandavleni Caves and others are some of the main attractions to visit for sighting natural beauty.

This holy location resides on temple trails, caves, waterfalls and more to make a complete bucket list for you. Some of the renowned attractions to visit in Nasik are Sula Vineyards, Coin Museum, Dudhsagar waterfall, Ram kund, Soma Vine village and many more. From shopaholics to adventure and history lovers, Nasik has an array of attractions for all tastes of tourists. 
Apart from exploration, you can also indulge into various adrenaline rushing activities to tick off every item in your bucket list. 

Plan your itinerary for Nasik with thrilling activities like rafting, cliff jumping, go karting, temple visits, cave exploration and more. 
Nasik experiences pleasant weather in winters that makes it an ideal time to visit and explore it. Summers experience scorching heat with temperature shooting high up to 40 degree Celsius. During monsoons, this destination receives heavy rainfall thus making it the least ideal time to plan your visits.

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Alibag

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Located just below the border of Mumbai, Alibag is a little coastal town in the state of Maharashtra. The name of the town literally means “The Gardens of Ali” and refers to the fruit orchards that were planted by Ali, an Israelite who used to live in the town during its earliest days. Owing to its convenient location by the sea, the town was regarded as an important strategic port during the British reign in India.  Being a coastal town, the beauty of Alibaug derives largely from the various beaches here. With its glittering golden black sands and clear blue waves, the clean and sparkling beaches of the town are a sight to behold. The brilliance of the beaches is often complemented by the historical fort ruins and ancient temples that can often be found scattered around the place.

Whether you’re a lover of the sea or a history buff looking for an insightful vacation, Alibaug is just the place for you. The excellent beaches here, such as the Alibaug Beach, Mandwa Beach or Nagaon Beach, among others, offer a happening day out for the entire family. Apart from the regular swimming and sunbathing, some of these beaches offer a marvelous variety of watersports as well.T hose with a penchant for the past can also spend a happening day touring all the historical attractions here, such as the Brahma Kund or the Kolaba Fort. One of the best ways to spend your time while in Alibaug is to try your hand at the watersports offered by the beach here.

Sports like parasailing, jet skiing and banana boating can be done by beginners as well as experts, and promise a fun experience for all. While in Alibaug, you can also try your hand at camping, with the several beachside campsites here offering perfect locations for the activity. Summers in Alibaug are generally hot and humid, winter months tend to be cooler and pleasant. Winter here lasts between November and February, and is generally considered to be the best time to visit. Rainfall in Alibaug generally concentrates between the months of July and September, while the winter months remain dry.

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Bhandardara

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Perched beautifully amidst the Sahyadri ranges in the state of Maharashtra, Bhandardara is a wonderful hill station for nature lovers. It is often called the Queen of Sahyadri ranges for its lush green natural landscapes. The name Bhandardara literally translates to valley of treasures and it is not a doubt to say that the natural beauty of this place certainly justifies the name. It is a picturesque retreat for the backpackers in Ahmednagar district and boasts of some scintillating natural attractions for those who are fond of raw beauty of nature.

The village has prominent places like Wilson Dam, Umbrella Falls and Arthur Lake where you can plan a picnic with your loved ones. The village is also a delight for history lovers as there are places like Ratangad and Harishchandragad Fort. Another famous tourist attraction of Bhandardara is Mount Kalsubai which is also hailed as the highest peak in Maharashtra. There are also many local villages where one can visit to relax and enjoy the pleasant weather of this scenic hill station in Maharashtra.  

For the adventure lovers, there are some enthralling activities where you can explore Ajoba and Ghanchakkar peaks to soak in the serenity of nature with the views offered by Sahyadri ranges. 

There are numerous trekking and hiking places in the Sahyadri ranges where you can savour an adrenaline rush. Bhandardara also has various resorts where one can enjoy the panoramic views and just relax with their loved ones. The gorgeous hill station offers a soothing environment with a cool climate throughout the year where you can refresh yourself and see some of the most eye-catching vistas of the Sahyadri ranges. 

Bhandardara is a small village where the tourists are in for a treat as they are surrounded by mountains and enchanted by gurgling waterfalls away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. The place is a wonderful respite when you are looking for a rejuvenating weekend getaway near the city of Mumbai.

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Raigad

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Situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Raigad district is majorly known for its historical significance and awe-inspiring beauty. Earlier, the place was named as Coolaba but with the growing popularity of its Raigad fort, it was renamed to Raigad. Cradled amidst the mesmerizing Sahyadri ranges, this district welcomes you with a unique combination of beaches, religious temples, and historic forts.

