Pune is a city that has a rich history, culture and heritage. It is also known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra and the Oxford of the East. Pune has many attractions that showcase its glorious past and present, from forts and palaces to temples and museums. If you are looking for a one-day Pune Darshan tour package that covers the best of Pune, then you have come to the right place.
We offer you a one-day Pune Darshan tour package by private cab that will take you to the most popular and important places in Pune. You will get to see the following places in this tour: Shaniwar Wada, Aga Khan Palace, Shrimant Dagadushet Halwai Ganpati, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Saras Bagh, Shinde Chhatri, Parvati Hill.
Pune Darshan tour package will give you a glimpse of the history, culture, religion and beauty of Pune. You will also enjoy the comfort and convenience of travelling by a private cab that will pick you up and drop you off at your preferred location. You will also have a friendly and knowledgeable driver who will guide you through the tour and answer your queries.
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Highlight’s Of One day Pune Darshan Tour by Private cab
- Duration: 8 Hr Duration (Full Day Pune Darshan Tour By cab)
- Full Day Pune Darshan Tour by cab
- Pickup & Drop : Pune Hotel/ Home
- Experience the history and culture of Pune by visiting the historical fortification of Shaniwar Wada, the magnificent Aga Khan Palace, the memorial of Mahadji Shinde and the museum of Raja Dinkar Kelkar.
- Seek blessings from Lord Ganesha at the revered temples of Shrimant Dagadushet Halwai Ganpati and Saras Bagh.
- Enjoy the panoramic view of Pune city from the hillock of Parvati Hill and admire the ancient temple complex dedicated to various Hindu deities.
- Travel comfortably and conveniently by a private cab that will pick you up and drop you off at your preferred location.
- Have a friendly and knowledgeable driver who will guide you through the tour and answer your queries.
What to Expect on Your one-day Pune darshan tour by cab
- Learn about the history and significance of Shaniwar Wada, the historical fortification that was once the seat of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire.
- Admire the architecture and history of Aga Khan Palace, a magnificent building that was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III as an act of charity and also served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi and his associates.
- Seek blessings from Lord Ganesha at Shrimant Dagadushet Halwai Ganpati, one of the most revered temples in Pune dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple is known for its exquisite carvings and sculptures, as well as its rich collection of paintings and photographs of the Shinde family. The temple attracts thousands of devotees every year, especially during the Ganesh festival.
- Explore the unique collection of Dr. Dinkar G. Kelkar at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, a museum that showcases over 21,000 artifacts from different parts of India and the world, ranging from paintings, sculptures, musical instruments, weapons, textiles, toys, utensils and more.
- Relax and enjoy the greenery and tranquility at Saras Bagh, a popular attraction in Pune that was once a lake at the foothills of Parvati temple. The lake dried up and was developed into a park with a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha in the centre.
- Pay your respects to Mahadji Shinde at Shinde Chhatri, a memorial built for Mahadji Shinde, the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army under the Peshwas. The memorial is built in Anglo-Rajasthani style with yellow sandstone and has intricate carvings and paintings.
- Enjoy the panoramic view of Pune city from Parvati Hill, a hillock that offers a panoramic view of Pune city. The hill has an ancient temple complex dedicated to various Hindu deities like Parvati, Vishnu, Kartikeya and others.
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- 8 Hr Tour Duration
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Shaniwarwada is a historical fortification in Pune, built by the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire in 1732. It was the seat of political power and the residence of the Peshwa rulers until 1818, when the British East India Company took over Pune. The Shaniwarwada witnessed many important events and battles in the history of the Maratha Empire, such as the assassination of Narayanrao Peshwa in 1773 and the Third Anglo-Maratha War in 1817-1818
The fort complex covers an area of about 625 acres and has five gates, nine bastions, several palaces, courtyards and fountains. The Shaniwarwada is famous for its architectural and cultural significance, as well as its legends and ghost stories. Shaniwarwada hosts a light and sound show every evening, depicting the glory and downfall of the Peshwa dynasty
Timing /Entry Fee
The timings of Shaniwarwada are from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm on all days of the week. The entry fee is Rs. 25 per person for Indians and Rs. 300 per person for foreigners. The light and sound show timings are from 7:15 pm to 8:10 pm in Marathi and from 8:15 pm to 9:10 pm in English. The ticket price for the show is Rs. 50 per person for adults and Rs. 25 per person for children
Some of the things to do at Shaniwarwada are:
- Explore the fort and admire its architecture and history.
- Visit the Dilli Darwaza, the main gate of the fort, which is made of teak wood and iron spikes.
- See the fountain of the Mastani Mahal, where Bajirao I and his second wife Mastani used to spend time together.
- Witness the light and sound show that narrates the story of the Peshwas with special effects and music.
- Enjoy the view of the city from the top of the fort walls.
Aga Khan Palace
Aga Khan Palace is a majestic building in Pune, built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in 1892. The palace was an act of charity by the spiritual leader of the Nizari Ismaili Muslims, who wanted to help the poor in the neighbouring areas of Pune, who were drastically hit by famine by offering them work
The palace is closely linked to the Indian freedom movement, as it served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi, his secretary Mahadev Desai and Sarojini Naidu from 1942 to 1944, following the launch of Quit India Movement. Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai died during their captivity period in the palace and have their samadhis located there. Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes are also buried in the premises of the palace
The palace covers an area of 19 acres and has five halls and many lawns and gardens. The palace houses a museum that displays various objects related to Gandhi’s life, such as his personal belongings, letters, photographs and paintings. The museum also showcases some exhibits on Indian history and culture
Timing /Entry Fee
The timings of Aga Khan Palace are from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on all days of the week. The entry fee is Rs. 5 per person for Indians and Rs. 100 per person for foreigners. There is no fee for children below 15 years of age
Some of the things to do at Aga Khan Palace are:
- Visit the museum and learn about Gandhi’s life and legacy.
- Pay respect to the samadhis of Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai.
- See the marble plaque that marks the spot where Gandhi’s ashes were buried.
- Walk around the beautiful gardens and lawns that surround the palace.
- Admire the architecture and design of the palace.
Shrimant Dagdushet Halwai Ganpati
Shrimant Dagdushet Halwai Ganpati is a famous temple in Pune, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and success. The temple was built by Shrimant Dagdushet Halwai, a wealthy trader and sweet maker, in 1893, after he lost his only son to plague. He installed an idol of Ganesha in his shop as a way of coping with his grief and later built a temple for it with his wife Lakshmibai
The Shrimant Dagdushet Halwai Ganpati is one of the most revered and visited places of worship in Pune and attracts devotees from all over India and the world. Shrimant Dagdushet Halwai Ganpati is especially crowded during the 10-day Ganesh festival, when the idol is decorated with gold and silver ornaments and various offerings. Shrimant Dagdushet Halwai Ganpati Temple also conducts various social and cultural activities, such as providing education, health care and food to the needy. The temple is managed by the Shrimant Dagdushet Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust, which was established by the descendants of Dagdushet Halwai
Timing /Entry Fee
The temple is open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm on all days of the week. There is no entry fee for the temple, but donations are accepted. The temple also has a dress code that requires visitors to wear decent and modest clothes
Some of the things to do at Shrimant Dagdushet Halwai Ganpati are:
- Pray to Lord Ganesha and seek his blessings for success and happiness.
- See the idol of Ganesha, which is 2.2 metres tall and 1 metre wide, made of metal alloy and adorned with precious jewels.
- Participate in the daily rituals and ceremonies, such as aarti, abhishek and prasad.
- Witness the grand celebrations during the Ganesh festival, when the idol is taken out in a procession for immersion in water.
- Visit the nearby temples of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Kartikeya and Goddess Durga.
