Pune Tour Packages

The second biggest metropolitan in the state of Maharashtra, Kiomoi welcomes you all to the vibrant city of Pune. Sometimes, the modernity and advancement of the region overshadows the age-old cultural practices and heritage roots. But that’s certainly not the case with Pune. 

Certainly, one of the top places to visit in Maharashtra, Pune has a perfect blend of the old-world charm with the splash of the modern day’s vibrancy and shine. Despite being neighbors to the giant of tourism, Mumbai, Pune has managed to create its own identity simply on the basis of the many features that would attract visitors from across the country. 

A typical Pune vacation package would take you on treks to the Rajmachi and Lohagarh Forts, canoeing and white-water rafting excursions in the Kolad River, amazing scuba diving experiences, and the unique experience of trekking in Andharban.

So, if you too are planning to book Pune holiday packages, here’s all you should know to make it a memorable one.

Best Places to Visit in Pune

Aga Khan Palace: Constructed by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in 1892, this architectural marvel holds significant historical importance. It served as a refuge for Mahatma Gandhi and his followers during India's freedom struggle. Today, the palace houses a museum showcasing exhibits related to Gandhi's life and contributions. Situated on an expansive estate, the Aga Khan Palace boasts five massive halls as well as numerous lawns adorned with colorful flowers. The building has a striking, complex, and elegant Italian architectural vibe.

Sinhagad Fort: Probably one of the top places under Pune weekend getaways is the iconic Sinhagad Fort. The term “Sinhagad” means “Lion’s Den”, which signifies the aura and valor of the fort that has been the epicenter for many battles fought by the Maratha Rulers; especially, the legendary king Shivaji Maharaj. Trekking to the fort is a popular activity, allowing visitors to soak in the natural beauty and historical charm. The existence of Sinhagad fort date back to around 1000 years which is evident from the carvings present on the walls of Kaundinya Eshwar temple there.

Shaniwar Wada: Another grand fort signifying the heroics of the Maratha clan is Shaniwar Wada. The fort was built in the 18th century by the Peshwas and is a must-visit site found in every Maharashtra travel guide. On your visit to this fort, you will be welcomed by a grand gate which is packed with sharp iron spikes that were put in place in order to deter elephant attacks and potentially lessen enemy strength.In addition, there is a garden that is designed in the Mughal architectural style. It also features a gorgeous fountain in the center of the garden that looks like a sixteen-petaled lotus.

Dagdusheth Halwai Temple: If there is one place which will certainly highlight in all Pune travel packages, it is the iconic Dagdusheth Halwai temple. One of the most well-known tourist destinations in Pune, Dagdusheth Halwai Temple is devoted to the Hindu god Ganesha and is a place to add a splash of spirituality to your Pune holidays. It is considered to be one of the oldest Ganesh temples in India and was constructed by Shri Dagdusheth, a local halwai. The temple is situated right in the heart of the city which makes it a significant location for attending and appreciating a variety of events, including bhajans, music concerts, and more.

Things to Do in Pune

Fly High at the Hadapsar Gliding Center: Was flying an aircraft one of your dreams that never came true? Well, here’s your opportunity to live your dream and touch the skies. Indulge in this one-of-a-kind experience on your Pune trip by visiting the Hadapsar Gliding Center, where you get the opportunity to take controls of a two-seater aircraft and soar high in the skies while enjoying the bird’s eye view of the Pune city.  

Enjoy Camping at Pawna Lake: One of the best things to do in Pune is enjoy a camp night at the surreal Pawna Lake. Situated on the old Mumbai-Pune highway, this man-made lake is a popular camping destination and a common feature in Pune tour packages. Enjoy the vast and surreal landscape and encounter some of the rare bird species in addition to opportunities for indulging in water sports such as rafting, boating, and kayaking.

Experience the ‘Art of Living’ at Osho Ashram: The Osho Ashram is one of the renowned meditation centers in the city which hosts people not only from all corners of the country but around the world. The brainchild of Bhagwan Rajneesh, the ashram is built over a massive area including parks, rejuvenation centers, hostels for those who plan to stay for a longer time period, and much more. When you visit this wonderful location, you can meditate in tranquility, calm your anxious disposition, and find inner serenity. This peaceful feeling is enhanced by the place's overall cool air, serene atmosphere, bubbling waters, and the beautiful sound of birds. This place offers a wide variety of meditation courses.

Tips to Make the Best of Your Pune Holiday Packages

To ensure your travel is seamless and memorable, consider these invaluable tips:

Respect Local Culture: When you visit Pune, you will understand that despite being the second largest metropolitan in the state of Maharashtra, the city stills is highly attached to the Marathi culture and heritage. So, as a visitor it always helps to know these cultural nuances so as to avoid any unintentional disrespect. 

Pack Smartly: Pune’s weather remains pleasant for the most parts of the year and so, you can pack light cotton clothes for your trip. Also, its vicinity to some of the popular weekend getaways in Maharashtra such as Lonavala, Sinhaghad Fort, etc. brings in opportunities for forest walks and trekking. So, do not forget to keep a couple of pairs of comfortable yet sturdy shoes. 

Important Details About Pune Travel Packages

Best Time to Visit Pune

The best time to visit Pune is during the winter months, from October to February, when the weather is pleasant and conducive to outdoor activities.

Best Way to Reach Pune

By Air: Pune International Airport (PNQ) serves as the primary gateway to the city, with regular flights operating to and from major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.

By Rail: Pune Junction Railway Station is a major railway hub, connecting Pune to several cities across India via an extensive network of trains. Express trains like the Deccan Queen and Shatabdi Express offer convenient travel options for passengers.

By Road: Pune is well-linked to neighboring cities and states via a network of national highways. State-run buses, private coaches, and taxis provide efficient road transportation options for travelers.

Best Places to Eat in Pune

Pune is a haven for those who live to eat with an array of eateries serving authentic Maharashtrian, as well as global cuisines. So, when it comes to finding recommended places to eat in Pune, there are many that would make it to the list. German Bakery, for example, could be one of the first places you can start your gastronomic tour in Pune. Other renowned eating places include the likes of Vaishali Restaurant, Dorabjee and Sons, Vohuman Café, etc. Of course, not to forget the delectable variety of food available with the local street food vendors.

Best Places for Shopping in Pune

For the best shopping experience in Pune, head straight to the popular shopping street of FC Road, a vibrant market known for trendy fashion boutiques, bookstores, and accessory shops, offering a mix of local and international brands. You can also check out the Tulsi Baug marketfor traditional Maharashtrian sarees, jewelry, footwear, and household items.

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