Parvati

The Parvati hill is in fact a complex of five temples constructed by the Peshwas. The hill is 2100ft above mean sea level and is on of the highest point in the city. The temples on the top of this hill include those of Devadeveshwar (Shiva and Parvati) , Karttikeya, Vishnu , Vitthaland Rukmini. The [...]

Omkareshwar Temple

The Omkareshwar Temple is situated in the Shaniwar Peth on the banks of river Mutha. This is a Shiva temple constructed between 1740 to 1760 C.E. by Krishnajipant Chitrav. The temple faces east and has an impressive gateway. There is a Nagarakhana (a small music hall) over the gateway. There is a huge courtyard surrounded [...]

Trishund Ganapati

Trishundya Mayureshwar Ganapati temple is a small but beautiful temple located in Somwar Peth near the Kamala Nehru Hospital. There is a stream called as Nagazari which is very close to it. In fact when the temple was constructed there was a direct approach to the banks of the Nagazari from this temple. The construction [...]

Kasaba Ganpati

Kasaba Ganapati is considered as the presiding deity of the city of Pune. The custom is to seek the blessings of this deity before all auspicious, religious and social ceremonies. The credit for constructing the temple goes to Jijabai, mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The temple was constructed when she came to live in the Lal [...]

Deccan College

The Deccan College in Pune is the third oldest educational institute in the country. It started as a part of the Dakshina Fund started by a Maratha Sardar Khanderao Dabhade. It was continued by the Peshwas for the promotion of Sanskrit. The Fund was given the status of an institution named as the Hindoo College [...]

Pataleshar Cave Temple

The Pataleshwar cave temple is located on Jangali Maharaj road in the Shivajinagar area of Pune. It is a rock cut shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. This cave was created in circa 8th century C.E. and is dated to the Rashtrakuta period. The cave is located at a lower level than the present level of [...]

Mahadaji Shinde Chhatri

Famous as the Mahadaji Shinde Chhatri, this memorial structure of Mahadaji Shnde is an imposing monument constructed on the left bank of the Bhairoba stream in Wanavadi, an erstwhile village but now a suburb of Pune. This is a strong fortified complex with a huge fifteen ft. tall fortification wall surrounding the main complex. The [...]

Aga Khan Palace

The Aga Khan palace is a magnificent palace built by Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III in 1892 on the Pune Ahemadnagar highway. He built the palace as an act of charity for the famine stricken people of this region. The palace is spread over 19 acres of land and its architectural beauty surpasses all [...]

Vishrambagwada

Vishrambagwada lies on the Bajirao Road in the heart of the city. It was a built by the last Peshwa , Peshwa Bajirao II in 1807. This was a three storied luxurious mansion with beautiful wood carvings. The records inform that the cost of the construction was Rs. 2 lakh at that time. The total [...]

Shaniwarwada

Shaniwarwada was the palace of the Peshwas since the 18th century C.E. The construction started on a Saturday, hence the name Shaniwarwada was given to the palace. Started by Bajirao I on 10th January 1730 C.E. the monument was completed in 1732. Spread over 625 acres, it was primarily a residence for the Peshwa (Prime [...]