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Famous Monuments in Pune

Pune is home to several monuments that are a major source of tourism in the city. The best thing about the monuments in Pune is that most of them date back to the early 15 and 16 centuries.

There are quite a large number of famous monuments in Pune. Some of the famous monuments in Pune are as follows:

The Osho International Commune

The Osho International Commune is one of the most famous monuments in Pune. Spread over 28 acres of lush greeneries this is an ashram that practices the teachings of Osho. This monument is situated in Koregaon Park and mostly attracts thousands of foreigners from more than 100 countries across the globe. Characterized by white marbled pathways, large swimming pools, huge expanse of greeneries and elegant black buildings the Osho International Commune forms a major source of interest of most of the tourists that visit Pune. The Commune was established by Osho Rajneesh. His samadhi is also present in the Ashram.

Aga Khan Palace

Built way back in 1892 the Aga Khan Palace is one of the famous monuments of Pune. One of the most significant monuments in the country the Aga Khan Palace dates back to India's freedom movement. Situated on the banks of the River Mula this famous monument was gifted to the Indian government by Aga Khan IV as a mark of respect to Gandhiji. Constructed purely out of white Italian marble this memorial or palace is among the most stunning pieces of architecture in Pune.

Shindyanchi Chhatri

A memorial built in true Rajasthani style of architecture the Shindyanchi Chhatri is one of the most precious landmarks in Pune. This monument in Pune was built in reverence of the great Marathi warrior Mahadji Shinde. He was the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army, between the years 1760 to 1780 during the rule of the Peshwas. Built over acres of land the complex of the memorial also houses a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple depicts Rajasthani architecture. Unaffected by time this monument in Pune still stands firm and charms all its visitors even today.

Parvati Hill and Temple

One of the most famous tourist destinations in Pune the Parvati Temple is situated at a distance of about one km from Swargate and four km from Deccan Gymkhana. Nestled in the southern half of the city this temple is visible from every part of the city. Set amidst the beauty of an enthralling back drop of swaying palms and thick shrubs this temple is considered to be the oldest heritage structure in Pune. To reach the top of the temple you would need to climb 108 steps. The temple is dedicated to Parvati and Devadeshwar.

Lal Mahal

A monument of immense historical significance in Pune the Lal Mahal was established way back in 1634. Built by Sahaji Bhonsale, Shivaji's father this is among the most famous palatial monuments in Pune. Almost a museum this monument is home to several relics that belong to the 16th century. A treat for historians the Lal Mahal is home to a marvelous collection of pictures that show Shivaji in different forms.