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72 Hours in Pune? 15 Things to Do!

72 Hours in Pune? 15 Things to Do! amazingpune.com

The land of Peshwas and Marathas offers a healthy mix of modern interlaced with the old. Here’s what you can do in Pune within 72 hours.


72 Hours in Pune? 15 Things to Do!:

  1. Pune (Maharashtra)
  2. Pataleshwar Caves, Pune (Maharashtra)
  3. Marriott Suites, Pune (Maharashtra)
  4. Hilton Shillim Retreat and Spa, Pune (Maharashtra)
  5. Sinhagad Fort, Pune (Maharashtra)
  6. Aga Khan Palace, Pune (Maharashtra)
  7. Gulmohar Hotel, Pune (Maharashtra)

1. Start your day with a Jog on Law college road

Start your day with a Jog on Law college roadsource: commonfloor.com

Start your day with a morning walk at Law College road. Eat delicious poha from the Poha wala near Nal Stop, Karve Road. He opens his shop at 4am and the poha is beyond tasty! 


2. Followed by a sumptuous breakfast at German Bakery

Followed by a sumptuous breakfast at German Bakerysource: wikimedia.org

Try the Red Velvet Cake, Kheema Pav and Mango Cheesecake at the bakery. Located in Koregaon Park (KP) this is one amongst the favourite hangout spots for many.


3. Visit the Pataleshwar caves

Visit the Pataleshwar cavessource: wikimedia.org

Made from the basalt rock, the Pataleshwar caves are said to be cut out from a single rock. The cave temple resemble with the rock-cut temples of Ellora.


4. Explore the magnificent Nana Wada

Explore the magnificent Nana Wadasource: travellingsahil.blogspot.com

One of the last few remnants of the Peshwa glory, Nana Wada is just a stone’s throw away from Shaniwar wada. The first floor has an intact Diwan Khana(living room) and the verandah has paintings on the walls.


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5. Adore the sunset from Parvati hill

Adore the sunset from Parvati hillsource: wikimedia.org

Atop the Parvati hillock is the Parvati temple offers a panoramic view of Pune city. The Parvati temple is one of the oldest heritage structures in Pune. The hill has 103 steps leading to the top of the hill.

Stay option in Pune

Luxury: Oakwood Premier Pune

Mid-range: Radisson Blu Hotel

Budget: Shreyas Hotel

6. Explore and shop at MG Road

Explore and shop at MG Roadsource: wikimedia.org

If you’re a shopper at heart, there is nothing you cannot find here if you have keen eye. Pune is a paradise for shoppers with an unique blend of Indian and western cultures. The walking plaza on weekends turns the whole locality into a fair with food stalls and handicrafts stalls.


7. Visit the Khadakwasla lake

Visit the Khadakwasla lakesource: .panoramio.com

As Pune lies on the leeward side of the western ghats in the Sahyadri mountain range, it's adorned with 3 fresh water lakes. The Khadakwasla lake is a small calm and quiet place to relax after watching the sunrise. Lush green hills streaked with numerous waterfalls surround the lake making it a great picnic spot.


8. Visit the Ramakrishna Ashram near Dandekar bridge

Visit the Ramakrishna Ashram near Dandekar bridgesource: buzzintown.com

One of the last remaining places that help us shut down the city noises and seek the elusive peace. You can also browse through some of the interesting books available at Vivekananda and Paramahansa.


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9. Grab lunch at the Cafe Good Luck

Grab lunch at the Cafe Good Lucksource: burrpimg.com/

One of the oldest Irani cafes in Pune, Cafe Good luck serves one of the Bun Maska and Chai. Good food and light on the pockets makes this one of the most popular places in Pune.


10. Stroll down to one of the happening pubs on KP

Stroll down to one of the happening pubs on KPsource: dahigh.com

Credited with having the highest number of pubs in Asia, it is clear that the city likes to kick back, be it with innovative cocktails or craft beers. And KP is known to house some of the most happening places in Pune.

Stay options to suit your budget

Luxury: Hilton Shillim Retreat and Spa

Mid-range: Sayaji Hotels

Budget: Aishwarya Hotel

11. Visit the Railway museum

Visit the Railway museumsource: railnews.co.in

Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railway is a miniature railway museum located in the Karve Road locality of Pune. The museum hosts working models of various types of trains.

12. Go for a drive on the Mumbai-Pune expressway

Go for a drive on the Mumbai-Pune expresswaysource: 99acres.com

The expressway is surrounded by thick foliage of lush greenery. A drive on the expressway is a great way to explore the beauty of monsoon laden Khandala and Lonavala. You can choose from many of the Dhabas that offer lip-smacking food.


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13. Trek to the Sinhagad fort

Trek to the Sinhagad fortsource: wikimedia.org

Sinhagad Fort is located at a distance of 35 km from Pune. At an elevation of 1,350 m above sea level, the fort lies on an isolated cliff of the Bhuleshwar range of the Sahyadri mountains. With its amazing scenic environment, it is such a refreshing experience to trek here.


14. Visit and explore the history of Aga Khan palace

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