If there is a city that is still intact with its all-original swag, it has to be Pune. The house of Maratha Empire and misal, the city filled with Symbiosis and scooters, the land of Rajgadh and The Flour Works, POONA – is a treat to all. You could be a tourist, a student or a resident: we have picked places that will make you only fall more in love with the ah-mazing! City.

Khandala

Even Aamir Khan couldn’t resist going to Khandala. Then why you should not go? It is monsoon and Khandala is the perfect place to visit over the weekend. It’s nearby and easy. Even the drive is picturesque and beautiful. You could just drive through and stop where you want to, it will be a pleasant feel and view.

Image source: Wikipedia

Junnar

Junnar is the birth place of Shivaji Maharaj. Located a little outside Pune city, Junnar is a place full of history. While you are here and exploring, do visit the Shaniwar Wada and explore the real stories of Peshwa Bajirao. Junnar is mainly known for its forts: Shivneri, Jeevdhan and Hadsar Forts, each carrying its own legacy and antiquity.

Image source: tourmet.com

Lohagad Fort

Lohagad fort has been captured and recaptured. It stayed with the Marathas for the longest period. But it has also seen the rule of several others including the Mughals. The fort, to date, stands tall and strong. It has become a famous spot for tourism and trekking. This fort is also a delight to photographers.

Image source: trekkerpedia.com

Sinhagad Fort

Sinhagad, literally translates to Lion’s Fort. Previously it was called Kondhana and it remained the focal point of many battles. It is most popular for the strategical architecture. Over the time it has also become a very important tourist attraction for its beauty.

Image Source: fortsandtreks.blogspot.com

Its foggy and misty. Aren’t you adventure thirsty yet?

 

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