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Monday, December 7, 2009

Travel Destinations Of 'Pune' India


Pune is a pleasant travel destination to spend a quite holiday. Situated in the southern part of Maharashtra, Pune is a calm and peaceful city. It offers a comfortable respite from the busy life of Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra.

This beautiful city has many exotic locales attracting innumerable tourists. Pune is famous for the Osho Commune International, which was the home of Osho Rajneesh. This ashram attracts a large number of people to Pune from around the world to practice Osho's new-age meditation techniques.

Pune is also well-known for its internationally acclaimed educational institutes. There are many reputed institutions here like the Film and Television Institute of India, Armed Forces Medical College, National Defense Academy and Symbiosis Educational Society.

Pune was the capital of Maratha Empire in 1750 during the reign of great Maratha warrior Shivaji. Pune was also under the charge of Nizam of Hyderabad for a short period. Later, the British occupied it in 1817, who tried to develop Pune as the summer capital of Maharashtra and a military cantonment. Today, Pune is known for its natural beauty and rich heritage.

Travel destinations Pune attracts tourist through the year.The Agakhan Palace is one of the major tourist attractions in Pune. This palace is famous due to the fact that the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi along with his wife Karturba Gandhi and Mahadeobhai Desai were imprisoned here in the year 1942, while participating in the "Quit India Movement".

Shaniwar Wada Palace is another major attraction of Pune. It was built by Balaji Rao (the grandfather of the last Peshwa) in 1736. Today, only the massive outer wall of the Palace is left as the rest of it was burnt down in 1827.

This is an ashram of Osho, also known as Rajnish. It is located in Koregaon Park and is spread over an lush green area of 24-acre. It is described as the "spiritual Disneyland for disaffected First World yuppies" by the Wall Street Journal.

Sinhagad is also known as the Lion Fort and is situated around 25 kilometers southwest of Pune on top of a steep hill. This fort is now almost in a finished condition.

Raigad is situated at a distance of around 126 kilometers from Pune. Shivaji was crowned at Raigad in 1648 and he also died here in 1680. This fort is located on an isolated hilltop, from where you can get a breathtaking view of the Western Ghats.

Check out various pune hotels facilities available in Pune city of Maharashtra, India.

List of hotels in pune :

The Senator : 54, Lok Manya Colony, Opp. Vanaz Factory,Baud Road, Kothrud, Back Side Saiyadree Hospital,Pune-41103

Taj Blue Diamond : 11 Koregaon RoadPune - 411 001

The Pride Hotel
Best Western Pride Hotel, 5 University RoadShivajinagarPune- 411005

Sun-n-Sand Hotel : 262, Bund Garden RoadPune - 411 001


Aditi Malhotra said...

Yeah you are correct it is among of the pleasant place where everyone want to visit in his life. You have written very nicely about this topic, keep sharing your thoughts with all.

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