Pune, a famous city in the state of Maharashtra, is also one of the most visited places in the state. If you’ve never beento the city of Pune, and yet,looking for a different tourist perspective, mentioned here some of the things that can turn your trip into a fun filled holiday. You can easily find flights from Bangalore to Pune or a book a cab from Mumbai to reach the city.

Popularly called ‘the Oxford of the East’ and ‘the cultural capital of Maharashtra’, due to the presence of numerous prestigious educational institutes, museums and cultural hubs, Pune is one place you should definitely explore in Maharashtra. You can easily find flights from Bangalore to Pune or a book a cab from Mumbai to reach the city. Mentioned here are few things that can turn your trip to Pune into a fun-filled holiday.

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Explore the food scenario

Dining out in Pune will help you explore the food scenario of the region and you can also gel with the locals. Apart from the typical Marathi fare, you can find ample of sweet dishes to try. Places like Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale, Karachi Regal Sweets, Kaka Halwai, and Bhavnagar are some of the best spots to try sweet items that range from ice-creams, milkshakes to traditional mithai. A must try dish is Mastaani, a plate of filled with ice-cream with dry fruits toppings. Other snacks like Vada Pav, Chiwda and fried potato wedges are also quite famous.

Exploring the surrounding areas

If you love exploring the natural landscape, then Pune will offer you multiple options to choose from. You can plan a trip to the Malshej Ghat, which appears like a little heaven complete with waterfalls and birds chirping in the lush greenery. Also, the route leading to places like Thane and Ahmednagar consists of several patches of forested areas, which are perfect for a small hike. The entire region comes alive during monsoon, so plan your trip accordingly if you want to explore these places.

Go for a cycling in the city

The roads in Pune are lined with dense trees and the traffic stays low too. Combined with a pleasant climate, it makes an ideal scenarioto ditch the car and go for cycling instead. Cycling is by far one of the best ways to explore the city. If you’re an avid cyclist, move towards Bhuleshwar, which not only consists of a fantastic road but several other attractions like historic temples.

Bird watching and photography

Places like Malshej Ghat, Bhuleshwar, and Pune-Lonavala route, are the famous place to spot few migratory birds. Siberian birds like, Hemingo can easily be spotted in these regions. Plus, the charming locales will always tempt to take out your cameras a click an amazing picture.

Boating in Pune

Pune is home to three massive dams, namely, Khadakwasla, Panshet and Varasgaon, which also serve as great picnic spots. Activities like boating attract a large number of tourists. Weekends are usually jam packed, so you can pick a weekday to enjoy paddling in the reservoir and enjoying the mesmerising view of the surrounding landscape.

With these amazing things, your Pune trip will definitely become a fun-filled one.

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