Collected by Neil Baptista
1170/15B, Kushabhau Jejurikar Rd, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005, India
Pune's Pataleshwar Caves date to the 8th century, when they were cut out of rock and dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. They are protected by the government as historically and culturally important monuments. Shiva's victory over demons is...
One Mobile, Shop No 5, Survey No 147, Karve Putla Chowk, Next To Tms, Karve Road, Kothrud, Kothrud, Rahul Nagar, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra 411038, India
The Western Routes is a tour operator that specializes in taking visitors on lesser-known routes to places off the well-beaten tourist trail. While the company offers walking tours in Pune proper, excursions to more natural, wild areas are also...
10, Sadhu Vaswani Rd, Near G.P.O, Agarkar Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Pune's Darshan Museum is dedicated to Sadhu Vaswani, a writer and mystic who was born in 1879 and died in 1966. A great champion of India's poor, Vaswani led a simple life and inspired others to embrace kindness and compassion. The museum's many...
Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030, India
Perhaps Pune's most iconic landmark, Shaniwar Wada is a former palace built in the early 18th century for peshwa rulers. Though a series of fires over the centuries have destroyed most of the complex, the fortified walls remain, as do several of...
Ganpati Bhavan, 250, Budhwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002, India
Pune has an abundance of temples and sites of historic and religious interest, but it's said that the Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple is the most visited of them all. Dedicated to the Hindu god Ganesh, this temple has an over-the-top...
24, Sohrab Hall, 21, Sasson Road, Opposite Jahangir Hospital, Sasson Road, Sangamvadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Handmade goods aren't exactly hard to find in India, but goods made with good taste and ethos is another story. At Either Or boutique, it might apply to jewelry, a Bollywood-print pillow, or a painted teapot. You'll find a mix of modern and retro,...
81/82, Pyramid Complex, North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411036, India
Right now Stone Water Grill is one of Pune's hottest fine-dining restaurants, though many visitors might find it a bit too international. The menu—while impressive and innovative—is not terribly Indian, including such dishes as gazpacho and duck....
103, 104, 1st Floor, Power Point Opposite Murphies Above Menchie’s Pingale Chowk, Lane 6, Ganga Fortune Society, Meera Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Set aside some time to indulge in a spot of pampering and preening. The lanes of Koregaon Park are home to a number of salons and day spas, many of which are adjacent to each other—so you can enjoy a set of salon treatments before stepping next...
For years now, Koregaon Park has been associated with a hint of mysticism. It all began with the formation of the sprawling Osho International Asharam on the quiet and leafy Lane 1. The commune was established by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a...
D. H. Dhunjibhoy Road, Between Lane Number 2 and 3, Koregaon Park Road, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
In 1994 a nullah (the Indian equivalent of a wadi) of stagnant water was reclaimed, regenerated, and converted into one of the most beautiful Japanese Zen gardens in Pune. The five-hectare Osho Teerth Park, within the Osho commune grounds, gives...
Chokhi Dhani, Maharashtra 412207, India
If the hustle and bustle of Pune gets too much, escape to a themed Rajasthani village for a few hours. Chokhi Dhani is a mock-up Rajasthani village that comes alive in the evening and transports its visitors to a simpler, more carefree place. The...
Jewel square Mall, Koregaon Park Rd, Vasani Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
There is a gigantic flip-flop that directs you to the footwear stall along Lane 1. The flip-flops sold here are known as Osho chappals—named after the Osho commune where they were born—and have become iconic in their own right. Legend has it these...
B/4, Mantri Manor, Sangamvadi, 377, Lane 5, Koregaon Park, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
The streets and side streets of Koregaon Park have a wealth of antique and home décor stores of all sizes, and you can embark on your own personal treasure hunt. There's no better place to pick up that Indian conversation piece you've always been...
Bakthiar Plaza, 6, MG Road, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Generations have been visiting Marz-o-rin since it first popped up on the busy MG Road in 1965. Set over two stories and housed in a heritage building, it is famous for its rolls, burgers, and sandwiches. Marz-o-rin is a typical Pune café—a...
Kapila Dairy Basement, Lane 5, N Main Rd, Suyojana Society, Kavadewadi, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Locha is a hard word to translate. A literal English translation would be "a problem," but that misses the mark. You could think of it as a "mess," but that's not really it either. Locha is more along the lines of "something funky is in the...
G-2 & G-3, Arthavishva Lane 5, Koregaon Park, Suyojana Society, Kavadewadi, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Think pastel and paisley, the perfect combination to outwit an India summer. Now pair this with soft and bright hand-woven fabrics. What you get is an exclusive Anokhi creation. Anokhi is an attempt to revive dying Indian textile traditions and...
292, Koregaon Park, North Main Road, Ragvilas Society, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Bang opposite the swanky new Starbucks stands a Pune landmark, the German Bakery. This once bohemian hangout has undergone a chic transformation of its own. Three years ago, an attack on the property forced the establishment to shut down, but...
2nd floor,730/32,Sadashiv peth,Above Lavanya Sarees,, Kumthekar Road,Pune, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030, India
There are many secrets and many stories hidden beneath Pune’s bustle, waiting for you to uncover them on this fascinating three-hour walk. Duck into narrow alleyways—some forgotten by time, others stuck in a time warp—to uncover medieval royal...
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