Kolad is a small rustic hamlet near Panvel which shot up into fame after river rafting was introduced in the Kundalika river. Many hotels also have come up in Kolad to accommodate the adventure enthusiasts who visit Kolad to experience river rafting in Maharashtra.
Sinhagad fort or the lion fort is less than 50 Km from Pune. Sinhagad offers Punekars a Weekend picnic and trekking option near Pune. With stalls selling hot 'kandha Bajji' and 'Bhakri Pitla' Sinhagad fort is a excellent destination during monsoons!
Karnala with the Karnala bird sanctuary and the Karnala fort is a beautiful canopy of green just around Pune. Karnala is a great place for a weekend break with friends and family. Read more on Karnala, Karnala bird sanctiary and Karnala fort here.
Khadakwasla with the Khadakwasla dam and the Khadakwasla lake about half an hour away from Pune is a favourite evening hangout of Puneites. Khadakwasla just about 25 kms from pune and is alsmost a certain stop over during a trip to Sinhagad or Panshet!
Panshet with the Panshet Dam and Panshet Lake, at just 50kms from pune is a good one day picnic spot near Pune. Panshet is a rustic destination and is gaining popularity as a monsoon destination especially the Panshet Varasgaon circuit
Kas Pathar or Kas Plateau is the most popular weekend destination near Pune during the months of August and September when the entire Kas plateau turns into a valley of flowers. Kas is about 135 kms from Pune and mumbai to Kas pathar distance is about 280 kms. Read more on Kas Plateau here
There are many options for adventure sports in Mumbai - there is river rafting near Mumbai, paragliding near Pune, rockclimbing near Pune and river camp options near pune. Right place to visit for adventure in pune - puneritraveller.com