Working hard for a great living also demands some rest and enjoyment in life. Well, it is true that with a tightly packed schedule in office it becomes difficult to plan for a long tour. But who needs those plans when you have some wonderful weekend getaways nearby your city. Pune is definitely one of the happening cities in the country and you’ll be much happier to know that besides a few of the famous picnic places, the city has these mind-blowing destinations for your #SortedWeekends, so
One-day Trip Near Pune
So, I’ll be starting with the amazing Mulshi Dam over the Mula River that is all covered by dense greenery of the Sahayadri forests. If you’re looking for a peaceful place where you can just sit back and enjoy seeing scenic views then Mulshi Lake is the right choice for you. You can also try trekking in this area and its long paths will take you to the beautiful forts, Dhangad, and Koraigad. Also, boating is another option you can go for, for the entertainment purpose. There are a few resorts and homestays so you can stay over there if you wish to spend more than one day.
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Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
Paying a visit to the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is yet another amazing option you can give chance to. The best part about visiting this beautiful place is that on one side there’s Shivsagar Lake and on the other hand, you have these fantastic Western Ghats. Basically, the wide range of flora and fauna here are categorized into 3 sections: Mahorkar, Indavali Met, and Vasota. The forest area is spread around 420 sq km and you’ll get a chance to see gaur, tigers, brown-capped woodpeckers, cobras, panthers, pythons, sloth bears etc. Try to plan a trip anywhere from October to April and stay for at least 2 days.
Diveagar is a village in the Raigad district and the place is known for its beautiful beaches and quaint waters. The specialty of the place is its fantastic 15km belt of white sand spread between Harihareshwar and Shrivardhan. Many of you might not know about the place because it has currently gained its popularity after the youngsters start visiting it often. When in Diveagar, you can indulge yourself in beach walks, surfing, and visiting temples.
In case, you’re looking for perfect weekend getaways in monsoon, this hill station at a height of around 700m resting over the Southern range of Sahyadri hills can be one of the ideal choices. The place is surrounded by lush green and rich vegetation. Besides this, it even allows you to experience some picturesque views of Konkan Railways. Well, the hill station is generally preferred and most visited by the couples or maybe those who are on their honeymoon. Thanks to its breathtaking ambiance and colonial past. Ensure that some of the fun activities out there like rock climbing, trekking, and rappelling.
To be honest, Dehna is one of the best places that have a unique charm and beauty of its own. Being to Dehna somewhere means visiting a fairyland as we have heard in the stories. Visiting this village is the best stress-buster you can have and surely the right way to relax while being on a vacation. The village is surrounded by the mountains, set up by tribal, and is a gem of a place with amazing shrines and streams of fresh water. Do not miss beach rides, biking, jungle safaris, and firefly tours when in Dehna or maybe you can just loll around the place.