Solo Riding Ahmednagar to Pune – Motovlog [S1 – Ep4] on Dominar 400 UG South India Ride

With a projected population of 7.4 million as of 2020, Pune, known as Poona (the official name from 1818 until 1978), is one of India’s most significant industrial and educational cities. Pune is regarded as the state of Maharashtra’s cultural and educational hub. It has repeatedly been named “the most liveable city in India.” The urban core of the self-named Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR), which encompasses the municipal corporation areas of Pimpri-Chinchwad (PCMC), Pune (PMC), and the three cantonment towns of Camp, Khadki, and Dehu Road, is comprised of Pune. As of 2021, the PMR had a land area of 7,256 sq km, making it the most significant metropolitan region in Maharashtra and the fifth largest in India.

Pune is the administrative center of the Pune district and is located 560 meters (1,837 feet) above sea level on the Deccan plateau, on the right bank of the Mutha river. One of the most important political centers in the Indian subcontinent in the 18th century, the city served as the residence of the Peshwas, the Maratha Empire’s prime ministers. The city was formerly governed by the Mughals, the Adil Shahi dynasty, and the Ahmadnagar Sultanate. The Lal Mahal, the Kasba Ganapati temple, and Shaniwar Wada are examples of historical sites. The Mughal-Maratha Wars and the Anglo-Maratha Wars are significant historical occurrences involving the city.

Pune is frequently referred to as the “Oxford of the East” since it has multiple top-tier educational institutions and is also primarily recognized as India’s most significant automobile and manufacturing hub. In recent years, Pune has become a significant international educational hub, hosting nearly half of all international students studying in India. Renowned engineering, information technology, and film schools, as well as schools for management science and advanced training, draw students and professionals from India and abroad.

Pune is positioned at 18° 32″ north latitude and 73° 51″ east longitude. 15.642 km2 is the entire area of the city. Road distances from Pune to Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Mumbai are 1,173 km (729 mi), 734 km (456 mi), 570 km (350 mi), and 149 km (93 mi), respectively.

Pune is located at an elevation of 560 meters (1,840 feet) above sea level on the western edge of the Deccan plateau. The Sahyadri mountain range, which acts as a barrier between here and the Arabian Sea, is on its leeward side. A steep city, Vetal Hill, rises to 800 meters (2,600 feet) above sea level. The Sinhagad fort is 1,300 meters above sea level (4,300 feet).

Pune’s historical city is located at the meeting of the Mula and Mutha rivers. The Pavana and Indrayani rivers, tributaries of the Mula and Bhima rivers, go through Pune’s northwest neighborhoods.


Pune, a contemporary city, has numerous distinctive neighborhoods. Some examples include the various peths of the old city on the eastern bank of the Mutha River, the British-established cantonment areas of Khadki and Camp, and countless suburbs. There are numerous Peths throughout Pune’s typical neighborhoods. Akurdi, Nigdi, Chinchwad, and other neighboring areas established a new governing municipal corporation due to the industrial expansion in these regions.

The ten talukas that make up the Pune district are included in the 7,256 km2 Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR), which was first formed in 1967. The PMR’s urban center, which also contains seven municipal councils and 842 villages, is made up of the areas of PMC and PCMC as well as the three cantonment areas of Camp, Khadki, and Dehu Road.

Numerous people have moved into the city due to the city’s rapid industrialization during the 1960s. The number of slum houses has increased since the housing supply has not kept up with demand. In 486 slum areas, 36% of the population resides. Of them, 10% of the slum households lack power, and 45% lack indoor plumbing. On mixed-ownership land, one-third of the slums are located. Depending on their status (formal or informal) and the extent to which non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community organizations (CBOs), and government agencies are involved and dedicated to improving local living circumstances, slum conditions vary greatly. Since the 1990s, Pune has developed several iconic gated communities and integrated townships, including Magarpatta, Nanded City, Amanora, Blue Ridge, Life Republic, and Lavasa. They also provide access to infrastructure and commercial prospects. In 2012, Pune had six townships with up to 15,000 housing units, and 25 more were in the planning stages, according to the PMC.

