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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What can be a suitable itinerary for Pune?

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A Pune trip is like an interesting cocktail of great museum hopping, wonderful restaurants, an electrifying night nightlife, smashing historic sightseeing, and a lot more. It becomes a tad difficult to plan a proper tour so that you don’t miss out on anything important while you are in the city. Skim through this Pune trip planner which is going to help you in the best possible manner:

  • Day 1

    Once you are done with your arrival and other basic necessities related to any vacation, then its time to plan a day trip. Start your day by visiting Shaniwar Wada Fort (Shaniwar Peth, Near Railway Station), which is a 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 place where Narayan Rao Peshwa, the boy king, was murdered. After spending some time over here, head to the famous Osho Ashram, is a must visit for you if you want to experience spirituality and peace. After you are done with Osho Ashram, head to Pataleshwar Cave Temple, which is a rock cut temple dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar- the God of Underwater (Jungli Maharaj Road).

  • Day 2

    Start your day with Aga Khan Palace & Gandhi National Memorial (Kalyani Nagar), which is 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 window to the bygone era and that is the reason why it is a famous tourist attraction in the city. Spend some time here and after that make your way to the Tribal Cultural Museum (Queen’s Garden) which has a rare collection of the exquisite tribal jewellery. Head next to Ohel David Synagogue (Moledina Road), which is popularly known as Red Temple or Lal Deval, it can be defined as an interesting blend of architectural wonder and divinity.

  • Day 3

    Start your day with a perfect blend of divine intervention and trekking at Parvati Hill Temples which offer an amazing view of the entire city. Devoted to Goddess Parvati and Lord Devdeveshwar, the temple is an unique blend of architecture and divinity. The next visit is Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple (Shivaji Road), located in close proximity to Shani Wada Fort, it is a must visit for you if you want to experience splendor and seek some divine intervention as well. 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.

  • Day 4

    Next you can plan a day trip to Lonavala or Khandala or Mahabaleshwar or Malshej Ghat. You can opt for either of these destinations or all of them if you have ample time in your hands as all of them require a full day trip as you have so much to explore when you visit them. You may hire a private cabs or taxi for covering these destinations and it take around 2 hours of travelling time for each of them.  

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