The cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune is a city of contrasting identities. Known as the ‘Oxford of the East’ due to its many renowned educational institutions, Pune is also globally famous for the Osho International Meditation Resort. The city was once the capital of the great Peshwa empire, and preserves many historical attractions such as forts, temples, palaces, and other architectural structures. Another highlight that makes the city a favourite among its inhabitants is the preferred moderate weather. Despite its deep-rooted heritage, Pune is a thriving city climbing towards economic prosperity and making way for a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society.
The historic Aga Khan Palace built by Sultan Aga Khan III in 1892 is one of Pune’s most visited sites. The structure has served as confinement quarters for several key leaders of the Quit India Movement including Mahatma Gandhi. The memorial in the main palace was created as a homage to the great leader. Other attractions in the palace include the serene gardens that make for a relaxing walk. The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum houses a vast collection of objects used in daily life in India. The items include kitchen utensils, writing instruments, lamps, clothing, toys, hookah pipes, etc. along with a gallery of musical instruments. Apart from being a destination for cultural trips, Pune also has some of the best microbreweries in the country, including the first in India. The pub culture in the city is well-established and gives visitors a chance to let their hair down while soaking in the energy of Pune.
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