What to Do around The Westin Pune Koregaon Park
Collected by Westin AFAR
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.
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...
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...
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...
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....
1st Floor, Power Point Opposite Murphies, Above Menchie’s, Pingale Chowk, Lane 6, Koregaon Park, Ashok Chakra 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...
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...
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...
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...
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Getting a ride in Pune can be a challenge. Traffic is thick, drivers are aggressive, and roads are always hectic. The auto-rickshaw is one of the most common means of transit, less expensive than a taxi but more comfortable than a bus. While the...
Pune-Satara Road, Opp. Katraj Dairy, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra 411046, India
The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park is divided into two sections, one for mammals and one for reptiles. In the mammalian section, you can spot a white tiger, leopards, monkeys, elephants, sloths, and even barking deer. If you’re more the cold-blooded...
28, Queen's Garden, Near Old Circuit House, Band Garden Road, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India
The walls are adorned with colorful masks and wall murals. The displays include rustic kitchen utensils and chunky hand-crafted jewelry. A trip to the Pune Tribal Museum opens up a window into the vibrant cultures of the tribes that live in the...
17/1 B/2 G.A. Kulkarni Road, Next to Sangam Press, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra 411038, India
Remember back in the day when you spent the summer holidays creating elaborate train systems out of a box, complete with miniature tunnels, stations, and even tiny plastic trees? B.S. Joshi did the same, eventually building his own miniature...
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...
RB Kumthekar Rd, Perugate, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030, India
Originally a peshwa's palace, this fine mansion has had many incarnations over the years, its most recent one being part post office, part government office complex. Still, these bureaucratic functions belie the site's beauty. Wander around the...
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...
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...
Sadhu Vaswani Mission, 10 Sadhu Vaswani Path,, Near GPO and Pune Railway Station, 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...
Ganpati Bhavan, 250, Budhvar 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...
Iskcon Nvcc Rd, Tilekar Nagar, New Vedic Cultural Center, Pune, Maharashtra 411048, India
If the formal name of this temple—Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanchanda—is too difficult to pronounce, just say ISKCON. That's short for "International Society for Krishna Consciousness," which you're more likely to know as the Hare Krishna. Inside, the...
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...
Many visitors in India find themselves wanting to help ameliorate some of the issues—poverty, homelessness, and hunger chief among them—that they witness, especially when they see how these problems affect children. Shikshangram Shelter for...
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