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Mahadji Shinde Chatri

Pune is situated along the Sahyadri Mountains home to Shivaji's most impressive forts.

Mahadji Shinde Chatri is around the corner from Sacred Heart town in Wanowrie. The construction began in 1830 and finished in 1910. This was built in memory of the Marathi warrior Mahadji Shinde who was military general between 1760 and 1780.

Pune is located at the joining of two rivers Mula and Mutha. Pune's name seems to comes from being located at the sangam. Earlier known as Punawadi (living by the river). The Sangam is a "Punya Vishaya (auspicious region).

With an elevation of 560 meters (1837 feet), Pune is known for a good climate (except April and May are blistering hot) and the highest differential temperatures with pleasant evenings and mornings even on the hot days.

Pune by area

Areas of Pune

Central – Laxmi Road
Parvati Hill
Shaniwar Wada Palace
Mahatma Phule Mandai
Lal Mahal
Taljai forest area

Deccan – JM Road
Pataleshwar Caves
Ferguson College
Pune University

Kalyani – Nagar Road/Lohegaon
Aga Khan Palace
Choki Dhani

Aund- Banner Road/Pimpri/Khadki/Kothrud- Paud Road
Oxford Golf Club

Kondhawa- Katraj
Mahadji Shinde Chatri
Vintage Car Museum
Katraj Zoo

Cantonment- Camp
Kayani Bakery
Race Cource
Empress Garden

Hadapsar- Solapur Road
Flying Club

Koregoan Park- Bund Garden
Boat Club

Around Pune
Karla Caves
Malhargad Fort
Sahyadri Mountains
Purundar Fort

Places to eat
231 Places to eat in Pune

Oxford of the East

Known at the "Oxford of the East" There are 250,000 University students at Pune and that is just the Sophmore class! Besides a University culture with students from 70 countries Pune also is the centre of Marathi culture.

Pune is close to Mumbai and Pune is itself the 8th largest city in India.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Highest differential temperatures in India (cool mornings and evenings)
  • Cons:April and May are blistering hot
  • Last visit to Pune: Sep 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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