Pune, known as the Queen of Deccan has the most surreal portion of the Western Ghats. Pune, at a time, was the bastion of the Maratha Empire and lies on the banks of Mutha River. Pune has abundant vacation options, with diverse terrain and prosperous cultural background in its every corner. Pune offers the perfect weekend getaway, which is not too far and easily accessible. Some of the exciting things to do near Pune are rappelling, river rafting, kayaking, hiking, wine tasting, village stay and Paragliding. The hills near Pune which attracts trekkers the most have a lot of history attached to them and are of utmost historical importance. The lesser-known hills are the Parvati and Vetal hills in the region, which offers magnificent views of the adjoining areas. Sahyadri Explorer finds awesome oppurtunity in Lonavala region for forts and caves exploration.
The hill stations near Pune are known for its pleasant climate all around the year. Numerous fortresses like Rajmachi and Sinhagad stand tall in glory. One can even go for overnight camping in the mystical beauties of Panchgani, Wai, and Satara. Unwind yourself in the gorgeous vicinities of Khandala, Bhandardara and Malshej Ghat. Set out to explore the most happening Lonavala and the ancient Karla and Bhaje caves that are in close proximity Pune and are a must-visit tourist destination for all the age groups.