Pune: market 22.09.2017
Finally managed to find a free slot to look around in the old city. Visit Shaniwar Wada fortification which we didn't have a chance to visit in the first day. Even though we were already at the entrance to it.
There is a clean green park inside the fortress. It's good to walk there, which is a rare case for Pune. There are just a few places like this.
You can walk on top of fortress wall. Though there is a small chance to have a quiet walk as a non-Indian guy: locals climb the wall with intention to take some pictures, so if downstairs some would hesitate to ask me for a selfie with them, on the top guys definitely won't miss the chance to get a photo with a foreign guy (:
In the hot day locals really love to have some rest in the shadow. No surprise when it's +35C.
Some sort of flee market.
I was surprised to learn that Pune is in top 10 cities in India by population. Turns out it has good infrastructure (by local standards :) ). And the climate is much softer compared to the rest of India, as the area is surrounded by mountains and close to the ocean.
There are some well-known universities. Sometimes Pune is called "Oxford of Asia". That's why a lot of IT companies are willing to open an office in the city. That's why a lot of people lives in Mumbai but works in Pune.
The most surprising thing I learned that badminton was invented in Pune (however I didn't see a single time someone playing it) (:
I saw a lot strange juice machines on the street. This is how they get sugar cane juice (I didn't like it at all).
Flowers. There's incredible amount of flowers near the market. All of them without stables.
Must be a profitable business.
The market is amazing. Fruits, vegetables for any kind of taste. Really fresh and tasty. It was already evening, the temperature cools down. People return home after the business day. Just about the right time to get ready before evening session :)
Never saw so many peppers.
Interesting city, there are even some places left I didn't visit. However I don't think I would come here for vacation. There are much more interesting places in India worth to visit.