Pune was placed 145th out of 440 cities in the Mercer 2017 Quality of Life Rankings, which examined the quality of living in each city. Pune was ranked second in India behind Hyderabad at 144. The 2017 Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) report, published by the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, named Pune the best governor of 23 major cities. The same source also highlights Pune as one of nine emerging cities worldwide and one of nine evolving business centers.

Pune Peths

In the Marathi language, a neighborhood in Pune is called ” Peth ” generally. The old city of Pune, which still exists, consists of seventeen peths. Before the British arrived, most were built during the Maratha empire’s era of Maratha and Peshwa’s sovereignty over the city in the 18th century. Pune has numerous unique place names, or peths, for its numerous neighborhoods. The names of their founders and the days of the week were on the bulk of them.


In Pune, there are three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter. Pune has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen Aw), similar to a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen BSh). The typical summer season lasts from mid-March until mid-June, with highs occasionally exceeding 42 °C (108 °F). May is the warmest month in Pune. May in the city is frequently accompanied by strong, dusty winds and excessive humidity. Due to Pune’s high altitude, the nights are typically cold, even during the hottest months. On April 30, 1897, a temperature of 43.3 °C (109.9 °F) was reached.

The monsoon season lasts from June to October, when temperatures range from 22 to 28 °C (72 to 82 °F) and moderate rainfall. The wettest month of the year is July, which receives most of the city’s annual rainfall of 722 mm (28.43 in), which falls between June and September. Storms with hail are not unheard of. The average daytime temperature in December and January is around 29 °C (84.2 °F), while the average overnight temperature is around 12 °C (53.6 °F). On January 17, 1935, a temperature of 1.7 °C (35.1 °F) was observed. The city’s lowest-ever recorded maximum temperature was merely 18.9°C (66°F), which was recorded on March 1, 2015.


Historical landmarks include the rock-cut Pataleshwar cave temple, built in the eighth century, the Shaniwarwada in the eighteenth, the Aga Khan Palace in the nineteenth, the Lal Mahal, and the Sinhagad fort. Shinde Chhatri, in Wanowrie, is a monument honoring the legendary Maratha general Mahadaji Shinde (Scindia). The Wada, or courtyard-style homes, were common in the old city. However, many of these have been destroyed, and modern structures have taken their place.

The Vishrambaug Wada, the last residence of the Peshwa, is a well-known Wada in Pune and is currently undergoing renovations by the municipal corporation. The Cantonment’s early 20th-century Garden Cities Movement design and the city’s British Raj bungalow architecture are other notable features. The Mahindra United World College of India, the Centre for Development Studies and Activities, the YMCA Retreat at Nilshi, and the Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies are just a few of the city’s landmark architectural creations by Christopher Charles Benninger.

Parks, Zoos, and Museums

Raja Dinkar Kelkar, Mahatma Phule Industrial, Deccan College Museum of Maratha History, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railway, and Pune Tribal Museum are a few of the museums in Pune. The largest cricket museum in the world, Blades of Glory, is also located in Pune. A rail display with a meter-gauge train is part of the equipment museum and archive at the College of Military Engineering. There is a memorial to Kasturba Gandhi, who passed away at the Aga Khan Palace, while Mahatma Gandhi was housed there during the Quit India agitation.

Pune has surprisingly few sizable public parks and gardens for a city of its size. The Kamala Nehru Park, Sambhaji Park, Shahu Udyan, Peshwe Park, Saras Baug, Empress Gardens, and Bund Garden are just a few of the city’s parks and green areas. The Korakuen Garden in Okayama, Japan, is modeled after Pu La Deshpande Udyan. The Hanuman Hill, Vetal Hill, and Taljai Hills are on hills inside the municipal limits, all designated natural reserves.

Katraj is home to the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park. In 1999, the zoo and the reptile park in Katraj amalgamated; the zoo had previously been situated at Peshwe Park.

Arts Performances

The Marathi culture heavily supports both experimental and professional theatre. Famous theatres in the city include the Tilak Smarak Ranga Mandir, Bal Gandharva Ranga Mandir, Bharat Natya Mandir, Yashwantrao Chavan Natya Gruha, and Sudarshan Rangmanch.

The Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, one of the most renowned and sought-after Indian classical music festivals in India, is held in Pune every year in December. The Ganesh Kala Krida Rangamanch is the city’s largest indoor theatre, with a seating capacity of about 45,000. It honors Sawai Gandharva’s life and accomplishments. In Pune, a music event called Diw Pah was first imagined to take place the morning of the Diwali celebration.


In Pune, the Ganesh Festival is openly and widely observed. To get around the colonial British government’s 1892 legislation against the public assembly, Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak began the festival’s public celebration. All around Pune, pandal structures with Ganesh idols have been built. During the festival, many Ganesh mandals (local organizations) present live or figure performances known as Dekhava. These programs frequently feature socially conscious messages. Dhol-Tasha Pathak accompanies the Ganpati procession (groups who play Dhol-Tasha percussion instruments). With approximately 150 such organizations functioning in and around Pune, involvement in various pathaks has defined Pune’s culture. The custom of Dhol-Tasha pathaks is primarily linked to Jnana Prabodhini, a social organization in Pune.

Historical Places To Visit In Pune

Historical Places in Pune with Names

  1. Fort Shivneri

A military structure from the 17th century, Shivneri Fort is situated close to Junnar in the Pune region of Maharashtra, India. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the emperor and creator of the Maratha Empire was born there.

Since the first century AD, Buddhism has been recognized as the dominant religion in Shivneri. Its caves, rock-cut structures, and water system show that people have lived there since the first century AD. Shivneri received its name since the Yadavas of Devagiri owned it. The primary purpose of this fort was to protect the ancient trade route from Desh to the port city of Kalyan. Read More

2. Palace of Aga Khan

In the Indian city of Pune, Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III constructed the Aga Khan Palace. The Palace was a charitable gesture by the spiritual leader of the Nizari Ismaili Muslims, who intended to aid the underprivileged in Pune’s surrounding districts who had been severely affected by famine. Read More

3. Temple of Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati

The Hindu deity Ganesh is honored in the Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati temple, which is situated in Pune. Over a hundred thousand pilgrims visit the Temple annually. During the ten-day Ganeshotsav festival, celebrities and Maharashtra’s chief ministers visit the Temple as devotees. The primary Ganesh idol is covered by a $130,000 (or 10 million) insurance policy. The Temple has existed for 130 years. 2017 marked the 125th anniversary of its Ganapati. Read More

4. Chhatri Shinde

A memorial to the 18th-century Maratha military officer Mahadji Shinde, who led the Maratha army under the Peshwas from 1760 to 1780, can be seen in Pune, India’s Wanawadi neighborhood. Read More

5. Sinhagad

A historic hill fortress called Sinhagad is situated 49 kilometers southwest of Pune. The Fort, formerly known as Kondhana, had witnessed numerous conflicts, most notably the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670. Read More

6. Parvati Hill

A hill in Pune, India, is known as Parvati Hill. It reaches 2,100 feet (640 meters) above sea level. One of Pune’s most picturesque destinations, the Parvati Temple, is perched atop the hill. Read More

7. National Museum of War

A national memorial honoring and remembering Indian military personnel who took part in wars throughout India’s independence is known as the National War Memorial. Read More

8. Palace of Shaniwar Wada

In the Indian city of Pune, there is a medieval fortification called Shaniwar Wada. Built-in 1732, it served as the principal residence of the Maratha Empire’s Peshwas until 1818. Read More

9. Temple of Chaturshringi

The Chaturshringi Mandir, one of Pune’s most revered temples, should be on your list of sites to see when you’re in the city. This temple, located on Senapati Bapat Road near Pune University in Gokhale Nagar, has long been a destination for Mahakali and Shri Chaturshringi worshippers. Read More

10. Temple of Pataleshwar Cave

There are caverns you are afraid to enter, but not all of them are! Some of them resemble fantasies and bear the light within. Pataleshwar Cave Temple in Pune houses a treasure that few of us are fortunate enough to discover. Right in the centre of town! Read More

