Top 36 Places to visit in Pune

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Best things to do in Pune and sightseeing in Pune

Called the Oxford of the East, Pune is a bubbling cosmopolitan city. A large student hub, this city loves art, culture and theatre. The Sahyadri hill range of the Western Ghats makes this destination ideal for hiking and wildlife spotting. A shower of rain brings the city alive. The Agha Khan Palace of Pune is a sprawling complex with emerald green gardens and sprawling lawns, perfect for a casual stroll. The Shaniwarwada is an ancient structure built by the Peshwas and the ruins of this marvellous architecture can still be seen in the city. Dedicated to the brave hearts of the Indian Army, the National War Museum is a popular tourist destination and houses militia paraphernalia. Those interested in meditation can get day passes from the Osho International Meditation Resort, which is very popular with tourists. Handcrafted beer, baked goodies at the Kayani Bakery on East Street and eateries such as Touche the Sizzler, Malaka Spice and Dario's will complete your trip here.

Sinhagad Fort - Pune

Honestly, tell me, what do you think about a mountains? Honestly, tell me, what do you think about a fort on the the top of mountains?Isn't it incredible? Sinhagad fort is just 30 Kms away from Central Pune and is a a very popular fort, like everyone in Pune knows about this place. Its Height above sea level is 4320 feet and up on the majestic mountains, it has its own glory. But let me tell you a secret, the best time to visit this place is evening hours or early morning. Best thing to do at this place is to trek to the top of the hill and embrace the majestic crimson skies and vistas of Pune. And don't forget to eat 'Pitla Bhakri' and 'Kandha Bhajji' as they are one of the most famous dishes from Puneri Cuisine . There are numerous stalls insidefort and also at the entarance that sells the famous 'Pitla Bhakri' and Kandha Bhajji along with 'dahi'. Enjoy !
Shivam Negi

71 Followers, 21 Reviews


My favourite part of the entire trip. This place is beautiful in monsoons with tourists and locals flocking this famous spot in pune. This place is especially cramped on weekends thankfully we chose tuesday for this trip and saved ourselves a great deal of pushing and shoving around. The ruins of the fort are located on a hill top. you can drive till the entrance of the fort or trek. Once you reach the entrance the only option is climbing uphill which frankly isn't much at all. As you escalate the temperature starts dropping, and because it was monsoons it got really cold, cloudy and foggy one we reached the hill top.The view from up there is breathtaking,beautiful mountains covered with lush green forests and the sky awash with such vivid colours.But once you have enjoyed the view the cold starts getting to you thankfully there were many shacks there serving hot tea with bhajji and their local cuisine. And i have to emphasise on the food which was so great that i can travel all the way back just for it. A simple homestyle meal but prepared and served with such warmth and love that it takes it to another level. And such great people.We had a great time, the kids had a great time thankfully despite the cold weather!
Jyoti Mahar Kundu

164 Followers, 8 Reviews


Trek Distance [to and fro]: ~10km From Base Village: We took the Sinhagad Ghat Road and walked with the traffic, but the actual trek (after mining the websites) is through Atekar Vasti Road Fort Elevation: 4320ft Time taken: ~1hr to the top and ~45mins back This is the most touristy fort I've been to, for good reason. It's easily accessible and sprawling enough to accommodate buses of people. We beat the crowd for a while since we started early, and had the panorama to ourselves - villages, lakes and fellow Sahyadri peaks - to sit down in a peaceful corner and soak in. Thanks to the tourists, one can get a ton of food around every corner at the fort.
ARao

200 Followers, 74 Reviews


Pawna Lake - Pune

This lake at a very close proximity to Lonavala is in the District of Pune and is a beauitiful getaway. If you want real refreshment, this is the right place where you will not find much to see or do but the beauty of the lake is an attraction in itself. You can arrange for picnics here or feed the ducks in the lake. facilities for boating and jet- skiing are also available here. The restaurants around serve delicious brunch menus. The dam over the lake is a good watch point from where you can enjoy the beauty of the nature all around you.
Felt like I was standing in front of pong lake of Himachal Pradesh. So calm. Beautiful and most importantly it was very clean and was deserted. So it was a good thing for me. We were supposed to go to Lohagad fort, but due to the steep road we had to improvise and headed to PAWNA LAKE. It has its own unique way of attraction. Located around in a valley, so cool water and the background was just beautiful.
The Wandering Wolf

