Pune Tourism

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Aga Khan Palace Pune

Aga Khan Palace Pune  Video Review

Aga Khan Palace

15th Jul 17

Seven Wonders Dream Park

Seven Wonders Dream Park  Video Review

Yashwantrao Chavan Garden

8th Oct 17

Seven Wonders Dream Park

Seven Wonders Dream Park  Video Review

Yashwantrao Chavan Garden

Arpit Patel
8th Oct 17

Scenic view of Khadakvasla lake!

Scenic view of Khadakvasla lake!  Video Review

Khadakvasla Lake

Gaurav Verma
19th Aug 17

Beautiful ISKCON Temple at Katraj Kondhwa Pune

Beautiful ISKCON Temple at Katraj Kondhwa Pune  Video Review

Iskcon Nvcc Temple

Haridas Patel
11th Sep 17

Nice palace

Nice palace  Video Review

Aga Khan Palace

23rd Jul 17

Golf course Amby Valley

Golf course Amby Valley  Video Review

Aamby Valley Golf Course

Chirayu Jain
16th Mar 17

Karla Caves

Karla Caves  Video Review

Karla Caves

Vivek Bhukania
14th Jan 18

Karla Caves

Karla Caves  Video Review

Karla Caves

Vivek Bhukania
14th Jan 18

Place for movie lovers

Place for movie lovers  Video Review

Maratha Mandir

Kuntala Das
16th Aug 16

I am heading to Pune

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Reasons to go to Pune

1The spirit and festivity of
The spirit and festivity of

HolidayIQ reviewer Shivan says, "A place where I found full adventure with my friends. Where I saw some mountains for their beauty. There are so many things to do in Pune, like shopping, sightseeing and party clubs which helps me keep my mind always fresh."

HolidayIQ reviewer Ramana says, "I recommend Radisson Blu, Pune for all party times. The area it is located in is a perfect place as well. We had Mexican food on that day. It was first time for all my friends and we are fully satisfied at the end of the day."


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2The Mighty Heart - Pune
The Mighty Heart - Pune

HolidayIQ Traveller Sagar says, "First time I come in Pune. It was amazing for me to see such a great place and new food. The new life style. It's the place for students. It was a great experience to see places like garden, temples and kings homes."

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3The quaint, green fields of Karjat
The quaint, green fields of Karjat

Tired of the city rush? A quaint city near Pune, Karjat allows you to breathe in fresh air and enjoy the lush scenery of the Ulhas valley. You can also stay here and take on some of the best treks you can experience!

Distance from Pune- 105 km

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HolidayIQ reviewer Ratnesh says, “Karjat is a small town in the Western Ghats which is a gateway to large number of treks in and around. Peth Village and Bhimashankar are two such popular destinations.”


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4The solitude of the Mulshi dam
The solitude of the Mulshi dam

Just a stone’s throw away from Pune lies a gem called Mulshi. Steeped in pure seclusion, it is the best place if you need quiet moments and stunning scenery. The beauty of this place manifolds during monsoons, making it the perfect picnic getaway from Pune.

Distance from Pune- 40 km

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HolidayIQ traveller Geeta says, “The setting is lovely with gorgeous panoramic views all around. Marvelous view of Mulshi backwaters and the Lavasa city.”


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5Nature’s unparalleled beauty in Mahabaleshwar
Nature’s unparalleled beauty in Mahabaleshwar

A hill station known primarily for its breathtaking view points like the Arthur’s seat, Mahabaleshwar is the best place to enjoy nature’s beauty during the rainy season. Not too far from Pune, it is a quaint paradise you’ll fall in love with!

Distance from Pune: 120 km

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HolidayIQ traveller Sathy says, “Mahabaleshwar hill station is famous for its scenic beauty and strawberries. Its beauty unleashes in the evening with a perfect sunset. This destination suits those who'd like to visit for 2-3 days.”

