From centre stage to the sidelines

Pune is Maharashtra's cricket's HQ, though that means less today than it did until a decade ago

Amol Karhadkar

Mar 15, 2013

Laidback but tough

Former Maharashtra batsman Shantanu Sugwekar remembers the best days of Pune cricket and its rivalry with Mumbai

Siddhartha Talya

Mar 15, 2013

Pune's batman

Over the last two years a cricket fan has built up an impressive collection of autographed memorabilia in the city

Amol Karhadkar

Mar 14, 2013

When in Pune, do as...

... the locals want you to, or prepare to have doorbells not answered, tyres deflated, and your children sent home with puppies

Uma Karve

Feb 25, 2013

Between the hills and the sea

Venture outside Pune to Buddhist caves, pristine beaches, or cozy hill stations

Janice N

Soul food

It's always good to try the local cuisine of any city you visit. In Pune, you're spoilt for choice

Uma Karve

Boogie nights

Long lazy brunches or leaving the dance floor in need of urgent repairs - whatever your idea of fun, Pune is here to cater to it

Janice N

Peshwas and Puneri snacks

Indulge in Maratha history and Maharashtrian cuisine when in Pune

Hrishikesh Kanitkar

New-age ground, big ambitions

The city hasn't hosted a lot of international cricket, but the IPL has raised its profile nonetheless

Devashish Fuloria

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More in Pune

Where to

  1. Top in Town, Wadeshwar and Vaishali

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

  2. Ista

    Ista (Rs 4500), on Nagar Road, is 30km from the stadium.

  3. Kue Bar

    Kue Bar is a slick nightclub at the Westin Hotel, and hosts top DJs from the country and outside every week.

Must Do

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.

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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