Touch-icon-iphone-76x76

DownloadThrillophiliaApp

Book Tour and Activities on the Go!

X

Best Places to Visit in Pune in 2018

  • 01 Lal Mahal

    Image Credit : Lal Mahal

    This red coloured palace is one of the most prominent attractions in Pune that you must add to your bucket list when you are visiting Pune. The place was built by the father of Shivaji, Shahaji Bhosale with the intention to revive the recently destroyed city of Pune in 1630 CE. However, the original structure was completely demolished in a series of attacks that befell Pune and now the structure that stands was only a part of original Lal Mahal once. The new Lal Mahal was thus rebuilt in an entirely new way near the Shaniwar Wada in Pune.

    When visiting the Lal Mahal, tourists can see a great collection of oil paintings that showcase various events in the life of Shivaji Maharaj. There is also a statue of Shivaji’s mother Jijamata and there is the popular place for recreation for kids at Jijamata Garden. Lal Mahal is also famous as the place in history where Shivaji Maharaj cut the fingers of Shaistekhan, the Mughal invader when he was trying to escape from the Lal Mahal. 


    • Location: Lal Mahal, Kasbapeth area, Pune, Maharashtra, India

    • Best Time to visit: Tourists can plan their trip to Lal Mahal any time throughout the year in Pune

    • Entry fee:  The cost of entering the place is INR 3/ 0.046 USD Per Person

    • Timings:  The timings for the mornings are from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and for the evenings, the timing is from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM



  • 02 Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

    Image Credit : Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

    Go for an amazing outing with your friends and family to Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park when you are in the city of Pune. The famous park is known for having a snake park, an animal orphanage and a zoo that makes it totally worth a visit for lovers of wildlife and nature. Whether you are an adult or a kid, a visit to Rajiv Gandhi zoological park is an exciting trip to learn more about snakes and reptiles and come back with more knowledge about these elusive creatures. Some famous animals which can be spotted here are a white tiger, leopard, blackbucks, elephants, sambhars etc. There is also a 13 ft cobra which gathers the most attention by tourists visiting the snake park inside the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park.


    • Location: Satara Road, Near Bharati Vidyapeeth, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: Anytime throughout the year is good for visiting Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

    • Entry fee: The entry fees for an adult is INR 15/ USD 0.23 and for the children, it is INR 5/ USD 0.07

    • Timings: It can be visited by the tourists between 9.30 and 5 pm




  • 03 Raj Dinakar Kelkar Museum

    Image Credit : Raj Dinakar Kelkar Museum

    Gear up to be fascinated by an amazing collection of Indian artefacts at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum in Pune. The museum boasts of having more than 20,000 artefacts which Baba Kelkar collected during his lifetime to leave behind a legacy for the future generations. One can see various paintings, handicrafts, musical instruments and a number of other objects of art collected from all over the world.

    A must visit for all the tourists in Pune, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum showcases various items that will leave you spellbound. One can see anything and everything here from door frames to musical instruments. For lovers of history, there are many artefacts which date back to the 18th and 19th century and makes for a wonderful revisit down the lanes of past.


    • Location:  Bajirao Road, near Abhinav Kala Mandir, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The museum is great for visiting throughout the year.

    • Entry fee: The ticket fees to enter here are INR 15/ USD 0.23

    • Timings: Raj Dinakar Kelkar Museum can be visited any day of the week from 9 am to 6 pm 



  • 04 Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

    Image Credit : Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

    Dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesha, Dagdusheth Halwai Temple is one of the most famous Pune Tourist Places if you wish to add some spiritual essence to your vacation. The temple is one of the oldest Ganesh temples in India and was built by a local halwai called Shri Dagdusheth. It is considered that it was his dedication that inspired the construction of the temple and encouraged his friend Lokmanya Tilak celebrating the Ganesh festival. This festival paved to be an important event in India’s history and today celebrated with great fervour and gaiety. The beautiful temple has a humble architecture but resonates greatly with history and culture of this place. Being located in the centre of the city, Dagdusheth Halwai Temple is an important place in Pune to appreciate and take part in various events like music concerts, bhajans, and Atharvasheersh recitation which are held here.



    • Location: Shivaji Road, Budhwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to visit this temple is from August to September

    • Entry fee: There are no entry fees to visit Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

    • Timings: Tourists can plan their visit here from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm




  • 05 Shaniwar Wada Palace

    Image Credit : Shaniwar Wada Palace

    One of the fascinating heritage places to visit in Pune, Shaniwar Wada Palace will take you on an exciting historical journey. Built by the Peshwas in the 18th century, Shaniwar Wada Palace is one of the important remnants of Maratha empire. Also known as one of the most haunted places in India, Shaniwar Wada Palace is also famous for its gruesome history filled with murders, fires and wars.

