Pubs and lounging
Of late, with Pune emerging as a hub for students and young professionals, there are many places to enjoy a drink or two. The Hard Rock Cafe and Mi-a-mi, the pub at the JW Marriott hotel, are very popular, as is V Lounge near the golf course. But if you want to taste "real beer", as they say, Doolally is the place to go to. Situated in the premises of the Corinthian Club in Kondhwa, it is one of the few micro-breweries in India. Hrishikesh Kanitkar
If wine is your thing, take a cab to Chateau Indage in Narayangaon, just 70km away. You can take a tour of the vineyards, sample the wines and have lunch at the Chateau's restaurant.
Flambos on Bund Garden Road serves Italian, Mexican and French cuisine, but what stands out is their Brazilian food. They also have a brewery that has arguably the best wheat beer in town.
You could also try April Rain in Aundh.
Head to Bamboo House in Shivaji Nagar.
Shailaja on JM Road, serves north Indian, sea food, biryani, Chinese and desserts.
Toons - The Café Down Under
Toons - The Café Down Under on MG Road is a good budget option for a night out.
If you want some Malaysian food, check out Malaka Spice.
Radio Shack, Hard Rock Cafe and High Spirits
Enjoy the view of the city from Penthouze Nightlife, in the Onyx Tower.
Try the "Barman's Pitcher" at 1000 Oaks.
Mi-a-Mi, at the Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, is a popular club with good food, great ambience and a sizeable dance floor.
Stone Water Grill
Stone Water Grill, in Koregaon Park, serves European cuisine, has a very well-stocked bar with over 70 varieties of wines, and has a small dance floor.
Kue Bar is a slick nightclub at the Westin Hotel, and hosts top DJs from the country and outside every week.
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Temples to visit
Even though Pune was popularly known as a pensioners' paradise till two decades ago, before it was converted into an educational and IT hotspot, it is also well known for its famous temples. The temple of Parvati - the deity of the Peshwas - stands on a hill, and you have to climb about a hundred steps to get to it. You can also visit the two temples dedicated to Pune's patron deity, Lord Ganesh - Kasba Ganpati Mandir and the Dagdusheth Halwai, which are pretty close to each other. Not very far from these are the ancient Shiv temples of Omkareshwar Mandir and Jangli Maharaj Mandir. Hrishikesh Kanitkar
Tips for Travellers
Traffic can be pretty chaotic in Pune, so if you're visiting for a few days, depend on auto-rickshaws or taxis. Avoid the headache of driving through traffic jams on your holiday.