Pune Famous Places

Pune is an amazing city and one of the top choices for many people to live in. There are various reasons for which this beautiful city is known for such as temples, food in Pune and weekend gateways to nearby places.

There are few historical places for those who love to explore the history of the city, and those who love doing adventurous activities can also find many suitable destinations for their activities. From sightseeing to picnic spots there are much more in the city for your holiday time. Here is the complete list of top places to visit in Pune with all the necessary information.

25 Memorable Places to Visit in Pune

1. Shivneri Fort

Located in Pune district, this place is known for the birth of Maratha King Chattrapati Shivaji. It was one of the most important forts during the Maratha rule. With seven huge doors and strong walls, the fort was constructed in such a way that it can protect Shivaji.

From the top of this fort, tourists can see the stunning view of the nearby landscape. The destination attracts the number of tourists because of the rich history of the fort and the association with king Shivaji who wanted to create a Hindu Swarajya.

  • Location: Junnar, Pune
  • Timings: 24 hours
  • Entry Fee: INR 5 per adult and INR 1 per child
2. Aga Khan Palace
The Aga Khan Palace in Pune

The Aga Khan Palace in Pune

One of the finest historical creations of the country, The Aga Khan Palace is one of the top places to visit in Pune. It was established in the year 1892 by Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III. The primary reason for its establishment was to help the needy people in the nearby places of the palace during the famine.

In 1942, Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi, and his secretary Mahadev Desai along with the Sarojini Naidu was imprisoned at Aga Khan Palace following the Quit India movement.

  • Location: Kalyani Nagar, Pune
  • Timings: 9 AM-5: 30 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 5 per adult, 2 per child and 100 per foreigner
3. Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple
Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple

Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple

There are very few ancient temples in India and Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple is one of them. This temple is also one of the famous tourist places in Pune which attract a lot of people traveling to this city. Devotees from the different part of the country visit this holy place on different occasions. This temple is also well known for its charitable activities.

The 10-day Ganesh festival is also celebrated at this temple in a very grand way, which is joined by different celebrities and politicians. This place will surely give a religious touch to your holidays.

  • Location: Budhvar Peth, Pune
  • Timings: 6 AM-11 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

4. Shinde Chhatri

Shinde Chhatri

Located in Wanawadi, Shinde Chhatri is an old memorial which was established in 18th-century. This memorial was built in the memory of Maratha leader Mahadji Shinde.

One of the oldest in the city, the recent renovated Anglo-Rajasthani architectural design of this building attracts many tourists to Pune which makes it a popular destination of the city. This place can also be added to your must-see places in Pune.

  • Location: Wanawadi, Pune
  • Timings: 6 AM-9 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 2 per person
5. Sinhagad
Sinhagad Fort

Sinhagad Fort

Located about 25KM away from the city of Pune, this hill fortress is 2000 years old as per the information available at this fort. Sinhagad which means ‘the fort of Lion’ has witnessed a number of battles including the battle of Sinhagad in the year 1671.

Sinhagad is situated on the top of the cliff from where you can also see the great view of the beautiful Sahyadri. History says that earlier known as Kondhana, the fort was under the region of Mohammad bin Tughlaq before Shivaji rebelled against Adilshahi and took the charge of this fort in 1647. This glorious history made it another attraction for the travelers.

  • Location: Thoptewadi, Pune
  • Timings: 6 AM-6 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

6. Parvati Hill

Parvati Hill

Parvati hill is located 2100ft above the sea level, this place is an amazing destination for the tourists to witness a mind-blowing view of Pune and a fantastic sunrise. About 103-step of the climb will take you to the top of this magnificent hill where you can find five temples which were built by Peshwas.

Among these temples, the main temple is called Parvati temple. This hill is a famous attraction for the sightseeing travelers, as well as for the trekkers and devotees.

  • Location: Parvati Hill, Pune
  • Timings: 5 AM-8 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
7. National Defence Academy

National Defence Academy (

At National Defence Academy (NDA), cadets get the training for all the major services of India which includes the Army, Air Force, and the Navy. NDA has a huge reputation for producing some of the finest mountaineers, sportsmen and Olympic champions who are making the nation proud. Other than that, this place is also a fine example of a stunning architectural design which attracts many eyes.

For the motivational purpose, educational institutes and organized groups can visit this academy. Apart from these groups, anyone who wants to visit NDA can ask for the permission by writing to the academy through post or email.

  • Location: Khadakwasla, Pune
  • Timings: Sunday 10 AM-12:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
8. Bund Garden

Bund Garden

Bund garden is a famous picnic spot in Pune. Greenery lovers who love to spend some peaceful time would definitely love this place. The chirping sound and the flocking of birds at this garden is a delight to watch.

