Eight places in Maharashtra, where “Swayambhu” or self-formed idols of Shree Ganesh are installed are popularly known as the Ashta-Vinayak Temples. These temples are situated around Pune. These are Moregoan(65 km), Madh(80 km), Pali (90 km), Siddhatek(99 km), Ozar (75 km), Lenyadri (90 km), Ranjangaon (53 km) and Theur (25 km)
Chinchwad (16 km):
The place is famous for the temples and samadhi of Moraya Gosavi.
National Defence Academy (12 km):
A premier defence institute at Khadakvasla imparts basic training to officers of all the three wings of the defence services.
Various places of historical importance as well as natural beauty in the area are being developed in a pre-planned manner. Durga Devi Park and Indira Gandhi Park can be pointed out as a step in the right direction
Located near Narayan gaon Tirupati Balaji temple is a replica of the famous Tirupati temple in South India and attracts thousands of devotees.
Sinhagad Fort (24 km):
Formerly known as Kondhana, this historical fort was one of the most impregnable forts in Western India and a mute testimony to the important historical events.
Alandi (29 km):
Located on the banks of Indrayani river, this small village is famous for the samadhi of Shri Dnyaneshwar, the author of Dnyaneshwari.
Uruli Kanchan (30 km):
The place is famous for Naturopathy Centre started by Mahatma Gandhi and his disciple Manibhai Desai in 1946. All types of diseases and disorders are cured here.
Dehu (34 km):
Dehu’s claim to fame lies in being the birthplace of the famous saint poet Tukaram.
Jejuri (48 km):
Khandoba, the deity of Jejuri is family deity of many Maharashtrian families.
Purandar (38 km):
Located at an altitude of 1,350 meters in the Western Ghats, Purandar fort was the capital of the great Maratha leader Chhatrapati Shivaji.
Mulshi Lake (45 km):
One of the most popular excisions from Pune, the lake is located in the heart of the Sahyadri hills. The Kerala Ayurvedic Rejuvenation and Research Establishment attracts visitors.
Panshet Dam (45 km):
Located between Panshet and Varangaon dam, this dam offers a unique water sports holiday.
Bhatghar Dam (50 km):
Bhatgar has one of the highest dams in India, built on the river Velunadi.
Karla (55 km):
The place is known for its Buddhist rock cut caves;
Lohagad and Visapur Forts (52 km):
The twin forts separated by one km stretch of ridge, are on the top of an impressive hill 10 km from Malavali railway station.
Lonavala - Khandala (64 km):
These are the popular twin hill stations in the state of Maharashtra.
Shivneri Fort (93 km):
It is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji, it is an important as well as imposing historical fort with Buddhist caves on the top.
Harish chandra gadh (125 km)
The fort has a number of caves and a well-built tank.
Panchgani (98 km):
It is a popular hill resort.
Wai (90 km):
It is famous for temples and ghats.There are seven ghats here.
Bhimashankar (95 km):
One of the five ‘Jyotirlingas’ in Maharashtra is situated at Bhimashankar. The Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 130.78 sq km.
Ahmednagar (118 km):
Ahmednagar, founded by Ahmed Nizam Shah is now the district headquarters. Places of interest are Ahmednagar Fort, Chand Bibi Mahal, Farah Bagh and old monuments of the Nizamshahi period.
Mahableshwar (120 km):
It is a popular hill resort.
Raigadh Fort (126 km):
This fort witnessed Shivaji's coronation and his death.
Vasota (140 km):
It is a forest fort, at an altitude of 1100 m in the thick jungles on the banks of Koyna dam.