Pune is lively, peaceful, and one of the most romantic cities because of its pleasant climate and proximity to hill stations, lakes, and hiking trails. If your idea of romancing with your partner is to spend time together away from the crowd and doing something that the two of you enjoy the most, Pune is the haven for you. Take your lady love to a beautiful park, dine at a cozy restaurant, explore the wild, drive to hill stations; there’s so much that you can plan for a perfect date. Keep reading to know our preferred places to visit in Pune with girlfriend:
1. Lohagad Fort
The hill fort is one of the most romantic places to spend quiet time with your partner. The view from the top is amazing and greenery all around the area adds to the positivity. We recommend that you trek to the fort with your partner to make the outing even more memorable.
- Trek to the fort
Timings: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm; every day
Entry Fee: No entry fee
2. Sinhagad Fort
Named after the Battle of Sinhagad, the fort is carved out of the Bhuleshwar range of Sahyadri Mountains. Besides holding a significant place in the history of Marathas, the fort is also a major tourist attraction. If you want to spend lone time with your girlfriend in undisturbed surroundings, Sinhagad Fort is the right place.
- Trek to the fort
- Enjoy the serenity
Timings: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm; every day
Entry Fee: ₹ 20 for two-wheelers; ₹ 50 for four-wheelers
3. Mulshi Dam
Clear flowing water, greenery, and the right company will make Mulshi Dam one of the most special places for you. It is quickly becoming a popular picnic spot. We suggest packing the picnic basket with your favorite munchies and just relax amidst the peaceful surroundings.
- Read a book
- Watch migratory birds
Distance from Pune: 44 km
Timings: Morning to evening
4. Empress Garden
Spread over 39-acre land, Empress Garden is a nice place to walk hand-in-hand with your partner and spend good time together. The park has a small snack bar to cure your hunger pangs. The place is open throughout the week.
- Attend annual flower shows
- Look for rare species of flowers and trees
Location: Near Race Course
Timings: 09:30 am – 06:30 pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 15
5. Osho Garden
Osho Garden is a haven for couples. The calmness and beauty of the place will take over your mind. If you are longing for a romantic date away from crowd, you will love spending time at this garden. The highlight of the garden is that it is made on a dumping ground and is inspired by Japanese Style.
- Walk on wooden pathways
Location: Koregaon Park
Timings: 06:00 am – 09:00 am; 03:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Entry Fee: None
6. Bund Garden
Bund Garden is also known as Mahatma Gandhi Udyan. The place is tranquil and looks even more romantic in winters. You might also see migratory birds during the winter season. Besides spending quiet moments with girlfriend, you can also indulge in horse riding at Bund Garden.
- See Fitzgerald Bridge
- Horse riding
Timings: 06:00 am to 09:00 pm (all days)
Entry Fee: Free
7. Okayama Friendship Garden
Popularly known as Pu La Deshpande Udyan, Okayama Friendship Garden is a blend of beauty and serenity. The garden is inspired by Japanese style, and has gazebo-style hutments, bamboo plantation, and white waterfalls. If it’s your first date and you want to spend time amidst nature, we recommend going to Okayama Friendship Garden.
- Notice the landscape that keeps on changing
- Stroll across the bridge at the center of the park to see different fishes
Location: Sinhagad Road, Dattawadi
Timings: 6:00 am – 10:00 am; 04:00 pm – 07:30 pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 5
8. Evviva Sky Lounge
Evviva Sky Lounge offers the perfect setting for a romantic dinner date. While the ambiance is luxurious, the view from the top is mesmerizing. The place has an extensive bar menu and serves mouth-watering North Indian delights. It is a good option to leave the first and an everlasting impression on your girlfriend.
- Mojito, lal maans, paneer tikka
Location: Bund Garden Rd
Timings: 04:00 pm – 01:00 am
Cost for Two: ₹ 2500 (approx.)
Cozy setting, sumptuous food and good music, there are a lot of wonderful things to talk about Mezza9. It is undoubtedly the coolest hangout place in Pune for couples. Whether you visit Mezza9 at day or night, romance is always in the air.
- Chicken dum biryani, paneer do pyaza, seafood, lasagne
Timings: 11:30 am – 12:30 am
Cost for Two: ₹ 1700
An upscale Pan-Asian restaurant, Trikaya has an alfresco terrace and a private party room as well. Everything about the place right from decor to music to lights is classy. Book a table for candlelight dinner and you will remember this special date forever.
- Cocktails, drunken pork, sweetcorn soup, pork ribs
Location: Aditya Shagun Mall, Bavdhan
Timings: 12:00 noon – 3:30 pm; 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm; everyday
Cost for Two: ₹ 2000
11. MG Road
If you want to keep the outing casual, head to MG Road without giving the idea a second thought. It is one of the most happening places in Pune filled with retail stores of international brands, local shops, plush restaurants and food joints. The best part about taking your girlfriend to MG Road is that you don’t have to plan anything, but the day would still be fun and memorable.
- Shop at retail stores
- Eat at Kayani Bakery, Aaoji Khhaoji, Vohuman Cafe, Brasserie Cinq
12. Panshet Dam
Although Panshet Dam, also known as Tanaji Sagar Dam, is a perfect destination for adventure freak couples, it is romantic at the same time. You can try zorbing, kayaking, banana boat ride, diving, and water-scooter riding at the dam. And when you are tired of adventure activities, we recommend spending time admiring the scenic beauty of the place.
- Adventure sports, including trekking and boating
- Visit nearby waterfalls
Distance from Pune: 40 km
Timings: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Ticket Price: Starting ₹ 50 (varies from activity to activity)
The hill station is popular for picturesque landscape and a laid-back feel. The weather is pleasant throughout the year, which means you can plan a trip to Lonavala any time. Spend a day admiring the beauty of nature or plan a weekend getaway in Lonavala, the experience is going to be memorable.
- Explore the surroundings
Distance from Pune: 66 km (approx.)
This man-made hill station is stunning, to say the least. It reminds you of an English town settled on a riverside. Lavasa has bridges, scenic hills, cafes, fountains, bistros, and everything else to make you feel you are in a different country. A trip to Lavasa will rejuvenate the two.
- Leisurely walk on the streets
- Try local delicacies at bistros and restaurants
Distance from Pune: 57 km (approx.)
15. Pawna Lake
Situated on the outskirts of Lonavala, Pawna Lake is a popular picnic and camping spot. With green pastures, hills as the backdrop, and calm settings, Pawna Lake is an ideal place to spend one on one time with each other. If you don’t feel like leaving the lake after sunset, there’s an option to stay at one of the camping sites surrounding the lake.
Distance from Pune: 63 km (approx.)
If you live in Pune make sure to have all these places on your bucket list. For those who are travelling to Pune, planning an itinerary might not be easy. So, shortlist the places before you book a hotel in Pune, so that everything turns out to be just perfect.