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Pune is in Maharashtra, India. It is considered the state's cultural capital and is the second largest city in the state. Well known for educational tourism, comes along with nice blend of cultural, business, health, cuisine tourism with backdrop of its own unique traditions mixed with modernism and historicity. The large student population in the city makes for a lively nightlife and vibrant atmosphere. Pune also houses fantastic restaurants, good museums and is well known for its surrounding hill forts which offer panoramic bird's-eye views. (less...) (more...)

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Points of Interest in Pune

  • Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum. The museum is housed in a Rajasthani style building situated close to the hustle and bustle of the busy Bajirao Road. It holds a collection of the most fascinating Indian arts and crafts that you would have ever seen. Mastani Mahal which was brought and erected as it was from its original form is a masterpiece amongst it’s other exhibits. It has 36 sections which include carved palace and temple doors, 2,000 year old pottery, traditional Indian lamps and 17th century paintings.
  • Darshan Museum. This museum is actually a light and sound show incorporating unique 3D holographic technologies, based on the life of Sadhu Vaswani. It's a 100 minute show that takes you through the saint's life story via different sets where the story unfolds. Encompassing universal wisdom from his life, this show is a technological marvel and artistical treat. It uses probably the only implementation of Pepper's Ghost in the country to create real to life 3D where the set is real but the people who enact the scene are projections of light. Apart from the technology, the museum houses a huge spectrum of artwork that's used to build the sets that are a treat to see. A place for the entire family, the Darshan Museum is a must visit for anyone visiting the city. It is located close to the Pune Railway Station at Sadhu Vaswani Chowk.
  • Tribal Museum - Located off Koregaon Road to the east of Pune City Stn, this unique museum houses interesting artifacts from the Sahyadri and Gondhwa regions of Maharashtra.
  • Mahatma Phule Museum - You can see various industrial products, agricultural and handicraft articles in this museum, which was established in 1890. It is situated on Ghole Road, in Shivaji Nagar.
  • National War Museum - The idea of the National War Memorial was first put forth in 1996. The citizens of Pune, under the sponsorship of the Express Citizens' Forum, set up the War Memorial fund. The committee asked the citizens of the city to contribute to the fund. From the ordinary common citizen to the big corporates, everyone decided to contribute whole-heartedly for the museum. The Foundation was laid in November 1997 and inaugurated in October 1998. The memorial is a 25-foot stone pillar.
  • Shaniwar Wada. This palace was built by the successors of Shivaji, the Peshwas in 1736. A massive fire destroyed the building in 1827. Most of the palace interiors also got destroyed and all that remains is the old fortified wall. But of course the impressive brass studded gates and lotus pools have also withstood the ravages of time. This palace is situated in the heart of the city next to Deccan Gymkhana, Shivajinagar, and Laxmi Road. It has become the symbol of Pune culture. There is an impressive 'Light & Sound Show' in three languages (Marathi, Hindi and English) every evening at the wada. It details the history of the Maratha empire and the significance of the Shaniwar wada in that history.
  • Vishrambaug Wada - The remains of this palace stand in the heart of the old city. It was built during the 18th century by a descendant of Shivaji the Peshwa. It is well known for its elaborate wooden facade.
  • Saras Baug - A Ganesh Temple stands in the middle of the garden in lake. It was built by Peshwa Bajirao II.

Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The Marathi film industry is also based here.

