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Aga Khan Palace Pune

Aga Khan Palace Pune  Video Review
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Aga Khan Palace

Tejas
15th Jul 17

Seven Wonders Dream Park

Seven Wonders Dream Park  Video Review
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Yashwantrao Chavan Garden

Patejal
8th Oct 17

Seven Wonders Dream Park

Seven Wonders Dream Park  Video Review
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Yashwantrao Chavan Garden

Arpit Patel
8th Oct 17

Scenic view of Khadakvasla lake!

Scenic view of Khadakvasla lake!  Video Review
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Khadakvasla Lake

Gaurav Verma
19th Aug 17

Beautiful ISKCON Temple at Katraj Kondhwa Pune

Beautiful ISKCON Temple at Katraj Kondhwa Pune  Video Review
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Iskcon Nvcc Temple

Haridas Patel
11th Sep 17

Nice palace

Nice palace  Video Review
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Aga Khan Palace

Bhavik
23rd Jul 17

Golf course Amby Valley

Golf course Amby Valley  Video Review
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Aamby Valley Golf Course

Chirayu Jain
16th Mar 17

Karla Caves

Karla Caves  Video Review
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Karla Caves

Vivek Bhukania
14th Jan 18

Karla Caves

Karla Caves  Video Review
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Karla Caves

Vivek Bhukania
14th Jan 18

Place for movie lovers

Place for movie lovers  Video Review
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Maratha Mandir

Kuntala Das
16th Aug 16

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Reasons to go to Pune

1A thrilling time guaranteed on the roller coasters of Adlabs Magica
A thrilling time guaranteed on the roller coasters of Adlabs Magica

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shubham Satao adds, “ Best season to visit is winter. The cold and shivering breeze there makes mood fresh. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Swapna N adds, “While you can take breathtaking views of Lonavala during monsoons and relish the chikkis, you could also visit the Delta Adventure Resort - they offer a lot of adventure activities like ATV, zorbing, swoop swing, flying fox, etc. 2) Adlabs Imagica - While all rides are must try and different in its own way, hurry up else you will miss out on the Aqua Park fun.”

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2Those Walks Around Shaniwar Wada - The Edifice Of Maratha Culture
Those Walks Around Shaniwar Wada - The Edifice Of Maratha Culture

Built by the Peshwa Bajirao I of Maratha Dynasty in 1730, the edifice is a real specimen of Maratha culture. Palace of the rulers of Peshwa dynasty also shows the influence of Mughal style and the feature of Maratha artistic styles in its architectural design.

HolidayIQ Traveller Waris Hooda from Pune shares, “Since this fort is located in center of city. Connectivity and transportation is not an issue. All you need is to just plan and visit. Though entry is chargeable but worth a visit. Also you can visit to dagdusheth mandir which is very famous in Pune. It's just 200m away. Also you can taste the famous pune sweets by chitale bandhu. And pure Maharashtrian food at the restaurants around.”

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3Those Impromptu Trek Trips To Sinhagad!
Those Impromptu Trek Trips To Sinhagad!

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 Bhuleswar Range of the Sahyadari Mountains.

HolidayIQ Traveller Nikhil Chhabra from New Delhi shares, “Sinhagad Fort is a superb destination for both trekking and sightseeing. With its amazing scenic environment, it is such a refreshing experience to visit here. Trekking gears advised ie proper shoes and comfortable clothes must be preferred. This place is highly suggested.”

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4Check Out The Numerous Snakes At The Katraj Snake Park
Check Out The Numerous Snakes At The Katraj Snake Park

Katraj Snake Park is home to over 160 species of snakes. If you’re as fascinated by snakes as I am then this is gonna be trip that will give you wild goosebumps.

HolidayIQ Traveller Nitin Pethkar from Nagpur shares, “It is the best place for the children because it is home to over 160 species of snakes and children can get the information about the snakes here. It is Situated on Pune-Satara Highway at Katraj. In a library within the park, information about snakes is exhibited. A zoo is also located within the park.”

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5Appreciate The Buddhist Caves At Karla Caves
Appreciate The Buddhist Caves At Karla Caves

Karla Caves were historically associated with the Mahasamghika sect of Buddhism. Carved prayer halls or chaityas as well as viharas or dwelling places for the caves' monks are also present within the complex. Highlights of the complex are the arched entrances and vaulted interiors.

HolidayIQ Traveller Abhijeet Nayak from Pune shares, “This is a place that has a long history which goes as back as 2nd century BC beautifully carved caves. Park your vehicle outside and climb stairs like rocks to reach to the top. Small shops are present throughout the walk to the top where you can get sweets and different small fancy things. A small waterfall would be present. View from the top is just amazing, the only let down being you can't go inside the caves. There is a small temple inside and a dome like structure with various arts engraved in the stone. You will find many groups there singing and playing music that will entertain you a bit. Overall a nice place for a little detour while returning from Lonavala!”

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Reviews (348)

Sushmita agarwal

Sushmita agarwal5.0/5

1 review

Pune

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

Pune

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.

Recommended Duration in Pune

Number of days to spend in Pune as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

7.69%

2 days

76.92%

3 days

7.69%

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7.69%

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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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