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India: Tourist eSIM Data Plan

1. India: Tourist eSIM Data Plan

Explore India with a traveller-focused eSIM from 1 to 30 days. Get seamless connections while travelling with a prepaid plan perfect for iPhones and other smartphones. Effortlessly purchase and install your eSIM anytime, anywhere, and choose from various data packages and validity options. Activate your eSIM by scanning the eSIM QR code, and get instant access to all your essential apps as soon as you land in India. Say goodbye to the hassle of managing multiple SIM cards with this eco-friendly solution. Experience immediate connection, allowing you to hail a cab, check into your hotel, or post your first Indian adventure on social media without delay. Enjoy simple access with just one eSIM, and you can easily top up by purchasing and activating additional eSIM plans if needed.

Cultural Walking Tour of Pune with Local Snacks

2. Cultural Walking Tour of Pune with Local Snacks

The tour covers a total of 7-8 must-see places, including historical landmarks, temples, markets, and museums. Along the way, you will learn about the city's unique culture, traditions, and customs. Our local guides will share their personal stories and insights, providing you with a deeper understanding of Pune's cultural heritage. This cultural walking tour is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and gain a new perspective on the city. Book now and join us for an unforgettable experience in Pune!

Night Walk Tour Pune (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

3. Night Walk Tour Pune (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Our idea of a good night has always been having a lovely meal and a proper conversation. Pune is a beautiful city during the day, yet it is even more beautiful at night. Come and join us on this amazing and completely off beat experience of Pune at night. Experience the urban side of city on this walk, visit local popular hangout places, most prominent, beautiful monuments, ancient and modern buildings and old streets in the beautiful night view of the Pune city. Yo Tours follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not, this walking tour will be a unique, fun and memorable experience for you. Many of our guests say that "the walking tour with Yo Tours™ was the highlight of their visit to the city".

Pune: Guided Street Food Tour with Cultural Charms of Pune

4. Pune: Guided Street Food Tour with Cultural Charms of Pune

Meet your guide and start your tour of Pune’s small eateries. Taste local food along the way and learn about the food culture and traditions of Pune. Follow your guide through Pune, down side streets, to the best local eateries. See the royal delicacies of Pune and see how food is prepared, developed, and influenced over time. Try more than 5 of Pune’s local delicacies and enjoy a masala chai made in a clay pot.

Mumbai: City Sightseeing Tour with Guide

5. Mumbai: City Sightseeing Tour with Guide

Embark on a captivating journey through the bustling metropolis of Mumbai on our Half Day City Sightseeing Tour. Experience the essence of this vibrant city as you explore iconic landmarks, uncover hidden gems, and witness the rich tapestry of its culture and history. Our tour begins with a visit to the monumental Gateway of India, an iconic symbol of Mumbai's colonial past. Marvel at the grandeur of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, an architectural masterpiece that has hosted dignitaries and celebrities for decades. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Colaba Causeway Street, known for its bustling markets and delightful street shopping. As we continue our adventure, you'll have the chance to witness the unique spectacle of an open-air washing laundry at Dhobi Ghat, a fascinating glimpse into the city's laundry system. Discover the majestic Oval Cricket Ground and admire the stunning Bombay High Court building, a testimony to British-era architecture. Pass by the prestigious Mumbai University and catch a glimpse of the local Big Ben of India. Experience the charm of Marine Drive, affectionately known as the "Queen's Necklace" due to its shimmering lights at night. Capture panoramic views of the city's skyline from Malabar Hill, a picturesque location offering a serene respite from the urban hustle. Stroll through the verdant Hanging Gardens and Kamla Nehru Park, soaking in the tranquility and admiring the scenic beauty. From the comfort of our vehicle, catch sight of the notable David Sassoon Docks, Indian Post Office Headquarters, Reserve Bank of India, and Indian Mint. Take in the majestic Raj Bhawan, a colonial-era building, and visit the serene Jain Temple. Pass by the Maharashtra Police Headquarters, Nariman Point, Churchgate Railway Station, and the State Parliament, witnessing the city's vibrant energy along the way. As the tour comes to an end, you will be dropped off at a central location, providing you with the opportunity to further explore the city or return to your accommodation at your leisure. Join us on this Half Day City Sightseeing Tour and let the enchanting city of Mumbai unfold before your eyes, leaving you with lasting memories of its iconic landmarks, rich heritage, and vibrant atmosphere.

Mumbai: Karla and Bhaja Caves Full–Day Tour

6. Mumbai: Karla and Bhaja Caves Full–Day Tour

After pick–up from your hotel in Mumbi, travel roughly 3 hours in an air-conditioned private vehicle to reach Karla around 10:00am. Take a walk through the impressive site, ascending 200 steep steps to reach the caves, excavated thousands of years ago from a hillside in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra. The rock–cut shrines were developed for Buddhist monks to use during the monsoons. They feature chaityas (prayer halls) with intricate carvings, the largest of the halls measures 148 feet and was created in the 1st century B.C. After exploring the caves, take a break to purchase lunch at a restaurant of your choice. Then head to the Bhaja caves, another religious site near the Karla Caves. At the end of a full day, drive back to your Mumbai hotel where your tour ends with hotel drop off.

