THE BEST OF PUNE

Exploring the sahyadri ranges in pune is among the best things to do in the monsoons 
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OVERVIEW

Pune is the best monsoon getaway to experience the monsoon showers,lust green forts and adventure activities like waterfall rappelling and river rafting.

WHY YOU SHOULD GO ON THIS TRIP?

It is an irresistible package of adventure,trekking,rappelling, rafting,camping,fort exploring,caving and monsoons.

Its the best way to embrace the monsoons with spectacular views.

We have tried our best to bring together the must visit places in Pune within a span of 5 days.

Rajmachi Trekking & Camping

It is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of sahyadri mountains of the western ghats.It consists of two twin fortresses 'Shriwardhan Balekilla' and 'Manaranjan Balekilla' with a wide machi(plateau) surrounding the two.Udhewadi is a small village of about 22 houses situated on the machi,at the southern foot of Manaranjan Balekilla of Rajmachi fort.

Karla Caves

It is a complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves.The shrines were developed over the period from 2nd century BC to the 5th century.The oldest of the cave shrines is believed to date back to  160 BCE,having arisen near a major ancient trade route, running eastward from the Arabian sea into the Deccan.

Kataldhar Waterfall rappelling

'Katal' means Rock and 'Dhar' means Waterfall.Rappeling from the top of Kataldhar waterfall for around 350 feet with a overhang of more than 100 feet.Once you reach the valley you will be surprised by the gigantic waterfall.Get ready to climb through the forest.

Kolad Rafting

Kundalika is located in the virgin forests below Mulshi and Bhira dams.A one and a half hour run down of a 14km exciting stretch with grade 2 and grade 3 rapids promises to give an exciting,wild and fun run to all rafters.

 

Sudhgad Trek

Sudhagad,also known as Bhorapgad, is a small hill fort named after the Goddess Bhoraidevi.It was named as Sudhagad after the Marathas conquered it from the Bhamani dynasty.

Rajgad Trek

Rajgad Fort lies 4514ft above the sea level.The fort's ruins consist of palaces,water cisterns and caves.it is built on a hill called Murumbadevi Dongar.

Visapur Fort

Visapur Fort is one of the best treks to do in monsoon and offers majestic view perched at a height of 3556ft.You will find ruins of large stone built house which is also known as Peshwas's palace.The steps have a layer of water on them during the monsoons making it seem like a waterfall staircase. 

INCLUSIONS

AC transportation from Bangalore-Pune-Bangalore. 

Tent stay for 4 nights on sharing basis . 

All meals included for 5 days.

Trekking, Rappelling and rafting charges included.

EXCLUSIONS

Food/beverages that are not mentioned in inclusions.

Activities that are not mentioned in inclusions.

Cost of equipments rented for trekking purpose.

Long Weekend 
Tuesday night - Monday morning
 
5
days

PLACES COVERED

1) Rajmachi Trek

2) Karla Caves

3) Kataldhar Waterfall Rappelling

4) Kolad River Rafting

5) Sudhagad Trek

6) Rajgad Trek

7) Visapur Fort

ITINERARY

Day 0

  • Begin the journey from Bangalore on Tuesday night around 7pm.

  • Drive through the highways

  • Reach Pune in the morning around 10:30 am

Day 1

  • Freshen up & start the day with breakfast.

  • Head to Rajmachi.

  • Start the trek

  • Visit the karla caves.

  • Have lunch.

  • Get back to the campsite.

  • Enjoy Dinner.

  • Freshen up & start the day with breakfast.

  • Travel from Rajmachi ti Kataldhar.

  • Rappelling from the top of Kataldhar for around 450 feet.

  • On reaching the base enjoy the waterfall.

  • Complete the slippery climb through the forest.

  • Enjoy the evening with bonfire and dinner.

  • Pitch tents on and relax.

Day 2

Day 3

  • Freshen up & start the day with breakfast.

  • Travel to Kolad.

  • Today we would be going on an adventourous ride.

  • A 14km river rafting through grade 2 & grade 3 rapids.

  • Enjoy the evening with games and travel stories.

  • Relish the dinner.

  • Camp and get a good night's rest.

Day 4

  • Freshen up & start the day with breakfast.

  • Travel to Sudhagad.

  • Trek upto amazing views.

  • Visit the forts.

  • Fill your tummies with good lunch.

  • Enjoy the evening with music & bonfire.

  • Pitch tents and retire for the night.

  • Freshen up & start the day with breakfast.

  • Travel from Kolad to Rajgad.

  • Trek to a 4514 feet to get stunning views of green.

  • Enjoy lunch.

  • Visit the visapur fort.

  • Start your journey back to bangalore with some great memories.

  • Reach Bangalore on Monday morning.

Day 5