Go-karts are super fun, whether you’re an adult or a kid. Speeding around a track, racing your friends – it’s a thrill! Unfortunately, there aren’t as many go-karting options in the city now as there once were. That being said, we’ve put together a shortlist of places in and around Pune, where you can enjoy go-karting with your squad. Remember to take appropriate precautions in the heat – carry a hat, sunblock, and sunglasses. Make sure to wear closed shoes, the prescribed safety gear, and not to take unnecessary risks! Overall – remember to have fun.
Need For Speed: These Go-Karting Tracks Around Pune Will Surely Make Your Adrenalin Go Up!
IndiKarting is currently Pune’s only remaining go–kart track, located near Eon IT Park in Kharadi. Started by champion racer Rayomand Banajee, IndiKart often plays host to professional bike and go–karting races. If you just want to have a bit of fun with friends, it’ll cost you INR 299 for 3 laps, and INR 400 for 5 laps on their 265m track. Only children above the age of 8.5yrs will be allowed to drive a go–kart.
Govinda Resorts describes themselves as ‘a serene retreat’ tucked away in Lonavala, just off the Mumbai-Pune highway. They also boast to be the *nly functioning go–kart track in Lonavala. Anyone aged 12yrs and older can drive the go–karts here. It’ll cost you INR 300 for a single-seater, and INR 400 for a double-seater, for a total of four rounds. The go–kart track is open to guests as well as outsiders, from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. – daily. We recommend calling ahead before you make the drive from Pune to Lonavala.
Velocity Entertainmentz touts themselves as a one-stop ‘get-away to go–karting, amusement, and food’, with ‘India’s only professional go–kart track on a mountain’. Located on the main road between Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani, this amusement park has been built right in the lap of nature; surrounded by the beautiful Sahyadris, with enticing cool weather all-year-round. Test your go–karting skills on their 450m track (the longest karting circuit in the area), with ‘5 corners and one speed-curve’ that’s built for thrills. It’ll cost you INR 350 for a single-seater and INR 650 for a double-seater go–kart – for 4 laps total.
Located in Koregaon Park Annex, Circuit 77 is the newest go karting track in the city. Establised by racing enthusiasts this track will surely give you and your gang a reason to come back. The track is open for individuals above the age of 12 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. You can book your laps before hand on their website or call them prior visiting to know the ticket prices.