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Places Near Pune

The places near Pune city are Bhatgar Dam, 40 kms from Pune this is one of the highest river dam walls in India, built on the river Velvandi and makes for a good day outing.

Visit Karla and Bhaja Caves that are about 50-60 km away from Pune, and situated amongst lush green mountains. These rock-cut Buddhist caves consisting of several viharas and chaityas date back to the 1st and 2nd centuries BC.

Adventure enthusiasts can visit Lohaad and Visapur, 52 km away from Pune these are majestic forts built by Shivaji in the 18th century. The forts stand sentinel atop an impressive hill separated by a one km-long ridge and are excellent sites for trekking.

Shivneri Fort is 94 kms away from Pune and main claim to fame is that this was the birthplace of the great maratha warrior Shivaji.

Mahabaleshwar (1372m) is only 120 km away. This was the summer capital of the Bombay Presidency during the days of the British Raj and some traces of that period remain. You’ll welcome the cool respite from the fast paced city life, and enjoy the pleasant walks, boating on the beautiful Venna Lake and the stunning views from its many viewpoints.


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