Signature Experiences

A terrific tour of Pune

Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, is a blend of the past and present. The hotel’s city tour is one of the top things to do in Pune and offers the perfect way to enjoy local history in air-conditioned comfort. From Shaniwar Wada, once the residence of the Peshwa rulers, to the temples at the Parvati hill summit, the Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum (set in a traditional residence and showcasing a fascinating one-man collection of pan-indian crafts) and the charming Aga Khan palace, where many eminent freedom fighters were imprisoned in the early 1940s, the tour provides an engaging insight into the city. A visit to the Osho ashram and park can also be included in the tour.

Explore the City of Pune with Taj
An authentic Maharashtrian dining experience

Savour a culinary journey through India at Mystic Masala, the hotel’s Indian speciality restaurant. The Maharashtrian sampler thali at Mystic Masala offers a special flavour of the region’s culinary heritage and the experience is a must-do in Pune. In true local tradition, portions of an array of specialities from across the state are served in small bowls in a thali – a sparkling round metal platter. Infused with authentic taste and aroma of freshly roasted and ground spices, and prepared in the traditional home style, the Maharashtrian sampler thali recreates the aura of the legendary repasts of times past and offers a memorable dining experience in the comfort of the hotel.

Unique Dining Experience at Vivanta Blue Diamond,Pune
Dining under the Stars

Guests can enjoy the cool of a summer evening or the crisp chill of winter as they dine by the poolside after sightseeing in Pune. Soft music, a light breeze, the rustle of leaves, the shimmer of water and a star spangled sky present the pleasure of dining outdoors. The soft glow of candles, fresh flowers and an elegantly set table craft an elegant yet relaxed setting. A selection of delicious, artistically presented, signature dishes specially prepared by the executive chef – and paired with wines if desired – is served by a personal butler at the service of guests through the evening.

Relax by the Pool at Vivanta Blue Diamond,Pune