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 Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

One of the most fascinating places in Pune, this impressive museum holds a single individual's incredibly vast collection of paintings, musical instruments, crafts, antique furniture and many quaint curios. Also exhibited, is a wide range of nutcrackers lamps, footscrapers and other age-old items of interest.
Vishrambag Wada

True to its name, the Vishrambag Wada was built for the ‘vishram’ (relaxation) of Peshwa Bajirao II. The wada was built so that the Peshwa could enjoy dance and music. The wada has a large dancing hall, which still houses a large number of artifacts ranging from paintings, chandeliers, vases and other knick-knacks belonging to the Peshwas.Vishrambag Wada now houses a large number of government offices.

 Saras Baug

A popular place for a family outing, the garden houses a Ganesh temple on a small hillock in the centre of the park. The lit fountains add to the attraction, with people thronging the place for a stroll.

 University of Poona

The University of Poona is located on acres and acres of land. The main building in Italian-Gothic style, built with the local grey trap rock, is surrounded by a high square tower (30 metres high), a swimming pool and well kept lawns. The seat of education in Pune, also known as the Oxford of the east, has students from all over the world enrolled for the large number of courses it offers. The world famous Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA ) is on the university campus.

 The Fire temple

A Fire temple or Agiary is the place of worship of the Zoroastrian inhabitants. Erected 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.

In front of the temple is a fountain in a triangular enclosure. This was also erected by Sir Jamsetjee as a reservoir to provide a never-failing water supply for Pune. The temple is situated amidst cypress trees. Even as far back as 1860, these trees were a subject of comment. These trees are always planted around any fire temple as monuments of the greatness of Zoroaster, who is said to have brought the cypress down to earth from heaven in a silver palanquin.

 

Places of interest in Pune
Kamar Ali Durvesh Dargah
Shaniwar Wada
Aga Khan Palace
Shinde Chhatri
The Pune Snake Park
National War Memorial
Bund Gardens
Empress Garden
National Defence Academy
Pataleshwar Temple
Kasba Ganapati
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Vishrambag Wada
Saras Baug
University of Poona
Lal Deval (Synagogue)
The Film and Television Institute of India
Pashan Lake
Yoga Institute
Sinhagad
Mahalakshmi Temple
"Peths" of Pune
Places of  Religious Interest
Vaishnodevi Temple
St Mary's Church
Chaturshringi Temple
Ganesh Peth Gurudwara
Trishundya Ganapati Temple
Kamar Ali Darvesh Darga
Parnakuti
Nageshwar Temple
Dagdusheth Ganapati
Sheikh Salla Dargah
Mahalakshmi Temple
Pataleshwar Temple
Kamar Ali Durvesh Dargah
Places Around Pune
Mahabaleshwar
Panchgani
Baneshwar
Lonavala & Khandala
Karla, Bhaja and Bhedsa caves
Shirdi
Shani- Shinganapur
Alandi
Bhimashankar
Ashtavinayaka
Ozar
Morgaon
Ranjangaon
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