Since Pune is the second largest state of Maharashtra, it is the hub multifarious activities and is quickly evolving into one of the prime cosmopolitan cities of India. Pune was initially the headquarters of that of the Peshwa dynasty in Maharashtra, So all-in-all Pune is absolute treasure house of tourist attractions as well as things to do that are going to keep you on your toes all through your visit to this city of Pune. To reach the city, you can take a road trip from Mumbai to Pune.
You know what, the people, the places and even the weather is going to persuade you to explore all these tourist attractions that are considered to be must visit in this city. For your stayover, you can ensure cosy rooms in Pune jw Marriot for a comfortable experience. Anyhow, for now, have a quick peep into some of the wonderful and fulfilling spots of this city.
Aga Khan Palace
In case you are a history buff then you are at the right spot. This is a destination was constructed in the year 1892 by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III. The palace is actually a witness to massive incidents of Indian history. The palace is a spectator to the discharge of famine-stricken locals, that of the custody of Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi, and even that of also Mahadev Desai and even Sarojini Naidu and the passing away of that of Mahadev Desai and even Kasturba Gandhi. The prime palace has been transformed into Mahatma National Memorial and wherein wonderful paintings and photos showing the life of Mahatma Gandhi have been conserved. So, you must explore this historic charm once in Pune.
Once used to be the home to the great Shivaji Maharaj, Lal Mahal or that of even known as Red Palace is among the most well-known and loved tourist attractions in Pune. Shivaji Maharaj’s father Shahaji Bhosale is believed to have established this for his beloved wife Jijabai and son Shivaji. Jijamata Garden in this splendid palace compound is a peaceful and really lovely play area. Shivaji’s famous war with that of Shaista Khan is considered to have happened here in which in order to save his childhood house, Shivaji actually cut the fingers of Shaista Khan while he was simply trying to escape the palace. Major occasions from the childhood life of Shivaji can be witnessed here in the shape of graphic representations on the walls.
It can truly be named the milestone of this city. Going back to the year 1736, this palace was constructed by Bajirao Peshwa I, hence one can easily take it as a crucial evidence of magnificent history of Peshwa Rule in Pune. The palace clearly and confidently claims of five gateways, nine mainstays, sophisticated wooden pillars and even that of course lattice work. There has been myriad of tales associated with this huge palace and don’t skip that it can take you down on the path to that of golden era of Peshwas.
It is a wonderful sight to cherish. The regal Sinhagad Fort is actually flying on one of the distant cliffs of that of Bhulaswar Range of Sahyadris. The fort is actually considered to be built a few years ago and has manifold tales and myths attached to it. Although, in the present time the fort lay in shells, it is apparently one of the finest reflections of the superb time of Pune. Once you are looking for a great experience that has a mistic and charming touch to it; visit this fort.
Dagaduseth Halwai Ganpati Temple
Ah, this is one of the most popular temples in the city and that of even in the entire state of Maharashtra. It cannot simply be missed in case you are in Pune. This temple is devoted to Hindu God Ganesha and was constructed by Dagduseth Halwai, an honest and devout being. You can easily and effortlessly experience a lot of peace and spirituality at this place.
It is a Hindu temple that is situated on the Slope of a hill on the Senapati Bapat road. The temple is clearly a great 90 feet high and 125 feet stretched structure that includes the shrine of the Goddess Chaturshringi. One has to climb one hundred steps to reach the shrine of the goddess that is believed or is said to be a sign of faith and power. The temple complex even includes shrine of the Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga as well. This encompasses miniature idols of Ashtavinayaka that actually are all spotted on four diverse mounds. Goddess Chaturshringi is believed to be the reigning goddess of that of Pune because of which this is a main tourist hub in the entire city. You can see an impressive footfall at this spot.
Pataleshwar Cave Temple
Now, this dating to the 8th century, Pataleshwar Cave Temple fascinates tourists and architecture buffs from both far and wide. The temple is carved out from a single wonderful rock and includes the God of the Underworld (Patal). The carvings as well as that of drawings from more than a millennium ago add splendour to the colossal creation. The seating arrangement within the temple offers you sufficient space, silence as well as time to wonder about the real magnificence of this structure. The museum at this spot possesses has a single preserved grain of rice with five thousand letters inscribed on it. It is something awe that has been recognized by even the Guinness Book of Records. Once you visit this spot, you would take back many new and different moments with you.
Parvati Hill Temple
Now, climbing to 2100 feet above the sea level in the Western Ghats, Parvati Hill Temple, situated at the top of the mound, is respected as one of the most attractive places to visit in Pune. It is even amidst the oldest heritage structure constructed by the Peshwa dynasty. The hill can actually be mentioned as an alliance of temples considering the huge number of temples that it includes.
So, you should check out the cosy rooms in Pune jw Marriot to ensure that you have a comfortable, luxurious and relaxed experience. After all, if your stayover is not comfy, your exploration of different tourist spots would be half-hearted.