Junnar can be your next weekend getaway from Mumbai as the place offers a perfect holiday vibe. It is a popular tourist destination that is just a few km away from Pune. The lush green landscapes and vibrant surroundings make this place look wonderful.
It also lets you explore some magnificent historical sites and forts. If you are a nature lover, then Junnar offers you majestic views of the forest with a backdrop of the Sahyadri mountains. For exploring the local area, book a homestay in Junnar. You can also book a bungalow in Junnar if you want to spend a quiet weekend with your partner. Junnar offers you a perfect blend of culture and nature, making it an ideal destination to take a breather from mundane life.
The Ideal Location and Season
Junnar was the main city of Satvahana reign that ruled northern Deccan from 250 BC to 200 AD. Junnar is ideally situated near Pune Nagar road that is easily accessible from other parts of Maharashtra.
Junnar was known as Jirna Nagar, as its near to the Hill Fort of Shivneri, which is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Trekkers from Mumbai also visit the place to explore the destination and indulge in adventure activities.
You can explore the picturesque locations of Junnar during monsoons. It’s the best season to view amazing scenic locations and hills. Summertime is an ideal time for indulging in adventure-fun with friends. Plan a trekking trip with your friends to have a great time in Junnar. Winter is the best season to visit historical places and forts in Junnar. So, book a villa in Junnar to spend your winter weekends with your family.
Junnar offers you many options in north Indian and south Indian cuisine. Of course, its also dominated by the Maharashtrian fare. You’ll get to taste the finest misal in Junnar. It is tangy and not too spicy. You can also savour the taste of traditional vada pav here.
If you like to relish pure veg dishes, you can savour south Indian dishes. You can also taste the authentic Maharashtrian thali, both in veg and non-veg options available in most hotels of Junnar. Moreover, if you book a homestay in Junnar, you can savour the taste of authentic local Junnar food.
Junnar is home to many Forts that also give you a historical insight into the place. Shivneri Fort is famous for architectural work and it’s the birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj. This Fort is also home to a small water pond named Badami Talav, which most tourists find quite interesting. Here, you can also visit the notable Harishchandragad Fort.
Most adventure freaks choose Junnar for trekking adventures. For exploring the rustic beauty of Junnar, visit the Lenyadri and Junnar caves. Visit the Shani Temple, Ashtavinayaka Girijatmaja Temple and Shree Bhakti Dham Temple in Junnar. Also, explore the 200 years rock-cut caves if you are planning a long holiday.
Junnar is a go-to place for every kind of traveller. You can book a bungalow in Junnar for the weekend to explore the place and get some insight into the history of Maharashtra. Junnar is an ideal destination for nature lovers, and those looking for a quaint romantic getaway. It is also a good place for camping with friends.
Winter season is best to explore the places and other sightseeing options. Monsoon is perfect to dwell in the beauty of nature. If you are planning a trip here, you can book a farmhouse in Junnar for complete relaxation and rejuvenation.