One Day Pune Sightseeing Trip by Cab

1 Day Pune Local Sightseeing Trip by Car
1 Day Pune Local Sightseeing Trip by Car (courtesy: akashgurle)

Pune is a Maharashtrian city that flawlessly combines history and modernity with the allure of colonial times in its architecture. The city is well-deserving of the title-Maharashtra’s cultural capital. Ideal for a one-day escape, Pune is a vibrant city to be visited with your friends and family. On a one day Pune sightseeing tour, you can explore the origins of old Poona, witness the remnants of the Maratha Empire, and the present-day commercialized façade of the city.

Pune has a lot to explore within one day including majestic forts, thrilling adventure locations, tranquil viewpoints, and revered pilgrimage spots. The city is set against the picturesque Sahyadri Mountains. The natural beauty of Pune’s landscape is also worth exploring, with nearby picturesque locations like Mulshi Lake, Lonavala, Khandala Valley, Alibaug, and Malshej Ghat. 

For adventurous souls, Pune also offers locales like Tamhini Ghat, Lohagad Fort, and Rajmachi Point. Hiking up to these locations gives a beautiful insight into nature’s bounty. For those seeking spiritual bliss, a visit to the holy temples of Srimanth Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati, Parvati Hill Temple, and Pataleshwar Cave Temple is a must.

The best and most convenient way for you to explore Pune in a day is by booking your private cab. With a private cab at your service throughout the day, you will save time and will not have to deal with the hassle of finding public transport. Additionally, you will get guidance from the local driver and can enjoy the beautiful city of Pune.

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Highlights of Pune Sightseeing Tour by Cab

  • Full-day Pune local sightseeing tour
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Pune Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Aga Khan Palace, Darshan Museum, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Katraj Snake Park, Shaniwar Wada Palace, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Parvati Hills, and Shinde Chhatri.

Package Price for 1 Day Pune Sightseeing by Cab

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 2,999/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 3,499/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 3,999/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 4,499/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV

₹ 4,999/-

Mini Bus for One Day Trip
Mini Bus
21 Seater / LCV

Price on Request

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What’s included

  • Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Pune
  • Cab for Pune sightseeing as per the above Itinerary
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Driver Allowance

What’s not included

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Pune
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation at Pune
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to Expect on your Pune Sightseeing Trip

What to expect with Pune Sightseeing Tour by Private Car

We will start the day early with a pickup from your accommodation. The one day Pune local sightseeing tour will begin with a visit to the stunning Aga Khan Palace. A Monument of National Importance, it has immense historic significance for the country.

Next, we will visit the Darshan Museum, which is a window to the past with its collection of historic artifacts, coins, paintings, and sculptures. After that, we will head to Pataleshwar Cave Temple, which is an 8th-century rock-cut Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Our next stop is the Katraj Snake Park, home to a variety of reptiles including cobras, vipers, and pythons. Here, you can observe these creatures in their natural habitat and learn about their behavior from the park’s reptile experts.

Next on our itinerary is the imperial Shaniwar Wada Palace, which was once the seat of power for the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire. This impressive fortification offers a glimpse into India’s rich history with its beautiful architecture, lush gardens, and regal courtyards. We will also explore the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, which houses an extensive collection of artifacts from ancient India.

An uphill climb to the summit of Parvati Hill will reward you with splendid views of Pune. Finally, we will wind up our day at Shinde Chhatri. It is an 18th-century memorial monument built in honor of Mahadji Shinde, who was a great Maratha leader and commander.

At the end of this one day Pune sightseeing tour, you will be dropped back at your accommodation in Pune. The enthralling journey through some of Pune’s most historic sites will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

Itinerary of One Day Pune Sightseeing Trip

Pickup from your Hotel in Pune at 9:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Aga Khan Palace40 minutes
2Darshan Museum40 minutes
3Pataleshwar Cave Temple30 minutes
4Katraj Snake Park30 minutes
5Shaniwar Wada Palace60 minutes
6Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum40 minutes
7Parvati Hills30 minutes
8Shinde Chhatri30 minutes

Drop back at your Hotel in Pune by 5:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Pune listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Pune city tour by private car.

