See a perfect amalgamation of traditions with modernity in the bustling city of Pune
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About Pune Tourism
Pune, a beautiful city in Maharashtra, is a perfect blend of historical past and modernity. Owing to this reason Pune tourism is flourishing at an increasing rate. Pune is flooded with beautiful gardens, temples, landscapes, palaces, and mouth-watering street food. Pune is not only a famous tourist hub, but it is also an important educational hub of the country. The city is home to much prestigious management and medical colleges as well. All the cultural, educational, and adventure-based aspects add to tourism in Pune. This city is undoubtedly the cultural hub of the country bringing forth an amalgam of different cultures, people from different places and binding them into a beautiful community. This city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra is also known as the Oxford of the East.
History of Pune
Pune is derived from the word Punya meaning holy. The first existence of the city can be traced back to 768 and 758 AD from the copper plates found in the area. These plates were made during the rule of Rashtrakuta and during the same period stunning Pataleshwar rock-cut temple. Around the 9th century, Pune was under the rule of the Yadava Empire. Then for the next 300 years, the place was ruled by the Khalji. Around 1600, Pune came under Maratha rule. With the Pune trip, get a glimpse of the rich history and culture of the place.
Pune has been attracting tourists from all over the country owing to beautiful places that it has such as Shaniwar Wada Palace, Parvati Hill, Aga Khan Palace, Vetal Tekdi, Pashan Lake, Shinde Chhatri, Peacock Bay, Lal Mahal, National Defence Academy, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Osho Ashram, Mulshi Lake and Dam and many more attractions. Pune travels also take you through a plethora of adventure activities such as camping, rappelling, paragliding, trekking, lake crossing, hiking, birdwatching, and horse riding.
2 Days Trip in Pune2 Days trip plan in Pune lets you explore the best of what this western Indian city has. Be it all the tourist spots in the cities or the adventure sports area in the outskirts, there is no doubt that a duration of 2 days will provide you with ample time to explore it better. Some of the places that you can visit during this time include Shaniwar Wada, Aga Khan Palace, Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati temple, Vetal Tekdi, Lal Mahal, etc. Camping in Pune:The neighborhoods in Pune have many beautiful camping spots. Some of the many beautiful spots include Pawna Lake, Kaas Plateau, Velhe, Lonavala-Khandala, Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar, Rajmachi Fort, Karnala, Bhor, Khopoli, etc. Paragliding in Pune:
Situated at some distance from Pune, one can also enjoy indulging in the activity of paragliding. The best time to indulge in it is during the months of October and June. Paragliding in Pune takes thrill-seekers on the ride of a lifetime, soaring across clear blue skies with the mountains spread out beneath their feet. The most popular spot is at Kamshet, where a couple of adventure companies offer short training courses and eventually take the visitors on a trip across the sky.
Food In Pune
With Pune trip explore mouth-watering and delicious dishes of Pune cuisine. One must try Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Bun Maska, Beef Keema, Patti Samosa, Cheesy Deep Dish Pizza, Lemon Tarts, Shrewsbury Biscuits, Kathi Rolls, Sabudana Vada, Chutney Sandwich, Mango Mastani, and Chicken thali in Pune. Another thing that boosts tourism in Pune is its heavenly food. This city offers you a variety of street food that you can go on relishing.
Shopping In Pune
Pune is home to many bustling markets, explore these markets with Pune tourism. The best markets in Pune are Fergusson College Road, Hongkong Lane, Laxmi road, Koregaon Park, Fashion Street, Clover Centre, ABC Pune, Tulsibag, Baji Rao Road, and Juna Bazaar. The best things to purchase from these markets are trinkets, cosmetics, jewelry, Kolhapuri chappals, sarees, and furniture.
Nightlife in Pune
Experience the electrifying and high-spirited nightlife with tours and travels in Pune. The place is home to many hip clubs, swanky bars, and thrilling discos. There are many nightlife spots in Pune, from bars to pubs and cafes, the city has it all to live up to the expectations of party animals. Moreover, the place can really bring brighten up the mood of any night owl. Unlike many cities in India, in Pune, one can enjoy dancing at night till 4:00 AM. The city is home to more than 100 nightclubs. In all, Pune is a great place to no only chill but have a blast of a lifetime.
With Pune tourism explore the beautiful and spellbinding city. The city is also known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, for preserving and keeping the rich and vibrant culture and traditions alive.
