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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

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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3Famous for its amusement park and hills
Famous for its amusement park and hills

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ritesh Chhabra shares, “The place is best enjoyed when visited with friends. It is a must visit. Also in Rains, a bit up the hill and I would recommend you to take an umbrella along with you. Enjoy the Bhaji in the rain along with tea. Superb experience.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pinky Dahiya shares, “Adlabs Imagica- adventure park There were so many thrilling, exciting and breathtaking rides beside it the ambience of the place make you remind the famous Disneyland. The architecture is so fine and variable everywhere and creates you a wow moment at every footstep.”


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4Give yourselves a treat at the Shreyas Hotel for their traditional Puneri thali.
Give yourselves a treat at the Shreyas Hotel for their traditional Puneri thali.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Seep Bora adds, “You'll face the traffic as well because of the narrow road and the restaurants at the sideways

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shubham Satao adds, “ The food available there describes the typical puneri food. Best season to visit in Winter. ”

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5Bhurji-Pav Opposite Pune Railway Station
Bhurji-Pav Opposite Pune Railway Station

The small eatery opposite pune station serves awesome bhurji-pav and chai. This is available all night. HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal shares, “Pune is a foodies paradise. Sorghum and Pearl millet are the main ingredients of their cuisine. When in Pune do not miss to try the local dishes like misal pav, puran poli, Pithla bhakri, Panipuri, Bhelpuri, and Pav Bhaji.”


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Reviews (564)

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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