6 Exciting Picnic Spots Near Pune

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Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra, is often referred to as the “Oxford of the East.” The city has various educational institutions with a strong student population and is flooded with many IT companies.

There are many picnic spots in and around the city, which gives you excellent relaxation from your busy schedule and work. Visit these places by packing your backpacks and other required things for a picnic.

Here are a few picnic spots near Pune to enjoy with your family and friends.

1) Shantivan – Lake
2) Panchgani
3) Empress Botanical Garden
4) Okayama Friendship Garden
5) Sinhagad Fort
6) Satara

1) Shantivan – Lake

A picnic spot near Pune within 50 km, you can spend some amazing time with your family and friends here. Started in the year 1990, this lake is situated on the banks of the Khadakwasla Dam. Kids can enjoy a lot here by jumping on a trampoline, rope climbing, swinging, and
walking on a ropeway bridge.
Location: Located near Khanapur
Timing: 09.00 am to 06:30 pm every day
Entry Fee: 550 INR for adults and 390 INR for kids
Do Not Miss: Aquarium and Jungle Book

2) Panchgani

A picnic spot near Pune within 100 km, it is famous for its spectacular beauty where you can get some relief from your daily routine. Listed among the top attractions in Maharashtra, the name depicts five hills and it is surrounded by 5 amazing villages.
Location: Located approximately 100 kilometers away from Pune
Timing: Nil
Entry Fee: Nil
Do Not Miss: Sydney Point, Table Land, Rajpuri Caves, Mapro Gardens, Dhom dam, Devil’s
Kitchen, Kamalgadh Fort

3) Empress Botanical Garden

Considered to be the “Jewel of the city”, kids can enjoy activities like a small rowing boat, toy train, and trampoline jumping here. An annual flower show is organized here with nature lovers visiting this park to see various exotic species of flowers.
Location: Located near the Cantonment area, off Solapur Road
Timing: 09:30 am to 05:30 pm every day
Entry Fee: 15 INR
Do Not Miss: Buds N’ Blooms flower show

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4) Okayama Friendship Garden

This garden looks fresh even after three decades. This garden was developed with inspiration from the Japanese garden called Okayama’s Koraku-en Garden. Spread over ten acres of land, this garden gets a natural flow of water from a canal.
Location: Located on the Singhad Road
Timing: 06:00 am to 10:30 am and 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm every day
Entry Fee: 5 INR
Do Not Miss: Replica of this Mughal Garden

5) Sinhagad Fort

A one-day picnic spot near Pune, it is a perfect place to visit on weekends. From here, you will get an amazing view of the Varasgaon dams, Panshet, Torana Fort, and Khadakwasla. Taste a few varieties of Maharashtrian food here along with mangoes, corn, cucumbers, and buttermilk from the local village vendors.
Location: Located nearly 40 kilometers from Pune
Timing: 05.00 am to 06.00 pm every day
Entry Fee: 20 INR for Two-Wheelers and 40 INR for Four-Wheelers
Do Not Miss: Get the visual treat of mist and rain at ‘Hawa Point’ especially in monsoons, Bhakri, Wangyacha Bharit, and Thecha, Marathi delicacies like Pitla, Kanda Bhaji, at the small hotels at the top

6) Satara

The best picnic spot near Pune, the name Satara means “Seven Hills” that surround this town. Located at a height of nearly 2320 feet above mean sea level, the spectacular surroundings and the nearby attractions like the Ajinkyatara Fort, Karad, and the Koteshwar Mandir.
Location: Nearly 110 kilometers from Pune
Timing: Nil
Entry Fee: Nil

Do Not Miss: Thosegarh Falls, Vasota Fort, Kaas Lake, Koteshwar Mandir, Sajjangadh Fort, Abhayankar Vishnu Temple, Thosegarh Falls, Kaas Plateau, Gare Ganapathi Temple

If you are planning to visit these picnic spots near Pune and are looking for JFK to PNQ flights, then visit Indian Eagle to get the cheapest air tickets.

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