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Paint Party, Staycation, Gig & More: Nine Amazing Activities For The Long Weekends!

Divya posted on 11 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

The long weekend is here! If you’re wondering what to do in and around Pune, we’ve got some amaze options lined up for you.

Buy Books By The Weight

We’re not even kidding – you can actually shop your heart out at Books By Weight’s exhibition, starting at INR 100/kg. Find them at the Institution of Engineers, from Friday 11th August until Sunday 20th August – all 10 days, including holidays. Nerds, go wild! For more details, click here.

Schools & Colleges

1332, Jangali Maharaj Road, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune

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Take A Day Trip

It may seem like an obvious thing to do, but it doesn’t have to be boring! There are plenty of options for day-trips around Pune. You could spend the day thrill-seeking at Della Adventure {starting at INR 2240 for a Day Pass}, having the time of your life at Imagica {they have a flat 28% OFF discount on tickets until Aug 19th}, or chill out with our 12-hour itinerary for Lavasa here.

Sports Venues

Kunegaon, Kune Village, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra

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Go To A Paint Party Over High Tea

Get your drink on with your girl squad, as you create art and nibble on freshly baked treats. Spend your Sunday afternoon at Sassy Teaspoon for just INR 1000, {including paint material, canvas, and high tea} while you unleash your creative side. Prior registration is required. For more details, click here.

Bakeries

Sanskriti Lifestyle Complex, Lane 7, Koregaon Park, Pune

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Shop At An Organic Market Pop-up

Twice a month, ‘The Market’ pops up at One Life Club in Pashan. Highlighting local producers and growers, the focus is on organic, sustainable food. Run by The Wagabond Chefs, The Market aims to build a strong local community of food lovers. Here you can find essentials like organic jaggery and grains, specially brewed kombucha {a fermented tea drink}, organic masalas and batters, healthy snacks, so don’t forget to bring your shopping bags!

Sports Venues

NCL CHS, 37/2, State Bank Nagar, Panchawati, Pashan, Pune

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Laugh Your Guts Out

Kick back and relax over drinks while some of the funniest guys in Indian stand-up comedy entertain you all through the weekend. On Saturday {12th Aug} night, hilarious manchild Sahil Shah brings his new special Childish Behaviour to Classic Rock Coffee Co.; Amit Tandon aka ‘the married guy’ showcases his comedic chops at Nehru Memorial Hall on Sunday {13th Aug} evening, and ad-man turned comedian Kunal Kamra takes the stage at Classic Rock Coffee Co. on Monday {14th Aug} night.

Bars

Mulik Capital, Next To Mulik Lawns, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

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Catch A Live Gig

Pune has no dearth of live gigs, especially on weekends, but this weekend is extra special. Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe bring their smooth sufi-inspired tunes to Euriska on Friday {11th Aug} night, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on this beautiful blend of poetry and music. Saturday {12th Aug} night promises to be brighter than ever, with soulful duo Parekh & Singh performing their debut album Ocean at High Spirits. Their other-worldly tunes are sure to transport you elsewhere! Catch music legends Indian Ocean and comedians Aisi Taisi Democracy at MUSICOM – an event combining the best of melodies and laughter, on Sunday {13th Aug} at Mahatma Phule Sanskruti Bhavan.

Casual Dining

Near Nitesh HUB, KP Annexe, Mundhwa, Pune

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Discover Scuba Diving

Get a taste of life underwater with Absolute Scuba, scuba certification and dive specialists in Pune. Take their ‘Try Dive’ experience to get acquainted with the basics of scuba diving with a certified Instructor leading the way. Have fun with it, take photos underwater, experience weightlessness, and get an idea of the adrenalin rush that comes from scuba diving. It’s thrilling, to be sure! Absolute Scuba are currently running a promotion – INR 1200 for 2 people to sign up for their Try Dive course. You’ll even get a Participation Certificate at the end of it. If you find that you love scuba diving, you can sign up for their 2-day PADI Certification {starts at INR 6500/head} course as well, which will entitle you to dive at all PADI centers globally, for one year from completion.

Community Groups

Royal Connaught Gardens, Boat Club, Bund Garden, Sangamvadi, Pune

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Solve A Mystery

Put your thinking caps on, let out your inner Nancy Drew (or Hardy Boy, as the case may be) with Clue Hunt! Solve a Mystery Game Challenge in a group of 2-8 people, within 60 minutes, in order to make your way out of a locked room. The idea is to use your brainpower and collaboration skills, and can be a fun way to challenge yourself, since it’s a real-world activity and not a digital one. There are four different themes {prison break, kidnap, terrorism, murder mystery}, and several different time slots you can choose from. Once you have registered online, you will receive a confirmation call with further details about the experience. Clue Hunt is running a special Monsoon Offer until Sept 30th, and they also have special prices on weekends and Public Holidays – so be sure to check their website!

Gaming Zone

Gera Sterling, 103, 1st Floor, North Main Road, Next To Starbucks, Koregaon Park, Pune

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Go On A Staycation

This weather is perfect for snuggling together indoors while binge-watching your fave TV shows. If you’re more keen on a stay-cation weekend rather than a day trip or outdoor activities; escape Pune and enjoy the rains with these super affordable weekend getaways.

#LBBTip: If you don’t have your own car, check out our LBB Guide to renting a car in Pune here.