  • Aga Khan Palace. A gracious building having Italian arches, salons, suites and spacious lawns. The place is a historical landmark. During the 1942 Quit India Movement, the British interned Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi here. The palace belonged to Aga Khan, prince and head of Khoja sect who later donated the palace in order to erect a memorial, in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba (who died in this palace). Must see is a photographic exhibition of various epochs in the freedom movement. You can see very rare B&W photos as well as paintings. The place is full of tranquility and solace. Also visit samadhi of Kasturba Gandhi which is in the backyard.
  • Parvati Hill temples - Standing atop this hillock you get a vertical glimpse of Pune. A steep flight of 108 narrow steps leads to the hill top temple built by Balaji Baji Rao. ‘Nagarkjana’ drum house is the imposing temple of Parvati and Devdeveshwar. This was once the private shrine of the Peshwas. It is also the final resting place of Nana Saheb Peshwa. The Parvati museum houses portraits of Peshwas, old manuscripts, coins etc.
  • Taljai, Vaghjai Hill temples - Parvati, Taljai and Vaghjai templates are situated on a hill. There is a forest covering the entire hill. It is managed by the forest department. It takes about 2 hours to finish the journey through this deep forest.
  • Pune University. The site of Poona University, stately mansions at Ganeshkhind built in Italian-Gothic style was the official residence of the Governor of Mumbai during the monsoon season. The 300m high tower beckons to all these who come here in the pursuit of higher education. It is one of the oldest universities of India.
  • Fergusson College. Built in 1885,the College has beautiful tree-lined campus with smooth rolling hills in the background.
  • Katraj - A famous Jain Temple and a Snake Park are located here.
  • Chatushrungi Mata Temple, Senapati Bapat Road.
  • Pu La Deshpande garden (Pune-Okayama Friendship Garden), Sinhgad Road.
  • Pataleshwar Caves. This 8th century rock cut temple is hidden in the heart of the city, in the midst of modern high rise structures and developments, at Shivajinagar. Reminiscent of Ellora, the temple has been carved out of a single boulder of awe inspiring size which includes massive pillars, a Shiva shrine and a Nandi bull. The temple is used by worshippers even today.
  • Bund Garden - This garden is also known as the Mahatma Gandhi Udyan. It was built by Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy, on the right bank of the Mula-Mutha to provide the poor with water during summer. Main attraction here is the evening boat rides, horse rides etc. The garden is famous for Bhel-Puri and Pani-Puri. It is situated on the Airport road and very close to the Camp area.
  • Sinhagad and Khadakwasala. This is a fort nearby which is a beautiful place to see. This is also a historic place in King Shivaji era. Khadakwasala has a dam and this place is famous for natural beauty around. A lot of folks flock here during rainy season.
  • Bhimshankar Wildlife Sanctuary: It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1974 and situated at an altitude of 2100 feet to 3800 feet, spread over three districts of Pune, Raigad and Thane. Bhimashankar wildlife’s vegetation comprises of semi-evergreen forests as well as western tropical hill forests. Two major Tributaries of Krishna River named Bhim and Ghod, originate from this area.

"" patya"" This one is much interesting & annoying,irritating, funny, educational everything of Pune. Non puneit find it very entertaining and funny for its meaning. you will find various instructional boards all over Pune. they may be rgarding owner ship, manners to be followed, no parking instructions & you name it. You get true meaning of it by talking to the creater of it. For that you must have good knowledge of marathi.

Cultural Centers

  • Alliance Francaise de Pune. 270/D, Patrakar Nagar Rd.
  • Goethe Institut. 14/3B, Dhole Patil Rd.
  • Pune Music Cultural Centre, 459/1, Sadashiv Peth.
  • Fortune Art Gallery, 86/1, Erandwana, Deccan Gymkhana.
  • Baneshwar, Pune-Satara Rd. A favorite picnicking spot.
  • Shirgaon, Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
  • Chateau Indage Winery, Narayangaon. A pleasant 80 km drive through toll roads and ghats. The Chateau has a good restaurant as well.
  • Shirdi, Pune-Nashik Highway. Shirdi famous for Sai baba temple. Also residence of Sai baba.
  • Appu Ghar
  • Dehu
  • NDA (National Defence Acadamy).
  • Osho Ashram.
  • Pashan Lake
  • Balgandharva rang mandir- Deccan, shivajinagar. Theatre and art gallery. The place is maintained by Pune Municipal corporation and has Air Conditioned theatre. Most of the famous marathi plays are performed. The theatre is named after famous Marathi Artist Bal gandharv. It is situated close to Pune Municipal corporation office and is easily accessible from all parts of the city.

Beaches near Pune

Diveagar is among few beaches of konkan. It is approximately 160 kms away from Pune. It takes around 4 hours to reach there from public transport, if you are taking your own ride then it will take around 3:30 hours. This is a very beautiful beach. It is a small village surrounded by greenery. It is better to go for two days (one night stay). Good veg and non veg food is available. Don't forget to have veg food of Mr Bapat. His speciality is Modak, a traditional Indian sweet coconut dumpling.

A nice place to stay at Diveagar is Ameya Cottage, which is located near to the Bus Stand.

  • Ameya Cottage. Mr N. L. Kelaskar, Ameya Cottage, Nr. Bust Stand, Shivaji Showk, Tel - +(91)-7798418133

Forts and trekking destinations near Pune

  • Bhimashankar
  • Harishchandragad
  • Lohgad
  • Naneghat
  • Purandar
  • Raigad
  • Rajgad
  • Sinhgad
  • Tikona
  • Tung
  • Visapur

Hill Stations near Pune

Malshej Ghat: Malshej Ghat is among the most popular outing spot from Pune. This place is located amidst the sahyadri Hills. This place is popular among the local as well as other tourists. It is a perfect place for nature lovers, where they can spend their holidays. Malshej Ghat is one of the beautiful Hill stations of Maharashtra. There are many beautiful locations and some beautiful waterfalls which tourists to fall in love with this place.

