36. Pune

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Celebrated as Maharashtra’s cultural capital, Pune houses a plethora of educational institutes, museums and hill forts. Besides being a cultural and educational hub, the city has ample attractions to satiate most visitors. Pune, with its glorious sightseeing attractions, pleasant weather, and a largely dynamic crowd of students and young professionals, proves wonderful for a vacation. The list of not to be missed attractions is infinite here but a couple of most interesting hot spots are the Pataleshwar Rock-cut temple and the Sinhagad Fort.  Best famous for its Osho slippers, Shrewsbury biscuits, and world-class educational institutes, the city of Pune is no less than a foodie’s paradise with an array of dining options to choose from.

37. Lonavala

Nestled in the lap of the Sahyadri Hills, Lonavala offers scenic views of the Deccan Plateau on one side and the Konkan coast on the other.
The hilly landscape makes it an ideal destination for adventure sports such as trekking, fishing, and camping. Rajmachi Point provides an unparalleled view of Shivaji’s fort and consists of a beautiful trek. Lonavala Lake is another place where you can enjoy a day amidst natural scenery. Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves, and Lohagad Fort are some of the highly recommended tourist spots. Once there, you can go further to Duke’s Nose, and also up till Ajanta and Ellora.
Places to stay : 17 best resorts in Lonavla

38. Kamshet

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Surrounded by panoramic views of paddy and sunflower fields fringed by hills all around, Kamshet is a back-to-nature weekend par excellence. Its history has been shaped by the hills here. Once known for breeding fierce freedom-loving Maratha warriors, they now play host to bands of fearless paragliding pilots and adventure lovers. Kamshet is just the place to have a paragliding weekend.

39. Mahabaleshwar

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A famous hill station in the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is one of the few remaining evergreen forests of India. Apart from a popular holiday destination and a sought-after honeymoon spot, Mahabaleshwar is also an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Surrounded by soaring peaks and picturesque valleys,  is truly heaven on earth.  A perfect trekking destination, it takes days to completely unravel the various mysteries of this hill station. The famous Panchaganga Temple in Old Mahabaleshwar  is an important pilgrimage site, said to be the origin of River Krishna and four other rivers. The Mahabaleshwar  Temple is famous for the swayambhu lingam of Lord Shiva. Needle Hole Point, Arthur’s Seat, Sunrise Point, Kate’s Point, 3 Monkey Point and Venna Lake are some of the popular attractions here.

40. Kolad

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Amidst lush green grass and swift waters, this is an adventure island that will make you feel like a character straight out of Jungle Book. Adventure sports and fun games along the riverside will keep you occupied all through the day. To put it simply, Kolad is serene and picturesque. This is a scene most of you drew as kids, and well, it seems to be borrowed from Kolad. Here, the most striking feature is the fast paced Kundalika River that makes it a popular spot for adventure games. Kayaking, camping, trekking, river crossing – pick what you like and let loose the adventurer in you.
Places to stay : 13 best Kolad resorts
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