Friday, May 22, 2015

4 tips to explore Pune

Pune has a charm that no other city in this country has. Believe you me on this, if you get a chance to come to this city, make sure you do not end up just sleeping and eating out; there’s a world to explore in this city. And by the time, you’d explore the major parts of this city; you’d be like, ‘God! How a city could have such terrific culture, places, delicacies, and places to live in, that too in budget?!’

Herein this post, I’m going to share with you a total of 4 tips that you’d otherwise not find anywhere else on the web and travel magazines; and believe me, these tips are going to help you get out of the experience that only Pune city has to offer.

Stay for at least a week
I talked to many people in my circle and they shared one common thing about their travel stories that disturbed me like anything. Almost 90 to 95 per cent of people would go to tourist spots and great cities like Pune and explore it all within 2 to 3 days. “2-3 days are more than enough to explore a place” says one of my colleagues.

How stupid?!

For a city like Pune, you need at least a week, else you wouldn’t be able to see the city the way I want you to see it. The city is so full of things that at least a week would be able to do justice. So make sure you arrange for a week vacation when planning to come to this city.

Are you someone on a business trip?
Many of the strangers in this city turn out to be business executives who come to Pune either from some part of the country or from outside. Now even if you are on a business trip, you can explore the city and its beautiful attractions if you plan it in advance. Here’s what you should do:

Zero in on places that Pune is best known for
Now zero in on those places that excite you the most
Take out your smartphone and book your accommodation in Pune; I’d advise you to pick a service apartment in the city as they happen to be both pocket-friendly and much more inviting than usual hotel rooms.

Third and last, direct the staff at the service apartment or hotel in Pune to arrange a cab for you to explore the city, particularly the places that you zeroed on.

For the foodies!
You exist because food exists! I too am a foodie. And I am deeply in love with Pune because it’s a paradise for foodies. No matter which part of the city you are into, you’d find great restaurants, food corners, and local vendors. Make sure you taste the local delicacies.
Download an app (there are many!) that can guide you on the best places to eat in Pune.

The guide
I do not see any reason for running away from them. Whenever I go to some place, I see people trying to avoid the guides (some guides are actually very irritating; so it’s better to avoid them). They charge you a very small fee, but I find them putting into a hell lot of efforts into explaining one thing after another to the tourist and ensuring that the tourist understands what he/she is seeing.

I’m done with the tips! And I seriously hope that these tips you explore the city of Pune!