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If you are new to the city of Pune, a few things  must be on your priority list to get you a feel of the city.  In fact, these are a few first things to do, especially if you want to break the ice with the Puneite.

Reads:


Pick up the Indian Express for a flavour of the traditional Puneite viewpoint, or if you are the cosmopolitan type, then Times Of India with its supplement of Pune Times is a great idea! Also if you are familiar with Marathi or are learning the language, then Sakal or Loksatta is also a good buy.
   

Pune’s only city magazine Citadel offers you a slice of the who’s who and a lot more action in the city, while maybe picking up the Times Entertainment guide to Pune is also a handy way to discover the city. Coffee table books on the city are also available, which will help you get acquainted with the rich present and past of this exotic city.


Eats:


In Pune, do as Puneites do! Yes, shrewsberry biscuits from Kayani’s are a must and so are bakharwadis from the various branches of Chitale Bandhu. Maybe, a light traditional Maharsahtrian Thali at Shabari is also perfect to savour the sweet and spicy dishes that are on the platter! Wind up with a heavy Marathi concoction of mastani, which is likely to cure all your sweet cravings! Vada Pav, misal and jhunka bhakar are the traditional Marathi junk foods that also need to be sampled!
   

Souveniers: Well, from the city, shop to pick up the traditional Maharashtrian sari, available at most sari shops which include the Narayan Peth and Paithanis. Even fresh strawberries and rasberries from Mahabaleshwar make for perfect somethings to savour your trip with!
   
Must do’s:

Go Go-karting, visit the University, climb the umpteen stairs to Parvarti, stroll down Osho Nallah Park, eat dosa at Vaishali, surf in the umpteen cafes...