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Sinhagad Fort

Early risers must visit this iconic fort on the outskirts of this city. Have your breakfast on Sinhagad Fort with an unhindered, pleasing view of the Sahayadri. Don't forget to have some traditional Maharashtrian fare such as the kanda pohe, kanda bhajji, pithale bhakari, taak and so on. Remember a day that begins well ends well.

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Pune specialties to take home  

Take back bakarwadi from Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale and Shrewsbury biscuits from Kayani Bakery for your friends and family. These two items are immensely popular and synonymous with Pune. And gone are the days when you had to stand in long queues at one of only two Chitale outlets and hope that they didn't run out of bakarwadi before you reach the counter; Chitale now has franchise outlets all over the city. Hrishikesh Kanitkar

Unique food joints  

Vaishali, a popular restaurant in Pune If you are a foodie, you will have a great time in Pune. The city now boasts cuisines from all across the world, but what still stand out are the Udupi and Irani restaurants. Vaishali and Roopali, Udupi restaurants that serve south Indian fast food, haven't seen their menus amended for nearly six decades now. Among the Irani restaurants, stop in at Cafe Good Luck at Deccan Gymkhana. When you go to these restaurants, you'll find that they have been venues for daily hangouts of friends for well over 50 years or so. You should also try the Puneri misal, a spicy Maharashtrian snack, at Bedekar, Shree Upahar Griha, Shree Krishna or Katakir, which are always packed with people. Hrishikesh Kanitkar

Wine-tasting  

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.

Shop for Shrewsbury biscuits  

Kayani Bakery in Pune Pick up Pune's famous Shrewsbury biscuits and sponge cake at Kayani Bakery.

Top in Town, Wadeshwar and Vaishali

Vaishali, a popular restaurant in Pune Among the good budget restaurants in Pune are Top in Town, Wadeshwar and Vaishali.

Steamy Affair

South Indian food lovers, try out Steamy Affair, which serves several different types of idlis.

Ande Ka Funda

Eggetarians, go on a rampage at Ande Ka Funda, where they serve 26 different dishes featuring egg.

Goodluck Cafe

Goodluck Café is one of the oldest, most loved restaurants in Pune. It serves Iranian and Punjabi dishes but has become more famous for its tea and buttered bread (maska pav). Any time you visit, you'll see college students chattering away inside.

Satguru Punjabi Rasoi

Satguru Punjabi Rasoi serves north Indian food.

Delhi Kitchen

This restaurant is a good bet for north Indian food.

Green Villa

The popular Green Villa is Arabic-themed and serves Lebanese and Mughlai food.

Vohuman

Vohuman, an Iranian restaurant next to Jehangir hospital, serves yummy omelettes.

Janaseva Bhojanalay

If you want traditional Maharashtrian vegetarian food, head to Janaseva Bhojanalay, famous for its thalis.

Tim Luck Luck

On entering Tim Luck Luck, you will feel like you're at a dhaba on a highway near Chandigarh. The food, like all good dhaba food, is rich, spicy, and served piping hot.

Sigree

If you want some good north Indian food, try Sigree, which has cozy outdoor seating and a great buffet

Seasonal Tastes

Seasonal Tastes, at the Westin, has the most lavish buffet in town.

Flambos

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.

Sun-N-Sand

Sun-N-Sand (Rs 4400) in Bund Garden Road is far from the stadium (about 30km) but its Kabab Hut restaurant is highly recommended.

Shailaja

Shailaja on JM Road, serves north Indian, sea food, biryani, Chinese and desserts.

Malaka Spice

If you want some Malaysian food, check out Malaka Spice.

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Where to

  1. Tim Luck Luck

    On entering Tim Luck Luck, you will feel like you're at a dhaba on a highway near Chandigarh. The food, like all good dhaba food, is rich, spicy, and served piping hot.

  2. Ginger

    Ginger (Rs 2900) is 15km from the stadium.

  3. Penthouze Nightlife

    Enjoy the view of the city from Penthouze Nightlife, in the Onyx Tower.

Must Do

Unique food joints  

If you are a foodie, you will have a great time in Pune. The city now boasts cuisines from all across the world, but what still stand out are the Udupi and Irani restaurants. Vaishali and Roopali, Udupi restaurants that serve south Indian fast food, haven't seen their menus amended for nearly six decades now. Among the Irani restaurants, stop in at Cafe Good Luck at Deccan Gymkhana. When you go to these restaurants, you'll find that they have been venues for daily hangouts of friends for well over 50 years or so. You should also try the Puneri misal, a spicy Maharashtrian snack, at Bedekar, Shree Upahar Griha, Shree Krishna or Katakir, which are always packed with people. 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.

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