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Pune was initially given pride of place by Shivaji and the ruling Peshwas, who made it their capital. The British took the city in 1817 and, thanks to its cool and dry climate, soon made it the Bombay Presidency’s monsoon capital. Globalisation knocked on Pune’s doors in the 1990s, following which it went in for an image overhaul. However, some colonial-era charm was retained in a few old buildings and residential areas, bringing about a pleasant coexistence of the old and new, which (despite the pollution and hectic traffic) makes Pune a worthwhile place to explore.


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$516 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 2-Day-Tour to Taj Mahal and Agra from Pune with Return Flight

Day 1: Pune to Delhi by Flight and drive to Agra (No Meal)6am pickup from your hotel or anywhere in Pune and transfer to Pune airport for flight to Delhi. Arrival at Airport in Delhi and drive to Agra 3 Hrs via Express Highway brings you to the City of Taj Mahal, Agra. Early evening visit Mehtab Bagh — the moonlit garden believed to have been designed by Shah Jahan to view the Taj on moonlit nights, far away from the maddening crowd, The garden complex is situated on the left bank of Yamuna opposite to Taj Mahal. Here you can witness the sunset over the Taj Mahal. Overnight: Four Point by Sheraton or similar  Day 2: Agra City tour and drive back to Delhi for Fly to Pune (B, L)6am – We visit to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), a Unesco World Heritage Site is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. Next we visit - Agra Fort (A Unesco World Heritage Site), Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. After Sightseeing enjoy the shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work. Lunch Break, Lunch will be provided at one of the best Local AC Restaurant. After visiting Agra drive back to Delhi and arrive at 6pm and drop-off to Delhi airport for flight to Pune. Arrive at Pune airport and drop-off at your hotel or anywhere in Pune.

$540 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 3-Day Tour to Delhi Agra and Jaipur from Pune with One-Way Flight

Day 1: Pune to Delhi by Flight + City Tour and drive to Agra (No Meal)Pickup at 6am from your hotel in Pune and Transfer to Airport flight to Delhi.Arrival at Delhi Airport, then proceed on the half-day city tour of Delhi. In New Delhi you'll visit the 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. You'll also see the India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan War, and drive past government buildings including the President’s House and Parliament House (Dating back to the time of British Raj)  In the early evening you'll transfer to Agra (about 3 hours via expressway)  Overnight: Crystal Sarover Primer or similar  Day 2: Agra City Tour and drive to Jaipur (B)Get picked up from your hotel at 6am for a sunrise visit to the world famous "monument of love," The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (closed Fridays). After breakfast, visit Agra Fort and then drive back to the old walled city of Jaipur. Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this ‘pink city’ is meticulously constructed on the lines of the Shilpa-Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. The city's ancient palaces and forts have borne witness to countless royal processions and fabulous splendor.  You'll also make a stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri (At your own expanse), which has been described as the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day. Overnight: Lemon Tree or similar Day 3: Jaipur City Tour and drive to Delhi (B)After breakfast, check out at 8am and proceed to visit the Amber Fort, which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan until Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. You'll also visit the Hawa Mahal, built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, considered the most stunning sight in the city of Jaipur. After lunch, proceed to the City Palace, the principal residence of the ruling family, known for its stunning architecture. Part of the palace is now converted into a magnificent museum. You'll also see Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory built in the 18th century. Time permitting you will also get a look at Jaipur's cottage industry specializing in hand-woven carpets & textiles. Witness how silk carpets are made by hand. In the evening, transfer to Delhi where you'll be dropped off for next destination (At your won Flight)

$396 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day-Trip to Taj Mahal and Agra from Pune with Return Flight

Pickup at 3:30am from your Hotel or Anywhere in Pune and Transfer to Pune Airport Flight to Delhi and Flight depart at 5am approx for Delhi. Arrive at 7:30am Delhi Airport and your 3 hrs drive to Agra via Yamuna Express Highway. Reach Agra and we visit - Taj Mahal (A Unesco World Heritage Site), No trip to Agra would be complete without a visit to this shimmering vision of domes and minarets. The world's best-known tomb stands testimony to the timeless love story of the 17th century Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and his wife - Queen Mumtaz Mahal. (Taj Mahal remain closed on every Friday) Lunch Break, Lunch will be provided at the best Local Restaurant (at your own expense) Second we visit Agra Fort (A Unesco World Heritage Site), Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. If Time permit we enjoy shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work. At the end of your Agra tour, you will be transferred back to Delhi airport to return flight back to Pune. Arrive in Pune, you will be picked up from the airport and will be dropped back off to your hotel in Pune at 10:30pm approx.

