Museum in Pune

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

An oddball of a museum that’s one of Pune’s true delights, housing only a fraction of the 20,000-odd objects of Indian daily life painstakingly collected by Dinkar Kelkar (who died in 1990). The quirky pan-Indian co…
Palace in Pune

Aga Khan Palace

The grand Aga Khan Palace is set in a peaceful wooded 6.5-hectare plot northeast of the centre. Built in 1892 by Sultan Aga Khan III, this graceful building was where Mahatma Gandhi and other prominent nationalist l…
Hindu Temple in Pune

Jangali Maharaj Temple

Adjacent to the Pataleshvara Cave Temple is the Jangali Maharaj Temple, dedicated to a Hindu ascetic who died here in 1818.
Gardens in Pune

Osho Teerth Gardens

The five-hectare Osho Teerth gardens are a verdant escape from urban living with giant bamboo, jogging trails, a gurgling brook and smooching couples. You don’t have to be an Osho member, they’re accessible to all.
Fort in Pune

Shaniwar Wada

The remains of this fortressed palace of the Peshwa rulers are located in the old part of the city. Built in 1732, Shaniwar Wada was destroyed in a fire in 1828, but the massive walls and ramparts remain, as does a …
Hindu Temple in Pune

Pataleshvara Cave Temple

Set across the river is the curious rock-cut Pataleshvara Cave Temple, a small and unfinished (though actively used) 8th-century temple, similar in style to the grander caves at Elephanta Island. Adjacent is the Jan…
Museum in Pune

Tribal Cultural Museum

About 1.5km east of the train station, this small museum showcases artefacts (jewellery, utensils, musical instruments, even black-magic accessories) from remote tribal belts. Highlights include some demonic-looking…
Memorial in Pune

Gandhi National Memorial

Aga Khan Palace now houses the Gandhi National Memorial where you can peek into the room where the Mahatma used to stay. Photos and paintings exhibit moments in his extraordinary life.