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Places Around Pune

BANESHWAR is just 35 Kms from Pune city. Baneshwar is one of the important tourism attractions around Pune city which can be enjoyed as a picnic spot. We can see an old and beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

LONAVALA Hill Station is well known attraction near Pune is Lonawala hill station. Lonavala is also called as 'Jewel of the Sahyadris'. We can see a lot of valleys, hills, milky water falls, greenery and pleasant cool atmosphere. Definitely any tourist visiting Pune must visit Lonavala hill station. Lonavala is a must place to see near Pune city.

KHANDALA is a small but beautiful hill station near Pune. The Khandala town provides a magnificient view of the green hilly surroundings. If you are tired of the day to day work in the city environment, Khandala is the best hill resort to visit near Pune and relax at this place.

The BEDSE CAVES are less crowded and worth visiting by a tourist visiting Pune. Most of the tourists know about Karla-Bhaja caves but most of the tourists do not know about the Bedse Caves. The Bedse caves are located in the village of Bedse. These caves are facing east, so it is advisable to visit these caves in the early morning hours because the beauty of the carvings in the caves is doubled in the sun light.

BHIMASHANKAR is 115 Kms away from Pune in the Ghat region of Sahyadri hills. Bhimasankar temple is located in the village of Bhorgiri which is 50 Kms north west of Khed, near Pune. This place is also the source of Bhima River which flows south east and merges with the Krishna River near Raichur in Karnataka. We can see the beautiful temple of Lord Shiva at Bhimasankar.This place is a paradise for nature lovers, trekkers, jungle lovers. The best season to visit Bhimashankar is in Monsoon and Winter.

RAIGAD FORT is located at Raigad district of Maharashtra, and is at a distance of 125 Kms from Pune city. The Raigad Fort served as the capital of Chatrapathi Shivaji in the year 1674. The main structures in this fort are Queen's Quarters, Public Darbar, Watch towers, and the Darwazas which are almost damaged today. One of the main attractions of the Raigad Fort is a magnificent statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, sited opposite the ruins of the main market avenue. The samadhi (tomb) of Shivaji and his dog Waghya is situated near the avenue only.

The SINHAGAD is just 25 Kms away from Pune City. Sinhagad is a favourite and one of the attractions of Pune people. Sinhagad is famous for trekkers especially for Katraj to Sinhagad trek. Sinhagad is 700 mtrs. above the sea level but we can even reach this place by vehicle also.

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