Deccan Gymkhana is a major area of Pune city in the state of Maharashtra. The locality is home to many cafes, theatres as well as shopping malls. Several routes to important areas of the city happen to start from here. The area is named after the famous Deccan Gymkhana Sports Club. Those with a hunger for shopping and entertainment as well as compulsion to hop on to inter-city buses will have to visit this area.
Places to Stay
Pune has a lot of budget-friendly hotels. Some of the options which are worth trying are Hotel Rajmandir (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Cafe Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs. 1,050), Amigo Hospitality - Koregaon Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,100) and others.
The official language of the region is Marathi. Urdu and Hindi are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Places which are worth visiting in Pune city are Aga Khan Palace, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Osho Ashram, Parvati Hill, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple and Saras Baug (a popular garden) among others.
How to Get There
Pune International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 12 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Pune Junction Railway Station at a distance of 5 km.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Buses from all major cities in the state and region such as Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad are available for Pune. You can get discounted bus tickets to popular tourist destinations through a number of online bus booking portals.