Important Tourist Places

Interests Places in and around Pune:


Kamshet is 85 km from Pune in Pune district. It is 11 km from the twin-hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala, and is accessible by road and rail from Mumbai (Bombay) and Pune. The area around Kamshet is surrounded by scenery, and is home to small villages that are still built in the traditional style (with mud, thatch and reeds).

Paragliding at Kamshet is one of the major attractions . The world-class paragliding facilities attract a great number of flying sport aficionados to the place. The picturesque Kamshet is surrounded by paddy and sunflower fields, and bounded by hills and serene lakes. Itís a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the urb


Jejuri Temple is located in the Jejuri town, which lies to the southeast of the Pune city of Maharashtra. The town is known for being the venue of one of the revered temples in the state, known as the Khandobachi Jejuri. The temple is dedicated to Khandoba, also known as Mhalsakant or Malhari Martand. Khandoba is regarded as the 'God of Jejuri' and is held in great reverence by the Dhangars, one of the oldest tribes in India. Jejuri Khandoba Temple can be easily divided into two separate parts - the Mandap and Gabhara.

Karla Caves

About 40 km from Pune, these Buddhist caves dating back to 160 BC, have a Chaitya (chapel), the largest in the country and some viharas (dwelling caves). Karla is the site of some of the best-preserved Buddhist caves and the chaitya cave is perhaps the best-preserved cave of its kind in the subcontinent. Unlike the Ajanta and Ellora caves, the most refreshing feature of Karla is the absence of tourist hordes, since Karla is quite off the tourist beaten track.

However, to avoid holidaying locals, don't visit the caves on the weekends. The Karla caves exist amidst a range of hills not far from Lonavala. Apart from the chaitya hall there are many vihara caves too.


The hill resort of Khandala is located in the western part of the state of Maharashtra, in the western region of India. The hill resort is set amongst the hills and valleys of the Sahyadri mountain range.

Khandala is a small hill station. The town provides a panoramic view of the lush green hilly environs. Travelers throng this place to escape the hectic lifestyle of Mumbai city. They can enjoy the scenic beauty of this place by taking a walk around. It has a number of trekking trails around it.

Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum

Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum of Pune is situated on the Senapati Bapat Road. It is dedicated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, a freedom fighter who later wrote the Constitution of the independent India. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum of Pune contains items representing his entire life, right from his birth to his death. There is also a marble statue of Dr. Babasaheb adorning the interiors of Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum of Puna, India.

Mahatma Phule Museum

Mahatma Phule Museum was constructed in the year 1890, by the name of Lord Ray Museum . Located at Shivaji Nagar on the Ghole Road, the museum houses an amazing collection of industrial products, agricultural articles and handicraft items, etc. A very unique aspect of the Museum is that its collection comprises of the body samples of a large number of animals, right from elephants to seal fishes.

The museum continues to retain its original charm and attractions. Making up its rich compilation are items related to arms and armory, forestry, geology, natural history, textiles, etc. Amongst the other attractions of Mahatma Phule Museum of Pune, you can count brassware, stone carvings, marble statues and oil paintings.

Bund Garden

Just five minutes Drive from Pune Station say about 2 km only. As the name suggests it is a mini dam built across Mula-Mutha river. There is arrangement for boating. A small garden next to it completes the picture. Jogging Track is just next to the Garden. This Garden is also known as " Mahatma Gandhi Udyan " . Magicians, Horse Rides to Entertain kids.