The Aga Khans Palace: This Palace boasts of Italianate arches, a gracious building having salons and suites and spacious lawns. The place has a historical landmark. During the 1942 Quit India Movement, the Britishers interned Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi here. Later a memorial was erected here, in the memory of Kasturba Gandhi who died in this palace.
Pataleshwar Caves: This 8th century rock cut temple is hidden in the heart of the city, in the midst of modern high rise structures and developments, at Shivajinagar. Reminiscent of Ellora, the temple has been carved out of a single boulder of awe inspiring size which includes massive pillars, a Shiva shrine and a Nandi bull. The temple is used by worshippers even today.
Osho Commune: Pune
has become an international tourist
spot because of the Osho Commune International.
Spread over 31 acres of flush green
surroundings, it is the meditation resort
to people from over 60-70 different
countries. The Osho Commune offers over
100 different meditation techniques
to all the participants. It has become
a must-visit to all the tourists over
the world who are on a spiritual journey.
University Of Poona: The site of Poona University, stately mansions at Ganeshkhind built in Italian-Gothic style, was the official residence of the Governor of Mumbai during the monsoon season. The 300 mt high tower beckons to all these who come here in the pursuit of higher education. It is one of the oldest universities of India.
National Defence Academy: This is a Defence Academy that imparts basic training to officers, cadets of all the three branches of the Defence Services for Commission in the Army, Navy and Air-Force. It is situated at Khadakvasla, 17 kms From Pune.
Film and Television Institute of India: The FTII is situated on a sprawling campus midst much greenery on the Law College Road. It is a premier institute that imparts training in all branches of the film industry and is known for having produced some of the finest professionals in the Audio- Visual media, most of whom have won accolades abroad. So if you have star in your eyes, FTII is a must.
Parvati Hill and Temples: Standing atop this hillock you get a vertical glimpse of Pune. A steep flight of 108 narrow steps lead to the hill top temple built by Balaji Baji Rao. Nagarkjana drum house is the imposing temple of Parvati and Devdeveshwar. This was once the private shrine of the Peshwas. It is also the final resting place of Nana Saheb Peshwa. The Parvati museum houses portraits of Peshwas, old manuscripts, coins etc.
Pashan Lake: This lake is situated 12 Kms off the road to N.D.A. It is an Orinthologists delight, as it is the favourite haunt of a number of migratory and residential birds. For birdwatching, head towards this little lake.
Peshwe Udyan: This Zoo maintained by the Municipal Corporation located next to Saras Baug, houses a number of wild animals, a artificial lake with Boating facilities, the Phulrani Mini Train Ride plus a Play Park too.
Appu Ghar : Indira Gandhi Udyan
situated at Pradhikaran, Nigdi on Pune-Bombay
highway. It is a play park and a mini
Disney Land full of wheels, merry-go-round
and swings. Both adults and the children
enjoy the rides and the fun alike. Reaching
there is no problem, as there are direct
bus service from the Pune station.
Sinhagad : Sinhagad stands 25 Kms from Pune, formerly known as Kondhana, once being the most impregnable fort in western India. Its literal translation is the "Fortress of the Lion". The fort has changed hands many times from Mohammed Tughlak in 1340 A.D., to the British in 1918 A.D. Legends says, 300 years ago Shivajis Gen. Tanaji Malusare scaled this sheer precipice with ropes and giant lizards. He was killed in the battle and a memorial exists. It is an ideal place for a day long picnic and site seeing. The main attraction is climbing the fort on foot.