Tourists Attraction Top Places to Visit Near Pune
Pune City is a place of tourists attraction it is the second largest city in the in the Indian state Maharashtra. It was once the center of power of Maratha Empire established by Shivaji Maharaj. There are many historical places and tourists attraction located near the city.
1. Malshej Ghats Pune
How to reach there:
Malshej Ghat is situated in Pune district. It is at 130km north from Pune. By road from Pune one go there by taking Pune-Nashik highway NH-50 to Alephata and turn left on Kalyan-Ahmednagar Highway. Kalyan Station is the nearest Railway Station to Malshej Ghat.
Malshej Ghat is surrounded by valleys, In fact, the valley view is the key attraction of the Malshej Ghat. It is a habitat for animals like tigers, leopards, rabbits, and peacocks etc. Best places nearby are Khireshwar Village and Harishchandragadh.
Here one can see beautiful waterfalls in the hilly region.
Malshej Ghat’s Attraction
Landslides in Monsoon
Best time to visit Malshej Ghat is July, August, and September it is the when you can see Pink Flamingo birds there and a beautiful view of valleys and waterfalls in monsoon.
2. Lohgad Fort
Lohgad Fort is 52 km (32 miles) northwest of Pune, Maharashtra. If you are traveling from Pune you can take the old Mumbai-Pune highway to go to the Lohgad fort. Lonavla is the nearest Railway station to the Fort.
Lohgad Fort is a famous hill station. It belongs to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Lohgad Fort is a part of three
forts located closely to one another but Lohgad is the only existing structure now.
Lohgad Fort itself is the main attraction of the place and “Vinchoo Point” it resembles the look of scorpion tail.
Malavli is a town and hill station 55 km away from Pune city of Indian state Maharashtra.
It was a part of Yadava Empire. It has its importance in the history of Maratha and Peshwa empires.
Rajmachi Point is 11.5 km from Malavli. It has historical importance. A trip to Malavli will also led you to historic caves like karla, Bedsa and Bhaja.
4. Sinhagad Fort
Sinhagad Fort also called as The Lion’s Fort. It is 30km southwest of Pune City. It renowned for many battle sites one of which is Battle of Sinhagad in 1671. The fort is two thousand years old. It has only two gates to enter it one is the Kalyan Darwaza at the Southeast end and another one is the Pune Darwaza at the northeast end.
The Fort houses a memorial to Tanaji Malusare, a general of Shivaji who died in the battle of Sinhagad and Tomb of Rajaram, Shivaji’s younger son who also died here. It is a popular weekend destination for residents of Pune. It is best place for trekking to the top of the fort from the base near Sinhagad village.
5. Tahmini Ghat
Tahmini ghat is on the crest of Western Ghat mountain ranges. It is almost 15km long starting from Mulshi Dam and ends at Orchard Cafe. Tahmini ghat did not exist earlier, considering the need of additional route to take traffic to Kokan from Pune and Lonavala, this route was proposed. It is best known for waterfalls and small streams formed due to monsoon.