464 Followers, 49 Reviews


Or if you are willing to drive a bit longer, try Bandhardhara instead. While it is further away, its lush green landscapes and minimal population make it completely worth it.
Nutterbugg

217 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Picnics, photography, boating, trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Lohgarh Fort - Pune

Lohagad is one of the numerous hill forts of Maharashtra state in India. Situated near to the hill station Lonavala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 m above sea level.
Easy trek upto fort base of the fort beautiful fort.easily accessible from mumbai
sameer bhalerao

198 Followers, 7 Reviews


Trek Distance [to and fro]: ~11km From Base Village: Malavli Fort Elevation: 3389ft Time taken: 2.5hrs to the top, 2.5hrs back After the monsoon and winter break, it was time to head into the hills again. We parked near the Malavli train station and followed the tar road across the highway and into the little village trail head. Little villages are a curiosity for this city girl, and this one year in Pune has opened my eyes to the fact that 2/3rds of India still lives in villages. There are a hundred questions I have, but I gape at the herd of cows, cower from the fiercely territorial dog and trudge forward. This trek, although on a basic motorable road, was free of traffic and wound through Bhaja Caves and a few other villages till it forked off to Lohgad, the base village for the trek. Again, like Rajmachi, one can drive up till here if one can brave the roads. A set of steps then took us all the way to the top. This was a sprawling fort too, and it took a while to poke around all the corners. Tucked away at the end was the "Scorpion's Tail" - a stunning stretch true to its name that juts out from the main peak - we tried hard to find a way till the end but decided against braving the rocks. We used it for our lunch-with-a-view instead :) This is a long trek, and we got caught in the early summer sun (which is still pretty intense in this part of the world) on our way back. Earlier start next time!
ARao

200 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
Monsoon
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Rajgad Fort - Pune

This is one of the largest forts of Maharashtra and was the capital of chhatrapati shivaji for more than 26 years. The erection of this dates back to almost 2000 years and it was initially ruled by the Adilshahis then the Nizamshahis and then the Marathas. It has a tristar shape and a central Hall in the middle. There are machis on each end of the fort. This fort was renovated with the wealth of the treasure found in the adjacent Torna Fort. The main parts of this fort are the Padmavati Machi which has the Padmavati Temple, Sanjivani Machi, Suvela Machi and the Bale Killa.
Aah.. Bliss! Something you cant explain in words. You have to experience it yourself!
Kush

191 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

The Waterfront Shaw-Lavasa - Pune

The Waterfront Shaw is a luxury accommodation provider resort in Lavasa.
You shouldn't miss out on the food of this Hotel ! :D
Tanvi Nadkarni

621 Followers, 45 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whole year round
Things to do
City tours, Stay, Eat
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Waghjai Mata Mandir - Pune

Waghjai Mata Mandir, is a Hindu temple specialized in the goddesses Bhawani and Waghjai. It is situated in village Terav, Taluka Chiplun, Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. The initial temple was created circa 1860. Government of Maharashtra has stated this temple as among the tourist places in Maharashtra. That temple is 123 ft in total with a width of 76 ft on south side and 36 ft on north side. Height of base is 4 ft with internal level of 22 ft. temple houses goddesses Bhawani, Waghjai, Kalkai and Navdurga along side Lord Shiv Shankar.
Best place and awesome weather
Ajinkya Phalke

117 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Pray
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mahadji Shinde Chhatri - Pune

