Pune is the the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and the ninth most populous city in the country. Situated Deccan plateau on the right bank of the Mutha river, Pune is the 7th ranking industrial metro of India at present. Infact Kothrud has achieved a place in the Guinness book of world records for having the fastest urban growth rate, and one of the most important IT hubs in India. Pune is known for its educational facilities and relative prosperity. Being the cultural capital of Maharashtra,
Pune became popular with the rise of Maratha ruler Shivaji. He spent his early childhood in Pune at Lal Mahal, a palace built by his father Shahaji, where Shivaji's mother Jijabai lived for a decade. Aurangazeb's uncle, Shahistekhan was defeated at Lal Mahal by Shivaji.Aurangazeb named Pune as Muhiyabad after the death of Shivaji in 1680. Pune again gained importance during the period of the second Peshwa Thorala (senior) Bajirao who ruled from 1720 to 1740.
During monsoon the western ghat enhances its beauty. At that time, all red brown terrain changes into a deep, bright green with dense rain clouds hanging from the sides. The option for trekking is also available.
Lonavala is best weekend destination for people of Maharashtra. Lonavala is situated in Pune district of Maharashtra. It is about 64 km away from the city ofPune, 96 km away from the city ofMumbai. Here you will get the mesmerized view. Lonavla Lake is surrounded by natural scenery, about 1.6 km from the town.
Darshan Museum is a biographical museum that offers an insight into the life and therefore the teachings of Sadhu Vaswani. The museum is built on a space of 10000 sq. feet; on the first floor of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission Building.
Bhuleshwar Temple is a hindu temple of Shiva, situated around 45km from Pune it is a historical Temple in Pune.The temple is situated on a hill and was built in the 13th century.The temple is unique as its architecture is Islamic from outside and appears more as a mosque than a temple due to its resemblance of circular tomb and minarets.
Clad in history and ancient tales, the quaint village of Rajmachi is also among the best places to near Pune in monsoon. Located around 78km from the city limits, this hamlet is embraced by the enchanting charm of the Sahyadri Mountains and the historic Rajmachi Fort serving as the main attraction.With the fortified Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts as the fortified structures, a trek to Rajmachi Fort is a must for the adrenaline junkies.
Located around 57km from Pune's city limits, Lavasa or the first private planned city in India is a heaven for the nature lovers. Cossetted with stunning hills and evergreen pastures, this hill city spreads around 25,000 acres and is known for its peaceful ambience, serenity and gorgeousness andmake it to this beautiful hill city and explore its grandiosity on a jovial segway ride. Navigate through the quaint lanes of Lavas, ride steadily through its opulent beauty and discover the charm and appeal of Lavasa.