Pune is a historic city, as it has been home to the Rastrakuta dynasty to the renowned Maharashtra figure, Chhatrapati Shivaji to fierce freedom fighters and educationists. Walls of several forts of Pune seem to resonate the cheering of the Maratha warriors on winning battles against their enemies. Favorite locations to visit amongst many are the Dagaduseth Halwai Ganpati temple, the Pataleshwar temple which is a cave carved out of rocks; Ambedkar museum; Aga Khan Palace which was where Mahatma Gandhi was kept during his house arrest; the Raja Dinkar Kalkar museum and some beautifully maintained gardens and zoological parks.
Pune is known for it’s “A” class higher educational institutions under the Pune University; for its rich blend of culture prominent in the era of different rulers; for the 24*7 hours of street food supply and the on season popular tourist attractions. The list is a long one but some of the prominent besides those mentioned previously are, the Chaturshringi temple, Parvati temple and the Shaniwar Wada, which was the residence of Peshwa ruler Bajirao Peshwa. This is the same building that has been mentioned in a Bollywood feature film of 2015. If one is satiated with intricate architecture of the Maratha dynasties, then Pune offers eye soothing sights to visit such as the Empress Gardens, Saras Baugh, Khadakvasal dam and the Rajeev Gandhi Zoological Parks.
Those who visit Pune on a short weekend day trip may not be able to give time to each and every sight. In such situations some of the top sightseeing places which are a must are the Dagaduseth Ganapati temple which attracts millions of worshippers worldwide, Bajirao Peshwa’s Shaniwar Wada and the Empress Gardens.
Tourism in the 2nd largest city of Maharashtra presents more than discovering its ancient architecture, culture and heritage, there are many things to do in Pune that keeps a traveler completely on toes the entire day, literally. There is trekking along the rock caves, photography at the hill tops, Walk-A-Thon events happening in the city, indulging on street food and seeking solitude in the Osho International meditation resort.
Amongst several holiday places in West zone of India, Pune has made it to the hit list of every traveler, not only for its own tourism but also because of its connectivity to many cities within Maharashtra.
Pune definitely is amongst the must see places and an exciting breakthrough for those staying in Mumbai. For further details of other tourism places are available at Tour My India. We offer an array of holidaying options suitable to all travelers.