20 Places to Visit in Pune in 1 Day Trip For A Great Experience
Places to Visit in Pune in for 1 Day Trip includes Shaniwar Wada Palace,  Aga Khan Palace, Parvati Hill, Vetal Tekdi, Pashan Lake, Empress Garden, Rajmachi,  Mulshi Lake and Dam and many other amazing places.

Weekend outings or a short trip into the cultural capital of Maharashtra, there are a ton of places to visit for 1 day in Pune. From  ancient architecture to mesmerizing hills and sparkling lakes, Pune is filled with places to explore. The small yet glamorous Pune city is one of the major attractions for visitors, both locally and internationally. Also, every attraction in Pune is in close proximity which makes it easier for tourists to enjoy them in a day.

The city homes to some of the best tourist spots in the county. While places like the Shaniwar Wada Palace and Aga Khan Palace embark visitors on a historic journey of the town, other establishments like Empress Garden, Mulshi Lake and Dam, and Pashan Lake among others allow them to relish a number of activities. All in all, if you are on a time crunch and looking to explore, Pune is home to some of the best places to visit in one day.

Here is the list of best places to visit in Pune for 1 day trip

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Pune Food Walk Tour
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About Pune:
Pune is a royal destination for centuries and it is known for its rich and yummy food culture. We are fortunate that this rich food culture is preserved in the form of small food joints by some thoughtful people for generations. Hence, Thrillophilia has designed this amazing experience for you with an intention to take you to these places for food tasting, so that you can also cherish this food, feast your taste buds and have a fabulous and lasting impression.

About the Activity:

Starting Point: Outside KFC (At the stairs) Deccan Gymkhana

End Point: FC Road, Pune

- Get ready to explore the best taste of Pune and witness the preparation, get an in-depth understanding of local food culture and the things that influenced the development of these cuisines.

- You will taste more than 7 mouth watering and authentic delicacies of royal Pune on this food tour. Be prepared to fill your mouth with mouth watering delights and please bring an appetite, even though it is food tasting but it's gonna be highly fulfilling for the stomach.

- Have awesome and sweet memories in the end of this fun and unique experience and remember it for life.

Time slots of the Activity: 12.00 PM to 2.00 PM and 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM

Min number of people required to book:- 1

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Pune Sightseeing Tour Package
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About Pune:
Pune is a metro city that attracts people for multiple opportunities, beautiful weather, architecture and a conurbation aura. Loaded with eating joints, pilgrimage centers and high hills, nearby areas give a glimpse of treks, hikes and day out activities for a perfect entertainment.

About the Activity:
- Get picked up an experienced driver in Etios or Innova and hop on board for a day in Pune.
- Places covered will be AgaKhan Palace, ShaniwarWada, Dagdusheth Ganpati Temples, Tulsi Baug, Iskcon Temple, Swami Narayan Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Temple, Saras Baug, Katraj Zoo and Parvati Hills.
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*NOTE: Minimum number of people required for booking- 2
*NOTE: Sedan car can have 4 person and SUV can have 7 at max.
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Pune City Tour - Night Walk - Flat 20% Off
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About Pune:
Pune is one of the fastest growing metro city in the state of Maharashtra. Along with same, it has its roots deep in historical zone as well. You can find here most astonishing markets, ruins and thousands of stories hidden in nooks and corners.

About the Activity:

Starting pointGerman Bakery, Koregoan Park
End point: Kalyani Nagar

- By availing the package, you can enjoy amazing and completely off beat experience of Pune at night. Experience the urban side of city on this walk, visit local popular hangout places, most prominent, beautiful monuments, ancient and modern buildings and old streets in the beautiful night view of the city.
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toryteller at the meeting point who will take you from one point of attraction to another until our tour end point.
- You get to visit Koregaon park, modern architecture of Pune, enjoy illuminated buildings, hangout points and nightlife of the city.
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get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not, this walking tour will be a unique, fun and memorable experience for you.

Timings of the activity: 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM

Min number of people required to book:- 1
Max number of people who can book:- 20


Shaniwar Wada Palace

Shaniwar Wada Palace

A standing example of architectural magnificence, the Shaniwar Wada Palace was built during the rule of Peshwa Bajirao, more than 250 years ago. It is one of the top attractions of Pune pulling visitors from across the globe.

Although it resides in more than 600 acres of land, it was once a part of a much bigger property that was burned during a fire in the early 1800s. The place homes a number of fountains and forts along with an enormous statue of Baji Rao. Additionally, the place also hosts a light and sound show in the evening making it undoubtedly one of the places to visit in Pune for 1 day trip.

Location: Shaniwar Wada Palace, Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030

Price: INR 5 (Indian Citizen), INR 125 (International Citizen), INR 25 (Light and Sound Show)

Timing: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM every day.