Rajmachi Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri in India. There are two forts which were built by Shivaji Emperor during 17th century. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is about 15 km treking distance from Lonavla. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route from Kondivade village near Karjat and the other easy but long way route from Lonavala. In rainy season this place is filled with giant waterfalls and greenery.

Saras Baug

Shaniwar Wada

Nehru Stadium

Phoenix Market City

Aga Khan Palace

Parvati Temples

Inorbit Mall

Dagduseth Ganpati Temple

Osho International Meditation Resort

Rotary Riverside Joggers Park

Hard Rock Cafe Pune

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About Pune

Climate

The climate of Pune is quite pleasant. Pune has three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Summers are typically hot with maximum temperatures ranging from 35 to 42°C. The warmest month in Pune is generally April as compared to the rest of the Deccan Plateau where it is May.

Pune does not get very hot, even during peak summer the air is cool and even standing under a tree can give respite form the heat. However, as sunlight can be intense leading to skin tan and sun-burn, be sure to carry and use sunscreens (above SPF-30). The nights in Pune are significantly cooler than most other parts in this region owing to its high altitude.

The average rainfall is approx 550mm. The city often receives local and heavy thundershowers with heavy downpours in May, which brings down the temperature. The rainy season can sometimes be gloomy, with cloud cover for days together. In winter, day temperatures can be as low as 24 - 28°C and temperatures at night as low as 5 - 8°C. Winters are generally dry. Normally, the climate in Pune is pleasant during the month of November.

Activities

  • Gliding Centre Pune. Go for a joy ride in a glider and experience flying like a bird. Get an aerial view of Pune at a very nominal cost of Rs 187 only. You can also learn to fly gliders at the Gliding Centre, which is India's oldest and till date the most active hub for gliding. The centre is located at Hadapsar on the eastern side of the city. Flying activity is conducted from Sunday through Thursday.
  • Paragliding School & Flying Club. Located an hrs drive from Pune at Kamshet Learn to para-glide with Nirvana India's oldest and largest residential paragliding school. Flying activity is on from October - June.
  • Panshet Water Park At a nearby dam, the tourism department has setup a water sports park.
  • Horse riding. And go out for horse treks with Digvijay Pratishthan.
  • Tekdi - is the Marathi word for hill. There are many small scenic hills in the city used for trekking and birdwatching Notable among are Taljai(Near Parvati), Hanuman &Vetal Tekdi(near Law College Road, Paud Phata)
  • Bird Watching:Tourists can enjoy boating and bird viewing in some of the city parks of Pune. Migratory parks can viewed throughout the year in Pune. If tourists can make it on the right time they can view many migrated birds in the parks.
  • Trekking: Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary in pune, offers a thrilling and amazing trekking experience for the nature lovers. This wildlife sanctuary has two trekking trails available Seedi Ghat and Ganpati Ghat, out of these two Ganpati Ghat is a longer and less dangerous trekking path.
  • Japalouppe Equestrian Center (Talegaon Dabhade), somatne phata, mumbai pune highway, talegaon Dabhade,  +91 9890920183. 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. Punes Premier Riding school, Japalouppe is spread out over a picturesque 19 acres, with a team of 60 horses catering to a wide skill set of riders, from basic trotting and school work to advanced jumping and dressage.

Festivals

Pune has a full calendar of events, ranging from Classical Music to Rock Concerts. However, Pune's most famous festival is the Pune Festival, which is held during the Ganesha Mahotsav.

  • The Ganesh Utsav or Ganeshotsav initiated by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, today is celebrated with great enthusiasm, as city interiors almost remain blocked for ten days. Pune has more than 2000 mandals with Dagdusheth Halwai being the biggest and most famous one.
  • Sawai Gandharva classical music festival, which started back in the 1960s, has had every Indian and international artist perform and has given rise to a number of budding ones too. It is held in the months of December from dawn to dusk over three days.
  • The Osho Festival is another international crowd puller in Pune. Held in the Osho Aashram in Koregaon Park, disciples and followers of Bhagwaan Rajneesh make it a point to attend this festival.
  • The Chatushrungi Fair is an annual event. It is held overnight on Navratri at Senapati Bapat Road. Giant-wheels are the main attractions but the food sold at the stalls is delicious too.
  • The Pune International Film Festival - takes place annually and attracts some splendid films from around the world. This festival which generally takes place in January, lasts for a week and is a treat for film lovers in the city. Passes for single day or for entire duration are available at any of the multiplexes hosting the festival at reasonable rates.

