Pune is the largest city in Western Ghats, second largest in Maharashtra (after Mumbai) and the eighth largest in India. It is considered to be the cultural capital of India and is known for its relative prosperity. Pune is a technology hub and is home to IT/ITES/BPO professionals. Pune also has one of the highest densities of Engineers and Management graduates pursuing studies. The lively nightlife and vibrant atmosphere can be attributed to the large student population in the city. Pune also houses fantastic restaurants, good museums and is well known for its surrounding hill forts which offer panoramic bird's-eye views. Some of the popular hangout places are:
Shopping Malls and Multiplexes:
Inox is situated in the heart of the city Central Pune, it is spread over an area of 10,000 sq. ft. They have four auditoriums and retail outlets of some well-known brands including Raymond, Pantaloon, Van Heusen & Arrow. The eating zone offers with all kinds of Indian food as well as world-wide fast food joints such as Mc Donald and Barista. The theatres in the mall offer a quality movie experience.
Plot No. D, Bund Garden Road
Pune - 411 001
Tel:+(91)-(20)- 2605 0101
Located in Central Pune, it is a perfect destination to hangout with friends. It has 3 multiplex screens where you can enjoy all the newly released movies. The shopping outlets at this grand mall include brands like Nike, Adidas, Westside, Provogue, Lee, etc. The gaming zone of this mall offers a wonderful experience. The streets of Kalyani Nagar, near the mall also has many shopping outlets.
Marigold Complex, Kalyani Nagar
Pune - 411 006
Tel:+(91)-(20)- 5609 6464
Fax:+(91)-(20)- 5609 6465
Other Malls in Pune:
6 lane, Ganeshkhind Road
Pune University Main Gate
Pune - 411 007
1 Church Road
Pune - 411 001
Aditya censored Mall
619, Sadashiv Peth, Bajirao Road
Pune - 411 030
Tel:+(91)-(20)- 2448 7543, 2445 9194
Fax:+(91)-(20)- 2445 9146
Pune Central Mall
Bund Garden Road
Pune - 411 001
Blue Nile Restaurants
This restaurant is known for their non-veg delicacies. The specialty of this place are the wonderful interiors and the perfect arrangements of seating giving you the opportunity to spend some quality time with food. The food items you must try here include dum biryani, chicken tikka, chicken handi, paneer kofta, paneer masala, etc.
Blue Nile Restaurant
4, Bund Garden Road,
Opp. Poona Club, Pune, 411001
Pune specializes in mouthwatering Maharashtrian cuisine and this restaurant makes sure you get the best of it. The menu is extensive and the food items have nominal prices. If you are on a date with you girlfriend, make sure you come to this place for a dinner. The taste of the lip-smacking sea-food items here is truly superb and will leave you asking for more.
1199/1A, F.C. Road,
Wonder Funkey is a family entertainment mall in the city where the urban crowds can unwind, relax and break free from routines. This enchanting ensemble sure is a delightful one with fun, food and music blended with games, music and masti with shopping put together.
Survey No. 71, Near Chandani Chowk, Mumbai - Bangalore Highway, Kothrud,
Pune - 411 029
Pubs & Bars
Polaris Bar (Koregaon)
It is one of the most rocking nightclubs in Pune. The air conditioned interior of this pub is simply worth watching, with its electric ambiance. If you love beverages, this place will severe with a wide range of beers, vodka, tequila, etc.The service is also efficient. DJ Cawas plays hip-hop, commercial and house music. An bar Night out for two costs around Rs.750. They accept credit card.
Timings: 10:30 PM to 01:00 AM
11, Koregaon Park Road,
Lush Lounge and Grill Bar
This lounge bar is one of best looking ones in Pune, along with decent service. You can taste a wide variety of international cuisine and beverages. It has got a private section called VIP area which is beautifully decorated that can create the perfect environment of sunset and sunrise. DJ Yusuf Kapsi plays retro, rock, and house hip-hop and Bollywood music. Sundays are ladies’ night in which ladies get free drink. This is an air conditioned restaurant with good decor. At Lush Lounge bar night out for a couple costs around Rs.600. They accept all major credit cards.
Recommended Dishes: kiwi margarita or apple mojito along with charmoulla shrimps, greek salads with feta cheese or the classic caesar’s salad, a veg thai curry or a morocan chicken.
Desserts: Blue berry cheesecake, kahlua torte or bailey’s mudpie.
Timings: 07:00 PM to 12:00 midnight
Lush Lounge and Grille Bar
Boat Club Road, Near Mainland China,
City Park, Dhole Patil Road,
Phone: 020-39584406, 39584407, 09890630305, 09890175176
It is a marvelous fort that re-creates the nostalgia of history where the battle of Sinhagad took place in 1970. Couples usually come at this place to spend cozy moments with each other. Located over 30km south-west from the city, this wonderful picnic is strategically located to give you the best privacy you need.
This dam is built on the river named Mula, located in the Taluka Mulshi administrative division of the Pune district. It is also one of the famous picnic spots in Pune. The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon, easily the most romantic season ever. The mountainous region, the Sahyadri hills seen nearby gives a placid, dreamy look to the entire scenery. The beauty of the waterfall of this place will truly leave you awe-struck.
It is a very cool and calm location where you feel the nature at its best. It lays nearly 15 kms away from the city center of Pune. It is fondly known as ‘Chowpatty of Pune’. It is one of the most popular dams in Pune. This place is one of the popular hangout spots for couples. You can bring your mate to this place for a nice breezy walk or a romantic escapade. It is located very close to Sinhagad Fort and the famous dams Panshet and Varasgaon.
It is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in pune. A perfect hangout destination for couples, where one can enjoy the cold weather and the gorgeous scenic beauty. The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon. We could find a lot of couples catching up with each other on weekends. Lodges are available and can be booked early on.