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A Perfect Weekend in Pune, India

With three days in Pune, there’s enough time to visit the highlights and discover hidden gems. Each day showcases a part of Pune’s history, whether the beautiful Aga Khan Palace or Lal Mahal, along with locally inspired dining, time in nature and visual delights including a sweeping city view and a collection of art and objects.

Ukiyo
Exterior

DAY ONE

FRESH START Combat jetlag or fatigue with a session at the hotel’s fitness center featuring state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment.

RISE & DINE Eat your most important meal of the day at the hotel’s Three Kitchens Restaurant and Bar. Try local favorites including poha, soaked, flattened rice cooked with potatoes, onions and spices. The filling meal is packed with probiotics and iron.

WALK IT OFF Tour Pune’s heritage sites including Shaniwar Wada, Lal Mahal and Mujumdar Wada to learn more about the city’s grand past.

CULTURE. CURATED. The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum was established 100 years ago by a hobbyist in remembrance of his son. The collection of 22,000 objects spans 60 years and includes 14th-century sculptures and rare instruments such as tanpuras and khols.

HONORING THE FALLEN The National War Memorial was built in 1997 to honor those who died in the line of duty since India’s independence. It’s the only war memorial in South Asia to be built using only public-raised funds.

WORK UP AN APPETITE Across from the hotel, the Poona Club Golf Course offers a lighted driving range to practice your swing or simply let off some steam.

TRAVEL TO JAPAN The hotel’s Ukiyo restaurant showcases Japanese cuisine that honors tradition yet isn’t traditional. Dishes are created in the main kitchen or at the sushi counter or robata grill.

The Ritz-Carlton Pool
The Ritz-Carlton Tea Lounge

DAY TWO

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS Have the hotel arrange a walking culinary tour with a local expert where you’ll get to try some of Pune’s quintessential dishes.

ROYAL RESIDENCE Sultan Muhammed Shah built the Aga Khan Palace in 1892 in an act of generosity to the poor during a time of famine. It’s now known for its role in India’s freedom movement and served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi and his wife.

GREEN SPACE The beautifully landscaped Pune-Okayama Friendship Garden was inspired by one in Japan and features a natural canal among its 10 acres.

GET CENTERED The quiet, tree-lined streets of Koregaon Park are home to the OSHO International Meditation Resort. The landmark was founded by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the controversial spiritual leader known as Osho, and is popular for meditation and spiritual retreats.

SIP & SWIM Take a refreshing dip in the hotel’s outdoor, temperature-controlled pool and enjoy grilled fare, light bites and cocktails at the poolside Alta Vida restaurant.

ALL OF THE LIGHTS The 17th-century Shaniwar Wada heritage building comes to life after dark with a sound and light show sharing the story of Bajirao Peshwa, a general known for expanding the Maharashtra empire.  

DINNER WITH A VIEW The hotel’s culinary jewel, Aasmana showcases inventive Indian cuisine by using local ingredients and techniques to recreate dishes from across India’s regions. The restaurant’s rooftop location offers a breathtaking city view.

The Ritz-Carlton Suite - Master Bedroom
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
The Poona Club Golf Course

DAY THREE

BREAKFAST IN BED Use your last day to enjoy a little extra rest followed by an enticing spread of made-to-order eggs, fresh seasonal fruits and aromatic coffee—delivered to your door.

PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF Before hours in a train, car or plane, head to the spa for relaxation, hydration or rejuvenation. Signature treatments showcase indigenous, natural ingredients and traditional practices including a singing sound bowl meditation.

A TOAST TO TRADITION The purest, finest tea leaves are featured in the signature Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton Tea Lounge. The traditional English service is complemented by pastries, savory sandwiches and fresh scones and jams.