    One of the popular attractions at Shaniwar Wada Palace is the sound and light show which is organized every evening. The place got a major boost in tourism after the popular Bollywood movie Bajirao Mastani hit the theatres and has been attracting a lot of crowds since then. Shaniwar Wada Palace in Pune is a resounding reminder of India’s rich history spanning from the Peshwas to the Britishers and offers an interesting experience in for the tourists in Pune.


    • Location: Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from the months of July to March

    • Entry fee: INR 5/ USD 0.07 for Indians and for the foreigners it is INR 125/ USD 2

    • Timings: Tourists can visit here from 8 am to 6:30 pm



  • 06 Panshet Water Park

    Image Credit : Panshet Water Park

    Surrounded by the glorifying beauty of Sahyadri mountains, Panshet Water Park is a famous attraction in Pune. It offers a fun-filled adventure for everyone where people can indulge in a number of exciting activities. It is a popular place for kids and families who come here for an exceptional weekend retreat from Pune. There are a number of water sports which gets the tourists excited here like kayaking, boating, windsurfing, swimming, water scooters, speed boating etc. Panshet Water Park also boasts of a serene backdrop that is encompassed by lush greenery and the beautiful Panshet Lake. Apart from that, this place is also great for exploring some nearby attractions of Pune like Raigad Fort, Sinhgad Fort, Khadakvasla Dam etc.


    • Location: Panshet water park, Near khadakwasla Dam, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: July to March are the best months of the year for tourists to plan a trip here

    • Entry fee: For Adults- INR 250/ USD 4, For Children- INR 170/ USD 2.6 (Weekdays)

      • For Adults- INR 300/ USD 4.6, For Children- INR 230/ USD 3.5 (Weekends)

    • Timings: The timings to visit Panshet Water Park is from 10 am to 6 pm



  • 07 Katraj Lake

    Image Credit : Katraj Lake

    Located near the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Kataj Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the city of Pune. Developed and maintained by the Pune Municipal Corporation, the lake is a must visit for all the nature lovers who are on a vacation in Pune. It is an artificial reservoir and has a pleasant jogging track around it drawing in a number of fitness enthusiasts. Offering a relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Katraj Lake has been hailed for its beautiful surroundings. One of the prominent attractions of this lake is the incredible statue of Shivaji Maharaj that is in the middle of the lake. Katraj Lake is a treat to the eyes where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Sahyadri Mountain ranges and also spot some beautiful birds. The beauty of the lake is best enjoyed at the time of sunset which makes it a postcard-perfect setting to be captured by your cameras.


    • Location: Katraj Vasahat, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon season.

    • Entry fee: There is no entry fee for visiting Katraj Lake in Pune

    • Timings: Katraj Lake can be visited between 6:00 am to 9:00 pm



  • 08 Diamond Water Park

    Image Credit : Diamond Water Park

    Enthral yourself with an eventful day at Diamond Water Park the next time you are visiting Pune. It is one of the main attractions in Pune where you can be assured of a wonderful day and jam-packed enjoyment for kids. Diamond Water Park is visited by the people for a refreshing retreat with water sports and other fun activities. It boasts of having more than 7 swimming pools and more than 32 international water rides and attractions. Some popular attractions at Diamond Water Park are kiddies pool, family play station, wet bubble, Tortuga Falls etc. the fun rides offer a thrilling experience to all the tourists and there is also an unlimited lunch which you can enjoy at Diamond Water Park


    • Location: Water Park Road, Lohegaon, Pune City, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: Diamond Water Park is a great place to visit in Pune throughout the year

    • Entry fee: The entry ticket for the weekdays is INR 600/ USD 9.25 and for the weekends & public holidays is INR 700/ USD 10

    • Timings: Tourists can visit Diamond Water Park from 10 am to 5:30 pm every day



  • 09 Kamala Nehru Park

    Image Credit : Kamala Nehru Park

    One of the finest places in Pune, Kamala Nehru Park is the place to go for enjoying the company of nature. The park has been frequented by locals and tourists who want to enjoy some peaceful moments. One can spot many people jogging and doing yoga in the mornings here. The park also boasts of having a children’s playground, a fountain and two laws.

    The star attraction of Kamala Nehru Park is the military jet which tourists can see in one of the lawns. The place is filled with green trees and offers a pleasant weekend outing with friends and families. When visiting here, tourists can also explore the temple of Lord Dutta which is located next to the park. The presence of various food stalls and eateries makes it a lively place for enjoying a nice evening in Pune.  


    • Location: Babulnath, Dadi Sheth Wadi, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: Winter is the best season to visit this place when the climate is cool and ideal for sightseeing.