A number of College festivals have become very commercialised, but still attract big crowds and a very high degree of competition from colleges all over Pune. Verve organised by Express Youth Forum is the biggest inter-collegiate cultural festival in India while Concepts organized by the Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT) is a very popular engineering (technical) event. The College of Engineering, Pune also organizes a technical festival which attracts participants from all over India. So all year round, there is enough excitement to keep Puneites and tourists on their toes!

Food

Pune is undoubtedly a great place to eat. Fergusson College Road is full of budget eateries serving delicous hot food at nominal charges. For a range of multi-cuisine restaurants, visit ABC Farms, Koregaon Park, which houses the city's best restaurants. Almost all restaurants open and close at similar hours. 10 in the morning to 11 at night is the usual. Of course, restaurant bars stay open till at least midnight. Misals are a Pune favourite, if you can stomach the spice in them. They are a tasty meal and a visit to Bedekar Misal or Shree Uphar Gruha is a must. They are located in the Peth areas and are famous. Shree Uphar Gruha is located at Tulsi Baug. Its a small joint but dishes out tasty Misal and fritters.

For variety, head out to Koregaon Park. North Main Road is a lane with more than 50 restaurants. It offers a choice of cuisine including Italian, French, Mexican, Thai, Japanese and a variety of local Indian food; there is a restaurant to fit every taste and mood. ABC farms in Koregaon Park has many restaurants at one place - ideal when you cannot decide before leaving for dinner. Koregaon Park is known as The Restaurant Suburb, and holds a similar status to Pune that Bandra holds to Mumbai.

  • Home Delivery (Food delivery, Online Ordering, Take away), Pune,  +91 33006464. Online ordering, Food delivery from over 200 restaurants in pune, Pay online, or Cash on delivery.

Budget

  • Laxminarayan Best Chiwda they are famous for their Rice flakes Chiwda, Cornflakes Chiwda and Potato Chiwda
  • Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale outlets in the city are also a must go for a variety of sweetmeats and snack items. The Gulabjamun with sprinkled sugar which is a dessert dish and the famous Bakarwadi which is a fried chickpea flour preparation, are something worth trying while visiting Pune.
  • Good Luck Cafe, Good Luck Chowk(Square), F.C Road. One of the oldest and among the most popular resturants in Pune, it serves Iranian/Punjabi dishes, but is well know for its tea and butter bread. mostly frequanted by collegians it's a cool place to hang out.
  • Mehendale Garage, Mehendale Garage, Kothrud. Clean authentic home-made maharashtrian food with some delicious Bharit-Bhakri (Eggplant dish similar to the greek Babaganoush served with Jowar or Bajra Bread) or even Kadhi-Khichadi (rice-lentil porridge). Finish up with a glass of Taak (buttermilk) or Solkadhi (Kokum + Coconut Milk).
  • Vohuman, 34, Sassoon Rd. An awesome Iranian place serving delicious omelettes. Good for breakfast. Right next to the Jehangir Hospital.
  • Chaitanya(vegetarian)/Tawas and Tandoors(non-vegetarian) at F.C. Road. Serves quite cheap stuffed parathas(layered chapattis), rice.Has combos of chicken/mutton/fish curries and dal(lentils)+parathas;biryanis;tandoor snacks on offer at very reasonable prices.
  • Delhi Kitchen,Near Kotbagi Hospital,Aundh/Deep Bungalow Chowk. Serves cheap and delightful punjabi food.Curries available in different serving sizes;a 'quarter' curry being sufficient for one person.
  • Manmeet Chat Center +91 64001088. On east side of F.C. Road next to Subway and opposite F.C. College Junior wing entrance, near Sant Tukaram Chouk. Delicious chat. 'Popular basket chat' is INR 50 and is a tasty filling meal or great for sharing. The 'extra special'costs INR 5 more.
  • Ande Ka Funda, Paud road. The only place for eggeterian. Serves 26 egg items.
  • Vaishali, 1218/1, Shivaji Nagar, Fergusson College Rd. A popular youth joint serving amazing South Indian dishes. Their Sambhar is arguably the best in the City.
  • Wadeshwar, Fergusson College Rd. Another popular eating place. The best fast food you will get here inlcludes appe, vada-sambhar, and pav bhaji. Another branch of wadeshwar is also there on Bajirao road, Shukrawar peth, which serves very good idlis and uttapa, and alu paratha.worth a try.
  • Baan Thai Bakers Point, NIBM Road. Pretty good variety of Prawns and Chicken preparations.
  • Marzorin, Main Street, Camp. Famous for sandwiches, cakes and pastries.
  • Top in TownGarvare Bridge, Behind Chitale Opp Deccan Gymkhana. Amazing non-veg food items. Do not miss fish and Chicken here.
  • JJ Garden Vada Pav MG Road, Camp. Serves one of the best Vada Pav with green chutney. A must have when you are in Pune.
  • Godbole's Suswaram Kothrud, near bedekar Ganapati. Very good maharashtrian snaks like Khichadi, pohe, vada pav, sheera. Also serves very good lunch.
  • Bapat Upahar Gruha, Near Raja kelkar Museum. Excellent Maharashtrian Food and very affordable.
  • Steamy affair, JM Rd (between Balgandharv and Deccan Bus stand). Serves steam idli, fried idli, veg idli, corn idli, kutti idli, pepper idli and dahi idli among the 15 different varieties. The speciality is the varaya idli which is served exclusively on Thursdays and Saturdays for people who observe fast. Another unique type of idli served here is the kadhi idli. Spicy chutneys served along with these sumptuous snacks make the dish even more interesting. All the idlis are Rs 12-22.
  • Badshahi Lodging and Boarding, Tilak Road. Badshahi is one of the oldest boarding place in pune its almost a centuary old place and it serves very nice and authentic Maharashtrian Pure Veg Thali (Brahmani). There thali rate is Rs 60 per person. its a nice and clean place it opens at 12 in afternoon and closes at 2.30 pm and in evening open at 8pm and closes at 10.30 pm
  • Tilak, Tilak road, just behind MES boys high school in alane (easy to miss). Best quality tea and Vadapav; an any time snack and other mouth lingering varieties at most affordable price . No waiter and no tips . Just a service counter based on token system. Price range Rs. 10 to Rs. 75