Aga Khan Palace

Aga Khan Palace

Built in the year 1892 by Muhammed Shah Aga Khan the third, Aga Khan palace has a significant role in Indian history. The palace is spectacularly spread across 19 acres of land and it' constructs is what makes it an instant attraction among tourists.

Also, Aga Khan Palace is the same place where Mahatma Gandhi along with Kasturba Gandhi, Mahadev Desi, and Sorijni Naidu, were held prisoners during their war for Independence. Furthermore, it holds the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi buried in its soil. With such a rich historical background, the palace has been made the headquarters of Gandhi National Memorial Society. A true attraction, Aga Khan Palace should be among the first places to visit in one day at Pune.

Location: Aga Khan Palace, Nagar Road, Samrat Ashok Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411006.

Price: INR 5 (India), INR 100 (International Visitors)

Timing: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Explore Parvati Hill

Explore Parvati Hill

Established at an escalation of 2100 feet above the ground, the picturesque Parvati Hill is absorbed by the density of flora and fauna. Amidst the hills resides one of the most spectacular temples in Pune, Parvati Temple, apart from the Parvati Museum. The temple was built in the 17th century by Balaji Baji Rao. Additionally, the hills also provide a tantalizing view of the city and allow visitors to relax and unwind in the temple. In short, Parvati Hills are among the best places to visit in Pune for 1 day trip.

Location: Parvati Hills, Parvati Paytha, Pune, Maharashtra 411009

Price: No Entry Fee

Timing: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM every day.


Vetal Tekdi

Vetal Tekdi

Vetal Tekdi, also known as Hanuman Tekdi, MIT Tekdi or Pashan Tekdi, is a great place in Pune to relax, unwind, and relish a soothing time in the midst of the dense topics. Established at an alluring height of more than 2,600 ft above the ground, the place is well enjoyed by visitors, especially in the evening.

From scenic landscapes to a variety of birds including peacocks, the Vetal Tekdi homes a number of attractions. Furthermore, the headquarters of the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is also a part of the illustrious Vetal Tekdi. In other words, Vetal Tekdi is perfect for a holidaymaker's list of places to visit in one day in Pune.

Location: Vetal Tekdi, Pashan, Pune 411038, Maharashtra, India.

Price: INR 230 - INR 300

Timing: 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM everyday.


Pashan Lake

Pashan Lake

Encapsulated in the vicinity of the lush green tropics, Pashan Lake is one of the best places to visit in one day. It provides a calm, soothing atmosphere deeming visitors to loosen up. The place is generally enjoyed by visitors for peaceful evening walks, early morning jogs and even spotting a number of chirpy birds and small animals.

Its close proximity to the highway also makes reaching here a breeze. Additionally, the best time to visit the beautiful lake is between the months of December and February.

Location: Pashan Lake, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411021

Price: No Entry Fee

Timing: 8:0 AM - 11:30 PM


Empress Garden

Empress Garden

Spread in a 39 acre of land, the Empress Garden is embedded with an array of distinct species of plants and flowers making it a botanical extravaganza. The garden was named Soldier's Garden during the British empire.

The name is derived from the, then ruling queen, Queen Victoria. Individuals who love nature and would like to wander around in the depths of various flora and fauna will find this place an absolute bliss. Additionally, early morning walks and evening strolls are much loved by visitors here. Because of all this, the Empress Garden is one of the extensively adored places to visit in Pune for 1 day.

Location: Empress Garden, Kavade Mala, Ghorpadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411001

Price: INR 15 for adults and children above 3 years

Timing: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM


Mulshi Lake and Dam

Mulshi Lake and Dam

Sitting in the lap of nature, the Mulshi Lake and Dam are some of the most relished places by visitors in Pune. Its serene atmosphere topped with an endless spree of luscious tropics makes the place an ideal location for adventure lovers to adore.

Found amidst  the Sahyadri ranges, Dhangad fort, Koraigadh and Mulshi, the dam is amongst the most picturesque locations in the entire city. The best time to enjoy the place is during the monsoon season between July and October.

Location: Mulshi Lake and Dam, Mulshi Taluka, Pune, Maharashtra, 412108, India

Price: No Entry Fee

Timing: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM everyday.




The beautiful town of Rajmachi is a nature's paradise. A small village located amidst the Sahyadri Mountains, Ramjmachi hosts 2 spectacular sites - the Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts. The place is also an adventure home and is specifically famous among trekkers.

The trekking expedition here can be easily enjoyed by anyone from an experienced trekker to a first timer and at the end of the hike trekkers can cherish the panoramic view of the valleys from the forts. In short, for nature enthusiasts and hikers, this is one of the best places to visit in Pune for 1 day.

