Places to visit in Pune, India, 2017

Top 7 Places to visit in Pune:

Places to visit in Pune India

Pune is a rambling city in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. There is a high population of students hence the epithet “College Town of India.” Expect a young atmosphere in the town, little surprise it’s fast becoming India’s next IT hub. A town so rich in history, the Peshwas (prime ministers) of the Maratha empire once habited there from 1674 to 1892. In search of a town with a perfect blend of medievalism and civilization in 2017? Travel to Pune and visit some of the places below!

Top 7 places to visit in Pune

Aga Khan Palace

aga khan

Aga Khan Palace: Talk about an eye-catching edifice with great historical significance then let’s talk about the Aga Khan Palace. Built by Shah Aga Khan III in 1892, it took 5 years and cost a whopping $18,000 back then. The palace is presently the headquarters of the Gandhi National Memorial. You get a peek into the life of the great Mahatma Gandhi in paintings, some of his personal belongings and even a shrine containing his ashes. The environment is so serene and oozes royalty. I would advise you to go with your camera as there will be so many memories to capture.

Shaniwar Wada

Shaniwar Wada

Shaniwar Wada: Another ancient building, originally built as a dwelling place for the Peshwas in 1732. The walls and ramparts stood despite an inferno in 1828 typical of an actual fortress. Daily light and sound shows are held every day in the mansion for tourists delight.

David Synagogue

David Synagogue: If you are a sucker for great architectural edifices, then you will marvel at this synagogue. Erected by David Sassoon in 1867. Now only Jews are allowed inside the synagogue but it does not take away its tourist attributes.

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum: While still in the beautiful town of Pune, you could hop into the Raja Museum to see some of India’s cultural heritages. There are several collections including paintings, sculptures, unusual objects and instruments dating as far back as the 14th century. It is one of Pune’s delights and an adventure you will cherish for a long time to come.

Osho Teerth Gardens

Osho Teerth garden

Osho Teerth Gardens: In need of an escape from reality or some air of tranquility, visit this amazing garden. A 5-hectare garden constructed in 1994, Osho garden makes you appreciate mother nature. The lawns are perfectly manicured, the birds, beautiful flowers, the flowing water sounds amongst others make you feel so much at ease.

Mulshi Lake and Dam

Mulshi Lake

Mulshi Lake and Dam: Opened in 1927, Mulshi is the name of a major dam on the Mula River in India. The dam run-off is used for irrigation and generating electricity. Mulshi Lake and environs have turned into a tourist destination in recent years. The scenic beauty is one of its primary appeals, nature lovers are going to have a swell time.

Panshet Water Park

Panshet Water Park: Kids are going to love this place. So many water related fun activities are carried out in this park like swimming, boat rides, kayaking etc. Ideal for relaxation.

The list above are some of the interesting places to visit in Pune and cherish in 2017

Amazing pictures by Ian D. KeatingAndrew WoodvineKristina D.C. HoeppnerHarald DeischingerChristian Croft and Arun Prabhu (Flickr, CC)

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