14 Unique and Fun things to do in Pune

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There are lots of shopping malls, restaurants, cafes and bars in Pune. If you are an adventure freak or love to be in the nature and wish to do something new, check out the list below. These are the most unique and fun things to do in Pune for the people who are bored of the same malls,  shopping and eating out places all the time.

Adlabs Imagica

Adlabs Imagica is one of the most famous amusement parks in Maharashtra as well as India. It has lots of fun activities for adults as well as children.

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If you are bored of watching movies for entertainment, Adlabs Imagica offers you the most unique kind of entertainment. They have a waterpark as well as different entertainment shows to give you an unforgettable experience.

Address: 30/31, Khopoli-Pali Road, SH 92, Off Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Sangdewadi, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410206
Phone:022 4213 0405


Sky watching

People who are curious about astronomy and astrophysics should definitely go to the science center at Pune University to unveil the secrets of stars. 

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There is no entry fee and you can visit it on Fridays throughout the year, except monsoons. Children love this place , in Pune University centre as the complex science is made fun for then here.

Address: IUCAA, Post Bag #4, Ganeshkhind, Pune.

Phone+91-2025-604500


Civil Aviation Gliding Center

If you wish to fly high and see the beauty of Pune, Civil Aviation Gliding Center is a must visit for you. It is open from Sunday to Thursday. 

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The flying season begins in October and goes on till May or June. The cost is near to 190 Indian Rupees. It is an initiative of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation that offers you the opportunity to learn gliding as well as experience   joy rides, where the experienced pilots takes you on a fun flight.

Address: Shop No 25, Saswad Pune Road, Sasane Nagar, Hadapsar, Pune.

Phone+91-20-26991012 | +91-20-26992048


Khadakwasla Dam

The peacock bay here is one of the favored hang outs of Puneites.

On weekends the ambiance in Khadakwasla will remind you of a a village carnival with various small stalls selling ‘bhutta’ , ‘chat’ and ‘chai’.A lovely and serene place otherwise also for just hanging out and enjoying the nature.


Panshet Water Park

Panshet Water Park is a nice option for you if you are looking for water sports in Pune. 

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Swimming,Speed boats,  Kayaking and Wind surfing are some of the adventure activities you can try out over here. From 10 AM to 6 PM, you can visit this place throughout the year.

Address: Between Varasgaon and Panshet Dams | Near Raigad Fort, Pune, India


Japalouppe Equestrian Center

If you fancy horse riding, Pune has a wonderful place for you to enjoy horse riding. 

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Here both the kids and adults can learn about horse riding and have loads of fun. It is located at Shankarwadi on Bombay-Pune Highway.

Address: Mumbai-Pune Highway, NH-4, Shankarwadi, Pune, Maharashtra 410506

Phone:098909 20183


Nirvana Adventures

Paragliding courses are offered at Nirvana Adventures, at Kamshet near Pune. The curved small  hills and flat  fields all around the Vadivali Lake offers the ideal flying conditions. 

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The weather too is pleasant  almost all throughout the year and the lovely lake just ads on to the beauty of the area.Kamshet is perfect for thermal and  soaring, and is also best place for every type of  gilding expeditions. Corporate adventure activities are also offered by this paragliding school.

Address: Native Place Golden Glades,Vadivali Lake, Uksan village Kamshet, Taluka Maval, Pune, Maharashtra 410415
Phone:022 2605 3724


Levitating Stone of Baba Qamar Ali Dervish

If you wish to see a 70 kg stone flying in the air, you got to visit the shrine of Baba Qamar Ali Dervish. 

Levitating Stone of Baba Qamar Ali Dervish - Things to do in Pune
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Seeing a stone blow away like a feather is truly a chance that you ought to take if you are at Pune. This is one natural adventure place where stones really fly. You can find this shrine of a famed saint at Shivapura, located 25 kms from Pune.

Address: Shivapura, Maharastra


Katraj Snake Farm

This place is not for people who hate snakes. A huge snake farm where  you get a chance to hold a snake in your hand or roll it around your neck and get a picture clicked.

There are more  than 150 spices of snakes  here. You can also find variety of birds,  reptiles and turtles here and it is a very popular day out place in Pune.

Address: Katraj

Timings: 10:30 am to 6 pm


Lavasa

Lavasa is like a man-made hill station near Pune.

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You should certainly visit this picturesque place if you happen to be at Pune. It is a peaceful place to enjoy with friends or family.


Digvijay Pratishthan

6:30 AM to 6:00 PM is the timing of Digvijay Pratishthan where you can enjoy horse riding if you are already a passionate rider  as well as learn the art of riding a horse, if you are a novice. 

Digvijay Pratishthan - Things to do in Pune
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The difference here is that you can go riding on natural trails and not stay in an enclosed arena. They even offer tent pegging training at different places.

AddressShivshrushti, Opp. Abhinav English Medium School,Mumbai Banglore Highway, Ambegaon Budruk, Pune – 46

Phone : +91 9822621016,    +91 9552564478


Paintball Pune Fun Adda

If you wish to try out archery tag, paintball, laser tag, party zone, kids playing area, water zorb , video games and many more fun activities under a single roof, Paintball Pune Fun Adda is the place for you. 

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For all those youngsters who wish to add an element of thrill to their life, do not miss out on this wonderful place.

Address: Magarpatta City, Hadapsar, Seasons Mall, Pune, Maharashtra 411013
Phone:084466 38193


White Water Rafting at Kundalika

White water Rafting is a breathtaking experience in itself. You can enjoy this wonderful adventure activity in the rapids generated by the release of water through the dam. 

River Rafting at Kundalika - Things to do in Pune
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It is totally priceless to enjoy such an adventure with friends or family. It is located at about 90 kms from Pune and is an amazing weekend fun place to be.


Lonavala and Bushy Dam

Last but certainly not the least, on this list would be Lonavala. It is a popular hill station near Pune, very well known for its scenic beauty. 

Lonavala and Bushy Dam - Things to do in Pune
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Make sure you visit Lonavala Lake, Bushy Dam, Tiger’s Leap, Ryewood Park,Tungarli Dam and Barometer Hill on your visit to Lonavala. You can also make a short trip to Khandala if you have time.

These are the most recommended places near Pune where you can enjoy something beyond the routine. If you have had enough of cliched weekend activities, this list would give you some new and delightful things to do in Pune.

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