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Places to visit in Pune in one day by private car

Below are the popular tourist places to visit in Pune in one day:

1. Aga Khan Palace

Visit Aga Khan Palace with One Day Pune Local Sightseeing Tour by Car

Constructed in 1892 by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III, the magnificent Aga Khan Palace is a must-visit place on your one day Pune sightseeing tour. One of the most significant sites in Indian history, it played a key role in many pivotal moments leading up to India’s independence. The palace, which is now the Gandhi National Memorial society’s main office, is spread out over a vast area of 19 acres. The Aga Khan Palace is renowned for both its outstanding architecture and historical significance. 

  • Must See / Things to Do: Understand the history of the Indian Independence Movement.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Indians INR 5 per person and foreigners INR 100 per person

2. Darshan Museum

Darshan Museum is a must-visit for art lovers in Pune. It is located in the heart of the city, just off Jangli Maharaj Road. The museum houses an impressive collection of Indian and international artwork, including sculptures, oil paintings, prints, lithographs, and photographs.

In addition to its permanent collections, Darshan Museum also hosts regular exhibitions and workshops that focus on diverse themes such as history, architecture, folk art, and popular culture. The museum features work by renowned artists like M.F. Husain, Tyeb Mehta, and Vivan Sundaram, among others.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Explore India’s vibrant art scene
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
Visit Darshan Museum with One Day Pune Sightseeing Tour by Cab

3. Pataleshwar Cave Temple

Visit Pataleshwar Temple with One Day Pune Sightseeing Tour by Cab

Pataleshwar Cave Temple is a popular spot to see on your one day Pune city tour. It is an 8th-century rock-cut temple dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva and located inside a cave. The temple complex also houses two Nandi bulls carved out of a single stone, as well as several other sculptures.

Inside the shrine, there is an impressive statue of Lord Pataleshwar, made of black basalt stone. The walls of the shrine are decorated with intricate carvings that depict scenes from ancient Hindu mythology and religious stories.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Pay respect to Lord Shiva in his divine abode.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

4. Katraj Snake Park

The Katraj Snake Park part of the Rajiv Gandhi Zoo, located in Katraj, is one of the most famous and popular tourist attractions of Pune. Spread over an area of 130 acres, it houses more than 150 reptiles from 10 different species, including more than 22 different snake species. A 13-foot-long king cobra is also part of this wonderful collection. 

To dispel people’s misconceptions and fears about snakes, Snake Park hosts a wide range of snake festivals and educational events. During the festival, trained professionals from the park give live demonstrations and talk about snake behavior. Apart from these educational activities, there are also recreational activities for children like toy train rides, horse rides, and a mini zoo.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness a wide variety of snakes and spend some valuable time with your family.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week except Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 40 per person
Visit Katraj Snake Park with One Day Pune Sightseeing Tour by Cab

5. Shaniwar Wada Palace

Visit Shaniwar Wada with One Day Pune Sightseeing Tour by Cab

Shaniwarwada Palace, once the center of the Peshwa empire in Pune is a 286-year-old mansion and an architectural marvel. It is currently one of Maharashtra’s most popular tourist destinations. Peshwa Bajirao constructed this opulent mansion to serve as the Peshwas’ residence. With its many forts, fountains, and the imposing statue of Baji Rao that welcomes guests at the entry to the palace, the fort never fails to astound visitors. 

  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the grand architecture and learn about the Maratha Empire.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 5 per person Indians and foreigners INR 125 per person

6. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Next on your Pune local sightseeing tour is Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, which houses an extensive collection of artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum was founded by Dr.Dinkar G. Kelkar in 1962 to preserve and display his vast private collection of Indian art and artifacts. 

