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Top 9 things to do when in Pune

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You may be planning to spend your holiday in Pune with your family or friends. This place does offer lots of activities and interesting things for all ages. You just need to plan your itinerary and list of activities to engage with before your travel date. You may book the top hostels in pune for college students to save money and also be safe throughout your stay.

Top things to do in the beautiful city of Pune

  • Shaniwar Wada: This is the place where you can get to see the sets of the famous Bollywood movie ‘Bajirao Mastani’. It was originally constructed in 1732 and was once the great Maratha Empire’s crown seat. It is still considered to be among the iconic landmarks of this region, where you can get to see the remnants of the fort that got destroyed unfortunately in 1828 by a fire. Some of the remnants here are the Mastani Darwaja, Dilli Darwaja, Juna Arsa Mahal, Naachacha Diwankhana including the popular Hazari Karanje (Thousand jet fountains). It is located at Shaniwar Peth and is open every day between 9am and 5.30pm. There is a small entry fee to be paid by all travellers.
  • Hadapsar Gliding Centre: You may be interested to fly a plane, however do not possess the knowledge, sources or expertise. Then you should be at Hadapsar Gliding Centre when you can make your dream come true. Here, you can engage in a thrilling flight by booking your seat on a well-maintained 2-seater sailplane. Flying over the city will help you to get a bird’s view something that you are sure to relish for a lifetime. The seaplane used also does not make unwanted pesky engine sounds unlike other planes. But do remember to book your seat in advance to not miss out on this exciting adventure. It is located at Hadaspar, Saswad Road. It is open to tourists every Sunday from 9am to 6pm. It is also quite affordable.
  • Aga Khan Palace: Sultan Aga Khan had constructed this palace in 1892. It is among the most visited majestic landmarks in the country. It was initially constructed to provide a safe place especially for the poor people of the city. They had to deal with a highly destructive flash flood. Presently, it has been converted into a memorial and museum, commemorating the life of Mahatma Gandhi. He had been kept here under house arrest for several years. The room of his stay is kept untouched by the museum authorities. This means, you can get glimpse of his belongings like his famous spectacles, clothes and books, etc. It is located at Aga Khan Palace Rd., and is open to visitors from 9am to 5.30pm. You need to pay a small entrance fee to tour this place.
  • Tandoori Chai: If you love having tea, then this is something unique that you cannot afford to miss. At the Kharadi by-lanes, just opposite Zensar building is where you can get tasty Tandoori Chai. It is quite unique to this city and shares an interesting history. Earthen clay pots also known as kullhads are kept within a tandoor to roast them. The semi-brewed tea is then poured into the kullhads and brewed fully. Once the chai starts sizzling, it gets poured into another kullhad to be served piping hot. It has that unique smoky flavour. You can order for this chai between 6am and 11pm. It is also affordable.
  • Iconic German Bakery: Do you want to satiate your cravings for sweet, then why not visit this iconic German bakery that offers a wide range of tasty items. This bakery was established initially in 1988. You should try their frozen hot chocolate, masala chai, classic breakfast spreads, cheesecakes and fish ‘n’ chips, etc. You are sure to order more. It is located at Koregaon Park, North Main Road and open between 7.45am to 11.45pm. Do get to know their rates before you order something favourite.
  • Pataleshwar Cave Temple: It is considered to be among the most ancient landmarks of Pune. The cave temple tends to date back to the eighth century. It is said to be carved from just a single huge basalt rock and is the favourite place to celebrate Shiva Linga Puja. Local devotees and tourists flock here in huge numbers throughout the year to seek blessings of the mighty ‘Bhole Baba’. This cave temple is also credited with having entered the Guinness Books of Records for its ‘Single Grain Rice engraved with approximately 5,000 letters on it. This record is more than enough for all tourists to visit this place during the trip. It is located at Shivajinagar and is open to all between 6.30am and 8.30pm while entry is free.
  • Khadakwasla Dam: Those adventurous at heart should visit this dam to enjoy its natural beauty quite close. This dam is built across River Mutha and is located close to Khadakwasla Village, thus being a wonderful and relaxing weekend getaway. It is also a fabulous place to take pictures with the beautiful sunrise or sunset in the background.
  • Osho Ashram: Perhaps, you may have heard about Osho Ashram & ‘Art of Living’ program offered by them. Teerth Osho Park and Osho Ashram are considered to be among the famous places to visit in Pune. To experience the program, you should spend quality time here. You are sure to feel relaxed, enjoy calm mental peace, calm mind as well as gain spiritual tranquillity. You are sure to enjoy blissful experience here. This ashram is filled with the serene sounds emitted by the chirping birds and burbling waters. It is located at Vasani Nagar, Koregaon Park. You can visit between 9am and 4pm. You need to book your seat in advance.
  • Koregaon Park: You can enjoy your evening at this park and relish tasty, local street food and beverages. This place boasts of having a good number of bars, cafes and restaurants.

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