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Pune Tourist Guide

Pune Tourist Guide

Pune Tourist Guide
  • Location: Maharashtra,India -411 001
  • Nearest Airport: Pune Airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Pune Railway station

Pune Tourist Guide

Pune Overview

Pune is second largest city in Maharashtra state and it is cultural capital city. Retaining its historic past and embracing modernity at the same time, the city has come a long way from being a ‘pensioners’ paradise’. Often called the Oxford of the East thanks to the presence of several reputed educational institutions. The city has become a popular tourist destination in recent years and is located in the east of the Western Ghats encircling some of the well known weekend destinations like Khandala and Lonavala. This beautiful city was once well known as the center of power of the Maratha Empire and is located at the height of 560 meters above sea level.


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Why you must visit Pune

Pune is second largest city of Maharashtra which is very famous destination to visit and enjoy freely holiday. There is a plenty of places to visit and enjoys your holiday with friends and Family. There are so many festival are celebrates here such as Pune International Film Festival and Pune art design some tourist visit pune to attend these festival and explore their happiness. Pune is visited throughout the year, the denizens of Pune and also the visitors from outside enjoy the event with fullest during the celebrations.


Best Time to visit Pune

Pune is one of the bustling cities in the Indian state of Maharashtra and often it is dubbed as the cultural capital of the state. The months of October to February is the ideal time to visit Pune as the climate is pleasant with cool and humid atmosphere and makes it perfect for sightseeing.  


Food to eat in Pune

Pune is famous for eateries if you are in Pune then don't loose opportunities to taste special dish in pune which are:-

Vada Paav: Vada pav es spelled wada pav or vada paav or vada pao or wada pao, is a vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. A simple creation involving a deep fried potato patty with some coriander and spices. 


Chicken Biryani: Chicken Biryani is the most ordered and liked rice preparation in India. A beautiful array of long-grained rice, tender chicken and pungent spices studded with fresh mint and coriander, topped with fried onions and boiled egg wedges.    


Chicken Kathi Kebab: A kathi roll is one of the most popular things to eat in Pune. Boneless chicken pieces sautéed with ginger garlic, cumin, onion and chillies - stuffed into a refined flour roti slathered with fresh green chutney and sprinkled with chaat masala and more onions


Chicken Shawarma: Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish of garlicky meat or poultry served on pitas.
Double Omlette cheese Omlette:  double egg cheese omelette and bun maska combination at Vohuman. The egg whites are beaten separately and folded in, making this omelet extra light fluffy. Two kinds of cheese go into this hearty, delicious omelet, along with bacon, onion, and seasonings.


How to Reach Pune

By Flight: Pune airport is located about 10 km away from the city centre. Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Mumbai are all well-connected to Pune. International travelers can get a connecting flight from Mumbai.

By Bus: Pune is well-connected with all major cities in Maharashtra. Maharashtra state roadways buses and buses operated by private companies connect the different places in the state to Pune as well as destinations in the neighboring states of Karnataka, Goa and Andhra Pradesh.

By Train: Pune is an important railway junction. Pune is well-linked with all major rail junctions and towns in India. Plenty of trains connect it to major destinations in the south, north and west of the country by mail, express and superfast trains. The Deccan Queen and Shatabdi Express are fast commuter trains from/to Mumbai. 



Places to visit in Pune

Kondeshwar Temple: The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva with several other shrines in the vicinity. The temple represents an ancient Hemadpanti style of architecture. The rocky terrain makes it a rough climb up to the temple and therefore monsoon visits are not advisable. Mahashivratri is one of the main festivals celebrated in this temple


Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum: The museum is situated at Bajirao Road and consists of art and crafts collected by late Shri Dinkar Kelkar. The main attraction of the museum is the Mastani Mahal which also depicts a few of the special exhibitions There are 21000 antiques to be displayed amongst which 2500 is on public display since many of them have been spoiled. A project called Museum 2000 has been started to make Dr.Kelkars dream of a educational, recreational and cultural museum come true and is in progress


Parvati Hill: Parvati Hill is a hillock in Pune The hillock rises to 2,100 feet (640 m) above sea level The hill has four temples dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh, Vishnu and Kartikeya respectively situated on top of the hill. The place also has a close association with the Peshwa rulers and is also a part of the Maratha history.


Vishrambaug Wada: Vishrambaag Wada a fine mansion situated at central Pune's Thorale Bajirao Road,was the luxurious residence of Peshwa Bajirao II This magnificent mansion is a three storied building and is also known as the Teen Chowki Wada for the same. It was built by the last Peshwa, Bajirao II as his residence. The mansion is 260 feet long and 815 feet broad and is situated on the Thorale Bajirao Road. The beautiful wada has an eye catching wooden facade and columns carved in Suru form. It was destructed by a sudden fire on October 31, 1880


Shaniwar Wada: Shaniwarwada was the stately mansion originally built as the residence of the Peshwas. It is a seven storied mansion and served as a seat of political power during its time. It acclaimed tremendous importance and is the city’s main attraction till date. The fort itself was largely destroyed in 1828 by an unexplained fire, but the surviving structures are now maintained as a tourist site.


Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple:  Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple in Pune is dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesh. The temple is popular in Maharashtra and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Dagaduseth seth ganpati temple is visited by millions of people on ganesh chaturthi and the ten day festival celebration of Ganesh chaturthi


Shinde Chhatri : Shinde Chhatri located in Wanawadi, a well known place in Pune. The Shinde Chhatri is a memorial constructed for the Maratha leader, Mahadji Shinde. The memorial is situated in Wanowrie and holds great importance for the Scindia (Shinde) people


Aga Khan Palace: The Aga Khan Palace is also known as the Gandhi National Museum and is a part of the Indian freedom struggle. It served as a prison for national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi during the Quit India Movement in 1942. The museum also serves as a memorial wherein the remains (samadhi) of Mahatma Gandhi’s wife, Kasturba Gandhi rest in peace. The palace was built in 1892 by Sultan Mohammed Shah, Aga Khan III


Restaurant in Pune

Feast Restaurant: The restaurant have some of their signature dishes as we went for the breakfast the spread was huge they got the whole world delicacy in their buffet spread. of Indian, Italian, Mexican. 


Chingari Restaurant: Chingari is a well known restaurant in pune. superb ambiance and best rustic place at rooftop. Food quality is superb and service is out of the World.


Spice Kitchen: Spice Kitchen is a gastronomic delight! Chef Rajans approach to food is akin to art, with every morsel bursting with flavor. The meat in the buffet is succulent and tender with proportions that have no doubt been perfected by time


Places to visit around Pune

There is most famous places around Pune to which are mentioned below


Lonavla/ Khandala  

Rajmachi Point: Rajmachi Point is located on the way to Mumbai from Pune, just before the starting point of the ghat, which is 6.5 km from Lonavala the Rajmachi Fort has deep valleys on three sides with dense jungles on the fourth. Shrivardhan and Manoranjan are two small forts located close to this historical monument. In rainy season this place is filled with giant waterfalls and grennery


Tiger Point: Tiger’s Point or Tiger's Leap is a prominent tourist attraction in Lonavala and offers splendid views of the valley. The echo produced by rocks falling into the crevasse is another highlight of this point. During monsoon, a small natural waterfall is formed close to this point. If you are a nature lover, you're surely in for a treat. 


Bhushi Dam and waterfalls: This place and its surrounding area is developed into a beautiful picnic spot area where couples can spend some time with each other.


Tungarli Lake: This is a beautiful and a serene lake that looks crystal clear during the monsoons.


Ryewood Park and ShivajiUdyan: Two of the beautiful gardens in Lonavala with beautiful manicured grass, lush green and tall trees and gardens with beautiful flowers makes this place romantic and serene.


Tiger's Leap: This point in the valley gives an impression of a tiger is leaping into the valley. This area gives amazing views of the whole valley.


Amrutanjan point: Another serene spot located high up in Khandala from where you can get excellent view of the places nearby.


Duke's Nose: Also known as Nagfani this is a cliff that resembles a pointed nose.


Karla and Bhaja Caves: These rock cut caves date back to 2nd century and located 16 km away from Khandala. They are popular for antiquity and beauty.


Famous Festivals in Pune

Pune International Film Festival

Pune today boasts of being one of the major IT destinations of India, an automobile hub, as well as the mecca for education in the country, with its tumultuous schools, colleges and universities, winning it the sobriquet, the Oxford of the East. With the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) the premier film school of the country, as well as the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) being a part of the city, makes Pune a celluloid lover’s paradise. Both a stone’s throw away from each other hold an important role in the cinematic journey of the country, one with its ability to churn out the industry’s most talented filmmakers, actors and technicians and the other a museum of sorts, housing rare and critical artifacts tracing the history and birth of cinema in India


Mumbai to pune

The distance from Mumbai to Pune is approximately 150 Kms. By car, it takes roughly 2 hours 7 minutes to reach Pune from Mumbai. By flight, the travelling time between Mumbai & Pune is roughly 55 minutes.  Thousands of commuters travel every day by car, bike, bus, private cab, sharing cab, train, etc. Some even travel by flights! Every-time we want to go to Pune, we wonder which of these modes is the most suitable one. Flight & Train are convenient to reach Mumbai to Pune. 


Pune to Mumbai one day tour

Pune to Mumbai is very closeset which is 150 km far away from Pune it is very best place to visit and enjoy your holiday. If you want to visit Mumbai in one day  Our Mumbai Tour Packages focus on history & culture. AC car tour + mumbai tour guide & walking tours.


Day 01: Pune to Mumbai (145km/2.5 Hours)

After breakfast you will proceed for Mumbai which is 145 km far away from Pune. Afer reach Mumbai you will viist some famous attraction of Mumbai which includes Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mount Mary Church,  after that you may have lunch at any nearest good Restaurant, after that you may visit Hazi Ali, in the evening you will come back to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner Mumbai hotel


Mumbai Pune tour

If you want to visit Mumbai from Pune then we have some packages for you. 


FAQ - What is where...?


What to buy and shop in "Pune"

Buy some Antique articals and Kathyawadi, 16 hath ki saarie from Pune


Where to buy & shop for souvenirs tourist items in "Pune"

Fashion Street is best to buy thing from Pune


Where to have best food in "Pune"

11 East Street has best food to eat in Pune


Where to stay in "Pune"

Standard: Treebo Niraali Executive

Deluxe: Holiday Inn Pune 

Luxury: Novotel Pune Nagar 


Where to drink in "Pune"

Wonderland Basement


Best Bars in "Pune"

The Flying Saucer Sky Bar


Where to eat fastfood "Pune"

Bubsterr's is best to enjoy fast food in Pune


Where to eat Lunch & Dinner" Pune"

Paasha Restaurant is best to have a delicious lunch and dinner in Pune



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