Raja Ices - Gastro Obscura

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Raja Ices

Pune's oldest ice cream parlor serves scoops in flavors like lemongrass. 

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In the bylanes of Sadashiv Peth, an area in the historic part of Pune, visitors will find an iconic ice cream parlor. First opened in 1947 by Manohar Waman Limaye, a former ammunition engineer, the shop specializes in hand-made pot ice cream. Limaye supposedly turned to his engineering skills when he took an old ice candy machine and reconfigured it to churn out ice cream as the demand increased.

The old ice cream pot is no longer in use, but it is proudly on display near the entrance for visitors to admire. The shop offers several locally inspired flavors, including lemongrass, red guava, fig, and mastani. The latter is a type of milkshake drink popular in Pune, which is named after Mastani, the second wife of Bajirao Peshwa.

 

Know Before You Go

This establishment is located in the area of Sadashiv Peth.

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