    • Entry fee: There are no entry fees for going to Kamala Nehru Park

    • Timings: The timings at Kamala Nehru Park is from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm



  • 10 National War Museum

    Image Credit : National War Museum

    Offering an astounding getaway to commemorate the memory of brave Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the line of fire, National War Museum is one of the most amazing Pune tourist places. Engulfed by a blanket of greenery, National War Museum is the only war memorial in South Asia that was built by the contributions of common citizenry.

    National War Museum is an interesting visit to appreciate the efforts of citizens in Pune in acknowledging the valour of Indian soldiers. One who visits here can get a chance to get a glimpse of a MiG-23BN which was used in the Kargil war. Another fascinating thing on display here is the replica of INS Trishul which offered its services in the India-Pakistan War of 1971 and Liberation of Goa. National War Museum offers a great trip for students and people interested in Indian defence history.


    • Location: Prince Of Wales Drive, Ghorpuri Lines, Dobarvadi, Ghorpadi, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: July to March are the best months of the year for seeing this place on a trip to Pune

    • Entry fee: There are no entrance fees to visit here

    • Timings: National War Museum can be visited any day of the week from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm




  • 11 Peacock Bay

    Image Credit : Peacock Bay

    Peacock Bay is a spectacular place to visit in Pune when you are touring National Defence Academy. It is adjacent to the lake at Khadakvasla Dam and owned by the National Defence Academy. With a large number of peacocks which could be spotted in the area, Peacock Bay got its well-deserved name. Along with the peacocks, the place has been known for offering glimpses of various flora and fauna like deer, Lion-tailed monkeys, and civets.

    Peacock Bay has been famous for hosting a number of challenging competitions and activities of NDA. The place has many facilities which range from sailing boats, windsurfers to different whalers and dinghies. Peacock Bay offers a surreal ambiance and offers a wonderful visit distinct from many other places to visit in Pune.

    • Location: Peacock Bay is located at National Defence Academy in Pune

    • Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit Peacock Bay is from the month of July to February

    • Entry fee:  Tourists are not required to pay any entrance fees for visiting Peacock Bay

    • Timings: Although there is no specific time to visit this place, it is advisable to plan your visit in the morning or evening.



  • 12 National Defence Academy

    Image Credit : National Defence Academy

    If you’re fascinated by the defense forces of our country, the National Defence Academy is one of the most unmissable places to visit in Pune. It is a joint training institute for the members of Indian Navy, Indian Airforce, and Indian Army. A visit to National Defence Academy offers an interesting glimpse into the lives of valiant men who receive their training here. The place has been famous for producing for some of the finest military personnel who have gone on to champion in various fields like sports, arts, Olympics etc.

    A visit to National Defence Academy is an unforgettable experience for children who can learn more from the place where future Indian soldiers are made. The place is also popular for its magnificent architecture, the largest inter-service museum in the country and the Weapon Technology Park that are great places for tourists.

    • Location: National Defence Academy is situated in Khadakvasla which is around 15 km from Pune

    • Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year as per your convenience

    • Entry fee: There are no entrance fees, however, one has to take prior permission 48 hours before visiting.

    • Timings: It can be visited only on Sundays between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm by the tourists.  




  • 13 Pashan Lake

    Image Credit : Pashan Lake

    Enjoy a surreal evening at Pashan Lake in Pune away from the clamor of city life. It is a man-made lake and one of the most picturesque places to visit in Pune. Dating back to the British times, this lake was built as a water reservoir to meet the needs of water in the neighborhood. The place can be visited for a picnic to enjoy the natural scenery and the cool breezes. Boating and fishing are other popular activities that one can enjoy at Pashan Lake

    Pashan lake boasts of hosting many beautiful migratory birds and has become a popular spot for bird watching in Pune. One can see many rare and exotic birds here like a gray heron, little egret, white-breasted kingfisher, open billed stork etc. With the great landscape replete with greenery and natural surroundings, Pashan Lake is a wonderful bird sanctuary which you can visit in Pune.


    • Location: Pashan Lake is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from Pune city center

    • Best Time to visit: The months from December to February are the best for visiting Pashan Lake

    • Entry fee: No tickets are required to enter Pashan Lake

    • Timings: The timings are 8:00 am to 11:30 pm



  • 14 Dehu Gatha

    Image Credit : Dehu Gatha

    With an imposing statue of Sant Tukaram Maharaj, Dehu Gatha is known for being one of the biggest temples in Pune. The wonderful statue greets the visitors at the entrance of the temple and this place makes for a memorable visit in Pune. One of the most notable sights at Dehu Gatha is the various carvings from all the Gathas on Sant Tukaram embellished on the walls of this temple. It is often said that tourists who visit the temple must read at least 3 Gathas.

