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Attractions in Pune

The Aga Khan Palace - Built by Imamsultan Muhammad Shah Agakhan in 1892, the palace with its Italian arches is noteworthy. Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi and other leaders were interned here by the British for nearly two years after Gandhi delivered his Quit India Resolution. An exhibition here provides an insight into Gandhi's life and career.

Osho Commune - The Commune was founded by Osho Rajneesh, one  of  India's  most  popular  self-proclaimed  gurus. This Commune
attracts thousands of visitors each year who wish to take part in the meditation courses organized by the Ashram. Osho, who passed away 1990, has his samadhi situated in the Ashram. The commune has beautiful gardens open to the public in the mornings and evenings.

Shinde Chhatri - This memorial is dedicated to the great warrior Mahadji Shinde, the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army.

Pune War Memorial - This unique war memorial has become one of the most striking landmarks of Pune ever since Maharashtra’s Governor Dr. P. C. Alexander dedicated it to the nation on August 15, 1998. On marble panels around the 50 feet high elegant, column designed and built by the Military Engineering Service are engraved the names of 1080 officers and men belonging to the Army, Navy and Air-Force, hailing from Maharashtra who laid down their lives in action since the country's independence. This is independent India's first and world's second state-level war memorial erected with the contribution made by the citizens.

Dilli Darwaza - The magnificent Dilli Darwaza marks the entrance of the Wada. The imposing facades and strong buttresses continue to dazzle visitors.

Shaniwar Wada - Built in 1736, the Shaniwar Wada was once the palace of the great Peshwa rulers. The Fort was burnt down in a major fire in 1827, but the massive walls still remain.

Kasba Ganapati - Located in the heart of the city, the Kasba Ganapati is the first Ganapati in the city. Established in 1636 by Shivaji, the temple was further improved by the Peshwas. With diamonds studded in the place of its eyes & a manik studded in its navel, the idol, enclosed in silver castings has a very unique & pleasing.

Ganesh Darwaza - The exquisitely engraved arches of the Ganesh Darwaza & the impressively built Ganesh Rangmahal, which became the hall of justice, are worth taking a look at.

Bund Gardens - Bund Garden constructed by Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy lies on the right bank of the Mula Mutha river. There is boating facility and a well-designed jogging track. Bund Garden is now known as the Mahatma Gandhi Udyan, the bridge here crosses the river to the Gandhi National Memorial.

Parvati Hill - This 17th century Parvathi temple lies on the southern outskirts of the town on a hilltop. The Parvati museum houses portraits of heroes of the Peshwa dynasty, besides old manuscripts, weapons and coins. Also located here are temples of Ganapati and Kartikeya.

Sasoon Synagogue - It is Pune's finest synagogue, built by philanthropist David Sassoon in 1867. This red-brick-and-stone structure built in the English Gothic style, resembles a church.
Pataleshwar Temple - The Pataleshwar Cave temples lies in the centre of the city. This 8th century rock-cut temple, hewn from a massive single rock, has huge pillars, a Shiva shrine and a Nandi bull. Nearby is the Jangali Maharaj Temple dedicated to a Hindu ascetic.

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum - The artifacts here are the personal collection of Shri Dinkar Gangadhar. It holds a one-man collection of almost 17,000 Indian exhibits collected over a period of 70 years. Thirty-six sections of this museum are used to display antiques, Peshwa and other miniatures, carved palace doors, pottery, a collection of lamps and musical instruments of the Mughal and Maratha periods.

Vishrambaug Wada - Vishrambaug Wada was built for the vishram (relaxation) of Peshwa Bajirao II. The Wada has a large dancing hall, which still houses a large number of artifacts ranging from paintings, chandeliers, vases & other knick-knacks belonging to the Peshwas. Today it houses a number of government offices

Film and Television Institute of India - Situated in the Law College Street, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) of Pune is one of the most prominent film schools in Asia. The institute has trained a good number of famed actors, directors, and technicians for the Hindi Film Industry.
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