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PUNE: a historical marvel in India

 

Pune is a great historical marvel and is also voted as one of the best cities to live in India today. If you happen to be a first-time visitor in Pune then our itinerary guide is here to help you plan a great holiday to escape your mundane life. 

To kickstart your sightseeing trip, one of the recommendations is to visit Shaniwar Wada Palace, known to be the major seat of the Peshwa Empire in 1732. The entire walls of this love nest of Peshwa Bajirao and Mastani are decked in the scenes of Ramayana and Mahabharat with paint. The fortification of this palace includes five gateways that have distinct names such as the Dilli gate, the Mastani gate, the Khidki Darwaza, the Ganapati gate, and the Narayan Gate. The palace also holds a colossal statue of Lord Ganesha in the Ganapati Rang Mahal( another site inside the Shaniwar Wada Palace. Yet another thing that one cannot miss is the laser light and sound show that happens every evening on the premises of the palace.

Yet another historical marvel in the city is the Aga Khan Palace. It is one of the best monuments that you can visit in the heart of the city for spending a delightful day on your trip to Pune. The Palace is a memorial of Mahatama Gandhi and his life, the architecture is Islamic with some hints of Italian arches and ornate interiors, ultimately leaving visitors spellbound. This is a must-visit place if you are a first-timer in Pune. One can easily navigate back in time to the freedom movement of India led by Mahatama Gandhi just by glancing at the various artifacts, black and white pictures, and paintings. It is a paradise for history lovers.

A visit to the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, the entire architecture reeks of Rajasthani touch and holds the memory of Raja, a boy who died at the age of 7. Dr. Dinkar G. Kelkar curated the collection of this museum and it also houses an exact replica of the Mastani Mahal. 

Best Places to eat

Pune is a city for food lovers as you can find various delicacies in the city that are sure to allure you with their mouth-watering appeal. The Maratha Samrat is an authentic Maharashtrian restaurant famous for its thali-concept food servings. This is a sought-after place among locals and tourists alike. Yet another place to try in Pune is to savor a Vada Pav at the JJ Garden Vada Pav. If you are in Pune you cannot dare to miss the delicacies served at Kalyani Bakery. It is one of the best bakeries running since time immemorial. Don't forget to try some Shrewsbury biscuits from this bakery.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Which Airports serve Pune?

Travelers to or from Pune can find flights departing and landing respectively to and from Pune International airport (PNQ). The airport regales to a wide number of destinations and several passengers. The evaluated passenger count at the PNQ airport is more than 20 Lakhs yearly. 

How to commute from Pune International airport (PNQ) to different parts of the city?

Passengers can use the airport shuttle services via cabs and buses to travel in and around Pune city. Other local means of transport are available serving millions of passengers from PNQ to different parts of the city. 

How many airlines serve Pune International Airport (PNQ)? 

Airlines serving Pune airport are as follows: Indigo flies to more than 20 destinations, Spicejet flies to more than 12 destinations, AirAsia India flies to a total of 5 destinations and GoAir flies to 4 destinations. Besides these, PNQ airport is majorly served by 8 airlines catering to approximately 33 destinations. 

How many Destinations does PNQ fly to? 

PNQ flies to roughly 33 destinations. On average there are 5 departure flights per day from PNQ airport.

Which are the most popular air routes originating from Pune airport? 

Passengers are able to travel to and from Nepal, Bhutan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Malaysia as far as the most popular air routes originating from PNQ are concerned. 

When is the cheapest time to fly to Pune via PNQ airport?

The cheapest time to fly to Pune via PNQ airport is January as passengers are able to find a one-way ticket for as low as INR 2122. On the other hand, travelers are able to book a cheap round trip for as low as INR 3698.

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