Pune is the perfect city to signify the artistic blend of traditional and modernistic that today’s India represents. The city is a cultural hub with several museums, great views and numerous prestigious institutes and universities due to which it is also called ‘Oxford of the East’.
The city is as old as it gets with over 1600 years of history to it. The city also boasts of an Osho Meditation Resort which attracts followers and tourists from across the world. Thriving on a great nightlife, the cuisine here too, presents a blend of mouth-watering offerings.
Things to see
Temples: Pune has a number of interesting temples with marveling architecture and amazing locations. The popular ones include Chaturshrungi Mata Temple, Parvati Hill temples, Ganesha Temple and Katraj & Pataleshwar Caves to name a few.
Wildlife: With the pleasant topography to its credit, Pune has Katraj Snake Park where you can find a variety of snakes, birds and many reptiles, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary which is especially popular for Giant Indian Squirrel and a diverse species of birds. On the other hand, Peshwe Park is the popular zoo for family outings with features like toy train, animal ride and boating.
Museums: when it comes to displaying fascinating art and history, Pune has quite a few options with Tribal Museum, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, National War Museum and Mahatma Phule Museum. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to catch the famous light and sound show at Darshan Museum.
Other highlights to explore include Shaniwar Wada, Vishrambaug Wada, Aga Khan Palace, Sinhagad and Khadakwasala.
Best time to Visit
Pune is a city with pleasant weather throughout the year with moderate winters. Hence, anytime in the year is a good time to enjoy a stay at the city.
How to Reach
Pune is a city well-connected to the rest of the country via flight, railways as well as road.