If you have come to Pune to live or study and don’t know what to do on the weekends, this article is for you.
1. Go to trekking The many trekking places are in Hill Stations and forts around Pune. Purandar, Tikona, Lohgad fort would come into mind. Khandala ghat would be a good hill station to trek.
2. Go shopping at high-street A high Street is a prominent promenade where there are many shops and eateries. It is a prominent area of the city. In Pune FC Road, JM Road and MG Road are famous high-streets. You could spend time there shopping and eating your weekend evenings.
3. Go to Dams and hill stations If you just want to sit and enjoy the nature, you can go to dams Khadakwasla. Or maybe you would rather prefer going to Hill stations like Lonavla, it’s just 1&1/2 hour away by train.
Mahabaleshwar – 122 kilometer away, so that’s 4 hours on a bike.
Panchgani – 100 kilometres away, on the same road as Mahabaleshwar.
4. Go to malls Although there are many malls in Pune but most are small ones. The big ones are Phoenix Market City and Inorbit on Nagar Road, Amanora City Centre and Season’s at Hadapsar. Both of these are a pair situated in front of each other, if you are bored with one, go to the other. Other than those there are Ishania, Central and SGS.
5. Lavasa and Amby Valley These are newly built hill-station cities. They are planned and look beautiful. Do visit them to see what can be achieved in terms of urban landscape in hills.
6. Go for Gliding You can go to the Gliding Centre at Hadapsar Aerodrome and get a glider experience. It costs only Rs. 187. If you have never flown before, it will be a great experience. But since it is a government institution, you have to go in the morning only on sunday at about 9 AM to register then later in the after the gliding starts. The Sunday gliding is only for guests, if you like to learn flying, you could join as a member and fly in weekdays as well whenever you get time. You could also take paragliding lessons from paragliding club at Kamshet.
7. Go teach in on an NGO This was put on the last as not everybody is into this, but Pune has many NGOs which work for the underprivileged. You can go to help old people or teach kids. Or maybe just supervise kids as they do their work.
8. Watch Football at Balewadi Stadium The Balewadi stadium is the home of FC Pune and plays matches in weekends (as well as weekdays) with other team in I-League. Check out their website for match timings. 9. See the tourist Places in Pune Pune has lots of tourist place like Shaniwar Wada, Osho Ashram, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Aga Khan Palace etc. Go there and see the history of the place.
Pune is a great City with nice weather and clean(er) streets. Do not sit around you laptop watching movies all weekends. There are lots of things to do in the weekends in Pune, if only you would move.