On your visit to this beautiful Konkani district, be ready to fall in love with its natural splendour that is second to none. As you will usher into the Raigad city, you will be welcomed by the striking landscapes of the Western Ghats and picturesque verdant beaches where one can unwind and bid farewell to their hectic lives. The city also boasts its diverse flora and fauna that forms the bedrock of its popularity.

From verdant beaches like Alibag, Kihim, and Karnala to the historic forts like Kolaba, Raigad, and Sudhagad- Raigad has everything that makes it the tourist magnet of Maharashtra. With touristy spots like Elephanta Caves and Ashtavinayak Temple in reserve, it also provides you with a sneak peek into the glorious culture of Konkan region. Whether you want to embark on a scenic trip or delve deep into the history of Maharashtra, Raigad has got it all covered for you.

There is a wide range of enthralling activities that one might indulge in here. Whether you are a loner who finds peace in looking out for exotic bird species at the Karnala Bird Sanctuary or the historic landmarks of the district is what that appeals to you the most- there is no dearth of things to do in Raigad.

If you are willing to indulge in some exhilarating sports, set out on a ropeway ride near the Raigad fort and vouch for a fun-filled day. You can also embark on a gastronomic journey by exploring numerous restaurants across the city streets and relishing the taste of delicious Maharashtrian cuisines.

Though the surreal landscapes and historical forts form the major highlights of Raigad, its pleasant weather adds to its existing charm. The city witnesses a pleasant climate during the colder months which makes it a superb winter destination. Hence, if you want to make the most out of your Raigad trip, it is best to visit here between November and March. Raigad experiences reduced tourist activities between March and June, owing to its hot weather during these months.

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Tarkarli

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Located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, Tarkali is a small hamlet in the western part of Maharashtra. This village is renowned for its pristine clear water of the sea and the white sands, which marks the beach.

A newfound weekend getaway from Mumbai and Goa, this place offers a host of adventurous water sports. To the south of this hamlet flows the Tarkarli river lined by dense forest. Take a boat ride in the river to enjoy the serenity of the backwaters where it flows into the Arabian Sea. For a walk through the history, you must visit the Sindhudurg Fort located on the shore of the sea.

A visit to this offbeat destination in Maharashtra ensures that you relax on the beaches lined with suru trees. Other attractions on the beach are scuba diving and snorkeling sessions where you can enjoy the view of the world beneath the sea! What makes this village all more alluring is the tranquil beaches like Kolam, Achara, and Tarkarli where you can watch the sunset down the sea.

The hue of the setting sun will completely enchant your mind and body. In addition to the splendid beauty of the sea, you can also spot dolphins prancing around in the waters. For relishing on some extraordinary seafood and boat rides in the sea, do visit Deobagh, a small fisherman village nearby.

Also, the extensive Dhamapur lake, encircled with lush greenery is ideal for finding solace within nature. Sit and unwind yourself by the lake and enjoy the delicacies from the eateries around. Don’t forget to enjoy the local shark curry and fresh seafood to mingle with the authentic culture of this little beach hamlet!

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Wai Camping | Book Wai Lake Camping Online & Save 37%
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Camping Location: Wai, Maharashtra

Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check out Time: 11:00 AM

The arousing Wai camps has a lakeside view and a number of adventure activities to make your holiday or a weekend getaway truly memorable. Wai campsites are located approximately 25 km away from the Pune-Mahabaleshwar Highway. Also known for its 7 ghats, Wai is famous for treks and nearby attractions.

Arrive at the easy-to-locate campsite with your friends and family and go for a sightseeing tour and adventure activities like boat ride, rifle shooting or hiking followed by evening high-tea. Make memories with your loved ones at the dusk-time bonfire with live music sessions and barbeque dinner. Star-gaze into the clear night sky and snug into your tents for the night.

You can go for a trek the next day to get a mesmerising view of the Sahyadri mountain range and Krishna river. Pandhavgarh fort is another nearby attraction known for its trek. Head over to relax, rejuvenate, have fun and make the most of your trip with us!

