Pune – Best tourist places in Pune

Introduction of Pune

Pune is a second largest city in Maharashtra, Pune city is a historical city of Maharashtra. Pune is also known as the “Oxford of the East” because of many study institution is exist in Pune. Pune is major education hub in Maharashtra. also, Pune is a fastest growing city in the Asia Pacific area.

Pune is at a height of 560 M above the sea level and this place is very cold and very clean atmosphere, also Pune has hot semi atmosphere, and the average temperature is  20 c to 34 c, Pune has a three type of climate summer, winter, and monsoon.You can reach Pune by Three ways, By road, by train or by Flight.

History of Pune

Pune is a part of Maratha empire. The king of Maratha Empire is “Shivaji Maharaj”  and Shivaji Maharaj is declaring Satara the capital but his chief administrators. also, Baji Rao is Peshwa of the Shivaji empire and he was the very strongest and very powerful man in Peshwa.

In the 18th century, Pune has become political center of the Indian subcontinent. And the Peshwa was the prime ministers of the Maratha Empire. In the 19th and early 20th century, Pune was under British Government and all control are under the British government. After the Indian was independence in 1947 the population and growth is very fast then British Government. And also Pune become big manufacturing center in Maharashtra. hear is top 10 place visit in Pune city.

Top 10 Place visit in Pune

Here is a Best tourist places in Pune.

  1. Sinhagad
  2. Shaniwar Wada
  3. Aga Khan Palace
  4. Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
  5. Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
  6. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
  7. Pataleshwar
  8. Parvati Hill
  9. Mulshi Dam
  10. Peshwa Museum

1) Sinhagad

Sinhagad is a hill fort located at around 25 km southwest of the city of Pune, This fort is 2000 year ago and this fort is very old construction. Sinhagad old name is kondhana , also this fort is popular travel destination in Pune. Sinhagad fort is also popular for many battles and the main battle of Sinhagadh in 1670. When Shambhaji was death the mugal samrajya was handled the fort.

Address: Sinhagad Ghat Road, Dist Pune, Thoptewadi, Maharashtra 411025
Hours: 5: 00 AM to 9:00 PM
Phone: 020 2612 6867

2) Shaniwar Wada

Shaniwar Wada is the popular fort of the Pune, Maharashtra. Shaniwar Wada is the hometown of the peshwas.  In Shaniwar Wada most premium place in Pune. all peshwas festival is done in Shaniwarwada

Address: Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030
Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Year built: 1732
Architectural style: Maratha Empire

3) Aga Khan Palace

The Aga Khan Palace was built in 1892 by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in Pune. And this fort is one of the Indian biggest landmarks. This place is considered one of the greatest marvels of India. This palace is very clean and very premium and luxurious. this palace is located from Yerwada.

 

Address: Pune Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014
Hours: 9: 00 AM to 5:30 PM
Phone: 020 2668 0250
Designated by: Archaeological Survey of India
Year built: 1892
Designated as world heritage site: 2003

4) Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple

The Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati temple is the main attraction for Hindus culture.  Every year many pilgrims visit this Temple. Dagadusheth Halwai came from Karnataka state and he started sweet maker shop and still, This shop was existed neat this temple and the name became the Dagadusheth halwai Ganapati temple.

This temple was 100 years old and construction is very premium. and also this trust running an old age home also. and helping people.

Address: Ganpati Bhavan, 250, Budhvar Peth, Shivaji Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411002
Phone: 020 2447 9222
District: Pune

5) Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park located in katraj city and this park is known as Rajiv Gandhi Zoo. The park was created by Pune Municipality in 1953, and the zoo is managed by Pune Municipality.  In 1997 this zoo is restructured and adopt many animals and birds.

In this zoo, you can see the white tiger, Bengal tiger, leopards, sloth bears, barking deer, monkeys, and elephants and much more animal are in this park.

Address: Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra 411037
Area: 53 ha
Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Notable animals: Kaif, Jagir, Devid, Julie, Damini, Razia, MORE
Exhibits: White Tiger, Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Elephant

6) Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

The Raja dinkar Kelkar Museum is located in Kamal Kunj, Natu Baag in Pune. In this Museum contains a collection of Dr. Dinkar Kelkar.  The collection was from 1920’s to 1960’s year. around 10000 Objects. And now the museum holds 2500 object is on Display.In this museum old door frames, ornaments and Musical instruments are exist in this museum

Address: 1377/78, Shukrawar Peth, Kamal Kunj, Natu Baag, Pune, Maharashtra 411002
Hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Phone: 020 2448 2101
Collection size: 15000 objects
Established: 1920

7) Pataleshwar

Pataleshwar temple is located on Jangali Maharaj Road, and this temple is rock cave temple. This cave temple was created eight century and the time was Rashtrakuta period. This structure was made of basalt rock and the design is very precious and unique. The main lobby is well-structured design and very clear line. also, you can get a very beautiful atmosphere in this place. The pataleshwar is the oldest temple in Pune city.

Address: Jangali Maharaj Road, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005
Phone: 0755 559 6325

8) Parvati Hill

A Parvati hill is famous for Parvati temple in Parvati hill station. This temple hight is 645 Meters and in the top of the hill one big temple is exist and in this temple “Hindus” are come every year.

Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Range: Western Ghats
Easiest route: The hill has 103 steps, which is the way to the top of the hill
Elevation: 2,100 ft (640 m)

9) Mulshi Dam

Mulshi dam is located in Mulshi District and this dam is on Mula River. This dam is operated by Tata Power and produce the electricity and water is used for irrigation. The dam has a Six main gate and water capacity is huge.

In last few year mulshi district developed this dam as a  tourist destination and stared some small business near dam, you can enjoying the atmoshpher of this dam and feel some fresh air. If your life very monotonous then i would suggest you visit Mulshi dam and enjoy the buety of the nature.

Opened: 1927
Location: Pune District, Maharashtra; India
Spillway capacity: 1892 m3/s
Turbines: 6 x 25, 1 x 150
Impound: Mula River

10) Peshwa Museum

Peshwa Museum is located in Parvati tekri in Pune city.  This place was built by Srimad Peshwas in 1795. In this museum, you can see all the swards and other weapons are used by Peshwas.

Address: Parvati Hills, Parvati Paytha, Pune, Maharashtra 411009
Hours: 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Phone: 020 2024 2025

Top 10 Hotels in Pune

  1. The Westin Pune Koregaon Park
  2. Vivanta By Taj – Blue Diamond, Pune
  3. The O Hotel
  4. JW Marriott Hotel Pune
  5. Hyatt Pune
  6. Novotel Pune Nagar Road
  7. Shantai Hotel
  8. Hyatt Regency Pune
  9. Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre
  10. Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi

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