Pune is the second largest city in Maharashtra lying in Western part of the country. Another name for Pune is the "Oxford of the East" for its vast educational and cultural presence. Beyond the modernized and urbanized Pune lies an ancient Poona which gave birth to the Maratha Empire that played a huge historical role in ancient India. Two of the most mentioned and heard of palaces are the Shaniwar Wada and Aga Khan. To enjoy both sides of Pune in your next vacation, pick up any one of the customized tour packages for Pune by Swan Tours.
|Pune Tour Itinerary||No. of Days||Price*|
|2 Day Trip from Pune||02 Days / 01 Night||Rs. 8,000|
|Pune 3 Days Tour||03 Days / 02 Nights||Rs. 99,00|
|Kerala Tour Packages from Pune||05 Days / 04 Nights||Rs. 19,999|
|Pune Mahabaleshwar Shirdi Package||06 Days / 05 Nights||Rs. 26,100|
|Panch Jyotirlinga Tour from Pune||07 Days / 06 Nights||Rs. 35, 650|
Location: Second Largest city of Maharashtra
Population: 3.13 million
Languages spoken: Marathi, Hindi
Known as: "Oxford of the East" and cultural capital of Maharashtra
Official Name: Poona
Shanivar Wada: The Peshwas had their foundation in the stately mansion of Shaniwar Wada which upholds great historical importance of Bajirao I who had brought it up in the year 1730 AD.
Aga Khan Palace: With brilliant architectural importance holding its base in history, Aga Khan Palace is popularly known as one of the best locations to visit in Pune. Making khadi is one of the primary activities that followed as a tradition, since it has become the headquarters of the Gandhi National memorial society.
Osho Ashram: With tranquil surroundings and peace spread all around, Osho Ashram brings its tourists peace, unity and healing through meditation. Once you pay a visit to the place, you get to match up with the ideologies of the Ashram as well.
Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple: Dedicated to Lord Ganpati, Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati temple is a symbol of spirituality in Pune which is visited by tourists throughout the year. Every day a humongous crowd gathers for the Ganesh Aarti taking place.
Lal Mahal: Located just near Shaniwar Wada, Lal Mahal holds historical importance since the 16th century. It has witnessed numerous attacks and rivalries that were first restored by Shahaji Bhonsle, the father of Shivaji.
Vishrambaug Wada: Located just a km away from the city center, Vishrambaug Wada is known for the wooden facades that it keeps and the ruins that are witnessed thoroughly by tourists every year who pay a visit to the place to acknowledge about the Marathi culture and its elements.
The monsoons of Pune make its visitors spellbound every year. The weather during this time remains cool and calm making it perfect for a vacation. Other than that the winter month of December also remains an authentic time to enjoy the festival-like Sawai Gandharva Sangeeth Mahotsav where you can witness the display of classical music, attended by people across the country.
If you are in Pune, then you must tuck in several special cuisines based out in the place. Some of them are Pav Bhaji, Vada Pao, Bhel Puri, Poha, Puran Poli, Shrikhand, Misal Paav, Pithla Bhakri, and Dabeli. Also, tr Mastani which is a rich milkshake that is garnished with several savories.
Some of the best eateries in Pune are as follows:
Ans: Juna Bazaar is popular for antiques and refurbished goods
Hong Kong Lane is popular for Apparels for men and women
Laxmi Road is famous for apparels of all colors, qualities and sizes
Fergusson College Road is popular for trendy footwear, apparel and accessories.
Ans: Pune is connected to all the major cities of the country which makes it easy for you to commute to the city. If you wish you travel by air, then you will land at the New Pune International Airport that is just 34 km away from the city center. Other than that Pune Junction is the nearest railway station from all the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and so on. Lastly, if you are based out of Mumbai, Hyderabad, Nashik, Udaipur or Bengaluru, you can opt for a road or bus drive to reach Pune.
Ans: Some of the most popular places that you must not miss in Pune are:
Ans: If you decide to travel to Pune for your next holiday, then a tour package allows you to not worry about the bookings, accommodation, transport and other things that are necessary. The tour package takes good care of all the necessities at extremely competitive prices.