Let us take a look at some Must-Visit places in Pune.
- Shaniwar Wada Palace: It was built in 1732 and the home of the great Peshwas until 1818 after they lost to British East India Company. If you are planning to visit Pune then you should definitely visit this place. It was a 7 storeyed building. In that time this fort had a capacity to accommodate around a thousand people.
Location: Shaniwar Peth, Pune, 411030.
Timeing: 8 am to 6:30 pm every day.
Entry Ticket: Rs 5 for Indians & Rs 125.
- Aga Khan Palace: It was built by Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan in 1892. This place has a significant importance in Indian history as this palace was served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi, his wife and his secretary and Sarojini Naidu. Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai died in this palace. Today this beautiful palace holds a big collection of memories and it is a memorial on Gandhi where his ashes were kept.
Timing: Everyday 9 am to 5:30 pm.
Entry Fee: Rs 5 for Indian & Rs 100 for foreign nationals.
Location: Pune Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar, 411014.
- Dagdusheth Halwai Temple: One of the famous temple in Pune which is visited by lakhs of people every year. It was built by Dagdusheth Halwai who was a trader, businessman and a sweet maker. Construction of this temple was completed in 1893. The construction of temple was such that people could see the idol of Ganesha from outside.
Time: Everyday 6am to 11pm.
Location: Ganpati Bhavan, 250, Budhvar Peth, Shivaji road, Pune, 411002.
- Raj Dinkar Kelkar Museum: A beautiful museum with reference to the medieval history of India. This is a three-floored museum which displays different types of sculptures instruments, war weapons etc. It showcases different artistic materials found from different parts of India from the 18th and 19th century.
Time: Everyday 10 am to 5:30 pm.
Fee: Rs 10 for children below 12.
Rs 50 for adult above 12.
Location: Natu Baug, off. Bajirao Road, Shukrawar Peth, Pune 411002.
- Okayama Friendship Garden: This garden is spread across 10 acres of land and inspired by a 300 years old Japenese Korakuen garden that was developed by Ikeda Royal family in Okayama, Japan. It is also the biggest Japanese Garden located outside Japan. Waterfalls, a pond, lanterns, artificial hillocks and forest is the centre of attraction of this garden.
Time: 6:30 am to 10:30 am & 4pm to 8pm.
Written By: Tejas Purohit