Explore Maharashtra's Cultural Capital From Your Couch: 5 Virtual Tours Of Pune's Best Spots

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From Shaniwar Wada to Aga Khan Palace, Maharashtra's history and culture is wide and rich. While we're all staying home in the midst of a pandemic and are unable to make any travel plan successful, we though why not let you tour Pune - the cultural capital of Maharashtra - from your couch? 

Here are 5 spots you can explore in Pune virtually:

Aga Khan Palace

Are you a history nerd? or just love old historic monuments? Well, the Aga Khan Palace is one of Pune's most famous tourist spots as the place fascinates the public not only for its lush green gardens but also for its historic value. This place was the same one where where Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi were once imprisoned. You can now visit the Aga Khan Palace from your home as they have introduced virtual tours and not just that, you can also see the lush greenary outside the palace including the tall trees and vast gardens on your screen. You can check out the tour here.

Dagduseth Halwai Temple

At these tough times, some of us turn to god and we understand that not being able to visit their temple can be frustrating. Known as one of Pune's biggest and most populat temples- Dagdusheth Ganpati is giving the option of a live darshan where you can seek bappa’s blessing virtually if not in person to help us survive this epidemic. 

Shaniwar Wada

Now how can we talk about iconic places in Pune and not mention Shaniwat Wada! This fort, right in the middle of the city in Shaniwar Peth is one of Pune's pride. Every tourist who comes to Pune doesn't leave without visiting Shaniwar Wada. During the time of this pandemic, you can visit this mystic, spooky and beautiful wada from the comfort of your home via their virtual tour here.

Sinhagad Fort

Missing your treks to the closest fort to Pune? You can still enjoy the views with this virtual tour of Sinhagad Fort on YouTube. It's essentially a video of the fort shot using 360-degree cameras. The fort also happens to be Pune's most visited hill fortress, and while trekking seems to be distant dream, enjoying the views of Pune from atop Sinhagad Fort don't have to be. 

We recommend frying kanda bhaji at home or making pithla bhakri to eat while you take this tour for a full Sinhagad Fort experience.

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum And Memorial

Dive into learning about the life of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar who wrote India's constitution and also fought for Dalit rights. You can know more about the life of this social reformer by taking a tour of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum And Memorial, which is on Senapati Bapat Road. The museum, library and garden are maintained by the Symbiosis Society and you can take a tour of the museum via its website