30 Most Amazing Tourist Places to Visit in India

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Amazing Getaways from Pune

Also known as the “Oxford of the East”, and one of the youngest cities of our country, Pune is surrounded by a number of amazing getaways which are well connected by road and perfect destinations for a quick road trip along with your families or friends, and if desired so, perfect for solo travelers too. Let us take a quick look into the most awesome of the getaway destinations near this even great city.

Shirdi

Lying 186 kilometers from the city of Pune is the famous religious adobe of Sai Baba. Shirdi attracts a lot of Indian as well as foreign pilgrimages as well as travelers throughout the year. One can easily book a Pune to Shirdi cab for ease of travel.

Some of the must-visit places in this city of endless destinations are Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, Sai Teerth Theme Park, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Temple, Dwarkamai Masjid, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, and Sai Heritage village. If a holiday is on your cards, book a quality Pune to Shirdi taxi with an experienced driver and head to this quaint old town and sample its unique flavors!

Best time to visit: December to February
Pune to Shirdi journey distance: 184 km (via NH60)
Typical Ride Time: 4 – 5 hrs

Sinhagad

Dating back to the Maratha era, this hilltop fort city is perfect a destination for girls and guys gangs planning for a quick getaway to soak in the green beauty of the hills surrounding it. Moreover, it a perfect place for trekking Lying just 30 kilometers from the city of Pune, this is amongst one of the nearest and one of the most favorite getaways for the residential of the city. The best time to visit this place is from June to March.

Best time to visit: June to February
Pune to Sinhagadi journey distance: 35.6 km (via NH48)
Typical Ride Time: 1 – 2 hrs

Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the most serene and beautiful getaways from the city of Pune is Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, surrounded by the majestic Western Ghats on one side and the Shivsagar Lake on the other. This wildlife destination lies just 183 kilometers away from the city and is perfect for a 2-day getaway.

The best time to visit is from the month of October to April. This place offers adventure filled wildlife safaris, beautiful picnic spots and an endless array of frames for photography enthusiasts. Spread over a vast area of 420 square kilometers, this place is extensive in its range of flora and fauna including panthers, cobras, pythons, tigers, and giant squirrels.

Best time to visit: October to December
Pune to Koyna journey distance: 147 km (via NH48)
Typical Ride Time: 3 – 5 hrs

Lonavala

Known to one and all, this favorite getaway from the nearby cities of Pune and Mumbai is most crowded by the people from these cities over the weekends. However, this place is heaven for everyone seeking the love of nature surrounded by green valleys, mesmerizing waterfall and picturesque hills.

This place is also famous for its Chikki, a crispy Indian sweet made with peanuts and jaggery. Just 66 kilometers from the city on the Mumbai-Pune highway, the roads leading to this beautiful destination is even more enjoyable.

Best time to visit: October to December
Pune to Lonavala journey distance: 66.2 km (via via Bengaluru – Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai – Pune Hwy/Mumbai – Pune Expy)
Typical Ride Time: 1 – 2 hrs.

Tarkarli

Another weekend getaway from the city of Pune, this place with beautiful sandy beaches and clear water, this place has everything to offer for spending a relaxing vacation. Moreover, if you are an adventure enthusiast, this place will make you go head over heels. You can enjoy scuba diving, jet skiing, kayaking as well as banana rides with beautiful surroundings. This place is yet away from the crowds of tourist and is well maintained. Also, do not forget to try the famous Malvani cuisines to make your trip a complete success. Tarakarli is also famous for its Dussehra celebrations, so if you get a chance, do not miss out!

Best time to visit: October to December
Pune to Shirdi journey distance: 66.2 km (via AH47)
Typical Ride Time: 7 – 9 hrs

Kolad

Ideal for a 1 day getaway from the hustle bustle of the city, this place is a perfect spot for family picnics. Just 194 kilometers away from the city, lying on the banks of Kundalika River, whose banks offer perfect camping spots along the waters. The violent river waters also allow you with a chance of river rafting, canoeing, and kayaking during the monsoon season. You can also try out rock climbing and rope climbing along the waterfalls to pump up your adrenaline.

Best time to visit: June to March
Pune to Kolad journey distance: 66.2 km (via Bengaluru – Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai – Pune Hwy/Mumbai – Pune Expy and SH92)
Typical Ride Time: 2 – 4 hrs

Bedse Caves

Situated 40 kilometers from Pune on the old Pune-Mumbai highway, the best time to visit this place is from the month of July to September, to witness the lush green scenic beauty all around. The major attraction is the 2nd-century Buddhist caves connected through a 400 steps fleet. It is a perfect weekend getaway for couples as well as families over the weekend. You can also enjoy picnics along with the lush green patches of landscape and try out paragliding in the adjoining Kamshet town.

Best time to visit: June to September
Pune to Bedse caves journey distance: 56.1 km (via NH48)
Typical Ride Time: 1 – 3 hrs

If you have ever lived in Pune but still not visited these beautiful places, just book a weekend ride for yourself and start exploring them one after the other. For visiting Shirdi, the Pune to Shirdi cabs are available at affordable prices.

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