10 soothing places in Pune you can not miss

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A city where tradition, culture, and modernity coexist harmoniously, Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. A trip to Pune will keep you busy with its many cultural, historical, and adventurous attractions. Between itineraries and flights, remember to book one of the hotels in Pune, which is popular all year.

First on the list of 10 soothing places in Pune you can not miss is:


Shaniwar Wada Palace Light and Sound Show

Shaniwar Wada Palace
Shaniwar Wada Palace

The Shaniwar Wada Palace, built in 1732, was the Peshwas’ seat until 1818. It is a fine example of Maratha art and architecture. The palace was built with teakwood from Junnar’s jungles and stone from Chinchwad.

The palace has majestic gates, audience halls, pillars, and bastions adorned with intricate carvings, well-manicured gardens, and a lotus-shaped fountain. Enjoy the mesmerizing light and sound show that transports you back in time.

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Aga Khan Palace History

Aga Khan Palace
Aga Khan Palace

Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan built the Aga Khan Palace in 1892. After the Quit India Movement, Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi, and Mahadev Desai lived here. Kasturba Gandhi spent her last days here, and her memorial is said to contain both her and Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes.

The Gandhi Memorial Society maintains the palace and records all historical events. The complex has a museum hall with pictures, letters, books, and other memorabilia from Gandhi’s life.

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Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

Dagdusheth Halwai Temple
Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

The Dagdusheth Halwai Temple in Pune is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Shri Dagdusheth Halwai and his wife Lakshmibai founded the temple after losing their only son to the plague epidemic.

During the freedom struggle, Lokmanya Tilak wanted to foster a sense of unity and patriotism. The temple is highly revered and worth a visit when in Pune.

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National War Museum

National War Museum
National War Museum

The National War Museum is the only museum built entirely with public funds. The museum is located in a peaceful area of Pune Cantonment, away from the city’s chaos.

The MIG 23 BN used in the Kargil War is the museum’s most important exhibit. Another highlight is the INS Trishul warship replica from the Portuguese-Indian war. The stone galleries commemorate the lives of heroic soldiers who fought for the country over the years.

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Solace at Osho Ashram

Solace at Osho Ashram
Solace at Osho Ashram

While Pune has many attractions, the Osho Ashram stands out and is widely popular. For both foreigners and Indians, the sprawling ashram is a must-see destination.

The ashram accepts all visitors without discrimination, whether they are curious or seeking answers to worldly questions. You can visit the beautiful gardens, spa, and swimming pool, or take Osho Nadabrahma or Osho Kundalini courses. The registration process is lengthy so bring two passport-size photos and a valid ID.

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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum’s Mastani Mahal

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum's Mastani Mahal
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum’s Mastani Mahal

Like art, the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum means something different to everyone. This museum was founded in 1962 by Baba Dinkar Kelkar and houses rare 14th-century coins, sculptures, paintings, terracotta objects, weapons, and ammunition.

The Mastani Mahal, a recreation of the palace with original furnishings, is the museum’s highlight. The museum’s early collection included over 21,000 antiques, but only a small portion is on display today.

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Shop at Tulsi Baug

Shop at Tulsi Baug
Shop at Tulsi Baug

Is a holiday complete without shopping? No way! And what better way to spend an afternoon than on Tulsi Baug? The market is lined with shops selling brass, copper, jewelry, shoes, chappals, and other trinkets.

A hint… The market is reasonable, so don’t be afraid to haggle!

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Enjoy German Bakery’s Delights

German Bakery's
German Bakery’s

The German Bakery in Pune gained fame after the 2010 bomb blasts. But the city’s undying spirit has revived this iconic eatery. Come here for the beautiful, warm atmosphere and the lively locals. Their fish and chips, keema pao, and cold coffee are must-tries. Come late afternoon or early evening to experience Pune’s laid-back and chilled-out vibe.

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Paraglide in Kamshet

Paraglide in Kamshet
Paraglide in Kamshet

If you seek adventure, head to Kamshet, 50 km from Pune. The hamlet offers beginner to expert level paragliding. The trainers are very experienced, making it ideal for beginners. You can also sign up for a paragliding course here.

If you don’t like paragliding, you can also try rock climbing and water sports like rafting here. Allow yourself a full day to fully enjoy your trip to Kamshet.

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Trek to Lohagad Fort

Lohagad Fort
This is the wall of the Lohagarh Fort, also known as the “Iron Fort” in downtown Bharatpur. The fort is very austere, but withstood many attacks by the British in the 1800s. The fort contains a small city that is still very much lived in.

Lohagad Fort, 60 km from Pune, is a popular tourist and local trekking destination. The fort is a perfect blend of nature, architecture, and history. Lohagad Fort is also a popular place for beginners to try trekking because the route is relatively easy.

In the 18th century, a beautiful citadel was built on the fort. The route is beautiful, and many locals arrive by bike. The area is engulfed in lush greenery during the monsoon season.

You’re wrong if you think this is it! There’s more to see and do in Pune, whether you’re traveling alone, with a partner, or with friends.

Our list of 10 soothing places in Pune you can not miss ends here.

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