Located at Baramati, in Pune district, Maharashtra, India; the Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of best and beautiful sanctuaries near Pune. Even though the sanctuary is comparatively small, this sanctuary has varieties of different species of animals and birds. The total area of the sanctuary is 5.14 Sq.kms.
There are many places to see around the Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary:
The Pavna River is situated in the Pune district, in west Maharashtra; that flows across the Pune city. The River is one of the important sources of water in the adjacent region and it divides the Pune city and Pimpri Chinchwad area.
Malshej Ghat Hill Station:
Malshej Ghat is located on the borders of Pune, Ahmednagar and Thane districts. Since this hill station is nearer to both Pune and Mumbai, this is one of the best hill stations for Pune as well as Mumbai visitors. The climate at Malshej ghat remains superb with so many dark clouds and heavy fog.
Mulshi is one of the major and prime dams near Pune that is located at Mulshi taluka. The main importance of this dam is the water in the dam is used for irrigation as well as for producing electricity at the Bhira hydroelectric power plant, operated by Tata Power. This is an ideal place to arrange a small trip.
Khadakwasla is a beautiful and moderate sized dam on the Mutha River that is located at about 20 kilometers from the Pune city. This is also one of the important and main sources of water to the Pune city.The climate and environment near Khadakwasla dam is very beautiful especially in rainy seasons.
Shivneri fort is one of the important and historically recognized forts in India. Shivneri is the birth place of the ruler of Maratha Empire, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and it was built by Shivaji Maharaj’s father Shahaji Maharaj. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj spent his whole childhood here at Shivneri.
Sinhgad fort is situated at about 32 kms from Pune city and is one of the beautiful forts in Maharashtra. Sinhgad fort also holds historical importance by Shivaji Maharaj. The ideal time to visit the Sinhgad fort is of course the monsoon season when the weather at the fort is superb and trekkers get to enjoy the traditional snacks of Kanda Bhaji on the fort; in that cool rainy environment.