What to Do in Pune
Anyone looking to find things to do while in the city will find that Pune does not disappoint in terms of activities. If you want, you can check out places like the Osho Auditorium, Pratapgard Fort, Karla Caves, Rajgad Fort and many other places that you can visit and try out when it comes to something to do in Pune. Other than that, there are also a large number of Spas that you can try out in this city for some time out when in Pune.
Aiming to promote horse riding and to train riders, the Digvijay Pratisthan is a place where one can experience recreational riding at various outdoor locations.
- Address: 68, Budhwar Peth Tulshibag, Pune 411002
- Price Range: Moderate
National Film Archives Museum
The National Film Archives Museum came into being in 1964. It credits itself as having one of the largest film archives in Asia and houses a huge collection including thousands of films, rare and new, books relating to films, posters, scripts, pamphlets and the likes. It is an ideal place to know more about the film industry. Occasional screenings of films by the museum should definitely not be missed.
- Location: National Film Archives Museum, Jaykar Bungalow, Law College Road
Osho Commune International
Osho Commune International is a place highly recommended for people looking for a bit of an escape from stress and was founded by Rajneesh Chandramohan Jain, also known as Osho. With its gardens and marble walkways, it describes itself as a place for healing of the mind and also of the soul. Essentially a meditation centre, visitors can avail themselves of various services like massages, sauna, beauty parlor as well as activities such as swimming and basketball.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
- Remarks: Negative HIV test results and photos are necessary to gain entrance
- Address: 17, Koergaon Park
Pune Gliding Centre
The Pune Gliding Centre is situated in Hadapsar and is an undertaking of the Civil Aviation Department. Although it trains glider pilots and instructors across India, it is also known for giving glider rides to the general public. It should definitely be on the list of any thrill seeker.
- Location: Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra 411028
Designed according to international standards Splash Mountain is a water park situated 27km away from Pune at Lohagaon. The water park itself covers an area of about 15 acres and is the largest in India. Hygiene is given primary concern with lab-tested water being used. There are 28 types of rides available at the water park and it promises to live up its hype and beyond.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:30
- Address: Splash Mountain Water Park (Diamond Water Park), Water Park Road, Lohagaon, Pune, 411007
- Price Range: Moderate
Trekking at Various Locations across Pune
One of the advantages of being situated in the Western Ghats is that Pune offers great trekking. Trekking, immensely popular throughout the world, can be done in Lohagad or Jivdhan-Naneghat. The Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary in particular offers good opportunities for visitors looking to experience it on regular as well as difficult paths.
- Location: Lohagad, Jivdhan, Ambegaon Taluka of Pune District (Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary)