Pune is a city rich in life, colors and vibrant unique places. It has a harmonious pace of life, greenery, and a pleasant climate. In Pune, there are many beautiful places and tourist spots which attract visitors. A striking place leaves us with a memorable experience. Here, there are 12 places which you must visit if you are in Pune.
Lonavala is a town and a hill station in Pune district. It is famous for its production of the hard candy chikki which is a sweet made from different nuts mixed with jaggery. It is a scenic and a good sightseeing place. Here, people enjoy sporting activities, camping, holidays, excursions, swimming, angling and nature viewing. The lake has splendid views, serenity and peace. The scenic landscape surrounding the lake makes it a perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate. You can spot different species of flora and fauna along the banks of the lake. You will also find exotic and rare varieties of birds.
Lohagad is a hill fort about 1,033 meters above sea level and offers a splendid view of the surrounding area. A variety of birds and insects can be spotted on these hills. Being peaceful yet stunning, one must visit this place. It is also an ideal destination for a nature lover and makes an excellent point for photography.
Mulshi Dam is one of the best places in Pune. Sahyadri hills, Dhangad Fort and Koraigad Fort surrounding the garden add to the beauty of the place. Sahyadri is popular for its enchanting hills, natural artwork and profound woods. For the most part of the year, you can also experience boating here with your loved ones.
Osho Garden also called the Zen Garden is a mesmerising garden located in Koregaon Park. The natural beauty of this garden is charming. It is one of the most peaceful and beautiful gardens in Pune. Varieties of pants and rich green grass all around provide a peaceful view to the weary eyes of the people. The stone bridges, bamboo trees, rock gardens and wooden pathways add to the attractiveness of the garden.
Sinhagad Fort, also called Lion’s Fort is 1,312 meters above sea level. It provides a panoramic view of the city. It is a historical place which acted as an active military post and many battles were fought here. The most famous battle is the 1670 battle which was won by the Maratha warriors. The fort rests on a lonely cliff of the Bhuleshwar Range in the Sahyadri Mountains. The fort has steep slopes, huge walls and fortifications. The fortifications now in ruins portray the splendor of the design and creativity. A variety of local eateries provides food at cheap rates.
Exotica is one of the best restaurants in Pune. People know Exotica for its quality of food, ambiance and outstanding service. It is an open air restaurant having outdoor as well as rooftop seating arrangements. These give a breathtaking view of the surroundings. The restaurant provides delicious European, North- Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Mediterranean food.The lounge bar attached to the restaurant Has a variety of cocktails and mocktails with a delicious cuisine.
Atmosphere 6 is one of the best rooftop restaurants in Pune. Melodious music is the prominent feature of this restaurant. The restaurant has dim lighting, unique charm and a quiet sky covering the restaurant. It offers magnificent views of the city with amazing seating arrangements. There are plenty of food and appetiser options to choose from.
Amonora Park has a unique and an urban infrastructural design. It highlights modern and traditional societal values. It is located in Hadapsar, Pune. Beautiful towers, malls, villas and schools are coming up in the area. Magnificent gardens and parks add to the charm of the town. There are various conveniences like health cares, schools, colleges and water filtration plants. Recreational facilities include malls, clubs, food corners, cafeterias, gardens, etc. Amonora Mall is the biggest entertainment center in Pune. Here people come together to eat, shop and have a great time. The mall has food and refreshment outlets, spas, international and national brand outlets, fitness centers, play stations, etc.
8Coffee Shop in Chandni Chowk
Jijai Coffee House in Bavdhan, Pune offers delicious Chinese food fast food, street food and refreshing beverages like coffee. It is best known for its coffee. It has outdoor seating arrangements and the menu consists of a variety of options to choose from. The rates are cheap and it is one of the best places to hang out with friends. The place offers a great view of the Pune-Mumbai highway.
9Della Resorts, Lonavala
Della Resorts is one of the most adventurous and grand resorts in India. It offers a wonderful view of the surroundings. Here you will find a lot of exciting activities to enjoy with your friends and family. The resort has a restaurant, swimming pool, spa, salon, fitness center, cafe, lounge and a business center. People come here for weddings, parties and a relaxed vacation with their near and dear ones.
Khadakwasla dam, built on Muthi River has a beautiful lake called the Khadakwasla Lake. People love to come here during the monsoon season. It is a great picnic spot and the dam offers snacks as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Many people in Pune depend on the dam for their daily water requirements. The weather and the surrounding view is beautiful making it a good place for photography. The sunrise and sunset views are amazing as well. The soothing atmosphere of the dam provides refreshment and relaxation from the everyday life. Children enjoy camel rides.
11Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple
Dagadusheth Temple is dedicated to God Ganesha. Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit the temple every year. Celebrities and the chief minister of Maharashtra visit the temple during auspicious occasions. Devotees believe that God Ganesha fulfils the wishes of the people. When Amitabh Bachchan was ill, people from all over the place came here to pray for him. Amitabh Bachchan’s wife, Jaya Bachchan offered gold and money to the deity when he recovered from the illness. The temple is a centre of attraction during Ganesh Puja. People from all over the world visit the temple to see its beautiful lighting and decoration. Generally, gold, money and coconuts are offered to the deity. With its beautiful artwork, the temple promotes the culture of Maharashtra.