COOLEST PLACES: Best places to visit in Pune
June 3, 2019 Bonela Meena Kumari
Planning a trip to Pune? Then let us help you out by giving you the best places to visit in Pune!
Pune is the second largest and youngest city of Maharashtra state, which has great historical importance. You can explore many amazing places, enjoy having delicious and mouth-watering foods, and can experience a lot of cultures. The city is located in the Sahyadri Mountains and is surrounded by stunning sceneries. If you want to go on holiday to Pune, then this article will help you. Here, we have provided some of the best places in Pune which you should not miss to visit!
Sinhagad Fort: A Hill Fortress on South-West
Sinhagad is also known as the hill fortress located at 36Km away from the Pune City. This is the must visit place for the tourists. During the reign of Shivaji Maharaj, Sinhagad Fort was one of the top military outposts. You can enjoy authentic Maharashtrian food, panoramic views of the landscape, and have a wonderful time with your family and friends at this fort.
Aga Khan Palace
Aga Khan Palace, also known as Gandhi National Museum, is a part of the Indian Freedom Struggle. It was a prison for our national leader, Mahatma Gandhi during the Quit India Movement. This museum is also a memorial of the Mahatma Gandhi’s wife Kasturba Gandhi. The Aga Khan Palace is known for its architectural and historical significance. This palace is located on Nagar Road in Kalyani Nagar.
This palace was built by Shahaji Bhosale, the father of Shivaji. This palace consists of a great collection of oil paintings which shows us the life of Shivaji Maharaj. We can also see statues of Jijamata, the mother of Shivaji Maharaj. This place definitely gives a candid scene for our eyes. The palace is renovated and rebuilt from the remains of old Lal Mahal.
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
This museum was established in 1962, consisting of the collection of sculptures donated by Dr. Dinkar G. Kelkar to the Govt of Maharastra. The collection of 20,000 objects, mainly Indian Decorative items, is a great place to be amazed by the 14th-century sculptures.
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapathi Temple
This temple is devoted to Hindu God Ganesh where we can find a huge Ganesh idol. This modern temple was built by a famous sweetmaker and also a rich businessman, Mr. Dagduseth Halwai in 1893, in memory of his son, who has died of the plague. The elegant idol of Ganesh is made of 8 kgs of gold and surprisingly it is insured for a sum of ₹10 million.