3/5 - Okay
OzzyOct 25, 2019
Traffic horrible as usual but better than Delhi -:)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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If you're spending some time in Kune Village, Della Adventure and Shooting Point are top sights worth seeing.
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.
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Reviewed on 16 Jul 2019
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.
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.
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.
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 is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Pune. Make time to visit the spas and theme park while you're in the area.
Enjoy an outing to Bhimashankar Temple during your stay in Bhimashankar. Wander the forests and riverfront while you're in the area.
Verified travelerJun 1, 2019
Nice city but airport not up to mark