Things To Do In Pune
The 8th largest metropolitan city in India is Pune, which is also a very popular place for tourists across the world. Pune, India is also called as the “Queen of Deccan” and there are many interesting places to see here in Pune. There are many places in Pune that are going to remind you of the history of the Marathas. You will find many museums, Gradens, monuments and many educational institutions. This place is also popular for providing quality education and there are many students from all parts of the world who come to Pune to get a quality education. This place Pune is the capital city of Maharastra.
Apart from these, you also have many places to shop in Pune. You get all branded clothes and you also have many stores which sell budget clothes. This city Pune is popular for enjoying a fantastic night life as well. There are many bars, pubs and restaurants which are going to serve the real taste of India to all its guests. Do not miss to taste the best food of India from Pune. There are many places in and around Pune, so that you can plan a long exciting trip to this place. It is always good to plan your trip in advance when you are planning your vacation in such popular place.
When To Go:
The weather conditions are moderate all round the year and the temperature variations in this place are not too high so you can plan your trip in any climate. But the ideal weather condition for tourists is seen during the months of June, July, August, September and October. From Novermber to February is also good, but it all depends on in which climate you want to enjoy your trip to Pune. These months have winter season and the climate is really cool and calm.
Months between March to June are Summer season and you should avoid your trip during these months as the temperature is going to be really hot. It is not the ideal time for sightseeing and you will not be able to spend some good time with your family in Pune.
So better avoid planning your trip during Summer season. Between July to October you have Monsoon season and this is also an ideal time for your trip to Pune. This is a time when the people of Pune are going to relax from the hot Summer seasons. So it is completely your choice on when to plan your trip to Pune. You can plan it either in Winter or during Monsoon, but never plan it in Summer. You will be able to enjoy your trip only when you are planning it in the right time.
When you are done with planning your trip on when to go, you should also have a little knowledge about the things to do in Pune. There are many things to do here, but let us have a look at a few of them:
Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati
Whether you are a Hindu, Muslim or a Christian, do not miss the chance to Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati in Pune. This is a very big temple in Pune and this is the temple of Lord Ganapathi. This temple or the Ganapathi in this temple is considered as the richest Ganapathi in Pune. This temple Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati is located in the heart of the city and you should a taxi when you are going to this temple. The road to this place is really narrow and you will face a lot of traffic problems but do not give up when you start to visit this temple. It is going to give a great spiritual experience for all those who visit this place.
If you are planning the trip on weekends or on holidays then you should definitely have a lot of patience as this is going to be really crowded. The trust of this temple takes part in the Ganapathi festival, which is conducted every year and it is celebrated very grandly. The trust also helps the poor kids for getting good education. When you look at the idol of Lord Ganapathi in the temple, then it is going to be a treat to your eyes, the lords idol is decorated with a lot of gold ornaments and diamonds. You should not miss going to this temple. The temple is maintained very well and it is kept clean always.
This place is dedicated to the Scholar and Sindhi saint Viswani. Darshan Museum teaches you many new things about life and you will be thinking in a very innovative way. All the shows shown here are incredible and they have used the technology in a very innovative way. It is more apt to all this place as a mission about training every one about the life of the scholar Viswani. They concentrate more on conveying the insights and thoughts of the leader of the Darshan Museum.
The more shows you see here, the more you will get to know about the founder and his thoughts. All shows are so peaceful and full of knowledge. Everyone should definitely visit this place and attend at least one show. The inauguration of this museum was done by the famous Bollywood star Amir Khan in the year 2011. The visitors or the tourists who come to this place to see the shows have an option to choose the shows in two different languages – English and Hindi. So any international tourist also can attend this show and take the complete advantage of this mission. There is a lot to learn from these shows.
ISKCON NVCC Temple
The word ISKCON is popular worldwide and there are many devotees of Lord Krishna across the globe. This place ISKCON NVCC Temple is exceptionally beautiful and you should visit the place at least once. The excellent art and the beautiful paintings inside this temple are really outstanding. You will always find positive energy in this place. The staff at this place are really friendly and there are no strict rules about taking photographs here. This is a place to spend some peaceful time after a busy sightseeing tour in this busy city.
You should definitely not miss the prasadh of this place as it is really tasty and yummy. If possible you should also plan to attend the aarthi at this temple and that is going to be a treat to your soul and eyes. The place is really big and is also maintained very well. Do not miss!!
Bhimashankar Temple is situated on the Sahyadri hills in the Bhorgiri Village, which is again 50 kilometers away from Khed and on the northeast. Sahyadri hills are 125 kilometers from Pune and you have a lot of travel facilities to reach this place. This Bhimashankar Temple is one of the Jyothirlinga’s among the twelve Jyothirlingas in India. This temple is near the Bhima river and it was becoming really popular in the past few years.
The reason why this place is becoming popular is this place is getting popular as a wildlife sanctuary. One of the most tourist attractions in Mahanrastra and India in Bhimashankar Temple. You will enjoy the entire trip from down the hill to the top of the Sahyadri hill. It is going to take at least 3 to 4 hours to complete your journey to the temple and return back as it is far from the city. But the time may change depending on the crowd present at the temple. As this is the temple of Lord Shiva, it is ideal to visit this temple on Mondays, but again, it is going to be really crowded on Mondays with international and national tourists along with the local people.
