Early sunrays, omnipresent fog, soothing breeze, mid way on the mountain and greenery; I was relishing this experience. I felt the competition within myself, a contest with self to overcome the lethargy, a determination to reach the top and an urge for accomplishment. This place was welcoming my mood swings...this is the beauty of nature, you can be yourself and you can dip deep into your own thoughts.
Near Velhe Village, Pune
Torna Fort also called Prachandagad is just a big fort situated in Pune section, Maharashtra. It's traditionally substantial since it is the first fort caught by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643, at the age of 16 creating the nucleus of the Maratha empire. The hill posseses an elevation of 1,403 metres (4,603 ft) over ocean level, rendering it the best hill-fort in the district.
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.
6, Opposite Victory Cinema, Dr Coyage Road, East street, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
German Bakery is well known food cafe in Dharamshala.
Velhe Taluka, 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.
7kms south of Malavali Station, Pune
Distance from Pune: 70kmStarting Point: Malawli Railway Station, Lohagadwadi VillageDifficulty Level: MediumTrek Length: 1½ hrsBest Season: All year (monsoon preferred)8. Harishchandragad Trek
12 km from Malawli, Near Pawna Dam, Pune
East Avenue, Pune 411001
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.
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.
Law College Rd, Fergusson College Campus, Pune, Maharashtra 411004, India
I reached the starting point exactly at 0630. People were already standing and our vehicle stood there patiently waiting. After around half an hour of wait the journey started with a faithful and energetic call to Lord Ganesha. We picked up a few people on the way and soon we left Pune. The long, heightened Katraj bridge followed by the kilometer long Katraj tunnel marks the end of Pune, the wandering spirit awakens and slowly the monotony of everyday life begins to fade. That mostly happens on bike when the wind is brushing your face. Today was different. There was a silence in the mini bus, the proverbial ice was still pretty thick. Thanks the winds and morning chill, I dozed off in no time.
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 Peshwas 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.
Road No.1, North Main Road, Ragvilas Society, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Shop No 9, Prime Rose Mall, Nr Hotel Wazwaan Balewadi Phata, Baner Rd, Baner, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Café Goodluck is one of the best pocket-friendly restaurants for non-vegetarians. Located in the most happening place in Pune, FC road, this café is a regular for many Punekars. Café Goodluck is a no frills place with fast service and delicious food. The food served is fresh from the kitchen. Visit this restaurant anytime of the day and you will have to wait in a queue for 5-10 minutes to get the table.
Try bun maska, tea and omelette if you are going for breakfast. My personal favorites for lunch and dinner are - Mutton Keema, butter chicken, rumali roti. For those with a sweet-tooth, try Caramel custard.
Flying Duck, Baner - Non-Veg (Dinner)
Near Sinhagad Fort, Pune
1. Everyone has to go to the Khadakwasla dam to chill the f**k out. No one knows why.
Opp. Oxford Properties, Lane Number 5, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411021, India
Parvati Hill, Parvati Darshan, Pune, Maharashtra 411009
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.
Survey No. 35 & 36, ABC Farms, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
If swimming is your passion, Lonavala lake is the place for you. It is also known as the Monsoon Lake. The distincting feature of this lake is that it is filled with water during the monsoon season and dries during the winter season. You will enjoy sight-seeing here as different species of birds and animals are found here. The panipuri of this site is very delicious. You can even take hookahs here. It is a cool place and the experience is quite unique too. This was the place where we had celebrated the party.
Mula River, Taluka Mulshi, Pune
Our first stop from Pune took just about an hour; Mulshi is famous for its lakeside view. Huge lake formed due to Mulshi dam, offers a great panoramic natural centric experience. One should try Paradise café.
