There can be no better way to kickstart a Punekar’s day than with an early morning meal of Kanda poha and chai. Amruteshwar at Nalstop offers poha tossed with the traditional tempering of mustard seeds, chillies and curry leaves. Now we’re talking Maharashtra!
Warje Malwadi Rd, Apex Colony, Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra 411004
Phone:099 22 687268
Hours: 2:45 am – 12:00 pm
Pune is called the Oxford of the East, and very aptly so. The city is brimming with colleges. The population is relatively young and the atmosphere invigorating. Don’t hesitate to lose yourself in the lovely lanes of Law college road.
A list of the best hangouts in Pune would be incomplete without the Fergusson College Road. FC Road is a fashion geek’s paradise – available here are pretty and cheap trinkets, footwear and a wide assortments of fashion wear. Also, quite a few restaurants here are to die for. You wouldn’t want to miss Vaishali’s finger licking south Indian food, Café Goodluck’s Irani chai and bun maska or Peter’s Pan’s heavenly chocolate waffles.
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Take a trip down the historical and architectural lane of Maratha history. Sinhagad Fort; meaning the Lion’s Fort is a fortress located 30 km southwest of the city of Pune. It is a much loved haunt of photographers and trekkers alike.
Cabs to and fro can be booked in advance to Sinhgad.(Wings cab- +91 20 40100100)
Know before you go: It is advised to avoid the fort during peak summer months. Sunscreen is a must. Also, do not forget to put on your best trekking shoes.
Thoptewadi, Sinhagad Ghat Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411025
Phone– 020 2612 6867
Recommended for– History Buffs, Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics
Entry fee– Rs. 20 for two wheelers, Rs. 50 for four wheelers
Timings– Seven days a week; 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
If mall-crawling is on your mind, Amanora town centre is where you should be headed. It is a stylish and uniquely designed expanse spread over one million square feet to be dubbed as Pune’s largest mall. You will find the finest Indian and international brands in fashion, lifestyle and entertainment.
Amanora Town Centre
Opposite Magar Patta City, Mundhwa-Kharadi Rd, Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra 411028
Phone:020 3057 0405
Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
The most happening place in Pune is undoubtedly Koregaon Park. Explore the beautiful bungalows and parks, plus the lounges, pubs and eateries here. The famous German Bakery, Chabad house, Osho Ashram and Bund Garden are also located in here. Another fun way to spend the evening would be to attend a gig at the The High Spirits café here.
Recommended: The High Spirits Café
North Main Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411001
Phone: 093 71 006430
Hours: 12:30–3:00 pm, 7:30–11:30 pm
Expense: Rs. 1500 for two people with alcohol
More info here
636, Deccan Gymkhana, Pulachi Wadi, Pune
Phone: 020 25530077, 020 66013222
Cost of Thali: Rs 250
(Inputs by TS writer Tanushree Nigam)
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