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Pune District

Known for Temples, Festivals and Universities

Temples, colonial architecture and ashrams make Pune an excellent destination for visitors looking to discover old and new India.

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From colonial-era monuments and ancient temples to leafy suburbs and ashrams, Pune showcases traditional and contemporary India. This city on the Mula and Mutha rivers boasts centuries of history, from the Brahmin Peshwas to British rule.

Many come to Pune for spiritual enlightenment, principally at the ashram established by the late New Age guru Bhagwan Rajneesh. Meditate among the ornamental ponds and waterfalls of the Japanese-style Osho Teerth Gardens. Find the ashram and gardens in Koregaon Park, a leafy neighborhood with dozens of cafés and restaurants.

Pune has plenty of other attractions to keep you entertained for days. Browse the narrow streets of the Old City by rickshaw or on foot to find architectural and cultural treasures. See fading Haveli-style houses and visit traditional bazaars.

Enjoy the views from the ramparts of the 18th-century Shaniwarwada Palace, where a sound and light show explains the building’s history. Experience Mahatma Phule Market, a busy produce market set in a Victorian-era warehouse. See artifacts such as musical instruments, hookah pipes and toys at the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum.

Cross the Mutha River to enter Pataleshwar Cave Temple, an eighth-century rock-cut temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the adjacent Hindu temple Jangali Maharaj Mandir. Catch a rickshaw to Aga Khan Palace, where the British once jailed nationalist leaders. Take a short drive from the palace to shop, dine or watch a movie at Phoenix Market City.

Get back on the history trail at the Tribal Cultural Museum, with artifacts from local tribal communities. Walk along Connaught Road and MG Road, Pune’s main shopping districts and also the biggest concentration of restaurants and street food vendors. Sample garlic-infused curries or sweet snacks bursting with coriander and tamarind flavors.

Pune is 95 miles (154 kilometers) southeast of Mumbai and its domestic airport is a 20-minute drive from the city center. Intercity buses and trains frequently leave from Pune, for those who would like to explore the rest of the Maharashtra state.

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The light and sound show in this 18th-century palace will inform you about the Peshwa dynasty and the 1,000 people who lived within the palace walls.

Pay tribute to the lives of Gandhi, his wife and his secretary, who were imprisoned at this majestic palace during the heat of India’s independence battle.

This large central park is home to an 18th-century temple, pretty water features and spacious grassy fields that are ideal for picnics and sports.

Study thousands of traditional artifacts, from pipes and toys to foot-scrubbing instruments, to get a sense of Indian life over the past few centuries.

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In the hills between Mumbai and Pune, discover the ancient cave wonders at Karla and Bhaja as you enjoy the privileges of a private guide on a full-day tour. Engage with India's atavistic Buddhist culture as you visit dwellings and temples located on a vital former trade route from the Arabian Sea.

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Day 01- Pune-Delhi-Agra You can book early morning flight from Pune and fly to Delhi on your arrival at the airport in Delhi, our company representative will meet and introduce you to our driver and you are driven straight to Agra via expressway your drive would take nearly 03 hours.

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Enjoy the caves, forts, mountains and waterfall of Khandala and Lonavala in day excursion from Mumbai. Navigers rep will pick you from Mumbai hotel and drive to Khandala Lonaval on a 2 hour journey and after sightseeing will drop you back at Mumbai hotel 100 percent guaranteed Pickup from city center hotel.

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In the morning our driver and guide will pick you from the hotel in Pune and drive to Karla and Bhaja Caves are located near Lonavala in Maharashtra. The Bhaja caves are regarded to be from the times of the Hinayana phase of Buddhism, which is of 2nd to 1st century BC.

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Day 1 Arrival Delhi from Pune Book your early morning flight from Pune. Upon arrival in Delhi around 9 am, our company representative will meet and greet you at the airpirt and tranfer to hotel, check into hotel and relax.

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Enjoy the caves, forts, mountains and waterfall Khandala and Lonavala in day tour 100 percent guaranteed Pickup by Navigers rep from city center hotel. 0 miss since 2012 Wax museum Kune Waterfall LOHAGAD FORT - Lohagad Fort is a popular destination both among history lovers and trekkers.

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