Going on a monsoon Road-trip near Pune ?

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Monsoon Road-trips near Pune

Monsoon is fascinating as always. It amplifies happiness in multi folds for the people who depend on monsoon and also for the bio diversity around. Monsoon gives a make over to earth, especially to the western ghats of India. Why not go on a monsoon ride near Pune then?

We are fortunate enough to have Western ghats around Pune. There are many monsoon destinations you can choose from for your monsoon drive or ride experience. Today, lets get to know more about all these destinations and some tips, tricks and precautions to take while planning your monsoon experience.


Some destinations


All time favorite MULSHI

    • Kundalika Valley

      What you should see in Mulshi? Palase Waterfall, Kundalika Valley, Plus Valley

      Road to take – As its the most visited and crowded place near Pune with better road conditions and less distance, you should be more careful while planning this ride. You should start early from Pune. Use google traffic alerts to know the traffic jams to and fro. For last 4 weekends, I drove in the evening from Pune to Pirangut. And i have observed heavy traffic jams in Bhugaon area. Tourists who come back from Mulshi, dont follow traffic rules and make 3-4 lanes of vehicle towards Pune, ultimately results in heavy traffic jams of approximately 2 to 3 hours. To avoid this, know the alternate roads to reach Pune. First Option is Take left from Ghotawade Phata to go to Hinjawadi IT park, then Hinjawadi and then Wakad and then Bengalore highway. Second Option is Take left from Lawale Phata, via Lawale, Nande, Sus village reach Bengalore highway. These alternative road you can take while coming back from your Mulshi trip, you also choose to take these roads while going to Mulshi. Observe the lane discipline to avoid traffic bottlenecks.
             Avoid throwing thrash in the nature
    1. Strictly avoid in take of liquor on a  monsoon trip
    2. If you see people boozing and creating chaos with loud music, immediately inform police. Sharing the phone number of local police station – 020 2294 3133. Keep it saved in your mobile.
  1. Lonavala

    1. View of Kane waterfall from Khandala

      View of Kane waterfall from Khandala

      Bhushi dam is now closed for tourists due to many unwanted accidents and deaths occured in last few years. What you should see? Korigad, Telbail, Karla and Bhaje caves, Lohgad and Visapur Forts, Dukes nose, Kune Waterfall
    2. Strongly recommend . Tourists should use public transport wiz the Mumbai-Pune Local train and then use local transport options.
    3. Keep Lonawala Police station Phone number handy in case you need any help or even if you want some misbehavior of other people to police’s notice. 
      Lonawala Police station – 02114 273 036


  2. Malshej Ghat

    1. Nisargshala Malshej Ghat

      Nisargshala Malshej Ghat


    2. Approximately 120 kms from Pune. This ride is one of the best monsoon rides. Get your packed and belongings covvered in plastic and get wet in the waterfalls in the ghat. From a particular point in this ghat, you can see a reverse waterfall towards the direction of Harishchandra Gad.
    3. Traffic when compared to Mulshi, this road gets enough space to breathe and if vehicle drivers observe lane discipline , all can enjoy smooth traffic and have wonderful monsoon ride
  3. Varandh Ghat

    • Varandh Ghat in Tehsil Bhor

      Varandh Ghat in Tehsil Bhor

      Approximately 100 kms from Pune, this destination and also the roadtrip is a great experience in the monsoon. You can take Pune Begaluru highway and take right for Bhor town. Use google maps with directions navigation. What else you can see around? …Shivthar Ghal(शिवथर घळ). This is a sacred place underneath a waterfall, in a cave. His holiness Ramdas Swami, a poet revolutionary saint during the times of The Great Raja Shivaji


  4. Nisargshala  – Velhe Madhe Ghat 


    1. Madhe ghat Waterfall from Sunset Point

      Madhe ghat Waterfall from Sunset Point

    2. Want to experience the monsoon to its best? Want to enjoy monsoon traffic free and hassle free? Want get away from crowd and rowdy public who booze and dance vulgar at Public tourists places(Like Mulshi)…Want to escape your hi-fi gadgets for a day or two? If your answer is Yes to all above questions, then Nisargshala is the destination you must to be at. 
    3. What you should see ? Fort Torna, Rajgad, Singapur off-roading, Madhe Ghat, Rayling Plateau and Nisargshala Waterfall.
    4. How to reach ? Follow google navigation for “Nisargshala” and approximately in 2 to 2.5 hours you are there.
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