Location: Rajmachi, Maharashtra

Price: No Entry Fee

Timing: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

A holy place of sheer worship and peace, the Dagdusheth Halwai Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganpati and holds a giant Ganpati Idol wearing more than 40 kgs of gold. The mandir finds a substantial amount of visitors every day, especially during the pooja session. Devotees and visitors from around the county visit the temple to pray in solace and indulge in a number of festivities that are celebrated here throughout the year.

Location: Dagdusheth Halwai Temple, Ganpati Bhavan, 250, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Rd, Budhwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002

Price: No Entry Fee

Timing: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

 Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Built by Baba Dinkar Kelkar in the year 1962, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum commemorates a fantastic collection of Art. From musical instruments, Mughal lamps, various potteries to vessels molded of copper, and brass, paintings, and similar ornaments, the total collection of art in the museum quantifies up to 15000 in numbers.

It took almost 40 years to assemble these collectibles and the entire museum is now managed and hosted by the Department of Archaeology, Maharashtra, a government establishment. The magnitude of the museum's antique collection makes it one of the best locations to visit in Pune for a one day trip.

Location: Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, No. 1377/78, Kamal Kunj, Bajirao Rd, Natu Baag, Shukrawar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002

Price: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Timing: INR 5 - Children, INR 20 - Adult, INR 50 - Foreign Child, INR 200 - Foreign Adult.


Lal Mahal

Lal Mahal

Constructed in the 16th century, Lal Mahal is one of the historically rich pieces of architecture in Pune. In 1630 it was also home to Shahaji Bhosle and his family. Travelers from across the state visit the place to relish its wealthy design, admire the affluent inscriptions and craftsmanship, and learn about the narrative of Marathas the palace holds. Heavily colored in red, the Mahal is quite simply one of the best places to visit in Pune for 1 day trip.

Location: Lal Mahal, Shivaji Road, Durvankur Society, Kasba Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411011

Price: INR 3

Timing: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM everyday.


Pataleshwar Cave Temple

Pataleshwar Cave Temple

Devoted to Lord Shiva, the Pataleshwar cave temple holds the paragon of the God of the underworld, an embodiment of Lord Shiva, God Pathaleshwar. The entire cave is shaped out of a single rock and is one of the best examples of architectural development in ancient times.

The cave temple is also cataloged with a series of carvings inscriptions, painting and idols of Lord Shiva and devotees from around the county visit the place to pray and relish these artifacts. The place also homes idols of Lord Ganpati, Ram, Laxam among others.

Location: Pataleshwar Temple, Jangali Maharaj Rd, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune

Price: No Entry Fee

Timing: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM


Khadakwasla Dam

Khadakwasla Dam

Found in the vicinity of Pune at around 21 km, the Khadakwasla Dam is a beautiful place adored by nature lovers and environment enthusiasts. The best activities enjoyed here are a relaxing picnic and taking pleasure in the mesmerizing sunset and sunrise. Built in 1879, the dam also holds great history and is the perfect spot for a one day trip in Pune.

Location: Khadakwasla Dam, Maharashtra

Price: No entry fee

Timing: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Osho Ashram

 Osho Ashram

Surrounded by mysteries and a number of stories, the Osho Ashram is a place to relish a calm, soothing experience in Pune. Provided with a ton of medication tactics and a serene atmosphere, visitors can spend an entire day here in the calm atmosphere of the ashram.

The ashram occupies 32 acres of land and encapsulated a number of parks including Osho Teerth and Nulla Park. Getting into the ashram and enrolling for a course here also requires a series of documentation and form filling.

Location: OSHO International Meditation Resort, 17, 1st Ln, Koregaon Park, Pune

Price: INR 870 (Indian), INR 1790 (Foreigners).

Timing: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Adlabs Imagica

Adlabs Imagica

Spread in a 130 acre of land, Adlabs Imagica is the perfect destination of fun and adventure weekend. Designed for anyone from adults to kids, the theme park is one of the best places for a one-day getaway trip. The place is segregated into a water park, theme park, and snow park.

Statistically, Adlabs Imagica hosts up to 15000 visitors on a daily basis and has been an excuse for a trip for more than 3.5 million people. From large thrilling rides to artificial waves, the place has the perfect recipe for anyone who loves to have a good time with family and friends. In short, Adlabs Imagica is home for adventure lovers.

Location: Adlabs Imagica, 30/31 Sangdewadi, Khopoli-Pali Road, Near Lonavala, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203

Price: Starting at INR 599

Timing: 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM everyday.


Shinde Chhatri

Shinde Chhatri

Standing at a staggering 15 feet and displaying an architectural phenomenon, the Shinde Chhatri is one of the prominent establishments that depict the rule of Maratha in the 18th century.

The place is also a commemoration of Shri Mahadji Shinde, the commander in chief of the Peshawar military from early 1760 to the end of 1780. Encapsulated with cravings of a variety of stones and constructed in a Rajasthani style of architecture, the place also holds cremations of Mahadji Shinde. Additionally, the place homes a temple of Lord Shiva and many devotees visit this place to pray and enjoy a number of gatherings celebrated here.