National Defence Academy
The building and the surrounding places of National Defence Academy are really worth visiting. The young people who have cleared the exam for getting trained in the army will be trained at this place. This is a world class training institute for the army.
It is going to be a great place to see and how young people of India are getting trained at the place. You will have to take prior permission for visiting this place from inside. This is a great place and it is not easy to get the permission for entering inside, but you can definitely have a look from outside.
If you love adventure, trekking and hiking then this Malshej Ghats is a place for you. You will get a chance to enjoy the best flora and Fauna at the top of this hill. You will also find caves from the age Buddhist of the third century. This place is situated nearly 700 meters above the sea level. A beautiful waterfall is one of the great attractions of this place and this place is full of greenery. The best time to visit this place is during the monsoons as the waterfall is going to look really awesome during this season with lots of water.
You will also enjoy a long drive to this place from the city, but if you are driving your own vehicle then you need to be very careful about the land slides. You will have complete fog on your way to these ghats. You should click a lot of pictures as they are going to memorable for you. You should carry enough food and drinks for your road journey as there will not be any good stores for buying food and water.
Pune Heritage Walk
If you want to see the real beauty of Pune then you should definitely go for Pune Heritage Walk. This is going to be really full of fun and excitement. You will get a lot of knowledge about the history of Pune. There are many travel and tour companies in Pune which are offering these tours. You should choose the tour package and your walking trip is going to start at 7 am in the morning and you will start your walking from the small and narrow streets of Pune. The trip will last till evening with many halts in between for snacks and lunch as well.
This trip is going to be real fun as you are going to go in a group along with many other tourists. The guide who is coming along with you will provide a lot information about the history of Pune and Marathas. If you are having good energy levels to walk for such long time, then it is going to be real fun. Do not forget to carry water along with you when you are walking. It is worth for the money that you spend and it is going to lovely wandering in the streets of Pune.
If you are someone who loves to the scenic beauty of nature then you should not miss Sinhagad Fort and make sure that you are planning this during Monsoon. The climate is going to be raining and full of fog. If you are driving yourself, then you should be very careful as you are not familiar with the roads of this place. This place located towards southwest of Pune and is just 130 kilometers away. This place was earlier called as Kondhana and was a venue for many battles in the history.
This fort is situated on a hill and the hill is 1312 meters above the sea level. There are a lot of historical stories associated with this fort and you should not miss this place and make sure that you are planning it during the Monsoon only. There would be many small tea stalls on your way to the Sinhagad Fort which serve you hot tea and snacks in this cool rainy climate. You can see many people climbing the hill, by enjoying trekking. If you can reach there in the early morning, then you are going to witness a beautiful sunrise.
Pu La Deshpande Garden
This Pu La Deshpande Garden or otherwise known as the Pune Okayama Friendship Garden is on the Sinhagad Road. This garden was actually an inspiration from the Okayama Koraku en Garden and hence the name Pune Okayama Friendship Garden. You just get to see a lot of greenery and beautiful flowers around you in the garden. The garden is very well maintained and you are not permitted to touch the flowers in the garden. You will find water stream flowing continuously in this garden and also many birds singing.
This is an apt place for spending some quality time along with family and kids will love playing in this place. If you are visiting on holidays or weekends, then it is going to be really crowded and you will not be able to get the complete fun of this place and hence you need to plan it during the weekdays and make sure that you are going in the evening around 3:30 or 4 pm. It is going to be a nice relaxing tour for you after a very tiring sight seeing of this busy city.
If you want to go for paragliding then you should go for Nirvana Adventures. There are people in this place who are going to train you about paragliding and it is going to be really interesting. You will be able to understand it in just a few hours and you can go for it as well. The trainers or the instructions are really friendly and will provide you with all the information and instructions that are necessary for you.
The food is too good at this place and you should not miss it. The experience that you are going to get here is definitely going to exceed your expectations. You will start flying like a bird high in the sky and it is really a superb experience. You can also go for trekking as part of the Nirvana Adventures.
The garden or the Bagul Udyan is not very big, but the laser show that you get to enjoy at this place is really amazing. You will definitely enjoy this fountain and laser show along with your family and friends. There are many people are not aware about this place, but the shows are definitely worth watching. You will enjoy the lights and water dancing to the background music that is being played. The entry to this place is really cheap and you don’t even have to spend one dollar for this. It is less than a dollar, but you get that fun which is worth many dollars. You will also find the statues of animals in the park which are about the real size and they look very much real.
This place has got many more temples to see and many museums as well. If you are planning a long trip, then you can enjoy all these places. If you are a Hindu then you should miss any temple of this place Pune as all the temples are really worth visiting at least once. There are many restaurants and hotels as well, so you will not face any problem for food or accommodation but if you are traveling during the winter season then you should book in advance in order to get the best facilities at an affordable price. Have a pleasant trip to Pune with your family or friends.
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