Pushpa Prestige Building, Office No. 203, Satara Road, Pune
Madhusadan Karve Nagar, United Western Society Karve Nagar, Pune
Pashan, 12 Km from Pune, Pune 411021
Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra, India
4. Laxmi Road for all Things Readymade -
Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Agarwal Colony, Sadar Bazaar, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Stroll around M.G. Road, East Street in Camp– A cosmo locale, M.G. Road has been one of Pune’s famous landmarks with Westend Theatre, Marz O Rin, Pasteur Bakery, Mona Food adding their touch to Camp. Kayani bakery, a name synonymous with Pune doles out mouth-watering Shrewsbury biscuits and mava cakes.
Vasantrao Limaye Rd, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Sujata Mastani is well know Ice-cream outlet in Pune, serving since 1966.
Boarded the Goa Express train at 5.30pm. The train was delayed by 1 hour.
National Film Archive Of India
Prabhat Road & Law College Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra 411004, India
19. You can watch free movies at National Film Archive of India. Although it does require a paid yearly membership, but nobody asks for it when you’re entering.
Near Mulashi Taluk, Pune
We stopped near Temghar Dam to eat a roasted sweet corn. A guy wearing a typical black leather biker uniform was having a cup of tea. I casually asked him what this bike noise is all about and he stared at me in disbelief for a second and then replied very enthusiastically - 'Everyone is coming to Lavasa to celebrate the world's motorcycling day. I am planning to buy a new bike and want to see some of the new bike models and talk to fellow biker.' After discussing about the highlights of the event we parted ways.Every year June 21 is celebrated as a world motorcycling day. A group of biking enthusiast organizes MotoDay at Lavasa on a weekend close to 21 st June. 2016 marked the third edition of MotoDay event. Superbike manufactures had set up their stalls for the bikers and the latest bike models were on display. Biking merchandise, spare parts and accessories were on sale. There was also an R&D session in which experts talked about the latest motorcycle technology. We enjoyed talking to some of the bikers. They treated their bikes like their babies and were very enthusiastic discussing about anything related to their bikes -Engine, accessories or even the exhaust pipe. It was a fantastic experience to meet the motorcycling community.Few things to know before you plan your trip to LavasaHow to reach Lavasa - Lavasa is approximately 60 km from Pune and 190 km from Mumbai. The drive to Lavasa is through the villages which is pretty scenic. You can use take a train/bus up to Lonavala (Approx. 30 km from Lavasa) and then take a taxi/auto to reach Lavasa. The best way to reach Lavasa is by car or bike. You can enjoy the scenic landscape while driving. The roads are also in good condition, making the journey an excellent driving experience.Best time to visit -The weather is pleasant throughout the year but the best time to visit Lavasa is from September to March. The city experiences monsoon from June to August and you can see the blooming flowers and the lush green vegetation during this period.Food Options -On your way to Lavasa city, you can enjoy roasted sweet corns near Temghar Dam. The sweet corn tastes delicious. At lavasa, there are many food options from Chaat to chicken biryani, wraps, parathas, sandwich and dosas. The taste of food is not that great in most of the restaurants near the Warasgaon Lake.Stay at Lavasa -Accommodation here is expensive. I doubt you will find a decent place at a cheaper price. Even though I have not stayed in Lavasa, Ekaant - a hotel at the highest point of the hill looks like a nice place to stay with a good view. If you are looking for relaxation and a tranquil experience then just book an expensive resort and enjoy the scenic beauty.The MotoDay at Lavasa was an incredible experience. People from different age groups, professions, religion and regions had gathered to celebrate the free spirit and the passion for motorcycling.This blog was originally published on ''
Airports Authority of India, Civil Enclave, Lohegaon, Pune, Maharashtra 411032, India
We took Spicejet flight from Pune to Bangalore at 4.30 PM. Cost RS 4600/- for return ticket. And then took AC bus from Bangalore Airport to Kempegowda Bus terminal, Bus Ticket 220/- each. We had dinner at Kamath Restaurant near Bus terminal, then we boarded KSRTC Airavat bus for Tirupati at 9.40 PM.
