The distance lying between Pune and Mumbai is of only 4 hours duration which is either covered by train, bus or car. But while travelling between these two destinations, especially while travelling from the Pune-Mumbai expressway, there occurs various tourists and vacation spots which are worth visiting to explore and to have a great time spending.
1. Della Adventure Park, Lonavala
This adventure park is the largest extreme adventure in the country and is a one-stop destination which is located at Old Highway, Kunegaon, Lonavala. This park is very good for family outings, weekend getaways with friends and office colleagues, and adventure lovers. This park has the privilege of having the only swoop swing at its place. Besides this, this park acts as a host to the highest Rocket Ejector, Longest Flying Fox and various adventurous activities. It is a highly ultimate adventure playground consisting of dirt tracks, a natural milieu, exhilarating activities and many more amenities like a spa, saloons, amphitheatres, dining space, banquet, night clubs and resorts. This park ensures to involve everyone in almost 50 exciting activities and is located close to both Pune and Mumbai.
This park is open to all at all days of the week from 11 AM to 9 pm and offers multiple cuisines for dining. Entry prices are marked for Rs 2, 360 per person (Day Pass) and the Jumbo pass is there at the price of Rs 6,490 which includes sky cycling. The senior citizens and kids pass is for Rs 1,770. This park can be visited by car, and by transportation services offered by tours and travels services. The tickets for this park can be booked by visiting their website address www.dellaadventure.com. It takes approximately 1hour 27 minutes (70 Kms) to reach from Pune via Pune-Mumbai Highway and 1 hour 42 minutes (843 kms) from Mumbai via Bengaluru- Mumbai expressway.
2. Neelkhanthesvar Temple, Kondhur
Situated on a beautiful hill lock, this destination is good for God lovers, Nature lovers and Photo Phanatics. the sweeping views of the temple leave the tourists spellbound. The Shiv Temple can be visited after climbing for 45 minutes. The only way is to walk since there the vehicles are prohibited to be used. the ideal climbing time should be before 11 AM and after 4 PM in order to avoid climbing during the excessive heat of the hot and scorching sun.
The best time to visit is during the weekends though it is open on all weekdays-12 PM from 4 PM-9 PM. There are no entry fees for entrance. The temple is located at Road NO.s Kondhur, at a distance of 1hour 35 minutes (38 km) via NDA Road from Pune and at 3 hours 45 minutes( 180 kms) from Mumbai via Mumbai-Pune Highway.
3. One Kiss Tunel, Matheran
This tunnel is located underneath Matheran which lies in Neral, and which is more of a hill station. This tunnel is famous for having quick kisses for nature before the train comes out of the tunnel, chugging. The visit to this tunnel is for 2 hours only and there are no entry fees.
This tunnel excites experience seekers, fun lovers and photo fanatics a lot. This tunnel lies at a distance of 2 hours 26 minutes (111 kms) from Pune via Pune-Mumbai Expressway and 1 hour 53 minutes (75 km) from Mumbai via Mumbai-Pune Highway. This tunnel can be reached by car and by bus.
Located at an elevation of 650m, this spot is considered one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Lonavala. it is referred to as ‘Vagdari’ in the Marathi language and has owned this name due to its appearance of like a tiger leaping towards. This spot lies in Lonavala and can be reached by two-wheeler, car and bus.
4. Tiger’s Leap, Lonavala
There are no entry fees and one can enjoy the sightseeing especially during the monsoon whilst having Bhutta ( Corn) and tea. It is open on all days between 9 AM -5 PM. The distance between Tiger’s leap is 1 hour 45 minutes (79 kms) from Pune via Pune-Mumbai Expressway and 2 hours 27 minutes ( 92 kms) via Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
5. Lakeside Promenade, Lavasa
This city is a modelled Township that has been crafted in a European township. this city is India’s first planned hill station. The Lakeside hub is a popular lake inbuilt under the township which is a dual hotspot for cultural and popular activities.
The sidewalk towards this lakeside is the best experience to gain, watching the sunset by sitting idle at the one place being the second one.