25 photos to inspire you to visit Pune

places to visit in Pune

Shanivar Wada fort – the view over the courtyard and surviving foundations. My acquaintance with Pune started from this place, and one can hardly think of a better introduction

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Shaniwar Wada, the intricate stone carvings near the entrance

places to visit in Pune

The imposing Dilli darvaza of the Shaniwar Wada fort

Pune street photography

Some peculiar architectural forms on the streets of the city

Colorful and vibrant streets

Pune architectural forms

The top of Mahathma Phule Mandai fruit and vegetable market is Pune was seen from afar. “It must be a beautiful monument, something like out Crawford market in Mumbai” I thought, picking up the pace. But the closer I came, the more obvious I was not going to savour any architectural delights. The stalls, boxes and sheds were so tightly packed around the building that it was impossible to see anything apart from the top. However, the abundance of fresh, juicy mangoes and other fruits quickly gave my thoughts another direction ? . . #pune #mangolove  #travel #instatravel #fruit #market #indiapalette #travelgram #traveling #instapassport #wanderlust #traveltheworld #igtravel #travelblog #travelpics #travelphoto #world #travelingram #incredibleindia #igtravel #travelphotography #worldcaptures #travelmore #goexplore #architecture #globetrotter #city #india #destination #woman #femaletravelbloggers

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flower market Pune

Explosion of colors at the market.

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The older neighborhoods of Pune are a photographer’s paradise

Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple Pune

Mango decorated Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple 🙂

golden blooms Pune

Golden blooms in abundance!

Pune Lal Mahal

The Lal Mahal – Chhatrapati Shivaji’s childhood home

Shinde Chhatri Memorial Pune

Shinde Chhatri – a beautiful Maratha’s cenotaph

Aga Khan Palace Pune

Peace and quiet of Aga Khan Palace.

To get imprisoned in the mansion like this, one has to be a father of the nation at the very least 🙂 Mahatma Gandhi was interned in Agakhan Palace in Pune from 1942 and 1944, and now the it comprises a rich collection of his photographs and personal things. Sprawling gardens with shady trees and flowering plants add to the charm of the place. . , #India #Maharashtra #architecture #heritage #incredibleindia #traveldiaries #travelphotography #traveltheworld #stonecarving #wanderlust #worlderlust #travelpics #indiapalette #mytravelgram #travelblogger #welltravelled #instatravel #travelgram #discoverearth #exploringtheglobe #travelingram #traveladdict #bestplacestogo #instapassport #theglobewanderer #wanderlust #travelblog

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Cold Coffee Pune

Delicious cold coffee for Rs 30 ($0.45) and the tranquility of Aga Khan palace – what not to love about Pune? 🙂

At the entrance of the Vishrambaug Wada, you are greeted by a quaint mythical being with wings and scales and floral ornaments over its body.

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Observing Pune from the Vishrambaug Wada’s balcony with its stupendous woodwork

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The wooden gargoyle of the Vishrambaug Wada

Although the Kelkar Museum in Pune was undergoing renovations when I visited it last month, and we had to step over bags with cement and sand, the collections were so interesting and well presented that all the inconveniences were irrelevant. The Lamp section was by far my favorite. These beautiful ancient lamps were used to light homes, forts, temples, and palaces in the era bygone, and their workmanship is nothing short of awesome. Have you visited any interesting museums recently? . . #pune #museum #indiatravelgram #discover_india #indiapictures #india_gram #indiapalette #lonelyplanetindia #incredibleindia #exploremore #instago #instagood #instapassport #instatravel #wanderlust #travelblog #travelblogger #instatraveling #mytravelgram #tourist #photooftheday #picoftheday #explore

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Lamps from a fairy tale – the collection of lamps in the Kelkar Museum is out of this world

More lamps, ornate and beautiful

My visit to Pune was brief but eventful. My explorations took me to forts and palaces, memorials and museums, local markets and gardens, and even aimless wandering along the bustling streets was lots of fun. With all that, I have a feeling that the city still has a couple of aces up its sleeve to win my affections, and if it’s the case, I’m not going to resists. I’m definitely planning to come back one day and see the city in more detail. If the pictures of “my” Pune captured your interest, perhaps you’d like to read other posts on this blog:

The amazing woodwork of Vishrambaug Wada, Pune

A walk around the Shaniwar Wada fort, Pune

Shinde Chhatri memorial in Pune

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