Pune for Anyone
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
Pune, the old capital of the Maratha Empire, is a cultural and educational hub often referred to as the Oxford of the East. A big attraction is the leafy quarter of Koregaon Park—full of drama, mysticism, and sprawling mansions, all built around ancient banyans.
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,...
No. 1377/78, Bajirao Road, Natu Baag, Kamal Kunj, Shukrawar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002, India
Art enthusiast Dr. Dinkar Kelkar started collecting objects in the 1920s, and by 1960, he’d amassed over 15,000 pieces. In 1962, Dr. Kelkar made a gift of the collection to Maharashtra’s Archeology Department, which now boasts over 20,000...
Gangotri Apartment, Porwal Metallica, Rasta Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411011, India
Misal Pav is a traditional West Indian breakfast dish. The Maharashtra district has its own special recipe, made from coconut, tomatoes, onion, and spices. Visit Shir Kala Snack Center or you can find more local spots to try this classic Pune...
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...
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...
Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Take the afternoon off and wander along the many lanes of Koregaon Park. You’ll encounter an eclectic mix of establishments: Hole-in-the-walls, chic cafes, pubs, food stalls, fine dining restaurants, fast food chains, designer boutiques, and...
Sapphire Hsg. Soc, Shop no. 4, Lane Number 6, Ashok Chakra Society, Meera Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Delicious street food is spread all around Pune on mobile food carts. Here’s a rough guide to help direct you to the right foods: Butta: Roasted corn with a splash of lime, salt, and chili powder. For the real deal make sure you get Indian corn...
6, Dr Coyage Road, East street, Hulshur, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Kayani is a Pune landmark. Since it was first set up in 1955, this little bakery has had serpentine queues forming at the door every morning and afternoon—mainly for their popular Shrewsbury biscuits. Even if you get there before the doors open in...
35A/1, North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Next to The Westin, Koregaon Park Annexe, Mundhwa, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
If you're looking for a fun evening out with great music and a funky atmosphere, High Spirits is the place to go. High Spirits is known for two things: The spirits (try the apple melon martini), and the music. They host internationally renowned...
Shop No. 3, 4, Sukhwani Park Building Near Axis Bank, N Main Rd, Liberty Phase 2, Ragvilas Society, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Lassi is a popular Indian drink taken to cool the system, either after a heavy meal or on a hot day. It is made using yogurt, water, milk, and salt or sugar, and is traditionally prepared either salty—with a dash of toasted cumin and crushed curry...
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...
54, Wellesley Road, Shivajinagar, Opposite Govt College Of Engg, Shivajinagar, Baluchi Vasti, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005, India
“What better way to understand yoga than to travel to its birthplace?” says Katie Christ. Two years ago, the food stylist put her life in San Francisco on hold to spend two months studying at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga...
14, Lane No. 5, Sanas Corner, South Main road, Suyojana Society, Kavadewadi, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
There’s a burger here that issues a challenge: finish it in 30 minutes and get your face onto the wall of fame. Finish it in 15 and the meal (worth Rs.650) is free. The only problem is that this tower weighs 1.18 kg, and contains half a kilo of...
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