Places to visit near Wai Lake Camping:
Mapro Food Park- 5.1km
Rajpuri Caves- 18.5km
Pandhavgarh Fort- 9.5km
Kalubai Mandir - 19.7km
Satara: 36km

Inclusions:
Meals:
 Hi-Tea, Veg/Non-veg Barbecue (approx. 250 Gm each) and Dinner, Breakfast.
Stay: Tents with foam mattresses, pillows and blankets. 
Activities: Bonfire & Music, Boat Ride, Rifle shooting, Hiking, Indoor/Outdoor Activities, Trekking. 

How to reach: 
Wai Camping is in the interior regions amidst nature. Public transportation may not be easily available. Guests should come in their own vehicles or hired vehicles to the place. Once you book, detail directions guide will be shared to reach the place.

Notes:
Kids Below 5 years are Complimentary, Kids between 5  years to 10 years have to buy child ticket (Half price) and above 10 years old will be considered as an adult.
Minimum 1 person is required to book Wai Camping package.

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Location: Satara, Maharashtra

Activity Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site this Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary tour in Satara is the perfect weekend getaway in lush greenery away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located 190 kms from Pune around the Koyna dam that supplies power to a major part of Maharashtra, the sanctuary boasts several kinds of tigers, bison, and dozens of other wild animals and birds.

During this 4 day - 3 night Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary tour, you will be witnessing rich flora and fauna of the region, going for nature trekking and bird watching, doing a jungle safari in jeeps and staying in nature resorts amidst the scenic views. In the resort, you will be accommodated in Deluxe/Suite rooms on double sharing basis that will be well-equipped with all the necessary amenities. 

While you are on this Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary tour, all the meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served to you. All kinds of forest fees and guide charges are also inclusive of the package. You will also be enjoying some special experiences on the tour like traditional welcome in the resort, sightseeing tour, fishing, BBQ in the evening, night trekking, riverside lunch and many more. 

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All age groups, friends, family and corporate outings.

How to Reach:

The location is based at a distance of 190 kms from the city of Pune, and can be easily reached via public and private transportation.

Note: Minimum 2 persons are required to book the tour.
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22 July 2019
Excellent
Place: The scenery there is really breathtaking. All the hills and the lake view is amazing. The place makes you stay there for life long. If you really want a peaceful, beautiful and close to nature place then this place should be on your bucket list. Hospitality: The host Rahul Slave was really humble and a cheerful person to talk. They will try to give their best by providing all kind of basic needs and anything you could ask for at such a remote place. Food: The starters are really amazing. I enjoyed the food as a non-vegetarian. I was really impressed with the tea and poha breakfast. I recommend you to try the breakfast. Activities: They have multiple activities including DJ, Bone Fire, Cricket, Archery, Boating, Badminton, Karaoke etc.
06 May 2015
Excellent
We had a great time at the Bhimashankar Trek. The trekking was quite good and interesting. It was awesome. We had a really lovely time here. It was so worth every penny spent. The trek trails, the surroundings, the backdrop were all just WOW! It was completely worth every penny spent. I personally want to visit here again. The trek was well organized too; thus enhancing the whole trek experience. Thinking back there are no negative experiences at all. It was perfectly a great and a nice experience. The rates were also not that costly and it was definitely worth the time and money we spent on this vacation. I am so recommending this to everyone out there.
"it was an excellent trip.well organised. food was excellent"
"For a long time I was planning to go for a trek but could not find the time. this independence day I just booked a trek to andharban trough this app. the place is wonderful I would say this is the best trek if you are a beginner. Going through dense forest through Giant waterfall and breathtaking scenery. This place Will defenately make you hungry for more of such beautiful exploration. Believe me it is lot better to go out and do something rather than just sleeping in weekends. Go Green."
10 August 2015
Excellent
We had a good trekking experience here in Lonavala. Pune and Lonavala are places that can be viewed in a couple of days. While we planned for a long vacation here, we chose to have a beautiful planned itinerary which involved this trek, and we are super glad that we took it. Regarding the trek, it was a great experience.
I booked the Ashtavinayak trip from Pune and we visited all the eight temples of Lord Ganesh and the temples were renovated very well and there is also a lake Shree Vighnahar Ganpati Temple where boating is available.
17 February 2020
Excellent
It was our first experience there on trekking. Thrillophilia package includes guide so we have a good guide there and he helped us well during this entire trek. The food they gave is quite nice and delicious. Bhimashankar was my personal favourite place in this trek. Our group was of 12 people but we all enjoyed it nicely. Good place and Highly recommended.
21 February 2020
Excellent
Very beautiful place with lots of scenery, the relaxing and calming sunrise was mesmerizing and we loved it. Our guide was a funny and amazing person, he was also taking care of the group and briefed us well about the way and do’s. we had a group photo at the top and the trek was very memorable, will look to do these types of treks again. Thanks
26 February 2020
Excellent
Nice place with a well-mannered guide, I booked it from Thrillophilia for me and my sister, the trek went super fantastic and we had a good company there with us. The only problem was waking us early but as u reach the Bhimashankar, you will feel alive. Must try.
13 March 2020
Excellent
The guide was nice and the food was also up to the mark. The trek was amazing and you must carry your torch with you as the place needs your full attention. Thanks to Thrillophilia and the guide because without them it wouldn’t be possible.

