Hood Guide: Eat, Drink & Shop At Kothrud

Avirat posted on 13 November

Ten-Second Takeaway

Because of it’s lush green surroundings, it’s  proximity to almost the whole of Pune and comparatively cheaper rates, Kothrud is becoming every student and working professional’s first choice to stay at.

Open Air Gym

Kothrud’s off-beat take for gym freaks is the open air fitness centre that takes place at Arai Tekdi by Team J Bars and these guys give free sessions every Sunday! To know more, read this.

Community Cafe

Located near MIT, the community cafe is a relatively new place with great breakfast options starting from INR 100 and also has some great ambience around it!


Shop 7, Bhosale Garden, Opp. Chaitanya Health Club, MIT College Road, Kothrud, Pune

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For the love of idlies, dosas, pakodas, vada sambars and much more from the south Indian breakfast pallet, head to Iddos for the perfect bite of authentic South Indian food starting at INR 30 only! Iddos also has a huge and delightful South Indian thali at INR 250 only.

Casual Dining

Malti Complex, Shop 1 & 2, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune

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Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railways

Inside the Saudamini Instruments factory, is the limca book of world record’s famed, Joshi’s  museum of Miniature Railways In Kothrud tracing the importance of Railways in the country’s transportation. The details expressed in this museum’s miniatures are uncanny! A trip here is going to cost you only INR 90. Read our recommendation here.


17/1, B-2, GA Kulkarni Path, Next To Sangam Press, Kothrud, Pune

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The Ganache

Without a fixed menu, chef Amit’s brain child, the Ganache is a must visit for all you sweet tooths! Of course he has some classic all time favourites such as dark chocolate moose and new your cheese cake! Even if you’re not a sweet tooth you have to and must try Ganache’s special pasta in marinara sauce.

Fast Food Restaurants

Bunglow 44, Near More Vidyalaya, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune

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The Champion's Aquatic Club

Swimmers ahoy! All you water babies, the champion’s aquatic club is your to go place {pool} to take that mind clearing dive for INR 150 for a day pass and INR 700 for a month.

Sports Venues

135, Near Shivshakti Society, Mayur Colony, Kothrud, Pune

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Maratha Samrat

All you carnivores wanting to have some spicy marathi style chicken or mutton delicacies, head to Maratha Samrat for their mouth watering thalis starting at INR 450.

Casual Dining

Rohan Chambers, Beside Jalsampatti Bhavan, Rahul Nagar Road, Karve Statue Square, Kothrud, Pune

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Waari Book Cafe

For all you book lovers, Waari book cafe is your paradise! With a number of books to choose from and coffee, tea and snacks to munch on, Waari book cafe in Kothrud is a cozy and comfy cafe to read your favourite book.


Choice Institute, Ground Floor, Near Choice Health Club, Off Karve Road, Kothrud, Pune

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Rent A Bicycle

The best part about Kothrud is its proximity to almost the whole of Pune and hence, all those health freaks and environmentalists are taking an alternative route to work and other places on thier bicycles! Rent one or buy one from Shiftgear in Kothrud.

Transport Services

Shivtara Garden Society, Shop 2, DP Road, Kothrud, Pune

Date Night Scenes

Head to Wood Fire Grill for a breezy and romantic time with your SO which will cost you approximately INR 1000 for two people  {without alcohol}

Casual Dining

Plot 108, Rambaug Colony, Off MIT Road, Kothrud, Pune

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