11. Museum Raja Dinkar Kelkar

In Pune, Maharashtra, India, there is a museum honouring Raja Dinkar Kelkar. It includes Dr Dinkar G. Kelkar’s (1896–1990) collection, which is devoted to Raja, his only son. Several sculptures dating back to the fourteenth century are housed in the three-story structure. Read More

12. Fort Lohagarh

In India’s Rajasthan state, Lohagarh Fort (also known as Iron Fort) is located in Bharatpur. The Jat lords of Bharatpur built it. The Lohagarh Fort, one of the most powerful structures ever constructed in Indian history, was one of the many forts and palaces that Maharaja Suraj Mal (1755–1763 CE) built throughout his empire. Read More

13. Lal Mahal

Lal Mahal, a historical relic from the 16th century, is located close to Shaniwar Wada in Pune. The palace has interesting tales to tell about being the target of numerous invasions and a brief resurrection. Shahaji Bhosle, the father of Shivaji Maharaj, had it initially renovated in the 1630s so that his family could live there. Read More

14. Shivaji Bridge

Shivaji Bridge, one of Pune’s most significant architectural icons, is a must-see while you’re here. Despite being more than 110 years old, this enormous structure, also known as Lloyd Bridge, is still referred to as “Nava Pul” or the new bridge. Read More

15. Vishrambaug Wada

Peshwa Baji Rao II, the final Peshwa of the Maratha confederacy, lived in a beautiful home called Vishrambaag Wada in early 19th-century Pune on Thorale Bajirao Road. On the bottom of the 20,000 square foot, Wada is a post office, a few other municipal administration offices, and a tiny museum of Maratha antiquities. Read More

16. Rasalgad

India’s Maharashtra state has the Fort of Rasalgad. It’s 15 kilometers east of Khed City. The Fort has been transformed into a tourist destination. Its defenses are in terrific shape. Read More

17. Tribal Museum

This museum is an excellent opportunity to get to know these elusive people, which is otherwise not feasible. Tribal groups have long been interesting. The location is home to a fantastic collection of artifacts from over 47 Maharashtrian tribes. Read More

18. Dehu Gatha temple

The most prominent and most respected temple in the city is Dehu Gatha Temple. It was constructed in the 17th century along the Indrayani River banks and is dedicated to Sant Tukaram Maharaj. Read More

19. Nana Wada

Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800), the top administrative officer of the Peshwas, constructed Nana Wada, a traditional residence measuring 20,000 square feet, which is situated next to the Vasant Theatre in Budhwar Peth. This house is said to have been constructed by him in about 1780 for personal use. Read More

20. Mahatma Phule Museum

In the Indian state of Maharashtra, in the city of Pune, is the Mahatma Phule Museum. It was established in 1890 under the name Poona Industrial Museum before changing its name to Lord Reay Museum. It was renamed the Mahatma Phule Museum in 1968. Read More

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People Also Ask:

Why is Pune famous for?

The Lal Mahal, the Kasba Ganapati temple, and Shaniwar Wada are examples of historical sites. The Mughal-Maratha Wars and the Anglo-Maratha Wars are significant historical occurrences involving the city. Pune is India’s most crucial automobile and manufacturing powerhouse and second-largest IT hub.

What is Pune best for?

There are many historical sites in Pune. Our city has much to explore for tourists and residents, including historic palaces, busy markets, warrior monuments, and a 169-year-old library.

Why is Pune famous for tourism?

The Osho Ashram in Pune is well-known worldwide and draws devotees from all over. The Shaniwar Wada Palace and the Aga Khan Palace are two of the region’s most significant palaces and temples.

Is Pune good for tourists?

Pune is home to several historical landmarks and museums. Some historical and architectural treasures worth visiting include the Aga Khan Palace, Pataleshwar, the Chaturshringi Temple, the Sinhagad Fort, and the well-known Shaniwar Wada.

Which is best travel in Pune?

  • Gardens and Hills Empress Garden, Pune: Places to Visit in Pune.
  • Pune’s Parvati Hill.
  • Pune’s Okayama Friendship Garden.
  • Pune’s Vetal Hill.
  • Pune’s Bund Garden.
  • Pune’s Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
  • Pune’s Saras Baug.

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