popular tourist weekends destinations in Pune within 50 KM

  • Alibaug
  • Bandardara
  • Bhaja Caves
  • Bhuleshwar Temple
  • Chokhi Dhani
  • Dapoli
  • Dhom Dam
  • Diveaghar
  • Duke Snose
  • Duke’s Nose / Nagphani
  • Durshet
  • Harihareshwar
  • Harishchandragarh
  • Jadhav Garh Fort
  • Jejuri
  • Junnar Caves
  • Kamalgad Trek
  • Kamshet
  • Karla Caves
  • Kashid
  • Khadakwasla
  • Khandala
  • Korigad Fort
  • Kundalika
  • Kune Falls
  • Lavasa
  • Lohagad Fort
  • Lonavala
  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Malshej Ghat
  • Matheran
  • Moreshwar Temple
  • Mulshi Dam
  • Neelkantheswar
  • Panchgani
  • Panhala
  • Panshet Dam
  • Pashan Lake
  • Pratapgad
  • Rajgad Fort
  • Rajmachi Fort
  • Shaniwarwada
  • Shivneri Fort
  • Sinhagad Fort
  • Srivardhan
  • Tamini Ghat
  • Tikona Fort
  • Tung Fort
  • Tungarli
  • Vikatgad
  • Visapur Fort

Where to rent a bike in pondicherry?

Availing bike on daily rent is pondicherry. After availing bike, you need to fill your own petrol as give you petrol only to reach nearest petrol pump. They will ask one of the Govt ID card for temporary keeping purpose. Some of them will ask 500+ as a advance as well. Its depends. Always try to take bike and share the id card from established shops as you can trust them. Usually the charges is as follows

  1. Off Seasons & Weekdays – INR 200/Day.
  2. Wekkends – INR 250/Day
  3. Hot Season and Holidays time – INR 300/Day

Some of the shops where you can find a bike in pondicherry on rest are as follows;

  1. MMK Bike – 9345412123 or 9585812123
  2. Vijay Arya – 9600334488 or 9345425099.
  3. Ambal twowheelers rent – 91599 78080

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Scuba Diving Trip at Netrani Island, Murudeshwar

Scuba Diving Trip at Netrani Island, Murudeshwar

 

If you have ever dreamed to explore another Universe beneath the ocean, we can help you fulfil this dream very much in Karnataka during our Weekend trip on 1st – 2nd December 2018.

Even non-swimmers can enjoy this experience provided you are comfortable with water. Check more details of our Scuba Diving Trip starting from Bangalore and Book your seat. We have limited seats for this trip.

The Introductory Scuba Diving Experience at Netrani Island is a one day program designed for people wanting to try their first Scuba Diving experience at Netrani Island.

Swimming skill is desirable but NOT essential for this program, and anyone over the age of 10 can participate as long as they are not afraid of being in water. As long as your are reasonably fit, you can go diving. Before you sign up, please click here to download the medical statement. Please go through this form to quickly check that you have no medical conditions that would make it unsafe for you to go scuba diving. Print, fill out and sign the statement and bring it along with you when you come to Murudeshwar.

Your day starts with a short briefing explaining the principles of diving and your equipment, followed by a boat ride to the island ( about an hour and 20 mins). At the dive site, you will learn some basic skills and get comfortable with the dive gear in shallow water. Once your skills are done, you will go for your dive. The dive instructor is with you during the dive, holding on to your tank, so you are always under close, direct supervision of a dive professional. You are NEVER alone underwater.

The dives can be up to than 12 m deep, though usually between 6 -10 m. The dive time is 30-40 mins, it could be more or less depending on how you breathe and your comfort level. We start at 7:30 am and finish by around 4:30 pm.

Other Attractions of the trip
Lord Shiva Temple
The first sight that catches your eye as you enter this peaceful and scenic seaside town is the majestic statue of Lord Shiva blessing you perched atop a small hillock overlooking the Arabian Sea. Though there are a plethora of things to do in Murudeshwar, the spiritual town’s biggest draws are the revered Murudeshwar temple and the heart-shaped Netrani island offering excellent scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities.

