Friday, August 19, 2011

Tourist Spots in Pune

Museum and Heritage Sites

Aga Khan Palace
Location: Nagar road, beyond Fitzgerald Bridge
Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
Remarks: Mahatma Gandhi was kept under house arrest here in the 1940s. His wife, Kasturba Gandhi died here.
Mahatma Phule Wada Website
Location:Ganj Peth Pune
Remarks: Mahatma Jyotiba Phule's residence. Dates back to 1852.
Parvati Website
Location: Near Swargate (About 0.5 Km from Swargate ST stand)
Timings: 5.00 am -8.00 pm.
Remarks: 103 steps climb to reach to temple and museum.
Pataleshwar Cave
Location: Jungli Maharaj Road, Next to Jungli Maharaj Temple
Timings: 08.00 am - 5.30 pm
Remarks: 8th century cave temples.
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Website
Location: 1377-78, Natu Baug, Off. Bajirao Road, Shukrawar Peth, Pune - 411 002
How to Reach: Take Tilak road and take turn towards Laxmi Road at cilai showroom. Around 200 m ahead there is a right turn. Go 50 m and the museum is on your left hand side.
Remarks: The museum is collection of artifacts by Padmashree Late Dr. D.G. Kelkar (1896 -1990), also affectionately known as Kaka. The museum is a collection about 21,000 artifacts which show everyday life of India.
Shaniwarwada
Location: Shivaji Rd, Shaniwar Peth, Pune
Attraction: A sound and light show everyday excluding Tuesday.
  • 7:15 pm to 8:10 pm ( Marathi Show )
  • 8:15 pm to 9:10 pm ( English Show )
Remarks: Built by Peshwa Baji Rao in the year 1729-30.
Shinde Chatri
Location: Wanowari Pune
Timings: 6 am - 9 pm
Remarks: Samadhi of Shrimant Mahadji Shinde. Rajasthani style architecture. Built in 1794.
Tribal Museum
Location: 28 Queens Garden, Next to Don Bosco bridge. Near the Pune main railway station.
Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Remarks: It shows the lifestyle of Maharashtra tribal communities mainly belonging to the Sahyadri and Gondhvana regions.
Park

Konark Park
It seems Konark park is closed down. Please check before going.
Location: 62/A/1,2,3 Pirnagut Road, Pune - 411044
Approach:
  • From Chandni chowk take the road towards Ambrosia/Manas Lake. It's little ahead of Ambrosia. on the right hand side.
  • From Pimpari Chinchwad, go to Hinjewadi. Take the road to Pirungut, which goes from next to Wipro. This takes to Pirungut chowk. Take a right towards Chandni Chowk. Konark will come on right hand side before Ambrosia.
Timings: 11am to 6 pm (All days)
Remark: Collection of birds by Dr. Jog.
Sarasbaug
Location: Near Swargate.
Remarks: There is a ganpati temple also there. Good enjoyment facilities for kids also,
Zoo

Rajiv Gandhi Zoo
Location: Pune Satara Highway Near the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University.
Timings: 10:30 am to 6 pm (Wednesday closed)
Remarks: Also house to a variety of snake species.

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