Picnic Spots & Places to Travel around Pune

Name of Placesort iconDistance from PuneHow to Get thereFood & Water
ABHIRUCHI VILLAGE5 km

Bhide Baug, Sinhagad Road,
Wadgaon-Budruk,
Pune 411046

AGA KHAN PALACE

Gandhi National Memorial,
Nagar Road,
Pune 411006.

ALANDI25 km
ALIBAUG150 km

Take the Khopoli exit off the pune-Mumbai Expressway and head towards Pen.
From there take the Mumbai-Goa highway and exit at Wadkhal. Alibaug is 30 km from Wadkhal.

Available

ANGRAAJ WATER PARK

Kondhwa Budruk,
Survey No 37,
Kahdi Machine Chowk,
Pune 411041

APPU GHAR

There are direct buses from Pune Station to Appu Ghar, located on the outskirts of the city.
Indira Gandhi Udyan,
Pimpri Chinchwad Muncipal Corporation,
Sector 23, Nigdi,
Pune 411044

AQUARIUM

Sambhaji Park,
J.M. Road,
Pune 411005

BANESHWAR35 km
BHANDARA40 km
BHIMASHANKAR110 km

Regular buses from Shivajinagar .

Available

BOATING PARK

Campus of the SRP Group 2,
near Army School of Physical Training (ASPT),
Ramtekdi, Hadapsar, Pune 411028

Dapoli Beach240 km

Regular State Transport Buses available from Swargate , Pune

Available

DEHU24 km
DIAMOND WATER PARK

Formerly Splash Mountain,
Water Park Road, Lohegaon,
Pune 411047

EMPRESS GARDEN

Express Garden,
Near Race Course,
Camp, Pune 411001

HARIHARESHWAR130 km
HARISHCHANDRAGAD191 km

On the Pune-Nashik road turn off at Aale Phata-the road leads to Aurkuni, at the base of Harishchandragad.

INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS (IUCAA)

Campus of Pune University,
Ganeshkhind Road,
Pune 411017

JEJURI38 km
JOG BIRD PARK

Survey No 38/2,
Bavdhan Khurd, Pune 411029

KAMLA NEHRU PARK

Bhandarkar Road,
Pune 411004

KONARK BIRD PARK

Pirangut Road,
Near Chandni Chowk,
Bavdhan, Pune 411044.

LENYADRI97 km

Mumbai or Pune:
* State transport buses are available for Junnar from the Shivajinagar bus stand of Pune and from the Mumbai Central bus stand of Mumbai. Lenyadri is 5km from Junnar. Rickshaws, jeeps and buses are available from the Junnar bus stand for travel to Lenyadri.
* On the Pune-Nasik Highway, Lenyadri is 94km from Pune.

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LOHAGAD52 km

From Mumbai, you can take a train to Lonavla. Malawli is the next station from Lonavla in the direction toward Pune. There are a number of local trains operating between Lonavla and Pune; you can take any of them. From Pune, you can take any of these locals.

From Malawli railway station, the fort is just 9 km away. Vehicles can go up to the foot of the hill. From here, which is near a village called Lohagaon, there are steps to the fort, numbering approximately 500.

However, people can also walk all the way till the fort. Bhaje Caves is on the way to Lohagad if a small diversion is taken. This walk is a particular favorite of trekkers, especially in the monsoon. It is a simple and easy trek and the distance from Malawli station to Lohagadwadi can be covered in around 2-2.5 hrs. The trekking route is not very treacherous even when it rains and even inexperienced climbers can easily walk till the fort enjoying the particularly picturesque scenery, lush green grass, cool mountain air, and the pleasant salubrious climate. A variety of birds and insects can also be spotted in these hills.

When it rains, the top of the fort is covered with mist and clouds and becomes particularly wet. It is advisable to carry protective gear during the rainy season (mid-June to mid-September). Further, food is not easily available on the route. Most of the food stalls sell water, poha, tea/coffee, snacks, and soft drinks.