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Reviews (348)

Sushmita agarwal

Sushmita agarwal5.0/5

1 review


I didn't have time to visit a lot of places. I only visited Shanivar Vada and a Ganesh Temple. However I would definitely like to visit the place again to visit a few places around Pune and go around for a little tracking as the weather there is absolute perfection for travellers . . Food and Shopping: Yes. I went around to see the thrift and street shops on Laxmi Road and it was pretty good. I also ate at the famous Agatya restraint on Laxmi Road. The place had good family vibes and is a good place to go to on a quite afternoon. I also ate a lot of local food including Missal pav which gave a flavour of Maharashtra. Besides that, I went around a few local street food stores and had pani Puri, dosa. I like my food a little spicy but unlike north indian food the taste was quite subtle in every place I visited. Highlight of the trip:.

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Ajeet venkatesh sohani

Ajeet venkatesh sohani5.0/5

1 review


Bengaluru's whether is better than Pune . Food and Shopping: We have enjoyed Marathi drama and marathi film during this visit, which is not possible in Bengaluru . Highlight of the trip: Natasamrat & Ani Kashinath Ghanekar.

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Pune Overview

History of Pune

The eighth largest metropolis in India, Pune is located in the state of Maharashtra. It is the second largest city in the state after Mumbai, and is considered an important city in terms of its economical and industrial importance.

It was earlier known as 'Punyanagari' or 'Queen of Deccan'. With a rich historical past, Pune has been a popular place for tourists since ancient times and still enjoys the same popularity. Once the hometown of Marathas and a centre of power for the Maratha Empire, the presence of the numerous edifices in Pune links to its rich and glorious past. Located above 560 meters from sea level, Pune is the governmental capital of the district called Pune. The city lies at the convergence of two rivers Mula and Mutha. The town got its name around 937 AD and was founded by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja, who was the founder of Maratha Empire. During his reign, the place witnessed significant development and growth in every aspect.In 1730, Pune became the political centre of the Peshwa Empire. The town in 1817 witnessed invasion by British India. This place served as the monsoon capital and the cantonment town to the British until India got independence on the 15th of August 1947.

People and Culture of Pune

Pune is one of the most renowned places among tourists to Maharashtra. Educational institutions and corporate giants have made Pune a prosperous town. The city is associated with prestigious educational institutions like Fergusson College, Symbiosis, FTII and a large number of engineering colleges, which is why it is also known as the University Town. Some of the well-established industries in Pune entail sugar, forging, glass, IT and automotive companies. Pune is also the cultural capital of the state and national centre of Marathi speaking people.The city's cultural activities and places of interests for art lovers have made earned it a distinct popularity and image among people.

Things To Do in Pune

Pune is truly a melting pot of varied cultures.The spectacular historical monuments from the Maratha period and many places of tourist interest add richness to this city of diversity. Some places like the Shaniwar Wada, Osho Ashram, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Shinde Chhatri, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Bund Garden, Saras Bagh and Aga Khan Palace describe the most popular places amongst tourist visiting Pune. Pune is also a food lover's' paradise. Fergusson College Road offers a host of choices for tourists. Right from softies to mouth-watering vada pav and sabudana vada, the list is endless. Paud Road is another popular street to explore street food in Pune. Another highlight of the city is the iconic Kayani Bakery, Pune's pride for decades, where tourists can buy boxes of Shrewsbury biscuits and other sweet treats. The bakery is open from 7.30 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon and then shuts down for a few hours to reopen at 3.30 pm and then closes at 8 pm.

Pune's climate enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year but the best time to visit the city is during winters especially in the months of November and December. It has a large Marathi-speaking population, but many people understand Hindi and English. The best way to get around the city is in an auto rickshaw or a two-wheeler. Also, Pune has a languid and laid back feel to it. In the afternoons, many shopkeepers shut down their shops to enjoy an afternoon siesta, therefore, the best time to shop, eat or head out is in the evenings. Pune is connected to all major cities in India by air, rail and road.

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