    Dehu Gatha draws in pilgrims from far and wide and its spiritual ambience is totally tranquillizing. Built in 1723, this temple is believed to be the place where Sant Tukaram resided during his life. The most preferred time to visit Dehu Gatha is during palakhi in the month of ashadh which is held every year.

     

    • Location: Dehu, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during monsoon and winter season.

    • Entry fee: There are no entry fees for the visitors at Dehu Gatha

    • Timings: The timings are from 6:30 am to 10:30 am in the mornings and then from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm in the evenings. For Saturdays, pilgrims can enjoy their darshan at Sant Tukaram temple up till 9 pm




  • 15 Kamshet

    Image Credit : Kamshet

    Kamshet is a beautiful hill station in Pune which is renowned for its natural beauty and a number of adventure activities. Located in the Western Ghats, Kamshet is replete with lush green hills and beautiful lakes. Kamshet is nestled between the gorgeous paddy and sunflower fields and offer a postcard-perfect landscape as a visual delight. It is located close to the two famous hill stations of Maharashtra-Lonavala and Khandala and offers a refreshing getaway to beat the heat and enjoy the surreal ambience.

    Kamshet is most famous for being a paraglider’s paradise. There are various paragliding schools and world-class facilities to offer an unforgettable experience for the adventure junkies. Being an adventure hub, Kamshet is a must visit if you wish to challenge yourself with some pulse-racing adventures on your visit to Pune. Apart from paragliding, tourists here can embark on an exciting trek to the Kondaleshwar Cliff, Tower Hill or Shelar. Some other famous places to visit in Kamshet are Kondeshwar Temple, Bhairi Caves, Bhedsa Caves, Pawna Lake and Bhandar Dongar for a wholesome experience.

     

    • Location: Kamshet, Pune District, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is from October to June

    • Entry fee: N/A

    • Timings: N/A



  • 16 Katraj Snake Park

    Image Credit : Katraj Snake Park

    Situated in Katraj, Maharashtra, this place is an exciting outing for lovers of nature and wildlife. It is one of the most famous Pune tourist attractions and offers an excellent tour of fascinating wildlife spotting various snakes, reptiles, birds and turtles. Katraj Snake Park is home to more than 22 species of snakes and garners interest from both children and adults.

    One of the most favourite attraction for the tourists at Katraj Snake Park is 13 feet long King Cobra. A park is an intriguing place where people are educated about snakes by clarifying their doubts and allaying their fears about snakes. Katraj Snake Park has been known for hosting a number of snake festivals, one of the most famous beings during the Nag Panchami. A visit to Katraj Snake Park is an educational experience where you can have fun and enjoyment with your family and friends with a bit of adventure.


    • Location: Pune-Satara Road, Opp. Katraj Dairy, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: One should plan a visit here in the rainy season from the months of July to September

    • Entry fee: The entry fee at Katraj Snake Park is INR 3/ USD 0.05

    • Timings: It is open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm for the tourists. Tourists should avoid Wednesday as it remains closed on that day



  • 17 Parvati Hill

    Image Credit : Parvati Hill

    Famous for being one of the most postcard-perfect locations in Pune, Parvati Hill is the second highest point in Pune. It offers some of the most majestic views of the cityscape right from the top and makes for an interesting tourist attraction with many heritage temples located there. By climbing up 103 steps, tourists can reach the top of the hillock and treat their eyes with the wonderful views.

    It is known for having the Parvati Temple built by the Peshwas and the oldest structure in Pune. There is also a Devdeveshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu Temple, Kartikeya Temple, Sri Vitthal Rukmini Temple, Peshwa Museum which is located on Parvati Hill. Parvati Hill is amongst the few sightseeing places in Pune that will take your breath away and offers a refreshing getaway to enjoy with your loved ones.



    • Location: Parvati Hill is located near the Swargate Bus station in Pune

    • Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit Parvati Hill is from July to February

    • Entry fee: Tourists don’t need to pay any fees for entering Parvati Hill

    • Timings: It can be visited by the tourists between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm



  • 18 Vetal Tekdi

    Image Credit : Vetal Tekdi

    One of the most notable hills in the city, Vetal Tekdi and often considered a favorite retreat for trekkers in Pune. It is at a height of 2600 ft above sea level and offers some of the most panoramic views of the city from the above. It is surrounded by dry deciduous forests and offers a serene escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Tourists here can visit the famous temple of Vetala that gives the name to this famous hill in Pune.

    The peaceful surroundings of the hill have made this place one of the most popular sightseeing places in Pune among groups of families and friends. It is frequented as a picnic spot and draws in a number of people who appreciate the company of nature. It is also a famous spot for joggers and bird-watchers in Pune.


