Outdoors


Parvati Hill

Climb Parvati Hill to enjoy a great view of Pune city.

Pune University

Take a walk in the morning in the grounds of the University of Pune.

Wildlife watching  

Trek in Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary. The park is home to leopards, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, Malabar giant squirrels and hyenas. Bird lovers can try to spot the black eagle, the Malabar whistling thrush, the green pigeon and the Malabar grey hornbill.

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Where to

  1. Delhi Kitchen

    This restaurant is a good bet for north Indian food.

  2. Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre

    Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre (Rs 6200), 12km from the stadium, is a classy hotel of international standard.

  3. 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.

Must Do

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.

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