Pune Tourism & Travel Guide

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Breaking free from the twin clichés of being a ‘Pensioner’s Paradise’ and the ‘Oxford of the East’, Poona (Pune) has quietly but quickly become one of India’s hotbeds for nightlife, entertainment and a pervasive outgoing culture....

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Western Ghats

Tackling the steep slopes, dense jungles, unbearable heat, incessant rains, diseases, landslides and wild animals that define the Western Ghats was an ambitious endeavor. The railway track was achieved by an amalgamation of the best of engineering expertise, machinery and skilled labourers toiling under inhospitable conditions. The majority of the workforce consisted of mainly South Asians who were involved in the daunting task of digging and moving earth and rock. At the peak of its construction there were around 16000 people, hailing from Afghanistan to Ceylon, employed in the Ghats.
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Visapur Fort

Trek Distance [to and fro]: ~12km, this is a rock scramble From Base Village: Malavli Fort Elevation: 3556ft Time taken: ~1.5hrs to the top, ~0.5hrs back Enamored by Lohgad, we headed to its sister peak Visapur, whose trail branches off from the main Lohgad trail. We missed the really tiny trail entrance and trudged forward to a remote village of all of two houses and excellent cell phone signal! Fortunately we found another group trekking and approached the fort on its back flank, hauling ourselves up on huge rocks on all fours. The Visapur ruins are set on a sprawling plateau and just like Lohgad it took a while to poke around. While coming down, we found the trail we'd missed on our way up [lesson: look for faint white arrows!] and boy was it some serious scrambling down! Shorter than the approach no doubt, but about twice as hard to go back down. Seriously, monkeys must have an innate talent for this! Here's an excellent documentation of this trek, for those who don't want to miss the trailhead on their way up! http://indiahikes.in/visapur-fort-trek/
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About 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.

Best Time To Visit

Best time to visit Pune is from October to March


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