There’s a reason why Pune is called the Queen of Deccan- a popular tourist destination with a wide range of activities and attractions, including historical sites, museums, parks and temples. Apart from the friendly community, you’ll fall in love with the Pune weather (even the summers). If you’re new to this city, you have a lot to explore.
For someone who’s staying in a coliving in Pune, we might just have the perfect bucket list for you to try during your summer break. And guess what? It literally won’t hurt your bank account!
In this article, we have compiled a list of budget-friendly activities that you can enjoy in Pune-
- Visit Osho Ashram:
Let’s face it- staying away from home, college assignments, breakups, new life – for someone staying in a student hostel in Pune, life isn’t all cupcakes and rainbows. So, if you’re in search of mental peace and relaxation, The Osho Ashram is your calling.The ashram offers yoga and meditation classes, as well as massages and other wellness services. The entry fee is minimal, and you can enjoy a day of spiritual reflection, yoga, and meditation without spending much money.
- Explore Aga Khan Palace:
The Aga Khan Palace is a historic building that was built in 1892. It is a popular tourist attraction and is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Pune. The palace has an interesting history and is surrounded by lush green gardens that are perfect for a picnic or a relaxing stroll. The entrance fee to the palace is definitely less than your Starbucks spree, and you can enjoy a tour of the palace, learn about its history, relax in the gardens without, and make your way back to your luxury accommodation in Pune without any regrets.
- Visit Shaniwar Wada:
All the history buffs and vintage lovers, assemble!Shaniwar Wada is a historical fort in Pune that was built in the 18th century. The fort was the residence of the Maratha rulers and is really popular in Pune. You’d love an afternoon learning about the royal life of the marathas, admire the architecture, take aesthetic snaps for your Instagram feed, and enjoy a day out with your friends.
- Explore the Museums:
Visiting a museum in Pune can provide a unique and educational experience that is both enjoyable and informative. They generally have quiet and peaceful environments, making them the perfect places to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Museums in Pune showcase a range of artefacts and exhibitions, from ancient Indian sculptures and paintings to contemporary works of art. You can learn about different aspects of Indian culture and history through these exhibits, and see things you might not otherwise encounter.Some of the most popular museums include the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, the National War Museum, and the Deccan College Museum.
- Explore the Parks:
Pune is home to several beautiful parks that are perfect for a relaxing stroll or a picnic. Some of the most popular parks include the Shreeram Chhatrapati Sports Complex, the Bund Garden, and the Nehru Memorial Hall and Botanical Garden. The entrance fees to the parks are minimal, and you can enjoy a picnic, relax, and admire the beauty of nature without spending much money.
- Visit the Farmers Market:
The farmers market in Pune is a great place to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and spices. The market is a popular tourist attraction and is a great place to sample local delicacies and learn about the local cuisine. If you’re a culinary enthusiast, the farmers market would be your heaven. You can buy fresh produce and local delicacies, and test your hands on cooking at the pantry of your student hostel in Pune.
Your summer break is sorted with the above-mentioned list of budget-friendly activities. Even if you don’t want to go anywhere, you can become a part of the most happening hostel life in pune at Tribe. (Oh! Did we mention that we don’t have the concept of curfews and wardens?)