When you are in the city of Pune, whether on business or on leisure, a visit to the famous tourist spots of the great city is an absolute must. Pune is a quintessential town in Maharashtra. With beautiful scenery that adorns the city and reflects the cultural heritage of Maharashtra, Pune is also the growing city that accommodates Information Technology and many other business-oriented industries. The wonderful city has served as the birthplace of the Maratha Empire. The rich cultural heritage has made it the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Come visit the Queen of The Deccan and experience the charm of India’s rich heritage in Pune.
A Few Important Places To Visit In Pune
A prominent historical landmark in Pune, this majestic fortification was erected in 1732 and was the seat of the Peshwas who ruled the Maratha Empire until most of the fort was razed by the British in 1828. While the remnants have been transformed into a tourist site, common folklore suggests that the fort is haunted due to the tragic history of Peshwa Bajirao within these walls. A common rumour is that on a full moon night, some can hear the cries of help from young Peshwa Narayan. Hence most tourists prefer to visit this glorious landmark in the daytime.
Pashan Lake is one of the man-made marvels that make Pune such a popular tourist attraction in Maharashtra. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a surreal evening away from the daily clamor of city life. The picturesque lake dates back to the British times and initially it was built as a water reservoir to supply the local neighbourhoods. The banks of the lake are ideal as a picnic spot and some common activities in Pashan Lake involve boating and fishing. The lake also serves as a sanctuary to many rare and exotic birds such as grey heron, little egret, white-breasted kingfisher, open billed stork etc.
The Shinde Chhatri is a memorial dedicated to military leader Mahadji Shinde and it is one of the most important places to visit in Pune. Mahadji Shinde served as the commander in chief to the Maratha army under the rule of Peshwas from 1760 to 1780. The architecture of the building is its most important feature, as it resembles the architectural styles used in Rajasthan with a touch of English influence. It shows a picturesque blending of two different cultures as has been commonly seen throughout many historic monuments in India.
Bring Out The Foodie In You
Pune is a royal destination for centuries and it is known for its rich and yummy food culture. If you are looking for the best food hub in Pune, be sure to visit Baner - the foodie's paradise. From Teriyaki Chicken at Raasta Cafe to mouth-watering Maharashtrian cuisine at the Maratha Samrat, Baner offers a vast variety of restaurants as well as high-end bars and pubs. You can also indulge in a Mastani at Sujata Mastani or sip some exotic drinks at the revolving lounge in Area 51. If you are looking to relax and unwind without going too far from your room, head to the Boulevard Coffee Shop or The Merlin's Bar when you stay at The Orchid Hotel Pune.
For those of you seeking adventure and a break from the conundrum of daily life, Pune offers you the perfect opportunity to bring out the adventurer in you. Take a trek to Vetal Tekdi, the highest point in Pune located at 2600 feet. Adventure seekers come here in plenty to escape from the hustles and bustles of the city and it is a great morning trek location. Head down to the river Kundalika, the hub of adventure, and participate in the exhilarating art of river rafting. If you have the time, head to Lonavala, a beautiful hill station and the best site for camping near Pune. With so many places to choose from, you will be left in a total dilemma. Visit Pune today!
Pune has something to offer to everyone who comes for a visit. It is the ideal spot for a vacation in Maharashtra. When you visit the best places in Pune, why not visit the best Hotel in Pune as well? Book your stay at The Orchid Hotel Pune to enjoy a resplendent stay - the eco-friendly way. With resplendent rooms offering world-class amenities with premium service, turn your vacation in Pune into a staycation only at The Orchid - luxury Hotel Near Balewadi Stadium.