Wakad, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra, India
There are some trips that you take deciding at the last minute which can turn futile or become memorable one. One such trip we took on Sunday, 13 August 2017 turned out to be one of the best. Since many people of our group were not available in Pune, we had deferred the trek to next weekend. I got up around 8 on lazy Sunday morning and the thought of not going anywhere was bothering me. I immediately called Shashi and Swarup to see if they can make it. They responded positively and that set the tone for our next trek. Since it was already late, we decided to go to Malhargad fort initially but later made up our mind to visit this less visited fort.We departed with two bikes at 10:30 AM from Pune. The base village for this fort is Ghera Kenjal. We followed below route, which is close to 100 KM from Pune. It took us 2:30 hours to reach the base village with couple of breaks.
Elphinston Rd, Pune 411003
F C मार्ग, Fergusson College Campus, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005, India
No: 19, 1st Lane, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Satara Rd, Swargate, Pune, Maharashtra 411042, India
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.
Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Departed from Pune for Delhi
Pawna Lake, Near Lonaval, Pune
Parvati Trail Path, Parvati Hills, Parvati Darshan, Pune, Maharashtra 411009, India
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.
Tulshibaug, Budhwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra, India
We were to board the Goa Express from Pune. Having plenty of time at our disposal, we had lunch outside Pune station and headed for delicious Kulfis. Few friends decided to visit nearby Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesh Temple.The train journey was simply amazing. We started off with Antakshari followed by series of “Mafia” and “Dumb Charades”. Everything was crazy. Birthday celebrations of Pankaj and Aayushi at the stroke of mid-night. We were not ready to stop and Manoj had to insist that we go to sleep since we had to wake up at 2:00 AM. Finally, everyone went to sleep past mid-night.Manoj woke all of us at 2:00 AM at Londa. Suddenly, a search began. Mumpy was missing. As Vaibhav said, she was last seen sleeping on her berth at Belgaum. Everyone started searching for Mumpy. Even people who did not know her, participated in the search with great enthusiasm. At last, Mumpy responded to the calls. She was fast asleep in an upper most berth and our shouts woke her up.By 3:00 AM, everyone had packed and was ready. We reached Castle Rock. The plan was to alight at Dudhsagar station which was 10 tunnels past Castle Rock. So, we had to count the tunnels. 106 people divided into 6 groups with respective leaders at different doors.Ideally, there is no halt at Dudhsagar station for passengers. The train halts at Dudhsagar station for 30 seconds for technical checks and we were to alight within that window.Our bad, the train did not halt for 30 seconds and more than half of the bunch was unable to get down. Only 3 groups out of 6 managed to get down which has less than half number of participants. Rest of us were the unlucky ones (atleast for now, we considered ourselves unlucky).
Millennium Star, Near Ruby Hall, BS Dhole Patil Path, Sangamvadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Its an all day Iranian breakfast place. You will definitely love it. And yes, of course it is a cheap ,belly-fill and a blissful meal at any time of the day. >>Serves the best: Bun-omlette, Cheese omlette , Fried eggs and the bhurji, The malai plate with soft bun, A slice of buttered toast with sweet hot chai. >> Location: Millennium Star Near Ruby Hall, BS Dhole Patil Path, Sangamvadi
Tourist Places in Pune offer an interesting mix of sightseeing attractions, lake places, historical places and some of the country’s best offerings in food and nightlife. The Torna Fort, as it is called, is full of surprises and the list of places to visit in Pune is bursting to the seams.
Some of the most talked about tourist attractions in Pune include the Pawna Lake, which is among the best and most visited in the country. Historical sightseeing on Rajgad Fort and ice-cream in Sujata Mastani are among the most popular activities to experience the best the city has to offer.
Sightseeing in Pune would include museums to celebrated temples, Pune offers a range of options for all types of travellers, be it families, couples or solo travellers. Eclectic and vibrant, the city is both cosmopolitan and yet full of traditional flavours and nuance. There’s never a shortage of places to visit in Pune.
Pune is well-connected to all major cities in India by air and all modes of public transportation. The best way to get around the city is on public transportation and taxis.
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