Pune is the 8th largest metropolitan city in India and 2nd largest in the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai. Pune city is famous for the great Maratha king Shivaji Maharaj. Pune is known as Queen of Deccan, Cultural capital of Maharashtra and Oxford of the east. Pune is one of the Historical cities of India with a glorious past, an innovative present and a promising future. Pune is also famous for Misal Pav.
Attractions of Pune
- This grand mansion was built in 1732 by Peshwa Bajirao at a cost of Rs. 16120 and have a historical rampart in the Pune. The area covered by Shaniwar Wada is about 625 acres
- This place is a major attraction of the Pune because in Shaniwar Wada you can find various forts and fountain, fortification walls with bastions, gates, a marvelous statue of Bajirao and the main entrance of the palace which is called the Delhi Darwaza, because of its faces the north and due to Bajirao’s ambitious of concurring Delhi.
3.The construction material brought from different places such as teak was brought from the jungles of Junnar, stones were imported from Chinchwad and Lime was brought from Jejuri.
Light and Sound show: A light and sound show set up at a cost of 1.25 Crore is the main attraction.
|Entry Fees||Rs. 5/- per head for Indians|
[appear]Rs. 25/- per head for Foreigners
|Timings of the Show (Everyday)||7.15 pm to 8.10 pm (Marathi Show)|
8.15 pm to 9.10 pm (English Show)
|Ticket Rate||Rs 25/- per head (Light and Sound Show)|
|Ticket Booking||Everyday 6.30pm to 8.30 pm (No Advance Booking)|
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple
Pune is home to some of the most auspicious temples in India. One of the Famous Temple is Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple Known as India’s most famous Ganesha Temple.
The story behind this temple is it was built by a businessman named Shri Dagdusheth, a local sweet shop owner, He was a good friend of Lokmanya Tilak and it is it is believed that his dedication in building the Ganesha temple inspired Tilak to start Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in Mumbai.
The temple is also famous for the fact that its idol has been insured for $160000.The temple trust is one of the richest trust in Maharashtra and involved in several charitable activities.
this temple is located at the centre of the city, local shopping market is also the nearby the temple. The Temple has very attractive construction. Jay and Vijay, this two-person made Marble catch the eye of all at outset. The construction is so simple, even you can see the Ganesha idol from the outside also. The idol is 2.2 meters tall and 1 meter wide and decorated it with 40 kilos of gold.[appear]
Daily pooja, abhisheka and aarti of Lord Ganesha are worth attending. You will notice beautiful Light decoration at Ganesha Festival. If you are planning on going to Pune you should visit the Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple.
Sinhgad Fort Previously known as Kondhana but after one of the most famous battles on Sinhgad was fought byThe great legend Tanaji Malusare, who was a general of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj of the Maratha Empire in order to recapture the fort on March 1670.
The amazing thing about this battle is a steep cliff leading to the fort was scaled in the dead of the night with the help of tamed monitor lizard named ‘Yashwanti’. The battle was between Mughal army vs Tanaji and his men, the battle was won by Tanaji Malusare but lost his life during the battle.
The Sinhgad Fort is located around 25km southwest of the city of Pune and is a very popular fort. The Height above sea level is 4320 feet. The people used to do trek over here. Hardly it would take 40-60 min to reach to the top of the fort.
The scenario will definitely mesmerize you during Sunrise and Sunset. You should try Zhunka Bhakri that you get at Sinhgad. Lush green views of the the surrounding region in the monsoon months will simply amaze you. You can find yourself above the cloud if you are LUCKY!!!!!!!