Monsoon Masti Around Pune
“The rain falls gently to the ground, cleaning all with a soothing sound; it feels so good upon my skin, freeing the little girl within” - Karla Dorman
Have these lines evoked the child in you waiting to celebrate the showers? Do you get nostalgic thinking about getting drenched in the rains? Aimlessly jumping in puddles? Sipping hot cup of tea and biting into piping hot bhajiyas? Enacting mushy Bollwood songs or simply sitting on an easy chair and listening to the pitter patter of rains?
If you do agree on all of these, then for sure you belong to the ranks of rain lovers. Rains come as a welcome break from the scorching sun and have been celebrated in songs, movies and literature from time immemorial.
It’s that time of the year to pack your bags and head straight to your favourite monsoon destinations. To load you off, here are some of the most happening pictorial destinations around Pune.
Kund Mala: The name ‘Kund Mala’ stands for a series of ponds. Situated at a distance of 35 Km from Pune near Talegaon, it’s relatively an unknown paradise. There are numerous ponds around the entire stretch which goes overflowing during the rains. This place is ideal during heavy rains and is a perfect place to have a good time with friends and family.
Malshej Ghat: This destination has been a popular choice of Punekars during the monsoon season. It’s a heavenly mountain pass located in the Western Ghats of Pune city. One of the beauties here are the many waterfalls in this hilly region.
Korigad: Located at an altitude of 3050 feet in the Lonavala region, Korigad is a five century old fort. About 20 km away from Lonavala, it’s a simple fort trek with lush green surroundings and exquisite beauty around. Peth-Shahpur or Ambyvalley is the base village of the fort and there lie many popular tourist sites nearby like the Korlaidevi and Ganesh temples besides several caves and a lake.
Mulshi Lake: A hot favourite among Punekars, it remains a picturesque destination around Pune all year round. The lake is located in the catchment area of Mulshi dam and is about 35 Kms from Pune. This area receives heavy rainfall and most of the region is covered with Sag, Teak, Oak and Mango trees. The stunning lake, the dam, forest region of Mulshi are the sights worth seeing and if you are lucky enough, then you can enjoy boating here as well. A campfire near the lake is the perfect setting for a romantic evening.
Panchgani: Panchgani derives its name from the five or 'panch' hills which surround it. At just 18 km away from Mahabaleshwar, it’s situated at an altitude of 1334 m. Panchgani along with Mahabaleshwar remain an undying allure that continues to attract hordes of tourists each year. This beauty was first discovered by the British and was turned into their summer retreat. On the one hand it has the majestic views of the Krishna River and on the other lies thickly canopied vegetation. Panchgani is the quintessential residential hill station with an old world charm.
However, when the need arises to have a pick among the hotels in Pune City to have a relaxed stay along with access to the entire stretch of Pune, Hotel Studio Estique Pune City Centre steals the deal. Occupying a top stop among Luxury Hotels in Pune, it’s a 3 star hotel in Pune with the latest amenities and deluxe setting. Accordingly, taking care of every traveler needs.
So pick up your backpack and head straight to Pune to get in touch with the breathtaking monsoons.
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