The idea of a solo date might sound boring, but there couldn’t be anything more interesting than spending some time with yourself and doing everything that you love. No, we aren’t talking about treating yourself with a spa or reading your favorite book while sipping coffee. Our idea of a perfect solo date is to go out and explore the surroundings. And if you live in a city like Pune or are here for a couple of days, you will never run out of options. So, here’s our list of things to do in Pune alone that will make you feel even more special.
1. Visit Aga Khan Palace
Aga Khan Palace was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in 1892 as an act of charity to help the locals after a famine hit the region. The building also holds political significance, as many freedom fighters, including Mahatma Gandhi, were imprisoned here during India’s struggle for independence. There’s a museum inside the palace that houses photographs, clothes, and footwear of Mahatma Gandhi. Besides being witness to the country’s freedom movement, Aga Khan Palace is also a brilliant piece of architecture. The building has five halls, spacious lawns, and Italian arches.
2. Spend Time at Osho Ashram
Osho Ashram is a fantastic place to resuscitate yourself. Spread over 32-acres of land, the property is a resort and an ashram. Meditation classes are held every day to help attendees reduce stress and worries. The ashram has lush gardens, contemporary architecture, three open-air restaurants, outdoor pool, spa, and a beautiful park with a stream and walking trails, which makes it a perfect place to spend the entire day.
3. Explore Karla Caves
Representing the golden period of Buddhism in India, Karla caves are one of the finest examples of rock-cut caves in India. The shrines here were developed between 2nd century BC and 5th century AD. The Grand Chatiya (cave 8) in the group is the largest and most well-preserved hall of its era. A Buddhist monastery, arched entrances, sculptured walls, and carved prayer halls are the main attractions of the cave.
4. Have a drink at The 1st Brewhouse
The 1st Brewhouse is the ultimate place to enjoy handcrafted beer and good food. Barrels, high chairs, wooden benches make the environment lively and welcoming. There’s an outdoor section that offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.