PUNE TOURISM: GLIMPSE OF THE DECCAN QUEEN

pune tourism

Pune is one of the significant cities of Maharashtra since the ancient times and was the first capital of the great Maratha Empire during the times of Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosale. Pune is also the seventh largest metropolis of the country. Pune is a perfect blend of culture, history and modernization.

pune
Location of Pune:

Pune is a hilly city located at 560mts above the sea level on the western part of Deccan plateau and on the bank of the river Mutha. It serves as a getaway for various hill stations.

Top 6 hidden Places for sightseeing in Pune:

The glorious city of Maharashtra, Pune has many places to lookout for sightseeing. There are various historical places and places with natural beauty in Pune. Listed below are few of the Pune tourist places:

1. Shanivar wada:

shanivar vada
Shanivar wada is a palace with lots of historical significance. The design of the palace is the influence of Mughal and Maratha architecture styles. The palace is situated in the heart of the city, laxmi road and there are light and sound show taking place in evenings to portray the significance of Shanivar Wada in the history.

 

2. Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple:

dagdu sheth
The famous landmark and pride of Pune attracts lots of devotees every year from all around. There is a magical story behind the deity of Lord Ganpati.

3. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum:

raja dinkar museum
The museum has a style of Rajasthani architecture and houses various antiques and artistic items like paintings, 2000 year old potteries, traditional lamps etc.

4. Bund garden:

bund garden
The garden is famous for its scenic view as it is located on the banks of the rivers Mula and Mutha. There are various activities like boating, horse riding etc. one can opt for.

5. Darshan Museum:

darshan museum
The museum is the latest attraction for various shows like light and sound show with 3D halographic technologies taking place here. The show highlights the life events of Sadhu Vaswani.

6. Aga Khan Palace:

aga khan palace
The palace which is a famous tourist spot for its architectural and natural beauty is also the place of historical significance. The palace is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi who died in the palace. The Palace also has the Samadhi of Kasturba Gandhi in the backyard.
There are various other famous places of sightseeing in Pune like Vishrambaug wada, Osho Ashram, Parvati hill etc. for the proper Pune darshan.

Places around Pune:

There are various around the city to explore the beauty of nature. Lonavala, Mulshi Lake and dam, Raigarh fort, Western Ghats, Panshet dam etc. are the places in and around Pune to visit.

Accommodation in Pune:

Since Pune is the second largest city of the state, there are various hotels, lodges, resorts etc. available in the city. Taj blue diamond, The Westin, Ibis, Deccan, hotel studio estique etc. are few of the hotels with all budget categories. There are various resorts around Pune providing accommodation.

Access to Pune:

By road: Pune is well connected with three main National Highways and thus easily accessed by roadways.
By rail: Pune railway is well connected to all the major cities of India.
By air: Nearest airport are the military airport near Lohegaon which connects with domestic flights and other nearest is Mumbai airport.
Pune tourism is thus an experience of rich culture and blend of modernization and history.

 

 

shreya

shreya

Hi there! Myself Shreya Shah Faria. After having a happening life with respect to traveling and exploring places, i thought to write and share with people who loves traveling and food like I do. I have put up my best interests of places where I have been and places to explore while traveling. Hope you all love to read them. :)