Mahabaleshwar120 km

You can take a tourist bus (Volvo) from Mumbai, departing from Dadar East, Sion or Vashi. The ride will take you 6 hours and will cost around Rs 350. An ordinary AC bus will cost Rs 200. The Volvo bus from Pune is currently operated by two private companies (Neeta and Konduskar), and they charge approx Rs 200 each way.

Mahabaleshwar is also accessible by road from Mumbai, about 247 kms. It takes about 4 to 5 hours by car if taking a route via Panvel through Mahad and Poladpur.

You can also reach Satara by train from Mumbai/Banglore. Mahabaleshwar is 47 KM from Satara and takes little more than one hour from there.

Try to arrive here in the morning because most of the hotels have a check-in time of 9 AM. If you arrive later you may have to wait until another room becomes vacant.

Mahabaleshwar is built on a plateau and getting around is quite easy. Taxis, autorickshaws and buses leave from the center of town near Irani's petrol pump opposite the Club. The main destinations are the "points", named after prominent British administrators who found these splendid locations with unbeatable views. The points are located at various edges of the plateau in different directions. Rental cars and taxis can get there quickly. For the more adventurous, horses are available in town and there are lovely shady bridle paths for delightful rides.

* Hotel Templeview - Vegetarian restaurant at old mahabaleshwar for excellent parathas Rajasthani favorites.Hotel Woodland is another good option.

Almost all the hotels here have their own restaurants.Hotel DreamLand , Hotel Panaroma & Hotel Shreyas have a nice restaurant and good food, and all thre are close to the State Bus stand.

* For early morning no fuss breakfast, do visit Hotel Rajmahal Palace on the market road. It's got a wooden roof and the menu is very simple with yummy upma, sheera & missal pav. Do try the gulab jamuns stored in a big glass jar at the counter.

Generally restaurants here do not serve liquor, but a few places close to the State Bus Stand, like Hotel Shreyas have it on menu. You can buy all the liquor you want from Imperial Stores.

MAHAD84 km

Off the Mumbai-Pune highway, break away at Lonavela from where you drive down towards Khopoli and then Mahad. The Konkan railway also passes the Mahad station.

MAJOR TATHAWADE UDYAN

Opp Tol Hospital,
Karve Nagar, Pune 411052

MANAS HOLIDAY RESORTS

Bhugaon, Taluka Mulshi,
Paud Road,
Pune 4110042

Matheran150 km

By train
You can catch a Karjat bound local train from CST(a.k.a. VT Mumbai, India) on the Central Railway to Neral Station. From Neral Station , there is a toy train which runs to Matheran about 4 times in a day. This toy train is not operational when railway route in under maintenance or when there is a perceived hazard e.g. the monsoons. The only way to know about it is at the Neral Station. Alternately, there are many share-a-cabs which take you to matheran from Neral. The distance from Neral to Dasturi Point(last point to which vehicles are allowed in Matheran)is 6 km.

The drivers that ply through the roads have immaculate driving skills, so a real advice here is not to keep eyeing the blind turns and foot-to-brake co-ordination, but to just enjoy the breath-taking views as you climb up towards the Dasturi point.

By car
Cars are not allowed within Matheran. However you can drive up and park your car at Dasturi car point and take a 20min walk/horseback/Man-pulled rickshaw to Matheran along a mud track.

As motor vehicles are banned, there are two ways of getting around in Matheran.
* By walk -All the trails have signboards marking the way and the locals are quite helpful.
* On horseback
* Man-pulled Rickshaw

There are all kinds of restaurants in Matheran serving various cuisines. Try the Maharashtrian style Vada-Pav (Indian Burger)which is available at the various points. Also, try the chikki which is available in different flavors in the main market.

There are all kinds of restaurants in Matheran serving various drinks, try the unique Kokam Sherbat there.

MORGAON56 km

If driving, head past Hadapsar towards Loni, cross Yewat, Chauphula and Supa, before finally arriving at Morgaon.