Caves - Karla and BhajaAbout 50-60 kms. away from Pune, these rock-cut Buddhist caves date
back to 1st and 2nd century B.C. These caves consist of several Viharas
(dwelling caves) and Chaityas (chapels) of the Buddhist monks.
Forts Lohagad and Visapur - 52 kms. away from
Pune, atop an impressive hill, these majestic forts were built in the 18th
century. They are separated by a 1 km. ridge and are ideal for trekking.
Shivneri - 94.5 kms. away from Pune, is
the magnificent Shivneri fort where Shivaji was born. One of the interesting
features of this fort is a mosque with two minarets which are joined by
a graceful arch.
Sinhagad - Named after the lion-hearted
general of Shivaji - Tanaji Malusare, this awesome Fortress of the Lion
stands at a height of 1290 metres, 25 kms. away from the city. Over 300
years ago, Tanaji, the Maratha warrior, and his army, with the help of
ropes and giant lizards (ghorpuds), scaled the sheer precipice and silently
stormed the Bijapur citadel at midnight, creating history.
The ‘samadhi’ to Tanaji Malusare stands as a reminder of the bravery
and glorious victory of the Marathas. On hearing of the passing away of
Tanaji, Shivaji is believed to have said "We have gained the fort
but lost the lion". Whereupon the fort got its name ‘Sinha (lion)
Dehu - Alandi
- Dehu was the birthplace of the greatest Marathi Saint of the 17th century
- Tukaram. It is situated on the banks of the river Indrayani. Another
pilgrim centre, 22 kms. away from Pune is Alandi, where the 'Samadhi' of
the famous saint-poet Dnyaneshwar is situated.
Bhimashankar - 122 kms. from Pune, is the
elaborately carved Shiva temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of the country.
A fair is held here annually during Mahashivratri.
Jejuri - Jejuri is known for the famous
temple of 'Khandoba' and an annual fair held here is attended by Hindus
in large numbers.
Water Sport Complex - Panshet -
Recently developed by MTDC, Panshet water-sports complex offers sheer fun
and enjoyment to the visitor. Speed boats, water scooters, kayaking windsurfing...
the resort is packed with various thrilling water-sports.