Best Places for Backpackers in Pune, India.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Pune, India.

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Top 4 hostels in Pune, India.

These are the 4 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Pune, India.

Backpackers Hive

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Backpackers Hive

Backpackers Hive is located at the epicentre of all the fun activity and engagement of the city. Koregaon Park is the most vibrant place and has its own magnetic pull to the tourists... silhouetted in the lush sway of trees and old to modern buildings. Fun? You can walk to all the most important...
Backpackers Hive is a hostel in Pune. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Bombay Backpackers Pune

78 /100

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Bombay Backpackers Pune

Bombay Backpackers Pune, is in the heart of the city, Koregaon Park, Pune. Koregaon Park being the party capital of Pune. Osho Meditation centre is just 5 minutes walk away from the hostel. The hostel is 4 kms away from the Pune Airport and 3 kms away from Pune Train station. Bombay Backpackers i...
Bombay Backpackers Pune is a hostel in Pune. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Backpacker Panda Pune

71 /100

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Backpacker Panda Pune

All backpackers have got the reason to be delighted as Backpacker Panda welcomes all of them and all globetrotters to its one of kind of hostels, decorated with amazing graffiti and modern upholstery. In fact, the biggest plus point of this hostel is its close proximity to all important landmark...
Backpacker Panda Pune is a hostel in Pune. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Tribe Hostel Pune

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Tribe Hostel Pune

Tribe is an international standard hostel for working professionals. We provide amazing facilities as mentioned below. 1. World Class Interiors,Ensuite Bathroom 2. 24X7 Cafe 3. 24X7 Internet and Electricity (Included 8 Hours A/c a day) 4. Housekeeping 5. Biometric Security + Personalized RFID...
Tribe Hostel Pune is a guesthouse in Pune. Check Hostelworld for prices.


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Things to see and do while backpacking in Pune, India.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Pune, India.

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Ready Steady Go:

I started my journey from Pune. I preferred mode of travel “Train” because it’s a cheaper option. In India if you don’t plan 30-45 days in advance then it’s not economical to travel by flight. To get the tickets in train is also a challenge you should book in advance. Reservation opens 120 days in advance from the date of travel. I booked my tickets a week ago and it was in waiting. I tried in “Tatkal” and I got the tickets for train. For booking in tatkal quota you are charged few extra bucks and you have to try a day before your journey. So I tried on 29th December and luckily got the tickets.


How to get there

Mumbai and Pune are the nearest big cities and the only way to reach the lake is by road. From Mumbai, it will take approximately 3 hours, depending on the time of day and traffic. Once you’re out of the city and on the Mumbai-Bangalore highway, take the exit for Khandala and Lonavla. We followed the directions provided on Google Maps and were able to reach the lake without any problems. Alternatively, you can take a train till Lonavla and proceed from there by road. It’s a shorter trip from Pune, which is around 60 kms from Pawna lake.

Tinsy Thomas


Around 2.5 hours from Mumbai, Akshi lies just south of Mumbai’s favourite weekend destination Alibaug, but is far more serene, less crowded and separated by a creek / stream. It is a lovely walk from the estuary of this stream all the way down to the end of the beach. The grey white sand here is very firm, yet has a silky softness to it – a walk around sunset is highly recommended. Makes for the quickest day trip from Mumbai – there are wonderful cottages to stay as well right on the beach. Distance: 96 km from Mumbai via State Highway 104, 125 km via the Mumbai – Pune Expressway Where to stay: Beach View Cottage; many more options available at Alibaug, 8 km north of the beach (but is a less serene option for holidaying) What else: Nagaon is yet another jewel of a beach south of Akshi and worth a visit; otherwise there’s Alibaug in the north – Mumbai’s most popular weekend seaside retreat Nagaon Just south of Akshi lies the haven of Nagaon (not to be confused with Nandgaon beach in the further south). It is one long stretch and is fringed with casuarina trees all along – the closest you can come to sandy-sunny inner peace without discarding the trivialities of civil life. You can spot the early morning fishermen hauling in their fresh catch while softly treading on your wandering thoughts. In the highly unlikely event that you are still not satiated in your thirst for the Arabian, head south to Revdanda beach, another photocopy of Nagaon. Homestays and hotels abound nearby, making for a peaceful weekend here


Tarkarli – Where is it and how to reach?

Beaches, adventure, water sports, scuba diving and to top it all the road trip – this is what Tarkarli has to offer us. We were a group of 7 people and rented a Mahindra XUV 500. We started the adventurous road trip from Pune and went all the way to the Sea Pearl resort, Tarkarli. It was an 8-9 hour drive from Pune.


Pune: The Underdog of Metropolitan Cities

Not too long ago, I found myself in Pune. It’s a city quite far removed from the lists of ideal tourist destinations. The basic things I knew about it were: that it was the cultural hub of Maharashtra, previously home to the Peshwas, an evolving IT centre, and the education hub often referred to as The Oxford of the East.

Tulika Kumari

Off the Beaten Track in India: Pune

Off the Beaten Track in India: Pune 5 months ago I stumbled off of a plane and stepped right into a completely different world – India. Fresh out of high school and looking for adventure, I found myself in the country I had always dreamed of, but in a city I’d never even heard of: Pune (Poon-eh).

Little Bird

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