Pune is a vibrant city and one can never really run out of things to do there. There are a lot of places to visit, restaurants to try out and malls to get lost in. The problem is that with so many things calling for your attention, planning a weekend’s activities becomes a real nightmare. To help you decide, here are 5 things to do in Pune this weekend which you should definitely try at least once.
Shop till you drop at MG Road
If you’re a shopper by heart, then Pune’s MG Road is a paradise. With its blend of Indian and Western cultures and with branded goods alongside exquisite handicrafts, the shops here cater to each and every individual. The most recent attraction on M.G.Road, popularly known as Camp or Main Street, is the walking plaza on weekends when the road is closed to vehicles and turns into a fair with food stalls, entertainment and of course shopping.
Find your zen at a Garden
The Pu La Garden and Osho Garden are two places where you can go to escape the crowd and noise of the city. Lavished with exotic flowers, stunning landscapes, an exhaustive range of plants, as well as a tranquil ambience the likes of which you won’t find elsewhere in the city, these gardens are perfect for visiting either alone or with friends/family to rejuvenate yourself for the up coming Monday.
Relax in the lap of nature at Mulshi Dam
A popular haunt for nature lovers in Pune, the Mulshi Dam is situated in the west part of the city. The area around the Mulshi Dam has been developed extensively and is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places for couples in Pune. Several resorts have been set up adjacent to the lake and those of you who like nature are going to love this place for the splendid view of Sahyadris that it offers.
Take a weekend getaway to Lonavala and Khandala
Lonavala and Khandala are the nearest hill stations to Pune and are a favourite spot to spend the weekend among Pune’s denizens. They are both situated in the hills and valleys of the Sahyadri mountain range and lie a mere 4 km apart. This places are known for their natural beauty and the numerous waterfalls, woody meadows, and lush green valleys that adorn the region. The nature-infused environment and the calm surroundings of these hill stations make it perfect for a weekend getaway from Pune to rejuvenate yourself.
Catch a live musical performance or theatre play
Pune has an active theatre scene and is constantly brimming with the whole gamut from major commercial plays to small offbeat theatre. You just need to look through the local newspaper and search online and you’ll find myriad plays, musical shows and a lot more happening around the city.
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So here are 5 things to do in Pune this weekend that we could come up with. If you can contribute to this list, please do so in the comments below. Also, if you’re worried about all the travelling you’ll have to do on your weekend escapades, just rent a bike in Pune from Wheelstreet and travel in the most affordable and hassle-free manner possible.