Should be in restaurants, but it is much more. First of all, it is the pick up joint of Pune, mixing up, bollywood people, the Oshos (and Osho wannabees, lots of Osho don Juans running around in their red robes), backpackers and yes, even a few locals.
If you like Bollywwod films, a little trivia, the title song, from KOL HA NAA HO, was written here at German Bakery at 5 in the morning. Exciting stuff no?
Rice Pudding, streudel and juices and veg meals are out of this world.
Sinhagad ....... a fort built in era of Chattrapati Shivaji .....has important history attached to it ....around 25 kilometers away from Pune city ...has a beutiful setting ..... can see backwater of Khadakvasla dam from top of the fort ...... beautiful place to visit ...especially in rainy season ...when the clouds are low ....u get awesome food on the top of the fort ....normal climbing time is 35 minutes for experienced peopel and around hour and half for normal people ....fort also accessible by road
Osho, or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, as he was known earlier in his life, teaches meditation not as a practice but as a way of life. He is a mystic who brings the timeless wisdom of the East to bear upon the urgent questions facing men and women today. He speaks of the search for harmony, wholeness and love that lies at the core of all religious and spiritual traditions, illuminating the essence of Christianity, Hassidism, Buddhism, Sufism, Tantra, Tao, Yoga, and Zen.
His talks, spoken over 30 years, have been recorded on audio and video tapes and published in hundreds of books in every major language of the world. Osho’s vision is of a new man. After his enlightenment in 1953, the evolution of that new man became his whole work.
Why not visit a beuty parlour and get your hair died with Indian 'Mehndi' if you happens to be a foreign tourist?Ofcourse ladies should not miss putting up Mehndi drawing on their hands and having colourfull bangles to Identify yourself with south asian touch.
Just check up for 'Rangoli Art','Yoga',folk dances in various parts of India.
Walk down Main Street-one of the bustling streets in Pune,shop a little & grab a bite.Also don't miss the Kayani's Bakery on East Street.Amazing cakes!!
The Osho Ashram,a spiritualistic centre which is world renowned.Tons of foreigners come especially to India to visit this place.A must see!Travellers can also join the program for 3days,5 days or more(do find out at the centre!)Apparel worn at the centre consists of flowing crimson/maroon robes and sandals or no shoes at all...a worthwhile experience.
Lots of little stores selling Osho wares & silver jewellery,and a variety of restaurants serving all kinds of food,make this area an interesting place to visit.Visit the German Bakery at Koregaon Park!
The Agha Khan Palace-the location of imprisonment of leader Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba and poetess Sarojini Naidu.Now it serves as a memorial.
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Horse riding lessons for kids or adults. This is a great getaway from Pune or Mumbai. Japalouppe gets the children around all kinds of animals, not only horses.
Pune has recently seen a lot of new places, coming u.p with variety of things to offer. Here is a list of places that have been very popular among Punities
Lavasa is envisioned to be a model for the new Urban kind of life. It is a great day trip to see the vistors center enjoy the Sahyadris Mountains, have a meal and return to Pune.
Very nice musuem. Again special increased foreigner price to enter.
From pottary, weapons, religeous artifacts to nice music instruments...
The view is Great . It's about 20km from pune. A fort built in era of Chattrapati Shivaji
Nice food on the top.
It is a fort built by Shivaji Maharaj, the Maratha leader to combat the Mughals. It is in the outskirts of Pune.
Going out into the sea in a little Indian style fishing boat in search of dolphins - which are more often than not, found!
Shinde's Chhatri-The private Hindu Chapel of The Scindias(Shindes)who were a Maratha family.
An insight into Maratha History.