Pune, the capital city of Maharashtra, is an eighth metropolitan city in India. Pune is also known as Puna! The city is mix of potpourri and culture which makes for interesting sight-seeing within the city! Pune has many places to hangout. Here is a list of top few attractions in Pune without which a visit to the city would be incomplete!
Darshan museum – It is one of the famous tourist attraction and a must visit technological marvel in Pune. It is just an astounding place, after visiting it you won’t have words to express it. This museum is dedicated to a Sindhi saint and tells us about the life of saint through different activities. The museum remain open all days except on Thursdays; the timings of the shows are from 11 am to 7 pm, shows by the hour& Entry is free for everyone. Darshan Museum is closed on Independence Day, Anant Chaturdashi and Labour Day.
Mulshi Lake and Dam- It is surrounded by lush green mountains and a Mula river on which dam is constructed making it a pleasing surrounding. The Dam constructed here is used for irrigation and for generation of electricity. The beauty of the Dam gets deepened during monsoons as the surrounding becomes green covered by nearby bushes and lots of rains. It gives an eye- catching view of Western Ghats and it’s so peaceful to be there at the banks in order to enjoy the sound of the water and the beauty of the surrounding hills. It is an amazing drive from Pune to Mulshi dam and lake; you can opt for self-drive trip by renting a car. The roads are quite well- constructed and the whole way has enchanting scenic beauty with water moving along the road till a long distance giving a completely different feeling. One can have a glimpse of the big dam operated by Tata Power and visit nearby Cafe which has got good lodging and restaurant to relish the travellers.
Aga Khan Palace- Aga Khan Palace is one of the finest pieces of architectural beauty in the western India built in the year 1892 by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III. It is regarded as one of the greatest marvels of India and holds a special place for independence movement. Mahatma Gandhi was kept here as a jail convict with other freedom fighters, since that time it became one of the biggest landmark in Indian history. The exquisite palace is surrounded by the lavish green gardens & houses some of the extravagantly decorated guest rooms and suites which takes you back to the imperial past of the heritage structure.
Osho Commune International– It strives to fulfill Osho’s vision of ‘Zorba the Buddha’. A large number of visitors come to the Osho Commune International for short visits or several months to participate in the exhaustive programs or daily meditation of Osho Multiversity. All the activities, be it healing, therapy, sports or creative arts or preparing food held here are done in the context of meditation. Thus, it is regarded as an important centre of alternative living where people from all different countries and occupations come to experience meditation.
Bhuleshwar Temple – Bhuleshwar is a historical Temple which is located 10kms from Yavat village and 50kms from Pune off the Pune–Solapur highway (on Yavat- Saswad road). It is also famous for its stone carving and exquisite sculptures miracle that happens there. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is accompanied by idols of other Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Devotees of Lord Shiva must surely gather here mainly during Mondays and Mahashivaratri.