Five Beautiful Tourist Spots In Pune Every Local Person Needs To See

Ishita posted on 20 June

Ten-Second Takeaway

Apart from having the best places to chill with your squad, the city also has a list of must-visit tourist spots! All these places will keep you on your toes through your day-out in the city. For those that dig history to dreamy nature lovers, these need to be ticked off your bucket list.

Aga Khan Palace

Considered to be one the most spectacular landmarks in Indian history, if you are one of those history buffs you must know that The Aga Khan Palace was built in 1892. The Aga Khan Palace is a testament to the architectural wonders of a bygone era.

Take a walk down the history lane and you’ll find that it served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi and other noted freedom fighters during the Indian Freedom movement. While it comprises of Italian arches, sprawling green lawns, it also has huge hallways that now house many photos and portraits that depict the lives of our freedom fighters.

#LBBTip: The place gets too crowded on historic and significant days. They even have huge prayers every morning. Score Khadi and handloom textiles at a quaint little shop inside for really good prices.

Monument

Pune Nagar Road, Palace View Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

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Shaniwar Wada

Yet another one for history lovers! Shaniwar Wada served as the seat of power for Peshwa rulers of the Maratha Empire. This magnificent architectural marvel was an extravagant fortification effort made by Peshwa Baji Rao I in 1732, following the victory in the Third Anglo Maratha War.The fort was destroyed by a fire, since which it has functioned as a tourist attraction comprising of grand armoured gates, massive palaces and a beautiful fountain.

The fort was destroyed by a fire, since which it has functioned as a tourist attraction comprising of grand armoured gates, massive palaces and a beautiful fountain.

#LBBTip: While you are within the premises, make sure to stick with your friends, as this day out place has a number of different gates. There is also a garden inside, that you will love for it’s scenic beauty.

Monument

Shaniwar Peth, Pune

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Sinhagad Fort

A 30kms drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city takes you to the Sinhagad fort. Thanks to its significant location on the Bhuleshwar Range of the Sahyadri Mountains, it serves as an excellent destination for trekking.

Not only do you get to enjoy pleasant weather, you witness grandiose architecture and the scenic beauty of the Sahyadris. A treat for both history lovers and nature lovers!

#LBBTip: Try to park you car a little away from the fort. Make sure to carry an umbrella on the trek for any sudden showers. This place is best enjoyed during the rains.

Tourist Attractions

Sinhagad Ghat Road, Thoptewadi, Maharashtra

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Chaturshringi Temple

A Hindu temple located on the Slope of a hill on the Senapati Bapat road. It houses the shrine of the Goddess Chaturshringi. One has to climb 100 steps to reach the shrine of the goddess. The temple complex also includes shrine of the Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga. Goddess Chaturshringi is said to be the reigning goddess of Pune because of which this is a major tourist hub in the city. Head out for some peace.

#LBBTip: The 100 floors can be a task, and hence, always carry water and some food along-with you. It usually is crowded, so try to make it an early day.

Religious Establishments

Senapati Bapat Road, Pashan, Gokhale Nagar, Pune

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Parvati Hills

One of the most scenic locations in the city! The hillock rises to 2,100 feet above the sea level. Atop this hillock is a Parvati temple. The hill has more than 100 steps! Once you are up, the panoramic beauty is breathtaking.

#LBBTip: There are many temples once you reach up. Don’t forget to click pictures from the top!

Tourist Attractions

Parvati Paytha, Pune