    • Location: Pashan, Pune 411038, Maharashtra, India

    • Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year. Nevertheless, tourists are recommended to plan their visit during the early morning hours.

    • Entry fee:  There is no entrance fee for Vetal Tekdi

    • Timings: There are no precise timings to visit Vetal Tekdi. However, it is advised to go during the day and avoid the dark.



  • 19 Birla Ganpati Temple

    Image Credit : Birla Ganpati Temple

    Boasting of one of the biggest idols of Lord Ganesha in the city of Pune, Birla Ganpati Temple is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Pune. For all those who seek a spiritual retreat away from the hustle and bustle, Birla Ganpati should be on your wish list. Encompassed by natural beauty and greenery, this temple attracts a number of devotees who come here to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

    One of the most striking features of this temple is that is not very much commercialized and offers tourists the peace of mind they are looking for. The imposing statue is one of the most beautiful idols of Lord Ganesha you’ll see in the region and tourists can be enthralled to see the glorious view from the top. The views can be best enjoyed when you go to the temple by climbing the steps and witness the spellbinding landscape filled with a blanket of greenery and gorgeous flowers.


    • Location: Birla Mandir, Revdanda-Murud Rd, Salav, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: Tourists can visit Birla Ganpati Temple anytime throughout the year

    • Entry fee: There are no entry fees for entering this temple in Pune

    • Timings: The timings for visiting Birla Ganpati Temple is from 5 am to 10:30 pm every day



  • 20 Mahatma Phule Museum

    Image Credit : Mahatma Phule Museum

    Founded in the year 1890, Mahatma Phule Museum is one of the must-visit Pune tourist attractions for history buffs. Earlier established as Lord Ray Museum, the museum was renamed as Mahatma Phule Museum in the year 1968. The museum makes for an interesting trip as one can see various collections of industrial products, agricultural items and handicraft pieces in this museum.

    Although the place has been about 118 years old now, it presents the old-world charm in the most amazing way to the tourists. If you wish to know more about the unique culture and rich heritage of India, Mahatma Phule Museum is a very educational experience for the tourists. Other notable and interesting collections which one can see here include brassware, stone carvings, marble statues, oil painting, textiles, body samples of animals from seals to elephants and so on.


    • Location: 1204/10, Ghole Road, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The museum can be visited by the tourists throughout the year.

    • Entry fee: There is no entry fee to visit the museum

    • Timings: The timings are from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. The museum remains closed on Wednesdays.



  • 21 Adlabs Imagica

    Image Credit : Adlabs Imagica

    Embark on a day filled with adventure and excitement by visiting Adlabs Imagica in Pune. This is a 130-acre theme park that will help you relax and refresh unlike any other place in Pune. Adlabs Imagica offers wonderful fun and enjoyment for people of all ages and makes for a recreational getaway from Pune. It is divided into three parks which are a theme park, water park and snow park.

    One of most thrilling places in Pune, Adlabs Imagica boasts of fantastic rides, pool, gym and many restaurants to keep your day filled with various activities. Due to its so many premium offerings in recreational adventure, it has been hailed as one of the most preferred retreats for families near Pune and Mumbai


    • Location: 30/31, Sangdewadi, Near Khopoli, Pali-Khopoli Road (State Highway 92), Off Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Taluka Khalapur, District Raigad, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The months of monsoon and winter season are considered the best time to visit Adlabs Imagica

    • Entry Fee: The cost of a regular ticket at Adlabs Imagica is INR 1500/ USD 23 per adult during the weekdays and INR 1900/ USD 30 during the weekends and holidays.

    • Timings: It is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm



  • 22 Khadakwasla Dam

    Image Credit : Khadakwasla Dam

    Known as one of the most renowned places for group outings in Pune, Khadakwasla Dam offers a relaxing getaway. It draws in a number of tourists who wish to indulge in some adventurous activities or just relax and unwind in the company of nature. The place boasts of great vibes and always packed with crowds. It is built across the Mutha river and one of the integral sources of water supplied to the city of Pune. Some of the other famous attractions near Khadakwasla Dam are Kudje Village, Peacock Bay and Neelkanteshwar Hill. 

    People here come with their loved ones to enjoy the natural scenery and indulge in some gastronomy with the help of food chowpaty serving lip-smacking bhelpuri and bhutta here. The monsoons offer the best experience at Khadakwasla Dam as it makes the landscape look mesmerising.  The place boasts of many interesting activities and keeps the tourists abuzz with its exuberant ambience.

    • Location: Khadakwasla Dam, near Khadakwasla Village, off Sinhagad Road, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: Monsoon season is the best time to visit the dam.

