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Explore the hidden marvels of Pune with a stay at Blue Diamond.

Once the historic stronghold of the Peshwas, Pune is home to the country’s prestigious National Defence Academy. With a strong heritage of culture, arts and theatre, this warm-hearted city is a thriving metropolis in its own right.

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Aga Khan Palace
Open :9.00AM-5.30PM
Built by Sultan Aga Khan III in 1892, the stately Aga Khan Palace once served as confinement quarters for Mahatma Gandhi and several national leaders following the pivotal Quit India Movement. Don’t miss the Gandhi memorial in the main palace or the peaceful gardens, perfect for a stroll.
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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Open :10.00AM-5.30PM
A local secret, the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is home to a delightful collection of interesting Indian artefacts. From hookah pipes to writing instruments, sculptures, betel-nut cutters, textiles, toys and also an amazing collection of musical instruments there is a lot to explore at the museum.
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Shop for traditional fabrics
Spend an afternoon browsing through the shops at Laxmi Road, one of the cities liveliest streets. At the centre of the old city, it is famed for its fabric and jewellery stores, which sell a stunning variety of Puneri cotton saris, a trademark of the city, as well as exotic jewellery.
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Spend some time outdoors
Open :9:30 am-5:00 pm
Discover a world of reptiles, birds and bird in the tranquil, tree-covered Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park. Also known as Katraj Snake Park, it is part zoo, part animal rescue center and part snake park.
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St Pauls Church
Open :9.30AM-5.00PM
The elegant St. Paul’s Church, one of the oldest churches in Pune, was inspired by the Church of Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. It is a fine example of Gothic architecture, with beautiful buttresses and gargoyles adorning the eaves.
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Go on a microbrewery beer crawl
Open :12:30 am-12:00 pm
Sample the various craft beers on offer at Pune’s microbreweries. Famous for India’s first microbrewery, the city is a haven for beer lovers, with a range of great breweries to visit.
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Breathe in history on the Pune Heritage Walk
Take a guided walk through the nooks and alleys of Pune’s historic peths and wadas on the Pune Heritage Walk. Admire the crumbling fortresses of the Peshwas, the erstwhile prime ministers of the Maratha empire, and learn all about the enthralling history of Shivaji’s capital.
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Indulge your sweet tooth
Open :7.30AM-8.00PM
Kayani Bakery is a veritable Pune institution from the days of the British Raj, and its delicious, oven-fresh Shrewsbury biscuits have a reputation that precedes them. Each bite of buttery, melt-in-your-mouth goodness will leave you wishing you’d bought more!
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