Pune Historical Sites
Discover Pune's storied past with a visit to these sites:
- Pataleshwar Caves - 17 km
The Pataleshwar Cave Temple was carved out from a cave in the eighth century during the Rashtrakuta period.
- Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum - 18 km
Wander through the museum’s collection of various sculptures; ornaments made of ivory, silver and gold; musical instruments; war weapons; and vessels dating back to the 14th century.
- Shaniwar Wada - 18 km
Built in 1732, this fortification in Maharashtra was the seat of the Peshwa rulers. Following the rise of the Maratha Empire, the palace became the center of Indian politics in the 18th century.
- Aga Khan Palace - 23 km
A monument of national importance in Pune, the Aga Khan Palace was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in 1892. It served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi.
- Saras Baug - 24 km
Be sure to visit this popular Ganesh temple built in 1784 amidst what is now a dry lake bed. The temple was also used for military strategy discussions by the Marathas against the Nizam.
- Parvati Hill - 25 km
This is a beautiful hillock and temple dedicated to the goddess Parvati. The temple is one of the oldest heritage structures in Pune and was built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty.