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Pune Holiday Packages

A perfect example of cosmopolitan India, Pune the Oxford of the East lies nestled amidst the Sahyadri Hills, on the Deccan plateau. Due to its cool, dry climate it once served as the 'monsoon capital' under the British regime.

Today, it has developed into a key industrial center. Regarded by many as the city that epitomizes modern India, here buildings from the colonial era lie side by side with new-age eateries; museums that hark back to the bygone era co-exist amicably with funky discotheques; and old forts share the limelight with the charismatic Bhagwan Rajneesh's Osho International Meditation Resort.


Pune To Ashtavinayak Tour

2 Nights Pune (2)

Take this spiritual sojourn and visit the famous Ashtavinayak temples located in different regions of Maharashtra. Ashtavinayak, when translated, literally means 'Eight Ganesha' and the tour starting from Pune, covers eight holy temples of Lord Ganesha. These eight Ashtavinayak temples are believed to be 'Swayambhu' which means that they have self-originated. Pacify your mind and soothe your senses as you take drives to the temples of Siddhivinayak, Varad Vinayak, Ballaleshwar, Mayureshwar, Mahaganpati, Chintamani, Girijatmaj and Vigneshwara. Let this journey bring you peace and prosperity in life.

Pune To Ashtavinayak Tour


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Pune Guide

  • Shopping in Pune

    From winding alleways lined with makeshift shops to chic malls; from the unique Osho robes and chappals available at Koregaon Park to the ubiquitous branded goods; from gypsy women vending Rajasthani clothes, and Kashmiris trading in ornaments - the experience of shopping in Pune is as varied as the items on sale. Wade through the crowded bylanes of Laxmi Road to pick up jewellery and sarees. Pick up knick-knacks and gift articles from M G Road. Drop in at the nearby Fashion Street, whose 450-odd stalls offer leather goods, fashion accessories, footwear and readymade garments at throwaway prices. To shop for furniture, the best place to be is Bajirao Road, while Tulsi Baug located on Bajirao Road itself, with its wide variety of women's stuff that do not burn a hole in the pocket, is a haven for female shoppers. For the bargain hunters, Juna Bazar (open only Sundays and Wednesdays) - a well-known second-hand goods and flea market located near the railway station - is a must visit. While Deccan Gymkhana area has a number of shops specializing in fixed-priced suiting, shirting, toys, steel and plastic articles; near the Garware bridge at Deccan itself lies Hongkong Lane, where haggling is the norm that can influence a price reduction of as much as 40%. There are a number of wholesale markets, as well, such as the ones at Nana Peth and Bhavani Peth (grain, oil, steel, wood and automobile spare parts), and Market Yard (grains, flowers, fruits, etc.). Exclusive and upmarket boutiques can be found at Koregaon Park, Fergusson College Road and Dhole Patil Road. The recent advent of malls such as India Bulls, Lifestyle, Pune Central 2, Magnet and Kaakde Malls, among many others offer a one-stop shopping experience laced with entertainment.

  • Restaurants in Pune

    Indian - Sigree (Dhole Patil Road), Vaishali (F C Road), Blue Nile (Bund Garden Road), Chingari (Le Meridien Hotel), The Yellow Chilli (Koregaon Park), Nawab Restaurant (Bund Garden Road), The Great Punjab Restaurant (Koregaon Park), Bay of Bengal (Shivaji Nagar), Radhika (Chaturshrungi), Kebab Hut (Hotel Sun N Sand), Roopali Restaurant (F C Road), Coffee House (Moledina Road - Camp), Dorabjee & Sons (Sharbatwala Chowk), George's Restaurant (Camp), Coconut Grove (Mangalwar Peth), Golconda (Koregaon Park), Koyla (Koregaon Park and F C Road), Kalyani Restaurant (Kalyani Nagar)

    Chinese - Mainland China (Dhole Patil Road), Chinese Room (East Street, Camp), Malakas Spice (Koregaon Park), Whispering Bamboos (Hotel Taj Blue Diamond), All Stir Fry (University Road), Haka (Shivaji Nagar), China Grill Restaurant and Lounge Bar (Wanwadi), Zen (Shivaji Nagar), Spice Island (Hotel Le Meridien), Golden Dragon (Karve Road), China Grill (Wanwadi), Dai Wong (Viman Nagar), China Park (Koregaon Park), China Gate Restaurant (Deccan Gymkhana)

    European/Continenta - Arthur's Theme (Koregaon Park), Toscana (Kalyani Nagar), Stone Water Grill (Koregaon Park), Curry on the Roof (Deccan), Polka Dots (Aundh & Kalyani Nagar), La Dolce Vita Ristorante Italiano (Dhole Patil Road), Prem's (Koregaon Park), The Place Touche the Sizzler (Moledina Road), Mirchi Kola (Camp), E-Square Food Court (University Road)

