Places of Attraction in and around Pune

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#1 Mar 3rd, 2014, 20:22
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1) University of Pune: It is located on Ganeshkhind road.& is spread over a 400 acres campus. It is also home to IUCAA, an institute for astronomy.

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2) Chaturshringi Temple: This temple is located on Senapati Bapat road on a small hill. It is very close to the Pune university. One has to climb around 170 steps to reach the temple.

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3) Pataleshwar: This is a rock cut cave temple located on the Jangli Maharaj road. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva & is declared a protected monument by the Archeological Survey of India.

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Jangli Maharaj Mandir
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The Newly Renovated Thorat Chowk in Model Colony
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Lakaki Lake in Model Colony
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Chittaranjan Vatika in Model Colony
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Agriculture College on Ganeshkhind Road
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4) Shaniwar Wada: It was the headquarters of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha empire. It is located in the heart of the city in Kasba Peth. A major fire destroyed most of the structure long ago. But well manicured lawns & bastions around the place make it a good tourist spot.

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Nava Pul near Shaniwar Wada
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5) Kasba Ganapati Temple: It is the ‘gramadevta’ of Pune & as the name indicates is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This temple was built by Jijabai, the mother of Chattrapati Shivaji, the most popular ruler in Maharashtra. It is located in Kasba peth.

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6) Tambdi Jogeshwari Temple: It is located in the heart of the city in Budhwar peth.
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Good information & nice pictures. Thanks.
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7) Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple: This temple which is located in Budhwar peth is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the most popular deity in Maharashtra. This temple is extremely popular & is visited by lakhs of pilgrims every year.

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Dagdusheth Halwai Lord Dattatraya Temple
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8) Sarasbaug: It is located in the heart of Pune city. This twenty five acre garden complex also houses a Ganapati temple. It was built by the peshwas of the Maratha empire. A well organized exhibition showcasing various idols of Ganesha is located just behind the temple.

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9) Parvati: The Parvati temples are located atop a hillock in the heart of Pune city. One can get a panoramic view of the city from here. These temples were built by the Peshwas. There are 100 steps to reach the temple. The complex also houses a museum nowadays. The samadhi of Nanasaheb Pewha also lies on this hill.

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10) Mahalaxmi Temple: This temple is located opposite the Sarabaug.

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11) P.L. Deshpande Garden: This garden is located on the Sinhagad road. It is also known as the Pune-Okinawa friendship garden. It is aptly named after the most popular personality of Maharashtra. ‘Pu La’ as he was fondly called was a writer, orator, singer, actor, harmonium player all rolled into one. This garden is very picturesque & extremely well maintained.

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The Ohil David Synagogue on Moledina road in Camp

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12) Raja Kelkar Museum: This museum is located off the busy Bajirao road in the heart of Pune city. This well known museum contains the collection of Dr. Dinkar Kelkar who handed his collection to the department of Archeology & is dedicated to his son ‘Raja’. This three storey building houses various artifacts from the 18th & 19th centuries.

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Thanks Ashgirl
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