How to Reach
IISER Pune is located in the Pashan region, surrounded by the beautiful Panchvati Hills and the CSIR-NCL campus on one side and the Aundh neighborhood on the other.
It is at most a 30-40 minute cab ride from Pune International Airport. From Mumbai International Airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport), reaching the campus takes nearly 3 hours via the Bengaluru-Mumbai Highway.
For those travelling by train, the nearest Railway Station is Pune Junction. Taxis and rented cars are available at the station and need merely 20 minutes to reach the campus.
Places to Visit
Pune has a number of breathtaking and noteworthy places to visit within a few kilometers of the city limits.
Devkund Waterfall is located in Bhira Patnus. It is the confluence of three waterfalls and is said to be the origin of Kundalika River. It is about a three-hour trek from base village along the dam backwater and through forest to reach this place known as ‘Devkund’. One must not miss such beauty while visiting Pune.
Rajgad (literal meaning Ruling Fort) is a Hill region fort situated in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. The Rajgad Fort is located around 60 km (37 mi) to the south-west of Pune and about 15 km (9.3 mi) west of Nasrapur in the Sahyadris range. The fort lies 1,376 m (4,514 ft) above the sea level. The diameter of the base of the fort was about 40 km (25 mi) which made it difficult to lay siege on it, which added to its strategic value. The fort's ruins consist of palaces, water cisterns, and caves.
The beautifully planned city of Lavasa is surrounded by the majestic Western Ghats. The city is constructed in the Mulshi Valley. The beauty of this privately planned city lies in the seamless blend of stunning infrastructure and the enrapturing beauty of nature. Here, you will find different topographical variations such as the lofty Sahyadri range, the beautiful rivers, and the gorgeous valleys.
A popular hill station at an altitude of 2,047 ft above sea level, Lonavala is a romantic escape from the chaotic noise of city life.
It can be visited any time of the year. Monsoon is the perfect time with beautiful lakes, emerald exquisiteness and cascades. Lonavala is also notable all over India for Chikki (the hard candy sweet). Enveloped by Sahayadri hills, it is the perfect destination for trekking and mountaineering.