Drenched in culture, Pune is a lively city in Maharashtra. It offers you a host of options for you to explore and enjoy on a one day sightseeing trip. The fast-evolving metropolis is also the second-largest city in Maharashtra.
Famous as being the base of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire, Pune has a rich cultural legacy. Located amidst the Western Ghats it has a cool and windy climate throughout the year. Besides, you can release your stress of the week with the scenic views of Pune.
The vibrant city is considered the ‘Queen of Deccan’. On your one day Mumbai to Pune sightseeing tour by car you will be surprised by the beautiful mingling of culture and modernity. It has a marvelous past, natural wonders, and several attractive sightseeing spots for a one day tour.
Pune has so much to offer for all kinds of travelers. You can go trekking or visit temples. Have fun at a theme park or go sightseeing at the various palaces, forts, and museums. It is a haven for shopping and eating with an energetic nightlife.
On your one day Mumbai to Pune sightseeing tour by private cab you can soak in the essence of the city. Besides, visiting the prominent tourist attractions of Pune comfortably you can travel according to your will while halting often, clicking photos, and eating along the way.
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Overview of 1 Day Mumbai to Pune Tour
Pune’s soothing weather gives you plenty of reasons to go for a one day trip from Mumbai. The distance from Mumbai to Pune is around 150 kilometers which can be covered in approximately 3.5 hours. Traveling by a private car makes it easy for you to hop from one tourist spot to another.
We will arrange an early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Mumbai and drive you to Pune along the scenic route. You can experience the unique charm of the city by visiting the Aga Khan Palace and Shaniwar Wada among the numerous iconic places of Pune.
Next head to Tulsi Baug which is one of the prominent markets in the city. Next, head to the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum to explore the history of the region. Saras Baug will be our next stop where you can unwind in the lap of nature. We will wind up our day with a visit to Parvati Hill where you can treat your senses to the astounding views of the region. Heading back from Pune we will drop you at your accommodation in Mumbai.
Highlights of One Day Mumbai to Pune Trip
- Full-day Mumbai to Pune Local Sightseeing Tour
- Duration: 12 to 15 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Mumbai Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: AgaKhan Palace, ShaniwarWada, Tulsi Baug, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Saras Baug, and. Parvati Hills
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1 Day Itinerary of Pune Local Sightseeing Tour from Mumbai
Pickup from your Home / Hotel in Mumbai at 7:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Aga Khan Palace||60 minutes|
|2||Shaniwar Wada||90 minutes|
|3||Tulsi Baug||40 minutes|
|4||Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum||50 minutes|
|5||Saras Baug||40 minutes|
|6||Parvati Hills||40 minutes|
Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Mumbai by 9:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the Pune tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. Inclusion of any other sightseeing place not listed above is normally not permitted. However guests can check with their cab provider if any exceptions possible, while booking this Mumbai to Pune sightseeing tour by private car.
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One Day Places to Visit in Pune with a Private Car from Mumbai
Pune offers you spirituality, thrilling sports, authentic delicacies, haunted places, attractive dams, theme-based parks, and much more. From centuries-old Maratha heritage and culture to the latest developed IT hub, you will be awed by Pune. The spectacular sightseeing spots we will cover on your same day Pune trip from Mumbai are:
1. Aga Khan Palace
- Must See / Things to Do: Imagine the bygone era while admiring the architectural beauty of the place.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
- Entry Fee: For children INR 2 per child, for Indians INR 5 per person, and for foreigners INR 100 per person.
The Aga Khan Palace is a must-visit attraction on your one day sightseeing tour of Pune by private taxi. It is a remarkable historical landmark also known as the Gandhi National Museum Society. The palace was constructed as an act of charity to employ the famine-struck villagers of the neighboring areas. It has also been used as a jail for many national leaders of the nation like Sarojini Naidu, Mahadev Desai, Pyarelal Nayar, Mahatma Gandhi, and his wife, Kasturba Gandhi, during the Quit India Movement in 1942.
