Sitting at an altitude of 598m close to the Sahyadri hills on the edge of the Deccan plains, Pune is located in the state of Maharashtra. Capital of the Marathas sovereign state in the 16th century, cool and dry Pune was later chosen by the British in 1820 as an alternative headquarters for the neighbouring Bombay presidency. A legacy of these times is a number of British buildings and also a military cantonment now used by the Indian army.
To many outsiders, particularly foreigners, Pune is known as the home of the Osho International Meditation Resort (or ashram) founded in 1970 by the charismatic and controversial Bhagwan Rajneesh, or Osho (1931-1990). Rajneesh used a curious blend of Californian pop psychology and Indian mysticism to ensnare and motivate his followers. The centre still thrives today and is open for visitation.
Further draws in Pune include the awesome Raja Kelkar Museum which houses an eclectic collection of artworks and curios, Shaniwar Wada – a 17th century ruined fortress-like palace, the 8th century Pataleshvara Temple, the Tribal Cultural Museum and the Empress Botanical Gardens. Pune also houses the Gandhi National Memorial. After Gandhi delivered his momentous Quit India resolution in Bombay in 1942, he was interred with other leaders of India’s independence movement in Pune for nearly two years at the Aga Khan Palace. His wife Kasturba and also his secretary of 35 years, Mahadoebhai Desai died here during their imprisonment.
Tailormade Holidays to Pune
On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Pune.
The Centurion is part of the Quality Inn group, a boutique hotel with striking, modern interiors and spacious rooms.
Surrounded by IT Hubs like Giga Space Fortune Inn Jukaso is a smart choice for business and leisure travelers who seek high-quality accommodations with value for money.
The Taj Blue Diamond is a tranquil, comfortable hotel with modern, elegant rooms.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
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