Pune is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Pune one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Pune is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Pune or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Pune. Explore the historical monuments of Pune with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Pune guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Pune page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Pune landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Pune.
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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...
Pune is Maharashtra’s cultural capital, so it is no capital that the city is full of heritage attractions. The Sinhagadh Fort is one massive fortress located in the rural district of Pune. Standing as a testimony to several battles fought atop it, the fort bestows you with a feeling of power and supremacy. The fort beguiles you with some migh...
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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...
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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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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402, Mula Rd, Khadki, Pune, Maharashtra 411003
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
A stunning and neatly kept cemetery, the Kirkee War Cemetery contains 1,668 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. The cemetery also has 629 First World War servicemen buried in the cemetery in unmarked graves. Within the cemetery you will find a War Memorial commemorating more than 1,800 servicemen who died in India during the First World War.
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Prince Of Wales Drive, Ghorpuri Lines, Dobarvadi, Ghorpadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411001
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Pune signifies the strong British rule that was very prevalent during earlier times. One of the most important commands of India, and the headquarter of Indian Army’s Southern Command, the Pune cantonment does not cease to cast a spell on you. Long been a favorite of locals for things to do in Pune on weekends, this area also known as Camp is...
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Wanawadi, Pune, Maharashtra.
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
Also known as the Mahadaji Shinde Chhatri, this memorial structure is architecturally stunning. Consisting of 3 shrines viz. the Shiva temple, the Maruti temple and the chhatri of Mahadaji Shinde (a brave and famous commander in Chief of the Maratha army), this place is a must visit for first time visitors to the city of Pune. With a blen...
A project undertaken by Panchshil builders, the Balewadi High Street is the place to be if hunger pangs are bothering you! Balewadi High Street offers shoppers a varied option of twenty-three high-end retailers for luxury shopping. With cutting-edge design, Balewadi High Street is an incredible fusion of design, art, fashion, food, leisure and busi...
Maharashtra's only Fort Heritage hotel, Fort Jadhavgadh Hotel and Resort is a must visit to experience unparalleled luxury.
Spread across 25 acres, features within the heritage hotel include:
Comfortable and lavish accommodations (including tent accommodations)
A temperature controlled swimming pool
A beautifully decorated and furnished dining are...