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Sari shopping

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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Where to

  1. Green Villa

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

  2. Sadanand Regency, Hotel Parichay and Fortune Inn Jukaso

    Other good budget hotels in Pune are Sadanand Regency (Rs 2100), Hotel Parichay (Rs 2300) and the pretty Fortune Inn Jukaso (Rs 2900).

  3. 1000 Oaks

    Try the "Barman's Pitcher" at 1000 Oaks.

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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