India - Pune City Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Pune City Information

Pune is located in the Sahayadri Hills, near the west coast of Maharastra. It is a fascinating city with a healthy climate all year round.

It is also one of the biggest industrial towns of Maharashtra. Known as the automobile city, it is also famous for education and OSHO Communes of the Rajnesh Ashram.

Places of Interest:

Aga Khan Palace or Gandhi National Memorial - The Palace is built by Imamsultan Muhammad Shah Agakhan in Italian style. The exhibition has the information of Gandhi's life and career.

Osho Commune International - Founded by Osho Rajneesh, it is the Commune which attracts thousands of visitors each year who wish to take part in the meditation courses organized by the Ashram.

Shindyanchi Chhatri - This memorial is dedicated to the great warrior Mahadji Shinde, the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army.

Pataleshwar Cave Temple - Pataleshwar Cave Temple at Shivaji Nagar is century rock-cut temple, made of a massive single rock with huge pillars, a Shiva shrine and a Nandi bull.

Parvati Hill and Temples – The Parvathi temple is on the southern outskirts of the town on a hill top. It has a museum with the portraits of heroes of the Peshwa dynasty, besides old manuscripts, weapons and coins. The temples of Ganapati and Kartikeya are also there.

Khunya Murlidhar Temple - The Krishna temple in Sadashiv Peth is popular with the deity of Radhakrishna idol made in marble.

Lal Deval Synagogue - It is a red-brick-and-stone structure built in the English Gothic style, resembling a church. 

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum - The museum has the personal collection of around 17000 artifacts by a single man, Shri Dinkar Gangadhar.

Museum of Arthropoda - The museum has the collection of the multi- legged varieties - lobsters, prawns, crabs, worms, beetles and cockroaches.

Tribal Museum - The museum documents the cultures of Maharashtrian Tribal communities, particularly those from the Sahyadri and the Gondwana region.

Tilak Smarak Mandir - Tilak Smarak Mandir is built to commemorate the great freedom fighter and social reformer Lokmanya Tilak.

Kesari Wada - It is the home of the Kesari newspaper started by Late Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. 

Saras Baug - It is a popular place for evening strolls.

Bund Garden - Bund Garden constructed by Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy has boating facility and a well-designed jogging track.

Katraj Snake Park - It has a collection of reptiles, birds and turtles.

 

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