    • Entry fee: No entry fees are required to visit here

    • Timings: The timings for tourists at Khadakwasla Dam is from 6 am to 6 pm




  • 23 Osho Ashram

    Image Credit : Osho Ashram

    Savour a slice and peace and rejuvenation when you visit the Osho Ashram in Pune. If you are seeking a place to get away from the worries of life and discover your inner peace, Osho Ashram is a perfect place for you to visit in Pune. Osho Ashram was founded by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a popular spiritual leader, and a famous public speaker. The place has been renowned as a meditative retreat where people can appreciate the serene atmosphere and enjoy a peaceful stay with luxury resort facilities. The place boasts of many facilities like a swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts and a spa. People here can indulge in various meditation activities and therapies and look forward to an exciting visit as there are a number of activities to keep you engaged all the time. Osho Ashram in Pune offers an awesome retreat to channel your inner energies and make a meaning of your life.


    • Location: 17, Koregaon Park Road, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year

    • Entry fee: The entry fees at Osho Ashram is INR 870/ USD per person for a day

    • Timings: Osho Ashram is best visited between 6:00 am to 10:30 pm



  • 24 Pataleshwar Cave Temple

    Image Credit : Pataleshwar Cave Temple

    One of the fascinating sightseeing places in Pune, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is an important temple in Pune dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar who is the God of the Underworld. Dating back to the 8th century, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is renowned for being carved out of a single rock and been announced by the government as a protected monument in Pune. Along with its architectural brilliance, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is also known for its unique sound of bells.

    Pataleshwar Cave Temple offers an interesting glimpse of rock-cut architecture in India and dedicated to Lord Shiva and Nandi. At the main shrine of the temple, pilgrims pay their respect to the imposing Shiva lingam which is built there. One of the astounding features of Pataleshvar Cave Temple is that its construction was never completed and thus one can witness that there is no specific entrance to the temple. Pataleshwar Cave Temple is a great visit both for spiritual reasons and appreciating the art and culture the region.


    • Location: Jangali Maharaj Road, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from the month of June to February

    • Entry fee: You are not needed to pay any entrance fees at Pataleshwar Cave Temple

    • Timings: The timings at this temple are from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm



  • 25 Aga Khan Palace

    Image Credit : Aga Khan Palace

    Aga Khan Palace in Pune is a wonderful landmark of India’s history and has many great events and personalities associated with it. It was constructed in the year 1892 by Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan III. It was in Aga Khan Palace where Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi imprisoned and now it is famous as the Gandhi National Memorial Society.

    It is one of the prominent attractions in Pune and people here can enjoy a fascinating visit seeing the personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi in the room where he stayed. One can also see the collection of pictures of many other freedom fighters associated with Indian Freedom Movement against the British at the museum here. It is now hailed as a monument of national importance and also boasts of interesting architecture.


    • Location: Gandhi National Memorial Society, Aga Khan Palace Road, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: Tourists should plan a trip here during the months from October to March

    • Entry fee: The entrance fee for Indians is INR 5/ 0.07 USD and for the foreigners, it is INR 100/ USD 1.54

    • Timings: The visiting time at Aga Khan Palace is from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm




  • 26 Krushnai Water Park

    Image Credit : Krushnai Water Park

    If you’re looking for a nice hangout place to enjoy some memorable time with your friends and family then Krushnai Water Park is a wonderful place to go in Pune. Spread over an area of more than 10 acres, it has emerged to be one of the most popular Pune tourist places if you are fond of recreational activities.

    When visiting Krushnai Water Park, tourists can supplement their visit by seeing other notable attractions like National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla Dam, Sinhgad Fort and Panshet Dams. It offers a perfect weekend retreat where people can enjoy a cottage stay too. Moreover, there are various activities to keep you engaged throughout the day and bring out the inner child in you. Some popular activities held here are water sports, adventurous bull ride, net cricket, video games, kid's favourite tom & jerry, rain dance, artificial bridges, wave pool, cyclone, lazy river, octopus etc. 


    • Location: Krushnai Water Park, Gat No. 186, Donje Gaon, Sinhagad Base, Pune, Maharashtra  

    • Best Time to visit: Krushnai Water Park can be visited anytime throughout the year

    • Entry fee: Tourists need to spend INR 500/ USD 7.7 to gain entry here on weekdays and INR 600/ USD 9.23 during the weekends

    • Timings:  The timings at Krushnai Water Park is from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm




  • 27 Vishrambaug Wada

    Image Credit : Vishrambaug Wada

    A resonating reminder of Pune’s rich cultural heritage, Vishrambaug Wada was built in 1807 as a mansion for Peshwa Bajirao of Pune. It boasts of its majestic design and architecture with cypress-shaped columns, decorated ceilings and imposing verandahs. The place can be visited during a heritage walk in Pune that is organised every Sunday and offers an entertaining musical performance to the public.

