Pune is the second largest city in Maharashtra. But the most visited and loved by the tourists who have been coming here all year long. It is not just about the food that you eat but the picturesque beauty of the places that attract tourists from all over the world.
Let’s see what this city has for those who have never visited and have it in their bucket list. Because now could be the right time to check out the entry since you are going to be amazed by the places that we are going to list it down below.
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Shaniwar Wada is one of the most haunted places in the world. The two words are a combination of the Marathi Words meaning Shaniwar i.e. Saturday and Wada i.e. Residence. It was initially the capitol building of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire. Now you must be wondering to where you have heard the name of this fort before. Do take the pressure, we will help you. The reference was given about the fort in the blockbuster movie “Bajirao Mastani” by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The shooting of the fort was shown in the movie as well. It is an iconic historical building of the Peshwas.
2. Aga Khan Palace
Aga Khan Place is one of the most significant monuments in the history of India’s Independence. According to the history, Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu as well as Mahadev Desai were held prisoners here. It was built by Sultan Muhammad Shad Aga Khan III in the year 1892. He built it for the poor people at that time who were hit by famine. This 19 acre land filled with greenery is always filled up with tourists and marks as a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi and his secretary Mahadev Desai.
3. Shivneri Fort
Shivneri Fort marks as the birthplace of the very renowned Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire. This fort spreads up to about 1.6km with seven strong well-defended gates built to protect the Marathas from every corner. Shivkunj is the memorial of Shivaji Maharaj in front of which there is a building where Shivaji was born. A status of him is installed in the two-story building on the ground floor in front of which we have the water tank named, Badami. The place is significant because of the entire history behind the ruler of the Maratha Empire and also since we wanted to make this a Hindu Swarajya.
4. Sinhagad Fort
The fort is located 1,312 meters above sea level and was built about 2000 years ago. It is approx 32 KM away from the city of Pune. The most significant battle “Battle of Sinhagad” was fought here between the general of Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Mughals who were both looking to capture the fort. It is a place for huge tourists attractions not just because of its historical significance but also it attracts trekkers because of the distance it is situated on. Apart from this, there are much beautiful architectural building that makes it a place you could never miss to visit whenever you are in Pune.
5. Parvati Hill
Parvati Hill situated 2100 feet above sea level is a major tourist attraction. On the hills, we have the Parvati Temple which is one of the most beautiful places you would ever wish to be. One of the oldest heritages in the city of Pune that was built during the Peshwa Dynasty by the Peshwas.
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The main temple on the top of the hill namely Devdeveshwara that has been made from the Blackstone. There are other temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Vitthal, Rukmani, and Kartikeya. Besides the temples, we have the Peshwa Museum where Peshwa Bajiraos last his remain as his Samadhi and a water tank names Parvati that supplied water to half the city of Pune. The hill is mostly famous for its incredible view of the Sunrise and Sunset and the beautiful view from above.
Summary & Conclusion
These are some of the most renowned places you can visit whenever you decide to go on a trip. Take some good number of days because every place will need ample time to enjoy and learn too and of course do not forget to take some incredible pictures. Check out our popular post in case you want to explore wonders of India
We will love to know your experience, so do share about the trip and places that we have not visited yet and are worth mentioning.
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About Kanika Modi
Kanika is a writer and a person who believes that dreams come true only when you work for it.
She has been writing blogs for years and her passion for writing has made things better both in life and career.
She loves to connect with inspiring people and loves watching football. She document her travel stories in India travel blog TravelEscape.