Mid-range

  • The Yogi Tree Cafe North Main Road, Koregaon Park. Wholesome pancakes, sandwiches and salads make this the favourite brunch destination of the Osho Ashram crowd ever since German Bakery shut down.
  • Satguru Punjabi Rasoi Best Nort Indian Food in Pune located on Viman Nagar Chowk opposite Giga Space IT park. 2kms from Koregaon Park on Nagar Road. Try it good place hangout in eveinings and night. Also located at Destination Center,Magarpatta City,Hadapsar.
  • Vohuman, 34, Sassoon Rd. An awesome Iranian place serving delicious omelettes. Good for breakfast. Right next to the Jehangir Hospital.
  • Chaitanya(vegetarian)/Tawas and Tandoors(non-vegetarian) at F.C. Road. Serves quite cheap stuffed parathas(layered chapattis), rice.Has combos of chicken/mutton/fish curries and dal(lentils)+parathas;biryanis;tandoor snacks on offer at very reasonable prices.
  • Delhi Kitchen,Near Kotbagi Hospital,Aundh/Deep Bungalow Chowk. Serves cheap and delightful punjabi food.Curries available in different serving sizes;a 'quarter' curry being sufficient for one person.
  • Manmeet Chat Center +91 64001088. On east side of F.C. Road next to Subway and opposite F.C. College Junior wing entrance, near Sant Tukaram Chouk. Delicious chat. 'Popular basket chat' is INR 50 and is a tasty filling meal or great for sharing. The 'extra special'costs INR 5 more.
  • Ande Ka Funda, Paud road. The only place for eggeterian. Serves 26 egg items.
  • Vaishali, 1218/1, Shivaji Nagar, Fergusson College Rd. A popular youth joint serving amazing South Indian dishes. Their Sambhar is arguably the best in the City.
  • The Green Villa Perched in Lane-C, Koregaon Park, this is an Arabic themed restaurant quite popular with the youth and foreigners. They serve authentic Mughlai and Lebanese food along with Hookah.
  • Wadeshwar, Fergusson College Rd. Another popular eating place. The best fast food you will get here inlcludes appe, vada-sambhar, and pav bhaji. Another branch of wadeshwar is also there on Bajirao road, Shukrawar peth, which serves very good idlis and uttapa, and alu paratha.worth a try.
  • Kayani Bakery, East St. Famous for its Shrewsbury biscuits, Walnut Cake and Sponge Cake, many mouth watering bakery items here disappear almost instantly over the counter.
  • Shreyas , Apte Road. Very good Marathi thali at a reasonable price and a clean dining place. Amras and Ukadiche Modak (steamed sweet coconut filled rice dumplings) not to be missed during mango season and Ganesh festival respectively.
  • Asha Dining Hall, Apte Road. Good Marathi thali at a very reasonable price and a clean dining place.
  • Burger King has two branches and serves brilliant grilled sandwiches. Their 'King Burger' is huge, good to eat and make for a very inexpensive, sumptuous meal. However, this is not related to the international chain.
    • 2394, East St.
    • near ABC tower,(kalyani nagar bridge), Koregaon Park.
    • Suyog Plaza, Shivaji Nagar, Deccan Gymkhana.
    • INOX Multiplex, Bund Garden Rd, Camp.
    • Marigold Complex, Survey 15, Wadgaon Sheri, Kalyani Nagar.
    • Survey 127, Karve Rd, Kothrud.
    • D.P. Road, Aundh.
  • Sharvaree / Shabree. 1199/1A FC Road. 411004, Pune (corner of FC Road and Ghole Road). Phone: +91 20 25531511. [7]. Sharvaree is upstairs and famous for traditional Maharashtrian 'thalipeeth', a savoury multigrain pancake snack. Downstairs is Shabree which is multicuisine but specialises in Maharashtrian thali (INR 150). The food is good and the restaurant is very clean and pleasant.
  • Nisarg Vada Paav Off SB Road, Near SBI ATM to Vikhe Patil College. The best Vada Paav in Pune(place not at all clean)
  • Janaseva Garvare Bridge, behind Chitale. Traditional Maharashtrian Thali, very famous and visited by many maharashtrians visiting Pune.
  • Vasu Vada PavBhel Chowk, Pradhikaran. Serves one of the best Vada Pav. A must have when you are in Pimpri Chinchwad.
  • Sukanta ,Near Deccan just near to Z bridge is famous for Thali. The food is very tasty.
  • Sarangi ,Opposite Victory Cinema just near to MG Road is famous for North Indian dishes. The food is authentic, economical and very tasty.
  • Asian Melange , Near Karve Statue, close to the Kothrud Bus Stand. Serves delicious veg and non-veg Indian food. One can also order other Asian delicacies viz. Chinese and Malaysian food. The place has a barbeque grill bar on the rooftop operational only in the Summer. More places.

