Monsoon Road Trips from Pune

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1st Jul 2014

Tamhini Ghat

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Varandha Ghat

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U Turn at Bhor Ghat

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Varandha Ghat

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Mahabaleshwar

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Malshej Ghat

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Malshej Ghat Tunnel

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Mandardevi Route

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Wai Temple

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Baramotichi Vihir

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Lohagad Fort

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Lohagad Fort

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Diveagar Beach

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Diveagar Beach

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Bhuleshwar Temple

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Ramdara Temple

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Tamhini – Varandha
Why? waterfalls of all sizes
Roads? Lot of potholes & narrow sections
Distance? ~ 300 kms
Side Trips. Shivthargal, many dams
Start early in the day, stop at Quick Bites for breakfast. As you climb Varandha and take that one U-turn to the right to face the entire mountain range before you, it would be a sight to behold.

Tamhini – Varandha
Why? waterfalls of all sizes
Roads? Lot of potholes & narrow sections
Distance? ~ 300 kms
Side Trips. Shivthargal, many dams
Start early in the day, stop at Quick Bites for breakfast. As you climb Varandha and take that one U-turn to the right to face the entire mountain range before you, it would be a sight to behold.

Malshej Ghat
Why? Wild !!
Roads? Good for 90% of the route
Distance? ~ 280 kms, but very comfortable
Side Trips.
Shivneri Fort, Ashtavinayak temples Lenyadri Caves & Ozar
Seems long but on the highway so a comfortable day trip. If you leave early, combine with the places above. See this video to tempt yourself!

Mandardevi – Wai – Bara moti chi
Why? Beautiful ghat road, famous temple & probably the only step-well in MH.
Roads? Good
Lot of food options on the highway.
Ask for directions inside Limb for Bara Moti Chi Vihir.
Pose like Shah Rukh Khan at Menvali Temple.

Lohagad Fort Circuit
Why? An easy but beautiful fort climb, rural greenery all the way, express return!
Roads? Average (other than E-way)
Distance? ~ 150 kms, return on E-way
Side Trips.
Hadshi Temple, Tikona Fort, Pavana Dam, Dudhiware Khind, View of Tung Fort, Lohagad Trek

Diveagar - Harihareshwar
Why? Beaches & the monsoon make for a dangerous yet beautiful combination
Roads? Good-Average (across the ghats)
Distance? ~ 400 kms (with an overnight stay at Diveagar)
Side Trips. Diveagar beach in the morning/evening, Tasty Konkan Cuisine, Suvarna Ganapati, Harihareshwar Temple Pradakshina ( closed during main monsoon), the awesome coastal road between Diveagar & Harihareshwar.

Temple road trip on Solapur Road
Why? Old temples with lot of historical & mythological trivia. Bhuleshwar, Ramdara & Theur Ganpati Temple
Roads? Good
Distance? ~ 100 kms

Relevant Links:

http://www.placesnearpune.com/2010/05/drive-to-tamhini-ghat-during-the-monsoon/

http://www.placesnearpune.com/2011/08/drive-through-varandha-ghat/

http://www.placesnearpune.com/2013/05/mapro-garden-in-Panchgani/

http://www.placesnearpune.com/2013/06/arthurs-seat-view-point-Mahabaleshwar/

http://www.placesnearpune.com/2012/07/krishnabai-panchganga-temple-mahabaleshwar/

Malshej Ghat Video --> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=549731025092323&l=722647112877876295

http://www.placesnearpune.com/2012/06/stepwell-baramotichi-vihir-limb-Satara/

http://www.placesnearpune.com/2009/08/picturesque-wai-village-near-panchgani-and-mahabaleshwar/

http://www.placesnearpune.com/2013/08/lohagad-fort-in-heavy-rain/

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