5 Places to Visit in Pune
Pashan, A Suburb of Pune
Pune, a vibrant metropolis, is the second largest city in Maharashtra, India. It is a blend of spiritualism and capitalism. Pune is the cultural capital of Maharastra. The city is around 560 meters above sea level. This hilly city has a hot semi-arid climate. The average temperature is around 26°C. More than 3 million people live in this thriving city.
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How to Reach Pune?
Pune has an international airport, but it is not a major international airport. The city is well-connected by rail and road. Pune Junction railway station is the main railway station. The city has three major bus stations.
Hotels in Pune
Hotel Sagar Plaza
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The Central Park Hotel
The Pride Hotel Pune
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Places to Visit in Pune
Pune is a treasure house of tourist destinations. Here are the major ones among them.
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
This beautiful temple has a history of more than a century. Lord Ganapati's idol in the sanctum-sanctorum of the temple is 7.5 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
Very popular place in Pune City. The celebrations are on during Ganpati festival. The lighting and decorations are amazing to watch. Devotees visit this temple and seek blessings from lord Ganesha. Many mythological stories of lord Ganesh are usually narrated by the locales to visitors here.— Anil Chakravorty
Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati History
Dagadusheth Halwai was a trader and successful sweet maker. He lost his son in a plague epidemic in late 1800s.
Dagdusheth and his wife Lakshmi Bai went into depression due to this tragic event. Their Guru Shri Madhavnath Maharaj recommended to make an idol of Lord Ganesh and build a temple. The temple was completed in 1893.
This famous biographical museum is on the first floor of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission. It covers an area of around 930 square meters. The museum showcases the life and teachings of its founder Sadhu T. L. Vaswani, an educationist.
Darshan Museum Timings
ISKCON New Vedic Cultural Center
Located in Kondhwa, this beautiful Radha-Krishna temple is surrounded by hills. It is well-known for its holy and serene atmosphere.
This monument is located around 30 kilometers from Pune. Located at around 1350 meters above sea level, this fortresses has been a site of many bloody battles.
Pune-Okayama Friendship Garden
Located on Sinhagad Road, this beautiful garden is based on the famous ‘Korakuen Garden’ in Okayama, Japan. The garden is also known as Japanese Garden and Pu La Deshpande Park.
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