An architectural masterpiece, the mahadji shinde Chhatri is located in Wanowrie off the Sholapur Road. It was built as a memoir of Shreemant Maharaja Mahadji Shinde who was the 5th son of the ruler of Gwalior named Shreemant Ranoji Rao Maharaj Shinde. The chhatri was built by Shreemant Maharaja Madhav Rao Scindia in 1965. There is also a Shiva Temple inside the complex which was built by Mahadji himself in 1794. The whole monument is under the administration and supervision of the shinde Devasthan Gwalior.
The major attraction of the Shinde Chatri of Poona is its exquisite architecture, reflecting the style used in Rajasthan, India. Even years after its construction, the memorial retains its architectural designs and beauty and seems to be totally unaffected by time. Presently the Shindyanchi Chhatri of Pune is under the management of the Sindhia Devasthan Trust of Gwalior. You can visit it anytime between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm. It is a memorial dedicated to the great soldier, Mahadji Shinde. For twenty years, between 1760 and 1780, he served as the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army under the Peshwas. The entire complex of the memorial also consists of a temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which was built by Mahadji himself, in the year 1794. He left for the holy abode the same year and in 1965, Madhavrao Sindhia got the entire complex built, along with the samadhi (memorial).
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Rs 2

Parvati Hills - Pune

Parvati is one of the favourite relaxation spots for the residents of Pune. The height of Parvati hill is 2100 feet above sea level and 260 feet from the city level. The hill offers an aerial view of the city and the most picturesque scene in the early hours of the day. Parvati hill houses one big and three small temples. Apart from the temples, there is also a Parvati museum that houses replicas of old manuscripts as well as paintings. The wooden pillars and ceiling present in the museum is of the original dwelling. The museum is a commemoration of the Peshwa rule and has a collection of portraits of the Peshwa rulers. The museum is also the deathbed or Samadhi Sthan of Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa. Open:Every day Visiting Timing:0800 Hours to 1700 Hours
Shivam Negi

71 Followers, 21 Reviews


Parvati Hill - Pune

To the south of the city of Pune is a famous hill known as Paravati. One has to climb a flight of 108 steps to reach the top in order to get an awesome and breathtaking view of the city below. Atop this hill are four temples dedicated to the Gods Ganesha, Shiva, Kartikeya, and Vishnu. The place is also steeped in Maratha history and associated with the Peshwa rule. One can also pay a visit to the Parvati Museum here that is home to some old manuscript replicas and paintings. The pillars and ceiling in the museum today are from the original structure that was the place where Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa breathed his last.
Parvati is the daily visiting place for a number of citizens and for many people, going to Parvati (103 steps) forms a part of their daily exercise regimen. Being the highest point in Pune and having conveniently located observation points, the beautiful panaromic view of Pune city leaves visitors spellbound. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views are like the icing on the cake. The height of Parvati hill is 2100 feet above sea level and 260 feet from the city level. The hill offers an aerial view of the city and the most picturesque scene in the early hours of the day. Parvati hill houses one big and three small temples. The Parvati gates open at 5.00 am and close at 8.00 pm.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Pune, please make a trip to this hill.
Things to do
Trek along to the top of this hill
Open Hours
8:00 am to 5:00 pm on a daily basis.
Budget
Free

Swargate ST Stand - Pune

This is a twin bus station in the Swargate region of Pune and is just opposite to the Swargate Police station. This is directly operated by the Maharashtra State Transport Corporation. It is estimated that around 18000 buses arrive and depart from here every week. There is also a nice bus terminus made here with chairs for people to sit and wait.
It was 4.45am when we reached Pune. As our bus to base village Velhe leaves from Swargate ST Stand so I took a bus from pune station to Swargate. Swargate is quite popular so one can find numerous mode of transport. It is hardly 15-20 minutes drive from Pune station.
Aashish Chawla

205 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Transportation
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Parvati Trail Path - Pune

