Pune is one of the largest and the most significant cities in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Pune showcases the perfect amalgamation of the new and old India and boasts a rich history, vibrant Maratha culture, heritage monuments, forts, temples, caves, great restaurants, happening nightlife and an overall young atmosphere. The city has been called as the Oxford of the East as it is home to a number of International Universities. Pune is also an important IT Hub, education hub and a venue for major national as well as international events.
The best way to get a taste of the Maratha culture and the young lifestyle of the city is by indulging in some of the best Art and Cultural attractions in Pune, which include Shaniwar Wada Fort, Osho Ashram, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Tribal Museum, Aga Khan Palace, Vishrambaug Wada and Bund Garden. There are numerous ruined Maratha forts in the vicinity of the city that give us a glimpse into the rich past of the area. These include forts like Torna, Tung, Harishchandragad, Visapur, Tikona, Rajgarh, Raigarh and many more. Other top art and cultural attractions in Pune include Saras Baug, Bhimashankar Temple, Chaturshrungi Temple, Vetal Hill and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The ambient weather, thrilling road trips, numerous tourist spots, a vibrant lifestyle and a carefree atmosphere are just a few things that make Pune one of the best cities to travel and explore.
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Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Given Pune’s rich Peshwai history, one cannot miss Shaniwar Wada while contemplating a list of things to do in Pune. A 17th century creation, this heritage monument stands tall in the center of Pune throwing light on its rich history. A huge fire struck this fortification in the 18th century, destroying most of its interior structures. Howeve...
One of the five most worshipped Ganapti’s of Pune, Dagdusheth holds an unmovable place in the hearts of Punekars. An idol with eyes that almost look real, it is believed that this one fulfils all wishes. With a very central location, in one of the oldest areas of Pune, the Dagdusheth Ganesh Mandir can be clubbed with another important attract...
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2170 Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
Pune sure has a lot of temples and gardens, the Saras Baug is one attraction that has both in one place! Placed in luscious lawns, and encircled by a water fountain, is a beautiful Ganpati temple that is one of the most celebrated temples in Pune. This has got to be on your list of things to do in Pune, given its serene characteristics and some sup...
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Bhimashankar temple, Khed, District Pune, Maharashtra 410509
04:30 am - 09:30 pm
One of the twelve major Jyotir linga sites in India, Bhimashankar Mandir is an ancient shrine in the Sahyadri Mountains. It is also the origin place of river Bhima that flows southeast and merges with River Krishna.
The journey to this absolutely blissful temple is full of adventures, surprises and unexpected treasures.
A legend of Lord Shiva slayi...
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Pune Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
Placed in the then suburbs of Pune, the Aga Khan Palace is one of the most attractions of Pune given its significant association with Mahatma Gandhi. Essentially a creation by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III, this palace was built to shelter the feminine-hit villagers of Pune’s suburbs. Its association with Mhaatma Gandhi comes with the fac...
Sri Balaji Mandir, also known as Sri Venteshwara temple is a temple based on the outskirts of Pune. It is a magnificent replica of the famous Tirupati Balaji Mandir in Thirumala.
Add the nearby Purandar fort and Baneshwar to your plan and you will have a wonderful one day visit figured out.
The temple was constructed by V.H. Group for a whooping am...
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New Vedic Cultural Center, Survey No 50, Katraj-Kondwa Bypass Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411048
04:30 am - 09:00 pm
ISKON New Vedic cultural centre is a temple situated in the suburbs of Pune near Kondhwa. It provides a picturesque view of the greenery around with enticing interiors. Murals depicting the life of Hindu god Krishna embellish the surroundings.
This ISKON centre which was earlier started in Camp has a larger spacious area here in Kondhwa. It was ina...
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1377-78, NatuBaug, Off. Bajirao Road, ShukrawarPeth, Pune - 411 002, Maharashtra, India
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
Home to some brilliant collections dating back to the 14th century, the Raja Dinkar Museum is in the memory of Dinkar Kelkar’s only son Raja. What you get to see here is a huge array of weapons, some exquisite fine jewelry, musical instruments and a lot more. Statistically, the 20,000 objects accommodated here are a collection over a whopping...
Perched in the hills of what are also called as Chatturshringi hills, this temple holds a lot of significance given the belief in its idol. Fulfilling all your wishes, the Chatturshringi Maata showers her blessings on you from atop a steep hill. There is a Ganesh mandir too at the bottom of this hill. The temple hills draw fitness enthusiasts form ...
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Parvati Hill, Parvati Paytha, Pune, Maharashtra 411009
04:30 am - 09:00 pm
A favorite spot of local fitness enthusiasts, the Parvati Hill is flocked to get some blood rushing in the mornings and evenings! Again, a creation of the Peshwa dynasty this attraction offers an unparalleled view of the city. A hike to the mountain rewards you with a blissful temple of Devdeveshwara along four others. The water tank atop the hill ...
As if taking you back to the stone age, the Pataleshwar Temple is one of the most striking attractions of Pune. Essentially this has got to be on your list of things to do in Pune if you want to witness some striking rock cutting, dating back to the 8th century. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple beguiled you with this mystic cool temperature and ...
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Balekilla Road, Pune, Maharashtra 412213
If you are a trekking enthusiast, you have to hike up the Rajgad Fort while visiting Pune. Located around 60 kilometres from Pune, the historical fort offers stunning views of the Sahyadri Mountain range. With a moderate difficulty level, some points of interest on the fort are:
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Ambegaon Budruk, Pune, Maharashtra 411046
05:30 am - 08:30 pm
Situated on a hill that offers an opportunity for a mini trek, The Jain mandir in Katraj is one of the famous tourist temples of the Jain faith in Pune. It is an excellent example of Jain architecture and the area oozes a divine aura and the surroundings are very tranquil. This temple contains a golden shaded idol of Lord Mahavir in Padmasana made ...
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Bhuleshwar Road, Pune, Maharashtra 412104
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bhuleshwar is an ancient Hindu temple located around 50 kilometres from Pune. This 13th Century temple boasts of a beautiful architecture along with intriguing and interesting carvings. Declared a protected monument, there is a quirky fact about the temple- if you offer a box of sweets to the Shiv Ling, sometimes; one or mo...
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Road1, Kondhur, Maharashtra 412107
12:01 am - 12:00 am
A relatively unknown tourist attraction in Pune, Neelkantheswar is nonetheless a very fascinating one. Set amidst the lush area of Panshet and Khadakwasla dams, Neelkantheswar is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. However, what is more fascinating about the area is not the temple but the hundreds of statues and idols of gods and goddesses enacting v...