Planning a perfect date is easier said than done. However, things could be a little easy if you live in Pune. The city has many places to visit and so much to explore that planning a day out with your beloved will not be a tricky affair. Whether your idea of a romantic date is to dine at a lavish restaurant or to spend quiet time amidst serene landscapes, you will never run out of options. And, to help you make the right pick, here comes our ultimate list of things to do in Pune for couples. Read on…

1. Spend a Night under the Open Sky

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#1 of 6 Things to Do in Pune for Couples | (source)

Pawna Lake

Pawna Lake is a famous camping site known for its scenic beauty. The place attracts couples as well as solo travellers who want to spend quiet time close to nature. Camping grounds here have outdoor activities, barbecue and music nights to keep the tourists engaged throughout the night.

  • Distance from Pune: 54 km

Velhe

If you want to camp at a location that’s not too far from Pune, Velhe is the ideal pick. The place is peaceful and picturesque; therefore, ideal to roam around and click pictures. Make sure to add a trek to Torna Fort to your itinerary to make the experience adventurous and more romantic.

  • Distance from Pune: 46 km

Lonavala

Nestled amid the lush green forests, Lonavala is a hidden treasure and one of the most beautiful camping locations near Pune. Called the ‘Jewel of Sahyadri’, Lonavala has green valleys, ponds, waterfalls, and other serene locations to explore. There’s so much to see at this picturesque hill station that a short camping trip isn’t enough.

  • Distance from Pune: 66.5 km

2. Enjoy a Romantic Dinner

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Mezza9

Dinner at a classy place is certainly one of the most romantic ideas, and if it’s at Mezza9, you will cherish the memories forever. Pleasant ambience is one of the highlights of Mezza9. The food is sumptuous, to say the least. If you don’t mind getting a little tipsy on a dinner date, Mezza9 makes the best martinis in town.

  • Location: Hinjewadi
  • Timings: 11:30 am – 12:30 am
  • Cost for Two: ₹ 1700

Paasha

If you want to dine under the stars, book a table at Paasha. As North Indian and Mughlai delicacies are the specialty of Paasha, you must try their zafrani murg biryani, raan sikhandari, kakori kebab, and taftan.

  • Location: JW Mariott, Senapati Bapat Road
  • Timings:

          06:00 pm – 12:30 am (Sunday to Thursday)

          06:00 pm – 01:30 am (Friday & Saturday)

  • Cost for Two: ₹ 2500

Trikaya

An upscale pan-Asian restaurant, Trikaya is the ideal place for a rooftop dining experience. Its highlights are classy decor, soft lighting, and delicious food. If you want to make the date really special, book one of their private booths.

  • Location: Aditya Shagun Mall, Bavdhan
  • Timings: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm; 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm; everyday
  • Cost for Two: ₹ 2000

3. Take a Romantic Stroll through Parks

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Empress Garden

Spread in 39-acres of land, Empress Garden is the perfect place to spend time near greenery. Take a romantic stroll with your partner or see the wide variety of vegetation, there’s so much to do at Empress Garden.

  • Location: Near Race Course
  • Timings: 09:30 am – 06:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 15

Osho Teerth Park

A barren land with a dirty stream of water has now been transformed into a beautiful garden. Osho Teerth Park is the perfect example, showcasing that it is possible to reverse the degradation of nature. If you want to rekindle your romance and need privacy, this is an awesome place to hang out with your partner.

  • Location: Koregaon Park
  • Timings: 06:00 am – 09:00 am; 03:00 pm – 06:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: None

Pu La Garden

Also known as Pune-Okayama Friendship Garden, it is spread over 10 acres of land. The garden is inspired by the 300-year-old Koraku-en-Garden in Japan. You will be amazed to see different varieties of flowers in the garden and colourful fish in water pools. Don’t forget to stroll along the paths with your partner to see changing landscapes, which are the highlights of the park.

  • Location: Sinhagad Road, Dattawadi
  • Timings: 6:00 am – 10:00 am; 04:00 pm – 07:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 5

4. Go on a Heritage Walk

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#4 of 6 Things to Do in Pune for Couples | (source) 

Shaniwar Wada Fort

Shaniwar Wada was always the pride of Pune, but Bollywood movie Bajirao Mastani added to its popularity. Though a major part of the fort was destroyed by an unexplained fire, the structure is still an example of architectural mastery. You will enjoy spending time with your beloved in its perfectly manicured lawns.

