Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, proclaims the rich legacy of history and culture. Hundreds of places in and around the city give you a call. Pleasant climate throughout the year, easy means of transport and amiable and hospitable people of Pune make your Pune travel a pleasure trip. Here follows some information about the places to visit in Pune.
What you have to do at the outset is decide your interests and hence preferences. There are hundreds of historical places, forts, picnic spots, museums, parks, worship places, water parks, amusement parks, regal hotels and royal resorts in and around the city.
When you badly need a change from your daily mundane hurries and worries, plan a wonderful picnic to places like Bhatgar Dam, Baneshwar, Bhuleshwar, Karle, Bhaje and Bedse Caves, Khadakwasla Dam and many more. How can you miss world famous hill stations like Matheran, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani, not far away from the city?
When I underline the historical importance of Pune, loads of places which stand as a testimony to the glorious history of Maharashtra make me do that. Visit you must Shaniwar Wada, the witness of the grandeur and the gory of the Peshwa Empire. You can visit Lala Mahal, the site which saw the thrilling encounter between King Shivaji and Shahistekhan. Phule Wada, Kesari Wada and Aga Khan Palace are the places hallowed by the serene presence of Mahatma Phule, Lokmanya Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi respectively. You can go and pay homage to the memories of these great men. Moreover, forts near Pune like Sinhagad, Raigad, Torna, Pratapgad, Shivneri and Lohagad will surely make you experience the past glory of the great Maratha Empire.
Parks in Pune are a special attraction. These are the places which enhance the beauty of the city. Bund Garden, Empress Garden, Kamala Nehru Park, Osho Garden, Peshwe Udyan, Pu La Deshpande Park, Rani Laxmibai Udyan, Sarasbaug and Sambhaji Park are some of the must visit parks in the city.
Museums in Pune are an added attraction. These are the storehouses of the rich legacy of history and culture that the city boasts of. As far as I know, there are seven important museums in Pune which you must visit. These are Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum, Mahatma Phule Museum, National War Museum, National Film Archives Museum, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Tilak Museum and Tribal Museum.
Places like Bhide Resorts and Water Park, Kumar Resort and Water Park, Ghadge Botanical Farm House, Manas Holiday Resort, Sanskruti Resort, Splash Mountain and Shantivan Lake are the famous weekend getaways. If you are a food connoisseur, hotels like Le Meridian, Sun-N-Sand Hotel, Taj Blue Diamond, Gordon House, Aurora Towers, Oakwood and Farmer’s Inn are going to give you everything that you want. For more information check Pune Hotels.
There are many more places to visit in Pune and you definitely cannot go to all of them in one visit. So keep coming to Pune and explore the city with all your senses awake.