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Pune is aptly called the Cultural Capital of Maharashtra as the city has lovingly preserved the legacy of the state’s erstwhile rulers in its architecture, art, festivities, food and overall personality. Despite its burgeoning IT centres, the city hasn’t lost its rustic charm, and historical places such as Aga Khan Palace and Shaniwar Wada are proof to it. The list of places to visit in Pune doesn’t end here: there are many gardens, temples, museums, spiritual centres and amusement parks in the city for tourists to explore. Shopping at Pune’s FC Road and other street markets and malls is also super fun!
Among other things to do in Pune, do not miss out on the city’s amazing nightlife scene, especially at Koregaon Park. Some of the best nightclubs and bars in the area are Hard Rock Café, Harry’s and High Spirits. For an authentic dining experience, try iconic restaurants in Pune like Vaishali, German Bakery and Nisarg. The thrills of eating on-the-go is best experienced at the city’s street food joints serving the best of Maharashtrian street delicacies like vada pav, misal pav, and bhakarwadi.
It’s quite easy to plan weekend getaways from Pune as the city has many hill stations like Lonavala and Khandala and adventure destinations like Sinhagad and Kamshet at a short drive away.