Top 5 Destinations that You can Visit by Bus Near Pune

As travellers, we love the sense of thrill and adventure, and do you know what provides it the best? A bus trip! And if you’re a traveller living in Pune, then you’re in luck. Some of India’s most beautiful destinations are just a bus ride away from this gorgeous city. With the fast and convenient option to make your bus booking online, you’ll be planning your trip in no time!

So whether you’re looking for a quick weekend escape or a more relaxing holiday, check out the top five destinations you can visit by bus near Pune:

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1. Mahabaleshwar

savitri point view mahabaleshvar

Nestled in the greenery of the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is blessed with a pleasant climate and breathtaking views. Be it the colonial bungalows, the plethora of temples or the visually stunning Kaas Plateau nearby, you will not be short of opportunities to explore when in Mahabaleshwar!

Distance from Pune: 120 km

2. Khandala

Mumbai Pune Expressway

The hill station of Khandala is known for its cool climate and abundant natural beauty. A trekker’s paradise, Khandala’s many trails, verdant valleys and hiking trails are best enjoyed in the rains, when the entire area looks straight out of a picture. The clouds covering the mountains, valleys and many waterfalls of Khandala are sure to relax you! And the best part? Bus bookings for Khandala can be made online!

Distance from Pune: 67 km

3. Lonavala

White cloud floating above the forrest mountain full of trees

If you’re looking for a quick escape from the bustling city, then head to Lonavala! The charming hill station is blessed with picturesque surroundings and spectacular waterfalls. Along with this, Lonavala is also dotted with rock-cut Buddhist caves like Karla, Bedsa and Bhaja. The misty mountains, winding roads and the waterfalls make it a must-visit destination from Pune. 

Distance from Pune: 64 km

4. Aurangabad

Temple of Ellora caves, the rock-cut temples, AURANGABAD, MAHARASHTRA in central India

Aurangabad, named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, is one of the best tourist destinations in Maharashtra. Home to many ancient and historic monuments, Aurangabad is best known for two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. One must also not miss the Bibi Ka Maqbara, a tomb bearing striking similarity to the Taj Mahal, commissioned by Aurangzeb in memory of his first wife, Dilras Banu Begum.

Distance from Pune: 236 km

5. Ratnagiri

View of Aade beach and backwaters in Ratnagiri,Maharashtra,India,Asia

Think of Ratnagiri and the first thing that comes to your mind is…mangoes! Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, Ratnagiri is a big exporter of the uber-delicious Alphonso variety of mangoes. But did you know that there are many beaches, ports and lighthouses that make it a travellers’ favourite too? Our picks include the Jaigad Fort, Pandre Samudra, Swayambhu Ganpati Temple and the Jaigad Lighthouse among others.

Distance from Pune: 303 km

So which of these destinations will you head to first? Do let us know! 🙂