20 Things You Will Only Understand If You Studied In Pune

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1. Everyone has to go to the Khadakwasla dam to chill the f**k out. No one knows why.

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2. Cafe Durga outside MIT Kothrud is the only real Durga. The rest are all fake.

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3. Appa Balwant Chowk hosts the largest collection of second-hand textbooks.

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4. It’s not written anywhere, but Tilak Bridge forbids entry to two wheelers. If you do take your bike there, you’d be caught by the traffic police 9 out of 10 times.

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5. If you’re craving for poha-chai at 4 in the morning, Nal Stop at Karve Road is the only saviour.

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Photo of Nal Stop, Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Prateek Dham

6. Sinhgad Fort makes for a great weekend getaway.

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7. The only authentic Parsi cafe in the city is Cafe Vohuman. Not Cafe Good Luck.

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8. The first date with your beloved has to happen at Koregaon Park.

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9. Hotel Vaishali is the best restaurant in the city. Period.

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Photo of Vaishali Hotel, Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Prateek Dham

10. Craving egg bhurji in the middle of the night? Head to Pune Railway Station.

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Photo of Pune Railway Station, Agarkar Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Prateek Dham

11. The impromptu plans in the dead of the night always end up with the bonfire at Tiger Point, Lonavla.

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12. If you are still not tired, Aamby Valley is not far away either.

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13. You aren’t really a true biker if you haven’t ridden the entire stretch of the Pune-Mumbai expressway.

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14. You plan a Goa trip with the whole gang at the end of EVERY semester.

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15. The best hukkahs are served in the infamous Lebanese shacks of Kondhwa.

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16. You get the best stuff behind Sancheti Hospital in Shivajinagar.

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17. You can’t own a bike/car in Pune with a non-Maharashtra number plate even if you have proper temporary permit documents. The local cops will fine you anyway.

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18. Even if you aren’t a pro at it, try to converse with Pune’s autowallas in Marathi only. They won’t rob you blind that way.

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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.

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Photo of National Film Archive Of India, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Prateek Dham

20. If you think Lal Baugcha Raja’s Ganpati celebrations are grand, you haven’t experienced the one at Dagdu Sheth.

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Photo of Dagdusheth Ganpati, Pune, Maharashtra, India by Prateek Dham

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Dp Road near Wadias, kathi Roll there. Nandu's cheese parantha on DP Road Pashan drive..
Wed 07 19 17, 04:18 · Reply · Report
You have missed many things including Misal Pav and Wada paav .. And Bikes are not allowed on the Expressway.
Tue 07 18 17, 05:59 · Reply · Report
nice
Sun 07 16 17, 03:40 · Reply · Report
You've missed out the famous "Joshi Wadewale" & German Bakery! Even local shopping at Tulsi Baug & historical place Shanwarwada!
Mon 06 12 17, 00:08 · Reply · Report
Man u forgot world famous Chitale's Bakarwadi & various famous Misal's all over pune to name a few Bedekar Misal, Shree Misal Sadashiv peth, katakir's misal etc
Fri 04 07 17, 01:05 · Reply (1) · Report
And also Sujata Mastani & Supreme Corner & Jayashree Pav Bhaji..
Fri 04 07 17, 01:16 · Report
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