Enjoy this small-group walking tour of Old Pune and experience the sights, sounds, and
the aromas of the vibrant city. Visit Shaniwar Wada Fort, the Copper
smith's colony, the bamboo workshop and the Dagdusheth Ganpati and one of the most lively shopping bazaars.Description
Start the tour after meeting your guide at the fortress Shaniwarwada, the seat of the Peshwa rulers of Pune. There your guide will introduce you to
the history of the city, and the way of life during the Maratha Empire.
After a brief orientation, you will walk through the city and visit
places of historical and cultural significance.
Stop at the
temple of Kasba Ganpati, to see the Elephant God who is the patron deity
of Pune. No new venture is started in Pune without this god’s
blessings. Next see the Nana Wada, the estate of Nana Phadnavis, chief administrator of the Peshwa rulers of Pune.
Go to the Lal Mahal, the past home of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Then, visit
Tulshibaug, and see the tall shikara of this traditional Vaishnavite
temple. From the temple you can observe the homes and shops inside the
courtyard, and see the popular local market for women’s costume
jewellery, knick-knacks and more.
Experience the vibrant bustle
of, Jyotiba Phule Mandai, Pune’s largest covered market selling
vegetables, fruits, prayer paraphernalia, utensils, clothes and many
other unique items.
See the Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati
temple which is a prime example of the pride and the honor of the city
of Pune. Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati is the most endearing deity
of the city. Stop at Bangle sellers lane, adjacent to Jyotiba Phule Mandai, to visit traditional bangle shops. Go to Burud Ali, to expedience Pune’s large community of basket makers.
tour ends at Vishrambaug Wada, built by the last Peshwa Baji Rao II as a
house of leisure. There’s a small shop inside Vishrambaug run by a
local retailer that sells Eco-friendly handcrafted garments, ornaments
and bags and more.
The tour terminates here and your guide will be happy to help you arranging the taxi or tuk-tuk to the place of your choice. Highlights
- Led by a local guide
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Small group ensures personal service
: Pune, IndiaDuration
: 4 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.