5 Hill Stations Near Pune You Need To Visit If You’re Missing Himachal

hill stations near Pune
by Sushmita Mahanta
by Sushmita Mahanta 294

Taking a break from the monotonous life is a necessity. And if you are anywhere near Pune, then there are numerous hill stations you can choose from to revive and relax. So here we are with a curated list of 5 hill stations near Pune that you need to visit if you are missing Himachal. Well, visiting Himachal isn’t always possible, given your daily work life. But some of the hill stations near Pune are truly gorgeous and will offer you a total Himachal feel. Read on to find out!

Lavasa

Amidst the lush green mountains of the Western Ghats, Lavasa is your way to paradise and is just 58km from Pune. Lavasa is known as India’s newest hill station with the Lavasa Corporation handling the construction of the private city. It’s a beautiful project, stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino. Stretching across 7 hills and covering an area of almost 25000 acres, Lavasa is a perfect melange of beauty and infrastructure and one of the best hill stations near Pune to satisfy your Himachal craving!

Igatpuri

Igatpuri is around 248 km from Pune and a great hill station retreat. In fact, this one is one of the perfect hill stations near Pune for a quick weekend getaway away from the hassles of the city. You can also turn a little adventurous here and go mountain climbing on Kalsubai Peak or hiking to Ratangad Fort. And if you just want to relax, you have the lush green western ghats to wake up to every morning!

 

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Lonavala

Situated amidst the Sahyadri Ranges that separate the West Coast and the Deccan Plateau, Lonavala is among the most frequented hill stations in the Pune district. In fact, the list of most amazing hill stations near Pune is incomplete without the mention of Lonavala. While in the town, remember to visit Lonavala Lake, Tiger’s Leap, Bhushi Dam, Lohagad Fort, Rajmachi Point, and Della Adventure Park.

 

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Khandala

If you have visited Lonavala already then this time you should go to Khandala. This hill station near Pune is located around 3 km from Lonavala. Also, did you know that Khandala and Lonavala are named ‘Twin Hill Stations’? Yes. The two hill stations have a lot in common, and most, who visit one of these, visit both. Also, for those who want to enjoy a panoramic view of Khandala, go hiking to Duke’s Nose!

 

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Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is located around 4440 meters above sea level, in the Satara district of Maharashtra and is one of the most popular hill stations near Pune. Mahabaleshwar contributes around 85 percent of the total strawberries produced in India so if you are a fan of strawberries, you will totally love this hill station near Pune. Also, we recommend you plan a trip to Mahabaleshwar during the famous Strawberry Festival that’s held every year during the Spring season.

 

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Also read: 5 Hill Stations Near Bengaluru That Will Give You Himachal Feels

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