2020 made us stay indoors for almost a whole year. Now that everything is opening up, we want you to experience these awesome things. So, here it is – A bucket list of 20 things you should do in Pune for the ultimate thrill!
Exciting Things To Do In Pune For An Awesome 2021
An initiative of the Director General of Civil Aviation, Hadapsar Gliding Centre gives you an opportunity to learn gliding or if not learn, at least enjoy the thrill of gliding, up and above.The programme is very safe. You will be accompanied by an experienced pilot, throughout the ride. Head out here with the buds and fly with the birds (for an hour or more). And the prices start at INR 187.
Float In An Isolation Tank
Relax and rejuvenate your mind and body as you float in a state-of-the-art water tank at Shalom Mind & Float Spa in Koregaon Park. How does this work? You will spend about 60 minutes at a RelaxoPod, a nine-feet deep flotation tank in the shape of an oyster. The tank holds about 2/3 water and 1/3 epsom salt. The salt adds density to the water, which keeps your body afloat, sans any effort, against gravity. It’s almost like the floating on the Dead Sea which, as most people would know, is a hyper-saline lake in Israel. The prices here are divided as INR 1,500 for 60-minute session; INR 7,200 for three sessions; INR 11,700 for six sessions; INR 21,600 for 12 sessions.
Finish A Bahubali Thali
We’re not even joking when we say we’ve found a Baahubali Thali. The House of Paratha at JM Road is an all-vegetarian eatery that excels in giving the homesick North Indians delicious food they miss so much. Naturally, they have varieties of parathas, tasty dal makhni and so on. But their most stand out item right now is the Baahubali Thaali. This gigantic thali includes Kattapa Biryani, Devasena Paratha, Bhalladeva Patiala Lassi, Sivagami Shaahi Pakwan and a huge Baahubali Paratha at the center that is topped with butter and cheese. Can you believe that? We hear it’s not easy to finish this one. Priced at INR 1,700 plus taxes, the thali is meant to be eaten by a group of six, so make sure you all get to House of Paratha on an empty stomach.
Try This Black Wasabi Ice Cream
Santé Spa Cuisine is a healthy food joint that serves a lot of quirky stuff including Black Wasabi Ice cream. The black wasabi ice cream is made with khandasari sugar that’s made from raw jaggery and without undergoing any refinement. This looks like brown sugar but is a lot better version of it because it has no chemicals. This khandasari sugar is mixed with crushed buckwheat granules. Buckwheat is a gluten-free cereal. Then Wasabi is added to it followed by activated charcoal to give the black colour.
Visit This 170-Year-Old Library
If you are into Maratha history or interested in conversation about literature, politics and art, this is the place you should be! Built in 1848, Pune Nagar Vachan Mandir was initially formed as the Poona Native General Library at Budhwarwada. Standing tall and proud, this 170-year old beauty, continues to function as a public library in the city, and houses over 50,000 books with more than 3,000 registered members. The thing we love most is that their membership is only INR 30 per month.
Learn How To Shoot
Gun for Glory is a shooting academy which was started by Padmashri Gagan Narang and Shri Pawan Singh to promote shooting as a sport. The academy is designed with close attention to detail and is situated at Shiv Chatrapati Sports complex 50m shooting range, Balewadi, Pune. The customised training plans are designed by foreign coaches on the basis of SWOT analysis. The courses also offer shooters gun testing facility (testing each barrel & selecting best pellets for every barrel and maintaining availability for a year’s training), peak performance management, a link up with an educational institution and a residential tie-up. Courses start at INR 5,500
Drink At The Longest Bar In The City
The high-end two-storey bar at Westin, House Of Medici is all about posh and elegance. The most phenomenal aspect about the place is, of course, the 104-foot long horseshoe-shaped bar, the longest in India. House Of Medici is designed to perfection – the neon lighting, the magnificent chandeliers, a deluxe cigar room, swing and leather couches and glossy wooden flooring.The bar menu flaunts an array of signature cocktails and infusions that’ll get you all tipsy dancing through the night. We recommend you try one of Medici legends – Albizzi, a mix of white rum, pineapple juice, pernod and ginger syrup for INR 900. The Tuscan Margarita made of jalapeno infused tequila, sour mix and sour rim for INR 650, is also worth a try.
Visit The Cycle Museum
Childhood memories are made of bicycling through those nameless lanes to explore something new every evening. Vikram Pendse’s cycle museum, located at a quaint Karvenagar bungalow, will not only get you nostalgic, but will leave you awestruck with its unique collection of everything vintage and wonderful. The place boasts of over 150 collectibles – from geared racing cycles to children’s bicycles, tandem bicycles, cruisers, beach cycles, erstwhile cycle ads, nuts & bolts, tyres, spare parts, gears, seats, dynamos, air pumps, lamps and many more.
If you are a nature's person but want to it like Sonam Kapoor in Aaisha, check out Glamp Everest in Sanghavi. The team of Glamp Everest basically arranges camping for all nature enthusiasts around Pune at places such as Pawana, Bhatghar, and other natural outdoors. Even if you will be living outdoors, the team will ensure that the experience is glamorous than regular camping. Their packages start at INR 2000 whcih includes a camp stay, bbq, bonfire and other stuff. But depending upon your requirements, the packages can be moved around.
Go To An Adult Trampoline Park
Who said trampolines are only for kids? If you too get all jumpy at the site of a trampoline, you have got to check out Skyjumper Adult Trampoline Park. Located on the second floor of Creaticity Mall in Yerwada, Skyjumper is open to everyone. They have the obvious: trampolines and even a sponge pit for you to take that leap of faith. The park is operational on Monday to Friday from 12 to 10:00 PM and on weekends from 10:30 AM to 11:00 PM and the entry per person is INR 550 on weekdays and 650 on weekends for an hour.
Do A Heritage Walk Of Pune
Along with being known as an educational hub, Pune is also known as a cultural hub. The history of this ancient city is well explored when gone on a heritage walk. There are numerous groups by government as well as private who conduct there heritage walks. Groups such as Pune Heritage Walk By Maharashtra Tourism (MTDC) & Janwani, Wandertrails, Western Routes, 5 Senses Tours, Chalo Heritage And Nature Walks to name a few. And on an average, their prices start at INR 500 per person.
Scale Some Height At This Rock Climbing Gym
Whether you are a gymnast or not rock-climbing is a fun activity that you must take part in, at least once! And you can do exactly that at Rock Aliens Climbing Gym in Shivajinagar. At Rock Aliens Climbing Gym, you can scale these artificial rocks around experts who will ensure that you reach the top. They have a number of tools and cords that will definitely help out beginners. It's open all days of the week and costs INR 100 per person and you can get a monthly pass for INR 1200.