30th January to 2nd February, 2020
Laxmi Lawns, Magarpatta, Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra, India
About Host City
Aga Khan Palace
The Aga Khan Palace was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in 1892 as an act of charity to help the poor citizens drastically hit by famine in the neighbouring areas of Pune.
Under the Peshwai of Bajirao I, the capital of the Maratha Empire shifted from Satara to Pune. Bajirao chose Pune as his captial because he found the climate and geography of Pune most suitable for the Peshwai.
There are caves that you fear to enter but not all of them are scary! Some of them look like a fantasy and bear the light within. Pataleshwar Cave Temple in Pune contains the treasure that not many of us are lucky finding.
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is in Pune, Maharashtra. The museum has nearly around 20,000 collections of objects paintings, handicrafts, armour-suits, musical instruments and many other objects of art and artifacts collected.
Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
Zoo with a snake park, birds & mammals This large zoo with a lake & greenery has a snake park with many reptiles & an animal rescue center.
Shri Kasba Ganpati
The history of the growth of Pune from a small village, Punawadi, to the fastest growing metropolis in India, is highly impressive. The landscape used to be dotted with temples adorned with beautiful sculptures.
Parvati hill resting on the Parvati hillock 640 meters above mean sea level at the southern end of Pune city in Maharasthra was brought to existence by the great Peshwa ruler Balaji Baji Rao in the 17th century. One single hilltop resting 260 feet above the Pune city level that boasts of beautiful views all through the year with extremely pleasant climate.
Situated in the heart of the city. Lal Mahal is a beautiful palace made out of red stone. Which was home of the legendary king 'Shivaji Maharaj'. It was here where shivaji caught hold of shaiste khan (uncle of aurangzeb) & cut off his 3 fingers with his sword as shaistekhan tried to run away in fright.
Dagdusheth Ganpati temple
The deity of Lord Ganesha was incepted by Shri Dagdusheth Halwai and his wife Lakshmibai way back, when they lost their only son to the plague epidemic. Every year the Ganapati festival is celebrated with deep faith.
Saras Baug is a major landmark in the city of Pune in India. The place where the park now stands was once occupied by a small lake. However, the lake dried up and was later developed into Saras.
Pune Okayama Friendship Garden
Japanese-style green space with pergolas Japanese garden set on 10 acres with paths & wooden pergolas, plus fish ponds & a kids' play area.
Hillside temple with a steep ascent. Hillside Hindu temple known for its steep entrance steps, vibrant facade & landscaped gardens.
Osho Teerth Park
Osho Park located in Koregaon Park, Pune is a garden built on public wasteland. The place is green and well maintained. There are man-made water bodies that cut through the park. It is the best place to go for a morning walk. One can always go and cool off here after a stressful day.
Empress Botanical Garden
Covering an area of 39 acres, the Empress Garden in Pune is a sprawling garden that has many rare species of flowers and trees. It is managed by the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India that aims to preserve and nurture the flora of the region.
The Tulsi Baug is a bustling shopping area, a busy market in the city of Pune that has just about everything available! From cosmetics to jewellery and basic household particulars .