Pune - 19 Attractions You Must Visit
Pune is rich in its history, industry, and agriculture. Pune is also considered an educational hub of the state of Maharashtra.
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List of Attractions in Pune
Aga Khan Palace
The mighty edifice of Aga Khan Palace is situated in Pune and was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in the year 1892. It is one of the most important landmarks in Indian history and has been instrumental in many defining moments of India's independence. It was once the site where Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi, as well as Sarojini Naidu and Mahadev Desai were held prisoners.
Alandi garuda sthambha
This is a stone column erected in the banks of a lake in the Pune district. Historically important place. this is a symbol of Victory.
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Bhimashankar temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located northwest of Khed. Bhimashankar is also the source of river Bhima.
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One of the most famous temples in Pune, Chaturshringi Mountain is located on the top of a hill right on the Senapati Bapat Road. It is said to have been built during the reign of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle. The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Chaturshringi, also known as Goddess Ambareshwari. To reach the main sanctum of the temple, tourists will have to climb approximately 100 stairs but the view of the hill that one gets from the top is worth all the efforts.
Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple
The temple is a beautiful construction and boasts a rich history of over 100 years. The Ganesh idol placed inside is 2.2 meters tall and 1 meter wide. and is adorned with nearly 40 kilos of gold.
Dehu Gatha temple is one of the largest temples and is located near Pune. At the entrance of the temple lies the statue of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. What attracts people the most are the carvings of all Gathas ie legends/storis of Sant Tukaram on the walls of the temple which are very easy to read. It is said that one must read at least 3 Gathas on visiting the temple. The temple is located on Indrayani River's bank.
Jejuri Khandoba Temple is dedicated to Khandoba, who is also known as Mhalsakant or Malhari Martand in the region. Khandoba is the important god worshipped by Dhangar, the oldest tribes in Maharashtra. It is believed that Khandoba is a god of Sakamabhakti, the god who fulfills all the desires of his devotees. Jejuri is popular for its old Deep Mala.
Lake/ River/ Ponds
This is a dam on the Mutha river. The dam created a reservoir named as Khadkakvasla lake which is the main source of water for Pune and its suburbs.
KVK Baramati - Agri and Eco Tourism
Agro Tourism Spots
It is a part of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Baramati and Agriculture development trust. The place where you can learn advanced techniques and practices carried out in various crops in India and enjoy the vegetarian food and culture of Maharashtra.
This is one of the most famous monuments in Pune. This was established by Shivaji Maharaj in the year 1630 AD. Maharaj stayed here for several years until he captured his first fort. The original Lal Mahal fell into ruins and the current Lal Mahal is a reconstruction of the original and located in the center of the Pune city.
A hillock and one of the most scenic locations in Pune. There is a temple in the top of the hill and is the oldest heritage structure in Pune and was built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty. Parvati hill is also an observation point that offers a panoramic view of Pune. It is the second-highest point in Pune
It is a well-maintained zoological park situated in the Pune district, with good collections of reptiles, mammals, and birds. Among mammals, the zoo has a white tiger and a male Bengal tiger. Other mammals at the zoo include leopard, sloth bears, sambhars, barking deer, blackbucks, monkeys, and elephants. Reptiles include snakes, vipers, Indian crocodiles and Indian star tortoise and birds such as peafowl also feature.
Saras Baug is a major landmark in the city of Pune. The place where the park now stands was once occupied by a small lake. However, the lake dried up and was later developed into Sarasbaug. there is a Ganesh temple located inside this.
Shaniwarwada, once the seat of the Peshwa governance in Pune is a 286-year-old mansion and is one of the finest examples of architecture in the city. It is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Maharashtra. This grand mansion was built by the Peshwa Bajirao I himself as the residence of the Peshwas. Although the Wada currently covers an area of 625 acres
Shivneri Fort Junnar
This is a 17th century Militory fortification locatd near Junnar in pune district. it is the birthplace of Shivaji, the founder of Maratha empire
Shree Kasba Ganapati
Shree Kasba Ganapati refers to both a particular idol of the god Ganpati in Pune and as well as to the temple built around the idol. The Kasba Ganapati is the presiding deity,gramadevata0 of Pune.
Shree Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
This is a temple dedicated to the Lord Narasimha, Avatar of Vishnu. located in the Pune district. A historical temple with a lot of architectural works and have a lot of history to say.
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This is a hill fortress located around 35 km southwest of Pune. Some of the information available at this fort suggests that the fort could have been built 2000 years ago. The caves and the carvings in the Kaundinyeshwar temple stand as proofs for the same. The walls and bastions were constructed only at key places. There are two gates to enter the fort, the Kalyan Darwaza and Pune Darwaza which are positioned at the south east and north-east ends respectively.