Top things to do in Pune

Top Choice Asian in Pune

Malaka Spice

Maharashtra's shining culinary moment is a fury of Southeast Asian fantasticness; trying to choose one dish among the delectable stir-fries, noodles and curries – all strong on seafood, vegetarian options, chicken, …
Top Choice Museum in Pune

Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railway

Inside the small Soudamini Instruments factory in eastern Pune is what is claimed to be India's only miniature city, the lifelong obsession of model train enthusiast Bhau Joshi. In short, it's one of the world's gre…
Top Choice South Indian in Pune

Savya Rasa

This modern, fiercely regional South Indian restaurant champions the best of India's bottom half and isn't afraid to tell you if you are ordering the wrong bread with the wrong curry. Listen to the staff and you'll …
Top Choice Museum in Pune

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

An oddball of a museum that’s one of Pune’s true delights, housing only a fraction of the 20,000-odd objects of Indian daily life painstakingly collected by Dinkar Kelkar (who died in 1990). The quirky pan-Indian co…
Top Choice Homewares in Pune

Studio Coppre

This craft revival project cofounded by four women champions the dying Indian art of handcrafted metalware from artisans in Pune, the Konkan Coast and Rajasthan. You'll want an extra suitcase for the gorgeous copper…
Top Choice Jazz in Pune

Shisha Cafe

It's a magical atmosphere anytime, but live jazz Thursday nights at alfresco Shisha are a Pune institution. Snuggle up on Iranian-style lounges downstairs or reserve a seat at a marble table under hanging Arabian ca…
Top Choice Bistro in Pune

Le Plaisir

Foodies in the know often tout this modern bistro on Pune's upscale west side as the city's best place to eat. Sydney-trained chef Siddarth Mahadik keeps it real – nothing flashy, nothing fake is his mantra – and hi…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Pune

Independence Brewing Company

Reserve a table in the outstanding beer garden at this industrially hip craft brewery – Pune's finest – and you'll swear you're in California. The eight taps change often – look out for the Four Grain saison (a high…
Top Choice Italian in Pune

Dario’s

At the rear of Hotel Sunderban, this Italian-run veg paradise is one of Pune's most elegant dining experiences, providing you plant yourself in the gorgeous and intimate courtyard for an alfresco meal. Homemade past…
Palace in Pune

Aga Khan Palace

The grand Aga Khan Palace is set in a peaceful wooded 6.5-hectare plot northeast of the centre. Built in 1892 by Sultan Aga Khan III, this graceful building was where Mahatma Gandhi and other prominent nationalist l…