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Pune TravelsPune city is located in western India in Maharashtra State. Pune is situated at the confluence of the Mutha and Mula rivers surrounded by hills. There are several 17th- and 18th-century palaces and temples in Pune. It has caught up with modernity and is noted for several institutions of higher learning.

Pune has a respectable place in the history that Raja Shivaji, the might Maratha King who defied the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was brought up in Pune. It continued to be the centre of Maratha Empire activities under the Peshwas. Pune was centre to social reformer, revolutionaries, scientists, educationists and political leaders like Lokmanya Gangadhar Tilak during freedom struggle of India.

Today, Pune is an important commercial and educational centre with distinctive features and characteristics of its own including the omnipresent 3 wheeler auto-rickshaws and cyclists and a daily siesta hour which is taken very seriously.

Despite nurturing the old and traditional values, Pune is growing fast into a modern industrial town.

Places of Interest

Bhuleshwar( A Temple of Pandav Era )

Just about 50 Kms. from Pune. Bhuleshwar is a nice and cool place to visit. Bhuleshwar is famous for the temple of Lord Shiva. The temple situated on a hill, was built during the era of Pandavas. Originally , it was a fort called as 'Mangalgadh'. The temple was built in 13th century. Here beautiful carvings dominate the walls from the beginning enhancing it's stone structure. Bhuleshwar has historical significance as it is the place where Devi Parvati danced for Lord Shiva and after they went to Kailas and get married. Thus this place is very important both historically and mythologically.

Malshej Ghat, Pune Travel & TourMalshej Ghat( Kulu - Manali of Maharashtra )

Apart from Lonavala -Khandala, Matheran and Mahabaleshwar this is one of the developing hill station in Maharashtra. Malshej Ghat is situated on the borders of Pune , Thane and Ahmednagar districts. A very popular place as it is close to both Pune and Mumbai. Malshej Ghat is vital place in Sahyadri hills and really very attractive when it is under dark clouds and heavy fog. Heavy fog and amazing waterfalls are the spatiality of Malshej Ghat especially in monsoon.Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation ( M.T.D.C. ) has its rest house in Malshej. It is situated in hill station's platue between HarishchandraGad and the other hill ranges. A nice view of valleys is one of the major attraction here. One of the beauties here are many waterfalls in the hilly regions. Various waterfalls from small up to the huge ones are really worth to see.Malshej Ghat is for also famous for dark woods and the animals inside.

Khadakwasla / Panshet ( 'Chowpati' and 'Boating' near Pune )

If one asks about the 'Chowpati' in Pune, the Puneits will go for Khadakwasla. Khadakwasla Panshet and Varasgaon are the three major dams near Pune which provides water to entire Pune city. Khadakwasla dam was constructed in pre-independence period. The dam is big one and many people enjoy their Sunday and holiday evenings here. The amazing view of Sinhagad and Peacock Bay is again a major attraction of Khadakwasla. Village Khadakwasla is just 12 kms away from Pune to the way to Sinhagad. It has a military importance as National Defense Academy (NDA) here is very famous in Indian Military History.

The Film and Television Institute of India

A premier training institute that imparts training in virtually all branches of film making. The legendary Prabhat Studios building still stands within the campus. Several well known and reputed film makers, actors, editors and cinematographers have studied at this famous institute.

Fire Temple, Pune TravelsThe Fire temple

A Fire temple or Agiary is of the place of worship of the Zoroastrian inhabitants. The temple is built by Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy in 1844, the Fire Temple in Pune is situated along the Dastur Meher Road, which was once known as Agiary Street. The temple has the Atesh Adaran Saheb ( the Holy Fire and Sacred Holy Book) enthroned in it. According to the rites and ceremonies prescribed by the true Mazatayasni religion and assembled by the Anjooman or Parsee community, on the 9th November 1844 of the Christian era, the Holy Fire was lit in this place, and the flame has never been extinguished since.

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