    Regional Speciality - Authentic Maharashtrian cuisine is served at Mystic Masala (Hotel taj Blue Diamond), Shabree ( F C Road), Shangrila (Erandwane), Durvankur Restaurant (Tilak Road) and Shreyas (Deccan), while road side vendors sell snacks such as vada pav, bhelpuri, kachhi dabeli, misal, chivda and bakarvadi.Pune is peppered with Iranian restaurants. Café Sunrise at Deccan Gymkhana area is famous for its cheese omelettes. Localites swear by the fresh, soft and delectable chutney, vegetable and cheese sandwiches of MG Roadâs Marz-O-Rin. The rose milk, mango shake, walnut brownies and macaroons available here are equally popular. And for the non-vegetarian lovers, there is Dorabjeeâs â an ancient Parsi eatery at the Camp area â whose mutton biryani and Dhansak (a Parsi dish, served only on Sunday afternoon) have earned itself a huge fan following. Besides mutton, there are some equally delicious chicken dishes available here, as well. For those with an ear for jazz, there is the Shisha Café at Koregaon Park. It offers a wide range of cuisine â from authentic Iranian food, including mouth-watering omelettes, to Indian and Continental dishes. A popular haunt among foreigners and jazz lovers (Thursday nights are âJazz Nitesâ), what adds to the already âchilled outâ atmosphere of the Shisha Café are the eponymous shisha (or hookahs), which are available in six flavors.

    The Pune University area, which is dotted by innumerable roadside eateries that specialize from tandoori chicken to misal pavs is one of the favorite hang out places for those who want variety on their palate without burning their pockets. The German Bakery at Koregaon Park and Kayani, which is renowned for its Shrewsbery biscuits are two of the most popular confectioneries.

  • Things to do in Pune

    At 2100 feet above sea-level, the Parvati temples are located at the highest point of Pune and houses one big temple and three smaller ones dedicated to Lord Devadeshwar, goddess Parvati, Vishnu, Ganesha and Kartikeya respectively. Dating back to the 18th century, the temples are visited on a daily basis by Pune-ites to escape from the cityâs hustle bustle, offer their devotion to the deities and relax while observing a panoramic view of Pune. An adjoining museum contains artifacts belonging to the Peshwa rulers. The samadhi (memorial) of Nanasaheb Peshwa, who built the main temple, is located near the museum.

  • How To Reach Pune

    Surface - The most preferred, swiftest and pleasant journeys from Mumbai to Pune is via the six-lane, five tunnel tolled Mumbai Pune Expressway, which covers the 93 km distance between the two cities in approximately two hours, at a steady driving speed of 80kmph. One can either hire a private taxi, or travel in one of the luxury Volvo buses run by MSRTC, which depart after every quarter of an hour. Theer are privately owned Volvo buses available as well; however, not only are the latter more expensive (tickets ranging in the range of Rs 500, which is more than double that of the state-owned buses), but they also take longer to cover the distance. Pune is connected to the adjoining southern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and cities like Hyderabad and Vijaywada, via NH9; and with Nashik via NH50.

    Train - Via rail, Pune is connected to all the Indian metros, including Kolkata (Azad Hind Express - Mon, Wed, Sat & Sun), Delhi (Jhelum Express - daily), Chennai (Chennai Express - daily) and Bengaluru (Lokmanya TT Express - daily). Reaching or arriving from Mumbai is the easiest, with a number of options available everyday, such as Deccan Express, Sinhagadh Express, Indrayani Express, Intervity Express, Mahalaxmi Express, Konark Express, Sahyadri Express, Koyna Express, etc. Local trains link up Pune to Pimpri-Chinchwad and Lonavla. The latter is a hill station and a tourist spot, 64 km from the city. There are two railway stations â Pune Junction and Shivaji Nagar.

    Air - The Pune International Airport is located at Lohegaon, at a distance of 10 km from the city. It is the only one of its kind in the world, when it comes to sharing its runways with the militaryâin this particular case, the adjoining Indian Air Force base. This is also the reason that the airport mainly caters to domestic airlines; that, too, of a limited number, namely Indigo, Spicejet, Kingfisher, Air India, Jet Airways and Go Air. Presently, flights to only three international destinations take off from Pune, namely, Dubai (Air India), Singapore (Indian) and Frankfurt (Lufthansa).

  • Weather in Pune

    Surrounded by hills from three sides, Pune is located on the western margin of the Deccan plateau at an altitude of 560m above the sea-level. It lies on the leeward side of the Sahyadris (the Western Ghats). Vetal Hill (m above the sea level) is the highest point of the city. The Mula and the Mutha rivers meet near the center of Pune, while the Pavana and the Indrayani flow through the northwestern outskirts. The city derives its name from âPunyaâ, which means âholyâ. It is considered so because of its location at the confluence of two rivers. The region, because of its proximity to a seismically active zone, has over the years experienced a couple of moderate to low-intensity earthquakes.

    Pune, with its tropical wet and dry climate, enjoys moderate temperature, ranging between 20 and 28°C ( and 82°F), throughout the year. With the onset of summer in March, the mercury hovers between 35 and 39°C, and reaches its peak during April. The days are sunny and are characterized mostly by dry heat. Bright clothes and sunglasses are mandatory. However, after sunset the temperature drops a bit. Relief arrives in May in the form of thundershowers and heavy drizzles. Umbrellas and raincoats are compulsory. June to October are the monsoon months, with July receiving the maximum rainfall. Pune is known for rains that continue for days âsometimes stretching to weeks â and throw the city off gear. The ideal time to visit is during winter, i.e. November to February. While the day temperature is a pleasant 29°C (°F), at night the mercury dips to below 10°C (°F) during December and Januaryâoften reaching a chilly 5°C or 6°C (°F)âthereby making it obligatory to wear light woollens during the day and warmer clothes after sundown. However, for those energizing morning and evening walks, any time of the year is perfect.


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