    The place is replete with its historical charm and leaves a lasting impression on everyone’s mind. It is one of the most interesting Pune tourist places that will take you back to the times of Peshwa rule in the erstwhile Maratha kingdom. The place has been undergoing constant renovations and houses a post office and some other offices of Pune Municipal Corporation.


    • Location: RB Kumthekar Rd, Perugate, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: Anytime throughout the year is great for planning a trip to Vishrambaug Wada

    • Entry fee: The entry fee at Vishrambaug Wada is INR 5/ USD 0.07 Per Person

    • Timings: Vishrambaug Wada can be visited by the tourists from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm



  • 28 Saras Baug

    Image Credit : Saras Baug

    One of the most scenic attractions in Pune, Saras Baug is a great place to plan a visit with your friends and family. This place is popular its beautiful 25-acre park and the famous Talyatla Ganpati temple. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this temple attracts a number of devotees who come here to pay their respects and seek God’s blessings. It is one of the ideal Pune tourist places if you are visiting with children or looking for a relaxed spot for picnicking in the city.

    Saras Baug offers a refreshing experience as you are surrounded by a lush green landscape and indulge in various rides like giant wheels to bring out the kid in you. Another attraction of this place is the presence of a wide array of eateries which are just a delight for foodies in Pune. One can look forward to enjoying some lip-smacking dishes outside Saras Baug like pav bhaji, bhelpuri, panipuri etc.


    • Location: Saras Baug is located within a radius of one kilometre from Swargate bus station and 3.6 km from Pune Railway Station.

    • Best Time to visit: Anytime throughout the year is great for visiting Saras Baug in Pune.

    • Entry fee: There are no entry charges to enter Saras Baug in Pune.

    • Timings: The garden remains open for tourists from 9 am to 6 pm every day.




  • 29 Shinde Chhatri

    Image Credit : Shinde Chhatri

    Dedicated to the Maratha leader Mahadji Shinde, this place is a popular tourist attraction in Pune. Being an important reminder of the Maratha rule in India’s history, this place is hailed as a significant landmark. There is a memorial devoted to the great ruler Shinde and the place also houses a temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and built by Shinde himself.

    It boasts of an interesting architecture replete with intricate carvings and beautifully aligns Rajasthani design with Anglo style. The splendid designs have withstood the passage of time and still considered to be one of the gorgeous pieces of architecture in Pune. The place was constructed following the Vaastu Hara rules and represent a fine amalgamation of two beautiful cultures. Shinde Chhatri is now maintained by Shinde Devasthan Trust, Gwalior and attracts many lovers of art and history in Pune.


    • Location: Shinde Chhatri is located in Wanawadi in Pune

    • Best Time to visit: The months from July to February are the most preferred time to visit here

    • Entry fee: The entry fees at Shinde Chhatri is INR 5/ USD 0.07

    • Timings: The timings to visit here from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm




  • 30 Mulshi Lake and Dam

    Image Credit : Mulshi Lake and Dam

    Originally a dam used for irrigation and hydroelectricity generation, Mulshi Lake and Dam is now one of the most notable attractions in Pune. The place attracts a number of visitors who wish to relax in the serene ambience of nature and rejuvenate their soul away from all the hubbub of city life. Mul shi Lake and Dam gets its picturesque landscape as it is nestled beautifully between two hills and verdant forests. One can’t help but appreciate the natural beauty of this place which is replete with various flora and fauna along the dam and lake. Some popular activities for the tourists Mulshi Lake and Dam are hiking the hills, picnicking with your loved ones or enjoy boating in the lake. Although the place is located at a short distance away from the main city, it offers a perfect escape for the nature lovers in Pune.


    • Location:  It is located in the Mulshi taluka administrative division of the Pune district of Maharashtra State.

    • Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit Mulshi Lake and Dam is during the monsoon months.

    • Entry fee:  There are no entrance fees to visit this place in Pune

    • Timings: It can be visited during the day from 9 am to 6 pm.



  • 31 Panshet Dam

    Image Credit : Panshet Dam

    Also famous as Tanaji Sagar Dam, Panshet Dam is one of the top places to visit in Pune for adventure enthusiasts.  Perched beautifully in the Sahyadri Ranges, Panshet Dam is a visual delight with a surreal landscape that offers a soothing retreat. Panshet Dam is encompassed by luxuriant hills and a number of thundering waterfalls that makes it a perfect place for nature lovers too.

    Tourists here can look forward to savouring an adrenaline rush by partaking in a number of water sports. Some of the popular water sports enjoyed here are kayaking, boating and few rides like the banana ride and water scooters. Other activities which you can enjoy here are trekking and camping in the midst of nature.


