PLACES TO VISIT IN PUNE
Pune is a sprawling city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It was once
the base of the Peshwas (prime ministers) of the Maratha Empire, which lasted
from 1674 to 1818. It’s known for the grand Aga Khan Palace, built-in 1892 and
now a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, whose ashes are preserved in the garden.
The 8th-century Pataleshwar Cave Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
SHANIWAR WADA PALACE
Shaniwarwada is a historical fortification in the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India.
Built-in 1732, it was the seat of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire until 1818,
when the Peshwas lost control to the British East India Company after the Third
Anglo-Maratha War. Shaniwarwada was a seven-storied capital building of the
Peshwas and they wanted the building to be made of stone alone. However, after
the completion of the ground floor, the people of Satara insisted that stone
monument can be sanctioned and built only by the Shahu King, not the Peshwas.
AGA KHAN PALACE
Yet another amazing landmark and one of the famous places to visit in Pune with
friends is the Aga Khan Palace which was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga
Khan III in 1892. In the history of India, this palace placed itself on a prominent
space as one of the biggest landmarks in India. As an act of charity, the palace
existed and the Sultan who built it wanted to help the poor in the region.
The mighty monument is an important part of Pune tourism and is also
considered to be a sparkling jewel in Indian history which had a close connection
with the Indian freedom movement since it served as a prison for Mahatma
Gandhi and his wife, his secretary, and Sarojini Naidu. Kasturba Gandhi and
Mahadev Desai, the secretary died in this palace
Peacock Bay is a famed place to visit in Pune, located as a part of Khadakwasla
dam’s lake and it is owned by the National Defence Academy in Pune. It is known
to be the nerve centre of all watermanship training programmes. A large number
of peacocks found near the location is the reason why it is called Peacock Bay and
This picturesque bay has all the facilities to train the cadets. It includes an
extensive arrangement of seamanship training equipment, sailing boats of all
sorts, speed boats, water skis, whalers, dinghies, windsurfers and cutters.