Top Historical Places in Pune

Are you looking to explore the history of Pune through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Pune including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Pune. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Pune ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Pune, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Pune for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Pune with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Shaniwar Wada

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    Every city has a historical monument that defines it. Pune’s such main landmark building is the Shaniwar Wada. The seat of Indian politics in the Peshwa period, it has become a symbol of Maratha glory. It is an expansive, charming palace with gardens and fountains. It was originally built as the residence of Peshwas, the great generals of Maratha Empire. The foundation was laid by Bajirao...Read more
  2. Sinhagad Fort

    Tags: Landmark, Hiking Trail, Historical Site, Picnic Spot

    Reminders of the historic battles of the Marathas follow you while you stumble across the windswept ruins on the Sinhgad fort. This fort, 25 kms outside Pune, is a beloved weekend spot of Punekars and Mumbaikars alike. Sinhgad is significant for the memorials of Tanaji Malusare and Chhatrapati Rajaram. Rajaram, the younger son of Shivaji was the third coronated king of the Maratha Empire. Tanaj...Read more
  3. Bhimashankar Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    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 slaying the tyrant Bhima is narrated by the locals. ...Read more
  4. Aga Khan Palace

    Tags: Museum, Palace, Architecture , Heritage Building

    The Aga Khan Palace is one of the important monuments in Pune that gives you a glimpse in the freedom struggle of India. Located on the river Mula, it is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi who were on house arrest here. The Palace was built in 1852 by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. The place became vital in the Independence movement when Gandhiji, his w...Read more
  5. Pataleshwar Cave Temples Image

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Cave, Ancient Ruin

    The Pataleshwar cave temple is one of the most scenic historical monuments in Pune. It has an exotic, ancient look with an incomplete poetic feel to it. Very few people visiting the crowded Jungli Maharaj road are aware that this serene monument situated right there in the heart of the city. This temple has been carved from a single rock. Its history dates back to the 8th century AD and it bear...Read more
  6. Rajgad Fort

    Tags: Temple, Outdoors, Fort

    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: Bale killa Sanjeevani Machee Padmavati Temple Padmavati Machee Pali Darwaja Rajgad Fort also provides fantastic nig...Read more
  7. Bhuleshwar Temple Image

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Historical Site

    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 more of the sweets disappear, as if the lord has ...Read more
  8. Kirkee War Cemetery

    Tags: War Memorial, Cemetery

    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.
  9. National War Memorial Southern Command

    Tags: Museum, War Memorial, Specialty Museum

    Also known as the National War Memorial, the National War Museum is dedicated to the brave Indian soldiers who lost their lives during various battles. The only war memorial in South Asia constructed by using funds raised from the general public, the museum premises has on display a MIG 23 BN aeroplane that was used in the Kargil War. Apart from the aeroplane, the museum has exhibits such as ba...Read more
  10. Shinde Chhatri

    Tags: Temple, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 blend of Rajasthani and British styles of architect...Read more
  11. Fort Jadhavgadh

    Tags: Hotel, Museum, Outdoors, Entertainment

    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 area An in house spa An in house museum Other act...Read more