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Tourist Attractions in Pune

Pune is an important town of Maharashtra and is also known as “Oxford of the East” due to the presence of a large number of prestigious education institutes. Pune is also gaining a lot of prominence as a tourist destination and in the present day, it is one of the major crowd pullers in entire Maharashtra. Its ancient forts, caves, temples and bewitching natural beauty are some of the irresistible temptations for the travelers. Add extra joy and make your vacations in Pune an enriching experience by knowing some facts about the city through the Pune tourist information. is the site that on which you can find up-to-date Pune Tourist information.

History of Pune

In the historical times, Pune was known as “Punyenagari” and it was here that the legendary Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji spent his childhood in the 17th century. After he passed away, the empire came under the Peshwas and the town greatly flourished under their rule since they were staunch advocators of refined artistic pursuits and culture. They developed the town to a great extent by constructing the bridges and temples. Later, Pune was annexed by the British Empire in the year 1817 and established it as their monsoon capital in 1820. Pune was also an important center during the Indian freedom movement and also a major center for religious and social movements. This historic land has produced many legendary reformers such as Mahadev Govind Ranade, Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Maharshi Vitthal Ramji Shinde and Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

Climate and Clothing in Pune

Shaniwar Wada Palace Pune remains wet and dry with the temperature ranging from 20 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius. March till May is the hot period and the temperature ranges from 30 degree Celsius to 38 degree Celsius. The monsoons arrive in the month of June and bring along the much needed rain showers resulting in relief from the sweltering summers. Winter arrives in the month of November and the temperature may drop down to 5 or 6 degree Celsius. However, the ideal time to visit Pune is from October to May.

Getting to Pune

Pataleshwar Cave Temple Pune is easily accessible by air, rail and road transport. The airport is located 12 km away from the city center and almost all the domestic airlines provide the services of their careers to and from Pune. The rail network is also quite good and the major nearby towns and distant towns of Pune are excellently connected by the service of super-fast and express trains. The road transport is equally efficient and the motorable network of state and national highways makes the road journey to Pune very exciting and convenient.

Raja Denkar Kelkar Museum

Kelkar Museum Creation of the passionate efforts of a single person, Dr. D.G.Kelkar, the museum has a vast collection of unique and peculiar exhibits. The collection is eclectic and exceptional. In a pleasant change from the other well-known museums of India, the Raja Denkar Kelkar museum exhibits the diversity of India's culture in a subtle and delightful way. The elephant-shaped foot scrubber, a brass scorpion that reveals a secret lock and eight images of Lord Ganesha carved on a bean make it a place to see in Pune.

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