Pune is one of the biggest cities of Maharashtra. Over years, the city has developed marvellously and people are astonished by the developments. Today, the city attracts tourists, software engineers, art enthusiasts and other people. It is one city that you must visit when you are in the region.
Time to visit –
The best time to visit Pune is between September and June. The weather is pleasant and you can do sightseeing easily. The winters during November to January arefairly cool and the monsoon season brings heavy rains. If you intend to visit Lonavala and Khandala, the hill stations, then you can visit during the monsoon because the sight will be breath taking.
Travelling in the city is quite easy. Have a map to move around without any trouble. But if you do have any difficulty, you can just ask the people and they will help you. You can move around in the city in Auto-rickshaws or taxis. Keep in mind that you must insist on paying the rickshaw by the meter charge and not more than that. You can also use government buses that run on scheduled routes.
Places to visit –
Osho Ashram –
This place is also known as Osho Communal Centre. It is situated on 17 Koregoan Park. The ashram offers many meditation related courses. If you are interested, you can join. This is a tourist spot that attracts even people from foreign countries. The place is dedicated to the famous philosopher Osho expired in 1990.
Shaniwar Wada –
This is the royal residence of the famousPeshwa, Bajirao-I. The construction of the place was begun on 10th of January 1730. BajiraoPeshwa-I himself laid the foundation using mud from LalMahal located nearby. Today the palace remains in ruins, but still attracts tourists who are interested to know about the Bajirao.
Raja DinkarKelkar Museum –
It is a museum that contains more than 20,000 paintings, handicrafts, musical instruments and armour-suits among other things. The Rajasthani-styled building is a treat to the eyes of the people who love history.
These are some of the places you must visit when you are in Pune.
The food –
The Maharastrian food consists of vadapav, usal, bhath and other local delicacies that you must not miss. The rice and sambharare also very tasty. Do try the Maharastrianthali. They bakery items are very delicious.
There are many good hotels in Pune where you can stay. Book your rooms in advance. There are many good hotels near Pune airport where you can stay.
As any other city in India, Pune is also a good place to shop well. The city is good to shop for just anything. The Laxmi road is where you can shop for clothing and jewellery. Near to this region, there are other streets where you can bargain and get some amazing stuff. MG road is also a good place for shopping for fancy stuff. There are several malls too in the city where you can buy expensive things.
These are some things that you can do in the city to make your stay interesting and fun.