The museum is home to a wide variety of items ranging from everyday utensils to weaponry, musical instruments, paintings, textiles, dolls, pottery, and sculptures. Each item in the collection tells a story about India’s rich cultural history and diversity.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Explore India’s rich cultural heritage across the three floors of the museum.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Indians INR 100 per person and foreigners INR 300 per person
Visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum with One Day Pune Sightseeing Tour by Cab

7. Parvati Hills

Visit Parvati Hills with One Day Pune Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

Parvati Hills rises to a height of more than 2,000 feet and offers astounding views of the city. By climbing 103 stone steps you can reach the hilltop. The summit has a revered temple created by the renowned Peshwa emperor Balaji Baji Rao in the 17th century. Several Hindu deities, including God Shiva, Goddess Parvati, God Vishnu, Goddess Rukmini, God Vitthalla, and God Vinayakar, have shrines at the summit. Parvati temple, however, is dedicated to both Goddess Parvati and God Shiva. 

  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy panoramic views of Pune.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5: 00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

8. Shinde Chhatri

Shinde Chhatri is one of the most popular and historically significant spots in Pune. Constructed in 1812 as a memorial to Mahadji Shinde, a powerful Maratha ruler, it is a Rajput-style structure.

Situated on a hilltop near the city center, the monument provides breathtaking views of the surrounding area. You can witness the centuries-old artifacts from Maharashtra’s past, including portraits and sculptures dedicated to Mahadji Shinde.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Dig up the region’s history while exploring its natural beauty.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Indians INR 10 per person and for foreigners INR 100 per person
Visit Shinde Chhatri with One Day Pune Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

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Things to Do on your Pune Sightseeing Tour

Things to do on your One Day Pune Sightseeing Tour by Car
Things to do on your One Day Pune Sightseeing Tour by Car (courtesy: thebugadi)

Pune is bustling with activity and culture. From exploring ancient monuments and temples to indulging in local cuisine, here are some of the best things to do on your one day Pune sightseeing tour by car.

What to Shop during your Full Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Car?

Pune is a shopper’s delight. It is a shopping hotspot for everything from Paithani Sarees to Maharashtrian Naths and Kolhapuri chappals. Bhakarwadi, Puran Poli, Peanut Chikki, Mango Barfi, a variety of Chiwda, and other condiments are available as souvenirs for foodies on our pune city tour by private car. 

Buy trinkets and jewelry at Hong Kong Lane. You will get earrings, rings, and necklaces at dirt-cheap prices, or you can also visit Fashion Street where you can get a complete wardrobe makeover within a budget. 

Juna Bazaar is also an interesting shopping area for collecting ancient and exclusive antiques. Bookworms can visit Appa Balwant Chowk, popularly known as ABC. You will get books of various genres, including non-fiction, fiction, and educational literature. The shops here sell used, new, and reused books, and the area is a haven for book lovers. Other places you can visit include M.G. Road, Laxmi Road, and Fergusson College Road.

What to Eat during your Same Day Pune City Tour by Cab?

What to Eat during your One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Trip by Taxi?

Pune offers plenty of scrumptious eating options, ranging from street food to high-class restaurants where one can enjoy all kinds of cuisines. The city is famous for its bakeries serving a variety of cookies, pastries, and cakes. 

It is a diverse city and offers a wide range of cuisines and endless options for food. However, the most dominant and special are the local cuisine. Bhel Puri, Misal Paav, Pithla Bhakri, Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav, Dabeli, Poha, and Puran Poli are extremely popular. You can enjoy these delicacies and the prices are very affordable. Also, do not forget to try the famous Mastani, a rich milkshake garnished with dry fruits, one of the most delicious offerings in the city.

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Pune city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Pune sightseeing tour by private car, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Pune 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 sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Pune sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Pune cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.


Pune has a rich history, culture, and architecture that makes it an interesting destination to explore. Booking a one day Pune sightseeing tour by rental car provides you the opportunity to visit some of the most famous attractions and monuments of the city. You can simply sit back and relax with your family and friends. Furthermore, a reliable car rental service provider with experienced drivers ensures that you have an enjoyable and safe journey. You will be able to make the most of your trip without having any transportation-related worries.


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