Budget Eats & Shopping: Here's How We Spent A Day At Sadashiv Peth
Known for its crowded lanes and for having been established by a fearsome general of the Peshwa armies, Peshwa Sadashivrao, Sadashiv Peth brims with authentic Puneri culture, food and history. With the changing times, this place too has changed so much and there are now more and more things to do here.
Shop At Legendary Stores
When at Sadashiv Peth, head to Kumthekar Road to shop some pretty traditional wear at Tathastu Emporium which has a huge variety of sarees, dresses, one-piece dresses, nightwear and formals for woman and kurtas, dhotis, blazers and more for men. And guess what guys, we bought some classy raw silk sarees (for mummy) for INR 700 each and 3 kurtas for INR 800 each. If not here, go to Vama, which is Pune’s oldest and favourite homegrown brand for sarees, with their range starting at INR 500. Or f you are looking for twirl-worthy lehengas, you must check out these stores.
Buy Essentials At Wholesale Prices
While strolling around we discovered a hidden gem of wholesale suppliers selling variants of cosmetics and toiletries and medicines! We bet, if you visited, you would stock up for a whole year. There is an entire lane that is filled with these wholesalers and you can easily stop it a little before Kumthekar Chowk.
Love For SP Biriyani
Nothing beats a delicious plate of biryani after all the shopping, so, head to Pune’s favourite biryani house; S.P. Biryani where they serve you this perfectly cooked goodness for INR 300.
Learn How To Play The Dhol
When in Pune, celebrate like the Punekars do! Pune is extremely famous for their dhol-tasha pathaks of youngsters, men, women and celebrities. Find one such at Sadashiv Peth under the name of Shaurya dhol-tasha pathak (084468 03657). So for the next Ganpati, dress up and drop that beat!
Thali For INR 100
If you’re not a carnivore and prefer to eat vegetarian only, head to Pune’s oldest unlimited thali house: Badshahi for a full-blown Maharashtrian experience for just INR 100. If not Badshahi, you can always go to the classic, Durvankur.
Take A Stroll At Peshwas' Private Garden
Saras Baug is a landmark. Once a private garden of the Peshwas, Saras Baugh is a must for small picnics with friends or family or bae because of it’s lush greenery and also their famous “Talyatla Ganpati”, which has over 100 Ganpati idols of different sizes, shapes and materials.
The Legendary Mastani
If there is one thing that’s common between Bajirao and Punekars is their love for Mastani! Of course, one for a person one for a thick milkshake available in various flavours of pistachio, kesar, mango and others available at the famous Sujata Mastani. This glass-full of yummy would cost INR 70 upwards.
All Things Pohe
If you have adapted to the Pune life, you know their love for pohe cannot be challenged. And this love is realised with Amhi Pohekar that has over 55 varieties of pohe. This simple restaurant's plate of poha is the kickstart you need for your day. Here's where you can know more.