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Travelling On A Budget? These 5 Road Trips From Pune Are Perfect

    All those with young hearts that are always looking for adventure here’s guide of five places in Pune around the city that you can explore by driving to.


    Basking in the glory of the Sahyadri Hills, this place between Lonavala and Khandala is a perfect escapade for long drives and trekking. This place has two forts- Shrivardhan and Maharanjan Fort and a dozen caves. You can also indulge in birdwatching and photography here and head back to Lonavala. If you want to spend a night or more, you can stay at Sereniity Resort in Rajmachi at INR 1,890 or in Lonavala at INR 1,180 at Ferreira Resort. Go here if you want to book a room.

    Tamhini Ghat

    Just beyond Mulshi ghat, the mountain pass offers a splendid horizon of nature and waterfalls at its best. You can get away from the city in the woods and the thick fog to feel close to nature. During monsoons, the rivers and lakes are brimming and the beauty is unfathomable. A stay at a hotel will cost under INR 1,053. Including food and travel, it would come up to INR 2,500. Book here.


    This rustic destination is perfect for water sports lovers. The rugged topography for cycling, the clear waters for kayaking and the untraceable waterfalls will make your weekend getaway with your squad an eventful and adventure filled one. Book hotels for as low as INR 1,200 if you’re planning to stay on longer. Book here.

    Sinhagad Fort

    This perennial favourite fort has featured on the weekend escapade list of many Punekars. Coupled with Maharashtrian food and the panoramic view of Pune, this place promises you a wonderful trip with your friends and family. At INR 1,200 you can get a deluxe room here and head to hotel Shanti for a meal under INR 550. Book a hotel room here.

    Kaas Plateau

    This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a biodiversity spot, home to 850 species of plants. We love the place for its spectacular landscape and we’re sure you’d like it too. You could also make it a weekend trip by staying at Hotel Ganraj Villa for INR 2,000 a night. Book here.