Pune with Friends
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.
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....
The Corinthians, Ground Floor, Nyati County, NIBM Annex, South Pune, Mohamadwadi, Nyati County, Mohammed Wadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411060, India
True to its name, this bar and microbrewery was India’s first, and boy, are they excited about it. Doolally is their brand of premium micro brews, and they make a ton of 'em, from lagers and hard ciders to dunkels and hefeweizens. The brewery and...
ABC Farms, North Main Road, Koregaon Park Annexe, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
ABC Farms is home to a few restaurants, but Shisha Jazz Café stands out from the pack. This Indo-Iranian spot offers great ambience—with breezy open-air seating, Persian rugs, and plenty of lush plants. Sit back on a low divan and try the Ghormeh...
Gandhi National Memorial Society, Aga Khan Palace Road, Palace View Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411006, India
There is majesty in the sheer structure of the Aga Khan Palace—in its manicured gardens and in its Italian arches. The palace and gardens were commissioned by Sultan Aga Khan III in 1892 in an effort to boost the economy of the then...
no. E Off, White Flint Nest, Near Lane No. 05, N Main Rd, Meera Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
If splattering paint, caked palettes, and pungent wafts of turpentine make you giddy in a good way, head out for an art walk in Koregaon Park. One of the most interesting studios is the Emblem Art Studio on Lane 5, which works with contemporary...
Parvati Hill, Parvati Paytha, Pune, Maharashtra 411009
The gods stand beside you and the city spreads out before you on Parvati Hill, a temple complex standing at 2,100 feet above sea level. This hill offers you panoramic views of Pune city, all while shielding you from the chaos of life down below....
Sinhagad Ghat Road, Dist Pune, Thoptewadi, Maharashtra 411025, India
When the city gets overbearing the people of Pune hit the hills, and one of their favorite destinations is the Sinhagad Fort. Sinhagad Fort was named in honor of a fallen Maratha warrior, and the name translates as Lion Fort. It stands at 4,300...
Sapphire Hsg. Soc, Shop no. 4, Lane Number 6, Ganga Fortune 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...
Meera Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
Many a meal across India ends with a walk to the local paanwala, typically found on every other street corner. Paan is a traditional mouth freshener and digestive, and a popular chew across the Indian Subcontinent. It consists of a green betel...
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...
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...
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