Deemed as the favorite place for most of the Pune people, Sarasbaug is an important landmark that features a temple, and lake amidst manicured gardens. Its longstanding popularity is all because of the Ganesha temple in the park - Talyatla Ganpati. Even the park becomes the center of attraction for many migratory birds. Earlier, when the park was in making process, Sarus crane was quite prominent, and that perhaps the reason why it is called Sarasbaug.
History of the Attraction
The Talyatla Ganpati in the Saras Baug was constructed in 1750 by Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa and Mahadji Shinde of the Maratha confederacy. In 1995, a small museum, displaying over a few hundred idols of Lord Ganesha, was added to the temple premises.
Earlier, the temple was used by the Marathas to plan strategies against the Nizam and the British Empire in the 18th & 19th century as it was situated away from the Parvati Temple. Peshwa commander and associated used to visit the Saras Baug by boat to discuss the issue and plans.
Saras Baug Road, Municipal Colony, Pune 411030
Pune has a developed a highly efficient public transport system. So reaching Saras Baug from anywhere in the city is not a problem as buses, and three wheelers are easily available.