Aryaa Prism, Chakan - Talegon Road, Nanekarwadi, Chakan, Pune, 410 501
Domestic: Pune Airport, 27 kilometres
International: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai), 148 kilometres
The Candy Shruti Stonarc Hotel is just 30 minutes’ drive from Pune city, the IT hub of India. Chakan is home the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), and so this is a very popular hotel with business travellers to India. Pune is the second largest city in Maharashtra and is considered the state’s cultural capital, with good restaurants, museum and many hill-forts offering panoramic views on the outskirts of the city.
Aga Khan Palace. An architectural marvel and sprawling gardens, built in 1892, the place where Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned during the freedom struggle.
Pataleshwar Cave Temple. Dates back to the 8th century, it was carved out of a single piece of basalt rock, and now houses statues of other Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Osho Ashram. This spiritual meditation centre and Zen garden is one of Pune’s most visited sites
Pu La Deshpande Garden. Inspired by a garden in Japan’s Okayama, beautifully landscaped lawns and a children’s play area.
National War Museum. War memorial dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in defence of the country in post-independence India.
Peshwa Udyan. Perfect for families with zoo, mini-train and park.
Shaniwar Wada Palace. Once the royal residence of the Peshwa rulers, a unique blend of Mughal architecture and Maratha craftsmanship, near the Mula-Mutha River,
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum. An ancient and eclectic collection of everyday items as well as unique art pieces from earthenware to musical instruments and lamps, paintings and textiles to weaponry and ivory,
Katraj Snake Park or Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, it is now a full-fledged zoo with boating lake and mini-train
Shinde Chhatri. This monument in Rajasthani design, Shiva temple and memorial were built as a tribute to a Peshwa commander.
Parvati Hill has a temple dedicated to the Hindu Gods at its summit. After climbing 100 steps to the peak, one can view the skyline of Pune as well as the scenic hilly backdrop.
Darshan Museum. Find out about the life and mission of the scholar Sadhu Vasvani, the founder of the Vasvani Mission, via an interactive sound and light show
Saras Baug. The Saras Baug temple is one of Pune’s truly iconic landmarks built in 1784, at the foot of the Parvati Hills, a 25-acre temple complex. The temple is especially spectacular during Diwali as thousands gather here for the Festival of lights and the lawns and temple premises are decked up with thousands of glittering lamps.