Koregaon Park- Pune
Pune, popularly known as the 'Oxford of the East', Pune has become an IT hub with restaurants and malls mushrooming everywhere. The city and its pulse can be experienced by visiting some of the most popular tourist spots in the city. It offers a lot for the visitor to see and enjoy.
Places to see in Pune
Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati – the most endearing deity to devotees. Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati is the epitome of pride and honour to the city of Pune. Devotees from every part of India and the world come to pray to Lord Ganapati here every year. Dagdusheth Halwai Mandir is today, not only one of the most highly revered places of worship in India but a social institution actively engaged in social welfare and cultural development through Dagduseth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganapati Trust.The temple speaks of a long and glorious history. The deity of Lord Ganesha was incepted by Shri Dagdusheth Halwai and his wife Lakshmibai way back, when they lost their only son to the plague epidemic. Every year the Ganapati festival was celebrated with deep faith and enthusiasm not only by Dagdusheth’s family but the entire neighbourhood.
Distance from Hotel: 6.6 km
The Osho Ashram
It is a beautiful 28-acre campus, located 10 minutes away from the Hotel. With elegant black buildings, abundant foliage and Olympic-sized swimming pool, the Ashram is a must see.
Distance from Hotel: 700 m
Located on East Street, the bakery is famous for its Shrewsbury biscuits; Walnut Cake, Sponge Cake & many other mouth watering bakery items.
Distance from Hotel: 5.2 km
Saras Baug is a vast area of picturesque gardens surrounding a temple in the center of Pune. The central 18th-century temple is the park’s highlight, attracting visitors and devotees year-round. The temple’s pretty moat and spacious fields make it an ideal spot to take your children for a picnic on a sunny day. The entire complex, named after a type of crane bird, is spread across 25 acres (10 hectares) of land.
Distance from Hotel: 10.6 km
Bajirao Peshwa built the Shaniwar Wada in 1736. It is a seven storied mansion and served as a seat of political power during its time. It acclaimed tremendous importance and is the city’s main attraction till date. The Shaniwar Wada was largely destroyed by mysterious fires in 1827 which continued to rise during the 19th century and led to the destruction of the entire palace leaving just the mirror hall intact. When visiting the palace, one can still get a view of the leftover plinths, the fortification walls with five gateways, and nine bastions that enclosed the whole complex. The elaborate foundations of the original palace along with the nagarkhana showcasing the wooden pillars and lattice work add up to the beauty of the mansion. The sturdy doors were designed to be protected from the enemy.
Distance from Hotel: 6.1 km
Located in Wanowrie, Shinde Chatri houses the Samadhi of Shrimant Mahadji Shinde.
Distance from Hotel: 7.9 km
The Parvati Hill is situated in the southern end of the city and it takes 108 steps to climb atop the hill to get a magnificent view of the city. The hill has four temples dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh, Vishnu and Kartikeya respectively situated on top of the hill. The place also has a close association with the Peshwa rulers and is also a part of the Maratha history. Apart from the temples, there is also a Parvati museum that houses replicas of old manuscripts as well as paintings. The wooden pillars and ceiling present in the museum is of the original dwelling. The museum is a commemoration of the Peshwa rule and has a collection of portraits of the Peshwa rulers. The museum is also the deathbed or Samadhi Sthan of Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa.
Distance from Hotel: 12.9 km
The museum is situated at Bajirao Road and consists of art and crafts collected by late Shri Dinkar Kelkar. The museum has 42 sections and displays 12.5% of everyday art and craft in 6 galleries. Among a few sections the Ivory, Wooden Objects, Lamps, Objects of Beauty Culture, Arms & Armours, Tambol, Mastani Mahal, Terracotta, Toys, Musical Instruments, Leather Puppets, Paintings, Sculptures, Coins, Earthenware, Writing Implements, Bronzes, Textile, Kitchen Utensils, etc are a few. When entering the museum everyone is welcomed by the ornate wooden arch depicting Agni and Indra and the spectacular lamps.The main attraction of the museum is the Mastani Mahal which also depicts a few of the special exhibitions.
Distance from Hotel: 7.4 km
Pune central mall is a very beautiful and big mall in Pune. We can easily find here everything (everything here) like clothes, shoes, food, jewelry, food, super store, electronics etc. The mall has many international brands and its good in look (to look at), has a decent collection of clothes and offers good discounts.
Distance from Hotel: 9.3 km
The Digital studio has some variety and is worth visiting. It has three levels(the building has more floors but not part of the mall). The Shoppers Stop occupies one side, other stores are distributed across each level. Digital studio has some variety and worth visiting.
Distance from Hotel: 4.4 km
SGS Mall Pune,is the latest feather in the cap and an invaluable addition to the superb properties owned by Subhash Gulati Group and is considered as the most happening mall in the Pune City. This Mall is matchless in its ambience and is among the top malls of not only the country, but its presence is felt even internationally. No wonder, every leading brand in the country is represented in SGS Mall. The efforts/contribution made by the promoters of Subhash Gulati Group by working towards success of this Magnificent Shopping Mall is unique / beyond any comparisons. The events, branding and promotions at SGS Mall , made possible only due to the dedicated efforts of the management whose whole focus was on making the reputation of this fabulous shopping Mall soaring high.
Distance from Hotel: 4.8 km
Sinhagad is a fort that stands as a testimony to the bravery of the Maratha warriors under the leadership of Tanaji Malusare, the general of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The previous name of the fort was Kondhana. The massive fort has been the site of wanton bloodshed and great massacres in many a battle. The most famous among them is of course the 1670 battle where Tanaji Malusare sacrificed his life and the Maratha warriors captured the fort. Chhatrapati Shivaji termed Tanaji as "sinha" (Marathi equivalent for English "lion") and renamed Kondhana as Sinhagad. Among the chief features of the fort, steep slopes, huge walls and bastions are a few important ones. There are two entrances to the fort: Pune Darwaza in North East and Kalyan Darwaza in the South East.
Distance from Hotel: 36.7 km
Katraj Snake Park
Located in Katraj, this snake park is home to a number of snakes and other reptiles like crocodiles. One can see Snakes of diferent shapes and sizes in the park. Information about snakes with pictures is displayed in a library within the park. A zoo has also been recently added, making it an attractive tourist place, especially for children. This snake park is well-known in the form its work towards animals besides its snakes and reptiles. Recently it added a zoo to it as well. Neelimkumar Khaire is the Director of the Snake Park and is himself a snake-lover. He has introduced innovative methods of communication in the park such as providing information about snakes through braille for the blind at the snake park.
Getting there: A little out of the city, Katraj Snake Park is on the Pune Satara Highway near the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University.
Distance from Hotel: 15.3 km