Places near to Pune that you can visit in less than 5 hours-
Alandi– It is basically a small town which is just a few kilometres away from Pune. It is a religious place which is quite famous for Jalaram Temple. You can even rent a car or book a cab since if you desire to continue your journey further to Shirdi. It has the samadhi of Saint Dnyaneshwar. The ghat behind the samadhi temple facing River Indrayani is marvellous and tremendously beautiful.
Distance: 21 km via Alandi Road
Sinhagad Fort– It is a nice place near Pune, and is quite good for a day’s outing.The best time to visit the fort is during rainy season. During rainy season, you can enjoy trekking which is the best and you can seriously have loads of fun. Also, you catch a glimpse of the entire city of Pune from here at night and it’s awesome.
Distance: 27.8 km via Narveer Tanaji Malusare Road/Sinhagad Road and Sinhagad Ghat Road
Panshet Dam– You will surely enjoy the drive to Panshet Dam when you’re with your family or friends. It is a great place to spend your evenings watching the sunset.Water Sports including water scooters, speed boats kayaking, swimming, and wind surfing are possible at water park near Panshet.
Distance: 40 km via Narveer Tanaji Malusare Road or Sinhagad Road
Lavasa– It is recommended to take a two wheeler along and it will be more adventurous to explore Lavasa. The road to the city is extremely good, but the situation at ground zero is slightly different. One can drive to nearby Ramnagar for a magnificient valley and amazing forest view. There are number of tiny gardens built on the sides of the winding road, where ultimate views of the city and the valley can be seen.
Distance: 60 km via SH 57
Mulshi Road– If you want to go for a picnic with the family or a day out with friends, this is the place to visit in the monsoons. During monsoons, the area is lush green and you can sit by the lake and enjoy the view. There are a few shops in the area where you can have a light lunch or buy cold drinks, chips, cigarettes etc. Overall, a good place to go for a day trip. Mulshi is a vast expanse of water body surrounded by hill and a favorite spots for bird watchers, nature admirers and photographers.
Distance: 50 km via Mulshi Road
Kamshet– This place is famous for paragliding activities and for an adventurous weekend. But the Vadivali Lake also offers a great opportunity to have a relaxed, chilled out weekend from Pune and Mumbai.
Source: 47 km via NH 4
Lonavala– This place is merely 50 km away from Pune, It is great place to visit on weekends. One can easily hop this place for a mini vacation. Food served in this place is awesome. It’s a must visit place for people of any age group. Bhushi Dam, Tiger Point are the favourite tourist spot to visit in Lonavala. You can enjoy the mist, fog, rains and of course the chikkis. During monsoon, you should try skipping the crowded dam and instead head to Tiger Point.
Distance: 66 via Mumbai-Pune Expressway
Rajmachi– Fort Rajmachi is a unique historical fort located in this place which is at a distance of about 15 km from Lonavala and about an hour’s drive from Pune. Though it is a trekker’s paradise, one can reach the fort by either hiring a cab or renting SUVcar. The jeepable track in dry season only, however in rainy season from June to October it is very slushy and very rough. Homely food is easily available on the Camping Site of Rajmachi Rural Aid and Development Programme.
Distance: 78 km via Mumbai-Pune Expressway