Visit Aga Khan Palace built in 1892, followed by a visit to the Pataleshwar Caves, an 8th century rock cut cave temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Enjoy the Parvati Hills, Raja Dinkar Museum & Darshan Museum.
What to Expect
Start your tour activity with hotel pick-up where your guide and private cab will await you and you'll be told about the tour. Visit your first destination, Aga Khan Palace, built in 1892 which holds a significant role in India’s independence. Mahatma Gandhi and his wife were imprisoned here during quit India movement.
Next visit the Pataleshwar Caves, an 8th century rock cut cave temple and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. We spend around 30 minutes here. Then visit the Raja Dinkar Museum, holding over 20,000 objects of which 2,500 are on display. The three-storey building houses various sculptures dating back to the 14th century. One part of particular interest is the "Mastani Mahal". Art enthusiast Raja Kelkar made an attempt at depicting the palace of Mastani, (wife of the Peshwa Baji Rao I) with its remnants.
Enjoy a delicious South Indian Lunch at a famous local restaurant before the next destination.
Now it's time to visit the Parvati Hills. Atop the hillock is the Parvati Temple, one of the most scenic locations in Pune. The temple is the oldest heritage structure in Pune, and was built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty. The next destination is Darshan Museum; dedicated to the noted Sindhi Saint and scholar, Sadhu T. L. Vaswani. It is a biographical museum that offers an insight into the life and therefore the teachings of Sadhu Vaswani. This museum has been made by using a vast palette of museum based technologies; like real life mannequins, graphic panels, holographic screens, interactive, audio-visual material and films.
At the end of the trip, your driver will drop you off at your hotel.
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transport by private AC cab
Know Before You Go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Dress code is smart casual. Please dress modestly; arms and legs must be covered at places of worship
• Comfortable walking shoes recommended
• Shoes must be removed at most places of worship