Pune is the 2nd largest city in the state of Maharashtra and it is one of the destinations most frequently visited by tourist. A blend of rich history and modern updates, the city never fails to keep its tourists entertained. Nature has also been kind to the land and it is evident from the picturesque landscapes here.
Western Ghats is an absolute delight for all the nature lovers, from all over the world and has been bestowed with UNESCO World Heritage Site’ status. Misty mountains, dense forest, breathtaking valleys wide range of flowers, and countless number of waterfalls as you travel through the ghats. Adventurers can have a great time here as there is excellent scope for hiking, trekking and rock climbing. Sinhagad Fort on Sahyadri Hills, you can have a stunning view of lush greenery, beautiful waterfalls and enjoy the tranquility.
The Empress Garden set in a sprawling 39 acre of land, through stunningly beautiful is a reminder of the rule of the British and their powers, they named the garden after Queen Victoria when she was given the title ‘Empress of India’. Lal Mahal, located at the heart of the city, the red brick structure appeals to you the moment you to set your eyes on it. The walls of the palace are decorated with paintings that depict some of the important events in the life of Shivaji.
At a height of 4600 feet stands Rajgad Fort, which served as Shivaji’s capital for more than 25 years. Trekking Rajgad can be a memorable experience as it is highly adventurous. The view from the top is stunning. Parvati Hill, a famous landmark in the city, is home to ancient temples that date back to the 17th century. The four temples here are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesh and Karthikeya. Aga Khan Palace was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in the year 1892. It was built with a view to help those in neighbourhood who suffered the worst effects of famine. It functioned as a prison to Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi and Mhadev Bhai Desai, between August 1942 and May 1944.