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5 Short Road Trips To Go On With Dad On Father's Day

Sneha posted on 14 June

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Ditch those Father’s Day brunches, and go for a long, long drive with dad and make a day out of it. Check out our list for 5 road trips near Pune, that are fun and short.


Lonavala is just about two hours from Pune and makes for a great road trip with dad. The drive, in itself, is beautiful with lush green views and smooth roads, especially during pre-monsoon time. We recommend you leave early in the day and come back post sunset.

Things To Do On The Way: Visit the wax museum, stop by at the Mapro Food Truck, eat a scrumptious meal at Sheetal Daa Dhaba on old Mumbai-Pune highway

Places To Visit: Lonavala market, Cooper’s Fudge, Buvachi Misal, Jay Shiv Shankar Tea HouseSalter Lake, Lion’s Point and the lane that sells beautiful ceramic crockery


Just about two hours drive from Pune, Lavasa is perhaps one of the most sought-after one-day getaways, absolutely perfect for quality time with dad. Here’s how you can make the most out of it.

Things To Do On The Way: While the drive to Lavasa is gorgeous, there’s nothing to see per se. However, we do recommend you to stop for a tea break at Mulshi Dam.

Places To Visit: Indoor Golf Recreational & Learning Center, Karvi Spa at Dasvino Town and Country Club, Bamboosa Factory and The All-American Diner


For those who are tired of Lonavala and Lavasa, we recommend you go for a long drive to Mahabaleshwar, just about three hours from Pune.

Things To Do On The Way: Breakfast at Mapro Garden, Maggi and tea at Elphinstone point

Places To Visit: Boating at Venna lake, visit Pratapgad Fort and Lingmala waterfall. While you’re there, drive down to Panchgani as well and visit the Chocolate Factory out there.

Kaas Plateau

Located at Satara, Kaas makes for the perfect three-hour road trip with dad. The valley is breathtaking and is in full bloom with over 850 different species of rare plants.

Places To Visit: Kaas Pathar, Vajrai Waterfall, Thosegar Waterfall, Kaas Lake and the quaint village of Bamnoli

Tourist Attractions

Kaas Plateau of Flowers, Kas, Maharashtra

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    Nestled in the Western Ghats, Matheran, India’s smallest hill station is about three hours from Pune. The place has an all-year-round pleasant weather with lots of greenery. The drive, on the other hand, is smooth with great scenic views. Sounds like a great trip with dad!

    Places To Visit: Sunset at Porcupine Point, take a ride in the Neral-Matheran toy-train, Louisa point