48 Hours in Pune

  • Pune

A thriving, vibrant metropolis, Pune is a centre of academia and business that epitomises ‘New India’ with its baffling mix of capitalism and spiritualism (ancient and modern). 

Day 1:

9:00 AM - Start your day by visiting Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Mandir. It is one of the most famous and oldest temples in Pune dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

11:00 AM - After exploring the temple, head towards Shaniwar Wada which is just 2 km away from the temple. Shaniwar Wada is a historical fortification in the heart of Pune city.

1:00 PM - Take a break for lunch at any nearby restaurant or food stall. You can try some local delicacies like Misal Pav, Vada Pav, or Pithla Bhakri.

2:00 PM - Resume your tour of Shaniwar Wada. The fort has a rich history and architecture that will leave you amazed.

4:00 PM - After exploring Shaniwar Wada, you can visit nearby attractions like Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum or Lal Mahal.

6:00 PM - End your day with some shopping at the nearby markets like Laxmi Road or FC Road. You can buy souvenirs, clothes, or accessories.

8:00 PM - Have dinner at any nearby restaurant before heading back to your hotel.

Day 2:

9:00 AM - Start your day by visiting the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum. The museum is located in Shukrawar Peth and houses a vast collection of artifacts and antiques from various parts of India. You can spend around 2-3 hours exploring the museum.

12:00 PM - After visiting the museum, head to a nearby restaurant for lunch. There are several options available in the area, including traditional Maharashtrian cuisine.

1:30 PM - Next, head to the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, which is located in Katraj. The zoo is home to a variety of animals, including tigers, lions, leopards, elephants, and more. You can also take a safari ride to see the animals up close.

4:30 PM - After spending a few hours at the zoo, you can head back to your hotel or explore other nearby attractions in Pune.

Note: Please check the opening and closing timings of both places before planning your visit.

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