Monsoon Magic: Pune – A Photo Essay

Punekars consider themselves lucky in myriad ways. One of them is the proximity to the beautiful countryside.  If you are in Pune, a one hour drive in any direction will transport you away from the maddening crowd and commotion to a world of tranquillity.  Come monsoon, Punekars head to some favourite spots or are in search of some lesser-known destinations.  Unfortunately, 2020 ruined the annual … Continue reading Monsoon Magic: Pune – A Photo Essay

Restaurant Review: Grandmama’s Cafe, Pune

The popular Mumbai hangout place Grandmama’s Cafe has set up shop in Pune and we couldn’t be more excited! The food here is derived from three grannies — one from Bombay, a Parsi granny and an Italian granny. Needless to say, there are a plethora of options available for vegetarian and non-vegetarian hungry souls. The pretty interiors resemble an English countryside cottage with pretty frames, … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Grandmama’s Cafe, Pune

7 Best Hill Stations Near Pune You Must Visit

A city that is quickly becoming a preferred destination for both businesses and youngsters, Pune is both traditional and cosmopolitan. Of course, it’s not just the culture, but the proximity to several hill stations near Pune is making it a preferred tourist destination. Whether it is historical glimpses or summer getaways, this Indian city has much to offer to its guests. Hill stations near Pune … Continue reading 7 Best Hill Stations Near Pune You Must Visit

World Heritage Day – Once upon a time in Pune

We are not makers of History. We are made by History ~ Martin Luther King Jr. April 18 is celebrated as the World Heritage Day.  Heritage is broadly classified as anything that has been passed on through generations. Historical sites, cultural traditions, natural wonders, regional food, jewellery, heritage can either be a personal property or belong to the world. The theme for 2018 is  “Cultural Heritage … Continue reading World Heritage Day – Once upon a time in Pune

Enjoy Pune rains, but proceed with caution

Pune is beautiful in the rains is a known fact. Intermittent drizzles, cloudy mist, endless waterfalls through the lofty Sahyadri mountains and the joy of eating piping hot wada pav or corn on the cob is a must do in the monsoon. In the rains one has plenty of options to go to. Places like Lonavala, Khandala, Mulshi and Tamhini Ghat are crowd favourites. Over … Continue reading Enjoy Pune rains, but proceed with caution

Weekend Getaway – Kundalika Rafting

Planning for a weekend is one of the biggest headaches! With a plethora of options available, I always end up getting confused and spending Sunday lazying at home. The summer has come to an end and one of the many outdoor activities is White Water Rafting. I got hooked to rafting in the year 2006, in Dandeli, Karnataka. Since then I have a list made … Continue reading Weekend Getaway – Kundalika Rafting

Trekking up to the Lions Fort – Sinhagad

The last time I climbed Sinhagad was roughly 6 years back. So when I planned to trek up again I was a bit apprehensive. Though its a very easy trek, I was out of practice or any sort of exercise for a very long time. Office had(s) made me dull.   Sinhagad was earlier known as Kondhana. Shivaji Maharaj set his eyes on the fort and thus, … Continue reading Trekking up to the Lions Fort – Sinhagad