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  1. Which are the best places to visit near Pune in December in 2 days?

    1. Mumbai: Mumbai surely is one of the most popular places near Pune to visit in December. You can spend as much time in this beautiful city and explore its popular as well as hidden wonders.

    2. Lonavala: Lonavala, with all its beauty, lakes, waterfalls, dams, forts, and caves, is surely one of the most beloved places to visit in the near vicinity of Pune. One can easily tour around this beautiful hill station in 2 days.

    3. Panchgani: Named after the 5 majestic hills that surround this beautiful place, Panchgani is a beautiful escape from the crowded cities and has wonderful viewpoints, waterfalls, and attractions to keep you busy on your visit.

    4. Tarkarli: This hidden gem of Maharashtra is home to some of the cleanest white sand beaches in India and is home to an endless array of water sports to indulge in.

    5. Kolad: This small village is a newfound abode for backpackers and is home to some magnificent waterfalls, mountains, and has become a favorite spot for hikers and adventure enthusiasts.
  2. Which are the romantic places to visit near Pune in December?

    1. Kamshet: Situated amongst the breath-taking Western Ghats, this scenically beautiful hill station is a perfect getaway for couples and has an endless array of adventure activities to offer.

    2. Bhandardara: Bhandardara actually translates to the valley or treasures and the untouched natural beauty and the romantic landscapes of this beautiful hill station truly stand up to those words.

    3. Goa: Goa is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit near Pune in December for couples. There could not be a better place to relax, rejuvenate, and party with your loved one and create some wonderful memories.

    4. Lohagad Fort: A trek to a wonderful destination can surely provide you with some wonderful moments with your loved one. Moreover, the summit provides some of the best, most wonderful views of the natural surroundings.

    5. Alibag: If you are looking for a peaceful and tranquilizing place to spend some quality time with your partner, there could not be a better place to hit up than the clean and isolated sunny beaches of Alibaug.
  3. What are the places to visit near Pune in December for a 2-day trip?

    1. Lonavala: If you are interested in beholding the mesmerizing aspects of Nature and want to relieve the stress and tiredness then Lonavala is for you. The favourite “go-to” place of almost every Munbaikar, the place offers moments of leisure nestled in scintillating scenery.

    2. Mahabaleshwar: The long winding roads, panoramic view points, the hills and the manicured strawberry farms are what best describe Mahabaleshwar. Evoking a sense of mystery as well as awe, this is the perfect place if you want to indulge in activities like Horse riding and rock climbing.

    3. Khandala: Offering some soul satisfying views, Khandala is a hill station located around one and a half hour drive from Pune. Blessed with enchanting views and valleys, this location attracts loads of young crowds.

    4. Panchgani: Home to serene beauty and perfect weather, Panchgani is a famous hill station around Pune. Known for its five mountains and lush green and untamed forests, this place provides the visitors with the best location to cool off away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  4. Which are the best places near Pune to visit in December for a new year?

    1. Lavasa: The very first planned hill station of India, Lavasa is a perfect destination to celebrate your New Year. Apart from the breath-taking beauty, it also has endless options for entertainment and adventure sports for its visitors.

    2. Raigad: This beautiful place is majorly known for its historical importance as well as natural beauty. You can lay by the beautiful beaches of this beautiful city and enjoy a peaceful start to your New Year.

    3. Khandala: Undoubtedly, one of the most beloved getaways from the city of Pune, Khandala is a perfect destination to kick start your New Year amidst the beauty of the Western Ghats.

    4. Pawna Lake: If you love camping, there could not be a better place to kick off your New Year celebrations on the banks of the beautiful Pawna Lake. You can also indulge in a number of activities at the Lake.

    5. Mahabaleshwar: Known for its gushing rivers, cascading waterfalls, and majestic mountains, if you want a peaceful abode for your New Year getaway, Mahabaleshwar is surely the way to go for you!
  5. What are the best places for trekking near Pune in December?

