Category: Pune

Shaniwar Wada

Shaniwar Wada was built in 1732 at a total cost of Rs 16,110 by Bajirao I, the Peshwa (Prime Minister) to the Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shahu. At it’s peak in the 18th century, the Maratha Empire controlled an area over half of present day India, and easily rivalled the size of the Mughal Empire that preceded it.


Pataleshwar Caves

It’s hard to believe a place like this could be located on the downtown Jangli Maharaj Road (JM Road) in Pune. Most cave complexes I’ve visited in India have been situated in more rural locations, this comes as a complete surprise and is well worth a visit if you […]

Aga Khan Palace – Pune

The Aga Khan Palace in Pune was built in 1892 by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III. The Palace is a national monument of India’s freedom movement. Following the launch of the Quit India movement in 1942, Gandhi, his wife Kasturba, and his secretary Mahadevbhai Desai were interned […]

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum – Pune

           Pune’s Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum contains the collection of Dr Dinkar G. Kelkar (1896–1990), dedicated to the memory of his only son, Raja, who died an untimely tragic death. The collection was started in the 1920s and by 1960 it contained around 15,000 objects. By all accounts […]