To the south of the town of Pune is a popular place referred to as Parvati Trail Path goes to Paravati hill . You have to climb a flight of 108 steps to reach the utmost effective to be able to get a wonderful and amazing view of the town below. Atop that slope are four temples dedicated to the Gods Ganesha, Shiva, Kartikeya, and Vishnu. The area can be steeped in Maratha history and connected with the Peshwa rule. One can also pay a visit to the Parvati Memorial here that's home to some previous manuscript reproductions and paintings. The pillars and limit in the museum today are from the initial design which was where Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa breathed his last.
There we were at Pune’s highest point and the view from there is really good. It certainly is worth visiting. Check it out yourself.
Jay Shah

256 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Pray, Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

21/2 - Pune

Badrinath is the place which is 265km from Rishikesh. It's the Best place so far I have ever been visited in my life. It's famous for the Temple but what people don't know is that its the heaven itself. It has the mythological story that there is the place where you can actually step in to the heaven with carrying your own body( well its our soul when u die). There is still so much things to explore.
Akash Madavi

12 Followers, 3 Reviews


Sujata Mastani - Pune

Sujata Mastani is well know Ice-cream outlet in Pune, serving since 1966.
Enjoy a superb "Mastani", flavoured milk with combination of dry fruits, ice cream and variety of flavours, a real dessert and a must for energy to keep moving.
Prathamesh sathe

262 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Ice-cream outlet
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Vishrambaug Wada - Pune

This monument was built by the last Peshwa ruler of Maharshtra Bajirao II as his residence. This place was more of a garden bungalow and is said to have been named after the gardener named Vishram. The most attractive features of this monument are the beautifully wood carved balconies and the lovely entrance of it. This is a three storey building which has lost much of its charm but the veteran historian Babasaheb Purandare has undertaken the task of restoring this monument to its former glory very soon.
One of the gardener of the Peshwas, whose name was Vishram, got the wada named Vishrambaugwada. The construction of vishrambaug wada is in the Peshwai architechture style. It has influence of Rajput architecture. You can find the magnificent three storeyed edifice with great dark processed saag columns and cream wall. The overall look from the suru columns to the intricate ceilings, took me back to more glorious times. Intricately carved ornamental teardrop teak pillars shaped like suru trees.In the entrance side you get the teak gallery. Here you can find the large dancing hall called Mastani Hall. In this wada you can find large number of artifacts, paintings and other items belonging to the the Peshwai.In the Vishrambaug wada, there are many offices of Pune Municipal Corporation. In this wada one small museum is created where you can visit, for which entry fee is Rs.5/- per person.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Marzorin - Pune

Zooop.Step back in time at this remarkable restaurant where it isn't really about the food - it is about soaking in the chaos, feeling lost in the canopied balcony , gaping at large ceilings and biting into a slice of history. Said to be one of the oldest joint in Pune this place is perfect for a quick bite and takeaway and sudden refuge from the madness of corporate life. Sandwiches - That's the flagship of the place. Irresistible sandwiches the place has. Macaroni Cheese, Macaroni Chicken, Chicken Roll, Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Chocolate Fudge are also pretty good. This is a wonderful place to hang out with your friends, sitting in the balcony with its archaic ceiling and the busy bustling city below you.
Shivam Negi

71 Followers, 21 Reviews


Sukanta Thali - Pune

I have been to Rajdhanis, Choki dhani, Nakhrali Dhani, Bhagat Tarachands and alot of places which serves Rajisthani Food, but Sukanta is typically better than all of them. Its Rajisthani to the Core !! I had heard a lot about this place for its food and service and had thought how different can it be from above mentioned usual Rajasthani Thali restaurants! The answer is the food!! Everything in Sukanta is nuanced and very different, the waiters, the chairs, the wall carvings and the way they serve. The service is very fast and servers are polite and respectful.They start with serving khus sharbat.. exhilarating!! Moved on to daal bhati/rotis and servings of four sabzis - bhindi, paneer, gatte ki sabzi and spinach......and list goes on... and and and If you are a foody and if you sit along with Sukanta's thali, you may fall in love with this place, this city, this world.
Shivam Negi

