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Historical Places in City



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Sinhagad

Sinhagad, ealier known as 'Kondhana' is the most prominent and popular fort in Pune.It is located at village Donaje, taluka-Haveli. It is 25 km away from Pune on a hill 1290 m high. Tanaji Malusare-Chh. Shivaji's trsusted and brave general,fought a battle here all alone with the Mughal army. on hearing news of his death, Chh.Shivaji said. "We won the fort but lost the lion" ("Gad Ala Pan Sinha Gela"), and so after his death Chh. Shivaji renamed this "Kondhana" fort as "Sinhagad".

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Agakhan Palace

Gandhi National Memorial Society's Agakhan Palace is the Italian arches and lawns. This place has been used as a prison by Britishers for Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadeobhai Desai during the 'Quit India Movement'. Marble memorials were put later on in the memory of Kasturba and Mahadeobhai. as both of them breathed their last in this place.

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Shaniwarwada

Shaniwar Wada a 13 storey palace of Peshwas was built by Bajirao-I, in the year 1736.It was head quarter of the Peshwas and it symbolizes Pune's culture.The structure was built giving security the highest priority. The main entrance is known as 'Delhi Darwaja' & others have names like Ganesh, Mastani, Jambhal, Khidki. The statue of Bajirao-i on horse in front of Shniwarwada. In side one can see Ganesh Mahal, Rang Mahal, Aarsa Mahal, Hasti_Dant Mahal, Diwan Khana and fountain. A light and music show is conducted every day showing history of Peshwas.

The palace was the seat of Peshwa power and later was destroyed by a fire in 1828. All that remails are the walls that fortified this palace, with sturdy doors, studded with spikers for added protection

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Rajgad Fort

Supposedly home to one of the 12 highly sacred Jyotirlinghas in India, Bhimashankar Temple is a revered religious site near Pune. According to Shiv Mahapuran, once Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma had a heated argument related to superiority of creation of the universe. To test them, Lord Shiva divided the 3 worlds into pillars of light and named them jyotirlinga. Both of them started downwards and upwards to find the end of this light. Lord Vishnu confessed his defeat that he couldn't find the end while Brahma lied that he was the first one to find the end. The one at Bhimshankar Temple is among the most auspicious jyotirlinga shrines. The temple itself is a fine example of architectural splendour of the 13th century. The premise has Sabhamandap and Shikhara as well which was constructed by Nana Phadnavis during the 18th century.

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Torna Fort

This fort is located at Velhe, 65v kms away from Pune. This is the first fort conqurred by Chh.Shivaji Maharaj.

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Purandhar and Vajragadh Fort

Both these forts are located in Tal. Purandar and they are attached to each other. This fort was a capital of Chh. Shinaji Maharaj for some years. Chh. Sambhaji Maharaj, son of Chh. Shivaji Maharaj was born in 1665 on this fort. It is also the first capital of Peshwas. Now the fort is under the charge of National Cadet Corps.

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Tomb of Sambhaji Maharaj

The tomb of Dharmaveer Sambhaji Maharaj is located at Vadu-Budruk on the Pune_Nagar Highway:3-4 km away from Koregaon on the bank of river Bhima.

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Shivneri

Shivneri Fort is a 17th-century military fortification located near Junnar in Pune district in Maharashtra, India. It is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of Maratha Empire.here are statues of Jijabai and young Shivaji inside the fort. At the centre of the fort is a water pond which is called 'Badami Talav'. To the South of 'Badami Talav' are the statues Jijabai and a young Shivaji. In the fort there are two water springs, called Ganges and Yamuna, which have water throughout the year

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Lal Mahal

The Lal Mahal (Red Palace) of Pune is one of the most famous monuments located in Pune, India. In the year 1630 AD, Shivaji's Father Shahaji Bhosale, established the Lal Mahal for his wife Jijabai and son. Shivaji stayed here for several years until he captured his first fort. The original Lal Mahal fell into ruins and the current Lal Mahal is a reconstruction of the original and located in the center of the Pune city. Historically, the Lal Mahal is famous for an encounter between Shivaji and Shaista Khan where Shivaji cut off the later's fingers when he was trying to escape from the window of the Lal Mahal.