Boating in the lake and jogging around the garden are the other activities that usually people do here. The picturesque views of this garden and a pleasant ambiance make it one of the best places to visit in Pune.

  • Location: Yerwada, Pune
  • Timings: 6 AM-9 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
9. National War Museum
National War Museum

National War Museum

Dedicated to the independence war martyrs, the National War Museum is a must-visit place for all the patriots of the nation. The museum in Pune has a Mig 23 BN for display purpose which was used in Kargil War.

Other than that, a replica of INS Trishul can also be seen at this place which was used in Pakistan War of 1971 and Portuguese-Indian War. This place gives the motivational vibes to the Indian visitors as well as attracts many foreign tourists who are curious about Indian history.

  • Location: Ghorpadi, Pune
  • Timings: 9 AM-5: 30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
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10. Shaniwar Wada Palace

Shaniwar Wada Palace

Built in 1732, Shaniwar Wada Palace is another historical building which attracts many Pune sightseeing travelers. Earlier it was under the control of Peshwas of Maratha Empire till 1818 and later lost it to the Britishers. The most highlighted part of this place is its Mughal architectural design which also features the Maratha artistic styles.

There is a famous door of this palace which is 21 feet tall and known as Delhi Darwaza. Due to an unexplained fire, the palace was destroyed in 1827, but the remaining part of the palace was maintained for sightseeing for the tourists. Despite the myth that this Palace is haunted, it remains one of the famous places of Pune.

  • Location: Shaniwar Wada Palace, Pune
  • Timings: 8 AM-6 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 5 per Indian, 125 per foreigner
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11. Osho Ashram
Osho Ashram

Osho Ashram

If you want to have a gala time with your friends and family and are looking for the perfect place for that then visiting Osho Ashram can be nothing less than a retreat.

The ashram is located in the area of Koregaon Park and offers a totally distinguished time to the visitors. This is the perfect place where you can relax as well as you can interact with the thousands of people visiting the place.

  • Location: Koregaon Park, Pune
  • Timings: 6 AM–8 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 870 per Indian, INR 1790 per foreigner
12. Chaturshringi Temple

Chaturshringi Temple (

This temple is one of the major attractions of Pune which was built under the rule of Shivaji Maharaj. The temple has great importance and belief amongst the local resident and throughout the year many devotees visit the temple to seek the blessings.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chaturshringi. It is believed that the temple has a naturally found idol of the Goddess. The architecture of the temple is an added attraction to the beauty of the temple.

  • Location: Shivaji Nagar, Pune
  • Timings: 6 AM-9 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free entry
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13. Pataleshwar Cave Temple
Pataleshwar Cave Temple

Pataleshwar Cave Temple

This very famous visiting place in Pune was constructed in the 8th century and till now is one of the major attractions of the city. This temple has been carved from a single piece of basalt rock which gives its shape a unique touch.

This temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva catches a lot of attraction of the tourists and visitors. The architecture of the temple includes a Nandi bull, massive pillars and an amazing idol of Lord Shiva.

  • Location: Shivaji Nagar, Pune
  • Timings: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free entry
14. Saras Baug

Saras Baug (

This is one of the best places that you can visit with your family and loved ones in the evening for a relaxing time. You can enjoy the beauty and peace of the sunset at this location and thus can get over your stress within no time.

This park is one of the favorite locations of the people who are looking for something where they can have a lazy holiday and picnic with their loved ones. It is usually crowded in the evening.

  • Location: Sadashiv Peth, Pune
  • Timings: 6 AM-9 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
15. Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

This zoo makes the perfect destination to be visited with kids. It offers a wide variety of animals like deer, tiger, elephants, white tigers, etc. The zoo is extremely large and thus you need an entire day to thoroughly visit the zoo and to witness the huge variety of animals.

This place is actually divided into 3 main attractions like the animal orphanage, zoo and the snake park. Each of the places has its own attractions and in total this place becomes one of the major attractions in Pune.

  • Location: Katraj Dairy, Pune
  • Timings: 9:30 AM-6 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 25 per person
16. Mulshi Dam

Mulshi Dam

If you are a nature lover and love to visit places where you can get close to the beauty of nature then you must visit Mulshi Dam. This place has got an amazing beauty which can attract many eyes towards it.

It just not the place but the nearby places to Mulshi Dam are also a great attraction to the tourists. You can also find many resorts near the place and thus there is no problem of accommodation for the tourists.

  • Location: Mulshi Taluk, Pune
  • Timings: 9 AM-6 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
17. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

This place is a treat for all the history lovers. This museum has got all the right flavors that one needs to explore the rich history and culture of Pune. There are a total of 36 parts in the museums which signify different sections of the museums.