71 Followers, 21 Reviews


Shaniwar Wada - Pune

The Shaniwar Wada Palace was commissioned in the year of 1729 when Peshwa Baji Rao I ruled Pune. The scale on which this construction was carried out reflected the Peshwa’s larger than like attitude. The place is filled with tanks, fruit trees, sprawling courtyards, halls where the ruler would hold an audience, office rooms and a large portion where the Peshwa would stay. This place has a total of five gates each with a distinct name - Ganesh, Dilli, Narayan, Khidhi, Mastani and Jambhul darwazas. The place is royal and majestic and one cannot afford to give it a miss. The authorities also conduct a light and sound show.
Situated in the heart of city, you need lot drive through one of the most congested traffic routs of Pune, however if you are a history enthusiast this place is a good for a quick visit. Also some live shows are conducted in the evening, specially on weekends. My personal feedback, its nothing more than ruins of history which had not been preserved and with encroachments and most importantly littering and spoiling the heritage by us (visitors). Shaniwar wada is a massive complex which now forms a roundabout in Pune. I've only been there for the light and sound show which is not even worth the 30rs they charge. It starts at 7.30pm once The sun has set. The auditorium is at a 10 min walk from the entrance and there is no path indication. Seating is on first come first serve basis. The plastic seats are damaged and you need to be careful not to hurt yourself. Through the show a regular PA system narrate the Maratha history in Marathi. There is no major display of light so people start losing interest and talking amongst themselves. Once in a while various part of the dilapidated building and garden come on. The real horror begins when bee sized mosquitoes start attacking you. People then start walking out! Utter disappointment.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
If you come to this city, you must have this place on your list of things to do in Pune
Things to do
Watch the light and sound show.
Open Hours
All through the week from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Budget
INR 5.00 is charged for Indian while foreigners have to pay INR 125.00.For the light and sound show, tickets are available at INR 25.00 per head.

Bhaja Monastery & Temple Complex - Pune

A really amazing journey to the hill top caves as well as Monastery of the Buddhist religion. There we witnessed age old Stupa's of buddhist monks as well as rooms where they used. Most of the architecture is in ruins now but would have been looked glamourous and eccentric ages before while it was built.
Akash Ashokan

13 Followers, 2 Reviews


Pataleshwar Caves - Pune

Erected just across the river near the Jungli Maharaj Road, the Cave Temples of Pataleshwar have a resemblance to the rock carvings of Ellora. The Shiva Temple here is the main feature of the caves. The statue of the Nandi bull is also famous here. The temple is said to have been built out of a single rock and also has round rock structures arranged in an exotic manner here. In the other temples of these caves you will find the idols of Rama, Sita and other gods and goddesses. There is also a nice seating arrnagement for visitors inside. Another important attraction here is the museum which has its name in the Guiness World Record Book because of that one grain of rice inside this museum. This grain of rice has 5000 characters inscribed on it.
This religious shrine on Jungli Maharaj Road, housed in caves, that dates back to 700-800 AD has rather grand statues of Nandi, Sita, Ram, Lakshman, Lakshmi, Ganesh and an over-sized shivalingam under its roof. Believed to have been cut out from a single rock, the place has massive pillars, which are the grandeur of the temple caves. The shrine out there is dedicated to Shiva and the Nandi. The attached museum is dim, dank and dusty and not worth wasting time over, apart from an exhibit that has made the Guinness Book of World Records - a grain of rice engraved with some 5000 characters
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Worship, history tours, museum tours, photography
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Free

Shivajinagar Railway Station - Pune

Shivajinagar Railway Section is a station with two platforms. This can be a key halt for suburban trains of Pune. The section can be halt for trains from Mumbai to Pune Junction.
Just out of station on the left hand side, you will find a stall called "Jhataka Bhel", superb mix of tangy chutneys and spices, sure to give a Jhataka (Kick :P) on eating.
Prathamesh sathe

262 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Get a train
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
INR 10 for plateform ticket

