Also known as ‘The Queen of the Deccan’, Pune is the gateway to the popular hill stations of Maharashtra. Its glorious history of years reveals that earlier it was called Punya-Vishaya. Later the British popularized it as Poona and from the past few years, it is called Pune. These days, Pune is becoming the hot-spot for IT and automobile companies. What had been the ruling land of various dynasties is today amongst the modern cities of the country.
Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, is a striking city set amidst picturesque locales. Pune is known to be the state’s second largest city. In the earlier times, the city had been the residence of Shivaji – the Maratha leader. Distinguished for its educational institutions, Pune is also called ‘The Oxford of the East’. This beautiful city observes vivacious nightlife and effervescent ambiance. Accompanied by interesting history, Pune has really good places to visit too. Places to visit in the city are Aga Khan Palace, Osho Ashram, Panshet Water Park, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Hinjawadi, Magarpatta, Omkareshwar Temple, Shaniwar Wada etc.
1 – Lonavala-Khandala Hill Station
Lonawala and Khandala both are the hill station in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Khandala is about three kilometres from Lonavala.
Lonavala is famous throughout India for the hard candy sweet known as chikki. Lonavala has been blessed with valleys, hills, Milky WaterFalls, Lush Greenery and pleasant cool winds. The morning sun rising over here appears as if it is sprinkling rose water all over. Chirping birds gently awaken oneself and all of this makes it a really Good Morning. The whole place is covered with a thick blanket of fog early in the morning; this is how the day begins here.
If you travel to the Khandala hill station, one thing is for sure – you will fall in love with it at the very first sight. Infact, most of the people who stay in Mumbai also visit this hill resort on weekends, to forget the daily tensions and let their body as well as their mind relax and rejuvenate. Khandala has been blessed with nature’s beauty in abundance. The natural splendor, combined with peaceful surroundings, makes the hill station the perfect holiday spot. Today, Khandala
2 – Ahmednagar Book Cab From Pune to Ahmednagar
Ahmednagar witnesses some magnificent architectural monuments from the Nizam Shahi dynasty.The district is strewn with a number of temples, many of them ancient, which are much visited by the pilgrims. Among them, Shirdi is quite famous across the India. The famous Sai Baba Temple lies in Shirdi. Some other famous tourist places in Ahmednagar are Ahmadnagar Fort, Anand Dham, Mula Dam, Chandbibi Mahal etc.
3 Akola Book Cab From Pune to Akola
Akola, also called Cotton City, is known for its cotton production and is the largest cotton-producing district in India. The city is also famous for its pulses (dal), oil, and textile mills. Akola is also known for its medical facilities. It is a major center for advanced medical treatments, such as the Elizarov Technique, IVF.
4 Alibaug Book Cab From Pune to Alibaug
Mumbai, formerly called Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Mumbai, the most populous city in India, is the second most populous city in the world. It is also the commercial Capital of India. The island city of Mumbai is situated off the west coast of India, south of the tropic of Cancer. Mumbai is also the prime centre for the film industry.
Mumbai is known for the great warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji(Maratha King). The city is divided into several subcities which are Dahisar, Borivali, kandivali, Parel, Dadarm, Andheri, Bandra, Vile Parle, Churchgate. They are connected through local trains and buses.
Mumbai is one of the most famous tourist spot in India. It is known for various temples, beaches, lakes, gardens,seashore area etc.It is also the center of diverse industries. Famous places in the city are Bollywood, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Essel World, Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, Marine Drive, Nariman Point, Water Kingdom, Hotel Taj, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Haji Ali Mosque etc
7 Thane Book Cab From Pune to Thane
Thane(also called Thana) which means ‘station’ is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a part of the Mumbai Conurbation, northeastern suburb of Mumbai at the head of the Thane Creek. The first railway train in India ran from Bombay VT to Thane in 1853. The city is bounded by the Parsik hills and Yeour hills on the east and west.
