Located in Katraj, this snake park, one of the only ones in the country is well known for its work towards animals besides its snakes and reptiles. Recently it added a zoo to it as well.
It has held many snake festivals and snake awareness programs to let people know this dreaded creepy creature better.
During the festival of Nagpanchami, the Snake Park has held a number of programs while discouraging mistreatment to snakes.
Getting there: Open on all days except for Wednesday, they are open between 10:30 to 17:30. Entry charges are nominal.
A little out of the city, Katraj Snake Park is on the Pune Satara Highway near the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University (tel:570747). While they do not have a guided tour, the staff is extremely helpful and will answer all your queries!
A sunken garden as the first impression states it to be, Sarasbagh was built by Nanasaheb Peshwa, surrounding the Parvati Hill. Now with a Ganapati Temple as the center, the garden now with lush green lawns at one time was a garbage dumping ground for the British.
Adjoining it is the Peshwe Park, which is a favourite haunt for children, thanks to its zoo, toy train and boat rides!
Getting there: Ask for directions to get to this lush green lawn for an evening out as it is located in the heart of the city of Pune.
A hop, skip and jump from Swargate, most buses or rickshaws will take you there.
Located on your way to the city from the Airport, this restaurant has one of the best Seafood in town. You just can't miss the place; it's bang opposite Sun and Sand Hotel. Good ambience and reasonably priced. You must try the Tandoor variety. Thumbs up!
Favorite Dish: Tandoor fish
The Place: Touche the Sizzler, just down the street, is a popular two tier aircon restaurant specialising in sizzlers and also offer cheaper Indian, tandoori and continental dishes.
The home-made icecreams are delicious. It's open for lunch & Dinner.
Favorite Dish: Tandoori & Sizzlers