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Road trips in Rains near Pune

Deepti Beke
Written by Deepti Beke
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‘Suhana Safar aur ye Mausam Hasin!’  The weather is awesome! Rains have turned every nook and corner into a beauty! And with rains comes the plan to roam around to play in waterfalls and rains. With a few long weekends round the corner, you must know a few places where you can plan road trips to get the beauty of rains!

We bring to you the places where you can go on a long weekend and enjoy the rains. So get the road trip started!!


Goa in rains is a treat for all those who want a Do-Nothing kind of holiday. The beautiful roads, the waterfalls on the way at Amboli can be a complete treat. You can plan a stay at Amboli and then head to Goa. You can take a stop at Kolhapur and binge on the Misal or tambda rassa-pandhra rassa. It takes around 8 hours to reach Goa from Pune. Book hotels at cheap rates as it is the so called “off-season” in Goa. You can spend time resting in your hotel enjoying the rains or do offbeat Goa by exploring the quaint villages in Goa or taking the heritage tour! The Dudhsagar fall turns magnanimous in rains and is a perfect travel activity to include in your road trip!

Pune-Amba ghat:

If you are looking for a different kind of holiday, head to Amba ghat. The place provides a completely unique experience. Have you ever traveled on Jeep tops? No, you say?! Then get this unique travel experience here! The hotel stay comes with a package. You get to visit a dam, sunset point and get a unique experience of hiking at Pavankhind! Climb down the khind to witness the great history of Baji Prabhu Deshpande! This is an experience in itself! Also enjoy the misty weather, clouds and waterfalls during your road trip to Amba ghat.


Bhandardhara is a heaven for nature lovers. Go to Kokan kada and see the heaven step down on Earth. Kokankada is the place where Konkan starts. The well-known attraction here is the Randha fall which featured in the Hindi movie “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”. There is another fall -The Umbrella fall which basically is the water released from the gates of the dam falling on the rocks below which gives it a beautiful umbrella shape and is really huge. If you are a trekker, then go hiking to Ratangad or head to the highest peak of the Sahyadri range- Kalsubai. The roads are so beautiful in Bhandardhara and there are small waterfalls everywhere. You can just stop at any place and enjoy the weather.

Pune- Saputara:

Saputara is Gujarat’s only hill station has a beeline of tourists in the rains. The hilly terrain at the hill station gets covered in milky white clouds in the rains. The main attraction of Saputara is the Saputara Lake which has wide variety of stalls and boating activities. The cable car ride in Saputara is not to be missed which takes you to the sunset point and has a panoramic view of the Saputara Lake from the top. The waterfalls are the major attraction here. The Gira waterfalls which are at around 50kms from Saputara are the major attraction here.


So where are you planning to go on the long weekend?

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Deepti Beke

Deepti Beke

A software engineer by profession and a traveller by heart,that is what describes me the best.If given a chance I would gladly like to live out of suitcase. I plan trips whenever I am happy, whenever I am sad, whenever I am short everytime :-)
​Reading and writing are my other passions and a perfect day for me would be a day spent with a coffee and a book!
My favourite book is The Secret and I am a strong believer in law of attraction and it has always worked for me!

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