Pune – Discover Historic Landmarks, Stunning Religious Structures & Lush Hill Stations
Pune is a vibrant Indian city set in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra. This sprawling metropolis is home to museums galore, lush parks, cultural centres, important religious monuments and amazing night spots that have hosted internationally famous artists, plus picturesque natural surroundings and a variety of delicious cuisines which are served at high-end restaurants, casual cafes, bakeries and roadside stands. Pune is widely considered as the cultural capital of Maharashtra; the city represents the colourful Marathi culture through daily traditions and Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations, and manifests spirituality throughout yoga centres, ashrams and religious sites such as mosques and Hindu temples. Traveasy offers cheap flight tickets to Pune, taking you to the heart of this charming Indian city.
There are several iconic landmarks in Pune, including the grandeur Aga Khan Palace; this architectural wonder was built back in 1892 and is significant to Indian history, as it was the place where Mahatma Gandhi and his wife were incarcerated during the British rule. The palace now has a collection of portraits and photos depicting the life of Gandhi and other Freedom fighters. The Pataleshwar Cave Temple is another landmark of Pune, dating back to the 8th century during the Rashtrakuta dynasty. It’s dedicated to Lord Shiva with stunning preserved ancient Indian architecture. Then there’s the historic Sinhagad Fort, which offers a fascinating insight into the Maratha Empire as many important battles took place here, including the famed Battle of Sinhagad.
A highlight of Pune is that it serves as a gateway to a number of beautiful hill stations, and these make for idyllic daytrips and road trips. Khandala, Lavasa, Panchgani and Lonavala are the most accessible hill stations from the city, each with their own distinct charm, traditional cultures, stunning rural settings, viewpoints and nature trails. Pune is also situated around a 3 hour drive from Mumbai, so you could extend your trip and discover the gems of this cosmopolitan city. Contact Traveasy about our excellent selection of Pune flight offers and start planning a wonderful weekend getaway to this city, with the option of exciting daytrips to the countryside.