  • Location: Shaniwar Peth
  • Timings: 08:00 am – 06:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹ 5

Mujumdar Wada

Mujumdar Wada was a residential complex in the Peshwa period. An aqueduct connects the Wada to Katraj Lake. The Wada has manuscripts of 35000 compositions, tappas, thumris, and ghazals in 175 ragas.

  • Location: Kasba Peth
  • Timings: Morning to evening
  • Entry Fee: None

Shivaji Bridge

Also known as Lloyd Bridge, Shivaji Bridge belongs to the colonial era. Shivaji Bridge, built during 1919-1923, is 370 metres in length and 11.45 metres in width. The arched pillars of the bridge have intricately carved floral patterns that are inspired by colonial-Mughal style.

  • Location: Shivajinagar
  • Timings: 24×7
  • Entry Fee: None

5. Go on a Boat Ride

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#5 of 6 Things to Do in Pune for Couples | (source)

Bluebay Sports

Bluebay Sports is an amazing place for lovebirds, and you will definitely be coming back after you have been here once. Hop onto a pontoon boat or rent a paddle boat to steer on the clear water of Jambhulwadi Lake. You can also try jet skiing and kayaking at the place.

  • Location: Pune – Bengaluru Highway
  • Timings:

          10:00 am – 09:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)

          10:00 am – 11:00 pm (Fridays)

          10:00 am – 07:30 pm and 07:45 pm – 11:00 pm (Saturday – Sunday)

  • Ticket Price: ₹ 150 – 499 (depending on boat type)

Thergaon Boat Club

Spread across 7 acres of land, Thergaon Boat Club is built on the banks of the Pavana River. You can enjoy boating, kayaking, canoeing, and rowing at the club. Besides watersports, the club is famous for its rock garden where you can take a walk and enjoy an intimate conversation.

  • Location: Thergaon, Pimpri-Chinchwad
  • Timings: 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
  • Ticket Price: ₹ 10 for entry and ₹ 50 for boating

Lohagad Boat Club

This picturesque club is situated near Pawna dam. You can enjoy boating on a motorboat, water scoot, or speed boat. If you are looking for more adventure, try valley crossing and horse riding at the boat club.

  • Location: Ambegaon, Pawana Nagar
  • Timings: Morning to evening
  • Ticket Price: ₹ 40 – 400 (depending on boat type)

6. Explore nearby Dams

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Khadakwasla Dam   

If you want to relax and revive, Khadakwasla Dam is the ideal spot. Built across Mutha River, the dam is near famous attractions including Peacock Bay and Neelkantheshwar Hill that you could very well cover in the same outing. Besides enjoying the natural beauty of Khadakwasla Dam, you must taste the delicious bhel puri here.

  • Distance from Pune: 15 km
  • Timings: 06:00 am – 06:00 pm
  • Entry Fee: None

Panshet Dam

If you are looking for a romantic outing that’s adventurous as well, head to Panshet Dam. Also known as Tanaji Sagar Dam, it has facilities for many adventure activities, including kayaking, speed boating, banana boat riding and rowing.

  • Distance from Pune: 40 km
  • Timings: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm=
  • Ticket Price:

          Motor Boat – ₹ 50 (one-way trip); ₹ 100 (round trip)

          Speed Boat – ₹ 60 (one-way trip); ₹ 100 (round trip)

          Water Scooter – ₹ 100

Varasgaon Dam

Built on the Mose River, Varasgaon Dam is one of the three major dams that provide water to Pune city. Adjacent to Panshet Dam, it has become a popular picnic spot due to its idyllic location. Surrounded by farms, Varsagaon Dam is a picture-perfect location, ideal to spend some us-time.

  • Distance from Pune: 40 km
  • Timings: Morning to evening
  • Entry Fee: None

Mulshi Dam

Mulshi Dam is a beautiful spot, ideal for a day outing, road trip and weekend stay. The surroundings look even more serene during the monsoon, when they are at their greenest with clouds sometimes almost at the surface. There are many resorts around Mulshi Dam that are open the entire year.

  • Distance from Pune: 44 km
  • Timings: Morning to evening

So, what are you waiting for? Plan a day out with your partner, boost your romance, and make memories that you will cherish forever.