Splurge

  • Terttulia South Main Road, Koregaon Park. Impeccable continental fare including pizzas, pastas and steaks served with cocktails in a European-style outdoor cafe.
  • Mahesh Lunch Home Hands down wins the top spot for Pune's best seafood.
  • Nisarg, Nal Stop Junction, Off karve Road, Erandwane serves excellent Malvan/Goan style Sea Food specially crabs & lobsters.
  • Oh Calcutta, City Point, Dhole Patil Rd. A fantastic spread of Bengali cuisine.
  • Barberque Nation, Kalyani Nagar & Pune Bypass Wakad (Near Indira College). Offers a vast & Delicious variety of concept dining menu for around 500 bucks only. Really worth paying for, specially for the unlimited servings of Prawns, Crabs, Chicken, Mutton, Fish and also equally delicious Veg food. Good 8-10 variety of desserts to finish your meal.
  • Malaka Spice, Koregaon Park. Lip smacking Thai and continental food.
  • Taj Blue Diamond, 11, Koregaon Rd, Koregaon Park. This Taj hotel has three restaurants and a bar. Classy and reliable.
  • Sigree, City Point, Dhole Patil Rd, delicious North Indian food.
  • Shangrila 14th Lane, Prabhat Road. Spicy Kolhapuri veg. and non.veg. cuisine. The mutton pickle is worth a try.
  • Flags, INOX Multiplex, Bund Garden Rd, Camp. Has a very interesting menu.
  • Kangan Indian restaurant (dinner), Plot no 36/3B, Mundhawa Road, Ghorpadi
  • Kabab Factory package, Package comes in both Veg and Non-Veg formats costing Rs. 325 (approx $7.36) and Rs. 375 (approx $8.50) + taxes, respectively. Package include unlimited delicious kababs (6-7 different types), Roti, Dal, Biryani and desserts (4-5 different types to choose from) every item listed is unlimited.
  • La Dolce Vita, City Point, Dhole Patil Rd. Serves authentic cuisine from Tuscany, Italy. The menu has an extensive list of Italian wines.
  • La Pizzeria, 361/5, Bund Garden Rd, Camp. Newly opened Opp E-Square in Hotel Srimaan. Tel. (020) 26133535; (020) 40077000. Has amazing Italian cuisine, pizzas and garlic bread, and it is run by an Italian. Has a fine-dining ambience.
  • Le Meridien, Mill Rd. Pune's most luxurious hotel offers numerous dining options.
  • Pizza Express, Sohrab Hall, RBM Cannaught Rd. You must try the delicious chocolate fudge. Although it is rather expensive compared to Domino's or Pizza Corner, the pizzas are extremely authentic.
  • Pizza Hut, at Jangli Maharaj Road, M G Road, and several other outlets. The world-famous pizza chain.
  • Plot 403, Unit 7, ICC Tech Park, Senapati Bapat Rd.
  • Prego at 36/3-B, Koregaon Park Annexe, Mundhawa Road, Ghorpadi
  • Spice Island serves North Indian cuisine and is ideal for fine dining. There is a live band in the evenings.
  • Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park for buffet and sunday brunch
  • The Orient, Sun n Sand, NH 4. Serves authentic Chinese food in a laid-back atmosphere with soft music in the background. Quite similar to the Whispering Bamboo in the Taj.
  • The Yellow Chilli. Sanskriti Lifestyle Complex, Lane No. 7, Koregaon Park, Pune. Phone: 41285454, 41285757. Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor dishes up a wide variety of interpretations of Maharashtrian and northern Indian cuisines. Choose between the outside veranda with a bar-b-q buffet, or venture into the stylish modern interior for a la carte. The choc chip kulfi is listed as a must try - this is no exaggeration!
  • Sayaji. : On Pune Mumbai highway near Wakad. Good buffet.


