New In Town? Discover The City With These Awesome Things To Do In Pune

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Whether you’re new in town or on a holiday, Pune has many exciting things to keep you entertained. From iconic eateries, historic forts, street shopping, mesmerising museums, heritage auditoriums, and more, here are some exciting things that should be on your bucket list when you’re in town.

Gorge On Tea Sandwiches At Marzorin

Nestled in the walls of a 100-year-old heritage building in Camp, Marzorin opened its doors in 1965 and is one of the first fast-food joints in the city. One of the reasons to visit the cafe is its delicious menu at affordable prices. The chutney sandwich and choco fudge are popular choices with the patrons. We also love that they have a vegan menu for plant-based eaters

Take A Historic Trip To The Shaniwarwada

Even if you haven't heard about Shaniwar Wada, chances are you've seen Bajirao Mastani and the epic fortress pictured in the movie. So if you're in town (and a little bit of a history nerd), we suggest you visit the iconic fort to experience the beauty of this magnificent fort in real life. Built in the seventeenth Century, the home of the Maratha Empire is every bit grand as you can imagine.

Take Blessing From Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple

While you're in the old town visiting Shaniwar Wada, there is another historic spot that you may want to visit. The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Temple. Started by sweet maker and trader Dagdusheth Halwai, the iconic Ganpati temple boasts a rich history of over 100 years. Covered in marble, gold, and other exquisite ornaments, the beautiful temple sees thousands of visitors, irrespective of their religious afflictions.

Visit The Pataleshwar Cave

Carved out of a single basalt rock, the ancient Pataleshwar Cave on JM Road is perfect for exploring some history. Built in the eighth century, Pataleshwar Cave holds a Guinness World Record for a grain of rice with 5,000 characters inscribed, safely preserved inside the cave's museum. On special occasions, the locals gather here to worship Lord Shiva with gifts, sweets, and flowers. After the visit, check out the many eateries at JM Road for a quick bite. 

Check Out The Miniature Railway Museum

We bet that Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railway is unlike anything you've ever seen before. Conceptualised and created by artist and art collector Bhausaheb Joshi, the museum features a fully functional station yard with six platforms, steam trains, buses, highways, driveways, dive-in theatres, and around 2,000 human figurines depicting a regular day in the city of Pune.

Eat, Drink, & Shop Till You Drop At FC Road

Fergusson College Road, also known as FC Road, has always been a hub of activities due to the numerous colleges and institutions in the area. One of the busiest roads in the city, the street runs a short distance from Deccan Gymkhana to Shivajinagar but is filled with many exciting things to do. Have the famous bun maska at Goodluck Cafe, shop cute and affordable footwear at Cute Walk, find unique jewellery at Tip Top, and end the trip with a drink at F.C. Road Social.

Spend Some Quality Time At United Service Library

Like the smell of old books? Love getting transported to another world through stories? We know where you should visit: United Service Library at Agarkar Nagar. Established in 1818, this 200-year-old library has one of the largest collections of English novels in the city. With its high ceilings, rustic wooden furniture, and racks full of books narrating all kinds of stories, United Service Library is a treasure trove.

Take Scuba Diving Lessons At Absolute Scuba

Who said you cannot take scuba lessons in the landlocked city of Pune? The Absolute Scuba Diving Training Centre in Yerwada offers beginner scuba diving courses at a pool near you. They've tied up with multiple pools across the city to give you a taste of scuba diving in a safe, shallow, hand-held dive environment. All you need is curiosity, enthusiasm, and some swimming skills.

Experience The Infamous Osho Ashram

Don't believe the wild, wild stories you've heard about Osho Ashram until you've visited the place yourself. One of the most famous landmarks in the city, The Osho Ashram in Koregaon Park should be on your bucket list if you love meditations and all things nature. Surrounded by luscious greenery, the massive ashram, now a meditation resort, offers daily, weekly, and monthly programmes with accommodations.

Watch A Play At Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir

As a cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune has always championed arts, education, and culture with its numerous theatres across the city. Named after the legendary Marathi singer and stage actor Bal Gandharva, the iconic auditorium was started in 1962 and hosts over 1,000 shows in a year. From dramatic plays to mesmerising musical performances, Bal Gandhar Rang Mandir is the place for art lovers.