Once a sleepy sister to the ever-expanding megalopolis of Mumbai, Pune is now the city on the rise. Its IT-hub status attracts scores of young workers with disposable income, which means two things aren't far behind: food and fun. Add to that a fascinating historical backdrop—this city was once the seat of the Maratha Empire.
But don't worry: not everything in Pune is about ruins and rulers. Hotels in Pune are generally modern and many are quite upscale. Find the best Pune hotels right in the city centre.
Things to Do in Pune
Head over to Koregaon Park south of the Mula-Mutha River to experience a place where some of Pune's elite neighbourhoods are undergoing a transformation into lively commercial hubs. To truly experience the history of Pune and of India, make time for Aga Khan Palace, the infamous site where Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned. Nightlife is excellent and diverse in Pune—from EDM-pumping nightclubs to classic pubs. Even craft beer is easy to find.
And don't forget to try something truly special once on your Pune holiday —this region may just be the next new thing in fine wine. You might get lucky and arrive during one of several popular wine festivals throughout the year.
Getting to & Around Pune
Most travellers come to Pune from Mumbai. Pune is a straightforward journey from Mumbai Central by train. Take the Mumbai Pune Intercity Express directly to Pune, a trip of about 192 kilometres and with only four stops. Try for a window seat to experience vistas so sweeping that travellers often record and post videos of it across social media.
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