Pune showcases the perfect amalgamation of the new and old India. Pune is the 2nd largest city in the state of Maharashtra and is located on the banks of the Mutha River. The very place where ChatrapatiShivaji was raised, Pune has a rich history and many maharajas had built there palaces here. Previously the city was a famous recreational spot for the older generation who bought houses in the city to live in seclusion after retirement. But in recent times the tables have turned and the city witnesses a large influx of younger people in the city on the purpose of work and education. It is one of the fastest growing cities of India and is becoming the next IT hub. Pune is a go to place for student as the place is brimming with educational institutes established here and the city is thus popularly called the ‘Oxford of the east’.
Pune is said to be the cultural capital of the state of Maharashtra. One can familiarize themselves with Marathi culture, arts and crafts, music, and theatre. Pune culture reflects a blend of traditions with modernity, along with hosting classical shows. One can come across many forts and museums in the city. Just hire a car on rent in Pune and experience the rich culture.
If you are planning to visit some of the local attractions then it is best to book a cab in Pune as public transport is not that wide spread in the city. Some of the most sought after landmarks in the city are given below–
Aga Khan Palace- Aga Khan Palace is well known both for its architectural excellence as well as its historical significance. Spread over a vast land of 19acres, the palace is now the headquarters of the Gandhi National memorial society. Here, making khadi is still one of the prime activities.
ShaniwarVada– Standing tall in its full glory, Shaniwar Wada was once a stately mansion. Built as a dwelling for Peshwas, its foundation was laid by Bajirao I in year 1730AD. Today it gives a chance to peak into its great past.
Mulshi Lake and Dam– Mulshi Lake is formed in the catchment area of Mulshi dam. Known for its scenic beauty due to Sahyadri ranges, Koraigadh and Dhangad fort, it is a perfect gateway for nature lovers.
Osho Ashram– The Ashram is a tranquil place which brings you to your own centres of peace, meditation & oneness. The ideologies of Osho also can be found here.
One can easily find Innova on rent in Pune and can be easily booked for rides within the city as well as in the outskirts of the city. It is the best mode of travel if you are moving around with a large group of people. If you are devotee and looking forward to visit temples towns around the city then you are very luck. Some of the popular temple towns near Pune are Ranjangaon, Shirdi and Shirgaon. You can easily book Pune outstation cabs and reach your destinations.
Ranjangaon –Ranjangaon is situated only 53km away from the city and was earlier known as Manipur. According to legends it is believed that the city was created by Lord Shiva himself. The temple here is known as the Mahaganpati and is one of the ashtavinayakas of Maharashtra.
Shirdi– Shirdi is a must visit holy and pilgrim place by Sai Baba devotees. The small town is filled with religious spots and activities including Chavadi, Samadhi Mandir, Dwarkamai masjid, ShaniShignapur etc.
Shirgaon –Shirgaon is another temple town near Pune. Mahikawati temple of Vadry and Hanuman mandir of Tembhy are oldest temple in this village.