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Pune got its first showers and its time you gear up for some monsoon bike trips

1. Pune to Bhimashankar


Attractions:

  • Sahayadri Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is a paradise for wild life lovers. The sanctuary provides shelter to various species of animals and birds including a Jumbo size Indian squirral. 

  • Sahayadri Trekking

Bhimashankar is a sought-after destination for trek lovers. Sahyadri Trekking features furrowed shape and stony mountains. Additionally, vast lakes, broad forest and historic hill fortresses are also major attractions of the trek.

2. Pune to Malsej


Attractions:

  • Malsej falls

Rain, mist, fog and the cascading water falls amidst of woody forest together form the refreshing and fascinating Malshej falls. A perfect destination for the monsoon nature lovers

  • Harishchandragad Fort Trek

The monument dates back to the 6th century and finds home at an altitude of 1424 meters and more often than not, given its altitude finds itself marked on a number of trekking trails in and around the area.

3. Pune to Tamhini


The Tamhini Ghat is a mountain passage located between Mulshi and Tamhini villages nestled in the Sahyadri Range. Stretching for almost 15KM, it gives way for spectacular waterfalls and scenic points all along the way. At 60km from Pune, Tamhini Ghat is pure heaven during the monsoons. 

4. Pune to Bhandardara

Attractions:

  • The Wilson Dam

The Wilson Dam, built on Pravara river in 1910 is the largest earthen dam in India which speaks of the engineering excellence of those days. The base of the dam has a garden that boasts of thick greenery, huge trees and little streams.

  • Arthur Lake

Surrounded by the lush mountains of Sahyadri ranges, Arthur lake is a quaint little pool that gets its water from the Pravara river. It is a serene place to unwind and soak in the natural beauty.

  • Umbrella falls

The Umbrella Falls are the falls formed under the Wilson Dam and the force by which the water falls on the naturally placed rocks that gives an impression of an umbrella.

5. Pune to Kaas Plateau


Attractions:

  • Blooming Flowers


Known as Kaas pathar, it is a dreamy eye scene to watch the blooming colourful 850 variety of flowers spread across enormous area every monsoon

  • Kaas Lake

Kaas lake is on the south of the Kaas Plateau and is surrounded by dense forest. It lies between Sajjangad fort and the Kanher Dam. 
So pack your bagpacks, fill in your tanks and gear up for some exotic rides this monsoon.

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