It was constructed under the aegis of Sultan Mohammed Shah, Aga Khan III, the 48th Imam of the Khoja Ismaili religion in 1892. Apart from the brilliant Islamic-styled architecture, you can also perceive its Italian workmanship. This 3-storied structure consists of 5 corridors and extensive verandas. Khadi-making is still one of the prime activities in this palace.
The museum inside the palace incorporates a rich collection of pictures from the bygone eras. You can also see Gandhi Ji’s personal belongings. Underneath its ground lies the buried ashes of Gandhiji. The palace also features a small reading room. It is a photograph-friendly place with well-maintained green stretches.
2. Shaniwar Wada
- Must See / Things to Do: Witness the grandeur of the Maratha empire.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
- Entry Fee: For Indians INR 5 per person, for foreigners INR 125 per person, and for light and sound shows INR 25 per person
Built in 1732, by Peshwa Bajirao I, Shaniwar Wada Palace is a place of historical importance. It had served as the seat of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire and reverberates Pune’s culture. Once a throbbing center of politics and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries, it got destroyed by a major mysterious fire in 1828.
You can, now, view the large granite ramparts, and the ruins of the structure, along with a few strong teak gateways with spikers. It is a 286-year-old, seven-storied massive stone building with five gates, many halls, bastions, a lotus-shaped ‘Fountain of A Thousand Jets’, and a majestic statue of Bajirao I on a horse. It will indeed serve as one of the enticing stops in your one day Mumbai to Pune sightseeing tour by private car.
Shaniwar Wada is also one of the spookiest places in India. You can even watch the magnificent light and sound show in the evening. It was even featured in the 2008 game show, The Amazing Race Asia 3, and showcased in the 2015 Bollywood film, Bajirao Mastani.
3. Tulsi Baug
- Must See / Things to Do: Shop for household items and other small stuff.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
You can brush up your bargaining skills in the incredible flea market of Pune, known as the Tulsi Baug. It is a popular spot for budget shopping on this Mumbai to pune tour by cab. It has acquired its name from the Tulsi Baug Wada, a famous temple of Lord Rama, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Shankar.
This market is located in the well-known Vishram Baug Wada. The narrow street is lined up with several little roadside shops selling diverse items. In this iconic busy market, you can delight in purchasing garments, shoes, artificial jewelry, crockery, cooking items, cosmetics, bags, elegant dresses, comfortable nightwear, toys, baby gear, utensils, household items, puja decorations, make-up products, and lots more.
You will love the remarkable collection and variety. We would advise avoiding the sunny noon since the lane is uncovered. You can also visit Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Mandir and Bagul Udyan before arriving at Tulsi Baug. After you finish your market haul, you can drop by Blades of Glory Cricket Museum. You can also find eateries for refreshments, snacking, and meals.
4. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
- Must See / Things to Do: Explore the history and culture of Pune.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
- Entry Fee: For adults INR 50 per person, for children INR 10 per child up to 12 years. For foreigners, adults INR 200 per person and children INR 50 per child.
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is one of the largest one-man collections in the world. It is a must-visit on your one-day trip to Pune from Mumbai. Baba Dinkar Kelkar single-handedly collected almost 20,000 articles from various parts of the world. He had built it to commemorate his son, Raja, who had died at the age of 7.
You can gain impressive knowledge about Pune’s glorious past and gradual developments. The museum was constructed around 300 years ago and is situated at a height of 1837 feet. You can also witness the surrounding picturesque Sahyadri mountain range. You can look at the eclectic collection of centuries-old artifacts and real gems from history in the three-storied museum building.
The museum exhibits fine musical instruments inside 42 different sections. You will be mesmerized by the Mastani Mahal replica, adorned with luxurious décor, beautiful paintings, and colossal chandeliers. The gallery of lamps, peacock-shaped stairs, uniquely shaped Veenas, and the fascinating statue of Meenakshi will amaze you.
