Places to Visit in Pune
Pune is the second largest city of Maharashtra and is located in the eastern part of spectacular Western Ghats. Earlier known as Poona, it has gained prominence as a popular tourist destination in recent years. It is located close to wonderful weekend destinations like Khandala and Lonavala and famous pilgrim locations like Shirdi. Pune was the capital and centre of power of the Maratha Empire in the bygone era. Pune is home to reputed educational institutions and has emerged as a hub of professional education in India. The beautiful Pune city is also known as cultural capital of Maharashtra and famous for its cultural activities in classical music, theatre, spirituality, sports, and literature. Things to do in Pune Spend an evening at Osho Garden The Osho Ashram is a spiritual medication centre and is one of the most frequently places in Pune by Foreign Tourists. The adjacent Zen garden called Osho Teerth which is full of lush green flora and is an ideal spot to relax. Climb up the Parvati Hill It is situated in the southern Pune. After reaching the top of the hill, one can enjoy the beautiful scenic view. There is also a small museum of artefacts that one can visit. Visit the National War Museum As the name itself suggests, this war memorial is dedicated to the army personnel. The main structure is 25 feet tall. This is one of the must visit places in Pune. Watch a light show at Shaniwar Wada A historical monument from the time of the Maratha rule in Pune. The wada has evening light shows that tell the story of Peshwas who lived there. Visit the Aga Khan Palace The Aga Khan Palace was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in Pune, India. Built in 1892, it is one of the biggest landmarks in Indian history. The palace was an act of charity by the Sultan who wanted to help the poor in the neighbouring areas of Pune, that were drastically hit by famine. Where to eat in Pune Chingari Upmarket restaurant with vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan options. It’s open only for dinner, so it’s advisable to make reservations beforehand. JJ Garden Vada Pav Considered one of the best places to eat vada pav in Pune, JJ Garden is in the heart of the city at Camp. Perfect place to grab a snack in the evening. Vaishali Vaishali is a multi-cuisine restaurant located on Fergusson College Road, but is best known for its mouth-watering dosas and other south Indian fare. Good Luck Café Good Luck is a quaint Irani café that’s been around in Pune for generations. If you’re looking for a refreshing bun muska and chai, this is where you should go. Shreyas If you’re looking to experience authentic Maharashtrian food in Pune, head to Shreyas for a thali – you’ll get to taste everything the restaurant has to offer.