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Highland Escape: A Scenic Road Trip from Pune to Mahabaleshwar

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Frequently used route

Pune - Kasurdi - Khandala - Surur - Panchgani - Mahabaleshwar

121 km

3 hrs 10 mins


Enchanting Pit Stops

Ancient fort surrounded by rolling hills and lush grasslands

Nanded Fort

For panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountains

Satara Ghat

Stop by the quaint countryside for a peek into the local community

Wai Village

Known for fruit orchards, old colonial houses, and nostalgic food


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Local diner serving Maharashtrian food

Urus Restaurant

Serving North & South Indian delicacies

Tauji’s On the Way, Kikvi

Family-friendly restaurant with garden seating

Abhiruchi Garden Restaurant, Wai

Grab a Bite


In Mahabaleshwar's misty embrace, Nature's artistry, time can't erase. Strawberry fields, a tranquil grace, A hilltop haven with a serene face.

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Offers mesmerizing views of the Sahyadri Range

Elephant Point

One of the best places to unwind and relax

Venna Lake

Serene falls right behind the Lingmala forest

Lingmala Waterfall

Offers picturesque views of the Krishna Valley

Parsi Point

Offers the best view of the skyscape at dusk

Bombay Point

Places to visit in and around Mahabaleshwar

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The Grapevine Restaurant – Famous for seafood and Parsi cuisine Natraj Chikki – For fresh chikki and chocolate fudge Rustam’s Strawberry Inn – For Parsi snacks and strawberry desserts

Places to eat in Mahabaleshwar

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Dhobi Waterfall

Hidden Gem Alert

For a peaceful time by yourself or with friends

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Cascading Adventures

Explore the Majestic Waterfalls of Pune

Amidst the daily grind and urban cacophony of Pune, there comes a time when we crave a respite, a chance to rejuvenate our senses. And what better way to do that than by immersing ourselves in the soothing embrace of the waterfalls near Pune? The waterfalls are perfect retreats, beckoning us to break from the city’s hustle and bustle.

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