Are you a mountain person? One of the many privileges of living in Pune is the proximity of it to some of the best hilly holiday getaways. Be it Matheran or Mahabaleshwar, all are just a few hours away. So here with a list of the best hill stations near Pune that are perfect to escape to.
What A View! Vacay In Great Weather At These Hill Stations Around Pune
This little hill retreat, 162km from the city, is the best option to travel on a long weekend. The western ghats in its full beauty, stunning waterfalls, serene mountains and with plentitude of picturesque views, it is the best place to be. If trekking is your stress buster and rugged terrains give you an adrenaline rush then this Ahmednagar quaint hill town is a must to explore. You must check out the jungle camping here and visit Mount Kalsubai.
Matheran, the smallest hill paradise in India, is full of scenic views which will lift up your spirits. Its lush greenery, rocky patches and eye pleasing surroundings with breath taking view adds to the ceaseless charm. It is located 120km from the city. Must dos include trekking to the Chanderi caves which won’t cost you more than INR 500. Also, you must see the Parsi and British era buildings and bungalows around this area. There are plenty of trekking trails here to explore. Matheran is also the only automobile free station in all of Asia.
The only private planned city in India, Lavasa, will remind you of everything which is vintage and quaint. It lies 65km from Pune and is spread around 25000 acres of land and green pastures. Make sure you try trekking, hiking, mountain climbing, and water sports like jet-skis, luxury cruise boats, bumper boats and more.
If you are fond of fresh strawberries, cheese, jam and juices, then Panchgani is a must-visit. With a colonial set up and tall mountains surrounding the landscape the place stands in the middle of wilderness. It is 100km from the city and has a number of economical homestays for travellers looking to stay for a while. The Mapro Garden is a must-visit here!
Vacations and chill is what Khandala is all about. It is located 68km from Pune and is one of the most visited hill stations around Pune. Tranquil and alluring in its own way, this hilly abode is situated between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan Plains. There are a number of tourists spots which you must check out.