What’s your idea of a monsoon getaway? The rain-soaked countryside landscape, sitting by a scenic waterfall or sipping a hot cuppa by the hills as raindrops gently caress your face? Whatever be your idea of a perfect midweek monsoon break, we have an array of monsoon drive destinations around Pune lined up for you.
- Unveil the monsoon magic at Pawna Lake
Serene surrounding, chill winds against your skin and a lakeside view, that’s Pawna Lake for you. This little known romantic getaway offers a sprawling lake where you could take a dip, or just enjoy the bonfire and barbecue when the sun goes down. Just sit back and relax. Enjoy the monsoon drive, which is just about an hour and 40 minutes from Pune. If you plan for an extended stay, spend the night stargazing by this mesmerizing artificial lake.
- Experience serenity at Bhor
Bhor is an ideal camping spot if you don’t wish to go too far. Drive to this serene destination that is just 90 minutes away from the heart of the city. Take a midweek retreat away from the urban mayhem. Enjoy the fresh air and savour the beautiful sight of the ghats. Bhor is well-known for its beauty – you could sit back and enjoy the monsoon here or try some fun sky walking and kayaking activities when the rain is mellow.
- Soak in the beauty of the picturesque Madhe Ghat
Drive to the lush green Madhe Ghat, located about 62 km from Pune. Surrounded by dense forest, Madhe Ghat is one enchanting experience during the monsoon. Sit by the waterfall and be enthralled as it gushes down in all its glory. Drive down the winding, and slushy roads. Just roll down your window and enjoy the monsoon breeze that soothes your skin.
- Watch the peacocks dance at Morachi Chincholi
This one is the best one yet. This monsoon head straight to Morachi Chincholi, a retreat away from the urban lifestyle. You will be captivated by the rustic village setting. Add to this, the village is home to hundreds of peacocks that dance in all their beauty to the rhythm of the rain. This midweek getaway is sure to leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. Located on Pune-Ahmednagar highway, the drive will take you approximately two hours from Pune.
- A fort retreat at Purandar
How about taking a little trek to explore the Purandar Fort, the birthplace of Sambhaji, the son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj? The fort stands 4,472 ft. above the sea in the Western Ghats and is a hot favourite among trekkers. Sounds like a thrilling midweek escape, isn’t it? A visit to this fort is a must on your list of places to visit near Pune during monsoons. You’d feel like you’re taking a walk amidst the clouds. Ensure you have the right shoe for this slippery terrain. The drive too is a lovely one and will take you about an hour and a half from Pune.
So, pack your bags and head for your exciting midweek monsoon break. Book your Zoomcar below!