Location: Shinde Chhatri, Wanawadi Rd, Pune Cantonment, Pune, Maharashtra 411001

Price: IR 5 (Indian), INR 25 (Foreigners).

Timing: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM.


Peacock Bay

Peacock Bay

Occupied by the National Defence Academy, the Peacock bay is a component of the lake at Khadakwasla Dam. As the name suggests, the place is acknowledged for the vast abundance of peacocks that reside in the bay.

Additionally, a number of events and championships including open lake swimming tournaments, national inland championship among others are conducted here throughout the year.Tourists also visit the place to enjoy a variety of water sports and relaxing picnics. Looking at the increasing tourist visits, the place is also recharged with a number of snack shops and beverage stands.

Location: Peacock Bay, National Defence Academy, Pune, Maharashtra 411023

Price: No Entry Fee

Timing: No dedicated time.

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  1. Which are the best tourist places I can visit in Pune?

    The city of Pune has so many places to visit. Check out this list of best places to visit in Pune which a tourist cannot afford to miss. 

    1. Shaniwar Wada Palace - 3.0 Km from Pune City Centre
    2. Parvati Hill - 8.3 Km from Pune City Centre 
    3. Aga Khan Palace - 5.9 Km from Pune City Centre 
    4. Vetal Tekdi - 9.5 Km from Pune City Centre 
    5. Pashan Lake - 11.9 Km from Pune City Centre 
    6. Shinde Chhatri - 6.1 Km from Pune City Centre 
    7. Peacock Bay - 19.5 Km from Pune City Centre 
    8. Lal Mahal - 3.2 Km from Pune City Centre 
  2. What are the best things to do in Pune?

    There is quite much to do in Pune, and a great deal of despite everything it stays unexplored. Here are some of the best things to do in Pune:

    1. Pawna Lake Camping - Flat 55% off
     Pune City Tour Night Walk @ Rs 600 /- Only
    3. Visit Shaniwar Wada Palace
    Have Fun at Adlabs Imagica
    Lohagad Fort Night Trek, Lonavala | Book @ 680 Only
  3. Where I can go for trekking in Pune?

    The adventure buff must be always searching for some places for trekking in Pune. Pune has been another favorite destination for all. Here are some of the best places for trekking in Pune:

    1. Rajmachi Trek - 75 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 1290/- 
    2. Sinhagad Trek - 50 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 999/- 
    3. Raireshwar Trek - 80 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 995/- 
    4. Korigad Fort Trek - 80 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 1575/- 
    5. Lohagad Trek - 70 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 900/- 
    6. Kalsubai Peak Trek - 176 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 1040/- 
    7. Torna Trek - 60 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 800/- 
    8. Raigad Trek - 50 km from Pune, Starting from Rs. 899/- 
  4. Where can I go for a weekend in Pune?

    There are a ton of things to do in Pune for a weekend getaway. From enjoying a relaxing picnic at Peacock bay to indulging in a day condensed with a variety of adventures at Adlabs Imagica, the city of Pune is embedded with a number of places for a getaway trip.

    Other places including Shinde Chhatri, Lal Mahal and Pataleshwar Cave Temple are great locales for visitors to ride into the ancient history of the city and enjoy a great time learning and exploring.
  5. What are the places to visit near Pune?

    There are a number of places one can visit near Pune. Starting from Adlabs Imagica that hosts a number of adventures including their water, theme and snow park to the Khadakwasla Dam, a place relished for its mesmerizing landscapes, the list of fun and exciting places near Pune is in abundance.

    Additionally, a small village near Pune, Rajmachi is also an excellent place for sightseeing and trekking among other activities.
  6. Which is the best place for a picnic?

    Pune hosts a variety of places for a great picnic. The mesmerizing Khadakwasla Dam is the perfect place for a family picnic and to enjoy the dazzling sunset. The Peacock bay is also enjoyed by various visitors as a picnic spot. The bay is also encapsulated in a variety of tropics and beautiful animals and birds like deer and peacock. If you want to experience a picnic by a lake, then the Mulshi Lake and Dam can also serve as an excellent spot.
  7. What can I do in Pune for 3 days?

    On day one start by visiting the Lal mahala and Shinde Chhatri. The places are engulfed in the rich history of the city and the state. Additionally, you can also visit the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum and adore a number of carvings and inscriptions.

    As the sun sets, you can visit the Dagdusheth Halwai Temple for a night prayer. Begin your second day with a healthy breakfast and embark on a journey to Pataleshwar Cave Temple followed by the Mulshi Lake and Dam in the evening to enjoy a great picnic. Prepare for adventure on day 3 as you visit Adlabs Imagica.

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