Karjat is the best hill station near Pune if you want to stay at an offbeat location with less crowd. To attain the most adventurous experience, the best time to visit this hill station is from March to June. Here, the climate remains colder than other hill stations, so don't forget to pack light winter clothes with you. Known to be a picture-perfect location, Karjat houses some of the best views of the western ghats, including the dense green covers, waterfalls, lookout points, and forts. The Canyon Valley is an ideal destination to explore the plains and marvel at the picturesque backdrop of high mountain ranges. If you are good at trekking, visit the Sondai Fort, Kothaligad, Dhak Bahiri Caves, and the Lords Point.