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Places To Visit In Pune
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Shivneri Fort in Pune
The birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Shivneri Fort is located near town Junnar in Pune, Maharashtra. Due to the rich history of Shivneri Fort related to the Maratha Empire, many tourists like to visit this fort. The fort was used to protect the trading route between Desh and Kalyan. The fort was taken over by the ...
Shaniwar Wada In Pune
Shaniwar Wada is a really popular point of attraction in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. Essentially a fort palace, the structure of the place is quite known amongst the history and architecture enthusiasts. Adding to the identity of the city of Pune, the fortification stands firm from the year 1732. This 18th-century struct...
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Rajgad Fort In Pune
Rajgad Fort, also known as the Ruling Fort, was one of the iconic structures of the Maratha Empire. It is located approximately 60 km south-west of Pune and can be easily reached by hiring a taxi. The fort had a different name earlier called Murumbdev. This gigantic fort is sprawled over an area of around 40 kilometers, whi...
- Historical Sites
Rajmachi Fort In Pune
Rajmachi Fort is known for a famous trekking point, the popular trek begins from Lonavala and ends at the fort. There are two fortresses of Rajmachi named as Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. One can see panoramic views from the fort which is located in Lonavala, Pune. Most travelers come here for trekking and to discover panoram...
Aamby Valley In Pune
Aamby Valley, also known as Aamby Valley City, is a township in Pune. It came into existence after it was developed into a township by the Sahara India Pariwar in Pune, Maharashtra. Aamby Valley is located 87 km from Pune city and 23 km from Lonavala. It is easily accessible from different parts of Pune as well as other sta...
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Things To Do In Pune
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Parvati Hill Trek in Pune
Parvati Hill is one of the hills where you will get to see the whole city of Pune. The famous hill in Pune where everyone loves to visit and capture their beautiful memories. If you visit Pune and do not visit here then you have missed one of the best attractions of Pune. You do not require a specific time to visit this pla...
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- Ideal for families
Camping At Khadakwasla Dam In Pune
Constructed on the Mutha River, Khadakwasla Dam is the main source of water for the residents of Pune. The dam is a very famous picnic spot for tourists as well as locals. The dam looks very pretty and is a great place for recreational activities. A reservoir formed by the dam is known as the Khadakwasla Lake which is a pop...
Diamond Water park in Pune
Diamond Water Park in Pune is one of the famous tourist spots. There is so much to experience here in terms of rides, activities, and experiences. This place is a perfect spot for families to spend a day together engaging in a plethora of fun activities. Groups of friends can also make their way here and enjoy a day of ride...
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Travel To Pune
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Pune has a very good network of airways with major cities in India like Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, etc. You can board the flight from any of the cities and can directly land in Pune. The major airport in Pune is Pune Airport which is located in Lohegaon which is approx. 15 km from the main city centre. Pune distance from Delhi by air is 1173 km while from Mumbai it is just 118 km. Flights like GoAir, Air India, SpiceJet, Alliance Air, etc. Traveling by air is the easiest and the most convenient method though a bit costly. In order to get to the main city from the airport, passengers can make use of taxis or local buses which you will get right outside the airport.
Rail connectivity of Pune from different cities is very well and is also affordable. The nearest railway station to Pune is Pune Junction Railway Station. Trains running from Pune to Mumbai are Shatabdi Express, Deccan Queen etc. The time taken for a train journey between Mumbai and Pune is from 3.5 to 4 hours. If you wish to visit Pune by train from Delhi then the approximately time taken would be 19 to 20 hours. Pune junction Duronto Express, Chandigarh Yesvantpur Junction, and Jhelum Express etc run from Delhi to Pune route.
If you seek help of Google Pune road map, you will easily be able to reach Pune by road. Pune has good road connectivity between cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad etc. If you choose to travel to Pune by road from Mumbai by road then you need to take Mumbai-Pune Highway which is also a very scenic drive and would take around 2 hours 45 minutes to reach Pune from Mumbai. Bangalore to Pune takes around 13 to 14 hours via NH 48. Regular buses are available from Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangapore, Nashik to Pune which are affordable and also a good method to reach Pune.
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The best places to eat in Pune are Chili’s, The Greedy Man Pizzeria, Bubsterr’s , Mahlzeit, Savya Rasa, The Flour Works, Farzi Cafe, Paasha, Shizusan, Le Plaisir, The Earth Cafe, Nisarg, and Copa Cabana.
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