Refreshing Indian drinks such as Jal Jeera (a cumin seed drink) and Nimbu Pani (lemon water/soda) are sold on the sidewalk for around Rs 5 per glass.

  • Yoko's, G-3 5th Avenue, Dhole Patil Road, Pune. A must have when in Pune. If you are a sizzler freak you will enjoy this place, excellent ambience and very economical... one also-to-see place is "the place"
  • CAD-B Ice-cream Magic, Near Karishma Society, Kothrud, Pune or Opp. Kamala Nehru Park, Bhadarkar Road, Pune.ice cream magic,e-square food court level 2. A must have when in Pune..For chocolate lovers..
  • Mastani, Sujata Mastani, Nimbalkar Talim Chowk, 1260, Sadashiv Peth, Pune,  +9120-24474641. A must have when in Pune..For icecream lovers. Its like milkshake with icecream..
  • Spice Kitchen, Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre,  +91 66833333. 24.

Alcohol

Alcohol is easily available all over town, though most of the bars are in Koregaon Park and upmarket areas. Most bars open in the afternoon and close an hour or two after midnight.

  • Doolally's The 1st brewhouse, Corianthan's club- Microbrewery/ also called smokies
  • 7 Bamboo, koregaon park
  • Apache - The Livid Lounge, F.C. Road and Banjara Hills, Chandani Chowk. One rocking place. Good heavy music. Recommended for a rock/ metal head.
  • Carzonrent, ABC Farms, Koregaon Park.
  • The Easy Bar, Taj Blue Diamond, 11, Koregaon Rd, Koregaon Park.
  • Club Nirvana, INOX Multiplex, Bund Garden Rd, Camp.
  • Elysium Koregaon Park, (Mind Circus Innovations project).
  • Entresol Bar, Le Meridien, Mill Rd.
  • Hard Rock Cafe +91 20-4015-8888. Plot No. 81/82 East Main Road, Koregaon Park. Open daily 12:00PM - 11:30 PM.
  • Hi Tide, Sagar Plaza, 1, Bund Garden Rd.
  • Olas, ABC Farms, Koregaon Park.
  • Provogue Lounge Lounge, ABC Farms, Koregaon Park.
  • Pub Carousel, Holiday Inn, 262, Bund Garden Rd.
  • Raviraj, Deccan Gymkhana
  • Roof Top Bar, Le Meridien, Mill Rd.
  • Scream - The Club, Le Meridien, Mill Rd.
  • Soul Purpose at Deccan Rendezvous (See ‘Sleep’ for details). Extremely subdued lighting would make this a good place for an illicit rendezvous. Clientele are a mix of business travellers and dining guests. Open 12 noon to 3 pm & 7 pm to 11.30 pm.
  • Ten Downing Street, Gera Plaza, Dhole Patil Rd.
  • Thousand Oaks, 2/17, East St, Camp. Until 11.15pm.
  • Toons, MG Road.
  • Wondurr Bar, ABC Farms, Koregaon Park.
  • Shailaja, JM Road, wonderful food like Surmai and Crab. Place for serious drinkers. Place has been around for 50 years.

Tea and coffee

There is no lack of coffee shops in the city. Some of the restaurants listed above serve good coffee, or head to a branch of the Barista [8] or Cafe Coffee Day [9] chains, both of which have numerous locations around town. The FC Road and MG Road branches of Barista are wi-fi hotspots.

