Pune DistrictIndia

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Visit Pune District

Temples, colonial architecture and ashrams make Pune an excellent destination for visitors looking to discover old and new India.

From colonial-era monuments and ancient temples to leafy suburbs and ashrams, Pune showcases traditional and contemporary India. This city on the Mula and Mutha rivers boasts centuries of history, from the Brahmin Peshwas to British rule.

Many come to Pune for spiritual enlightenment, principally at the ashram established by the late New Age guru Bhagwan Rajneesh. Meditate among the ornamental ponds and waterfalls of the Japanese-style Osho Teerth Gardens. Find the ashram and gardens in Koregaon Park, a leafy neighborhood with dozens of cafés and restaurants.

Pune has plenty of other attractions to keep you entertained for days. Browse the narrow streets of the Old City by rickshaw or on foot to find architectural and cultural treasures. See fading Haveli-style houses and visit traditional bazaars.

Enjoy the views from the ramparts of the 18th-century Shaniwarwada Palace, where a sound and light show explains the building’s history. Experience Mahatma Phule Market, a busy produce market set in a Victorian-era warehouse. See artifacts such as musical instruments, hookah pipes and toys at the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum.

Cross the Mutha River to enter Pataleshwar Cave Temple, an eighth-century rock-cut temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the adjacent Hindu temple Jangali Maharaj Mandir. Catch a rickshaw to Aga Khan Palace, where the British once jailed nationalist leaders. Take a short drive from the palace to shop, dine or watch a movie at Phoenix Market City.

Get back on the history trail at the Tribal Cultural Museum, with artifacts from local tribal communities. Walk along Connaught Road and MG Road, Pune’s main shopping districts and also the biggest concentration of restaurants and street food vendors. Sample garlic-infused curries or sweet snacks bursting with coriander and tamarind flavors.

Pune is 95 miles (154 kilometers) southeast of Mumbai and its domestic airport is a 20-minute drive from the city center. Intercity buses and trains frequently leave from Pune, for those who would like to explore the rest of the Maharashtra state.

Where to stay in Pune District

Viman Nagar, Pune, India
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Viman Nagar

3.5/5Good!(24 area reviews)

Unique features of Viman Nagar include the shopping and restaurants. Make a stop by Phoenix Market City or Inorbit Mall while you're exploring the area.

Viman Nagar
Koregaon Park, Pune, India
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Koregaon Park

3.5/5Good!(6 area reviews)

Travellers enjoy Koregaon Park for its bars and parks. Consider checking out Rotary Riverside Joggers Park while you're in the area.

Koregaon Park
Aundh, Pune, India
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Aundh

2/5(1 area review)

Aundh is well-liked for its restaurants and historical sites. If you're hoping to see more of the larger area, Shaniwar Wada and Balewadi Sports Complex are some interesting sights nearby to check out.

Aundh
Kalyani Nagar, Pune, India

Kalyani Nagar

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

Visitors to Kalyani Nagar enjoy its restaurants, and if you want to do some exploring, Aga Khan Palace is worth a stop.

Kalyani Nagar
Kune Village, India
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Kune Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Kune Village, Della Adventure and Shooting Point are top sights worth seeing.

Kune Village
Pune which includes dangerous animals, animals and zoo animals

Katraj

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

When in Katraj, you can plan a visit to Saras Baug and Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Katraj

Top hotels in Pune District

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Regency Pune & Residences
Hyatt Regency Pune & Residences
5 out of 5
Weikfield IT Park, Nagar Road, Pune, Maharashtra
Rs5,400
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2

This family-friendly Pune hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Phoenix Market City and Aga Khan Palace. Inorbit Mall and Jogger's Park ...

4.2/5Excellent! (158 reviews)

"Great staff Clean property Renovated rooms Great place to stay"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2019

Hyatt Regency Pune & Residences
Conrad Pune by Hilton
Conrad Pune by Hilton
5 out of 5
7 Mangaldas Road, Pune, Maharashtra
Rs8,075
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Business Bay, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Amanora Mall Town Centre and World Trade Center. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (117 reviews)

"The staff were wonderful and it was a beautiful space"…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2019

Conrad Pune by Hilton
The Orchid Hotel Pune Hinjewadi
The Orchid Hotel Pune Hinjewadi
3.5 out of 5
Adjacent to Shivaji Stadium, Pune-, Bangalore Hwy., Mhalunge-Balewadi, Paud, Maharashtra
Rs3,870
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Balewadi Sports Complex and Balewadi High Street. Xion Mall is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

3.5/5Good! (133 reviews)

"We were allowed early check in, it was a big relief Housekeeping staff Anil and some girl did good job. Food was good, but few items from menu were not available. Breakfast should be allowed till 10:30am."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2019

The Orchid Hotel Pune Hinjewadi

Popular things to do in Pune District

Shaniwar Wada
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Shaniwar Wada

4/5(8 reviews)

The light and sound show in this 18th-century palace will inform you about the Peshwa dynasty and the 1,000 people who lived within the palace walls.

Della Adventure
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Della Adventure

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Della Adventure and see why this is a popular theme park in Kune N.m.. Take some time to visit the water parks in this relaxing area.

Karla Caves
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Karla Caves

3/5(5 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Karla Caves, a popular green space in Lonavala. Take some time to visit the water parks in this relaxing area.

Aga Khan Palace
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Aga Khan Palace

4/5(7 reviews)

Pay tribute to the lives of Gandhi, his wife and his secretary, who were imprisoned at this majestic palace during the heat of India’s independence battle.

Sinhagad Fort
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Sinhagad Fort

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Sinhagad Fort is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Pune. Make time to visit the spas and theme park while you're in the area.

Bhimashankar Temple
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Bhimashankar Temple

Enjoy an outing to Bhimashankar Temple during your stay in Bhimashankar. Wander the forests and riverfront while you're in the area.

Reviews of Pune District

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Top Destination

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5 - Excellent 36%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 44%
3 - Okay
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3/5 - Okay

Ozzy

Oct 25, 2019

Traffic horrible as usual but better than Delhi -:)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 22, 2019

Pune is my favourite city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 22, 2019

Friendly people, and nice food

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Jul 10, 2019

Very bad congested roads with poor traffic sense

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2019

Hot!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2019

Nice city but airport not up to mark

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