If you love to drive and are looking for long drive places for a road trip over the weekend from Pune, you have been lucky. We have come up with a list of places that are great for a long drive from Pune. Pune is blessed with majestic Sahyadris on one side and a beautiful plateau on the other; give plenty of options from beaches to hills and lakes.

Long drive places near Pune

  1. Pune to Lonavala & Khandala

Lonavala and Khandala twin hill towns near Pune is bestowed with majestic mountain ranges of Sahyadri’s, cascading waterfalls and narrow streams cutting through the edges, tranquil lakes, ancient forts, and enchanting caves. It has some breath-taking views of the Western Ghats. The best time to visit is debatable since the weather here is impeccably pleasant all throughout the year.

Distance from Pune 70 km

  1. Pune to Mahabaleshwar

Pune to Mahabaleshwar is one of the beautiful drives. It is at a distance up to 125 km from Pune, Mahabaleshwar and driving hers is one of the favourite drives to every Punekar. One of the prettiest hill stations often referred to as ‘Queen of Hill stations’ in Maharashtra. This hill town nestled in the Western Ghats has some spectacular views, a lush green forest, waterfalls, lofty peaks, splendid cascades, and a serene lake. Mahabaleshwar boasts of its cool breeze all the time and awestruck valley views.

Distance from Pune: 125 km

  1. Pune to Panchgani

Panchgani comes one the way to Mahabaleshwar. This quaint hill station is, famous for its splendid sunrise and serene sunset points. Owning to its name, this town is surrounded by five hills has some exotic locations, Parsi houses, boarding schools, and British structures.

Distance from Pune: 100 km

  1. Pune to Matheran

Matheran looks fascinatingly like a patch under the foothills of Sahyadri ranges. Being one of the popular hill stations amongst the tourists, for obvious reason, Matheran has banned vehicles to enter the town making it an eco-friendly hill town.  It is one of the few places you get to breathe in a pollution-free air and feel a cold breeze on the face.

Distance from Pune: 120 km

  1. Pune to Kolad via Paud road

Kolad situated on the banks of River Kundalika is popular for its whitewater rafting. Are you looking for some adventure? Kolad is a perfect destination as it has dream-like waters for the rafters, zip line, river crossing, kayaking, canoeing, waterfall rappelling are some of the activities that adventure seekers go for.

Distance from Pune: 110 km

  1. Pune to Bhandardara

Driving from Pune to Bhandardara is a very beautiful experience, where you would be driving through some remote villages that are untouched and pristine. Bhandardara situated on the banks of river Pravara provides a driving pleasure when you cross paddy and cotton field. It has some amazing waterfalls during Monsoon and picturesque surrounding. We insist you on driving to Bhandardara.

Distance from Pune 170 km

  1. Pune to Mulshi

If you are looking for a visit away from the city, drive to Mulshi dam is the perfect place for you. Although it is less explored compared to Lonavala, Mulshi offers a breath-taking view of valleys and hills. One can drive along Mulshi- Paud road to the Mulshi dam, sit and sip some chai before heading back to Pune.

Distance from Pune 50 km

  1. Pune to Lavasa

Lavasa is a newly built private city is surrounded by lush greenery, very close to the city.  If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway with a comfortable and luxurious campsite, and excellent accommodation facilities Lavasa is the place for you.

Distance from Pune 60 km

  1. Pune to Alibaug

This coastal hamlet is a very popular weekend getaway for the people from Mumbai and Pune. Famed for its beach bungalows, medieval forts, Alibaug has some beautiful beaches in Maharashtra.

Distance from Pune 150 km

  1. Pune – Kamshet

A picturesque drive through small villages, Kamshet is a small hamlet recently gaining popularity amongst adventure lovers. You can drive to Pawna Lake and camp near the lake. Camping near Pawna Lake is one of a kind experience.

Distance from Pune 60 km