About Us

My name is Rajaram Sethuraman (Google+ Profile). I am married and my wife’s name is Vidhya Ganesh. We currently live in Pune. We have two daughters, Akshara and Advika. We moved from Cyprus in April 2009 after a stay of almost 8 yrs there. The 8 years in Cyprus were an eye-opener for me in terms of travelling and enjoying the bounties of nature.

Cyprus, though very small, had so much to offer to the interested explorer, that a casual Cyprus travel blog which i started on Cyprus, eventually grew big with me adding details on all the places i visited. I still keep updating it as there are dozens of places which i am yet to write about.

I hope to continue to travel even while in Pune and to keep me motivated, i have started this pune blog called Places near Pune, which will contains details and photographs of all places around Pune that i visit.

UPDATE: It’s been a little more than 6 yrs in Pune now (Aug 2015) and i have enjoyed every minute of it. This blog has grown into a good reference for places to visit around Pune, but if you count the number of places, it is not even (proverbially) the tip of the iceberg. I think i can spend every weekend of my life going to a different place here. My journey continues and so will this blog’s…


71 Responses

  1. Dhiraj says:

    Hi Mr.Rajaram,

    Thanks for writing such useful and informative blog which explore places around Pune.

  2. Jagruti says:

    Nice information provided.We are provided daily Pune to Mumbai Cabs for Pune & Mumbai both cities.

  3. Mukesh says:

    Rajaram, your blog is one of the most informative blog for people who want to know about tourist places. loved your blogged.

    Best Wishes
    prakrutiresorts.net and Team

  4. Nandita Ketkar. says:

    Hi Rajaram. You are doing a wonderful job of exploring places around Pune.
    Sooo much to see.We (my husband Subhash and myself Nandita)may be Senior Citizens in terms of age but in spirit we are forever enthusiastic.

  5. Seema Pujari says:

    Hi Rajaram, great blogs by you. They make us yearn for the monsoons right away.The pics remind us of our monsoon outings when the kids were younger. Looking forward to your 2016 monsoon posts.Let’s hope this time around we have good rains after last year’s lacklustre show !

  6. Srinivas says:

    Sorry for addressing the name as Sethu instead of Rajaram.

  7. Srinivas says:

    Hi Sethu,
    Whenever I plan to visit places near pune, I used to refer your blog.
    Great work !!!

  8. Unny says:

    hi rajaram,
    sorry, forgot to reply to your comment on Vajrai.
    we went to Vajrai falls, but it is not the tallest. (tallest is Jog in Karnataka).

    Katrewadi and Kaas are in two different directions from Satara. Katrewadi village is a dead-end, after which it is forests. But there is a trekking route from Katrewadi through forests to Kaas, as per google maps. but it is a long winding one and don’t think anyone uses it.

    Happy Travelling

  9. Madhusudan says:

    Dear Mr.Rajaram,

    You are doing a tremendous job in sharing extremely useful info on lesser known but exotic locales.

    Keep it up.

    Best wishes.

  10. Prathamesh says:

    One of the best blog for the Travelers. \m/

    Keep it up n Keep Updating it… 🙂

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