You can find some great stuff while your visit to the place, therefore you must plan an entire day to visit the museum. Some of the major attractions of the place are that of Mughal period.

  • Location: Shukrawar Peth, Pune
  • Timings: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 5 for children, INR 20 for adults, INR 200 for foreign tourist, INR 50 for foreign children
18. Khadakwasla Dam

Khadakwasla Dam

This is one of those popular tourist destinations of Pune which attracts the tourists with its amazing view and picturesque location. Most of the people visit the place to have a relaxing time in the peaceful surroundings of the place.

The nearby locations to the dam are so beautiful that they can grab the attention of the tourists within no time. You may also visit Peacock Bay, Bahuli village, Neelkanteshwar temple, etc. while visiting the dam.

  • Location: Khadakwasla Village, Pune
  • Timings: 24 hours
  • Entry Fee: INR 230 for children, INR 300 for adults
19. Lohagarh Fort

Lohagad Fort

This fort is the evidence of the significant rule of Peshwa in Pune. The place will keep your interest with a number of things that you can find belonging to the several kings of that time.

Although the place is mostly ruined from most of the places, it is still a charm with its beauty and architecture. Visiting the fort should definitely on your list when visiting Pune as it will enrich you with the deep culture of the place.

  • Location: Lohagad Trek Road, Pune
  • Timings: 9 AM-6 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
20. Vetal Hill

Vetal Hill (

Vetal point is Pune’s highest point and can offer you with an amazing view. It is, therefore, one of the most attractive places in Pune that the tourist visit to explore the hidden beauty of Pune.

It would be totally worth visiting the place and thus it is also one popular spot of Pune. You will have to trek to reach to the hills and this further enhances the experience of the visitors and gives them a pleasant experience of trekking.

  • Location: Pashan, Pune
  • Timings: 24 hours, morning visits suggested
  • Entry Fee: Free
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21. Vaishali Restaurant

Vaishali Restaurant

The amazing and delicious dishes at this restaurants can be the perfect start of your day for Pune sightseeing. This restaurant is one of the most preferred ones amongst the visitors and tourist and this is one of the most popular and busiest restaurants in Pune.

This restaurant is a hub for travelers and thus you may get to meet with a lot of other travelers. The South Indian and Maharashtrian breakfast is the speciality of the place.

  • Location: Ferguson College Road, Pune
  • Timings: 7 AM-11 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free, pay only for what you eat
22. Shivaji Bridge

Shivaji Bridge

It won’t be wrong to call this place as a vantage point of Pune. As a matter of fact, this bridge acts as an entry gate for the city of old Pune. Many visitors visit the place for getting some amazing pictures in Pune city. You can also visit the bridge for having a nice pleasant walk in the evening.

  • Location: Near Shanivarwada, Pune
  • Timings: 24 hours
  • Entry Fee: Free
23. Koregaon Park

Koregaon Park

This can be the perfect place that you can visit with your friends for having a gala time in the evening. There are a number of restaurants and cafes that can be visited. Thus, this place offers you an immense variety of options in terms of restaurants and food.

As an added advantage to this place, you can also do some great shopping at this place after trying the different delicious cuisines varieties here.

  • Location: Pune
  • Timings: 24 hours
  • Entry Fee: Depends on the type of restaurant chosen
24. Pu La Garden

Pu La Garden

This is one of the favorite places in Pune which is visited by people who are looking for a peaceful and relaxing place to spend their time. The wide collection of flowers and plants including various landscapes, beautiful ambiance, etc. makes the place simply beautiful to visit.

Most of the people prefer visiting the place in the evening to get rid of all the tiredness of the entire day. you would surely love the ambiance of the place.

  • Location: Sinhagad Road, Pune
  • Timings: 6 AM-10:30 AM, 4 PM-8 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 5 per person
25. Lal Mahal

Lal Mahal

This famous and popular monument in Pune was constructed in the year 1630 and till date is one of the most attractive places in Pune. The place is famous amongst the locals of Pune and tourists for the fact that Shivaji Maharaj once lived at this place.

Although the original structure of the place had undergone a lot of modifications, still the modified and present structure of the place attracts many tourists with its beauty and charm.

  • Location: Durvankur Society, Kasba Peth, Pune
  • Timings: 9 AM-1 PM, 4 PM-8 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 3 per person

There is a lot more to experience in Pune other than these top places which can make your experience a memorable one.

Stop thinking about it and plan your next holiday trip to Pune, and make it even better by staying in one of these hotels in Pune. And if you recently visited any of these places, then don’t forget to share your experience in the comments section below. Have a great time!

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