This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Pune.
A beautiful blend of pleasant climate, green landscapes dotted with towering buildings, and a cultural conglomeration of the old and the new, Pune, India is a tourist's dream come true. This city is the second-largest in the state of Maharashtra and the ninth-most populated in India. Needless to say, you get to see a huge mixture of cultures when you step into Pune. To cater to the many visitors and temporary residents alike, several Pune, India hostels dot the landscape and offer easy accessibility to popular areas of this city that are buzzing with life and fun.
Pune, called “Queen of the Deccan” because of its geographical location, is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. As the administrative capital of Pune district, the city has a rich heritage of industries, and even to this date, old industries continue to grow. The many automotive industries throughout the city have led to Pune being called the "Detroit of India!" Some industries allow visitors to tour their facilities, so if automobiles interest you, be sure to get a tour of at least one factory on your itinerary.
A city with a high quality of life, Pune has been rated as the second-best city to live in India after Hyderabad. Needless to say, stopping over at Pune often feels like stepping into a whole new country! A number of public parks and gardens dot the city, some of which are Peshwe Park, Saras Baug, Bund Garden, Kamala Nehru Park, and Empress Garden. Spend time sitting on one of the garden seats with a book, or simply relax amidst the greenery and unwind.
On a visit to Pune, don't forget to savor some of the city's cuisine. You will find food that caters to local and international palates. Take a walk through the city center for some scrumptious, home-cooked food on sale that beats even the best restaurants hands down. If you're brave enough, try out Pune's famous street food for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Visiting Pune is not complete without a visit to its many hill stations, forts, and places of pilgrimage. Plan a bike trip with those traveling with you or with others staying at your Pune, India hostel, and enjoy the feel of dirt roads and pure nature as you traverse untouched territory to reach remote forts such as Rajmachi. Or, you can opt for adventure packages that include a trip through thrilling ghat roads, amazing waterfalls such as the Mulshi Dam Falls and treks through the middle of nowhere that let you enjoy a side of Pune you have never seen.
The growing influx of tourists in Pune has been instrumental in the opening of several new accommodations, including hostels in Pune, India. However, with thousands of people visiting the city each day, a wise move is to hunt for hostels in Pune, India, in advance. There are several Pune, India, hostels near the city railway station and around Koregaon Park, where you can find good accommodation at decent prices. If you are traveling with a mixed company, it is good to check first with your shortlisted Pune, India hostels as some accommodate only men or only women.
Written by local enthusiast for Pune hostelsJoy Barboza