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A History Lover? Why Not Visit Pune!

4:25 AM Dhanur Chauhan 0 Comments

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word Pune? Life! It is probably the most laid back city in the country, with a rich heritage and a historical background that attract intrigued souls who love exploring places.

One thing that is special about Pune is its exuberance. And its people simply cannot help but fascinate outsiders profoundly with their cordial nature. In the midst of Maharashtra, this cultural hub is one of the best and the most visited tourist places of India.
There are plenty of tourist destinations to visit in Pune. If you have not visited this city yet, paying a visit at the following places would be completely worthwhile –
  • Shanivar Vada – Although you may not have visited the place yet, you still must have heard about it. Shanivar Vada is one of the most popular places in Pune and is regarded as the landmark of the city. Built in the year 1736 by Bajirao Peshwa I, this monument is regarded as one of the most glorious examples of the Peshwa rule in Maharashtra. The place exquisitely beautiful and you should not miss out on visiting it. The visiting time for this monument is from 8AM-6PM.
  • Aga Khan Palace – For history lovers, this place is no less than a heaven. It was built in the year 1892 by Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan III, and has witnessed a lot ever since. The place has witnessed the imprisonment of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi along with Mahadev Desai and Sarojini Naidu. Above all, it has also seen the death of Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai. Now the main palace has been converted into a memorial in the name of Mahatma Gnadhi where you can find plenty of pictures and paintings of Mahatma Gandhi and his life.
  • Osho Ashram – If you are looking for serenity and peace, you should visit Osho Ashram. The Ashram is great for people who want to find solace and peace. It has 40 acres of meditation land where you can do meditation, get massages, and undertake workshops and theaters, along with other events. The place is situated inside the Korgaon Park.
  • Sinhagad Fort – Situated at the isolated cliff of the Bhulaswar Range of the Sahyadris, the fort has a sight to cherish and plenty of local myths and stories surrounding it. The fort is at its ruins these days, but it still talks about the glorious years of Pune and its history.
  • Dagaduseth Halwai Ganpati Temple – The Dagaduseth Halwai Ganpati Temple is another auspicious place to visit in Pune. The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Lord Ganesha and is said to have been built by an honest and pious man called Dagaduseth Halwai. The place is an absolute bliss to be in, and you should definitely pay a visit here.
These are only a few places to visit in Pune; there are many more. The best thing about visiting Pune is that you can get an affordable accommodation for your stay almost anywhere you want. From B&Bs to cuddly home stays, from motels to Hotels near Tolani Maritime Institute, every accommodation in Pune is worth checking out, for a comfortable stay.

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