Pune Darshan

The palace is a testament to glorious architecture and will offer you a stunning visual treat. Built in the 19th century, the spectacular palace stands on sprawling lawns and boasts of five halls. Huge hallways and Italian arches feature throughout the structure. Apart from its structural beauty, there’s one more reason that firmly establishes this palace’s position among the historical places of Pune. The palace was used as a prison to lock up Mahatma Gandhi and other patriotic leaders during the country’s freedom struggle. Today, it serves as the headquarters of the Gandhi National Memorial Society.

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Chaturshingi Temple
Chaturshringi - Chatur means four - is a mountain with four peaks. The Chaturshringi temple is 90 feet high and 125 feet wide and is a symbol of power and faith. The temple is located on the slope of a hill on Senapati Bapat Road. It was built during the reign of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle. The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Chaturshringi, also known as Goddess Ambareshwari. The legend associated with the temple is that, once there was a rich and prosperous merchant named Durlabhsheth Pitambardas Mahajan who was an ardent believer of Goddess Chaturshringi and visited all Her temples everywhere. But as he grew older, he could no longer travel and this hindered him from visiting the temples. One night the Goddess Chaturshringi appeared in his dream and told him that she would appear to him on a mountain situated in the North-West of Pune. The place as described by the goddess was traced out and miracle happened as he found a natural statue of goddess

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BKS Iyengar Institute
The world renowned yoga institute at Hare Krishna Mandir Rs, Shivaji Nagar attracts thousands of visitors interested in learning ancient Indian art of yoga from Shri B.K.S.Iyengar. Iyengar has been ranked as one of the100 most influential persons of the world by the prestigious Times magazine. The institute was founded in 1973 and millions, including stalwarts like Yehudi Menuhin, the famous violinist and John McEnroe, the tennis star have benefited by this hatha yoga.

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Peshwa Energy Park(Zen)
The Peshwa energy park serves the purpose of using non-conventional renewable energy and spreading its awareness. This includes a biomass pavilion, hydro-energy pavilion, information pavilion, battery operated Phulrani train, solar pavilion, etc. The park also houses the children playground that includes slides, seesaw, swings, etc. There is an induction of 50 types adventure sports games and activities like net climbing, walk rope climbing, wall climbing, grappling, tower climbing, balancing, high altitude cycling, rope skidding, crossing the pond on a rope etc are just name of few (for age groups 3-16). The induced adventure sport activities include wall climbing, net climbing, balancing, rope slider, skyway, tower climbing and many more. The instructors here provide the safety accessories to the children and supervise their performance and actions. Also nearby the park lies the popular Saras Baug Ganapati and Mahalaxmi temple.

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Pune University
Savitribai Phule Pune University, formerly University of Pune and University of Poona, is a collegiate public state university in Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Established in 1949, and spread over a 411 acres (1.66 km2) campus, the university is home to 43 academic departments. The university is named after Savitribai Phule, a 19th-century Indian social reformer who is known for her contribution towards empowerment and emancipation of women through education. The university has affiliated colleges, departments, and research institutes, which are primarily in Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik Districts.
The University of Pune is ranked 7th among universities in India, in 2018, by the Times Higher Education.

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Shivneri Fort
It was one of the most important forts during the Maratha rule. With seven huge doors and strong walls, the fort was constructed in such a way that it can protect Shivaji.
From the top of this fort, tourists can see the stunning view of the nearby landscape. The destination attracts the number of tourists because of the rich history of the fort and the association with king Shivaji who wanted to create a Hindu Swarajya.

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