    1. Matheran Trekking: Adventure enthusiasts will love it here in Matheran. The adventurous terrain that leads to Garbett Point plus the awe-inspiring nature all around including beautiful cataracts, meadows, hills, and much more are a few integral elements that make trekking in Matheran so awesome.

    2. Vasota Fort Trek: This fort adorns the Satara district and is located in the vicinity of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. The deep dense forests will lure you to explore its depths. Trekking is a favorite activity done here extensively, the locale is truly enchanting. Trek to Nageshwar Cave; indulge in rock climbing to behold the magical sight of the Kas Mahabaleshwar range right from the peak of the fort.

    3. Kalsubai Peak Trek: This peak remains open for trekkers from June to September. This majestic peak is considered to be the highest one in the whole of Maharashtra. Trekking to the top will enable you to see the beautiful panoramic view of the forts and the Bhandardara Dam.

    4. Dudhsagar Trek: A must on the itinerary for nature lovers, the Dudhsagar trek is one of the most famous treks near Pune. The trek is of 12 KM, thus you can choose to either cover a part of the trek or cover it in entirety. Having a moderate difficulty level, this location is flocked by many people.
  6. Which are the famous places to visit near Pune in December with family?

    1. Pawna Lake: One of the most popular destinations of Maharashtra, Pawna lake is famous for its Camping sites around the lake. Providing a perfect getaway with family and friends, this place will let you indulge in many activities like camping, horse riding etc.

    2. Wai: The Beautiful town of Wai is known for its spectacular architecture and edifices. This lovely place is just 100 km away from Pune which makes it a perfect family getaway. Legend has it that the Pandavas confided in King Viraat and lived here when they were banished from their kingdom, Indraprastha.

    3. Lonavala: Take your family on a nature expedition to Lonavala and experience the serenity and charm of the untamed nature. The cascading waterfalls and the rocky terrains offer the much required adventure in any family outing.

    4. Kamshet: Located in the western Ghats of India, Kamshet is a famous paragliding area around Pune. Moreover, this beautiful hill station also offers you a chance to spend some fun filled days around the splendors of nature it holds.
  7. What are the best places for camping near Pune in December?

    1. Camping in Alibaug: This place is mostly frequented by the young crowd from the cities who are always in search of adventure and excitement. This place offers the “Goa-feel” which is why youngsters love to camp here.

    2. Pawna Lake Campsite: This is an offbeat locale and among the top places to visit near Pune in December, as far as camping is concerned. Waking up to the mesmerizing sight of the Pawna Lake and the natural vivacity are in sync to make you feel elated.

    3. Bhandardara Lake Camping: Bhandardara Lakeside offers the perfect ambiance to enjoy camping, observing the changing aspects of nature and enjoy a perfect weekend not very far away from Pune City.

    4. Camping near Wai: The camping resort near Wai provides several delights to entertain you. This site is located near Kate’s Point. You can indulge in activities such as kayaking, rifle shooting, raft building, and then crossing the river is something very interesting and unique, star gazing, cycling around, barring trail, and much more.
  8. Which are the best one-day picnic spots near Pune in December?

    1. Mahabaleshwar: This place looks like a beautiful painting on a canvas such is the charm of the landscape and the greenery all around is so refreshing. The Wilson Point in Mahabaleshwar is renowned because of its height (4710ft) and the exceptional view of the sunrise that it provides. You can taste the juicy strawberries that are grown here.

    2. Lavasa: Welcome to the scenic “Lake City” which draws crowds from the cities owing to its beauty and splendor. This is a perfect picnic spot just 57 km from Pune. Some adventure sports activities that you can try out to make your one day trip amazing are zorbing, rock climbing, cycling, riding on a speedboat, and much more.

    3. Panchgani: The favorable weather conditions round the year makes this place a heaven for picnickers. Some places that you must visit here are Table Land, Devil's Kitchen, Sydney Point, and Parsi Point. In case you are a real braveheart, try out the challenging yet utterly exciting parasailing activity.

    4. Devkund Waterfalls: Picnic or one day trip in mind? Devkund is for you because it is indeed one of the sought after places to visit near Pune in December. Behold the majestic waterfall and the emerald green Devkund forest which will make you fall in love with nature. An avid trekker like you can also reach the peak of the nearby hill within three hours or so from the quaint Bhira village.