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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the top attractions in Pune?

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Pune never ceases to charm you with its myriad attractions. Whether its about majestic historical forts, splendid natural attractions or grand museums, intoxicatingly and rocking nightlife, Pune promises to bowl you over. So it’s time to do some quick scanning about the places you would love to visit and bring back some cherishable memories with you.


  • Shaniwar Wada Fort
    You would inadvertently make your way to this beautiful fort which has an interesting tale attached with it. It is said that this fort is haunted and legends have their say that this is the very place where Narayan Rao Peshwa, the boy king, was murdered. The 18th century monument still looks majestic with its impressive doorways, plinths and huge walls. Make sure you don’t miss the sparkling light & sound show which is held there every evening. The shows is held both in English and Marathi at different times. Surrounded by five gates, Dilli Darwaza, Mastani Darwaja, Khidki Darwaja, Ganesh Darwaja and Jambhul Darwaja or Narayan Darwaja, the fort is adorned with grand palaces with a beautiful garden. You will also love the interesting lotus-shaped fountain which is a real visual treat and is a great example of the exquisite craftsmanship of those times.

    Address: Shaniwar Peth
    Near Railway Station
    Pune
    Timings: 8 am to 6.30 pm

  • Osho Ashram

    Located in Koregaon Park, the Osho Ashram is a must visit for you, if you want to experience spirituality and peace. The Ashram is dedicated to the legendary spiritual guru, Osho Rajneesh whose teachings are followed and practiced in every part of the globe. No wonder, the ashram attracts thousands of devotees from all over the world who want to be a part of the meditation programmes that are offered here. You will love to take a stroll in the beautiful gardens which are open to the public in the mornings and evenings.

    Address: Osho International Foundation
    # 17, North Main Road
    Koregaon Park
    Pune
    Telephone: +91-20-66019999

  • Aga Khan Palace & Gandhi National Memorial
    Your trip to Pune is incomplete unless you pay a visit to the beautiful Aga Khan Palace. Situated across a sprawling area of 6.5 acres, the place was constructed by Sultan Aga Khan III during the year 1892. It offers an interesting peak into the bygone era and that is the reason why it is a famous tourist attraction in the city. You cannot but admire the architectural beauty of the palace which has some shades of mid-18th century American era.

    Gandhi National Memorial is the place where several prominent leaders including the Father of Nation (Mahatma Gandhi) were held captives. As a matter of fact, Kasturba Gandhi (wife of Mahatma Gandhi) died here in captivity. No wonder, the place is flocked by people who are interested in knowing about our history.

    Address: Nagar Road
    Kalyani Nagar
    Pune
    Telephone: +91-20-26880250

  • Pataleshwar Cave Temple
    Dating back to the 8th century, the Pataleshwar cave temple is a fine example of architectural splendor. If you are not including this temple in your itinerary tour of Pune, then you are surely missing on something important. The rock cut temple is dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar- the God of Underwater. If you have ever been to the Elephanta Island caves, then you will be able to notice that the design of this temple resembles a lot with it.

    Address: Jungli Maharaj Road
    Pune

  • Tribal Cultural Museum
    If you are interested in having a look at a rare collection of the exquisite tribal jewellery, then head straight to the Tribal Cultural Museum. It boasts of a collection from the secluded parts of the country, the museum can be termed as a treasure trove for the stunning tribal jewellery.

    Address: Tribal Research & Training Institute
    28, Queen’s Garden
    Pune

  • Ohel David Synagogue
    Popularly known as Red Temple or Lal Deval, it can be defined as an interesting blend of architectural wonder and divinity. You can’t help but admire the design and the interesting use of colors- it has been built in neo-Gothic style with red brick and stone and has an unique feel attached to it.

    Address: Moledina Road
    Pune
    Maharashtra

  • Sinhagad Fort
    If you are a history buff and want to know more about the glorious history of Pune, then Sinhagad Fort should top the list. The majestic fort is dedicated to the grand Maratha triumph over Mughal invaders and no wonder it is flocked by history buffs who want an interesting insight into Maratha history. It is also a favorite ground for trekkers as the fort is located at a height of 700m and has an interesting track which you would love to explore. Don’t forget to have some delicious Pithla Bhakri and refreshing Buttermilk which are sold by the roadside vendors when you visit this majestic fort.

    Address: Sinhagad Ghat Road
    Pune
    Timings: 9 am to 4 pm
    Entry Fee: INR 50 for adults

A trip to Pune is an eclectic mix of museum hopping, electrifying nightlife, interesting historic sightseeing and fine restaurants. Come and discover all this and more, all by yourself!

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i like this site but still sone plases are still mention as PARVATI HILL ,SARAS BAG ,MAHADJI SHINDE MONOMENT  AND MUCH MORE ARE MISSING ,Please add this in your Trip to PUNE

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Nithya Unni Jul 24 2014
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If you are in Pune Darshan Museum is a must visit. Darshan is a Technical Marvel and a perfect amalgamation of technology and spirituality. Nestled in the lustrous greenery of Sadhu Vaswani Mission building in Central Pune, Darshan offers an interactive, entertaining, and educative experience to its visitors through a 100 minutes show rich with audio, video and multimedia. It uses the new-age technology of real-life mannequins, graphic panels, holographic screens, Pepper’s ghost, interactive audio‑visual material, films, etc to take you on a journey similar to the surreal experience of time travel. This interactive museum runs shows every half an hour and you can opt for Hindi or English as a language option. The best part is the shows are for FREE!!!!!!
Your visit to Pune would be incomplete without a visit to DARSHAN !
·Entry Fee- FREE.
·Timing-11 a.m. to 7 p.m
·Open all days, except Thursdays
Address:
Sadhu Vaswani Mission
10, Sadhu Vaswani Path,
Pune- 411 001
Contact No.: 020-40064447
E-mail address: darshan@sadhuvaswani.org



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