Hill Stations Near Pune

Pune is surrounded by hill stations and tourist places of western Maharashtra. It has an advantage of having proximity to various hill stations of Sahayadri Hills. All major hill stations around Pune are within 12-130 Kilometers make them hot weekend destination. Here is list of Hill Stations around Pune and their distance from Pune City

Lonavala

Lonavala (Lonavla or Lonavale) is nearest hill station from Pune. It is about 66 KM away from the city of Pune and 96 KM away from the Mumbai. People prefer visiting Lonavala in rainy season to enjoy natural waterfalls, ponds and greenery around it. It is also famous for its chikki. Attractions around Lonavala are Karla Caves, Lion’s Point, Ryewood Park & Shivaji Udyan, Lohagad Fort, Tungarli Lake and Dam, Rajmachi Point, Lonavla Lake, Duke’s Nose, Valvan Dam, Tiger’s Leap, I.N.S. Shivaji, Bushy Dam and Shooting Point.

Lonavala
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Khandala:
Abundant natural beauty Khandala hill station is pride of Sahyadri Mountains. It is about 69 KM away from Pune, 101 KM southeast of Mumbai, 3 KM from Lonavala and 7 KM from Karjat.

Panchgani: Panchgani hill station is nestled in the middle of five hills in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is about 100 KM away from Pune, 285 KM from Mumbai, 18 KM from Mahabaleshwar and 45 KM from Satara. Sydney Point, Table Land, Parsi Point and Devil’s Kitchen are tourist attractions here.

Mahabaleshwar: Mahabaleshwar is a hill station near Pune. Mahabaleshwar forests are considered as one of the few evergreen forests of the world. It is a popular holiday resort and honeymoon spot, and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Venna lake, water falls in rainy season, greenery, hills are major attractions of Mahabaleshwar.

Malshej Ghat:  Malshej Ghat is around 130 km from the Pune. It is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range and a popular spot for trekkers, hikers and natural lovers. Major attractions at Malshej Ghat are cascading waterfalls, historic forts, high plateau forest houses, sanctuaries and beautiful resorts atop hills. August and September are two of the best months to visit Malshej ghat.

Matheran: Matheran hill station is located around 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. Matheran was discovered, in the year 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the District Collector of Thane. The place was developed by Lord Elphinstone, the Governor of Bombay, as a summer resort for the British. Matheran tourism offers sightseeing attractions such as Porcupine Point, Panorama Point, Echo Point, Charlott Lake, King George Point, Louisa Point, Paymaster Park, Panthers’ Caves, Hart Point, etc. Matheran also offer activities such as trekking, hiking, climbing, etc.

Igatpuri: Igatpuri is around 200KM from Pune. Igatpuri is surrounded by the highest peaks in Sahyadri and heavenly for trekkers and hikers. Top attractions of Igatpuri are Bhatsa River Valley, Igatpuri Waterfalls, Camel Valley, Tringalwadi Fort, Tringalwadi Lake, Vaitarna Dam and Vipassana Center.

Hills around Pune: Pune is surrounded by many hills including Katraj hill, Panchgao, Parvati, Ramtekdi, Gultekdi, Range Hills, Dive Ghat, Baner Hill, Taljai Hills. While Vetal hill, Fergusson College Hill and Chaturshringi Hill are situated in city area.

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  1. i need a complete package for the first week of January. i am confused in two places one is Matheran & another is Mahabaleshwar. if anyone helps me to solve the same then it will really helpful for me. Is there any MTDC resort available for stay.

  2. Hi,
    I will be in Pune for a training program in May month with my colleague. We would like to visit a hill station for a couple of days between programs, does anyone have any suggestions of where, how to get there and costs.

    Thanks
    Rajendra Kadaskar

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