great weather, easy pace of life...
traffic and pollution
A fun filled cultural city - worth visiting
The Aga Khan Palace, or Gandhi National Memorial, is both a memorial to non violent struggle and to the woman who stood behind the Mahatma who died here.With Italian arches and spacious lawns, the Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III built the palace in 1892 to offer employment following a famine, in Yerwada region in eastern Pune suburb that joins...more
Walk, ride or stroll the mornings and evenings are incredible on this campus considered the most beautiful University in India. The main building on campus built 1864-1871 was originally the governor's mansion (Sir Bartle Frere, Govenor of Mumbai). The building is now a Grad-I Heritage site.more
Oakwood's location is unbeatable for a weekend trip to the hip part of Pune. Within walking distance...more
I was greeted by one of the staff. At check in, I was reminded that my member card expired so they...more
This hotel is pretty much the fanciest one in Pune. It's not up to the standards of five-stars in...more
Malaka Spice- the most authentic south east asian food in Pune. A Pune institution - this place is a must visit. About 15 times larger than how it started, the outdoor relaxed ambience does justice to a meal out in beautiful Koregaon Park. Art for sale, an occasional flea market and a children's table allow for a pleasant experience. Roti canai,...more
One of the best didning experience in Pune. This new restaurant is a must visit and best addition to Pune food scene. The decor is very soothing and comforting, servic is friendly but teh STAR is the food by Chef Milind Sovani( I was lucky to meet him in person and talk to him about his vast experinec world wide)The food is simply outtanding, Go...more
Mad House Grill is a restaurant located in the heart of Pune at one of the hottest night-out destinations – Korgaon Park. Mad House Grill selects only the most succulent meat and prepare them in their specialized unique way so that the taste is absorbed right down to the bone! Their specialties are flame grilled (never deep fried) vegetarian and...more
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This is a small pub on the east street on camp area of Pune.most locals love this place for the nice music and beer.BP[Barman's Pitcher]: a wierd mix of spirits & syrups. 350 bucks. serves 4. sexy.Murgh Banjara Kebabs: literally melts in the mouth.Other misc. mughlai Starters - awesome.yumm french fries.other awesome...more
This interiors of pub has dark oak panelling giving a handsome finish. The restrooms are labelled John for Gents and Maggie for ladies - with all due respect to John Major & Maggie Thatcher.There is a cover charge on Saturday nights that may be waived against your bill.Relax with a drink and nibble on some chicken tikka, while the local dj turns...more
I am not very sure if there are cabs that will directly pick you up from Mumbai International airport and drop you at Pune. Just take a pre paid cab from Mumbai International airport to Dadar (east). Get down at Pune Taxi stand and take a Pune bound taxi from there. Last time, in the yesr 2006, I needed a taxi to go to Nashik from Mumbai...more
We stayed in a 5 star hotel for my business trip. There I did a taxi for going to my office they charged me 500Rs/- for a 5 mins ride. Whereas if u do a taxi from a taxi company directly you will get a taxi for 8 hrs 80 km for 800 s /-. Ater that they charge approx 50 rs/- per hr plus extra mileage if u have gone over.Bes will be to call one from...more
Fabindia is a chain of stores across India that sell textiles, furniture, organic foods and a host of other products. The products are mostly sourced from local craftsmen and artisans while the designs are contemporary. Its a good mix of local craft and contemporary design...There are 2 stores in Pune, one at Sassoon Road, and the other at...more
OSHO Galleria sells meditation robes. The robe has a special purpose in gathering certain energies when used in resort activities. The maroon robes are worn in the resort for all daytime activities. OSHO said that when people are dressed in one color it creates a certain atmosphere which intensifies the energy. The white robes are worn only during...more
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Dahi Handi (pot of ghee) The Dahi Handi festival that remembers the legend that Krishna as a child, was very fond of ghee (purified butter). Krishna would gather his friends and they would steal ghee from the houses of the milkmaids. To protect their ghee from the naughty children, the milkmaids kept it in a pot and hung it from the ceiling of...more
drink hot fresh tea when . Sip Cold drinks using your own sealed straws . Ask the waiters to open the bottlw in front of you and not put in their straws. Do not eat salads, raw veggies, or drink anyhting uncooked or boiled. Do not eat meat outside. You do not know how long has been sitting outside on the dirt, dust and under flies.more
when you are planning to go between pune and mumbai, and when you go to the pune station area. please donot get carried away by the touts who will help you get into cheaper travel. these are mostly some private cars which run between the 2 cities and offer a ride at a cheaper fare. in most cases the cars and drivers r good, but sometimes i have...more
Friends of mine have had valuables stolen from locked rooms in Pune. One possible explanation is that there are trained monkeys who enter rooms with open windows, even if they are protected with bars. This sounds a bit fantastic, but may well be true. So if you leave valuables in your room, even if it is locked, either make sure the windows are...more
The ricks do over charge some times and esp. if they know you are not from around here . So be carefull , a quick conversion is to multiply the fare by 7 , ie if it is 2 Rupees 30 Paisa x 7 = ~ 15 Rs fare (30c) . If you cant do that ask for a card by saying " card dikhao " and check the corresp. fare for 2 30 . They might also charge you extra for...more
Never get a rickshaw from prepaid rickshaw stand. walk for few minutes then show ur hand to any empty rickshaw and get in.. make sure ur paying by terriff.. ask them b4 getting in that ur gonna pay by terriff card.
The weather in pune is usually very hot during the days .. so wear open shoes if possible ( like floaters )
Miscellaneous: Pls get a torch and a hand fan .. cause electricity supply in pune is very erratic . A torch can be usefull at times and a hand fan is always useful.
I wanted to ride my bicycle to Kanifnath Temple because I could see it from both Dive Ghat and Bopdev Ghat. I went up for the view to see Malahar Fort, Jadavghad fort and Purandar Fort and the Ghats. Very nice view and for information on the temple itself check out this link below.more
This golf course first came to my attention when I was flying into Pune and was struck by the beauty of the course. I finally tracked it down and cycled out to see it. I went to Oxford Country Club on a weekday. I did not play golf but the caddie took me in a golf cart to the golf academy and restaurant and I had an omlet and then was picked back...more
I agree with everyone here.I was in Pune last year in December for about three weeks or so, and it used to get quite cold in the evening, daytime was quite warm though. I met many foreigners there and made friends, they somehow complained of mosquito bites quite often, at last when they came out of their hotels, if not in hotels.So, it will be...more
The OSHO Meditation Resort Commune offers daily meditation activities including Tai Chi, Vipassana Meditation, OSHO Kundalini Meditation, Nadabrahma Meditation, Chi Kung, Heart Dance and Silent Sitting Meditation as well as the world famous morning OSHO Dynamic Meditation and the OSHO Evening Meeting. They also have dance parties and Karaoke...more
The power of yoga is rarely disputed: in fact, it's widely accepted that yoga can help alleviate health problems, reduce stress, and prevent athletic injuries. However, it's not something to limit to your work week; in fact, yoga-centered "retreats" are one of the fastest growing vacation markets. Rather than doing asanas (mastery of sitting still) in Costa Rica or Bali, perhaps venture to the place where the practice originated: India. Only a short trip from Mumbai, the BKS Iyengar Institute in Pune is one of the world's most venerable ashrams (Hindu and/or yoga hermitages). If you don't have the eight years of experience required to practice there, you can also take BKS Iyengar-certified classes at Iyengar Yogashraya in the Lower Parel area of Mumbai. If your interests are more in hatha yoga and ayurvedic programs, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, located on twelve (12) tropical acres in Kerala, specializes in both.