51 weekend getaways road trips from pune

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

Book Cab From Pune to Lonavala

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

Alibag/Alibaug is a coastal town in Raigad District. The meaning of Alibag is Garden of Ali. Alibag is a weekend picnic spot for the citizens of Mumbai. It is also a famous center for business conferences. Alibag is surrounded by sea on all 3 sides. It is not only a sun city but also an amazing weekend location. The city shot into prominence after Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj built the fort of Kulaba. The town is renowned for its clean waters, sand like beaches and fresh air.Alibag is an astonishingly beautiful place and nature appears to be at its best. It is particularly fantastic during the rainy season.
Aurangabad, meaning “Built by the Throne”, named after Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The city is a tourist hub, surrounded with many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara. Aurangabad is said to be a ‘City of Gates’. Traditional Himroo fabric, which has a blend of both cotton and silk, is found here. Paithani silk saris, and traditional handloom shawls are the major attractions in this factory. Famous places are Ajanta-Ellora Caves, Panchakki, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Kali Masjid and Jumma Masjid, Salim Ali Lake etc.

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

The name Satara is derived from the seven(sat) hills(tara) surrounding the town. Satara is famous for it’s “KANDI PEDHA(sweet)”. The famous fort Ajikyatara is in this city. The famous and mersmerising Hill Stations ‘Panchgani’ and ‘Mahabaleshwar’ are situated in the Satara District. Tourism in Satara reveals its importance as an ancient centre of cultural heritage. Several temples, forts, lake as well as bird sanctuary make the place a wonderful place of visit.
Sangli is known as the Turmeric city and the Sugar Belt of India. It is situated on the banks of river Krishna and is the largest market place for Turmeric in Asia, and houses over 30 sugar factories. It is also one of the largest grape growing regions in Maharashtra. Kundal is a pilgrimage centre for the Digambar Jains in Sangli District. Sangli is also noted for its cuisine; namely Bhelpuri and Bhadang (dish madeup of puffed rice).
Ratnagiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the entire Arabian Sea coastal region. Adventurous travelers, holiday makers and nature lovers are drawn to this beautiful paradise. It has green hills, deep valleys, and emerald green paddy fields. There are a number of stunning beaches. It has its own specialty of summer fruits like mango, Konkan, jackfruit, cashew nuts, jambulam, karvandas etc. There is a regional specialty-Konkani food, made from rice, fish and coconut. It has a wide variety of wild life, vegetation and birds.
Raigad is also famous for alibag which is a town in the district. Raigad also has hill station – Matheran which is very famous hill station. It is just few kilometers away from mumbai. One can spend his time on the peaceful hill station. The natural beauty of Matheran is really mesmerising. Places to visit in the city are Birla Ganesh Temple, Hari-Hareshwar beach, Jijamata Palace, Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Queen’s Palace, Raigad Museum, Raigad Fort, Varad Vinayak Ganpati(Mahad Ganpati), Jagadishwar Temple, Mandwa and Kihim Beach etc.
Panchgani is a Hill-Station in Satara district. It is located amidst five small hills, from which it derives its name(panch in marathi means five). The Panchgani hill station is known for its unpolluted air and it is believed that the oxygen content in atmosphere is more here compared to other regions. The ambience is very cool and calm and the exquisite environment is a perfect background for rejuvenation and curing of illness of body and mind.
Navi Mumbai, acclaimed to be the world’s largest planned city, is the twin city of Mumbai. Formerly known as New Bombay. Navi Mumbai has really good physical and social infrastructure to boast of Nerul, Vashi, Airoli, Kalamboli, kharghar and Taloja, Panvel, Belapur are major areas of the city. While visiting the parallel city, check out the Sagar Vihar Garden that presents a beautiful sight to behold, leaving you completely mesmerized by its beauty.
Nagpur is also famous throughout the country as “Orange City” for being a major trade center of oranges. The city assumes political importance from being the headquarters for the Hindu nationalist organisation RSS. Places to visit in the city are Dhamma Chakra Stupa(Deekshabhoomi), Japanese Rose Garden, Pench National Park, Sri Balaji and Sri Kartikeya Temple, Tadoba National Park etc.
Matheran is a Hill Station in Raigad district. The term ‘Matheran’ suggests “forest on top”. Lusting greeneries, serene environments and unpolluted ambience. It is one of the few places in the world where vehicles are not allowed, which makes the place different from others. There are lots of lookout points that provide spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
Mahabaleshwar is a hill station in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a picturesque hilly resort nestled in the lap of majestic mountain ranges of Western Ghats. This prettiest hill station is often referred as the “Queen of Hill Stations” in Maharashtra. It is also knownas the “Kashmir of Maharashtra”. The tourists are enthralled by its exotic greenery, beautiful gardens and breath-taking scenery.
Bhimashankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located 50 km northwest of Khed, near Pune, in India. Pune to Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga temple distance is 127 km in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. Bhimashankar a Jyotirling in Maharashtra is also the source of the river Bhima, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna river near Raichur. The other Jyotirlinga shrines in Maharashtra are Vaidyanath near Parli Dist Beed, Trimbakeshwara near Nashik, Grishneshwar near Aurangabad and Aundha Nagnath Temple in Hingoli, Nagnaath in Aundh built by Pandav brothers in one night during their exile. We have best full day outstation taxi cabs packages for Bhimashnakar temple and other Jotirlinga pilgrimage in Maharashtra.

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