Thane the city of Lakes has around 30 lakes. The most beautiful of them is the Masunda Talao, also known as Talao Pali. The lake offers boating and water scooter facilities. Some of the other popular lakes are Upvan Lake, Tansa Lake, Kacharali Talao, Makhamali Talao, Siddheshwar Talao, Bramhala Talao, Ghosale Talao, Railadevi Talao etc.
8 Kalyan Book Cab From Pune to Kalyan
For the frequent commuters of Mumbai, who use the famous local trains to travel, Kalyan is just another station in their mundane daily commute. But for the history buffs out there, Kalyan is indeed an interesting visit. Though considered a part of Mumbai metropolitan city, the city of ‘Kalyan’, a Marathi word for ‘welfare’, is located in the Thane district of Maharashtra and is the 7th largest of the state. Before the rise of the port of Bombay, Kalyan was a major port city in Maharashtra. The port was frequently used by European travelers and missionaries as it was well connected with the mainland. Kalyan also experienced many sieges throughout its long history and was ruled by the Mughals, the Portuguese, the British and the Marathas. It was also a stronghold of the Marathas and it was also the place where the Maratha king Shivaji resided. Though the city seems to have lost its charm due to population surge and rapid industrialization, the city’s historical significance is still intact. The city once surrounded by a 2000 yard stone wall which was guarded by multiple towers and gates. The building of the fort wall was started during the reign of Shah Jahan and was completed by Aurangzeb in 1694. Later, under the rule of the Marathas, a new gate was added and the fort was further fortified. Of the 18 Birla Mandir’s in the country, there is one in Ulhasnagar which is in proximity with Kalyan. This beautiful temple, like all other Birla temples, mesmerizes its visitors and devotees. Being an important railway junction and with rapid urbanization and major developmental projects coming up, Kalyan is set to become an industrial and business stronghold as it was in its yesteryears.
9 Lavasa Book Cab From Pune to Lavasa
Known as India’s newest hill station, the Lavasa Corporation is constructing this private city. The city is a beautiful project, stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino. Spreading across 7 hills, covering an area of 25000 acres, Lavasa is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure.
Lavasa is a privately planned hill city located near Pune in Maharashtra. This modern day hill station is an enjoyable retreat for all its visitors and has a lot to offer to its tourists from picturesque sceneries to an extremely well-developed infrastructure including hotels, resorts, educational institutes, malls, residential property, IT companies etc. Lavasa is turning out to be a new hangout for people looking for a small trip away from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life. It is absolutely a leisure holiday destination located in the middle of lush green hills. Lavasa city is located in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra and manages to charm one with its mesmerising views. It is situated in Mose Valley near Pune at a distance of 65 Km, about an hour drive, and from Mumbai, it is approximately 200 Km away. Spread over 25,000 acres of land, it covers 65Km of lakefront that gives the whole city a mesmerising look.
10 Nashik Book Cab From Pune to Nashik
In addition to supplying the name to the famed Nassak Diamond, the city is known for its picturesque surroundings and pleasant climate. The Godavari River flows through Nashik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar. It is the hub of Wine Industries. So that it is popularly known as the ‘Wine Capital of India’ or the ‘Grape City of India’. Nashik is one of world’s holiest Hindu cities. Kumbh Mela(Fair) is held here once in 12 years along with four other cities in India. Lord Rama spent 14 years of his exile at Tapovan near Nashik.
11 Solapur Book Cab From Pune to Solapur
Solapur is a leading center for cotton mills and power looms. Solapur is also called as Textile City. Solapur is also famous for being the leading manufacturer of beedis(South Asian Cigarette) Akkalkot has the famous mallikarjun temple where many lingayat devotees workship daily. Other places of interest are Maldhok Bird Sanctuary, Sambhaji(Kambar Talav) Lake, Siddheshwar Temple and Lake, Nannaji Wild Life Sanctuary, Solapur Fort(Bhuikot Castle) etc.
12 Satara Book Cab From Pune to Satara