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Old 28th July 2007, 08:25   #1
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Any places to visit within 1 to 1.5 hours drive from Pune.
Which are good to visit this time of the year.

Any recommendations?
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There are tons of good places near Pune
The most popular place in monsoon is Lonavala which is less than 1 hr (traffic permitting).
If you are fond of trekking there are many forts around Pune at 1-2 hrs drive.
Some of them are
1. Sinhgad : Pithale Bhakri on top is to die for
2. Rajgad
3. Torna
4. Purandar
5. Tung
6. Tikona
7. Rajmachi
6. Lohgad
One more nice place that I would recommend is Shivthar ghal. Its on Varandha ghat which is on way from Pune to Mahad
Another popular destination is Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani.
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Panshet, 35 kms
Mulshi Lake, around 40 kms
Matheran, around 80 kms
Mahabaleswar, around 120 kms
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Panshet, 35 kms
Mulshi Lake, around 40 kms
Matheran, around 80 kms
Mahabaleswar, around 120 kms
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What the directions to get to Mulshi Lake & Panshet &
what exactly is worth seeing there.

BTW, I think Matheran is more like 120 kms from Pune.
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For Panshet, you take the Sinhagad road out of Pune - a lovely drive along the River (Mulshi?). Panshet has a dam (which broke in 1968 or so flooding Pune) and the landscape is nice. Don't know whether they will have water sports at this time of the year. Halfway to panshet, you can take a turn off to visit Sinhagad Fort from atop you can see some real green countryside at this time of the year.

Mulshi Lake - take the Paud Road out of Pune. Again, some beautiful countryside and a great-looking Lake. In case you are in for some more driving, you can take teh road from Mulshi to Lonavla via Amby Valley and INS Shivaji and return that way to Pune.

I think you are right about Matheran distance, I got it wrong: Pune-Lonavla-Khopoli-Chowk-Karjat-Neral-Matheran is teh route.
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For Panshet, you take the Sinhagad road out of Pune - a lovely drive along the River (Mulshi?).
Sorry for being stupid - but which is the Sinhagad road? i.e. how do I reach
it from say Parihar Chowk.

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Sinhagad Road - you go from Jangli Maharaj Road/Karve Road (Sivaji Nagar/Deccan), cross the Sambhaji Bridge, turn right immediately after crossing the bridge and reach the Parvati Hill junction - this is where the Sinhagad Road begins, turn right keeping the hill to your left. To your left will be Saras bagh. Keep going on this road all the way. Some 20-25 kms beyond, you will see one road going to Sinhagad Fort, the other keeps going to Panshet which is a dead end road.
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Sinhagad Road - you go from Jangli Maharaj Road/Karve Road (Sivaji Nagar/Deccan), cross the Sambhaji Bridge, turn right immediately after crossing the bridge and reach the Parvati Hill junction - this is where the Sinhagad Road begins, turn right keeping the hill to your left. To your left will be Saras bagh. Keep going on this road all the way. Some 20-25 kms beyond, you will see one road going to Sinhagad Fort, the other keeps going to Panshet which is a dead end road.
Thank you. Isn't there another way from where you take the Bombay
Pune expressway? i.e. where instead of turning right on to the highway,
if you take a left, won't that also take you to the NDA/Khadakvasla road
from where you can go to Sinhgad. Just asking.

Is Sinhgad/Sarasbag & Panshet accessible from this road?
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You can take the Mumbai Bangalore highway. Cross chandani chowk and go ahead on the highway till you cross second flyover. 1st one is for warje and 2nd one is for sinhgad. Take the road which goes below the second highway ( u will need to take a u turn). Go straight and you will get to sinhgad.
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Sinhagad Road - you go from Jangli Maharaj Road/Karve Road (Sivaji Nagar/Deccan), cross the Sambhaji Bridge, turn right immediately after crossing the bridge and reach the Parvati Hill junction - this is where the Sinhagad Road begins, turn right keeping the hill to your left. To your left will be Saras bagh. Keep going on this road all the way. Some 20-25 kms beyond, you will see one road going to Sinhagad Fort, the other keeps going to Panshet which is a dead end road.
Ok - I tried to go there on Saturday. First I visited Parvati Hills.
Then went through the very scenic route (past the lake etc) which
was decent - then I got onto to the Sinhgad Road which was possibly
the worst road, I have seen in my life. Very narrow small road, with
traffic going on both sides. Potholes from 6 inches to 1 feet deep &
covering 1/2 the width of the road & sometimes the full width. These
weren't occasional potholes but almost continous. I turned back after
covering a couple of kms on this road.
Is this road always so bad? Does it get repaired?
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Happily, whenever I have gone in that road (before and during monsoons), I found the road to be very good except for the high traffic till you get out of Pune city environs. I guess road conditions are unpredictable at this time of the year.
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Mulshi Lake - take the Paud Road out of Pune. Again, some beautiful countryside and a great-looking Lake. In case you are in for some more driving, you can take teh road from Mulshi to Lonavla via Amby Valley and INS Shivaji and return that way to Pune.
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I am near Khadki Station. I need to get to Mulshi Lake. How do I
take the above route? I have no idea how to get to Paud Road.
Are the roads all the way to Mulshi good? Also is there one spot to see in Mulshi or are there multiple places?

And from Mulshi to Lonavala via Ambi Valley & INS Shivaji - how many
kms & how good/bad are the roads? And once I get to Lonavala, i need to
take either the old highway or the expressway back to Pune, right?
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I am near Khadki Station. I need to get to Mulshi Lake. How do I
take the above route? I have no idea how to get to Paud Road.
Are the roads all the way to Mulshi good? Also is there one spot to see in Mulshi or are there multiple places?
Go towards Bremen Circle along Aundh Road. Turn Right at Bremen Circle and then turn left after the Fire Station on to DP Road. Turn left at Parihar Chowk. Turn left at Baner Phata and then turn right towards Abhimanshree Society. Turn right onto Pashan road. Turn left at Pashan circle. Continue to Chandini Chowk and at Chandini Chowk turn right after crossing the highway below - that road takes you to Mulshi. There are many spots along the backwaters where you can stop and enjoy the natural beauty. You can also go to Tamhini Village which has a small temple and a stream besides it. You can go trekking into the forest there.
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