Bhatkal Light House
Bhatkal Light House, situated beside the ruins of a fort in Bhatkal, was constructed in 1891. Head here to experience a breathtaking glimpse of the sea. It was a stone masonry column with a double wick lamp placed inside the lantern. Later a flashing light was installed on a white masonry tower in 1936. The tower also had a storm warning signal mast attached to it.On 21st March 1998, metal halide lamp replaced the main source of light from this lighthouse.The light house is another tourist attraction in this town.

Chunnambar Boat House near Paradise Beach in Pondicherry

Chunnambar Boat House near Paradise Beach in Pondicherry

Chunambar is a quaint located along Cuddalore Main Road, around 8 km from Pondicherry. This serene town is visited by tourists for its beach, which is known as Paradise Beach, situated near the mouth of the backwater. With pristine sand and crystallized water, it is a perfect place for one to spend a day out playing water sports and bathing in the sun. A short cruise is also organized for the visitors which gives them a fantastic overall view of the serene beauty of the waters. They offer a boat ride to and frm to visit Paradise Beach at Rs. 300/- per person which is worth only Rs. 100/- Would recommend to visit only morning hours or evening hours after 4 as its too hot to visit the beach between 12 to 4 PM.

Each mobile should have copy of this ebook – First Aid Guide

Each mobile should have copy of this ebook – First Aid Guide

Download the ebooks PDF on “First Aid Guide”

  • Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Antibiotics
  • Bites
  • Blisters
  • Breathing Problems
  • Broken Bones
  • Broken Bones – Infants
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Cold Injuries
  • Common Cold
  • Concussions
  • Corns and Calluses
  • CPR
  • Dental
  • Diabetic
  • Download
  • Drug Overdose
  • Eye Injuries
  • Fainting
  • Family Disaster Kit
  • Fevers
  • Headaches
  • Heat Illness
  • Hydrocolloids
  • Hypothermia
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza
  • Insect Bites
  • Lice
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Lost in the woods
  • Medicine Safety
  • Meningitis
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Near Drowning
  • Nosebleeds
  • ORS INGREDIENTS
  • Rib Injuries
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Skin Closure Strips
  • Sprains
  • Tick Bites
  • Viral Vs. Bacterial Infections
  • Cuts & Wounds

Each mobile should have copy of this ebook – First Aid Guide

Each mobile should have copy of this ebook – First Aid Guide

Download the ebooks PDF on “First Aid Guide”

  • Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Antibiotics
  • Bites
  • Blisters
  • Breathing Problems
  • Broken Bones
  • Broken Bones – Infants
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Cold Injuries
  • Common Cold
  • Concussions
  • Corns and Calluses
  • CPR
  • Dental
  • Diabetic
  • Download
  • Drug Overdose
  • Eye Injuries
  • Fainting
  • Family Disaster Kit
  • Fevers
  • Headaches
  • Heat Illness
  • Hydrocolloids
  • Hypothermia
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza
  • Insect Bites
  • Lice
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Lost in the woods
  • Medicine Safety
  • Meningitis
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Near Drowning
  • Nosebleeds
  • ORS INGREDIENTS
  • Rib Injuries
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Skin Closure Strips
  • Sprains
  • Tick Bites
  • Viral Vs. Bacterial Infections
  • Cuts & Wounds

Tamhini Ghat, Weekend Destination, 40km from Pune, Maharashtra

Tamhini Ghat is 60 km from Pune. This place is just awesome. You will witness true beauty of Nature in Tamhini. There are many waterfalls along the road. Best time to visit in monsoon

Tamhini Ghat and Mulshi Lake must be in your list of monsoon weekend visits. Along with the awestruck weather, these places have mesmerizing waterfalls on their way, and roadside eateries (corn, pakodas, maggi, tea) are just cherry on the cake – you just can’t resist to have them. Although bikes are easy to ride and avoid jams on the way (at the ghat, lakeside, near waterfalls), if you’re a couple (and not a biking enthusiast), I’d suggest going by a car would be more comfortable because you “might” always find some nuisance creating people at such places. Also car would usually be less tiring in heavy rains, and it’s very common to see such rains in here.

