Didn't start well but ended great.
Finally was able to get some sleep and friends woke up and the scenery outside was so good to take the eyes off. Rivers, plains and plateaus, windmills and what not. Our train was running an hour late, so our excitement had to be patient there. And finally, exactly when the clock struck 12 at noon, we arrived Pune, the first time I'm visiting beyond the four South Indian states. Thus I was concerned a bit about the language barrier since I don't know Hindi.
We already ran out of time, where the hotel booking that was done online decided to delay our journey even further. After an hour went by in resolving that, we changed and went out for lunch. Bavya Gardens it was, just a random restaurant down the street which stuck in my vision of hunger and pretty much no other choice. It was absolutely the best way to start off things in Pune. The food was so good and whatever we ordered had our taste buds dancing in happiness. After such a heavy and heart filling meal, and plenty of discussion, we walked all the way to the Vetal Hills, the hero of our Day 1.