around pune

In & Around Pune

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum-5.8kms

Dr.Dinkar G Kelkar established this museum in the memory of his son Raja who died when he was only 7 in 1962. The museum was donated to the maharashtra government in 1975. Dr.Kelkar personally collected 20,000 articles from all over the world to create a centre for artistic excellence. The collection is classified in 40 Sections. This museum is a must see for a visitor

Shaniwar Wada-4.9kms

Completed in 1732 AD at a cost of Rs.16,120. After the final Construction of this huge palace around 1,000 people used to stay in it. Down the centuries the original structure was destroyed by many natural and manmade calamities. Hazari karanje, a beautiful fountain was also the most important part of the decoration of the palace.The fountain showcases the example of the exquisite work of those time. This beautiful show exhilarates the history of the mighty Maratha rule under Peshwas.

Parvati Hill and Temple- 7.3kms

Being the highest point in Pun, this hillock is famous for giving a panoramic view of pune along with the four famous temples – Devdeveshwar, Lord kartikeya, Vishnu and Vitthal. Every temple has a place in the history of the Maratha Empire. Climbing the steep flight of 108 Steps of parvati is a regular exercise for Puneities

Osho International - 8.4kms

Osho International is located in a beautiful campus of marble walkwats, waterfalls and tropical gardens with exotic plant spiritual oasis offering multitude of possibilities for inner discovery and exploration. It provides a silence tour twice a day.

Aga Khan Palace -12.5kms

Kasturba Gandhi Smriti Mandir: The aga khan palace is a national monument of indias freedom movement =. Following the launch of QUIT INDIA MOVEMNT in 1942, Gandhiji and his wife Kasturba stayed at the palace from august 9, 1942 to may 6,1944. The palace is simple memorial to Gandhi and his life.

Saras Baug- 6.2kms

This is the best place to hang out in the evenings with pleasant lawns and well=lit fountains. During the early period the place was extremely famous for the sacred temple of Shree Siddhivinayak situated in the middle of the lake at the foothills of parvati and developed by Madhavrao Peshwa.

Pataleshwar Caves – 4kms

Pataleshwar Cave temple is also known as the panchaleshwar or bamburde. It is a rock cut excavation of the rashtrakuta period (8 th -9 th Century AD) The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva.

Tribal Museum - 7kms

This tribal Museum showcases the life of the maharstrian tribal communities and a visit to this outstanding museum is a must. Excellent documentation and photographs , artifacts of the life and customs of the very unusual tribal people of maharshtra are here.

Mahatma Phule Wada- 7kms

The Residence of great reformer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, it was built in 1852 in Gunj Peth.Mahatma Phule used to live here with his wife savitribai phule. The house is converted into a museum with photographs of mahatma phule an savitribai. The wada is a reminder of the 18 th and 19 th Century way of life of pune population.

Lal Mahal – 5kms

This is the palace where the great Maharatha king Shivaji spent his childhood. The palace was build by Shivaji’s mentor, Dadaji Kondev for Shivaji and his mother Jijabai.Visitors can see the small exhibition showcasing the history during the period of Shivaji Maharaj along with the statue of jijamata.

Chatursinghi Mata Mandir-0.1kms

This is one of the oldest temple in pune, which attracts thousands of devotees of Chaturshringi mata every year. Situated on senapati bapat road , the temple is built at the top of the hill. Along with the well built temple it is also decorated with a beautiful garden.

Dagdusheth Ganpati Temple -5kms

This is one of the most important temple in india. The temple attracts lakhs of devotees everyday.Everyday the arti is performed in the evening in the presence of many citizens. The number increases tremendously on the eve of ganesh chaturthi in the month and during the ganesh festival every year