A real indian...
A real indian experience, this old local buses make trips of 2-5 hours and they are always full, as they don't leave at a certain hour, but whenever the bus gets full!!
If you carry a big rucksack, try to get there soon in order to take one of the front seats, as there is the only place where you can leave the luggage.
Pune - My HomeTown
To Begin With....
Pune has for decades enjoyed as a centre of educational and cultural activities. Besides, till few years back it was popular as The City Of Retired Personnel
But now this city has changed its face. Its more of youthful city, with many colleges and ongoing Youth Festivals.....
Please Click Here to check the travelogue for Ganesh Festival...The most popular cultural and integral event of Pune
Pune is separated from Bombay or Mumbai by the Shyadri ranges and it takes 4/5 hrs to cross this distance by train or road.
Pune is connected to Bombay, Banglore, Delhi and Ahemadabad by air
Moving In Pune
What Pune offers you is some insights of its history with Light and Music shows in Shaniwar Wada, a small fort situated in the heart of the city.
Raja Kelkar Museum displaying the life style of the Maharajahs!!!
And if you choose to be a student at Pune University, where many foreign students flock in every year, then you can enjoy the ongoing cultural fiesta in the city.....
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Sometimes creating a page on your own home-town can be really slow!!!
Ooops!!! I am afraid I am a little slow on this page...got so much to tell you, but just finding difficult to plan and fit in the info!!!
As you can see the various clours on this page, don't you think it should be given proper time to fill all these and more colors!!!
Till then you can go through my Rajmachi travelogue!!!
Must See Places In Pune's Vicinity
Sinhgad - The Fort
Sinhgad is a small fort near Pune, which is generally flooded with the tourists on holidays. It is just 1hour drive from Pune.
This place has a blood shed history. You will find the tombs of those heroes who died in the battle.
Gad means fort and Sinh is Lion.....This place is named after the warrior who faught valiantly and died in the battle!!!
What to say....
People generally go there either during mansoons or to spend a night. They have accomodation facility on the top.
Yum, yum buttermilk....its made of curds in earthen pots!!!
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The onion Pakodas, to simlify, it resembles Japanese Tempura, but slightly spicy!!!
And of-course don't forget to try Zunaka-Bhakari...Bhakari is a kind of Roti and zunaka is thick curry!!!
This is the speciality of this place...whenever I go there, I must have either of the three food items!!!
On the way to Sinhgad, you come across KhadakWasla Dam, which is the main source of water to Pune City!!!
And during mansoons you must visit the Peacock Bay, the backside of the KhadakWasla Dam
There are many people who visit this place every Sunday morning. They start from Pune at around 5.00AM and start climbing...it takes around 45 to 60 minutes to climb from its backside.
What can you do here???
Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing, Photography, Site Seeing
Wai - Mahabaleshwar - Panchgani
Must Do Activities
Its Dhom Dam of Wai
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Is that Panchgani??? Clicked somewhere on the road
Suddenly on the way, saw this tree, full of some kind of fruits, hanging all the way!!! Just found it very amazing!!!
The only quality Mahabaleshwar has is the strawberries and Malberries!!!
I have never returned from this place without having fresh strawberries with cream.....
On the shore of Venna lake, the small joint called 'Cream Corner' and a huge bowl of fresh strawberries with cream!!! What says...
Rowing??? Sure....Its lot of fun in Venna Lake!!!
What can you do here???
Hiking, Rowing in Venna Lake, Photography,Boating, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Site seeing, Shopping and Eating Fresh Strawberry with Cream
Off The Beaten Path - Rajmachi, The Tiger's Valley
Popularly known as Tiger's Valley...but hardly 3-4 tigers must have left in this valley!!!
Hey!!! Tiger's Valley???
I have been to this place several times....but never even heard a tiger's roar THANKFULLY.....because I still want to visit this place!!!
As I, with few friends generally start walking at around 9.00/10.00PM and reach there at 2.00/3.00AM...through the thick forest!!!
This fort is hidden in Sahyadri Ranges that encompass Lonavala and Khandala, Mumbai-Pune Highway.
What can you do here???
Walk, Sing and Enjoy the 5 hrs through the dense forest....till you reach the village at the foot of Rajmachi Fort...
...And explore the surroundings!!!
See how the roots run towards water.....there is a small temple of Lord Shiva, made of black stones.
You go inside this temple, and you will find some natural cooling.......