The Best Weekend Getaways around Pune

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The Best Weekend Getaways around Pune Photo by Ninad Chaudhari

As a budding IT centre, Pune is changing rather rapidly. The infrastructure and cultural activities in Pune have been expanding enormously. But, the weekend trips from Pune are far more popular because of the high fun experiences and culture quotient they bring to these holiday deals.

Lavasa

This is a luxury weekend getaway for the busy corporate execs in Mumbai and Pune. Snuggled by the striking and scenic range of Western Ghats, this cute and well planed city is very famous for its scenic beauty. However, the adventure is the name of the game, right? Visit the lakes to enjoy the ride on the bumper boats. Put on your trekking shoes and head out to the exhilarating trek routes, hiking trails or the adrenaline kicking mountain climbing sessions. The fun is limitless in Lavasa without compromising the modern amenities and luxuries.

Lohagad

This is one of the most popular destinations for trekkers from all around Maharashtra. At height of 1052 m, it is a historic fort that seeped into the history and culture of Maharashtra dynasties. So, check out the defense strategies of the fort. Take a lot of pictures of surrounding scenic beauty. Enjoy the visit to caves nearby. This, apparently, isolated trek is the most popular weekend activity among the travellers of all kinds.

Bhimashankar

Ancient shrine situated into the corners of Sahyadri hills is an enthralling and scenic journey. The central deity of this temple is Jyotirlingas; which is a manifestation of Lord Shiva. The exquisite architecture and other shrines nearby make it much more exhaustive trip for the weekend. This is not exactly dream holiday deal for the weekend; if you cannot enjoy the serenity and spiritual aura around, though. But, the scenic view in monsoon and winter is totally worth the visit.

Sinhagad

Just 30 km outside the Pune city, this is a popular trek destination and wonderful weekend trip spot. You can explore the ruins of the historical wars fought between Mughals and Marathas as it stands proudly to depict the military posts. But, the best way to enjoy this holiday deal is to explore the historical battle fought here with the local historians, who have more than fair share of accurate details that create a true picture in front of your eyes.

There are so many weekend getaway destinations in and around Pune that you will truly look forward to the weekends in this culturally exciting and happening city.

Author's Profile

Ninad Chaudhari works as a Web UI Designer / Developer with Cox & Kings. Ninad is an ardent photographer and finds best holiday deals to pursue his passion. He recently explored weekend trips from Cox & Kings and his albums are replete with pictures of this tour.


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