  • Dorabji is famous for coffee and it's products, Don't forget to enjoy bun-maska (bread with butter) with Irani tea at Goodluck on FC road.
  • Juice World, M.G. Rd/ East St. Serves wonderful parathas and pav bhaji.
  • Durga, Paud Road. A popular joint for coffee.
  • Coffee House, M.G. Rd. Enjoy their Channa Bhathura.
  • Cafe Good Luck End of FC Road, Good Luck Chowk. Oldest Iraninan restaurant. Famous for Bread items and Mutton Kheema.
  • Coffee Stop Near Om Super Market. Enjoy the best cold coffee here

Shopping

Laxminarayan Best Chiwda they are famous for their Rice flakes Chiwda, Cornflakes Chiwda, Potato chiwda, Chitales's Bakarwadi and Mango Barfi.

Pune is a city where you will find an excellent range of streetside shops as well as a few outstanding malls. Pune is a good place to pick up some Indian slippers made of rubber. Kolhapuri chappals can also be bought off the pavement. They tend to be soft and comfortable, and are manufactured in the Maharashtrian town of Kolhapur a few hundred miles south of Pune.

Budget

All the places listed here are places where you can bargain hard and get some good stuff off the pavement for rock-bottom prices.

  • M.G. Road. Any items such as shoes, clothing, pots, pans, electronics, stationary, furniture, kitchen sinks etc. can be found at Modelina Grant Road, known to locals simply as M.G. Road.
  • Laxmi Road. A very huge market selling gold jewelry and clothes.
  • Tulshi Baug. Located on the Bajirao Road, near Maharashtra Bank. It is a must visit and also a favourite house hold items like crockery, veggi stands etc. Very cheap ladies garments, footwear and other items required for daily use are available at low prices.
  • Fashion Street. Located in the Pune Camp Area near M.G. Road. A special market where you can easily bargain your way to lots of inexpensive readymade garments, footwear, leather items and fashion accessories.
  • Juna Bazar. Located near the Pune Railway Station (en route to the Pune Municipal Corporation). The market is held every Wednesday and Sunday on the street approx 9AM to 6PM. It is sort of a flea bargain market and you could get your hands on a variety of interesting objects for throw-away prices including old rare coins, gramophone records and other such unique paraphernalia.
  • Hongkong Lane. Located in Deccan near the Garware Bridge,the lane has a blink-and-you-will-miss-it entrance. You will be surprised to find all that this tiny lane has to offer, including some very good bargains on bags,clothes,accessories,books and footwear.
  • Vishram Baug Wada, there is a shop inside Vishram baug wada where you get variety of decorative as well as daily use items. the highlight of this shop is all the goods are created by small groups of women (Mahila Bachat Gata). Most of the items are handmade and exclusive variety. We must support such groups of women who are fighting against all odds to become independent.
  • Koregaon Park, One of the several boutiques on North Main Road and its by lanes in Koregaon Park. These are small exclusive boutiques and have a good collection, so expect to pay for your clothes, but you may find the occasional great bargain.

Books

Puneites are crazy about books. This shows in the number of excellent bookshops scattered throughout the city. The area known as 'Appa Balwant Chowk' is famous for various big and small book shops. Some of them specialize in special subjects like Law books,management books,religious books,computer books,music books etc.

Birds of Pune available from Centre for Environment Education [5] and Kalpavriksh [6]

  • Ajit Law Book Depot. Appa Balwant Chowk.
  • The Crossword chain of bookshops has 8 branches in Pune.
  • The WORD bookshop, Boottee St, Camp.
  • Book World, Basement, Sagar Arcade, FC Road.
  • Book Space, 593, Ganesh Peth.
  • Landmark. SGS Mall, Molendina Rd.
  • Manney's Book Centre, Molendina Rd, Pune Camp Area.
  • Popular Book Shop, Deccan Gymkhana.
  • Utkarsh Book Depot, Deccan Gymkhana, Near Garware Bridge.

Electronics

Pune is a technology hub and is home to IT/ITES/BPO professionals. Pune also has one of the highest densities of Engineers and Management graduates pursuing studies. Sony World, House of Laptops, Croma are electronics chains dishing out the goodies.

Haircut

Being a student town, Pune has a good selection of mid priced hair salons.

  • Lizzes Hairdressers, E Square Multiplex, The Gordan House Hotel, S No 132/A, 6th Floor, University Road, Ganeshkhind , Pune (Entrance from down the side of E-Square, take the elevator up),  +91 66044100, 66044114. English understood well, and after a 30 minute cut I had a haircut I was happy to be seen outside with. Rs 450 for a good men's hair cut (no shampoo).

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