Pune: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour by Car with Snacks

7. Pune: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour by Car with Snacks

Experience Pune's top highlights in just half a day on this guided city tour and taste some delicious treats along the way. Visit the iconic Shaniwar Wada Fort, take a heritage walk through the charming old town where streets are named after days of the week, visit an 8th century rock-cut cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, finally visit a majestic palace that once served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian freedom struggle and is now a museum dedicated to his life. Begin by visiting the Aga Khan Palace, built in 1892, this grand palace holds significant historical importance as it served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi and his wife during the Indian independence movement. A guided tour of the palace will take you through its elegant architecture, lush gardens, and artifacts from the freedom struggle, giving you a glimpse into India's history. Continue to Shaniwar Wada, a historic fort built in the 18th century and served as the seat of the Peshwas, the prime ministers of the Maratha Empire. Although much of the fort was destroyed in a fire, the ruins still stand tall and provide a glimpse into the city's glorious past. Continue the guided heritage walk along the narrow lanes of old town with our guide narrating heart warming stories. Stop off at one of the most popular temple in India - Dagdusheth Halwai temple, where the idol of Lord Ganesha is adorned with gold and diamonds, making it a sight to behold. Taste delicious treats and visit local stores selling Pune's traditionally made vada pav and more local delicacies. Lastly visit the Pataleshwar Cave Temple, dating back to the 8th century, this rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is known for its unique architecture and intricate carvings. It also has a small museum that showcases ancient artefacts.

Guided full day trip to Pawna-Lohagad-Lonavala from Mumbai

8. Guided full day trip to Pawna-Lohagad-Lonavala from Mumbai

Experience the popular gateway near to Mumbai, known for its picturesque beauty of Lohagad Fort ,Pawana Lake an artificial lake nestled amidst the scenic locales of Kamshet, a beautiful hill station, and Lonavala with evergreen blanket of greeneries and embraced with the magnificence of the scenic peaks, known for its picturesque beauty on this guided tour to Mumbai's most perennial favorite gateway. 1. Ruins of Lohagad Fort with stories how the fort acted as active military outposts, experience strong wind along with fog and rains at the famous 'Hawa point' watching panoramic view of landscapes. 2. Pawna Lake- an artificial lake formed by water of Pawna dam and nestled amidst the scenic locales of Kamshet, a scenic host for camping, picnics and sightseeing. 3. Bhaja Caves- a group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BC, Buddhist caves are example of the wooden architecture form, located 400 feet above the village of Bhaja. 4. Lonavala- the quintessential getaway from Mumbai, its famous for lush slopes, raging waterfalls, sparkling ponds and high viewpoints.

Mumbai-Pune Transfer

9. Mumbai-Pune Transfer

Be ready to undergo a thrilling experience from Mumbai to Pune. Discover exciting sightseeing that comes your way. The total commute you will cover will be approx. 3 hours. But, with a professionally skilled chauffeur, you will travel hassle-free and stress-free. Your booked taxi driver will come to a meeting point within the Mumbai area and will pick you up from there only. Make sure that you reach there on time. Your driver will arrange your luggage properly in the spacious cab so you can simply relax and stay bucked up to make the most of the enthralling ride. Have a safe and comfortable journey ahead.

Pune's Full Day Private Tour Activities

10. Pune's Full Day Private Tour Activities

Start your tour with a pic-up from your hotel in Pune. Before you begin, your guide will go through the itinerary of your full-day tour. Your first visit is to Aga Khan Palace, built in 1892. It holds a significant role in India’s independence as Mahatma Gandhi and his wife were imprisoned here. Next visit the Pataleshwar Caves, an 8th-century rock-cut cave temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Spend around 30 minutes here then visit Raja Dinkar Museum, which holds over 20,000 objects with 2,500 of which are on display. The three-story building houses various sculptures dating back to the 14th century. One part of particular interest is the “Mastani Mahal”. Raja Kelkar made an attempt at depicting the palace of Mastani, (wife of the Peshwa Baji Rao I) with its remnants. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a famous local restaurant (Own Expense) before you explore your next destination. Next, Visit Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesh. The temple is popular in Maharashtra and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Devotees of the temple include celebrities and Chief Ministers of Maharashtra who visit during the annual ten-day Ganeshotsav festival. The main Ganesh idol is insured for a sum of 10 million Indian rupees (US$160,000). Next, Visit Shaniwarwada a historical fortification in the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India. Built in 1732, it was the seat of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire until 1818, when the Peshwas lost control to the British East India Company after the Third Anglo-Maratha War. Following the rise of the Maratha Empire, the palace became the center of Indian politics in the 18th century. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back to the hotel.

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4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

The tour was amazing. Our guide was super patient and very nice. He was happy to answer all of our (many) questions. The tour was very comprehensive, covered many of the essentials of Pune center. It was fun, we got to see amazing sights and get to know a bit of the city. If you're short on time, it's a great way to see the main highlights. The tour also included quite a big variety of local snacks, all of which were absolutely delicious. Definitely a great value for the cost. Would 100% recommend to anyone coming to Pune.

Tejas is surely the best tour guide you could ever asked for. He answered every questions I asked (even the silly ones) lol. The tour was amazing & the snacks were legit! I would recommend to visit the Ganesh temple (it's a must). Also, for those who are traveling solo, this trip is definitely recommended. Cheers!

Tejas is a kind and knowledgable guide whose passion and kindness shone through on the tour. I was taken to lots of great sites which were supported with great stories and legends. The snacks along the way are also very good! I can’t recommend this tour enough.

Great tour, Koustubh our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of great info about the history behind the places we visited. Would highly recommend.

Tour was interesting. Several places were visited, guide told us many interesting facts about Pune and India. With guide we felt save and protected