Things to do in Pune

Pune is known as the sprawling city of Indian and once used to be the capital of Peshwas.

Now known as the student’s hub, this city is famous for its pleasant weather and climate.

If you are in Pune, here are few things you should not miss out

  1. Aga Kha Palace
  • built in 1892, this graceful building was intended to be the source of employment for the famine struck villagers
  • many freedom fighters were imprisoned here including Gandhi
  • it acts like a museum now a days
  1. Sinhagad Fort
  • also known as Lion’s Fort and is situated on the hill top at 800m above
  • a strategic fort, allowing control over important trade routes and offers protection behind its safe walls
  • the fort comes alive with beautiful waterfalls and lush flora during monsoons, making it a hotspot for trekkers and hikers
  1. Shaniwar Wada
  • once the seat of Peshwa governance , this massive architecture is a finest example in itself
  • built by Peshwa BajiRao 1, this massive building covers and an area of 625 acres and contains several forts and fountains
  • once it used to be the standing testimony to the grandeur and valour and now also signifies the Maratha’s glamour
  1. Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple
  • a divine place of worship has idol of Lord Ganpati which is 2.2 meters high and 1 meter wide and is adorned with 40kilos of Gold
  • the temple was built by Shri Dagdusheth Halwai 125 years back
  • every year Lord Ganpati comes out of the temple during Ganeshostsava
  • the temple is believed to fulfill all the wishes
  1. Parvati Hills Temple
  • it offers a sweeping view of the city of Pune
  • the hill is a brags of beautiful views away from the hustle and bustle of the city with its pleasant climate
  • you will find several Hindu Gods and Goddess like, Shiva, Parvati, Vishnu, Rukmini, Vitthal, Vinayaka, Parvati
  • the hill can be accessed by climbing 103 stones steps which were originally designed to allow elephants to ascend and descend

Shikha Aakash

Shikha is an decorated Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the tech industry. She is also a part-time IAS aspirant trying fighting to fulfill her dreams. Her preparation efforts make her a keen observer and a clear thinker. She uses her columns usually to express her opinions about her observations of the world and raises important questions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *