‘Deccan Gymkhana’ is a neighbourhood located in the heart of Pune, named for the famous sports club that started there in 1906. Full of old-world charm, towering trees, and colonial-era bungalows interspersed between modern shops and buildings – there’s a lot to discover here. Here are our top 5 favourite places in Deccan Gymkhana.
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Hong Kong Lane
Hong Kong Lane is a small ‘fashion street’ of sorts, located just off FC Road in the Deccan Gymkhana area. Here you’ll find everything from shoes and belts, to mobile phone cases, junk jewellery, and even name-brands like Nike, Diesel, Reebok, Adidas – all at bargain prices. Remember: the key to a successful shopping trip here is to negotiate!
Also in the Deccan Gymkhana neighbourhood, are legends like Cafe Goodluck (famous for their Irani bun-maska-choi and biryani), and Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale (known for their sweets and bhakerwadi) which you shouldn’t miss out on. Film fiends should know that the National Film Archive of India is also located here, and they host monthly screenings of cinematic classics – the schedule of which you can find on their website.