Make sure you buy Puneri saris and the Jijamata sari, a unique sari designed by the mother of Shivaji, from Kasat or Peshwai.
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To get a feel of the local culture in Pune, take a walk along Laxmi Road, a busy shopping area, or to Juna Bazaar, a market for second-hand and antique items.
Caves in the middle of the city
Visit the eighth-century Pataleshwar Caves (in the middle of the city). In the evening, catch a sound and light show at Shaniwar Wada, which was originally built for the Peshwas (successors of Shivaji) in 1736 but burned down in 1828. However, the imposing walls, the pinths still stand tall, as do the palace doors with their fierce spikes. Today it is one of Pune's main cultural symbols.