Top 10 Must Visit Tourist attractions in Pune (with Photos)

Pune is a great place to visit on a holiday; only you need to plan ahead and spend more time here to explore the city, which has a lot to offer. The second largest city in the state of Maharashtra and its cultural capital Pune is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Maharashtra. Nature has also been kind to the land as is evident from the picturesque landscapes here. Pune is also called the ‘Oxford of the East’ as it boasts of famous educational institutions. To relax or to be entertained, Pune is just where you need to be.

Best time to visit Pune

Pune is enchanting in both the Monsoons and Winters, thus the months from July to February is the best time to visit this rambling city of Maharashtra. The climate stays cool and pleasurable quiet. The long periods of December is a happy time when the city has the well known Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav which pulls in Indian established music darlings from everywhere throughout the nation. Be that as it may, it’s best to keep away from summers as the climate is torrid and could prevent your touring plans.

How to reach Pune

By Train: Pune is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.

Railway Station: Pune Junction

By Air: There are regular flights from other major cities of the country to Pune.

Airport: Lohegaon Airport

By Bus: You can easily get regular buses to Pune from other major cities of the country.

Bus Station: Chinchwad, Pune (Bye Pass)

Now Coming to top attractions, here are the must-see places in Pune.

1. The Empress Garden

Queen Victoria has given the title ‘Empress of India’. These ancient constructions not only remind you of the mighty ancestors that belonged to your part of the world but they are also reminders of the downfall of the mighty who came from another land to fight, conquer and rule. Agri-Horticultural Society manages the garden with a view to preserve the region’s wide range of flowers. Many rare trees and flowers are seen here. Annual flowers show conducted here attract visitors from far off places. Jogging facility and play area one of the best features of the park.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Distance from Pune Junction: 3.7 KM

Ideal for: Nature Lovers, Experience Seekers

Entry fee:  INR 10/Person

2. Sinhagad Fort

It is situated around 35 km from Pune; earlier known as Kondhana Fort. Sinhagad is the famous fort of Pune; tourists can either trek or drive till the entrance of the fort. Trekking is also an awesome part of Sinhagad which takes around 1-2 hours depending on the speed. Greenery can be seen from everywhere. The more exciting part of sinhagad is to trek through the slopes and steep mountain paths to reach the fort.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Distance from Pune Junction: 40 KM

Ideal for: Nature Lovers, Experience Seekers, History Buffs, Photo Fanatics

Entry fee: INR 20/2 Wheelers & INR 50/4 Wheelers

3. Rajgad Fort

At a height of 4600 feet stands Rajgad fort, which served as Shivaji’s capital for more than 25 years. Trekking Rajgad can be a memorable experience as it is highly adventurous. The views from the top are stunning. To do justice to yourself and the fort after having trekked so high, it would be a better idea to camp here overnight so that you can thoroughly explore the fort the following morning. The fort houses two temples where camping facilities are provided.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Distance from Pune Junction: 55 KM

Ideal for: Nature Lovers, Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics

Entry fee: NA

4. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

This is the second largest museum in the country. Musical instrument wooden objects, writing materials, paintings, coins, textiles, arms, sculptures, ivory items, and various other collections give you a glimpse into the past and at the same time, this museum has dedicated in the memory of Raja, his only son who had died tragically.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Distance from Pune Junction: 40 KM

Ideal for: Experience Seekers, History Buffs, Photo Fanatics

Entry fee: INR 5/Children & INR 20/Adult (Indian)

INR 50/Children & INR 200/Adult (Foreigner)

5. Lal Mahal

It is a red brick building, Shivaji spent his childhood in Lal Mahal. There are four umbrellas on the terrace, which is one of the prime attraction of the Mahal. This is the place where Shivaji cut Shaistekhan’s fingers when he tried to escape away from one of the windows of the Lal Mahal. Remember to take off your footwear. There is no entry fee and photography is permitted here.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Distance from Pune Junction: 4 KM

Ideal for: Experience Seekers, History Buffs, Photo Fanatics

Entry fee: NA

6. Absolute scuba

One of the most fun place in Pune, especially for someone in love with the marine world or keen- learner. It also provides professional PADI certificate training for beginners as well as experienced divers.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Distance from Pune Junction: 2.5 KM

Ideal for: Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics

Entry fee: Varies according to package

7. Diamond water Park

Kids will love a range of Whirling rides or splash around in the water. Where not only the children but the adult too can let their hair down and have some fun. Attractions like a wave pool, octopus, kiddies pool, Rain dance, Multilane, Family pool, Cyclone, Lazy river, and honey bunny and many more.it has also a special offer for school picnics, corporate outing, group bookings and special occasions like birthday and anniversaries are also held in the water park.

Opening days: Open all days of the week; 10 Am to 5:30 pm

Distance from Pune Junction: 18 KM

Ideal for: Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics

Entry fee: Varies According to Package

8. Western Ghats

The hill station in and around Pune on the western ghats offer a wonderful getaway during monsoons once the rainy season starts, the bush green look of the ghats give a mesmerizing view that nature loves would simply love. These hill stations provide ideal picnic spots or even a weekend getaways from the busy city life. These places are best explored when driving down the motorway. The western ghats also house an amazing range of flora and fauna.

Opening days: Open all days of the week

Distance from Pune Junction: 10 KM

Ideal for: Nature Lovers, Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics

Entry fee: NA

9. Shivneri Fort

The fort is best seen during the day time actually the day time hours are the only time when the tourist shall be allowed around and inside the fort. The daylight shall allow the visitor to see the fort properly and also adhere by the rules of safety and security of the visitors.

Opening days: Open all days of the week

Distance from Pune Junction: 90 KM

Ideal for: Experience Seekers, History Buffs, Photo Fanatics

Entry fee: INR 5/Person

10. Adlabs Imagica

Imagica offers a world-class attraction with the theme park, Water Park, show park, house of stars and hamming zone. We can avail upgrade for each pack express ticket, travel services, food vouchers, and experiences.

Opening days: Open all days of the week;

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Ticket Counter)
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Theme Park)
All days of the week
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Ticket Counter)
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Water Park)

Distance from Pune Junction: 90 KM

Ideal for: Experience Seekers, Photo Fanatics, Fun Lovers, Adventure Seekers

Entry fee: Varies according to Packages and days.

Explore these amazing places to see in Pune and share your amazing experience with us!

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  1. I have visited many times in this city Pune.The beautiful thing of this city is its climate.Neither too hot nor too cold. Amazing place and this is amazing article which shares best of those places.

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