Kareem's - Pune

If you like non vegetarian food , this place is heaven for you. This is one of the most amazing place where you can get great kababs. Grilled items are very good. Gravy items like rogan josh have some Kashmiri touch, which is quite good. All gravies have different yummy taste.Off all the things I have mentioned the best thing to have is chicken kati kebab mixed with egg and chicken masala . On Sundays this place gets little crowded and one has to wait for 15-20 minutes to get their orders. For vegetarians, its not that great though. I hope one day they will serve good paneer rools and other veg stuffs.
Shivam Negi

71 Followers, 21 Reviews


Koregaon Park - Pune

To the south of the Mula-Mutha River in Pune lies a place called KP or Koregaon Park. This place is a city in Maharashtra and is quite a prestigious landmark in Pune. The place used to serve as a residential area but has now grown into a commercial market. A walk through the city allows one to view some magnificent bungalows and sprawling parks. The city is home to famous places like the Osho Ashram, Chabad House, Bund Garden and the German Bakery.People from all over the country pay a visit to this place that was rocked by a bomb blast on 13 February 2010. A number of high-end places like Starbucks and the O Hotel Group.
OSHO ASHRAM ! For me there is not a better place if you are interested in meditation, sharing with beautiful people and participating in growth seminars. The physichal beauty of the campus is simply stunning, the food is great clean, and you can choose from continental, indian to macrobiotic. You have meditations every one hour and you can choose from energetic and cathartic to passive and quiet. Then you have a whole range of workshops and courses if you are interested in going deeper into you psyche and exploring your hug ups and emotional troubles. In the nights you have a variety of events ranging from parties to theater plays.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
June to September
Things to do
Have a coffee at Starbucks or visit the German Bakery.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Osho - Pune

This city is full of some amazing 'must-visit' places. Osho ashram is one of thing which makes this city much different and unique from all the other cities of India. A city which has an ashram of its own, a city which knows how to beat the stress in the most appropriate way, a city with its own meditation wonderland. The Osho ashram maintains Zen garden on both side of the road. The public is allowed to visit the garden between 3-7 P.M. The garden is full of birds, statues of Buddha, wild flowers and huge trees. The ashram can be reached by an auto-rickshaw and it is recommended to book your visits in advance.It has a swimming pool, sauna, spa, jacuzzi, gym, tennis court and a boutique guest house.To calm the restless mind, seek inner peace and meditate in tranquility, the premises of the Ashram is absolutely apt.
Shivam Negi

71 Followers, 21 Reviews


Wadeshwar - Pune

There are places where you go once and then there are places where you go again and again. If you are sucker for south Indian food, this place should be in your list.They serve tasty Sambhar and Rasam, their Filter coffee is amazing too. The idlis they serve are soft and are generally served totally soaked in Sambhar, giving it a great flavor when combined with the Ghee. One must must try their filter coffee and Vadapao. This amazing place is famous for its landmark Vadapaos and South indian food. All in All a great place to go with great food, exceptional service and not heavy on the pocket either.
Shivam Negi

71 Followers, 21 Reviews


Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe - Pune

Pagdandi.An out of the box idea, a unique name and an offbeat place is what Pagdandi is.It's so cozy, quite and homely that one feels like sitting here for hours and relaxing oneself. Pagdandi is a cafe full of books, magazines, soft music, comfortable seating along with some really tasty food items which no one would want to miss. If you love to read and are voracious reader, what can come as better choice when you get the best setting for reading, for getting lost in the stories which you are reading, a place full of wonderful choices of books, and refreshment as much as you want. Their cappuccino is bang on . You can strike a conversation with anyone there at the place. The crowd is really good and unique. They keep organizing events that are great. It's a must visit place for all book-readers, artists and travellers.
Shivam Negi

