One of these 7 places to visit in Pune was a “free sex ashram”, but I am not sure whether it still has the same fun quotient. Nevertheless, here is a list of 7 best places to visit in Pune for the compulsive and business travellers alike. I hope you like this post.
The top 10 places to visit in Pune
Did you know that people have lived in Pune for more than 1300 years? It is said that the region around Pune was ruled by the Rashtrakutas more than a thousand years back.
Who were the Rashtrakutas?
These guys were a part of an ancient dynasty. Some people say that the present day Rathores of Jodhpur and the rest of Rajasthan are the Rashtrakutas of the yore.
The Pataleshwar temple in Pune takes us back to the Rashtrakuta era. If you are a history enthusiast, then this is one of the places to visit in Pune. The temple is circular in shape, is made of basalt ( a volcanic rock) and houses several idols of deities.
National Defence Academy
Are you a movie freak? If you are then do you remember a movie, ” Major Saab”? This movie that starred Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn was shot in the campus of this Academy.
The NDA is one of the finest military colleges of not just India but the whole world and has produced some of the best leaders of our defence forces. Please do not consider the NDA as just one of the places to visit in Pune, but if you really want to see this place, then a prior permission is necessary.
I am sure most of you have read Amar Chitra Katha comics in your teens. Do you remember that event in history when the mother of Shivaji, Jijabai commands him to conquer the fort of Sinhagad? Yes, this is the same hallowed place.
If you are super fit then why don’t you take a challenge from me? What about climbing the vertical cliff walls on whom the fort is perched? Come on, give it a try folks.
Khadakwasla is to the National Defence Academy what Hauz Khas is to the famed Indian Institute of technology in Delhi.
Actually, Khadakwasla is the site of a masonry dam and this feature makes it as one of the tourist places in Pune. Ahead of this lake is the Sinhagad fort and on the way is the National Defence Academy.
If you are fond of eating by the wayside, then you will face a problem of plenty-there are several roadside stalls that serve delectable food.
Ok, this one is a real colorful tourist attraction in Pune. This ashram or convent was started by Rajnish, the world famous guru who made America his home in the 70s. Rajnish who went by the name, Osho, espoused free sex as one of his philosophies. No wonder, within a short span of time, he found a lot of supporters in the United States.
Rajnish did not find much support in India. Nevertheless, his supporters bought up a plot of land in Pune and started a communion there. Do they still practice free sex there? I do not know.
Osho ashram is one of the most important places to visit in Pune and if you are in the town while reading this article then do drop in at this place. Strangers are not allowed inside the ashram but I can help you gain entry there.
You may probably like to read up on this colorful guru here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajneesh
Do you have a girlfriend or wife? If you don’t then you will waste your time going to this place.
I insist that you go to this place only if you are in a relationship. This place is so awesome that the only feeling that one can get is that of romance.
Ghats are steep cliffs and are prominent features of the Deccan Plateau. Much of the western coast of India is made up of Ghats.
The best time to visit Malshej ghats is during the rainy season when springs and waterfalls make this place come alive.
Tip- Take your girlfriend on a bike while going to this Pune tourist attraction.
Honestly, I did not want to put up this place here in this list. One of the most important places to visit in Pune, Lonavala is known for not just its lake but other features as well.
There are two hill stations, Lonavala and Khandala and each of these two stands at an elevation of 600 meters plus. Lonavala is also known for its several caves which were the resting places of various ascetics and monks several thousands of years ago.
This place is fantastic to visit during the rainy months and you must take out a car to reach it. Lonavala is 64 kilometres from Pune and 96 from Mumbai.
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