List of best weekend getaways from Dhanori

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Dhanori, a locality in Pune has been experiencing rapid residential and industrial development. Excellent connectivity proximity to IT hubs and green surroundings make it a sought after residential destination.

Let us explore a few weekend getaways from Dhanori.

Lavasa

It is a sought after place for adventure junkies and water sport enthusiasts It is situated between Pune and Mumbai amidst Shayadari Mountains.

lavasa

Distance from Pune: 57 km
Time to reach Lavasa from Pune – about an hour and a half.

This privately planned hilly city is around the shores of Warasgaon Lake. It is a group of seven hills. In the lap of nature, Lavasa has a serene, environment and enchanting landscapes.

At Lavasa, you can try water sports like cruise boats, Jet Ski, kayaking, bumper boats; other adventure activities like trekking, rappelling, rock climbing, camping, mountaineering, valley crossing, paintball, treasure hunting, backpacking campaign etc. This is one of the closest weekend getaways from Dhanori for adventure sports.

Kamshet

Kamshet, a small hilly area located along the Mumbai-Pune highway is famous for its scenic beauty, hills and hill stations. It is close by to Khandala and Lonavala, the twin hills. Kamshet has spectacular paddy and sunflower fields.

The main tourist attraction here is paragliding. Tourists fly at a height of 175 and get a mesmerizing view of the green bed and the Pawna Lake.

Shelar and Kondeshwar cliffs near Kamshet are the prominent para-gliding spots.

kamshet paragliding

Apart from para-gliding, it is also famous for the Buddhist caves which have sculptures of Lord Buddha. Karla Caves, Bedsa caves, Bhaja caves and Kondeshwar temple are the best places to visit. Monsoon is the best time to visit Kamshet.

Lonavala

This is one of the most loved and visited hill station near Dhanori. Lush greenery forts, caves, temples, lakes, gardens, Lonavala has it all. Set in the midst of charming landscapes amongst mountains and waterfalls, the views are extremely captivating. This is one of the most sought after weekend getaways from Dhanori.

Lonavala

If you’re short on time and budget, you can also make day trips to nearby places such as:

  • Bhuleshwar Temple
  • Lohagad Fort
  • Rajgad Fort
  • Tikona Fort
  • Vadhu and Tulapur: These places are a vital part of Maratha history.
  • Sangameshwara temple
  • River Bhima
  • Gandhi National Memorial/ Aga Khan Palace
  • Osho Ashram
  • Shanivar Wada
  • Bund Garden
  • Pataleshwar temple
  • Parvathi Hills
  • Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
  • Bhatgar Dam
  • Vishrambaug Wada