Tamhini Ghats is close to 180 Km from Mumbai (lesser known as against Mulshi ghats). The place is a heaven during rainy season and has some breath-taking views and waterfalls.

Don’t forget to cover the valley. its almost 10 kms from the 3rd waterfall. take a right and travel for 4 kms. You will get to see beautiful and picturesque valley which will make you say just WOW !!

Best Time to Visit – In monsoons it’s scenic with its greenery and waterfalls. In winters also, the presence is supreme.

Best Way to Reach – Car or Bike

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Ghoradeshwar Hills & Cave,Near Dehu, Maharashtra

Ghoradeshwar is close to Pune city near NH4 highway connecting to Mumbai. It is situated near old Mumbai-Pune highway. It has ancient Lord Shiva temple & caves which were carved out of single rock. Once you reach inside these caves they looks quite similar to Pataleshawar caves, Shivajinagar.

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We visited on Saturday morning to explore the Ghoradeshwar. It took us 25-30 minutes to reach the hilltop with 4-5 halts. Nice & clean hiking track with two passages of staircase also. Amazing view of city & surrounded places from the track & hilltop. We have old Shiv temple followed by Saint Tukaram temple in the vicinity. Temple seems to be very old. Partially maintained. standing at the back side gives you the cricket stadium view as well.

In monsoon season and the beauty of the mountains and caves is awesome. The trek is easy for a healthy person. You approach the mountains through the woods which is a good experience.

If you ascend from the MCA stadium side you need to walk to the other side and decent for about 20 mts. to access the cave, but the caves are worth the extra mile.

Overall, we completed it in an hour & returned back to Pune. Need to carry your own water bottle & snack as there is only 1 food outlet at the foothill which opens at 7:30 AM.

How to reach using Local Bus?
From Nigdi bus depo, by road it takes 20 to 30 minutes to reach till Shankarwadi the place name at the foothills of Ghoradeshwar temple.
I took PMPML day pass for Rs. 70/-. Travelled from Pune to Nigdi.
From Nigdi took bus no. 305 Wadgaon Maval & got down at Shankarwadi bus stop i.e. foot hill of Ghoradeshwar temple.

How to reach using Train?
The other route is by local train to reach upto Begedewadi railway station. Then it will take 15 minutes walk upto foothills of Ghoradeshwar temple.

On reaching temple location, you will see:

  1. Right side road with hand railings. It leads to main Lord Shiva temple & caves at a very short distance
  2. Left side road. It leads to Vithal Rukmini temple at a very short distance
  3. Center road leads to top of hill leading sequence wise to:
  4. 1 more Lord Shiva temple located above the main Lord Shiva temple Visitors are unaware of it.
  5. Maharaj’s Mattha (A house like shade) Ignore it, nothing to see. A family was staying in it.
  6. Topmost point of hill – Provide good panoramic views all around including a nice view of Gahunje Stadium from top.
    One can watch a cricket match with a high quality binocular from top.

Ghoradeshwar temple has become a week end picnic spot.
Worth visiting, if nothing is planned on week end as roads are having less traffic on Saturday & Sunday being off day for many industries or companies.

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Bhaja Caves -Pune – Near Lonavala – Maharashtra – Photo Gallery – Feb – 2018

Bhaja Caves -Pune – Near Lonavala – Maharashtra – Photo Gallery – Feb – 2018

Bhaja Caves or Bhaje caves is a group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BC located in Pune district, near Lonavala, Maharashtra

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Bhaja Caves trip Vlog from Holiday Landmarker

Bhaja Caves trip Vlog from Holiday Landmarker

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