There is no denying the fact that money you have may not always match up to your passion for travelling. Read on to know about 10-weekend destinations from Pune under Rs 5000 is all you can shell out. In the present times, getting around places need not be an expensive affair. All you need to do is know about affordable destinations that satisfy your needs of vacation and help you travel even when the budget is a big constraint.



madhe ghat

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Madheghat is such a place which satisfies both an adventurist as well as a nature lover. It is about 68km away from Pune. The perk for the adventurist in you is that trekking is provided here. Now the part for the nature lover here is that it is about 850 m above the sea level and situated in dense forest behind the Torna fort. The trekking here costs about Rs 1500. You can enjoy the view of Raigad fort and Lingana fort from this altitude.




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It is about an hour and a half journey from Pune to Kamshet. You can go by  rail or by road. It offers you the best picturesque view which can never be forgotten. After coming to Kamshet if you didn’t go for the paragliding offered here, then it’s a big loss. There are various spots here for paragliding  like the shindewadi hills, Kondeshwar cliff etc. It costs about Rs3000 per person. For the nature lovers the pawana lake is there to give you a refreshing experience.




A weekend trip without having Lonawala as pne of the option is not  happening. Lonawala is a hill station that is surrounded by green valleys and gives you the most breathtaking views from a height of 624m . It just takes an hour and a half journey from Pune. And one of the best weekend trips you can have in low budget. The name of the Lonawala suggests its shape like that of a tiger leaping into the valley. It’s the best place to visit in monsoon.



torna fort

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It’s a usual weekend destination of trekkers . The fort is of historical importance as it is the first of its kind to be captured by ShivajiMaharaj. It’s also known as Prachandagad which means huge in Marathi.




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It’s an easy destination to choose especially for families. The best place for kids and adults who love the adrenalin rush equally. For kids the entry fee is Rs1200 and for adults it is RS1500. There are various rides that amuses you and wil never regret in coming here at once.



amrutanjan point

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If you and your family is planning for a picnic in this weekend then Amrutanjan point is the best place to choose It will offer you the best climate ever throughout the year and scenic view. It is the beginng of the Khandalaghat.




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This one is for those ones who just can resist the water monsters in them at the site of it. It is a highly sort after beach destination in Pune. Here you can also enjoy the scenic view of Kulaba fort. It is about 150km away from Pune It takes about three and a half hours from by road. The place got this name after a wealthy Israeli owned  several fruit orchards here back then. The best time to visit Alibaug is time between October to May as there are ferry rides available.




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It is a two and a half hour ride from Pune to Panchgani. BY chance if you are not yet happy with the options of hill stations you already have here is another one. The temperature in Panchgani is around 12C during the winter, and sometimes reaches 34C during the summer; however, the humidity level is very low. The rains hit here hardest and the rainy season spans between June and February, allowing the region three months of relatively dry and sunny spring. So now you know where to go to escape the heat of Pune or Mumbai in those awaiting weekends.



pratapgad fort

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It was once the capital of the Maratha empire. If you are one among those people who have a thing for history, then is definitely an option for you in your weekends. It’s about 120km away from Pune. There is a lot waiting for you other than history here. For the naturists in you, there is Thoseghar waterfall, Kaaslake, Chalkewadi windmill farms. For those history enthusiasts, there are various forts like Pratabgad fort, Sajjangarh fort. It’s a budget-friendly option for those who want to visit more than one place on their weekends.




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For the bird lovers out there this one is for you.  It is a 2 hour journey from Pune to Karnala. The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is home to over 150 species of resident and 37 species of migratory birds.This is one of the favorite destination of trekkers too. Other than the bird sanctuary you also get to visit the historical Karnala fort.