Pune On Foot! Explore These Five Places In Pune For The Best View Of The City
One of the best parts about living in Pune is that you get the best of both worlds. On one hand you have tall buildings, lavish societies and big malls and on the other hand you have lush green patches and hilltops. Because of its scenic spots, Pune has a big hiking and trekking culture. Here are the top 5 places from where you get the best view of the city and you can reach them while enjoying a good hike:
If you have been in town for long, you would know that until a few years ago, Baner was only known for its greenery. Then the urbanisation hit and now Baner is known for big MNCs and restaurants. In the middle of one of the city's busiest office district, you will find a hidden hilltop with the best view of the city. You can trek up to the top of the Baner Hill via a route that takes you hardly thirty minutes (considering you are healthy and don't pant after every step!). Once you reach the top, you will notice people meditating, working out and even jamming. The sunset from this hilltop is to die for.
Known for many historic and religious reasons, the Parvati Hill has been one of the top attractions of the city. The hill has four prominent temples of Shiva, Ganesh, Vishnu and Kartikeya. Parvati temple is the major one which is known for once being a private shrine of the Peshwas. Everyone has to climb 108 unpaved stone steps to reach the top, adding on to the adventure. Once you have reached the hilltop, take a seat at one of the benches and take in the view. The best sunrise in town! Trust us.
Now this spot isn't a new one. If you are into motorbikes and road trips then you have surely explored Lavasa on a Sunday morning with your gang. If you haven't, you need to go on one ASAP! The drive up to Lavasa is filled with turns and corners perfect for cornering and biking enthusiasts. The view on the way is beautiful, you'll spot a dam, waterfalls here and there and beautiful landscapes. Once you reach Lavasa, instead of staying in the touristy part, head to the other side of the bridge to explore some nature trails and sunset points.
Again, a crowd favourite! Mulshi Lake is best to visit during the monsoons. The road to the dam can be a little tricky and frustrating but the view after reaching there, totally makes up for it! Head over to one of the hills right beside Basho's Resort and trek up. They are simple hikes but the path isn't marked so be a little careful. If you thought the best view of the lake was from the road, trust us, the view from the top if this tiny hill is breathtaking!