Popularly known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra or ‘Queen of Deccan’, a visit to Pune is completely incomplete without Pune Darshan. The PMPML (Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited) operates a city tour that provides an opportunity to the tourists to explore, experience, and feel the essence of this wonderful city at reasonable rates. This facility is very good for tourist visiting Pune in terms of luxury, comfort, and satisfaction. It is a one-day trip; thereby, saving your time, money, and energy, as it allows you to visit all the exotic places in and around the Pune city without any exhaustion.
The culture, tradition, and history of Pune reflect in its tourist attractions. Situated at an altitude of 560 meters above sea level on the western periphery of the Deccan plateau, Pune offers a pleasant weather in any season, making a city tour an enjoyable experience. Temples in Pune like Chaturshringi temple, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati temple, Saras Baug Ganpati, etc. show how the Punekars have retained its culture and tradition over the years along with modernization that reflects in the all-round development of the city. In addition to this, this city also has its share of splendorous historical structures, right from the rock-cut cave temple Pataleshwar that brings us back to the era of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty, a 16th century antique Shaniwarwada, to the Aga Khan Palace that was built in 1892. The city also has several prominent museums including Tribal museum, Tilak museum, Kelkar museum, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar museum, etc. The Pune Darshan trip brings to your notice the vast and rich heritage of Pune. The main attractions that are shown in this trip include:
- Pataleshwar Caves
- University of Pune
- Chaturshringi Temple
- Ambedkar Museum
- Tilak Museum
- Lal Mahal
- Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple
- Saras Baug Ganpati
- Peshwe Park
- Mahalaxmi Temple
- Swami Vivekananda Museum
- Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Katraj
- Mahadji Scindia’s Chattri
- National War Museum
- Pune Tribal Museum
- Osho Garden
- Aga Khan Palace
The bus follows the above-specified route, marking the start and end of the journey at Pune station.
The PMPML ensures a comfortable city tour through Pune Darshan by bus. There are two places in the city where this service is provided, one at the Moledina stand (Railway Station) and the other one at the Deccan Gymkhana stand. Buses from both these spots depart at 9:00 am and arrive at 5:00 pm. The bus services cost 300 INR per person for the luxury bus. They also provide air-conditioned bus services.The mentioned charges may vary. You can book for these services from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Thus if you are looking forward to visit Pune, opting for the PMPML’s Pune Darshan Trip would be the finest way of enjoying the trip in short time.
1. Phule Wada is closed on Sunday.
2. Peshawe Park and Rajiv Gandhi Snake’s (Katraj) Park is closed on Wednesday.