5. Saras Baug
- Must See / Things to Do: Witness the natural beauty of the lush lawn and enjoy a picnic.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
A major landmark in Pune, Saras Baug is a must-visit destination for your same day Pune sightseeing trip. Initially, it was a lake at the foothills of the Parvati Hills. However, when it dried up, it was transformed into a huge scenic park over 25 acres of land.
You can offer sincere prayers and seek divine blessings at the Talyatla Ganpati Temple. It had been built during the reign of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire. The construction started in 1750 and was completed 34 years later in 1784. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Marathas carried out strategic military discussions at this place. It also housed the Peshwa Park Zoo, which has now been shifted to another place.
You can stroll around the well-maintained landscaped lawns and pathways. You can also admire the newly included museum dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It has an artificial lake where you can observe tiny fishes. It is indeed a great picnic spot for rejuvenation for everyone.
6. Parvati Hill
- Must See / Things to Do: Trek to the hilltop for refreshing views of the surroundings.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
Parvati Hill is one of the major tourist attractions in Pune. Located at 650 meters above sea level, it is a scenic venue with Maratha-styled stone architectural works. The complex is one of the oldest heritage structures displaying the once powerful Peshwa rule in the region. It can be reached after a trek of 103 steps.
You can take a journey back in time by visiting the Parvati Museum featuring the stunning exhibits which comprise age-old manuscripts, rare weapons, and coins. The Vetal Chabutra and Sati Monument are also located near the hill.
You can capture wonderful views from the hilltop to make lifetime memories. The relaxing ambiance offers you a much-needed break from city life. You can relax with your friends, family, partner, and groups. After paying respect to the age-old temples, like the Devdeveshwar temple, and those dedicated to Lord Kartikeya, Rama, Vishnu, and Vitthal, you can visit the tribal handicraft store selling gorgeous handmade products.
Things to do on same day Pune trip from Mumbai by Car
The pleasant climate of Pune along with its wonderful environment offers every traveler myriad adventures and activities. You can be spellbound by the museums, forts, palaces, and temples. Besides, you can shop at the various lively flea markets as good quality stuff is cheaper than in other metro cities. You can also find plenty of budget and fine eating options.
What to Shop during your Same Day Mumbai to Pune Trip by Cab?
Pune is a paradise for shopaholics. You can find an attractive range of products at affordable prices. Kolhapuri chappals, dresses, accessories, sarees, Maharashtrian Naths, silver, copper, and brass wares are some of the must-buy items on this same day trip by taxi. You can also pick from the overwhelming choices of caps, footwear, watches, leather belts, dials, sunglasses, and junk jewelry.
What to Eat during your Same Day Mumbai to Pune Trip by Car?
Pune food has a dash of Maharashtrian, Gujarati, and North Karnataka flavors which makes the food here delicious. You can buy condiments such as Mango Barfi, Bhakarwadi, Puran Poli, and a variety of Chidwa. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also available at wholesale prices. You can also try Pune’s famous street food, like Misal Pav, Pithla Bhakri, Mango Mastani, and Dabeli sold in roadside stalls. Pune’s popular tandoori chai is another must-try on your one day Mumbai to Pune sightseeing trip.
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Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Mumbai to Pune Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this same day Pune tour package from Mumbai can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Pune sightseeing tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
The time spent on each Pune tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular Pune sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Mumbai cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.
Pune offers a refreshing respite from the hectic city life of Mumbai. Though equally urban, Pune still retains proportions of natural abundance. Booking a one day Mumbai to Pune sightseeing tour by private cab gives you scope to explore the city while having fun. You can travel at leisure and choose to pause at the unknown yet appealing spots dotting the entire route. You can experience the thrill and excitement with your loved ones. Moreover, it turns out to be budget-friendly to travel by private car if you are traveling in groups.