71 Followers, 21 Reviews


Pune International Airport - Pune

Driving by Pune on the way to Bangalore NH-4 via the Pune bypass road
Kashyap

25 Followers, 48 Reviews


Pavana - Pune

Pavana Lake is an artificial lake created on the Pavana River. Situated en-route Lohagad, Pavana is perfect for a quick journey from Lonavala and Khandala. Pavana Lake is Ideal for a family picnic, sight seeing.
Kino's Lakeside Chalet is located on the banks of the lake. The view from the chalet is mesmerizing. The location is amidst beautiful mountains and the gravity dam being a great structure on the right side of the property. You climb down a beautiful valley on your way to this property. Words can't describe the view.
Camya The Pravasi

181 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across the year
Things to do
Sight seeing, Boating
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Lohagad Fort - Pune

Lohagad is one of many numerous mountain forts of Maharashtra state in India. Located close to the mountain place Lonavala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 michael above beach level.
Also known as the 'Iron Fort'. 3389.ft above sea level gives you a spectacular view of Visapur Fort and the Pawna Lake. Apart from this you'll enjoy the wind and if it rains then you'll have the icing on the cake. Temple (small shrine), well, waterfalls and monkeys you'll find once your on the top. You'll get hypnotized with the beauty of the fort and wish not to leave it. You won't find anything to eat on top but everything is available at the foot of the fort. Built on the western ghats, with huge rock blocks. And one question that bugged me, as to how did they bring it up top in those days?
The Wandering Wolf

464 Followers, 49 Reviews


Best time to visit
Monsoon
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Lohagad Trek Road - Pune

Lohagad is among the numerous slope forts of Maharashtra state in India. Located next to the slope station Lonavala and 52 km northwest of Pune, Lohagad increases to an elevation of 1,033 michael over sea level.
Are you a beginner in search of a trek? Then this route will motivate you to indulge in treks in the future. This route will help you a lot in building up that confidence you need. Small vendors on the way, where you'll get food, water and any other beverages you need apart from the booze. There are lots of ups and downs, straight and curved roads but that's worth the prize that awaits at the top. Walk through flora and fauna, fort on the left and pawna lake on the right.... Beautiful.
The Wandering Wolf

464 Followers, 49 Reviews


Best time to visit
Monsoon
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Bushi Dam - Pune

This is the most famous spot of Lonavala and very close to the Lonavala Railway Station. This is a masonery dam and it is the most exciting to visit this place when the water of the dam has already overflowed and all over the steps which are otherwise easily accessible. These steps are all so crowded during this time that once you are there you will almost lose your way back from here. The views around and the cool waters of the dam make for the perfect combination.
Very close to city, best time to visit during monsoon. When we reached there, it was beautiful, water was flowing on the steps, dam was filled with water and people were having a swim. Even one of our friend took a dip. I only wished to learn swimming so that even i could've taken a dip. Dam is located around the flora and fauna of Lonavala. hill tops and waterfalls. Just a beautiful sight. Cool breeze touching the skin was just giving me goose bumps. In short, just a place who likes to swim on open surface
The Wandering Wolf

464 Followers, 49 Reviews


Best time to visit
June - September
Things to do
Photography, picnics
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Bhaja Caves - Pune

This is a group of 18 Buddhist Chaityas which are some of the best examples of early Buddhist architecture. These are located about 12 kilometeres from Lonavala and were supposedly built in the 2nd Century BC during the reign of the Mauryan Empire. These caves are a representation of the Theravadin phase of Buddhism and Lord Buddha has been shown in various forms and images in these caves. The 12th cave is the largest and has a fine stilted ceiling. The pillars of the whole cave complex are unique and are all sloped downwards. The last cave towards the south has beautiful examples of ancient Indian art and architecture inside. This cave has a painting of a dancing couple, a king on an elephant and other beautiful images. Cave no. 1 is a dwelling house. The 10 caves are based on religion and architecture and the 7 remaining have inscriptions inside about the donors.
Bhaja Cave is located in Karla and is similar to Karla Caves. The style and architecture of both the sculptures resemble each other. Amongst it, the 22 rock cut caves display the sculpture of a prince in a chariot, dancing couple, an armed warrior and a prince seated on an elephant. One should visit this place if they like exploring and learning new ideas and culture. The first cave is the place for the master of the cave which is succeeded by the Buddhist temple. This was the last place we visited in Lonavala and in true sense the best way to end the trip too as we all loved the site.
Ruchi Jain