$504 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 2-Day Tour to Taj Mahal and Agra from Pune Including Return Flight

Day 1: Pune to Delhi by Flight and drive to Agra (No Meal)Pickup at 5am from your hotel or anywhere in Pune and transfer to Pune airport for flight to Delhi. Arrival at Airport in Delhi and drive to Agra 3 Hrs via Express Highway brings you to the City of Taj Mahal, Agra. Lunch Break, Lunch will be provided at one of the best Local AC Restaurant (At your own expense) Early evening visit Mehtab Bagh — the moonlit garden believed to have been designed by Shah Jahan to view the Taj on moonlit nights, far away from the maddening crowd, The garden complex is situated on the left bank of Yamuna opposite to Taj Mahal. Here you can witness the sunset over the Taj Mahal. Overnight: Four Point by Sheraton or similar Day 2: Agra City Tour and drive back to Delhi for Fly to Pune (B)6am – We visit to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), a Unesco World Heritage Site is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. Next we visit - Agra Fort (A Unesco World Heritage Site), Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. After Sightseeing enjoy the shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, Jewellery and embroidery work. Lunch Break, Lunch will be provided at one of the best Local AC Restaurant (At your own expense) After visiting Agra drive back to Delhi and arrive at 6pm and drop-off to Delhi airport for flight to Pune. Arrive at Pune airport and drop-off at your hotel or anywhere in Pune.

$64 Private & Custom Tours

Private Full Day Tour of Pune

Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Pune. Before you begin, your guide will go through the itinerary of your full-day tour.Your first visit is to Aga Khan Palace, built in 1892. It holds a significant role in India’s independence as Mahatma Gandhi and his wife were imprisoned here. Next visit the Pataleshwar Caves, an 8th-century rock-cut cave temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Spend around 30 minutes here then visit Raja Dinkar Museum, which holds over 20,000 objects with 2,500 of which are on display. The three-storey building houses various sculptures dating back to the 14th century. One part of particular interest is the "Mastani Mahal". Raja Kelkar made an attempt at depicting the palace of Mastani, (wife of the Peshwa Baji Rao I) with its remnants. Enjoy a delicious South Indian lunch at a famous local restaurant before we explore our next destination.Next, Visit Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesh. The temple is popular in Maharashtra and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Devotees of the temple include celebrities and Chief Ministers of Maharashtra who visit during the annual ten-day Ganeshotsav festival.The main Ganesh idol is insured for a sum of ₹10 million (US$160,000).Next, Visit Shaniwarwada a historical fortification in the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India. Built in 1732, it was the seat of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire until 1818, hen the Peshwas lost control to the British East India Company after the Third Anglo-Maratha War. Following the rise of the Maratha Empire, the palace became the center of Indian politics in the 18th century. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back to the hotel.

$66 Tours & Sightseeing

3 Hour Cultural & Heritage Walk of Pune

Start your journey with the hotel pick up and travel to Shaniwar Wada Fort using a local tuk-tuk/cab. At Shaniwar Wada fort, see this historical monument which was the seat of the Maratha Empire till 1818. Your guide would give you more insight information about the Fort and the empire.Next travel to Kasba Ganpati, A Ganesha temple (Elephant God) and Nana Wada who was the prominent minister and statesman of the Maratha Empire during the Peshwa administration.Next, Visit Lal Mahal. This is the place where Shivaji Maharaj lived.Our next visit is Jyotiba Phule Mandai which is the biggest market for vegetables and fruits in the whole Pune. This is the perfect place to dwell with the local people and great for photography.Next travel to Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. This temple in Pune is dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesh. The temple is popular in Maharashtra and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Devotees of the temple include celebrities and Chief Ministers of Maharashtra who visit during the annual ten-day Ganeshotsav festival.Our last stop is Vishrambaug Wada, a fine mansion situated at central Pune’s Thorale Bajirao Road, was the luxurious residence of Peshwa Bajirao II, the last Peshwa of Maratha confederacy, in the early nineteenth century.Your tour ends over here and you are free to explore the city on your own or your guide can arrange a tuk-tuk for you back to the hotel.

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