    • Location: Panshet Dam, Ambi River, Pune District, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit:  The best time to make a visit to Panshet Dam is during the monsoon days or in the evenings of the winter season

    • Entry fee: During the weekdays the entry fees for an adult is INR 250/USD 3.75 and for a child is INR 170/ USD 2.62. For the weekends the entry fees for a child in INR 230/ USD 3.54 and for an adult is INR 300/ USD 4.62

    • Timings: Tourists can visit here from 10:00 am in the morning to 6:00 pm in the evening.



  • 32 Raigad Fort

    Image Credit : Raigad Fort

    Raigad Fort is a majestic fort in Maharashtra which you can see in Sahyadri mountain ranges of Western Ghats. The fort is a symbol of Maratha pride and one of the great reminders of the history of Marathas. It was named as Gibraltar of the East by the British due to its strategic location and one of the most important landmarks in the city of Pune.

    Some main attractions of Raigad Fort are the Hirakani Buruj, Maha Darwaja, the King’s Durbar, Takmak Tok, Jagdishwar Mandir etc. The fort has become a major tourist spot for its trekking opportunities where one needs to climb up to 1737 steps and enjoy a breath-taking view of the landscape. For those who wish to give trekking a miss, there is a splendid ropeway ride to give you goosebumps as you move through the winds with an exquisite aerial view of the landscape. The place has been dubbed as one of the most exciting Pune tourist destinations for history lovers and adventure freaks.


    • Location: Raigad Fort, Raigad, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Raigad Fort is from November to March

    • Entry fee: The cost of an entry ticket for Indians is INR 10 / USD 0.15 and for foreigners, it is INR 100/ USD 1.54

    • Timings: Tourists can visit Raigad Fort from 10 am to 6 pm every day



  • 33 Sinhagad Fort

    Image Credit : Sinhagad Fort

    Literally meaning the Lion Fort, Sinhagad Fort is one of the most famous historical places to visit in Pune. It was earlier named Kondana and believed to have been built about 2000 years ago. Sinhagad Fort occupies an important place in the history of Pune as there were many important battles like the famous Battle of Sinhagad fought here. It boasts of a strategic location and is protected by natural frontiers.

    The fort makes a mesmerising scenery with the Sahyadri mountains and serves an as popular place for outings in Pune. Many trekking lovers also flock the place for an enterprising day to complete a one day trek from the village to the fort. Some notable attractions which you can see inside the fort are Tanaji memorial, the tomb of Rajaram Chhatrapati, a Kali temple, some military stables and a brewery.


    • Location: Sinhagad Ghat Road, Thoptewadi, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The months of winter and monsoon season from July to February are the most preferred time to visit this fort

    • Entry fee: N/A

    • Timings:  Tourists can visit here between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m



  • 34 Pawna Lake

    Image Credit : Pawna Lake

    Enjoy the wonder of nature by paying a visit to the exquisite Pawna Lake when you are in Pune. Its paradise location is something that you will not be able to forget anytime soon. The setting at Pawna Lake is made beautiful with the presence of various tourist attractions like Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort and Visapur Fort. Its refreshing ambience makes this place a beautiful destination near Lonavala and Khandala to enjoy an idyllic weekend.

    It was created as an artificial water reservoir and offers a soothing time to relax with nature. People keep flocking to Pawna Lake for its postcard-perfect landscape. The place is known for its wonderful climate and offers a serene retreat away from the noise of usual city life. Pawna Lake is also known to attract nature lovers due to the number of flora and fauna which can be seen around the lake. Some of the activities which you can look forward to enjoying at Pawna Lake are camping, paragliding, sightseeing etc.


    • Location: Pawna Lake, Pune

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon season

    • Entry fee: There is no entry fee for visiting Pawna Lake

    • Timings: This place can be visited from morning till evening.



  • 35 Lohagad

    Image Credit : Lohagad

    Situated close to the famous hill station of Lonavala, Lohagad is one of the most magnificent places to visit in Pune. Located on a beautiful hillock near Malavali, this place is one of the favourite destinations for trekking enthusiasts in Pune. Dating back to the 18th century, this place is an interesting visit to appreciate the charm of ancient architecture nestled in the midst of natural beauty.

    Lohagad Fort offers an exciting trek where people can look forward to an adrenaline filled day. Surrounded by beautiful green hills, it also offers various delightful opportunities for photographers and nature lovers to appreciate the panoramic views all around.


    • Location: Lohagad Fort, Lohagad Trek Rd, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Lohagad Fort is during Monsoon season when the surroundings are most spectacular due to the rains and presence of dark clouds without the scorching sun.  

    • Entry fee: There is no entry fee to visit Lohagad Fort

    • Timings: One can visit the Lohagad Fort from 9 am to 6 pm