460 Followers, 88 Reviews


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Things to do
History tours, photography
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Free

Bhushi Dam - Pune

A popular weekend getaway spot from the city of Pune is the Bhushi Dam in Lonavla. Cool waters and the warm sunshine is what one gets at this famous tourist spot that is best visited during the monsoon season. However, the authorities do not allow swimming in this dam due to the inconsistent water flow. The climate here is moderate throughout the year and one can c pay a visit to this place at any time. However, locals suggest that one should visit the place from October to March while for Lonavla, June to September is ideal. One is sure to have a great time when one visits either Lonavla or the Bhushi Dam.
Between lonavala and the bus stop lies this dam which is easily a coverable distance. Its less of a dam right and now and more of a picnic spot next to a lake that has been formed, due to excess amount of tourists attracted to this sight. ONe has to be very careful while going close to water incase of slippery surfaces.
Ankita Misra

458 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
October through March is the best time.
Things to do
A clean environment, cool waters and the sunshine – what more could one want?
Open Hours
8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Budget
Free

Karla Caves - Pune

Situated near Ambegaon on the River Ghod, the Dhimbe is a gravity dam that that is a part of the Kukadi project and is now a famous tourist destination the city of Pune. The place is maintained by the Government of India and is visited by many locals and as well as tourists. The Dam opened in the year 2000 and is a part of a five site dam project in the same region. The total capacity that this dam can hold is about 38,0000 km3. The place is vast and makes for a great day out. There is a 5 MW powerhouse at the foot of the dam.
In between Lonavala and Pune is this ancient rock-cut cave that houses Buddhist shrines. The place is amazingly peaceful but most filled with tourists who spend time taking pictures and enjoying the beauty in and around.
Ankita Misra

458 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
Anytime when one is in Pune city.
Things to do
Discover Buddhism and how it was practiced during the early stages.
Open Hours
8:00 am to 6:00 pm throughout the week.
Budget
Free

Mumbai Pune Express Way Tunnel - Pune

Way towards Lohagad
Kashyap

25 Followers, 48 Reviews


Dimbhe Dam - Pune

This is a gravity dam on the Ghod River in Ambegaon in District Pune. It is in the Ghod Basin and is a part of the Kukadi Project. The other dams in this project are the Yedgaon Dam, Manikdoh Dam, pimpalgaon Dam and the Wadaj Dam.
You can also view Dimbhe Dam on the way to Bhimashankar.This is a good one day sight seeing tour from Pune /Mumbai specially in Monsoons.
Ankit

108 Followers, 6 Reviews


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Things to do
photography
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Lenyadri Temple - Pune

Girijatmaj Lenyadri Temple is the 6th Ashtavinayak Temple to be visited in the circuit. This is located in the Lekhan hills and is the only ashtavinayak Templ to be perched on a hill full of Buddhist Chaityas. In this temple the idol of Ganesha is the manifestation of infanthood of the Lord. It is said that in this place, Goddess Parvati had to go through intense penace to give birth to Ganesha. Pleased by her meditation, Gajanan appeared and told here that he will be born as her son here. On the fourth day of Bhadrapad, Parvati made an idol of gajanan with dirt wiped out from her body and Gajanan entered this idol. Thereafter stood a little boy with 4 arms and 3 eyes and was thus known as Ganesha. Girij is the name of Goddess Parvati and atamaj is son and thus the son of Parvati is Ganesha.
The Girijatmak temple is located in the village Lenyadri. This temple is also callled as the Ganesha caves due to it's location. It is situated on the mountains where devotees have to climb up 300 stairs. It is almost 97 km from Pune. The temple is very cool and peaceful and you can hear your own echo everywhere in the temple. The idol is very embracing.
Ruchi Jain

460 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
Worship
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Budget
Free

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