Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati
Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple in Pune is dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesh. The temple is popular in Maharashtra and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. The temple is a beautiful construction and boasts a rich history of over 100 years. Jay and Vijay, the two sentinels made of marble catch the eye of all at the outset. The construction is so simple that all the proceedings in the temple along with the beautiful Ganesh idol can be seen even from outside. The Ganesh idol is 7.5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It is adorned with nearly 8 kilos of gold. The devotees of Lord Ganesh offer Him gold and money and with every offering the Lord gets richer and richer.
Location: 2.6 Km from Hotel
Sinhagad Fort is located at a distance of 35 km from Pune. Meaning 'The Lion's Fort', it is situated on a hill rising 800 m above the surrounding countryside. Site of the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670, the fort was previously called Kondana. At an elevation of 1,350 m above sea level, the fort lies on an isolated cliff of the Bhuleswar Range of the Sahyadari Mountains. Kalyan Darwaja in the southeast and the Pune Darwaja in the northeast mark the entrances of the fort. Named after the sage Kaundinya, the previous edifice of the fort contained Kaundinyeshwar Temple, caves and carvings. Believed to have been built 2,000 years back, it was captured from the Koli tribal chieftain, Nag Naik, by Muhammad bin Tughlaq in 1328 AD.
Location: 35.8 Km from Hotel
Shaniwar Wada was the seat of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha Empire until 1818 when the Peshwas surrendered to the British. Built by the Peshwa Bajirao I of Maratha Dynasty in 1730, the edifice is a real specimen of Maratha culture. Palace of the rulers of Peshwa dynasty also shows the influence of Mughal style and the feature of Maratha artistic styles in its architectural design. Paintings depicting scenes from the epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata are present on the walls of the fort. Main door of the palace is about 21 ft tall. Polished marble, arranged in a mosaic pattern made the floors of the palace that was adorned with rich Persian rugs.
Location: 2.0 Km from Hotel
Mulshi is the name of a major dam on the Mula river in India. It is located in the Mulshi taluka administrative division of the Pune district of Maharashtra State. Water from the dam is used for irrigation as well as for producing electricity at the Bhira hydroelectric power plant, operated by Tata Power. The station operates six 25MW Pelton turbines established in 1927 and one 150MW Pumped Storage Unit. Water from this reservoir located in Krishna river basin is diverted to the Bhira power house for generating Hydro electricity.
Location: 48.5 Km from Hotel
Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park has been open to the public since 1999. Commonly known as the Rajiv Gandhi Zoo, it is managed by the Pune Municipal Corporation. Within its 165 acres of area, the zoo contains an animal orphanage, a snake park, and a zoo, along with the 42-acre Katraj Lake. After becoming a rescue centre for wild animals, collections of Peshwe Park were moved to this zoo. Reptiles, mammals and some birds find abode in the zoo.
Location: 8.5 Km from Hotel.
Torna Fort, also known as Prachandagad, is a large fort located in Pune district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is historically significant because it was the first fort captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643, at the age of 16, forming the nucleus of the Maratha empire. The hill has an elevation of 1,403 metres (4,603 ft) above sea level, making it the highest hill-fort in the district.
Location: 48.8 Km from Hotel