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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Ande Ka Funda
Eggetarians, go on a rampage at Ande Ka Funda, where they serve 26 different dishes featuring egg.
There are plenty of forts of the Peshwa era - almost all of them ruled by Shivaji - close to Pune. Sinhagad is less than an hour's drive away, and is the most popular destination. Shaniwar Wada, which was the seat of the Peshwas in the 18th and the 19th century, is in the heart of the town. Right next to it is Lal Mahal, where Shivaji spent a lot of his growing-up years. While travelling to the Sinhagad Fort, you can stop for a break at the Khadakvasla dam. 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.