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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the various activities that one can enjoy in Pune?

Manavi Kapur DEC 10 2012
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Game for a hearty rush of adventure when you are on a vacation? Well, Pune spoils you with choices when it come to some adrenaline pumping and fun-filled activities. Read on to know more:

  • Paragliding

    Imagine being hundred or thousand feet above the ground, tied to a paraglider with the help of strings of bungee cords and taking a jump, doesn’t that excite you? Well, if it does, then Paragliding is the thing for you. If you want to experience this on your vacation to Pune, you will be more than happy to do that. The city has a center, Paragliding School & Flying Club, which is located at Kamshet (an hour drive from the city). The flying activity is on from the months of October to June. You can also try gliding at the Gliding Centre (Hadapsar). The charges are INR 190 and flying is organized from Sunday to Thursday.

  • Trekking

    If you are interested in trekking, you simply can’t resist what Pune has to offer to you. Decked with many small hill stations which offer an amazing and thrilling trekking experience, Pune is really a trekker’s paradise. The most interesting ones are Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary, Malshej Ghat, Rajmachi, Ganpati Ghat, Seedi Ghat and Parvati hills. What makes it more mesmerizing is you can actually see the sun melting into horizon.  Don’t forget to carry a pair of sturdy shoes, a suntan lotion, hat and a bottle of water with you while you go for trekking.

  • Water Sports

    If you are a water sports lover then Pune holds lot of promises for you. You will love to explore the Panshet Water Park which has been built by the tourism department. Wrapped by the majestic Sahyadri mountains, the park is an ideal place to enjoy sports like swimming, wind surfing and kayaking. Feel the thrill of riding a water scooter or a speed boat and you know you are in for an exciting experience.

    Address: Near Khadakwasla Dam

  • Japalouppe Equestrian Center

    Interested in horse riding and moreover ever imagined you can enjoy the same in a city like Pune? If that is the case then trust us when we say that yes you can actually experience that in this city. Make your way to Japalouppe Equestrian Center, the horse riding school which is spread across a sprawling 19 acres campus. It is a one-stop destination for you if you want to learn the nuances of horse riding or are an expert at it.

    Address: Somatane Phata
    Mumbai Pune Highway
    Telephone: +91-98909-20183
    Timings: 6 am to 7 pm

We bet you wouldn’t have imagined doing so many fun activities at Pune, the cultural hub of Maharashtra. Try your hands at these options and bring back some adventurous memories with you!

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