Monday, January 23, 2017
If you’re thinking about spending an exciting weekend with your friends or family, a drive to or from Navi Mumbai and Pune over the weekend can be a great option. You will encounter many fun activities along the way. Visitors to the city can even rent a vehicle from their hotels in Navi Mumbai and organise a trip. Here is a list of some amazing things you can enjoy as you set off over the weekend:
1. Take Horse Riding Lessons at Shankarwadi
Located around 70 km ahead of Pune station, Shankarwadi can be reached in about an hour and a half by car. It is situated on the Bombay-Pune Highway NH4 in Talegaon Dabhade. If you’re traveling with kids, they will definitely enjoy this unique activity. Whether you’re getting on the saddle for the first time or have some prior experience, the riding camps offer training for everyone. There are also many camps for children and a pony ride for your little ones. Take lessons of approximately 45 minutes or choose an hour’s ride with the horses.
2. Go Trekking and Waterfall Rappelling in Lonavala
One of Maharashtra’s treasured hill stations, Lonavala offers many options for tourists to explore the hills and indulge in some thrilling adventures. You can go trekking at the Korigad Fort or Tikona Peak, located in the Maval region of Lonavala. The entrance of the Tikona fort is a huge attraction and the peak offers mesmerizing views of the surrounding hills and forts. If you’re looking for some adrenaline pumping adventure, try waterfall rappelling near Rajmachi Fort, just 7 km from main Lonavala. You can trek up the forest trail and then rappel your way down passing through the refreshing waterfalls.
3. Visit the Tiger’s Leap
Located in Khandala, the Tiger’s Leap is a famous tourist spot renowned for its spectacular views during the monsoons. If you look closely at the hills, it appears as if a tiger is leaping towards the valley, and that’s how this attraction has received its unique name. You can stop over for some pictures and breezy air before you head back to the highway.
4. Kharghar Sightseeing
After your adventures, you can rest at hotels in Navi Mumbai and start your explorations the next day in Kharghar, a suburb of Navi Mumbai. Visit the Pandavkada Waterfalls, a wonder of 107 metres high on a rocky surface. It is an outstanding sight and a great place to spend some quality time with your friends and family. Carry some extra clothes so that you can enjoy a dip in the waterfalls. The Kharghar hills are a true reflection of natural beauty and will take you away from the city’s chaos into a world of relaxation and amazement.
Due to the availably of hotels in Navi Mumbai and the numerous options to spend weekends, many tourists are now enjoying an adventurous weekend between Pune and Mumbai!