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Things to do in Pune

Best attractions to visit in Pune

1. Aga Khan Palace - Pune

Aga Khan Palace

The Aga Khan Palace is also known as the Gandhi National Museum and is a part of the Indian freedom struggle. It served as a prison for national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi during the Quit India Movement in 1942.The Aga Khan Palace was donated to India by Aga Khan IV during 1969. The museum also serves as a memorial wherein the remains (samadhi) of Mahatma Gandhi’s wife, Kasturba Gandhi rest in peace. The palace was built in 1892 by Sultan Mohammed Shah, Aga Khan III. When taking a trip to Pune, the Aga Khan Palace is a must visit as it is known for its historical as well as architectural significance.

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2. Lohagad - Pune

Lohagad

A beautiful fort in a beautiful location, good roads to the base and an easy climb make Lohagad fort one of the more popular destinations to visit close to Pune. But thankfully, it has survived the commercialisation and the mess that Sinhagad fort has been subjected to. The fort is still in a good condition and relatively clean. Many of the structures on the fort are still intact and climbing the fort would give you the feeling of actually climbing a fort rather than walk on “made in 21st century” concrete steps! This is the fastest way to reach the base village. Go on the expressway from Pune. When the Sinhagad institute appears on the side of the highway, look out for an exit from the road

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3. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum - Pune

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

When entering the historical center everybody is invited by the resplendent wooden curve portraying Agni and Indra and the dynamite lamps.The fundamental fascination of the gallery is the Mastani Mahal which likewise delineates a couple of the exceptional shows. There are 21000 collectibles to be shown among which 2500 is on open show since a hefty portion of them have been ruined. A venture called Museum 2000 has been begun to make Dr.Kelkars dream of an instructive, recreational and social gallery work out and is in advance. This venture has been brought about by the Board of Management of the historical center and is going by the Chief Secretary to the State of Maharashtra and in addition different Govt.officials. When going to Pune this historical center is an absolute necessity look for all explorers and in addition history searchers.

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4. Shaniwar Wada - Pune

Shaniwar Wada

Shaniwarwada was the stately mansion originally built as the residence of the Peshwas. The foundation of the mansion was laid by Bajirao 1 in the year 1730 AD and construction was completed in 1732 AD at a cost of Rs. 16,120. Several additions were made to the palace like fortification walls with bastions, gates and court halls by his successors. What was once a seven storied structure was gutted by a fire in the palace.

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5. Shinde Chhatri - Pune

Shinde Chhatri

The Shinde Chhatri is a memorial constructed for the Maratha leader, Mahadji Shinde. The memorial is situated in Wanowrie and holds great importance for the Scindia (Shinde) people. It has a hall that happens to be the cremation spot of Mahadji Shinde and was built on 12th February 1974. The carvings and idols of saints in the temple are made of yellow stone and the sanctum has been constructed of black stone. The memorial bears an Anglo-Rajasthani style and showcases fine regional culture.

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