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is a museum in Pune that showcases the personal collection of Dr. Dinkar G. Kelkar, a doctor and art enthusiast, who dedicated it to his only son Raja, who died in an accident. The museum was established in 1962 and contains over 20,000 objects of art and craft from different parts of India, dating back to the 14th century
The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is spread over three floors and has various sections, such as sculptures, paintings, textiles, musical instruments, weapons, lamps, toys, puppets, pottery, coins and ornaments. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum also has some rare and unique items, such as a replica of the Mastani Mahal, where Bajirao I and his second wife Mastani lived; a carved palace door from Gujarat; a 17th century musical instrument called Surbahar; a betel nut cutter collection; and a 500-year-old Ganjifa playing card set. The museum also organizes workshops, exhibitions and cultural events for visitors
Timing /Entry Fee
The timings of Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum are from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm on all days of the week. The entry fee is Rs. 50 per person for Indians and Rs. 200 per person for foreigners. There is an additional fee of Rs. 100 for photography and Rs. 500 for videograph
Some of the things to do at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum are:
- Explore the museum and admire the diverse and rich collection of art and craft.
- Learn about the history and culture of India through the objects on display.
- See the replica of Mastani Mahal and imagine the love story of Bajirao I and Mastani.
- Listen to the sound of Surbahar, a rare musical instrument that resembles a sitar.
- Play with the antique toys and puppets that were used for entertainment in the past.
Shinde Chhatri is a memorial and a temple in Pune, built in honour of Mahadji Shinde, a Maratha general and statesman who served as the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army from 1760 to 1794. He was also the founder of the Scindia dynasty that ruled Gwalior until 1947.
The memorial was built by Madhavrao Scindia, the grandson of Mahadji Shinde, in 1794 at the spot where Mahadji Shinde breathed his last. The memorial consists of a three-storeyed building with Rajasthani style of architecture and a hall that houses a life-size statue of Mahadji Shinde in a sitting posture. The hall also has paintings and photographs depicting the life and achievements of Mahadji Shinde and his family.
Shinde Chhatri is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built by Mahadji Shinde himself in 1794. The Shinde Chhatri has a shikhara (spire) and a sanctum that contains a linga (symbol of Shiva). The Shinde Chhatri is adorned with carvings and paintings of various Hindu deities and scenes from Hindu mythology. The temple also has a silver replica of the Shiva linga at Somnath, which was brought back by Mahadji Shinde from the Mughals in 1783.
Timing /Entry Fee
The timings of Shinde Chhatri are from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm on all days of the week. The entry fee is Rs. 25 per person for Indians and Rs. 50 per person for foreigners. There is an additional fee of Rs. 100 for photography and Rs. 150 for videography.
Some of the things to do at Shinde Chhatri are:
- Pay tribute to Mahadji Shinde and his legacy at the memorial.
- See the statue, paintings and photographs of Mahadji Shinde and his family.
- Visit the temple and worship Lord Shiva.
- Admire the architecture and design of the memorial and the temple.
- Enjoy the view of the surrounding hills and fields.
Parvati Hill is a hillock in Pune that rises to a height of 2100 feet above sea level. It is one of the oldest heritage structures in Pune and offers a panoramic view of the city. The Shinde Chhatri has five temples on its top, namely Parvati Temple, Devdeveshwara Temple, Kartikeya Temple, Vishnu Temple and Vitthal Temple. Shinde Chhatri also has a museum that displays various artefacts related to the Peshwa era.
The Parvati Hill was the private property of the Peshwa rulers, who used it as a recreational spot and a religious site. Shinde Chhatri was also used as a watchtower to monitor the movements of enemies during wars. The hill has 103 steps that lead to the top, where the temples are located. The temples were built by various Peshwa rulers between 17th and 18th centuries and are dedicated to different Hindu gods and goddesses. The temples are known for their exquisite carvings, paintings and sculptures.
Parvati Hill museum on the hill was established by Balaji Baji Rao Peshwa in 1749 and is called Parvati Museum or Peshwa Museum. The museum houses various objects that belonged to the Peshwa family, such as weapons, coins, utensils, documents, paintings and idols. The museum also has a gallery that showcases the history and culture of Pune through models, maps and photographs.
Timing /Entry Fee
The timings of Parvati Hill are from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm on all days of the week. There is no entry fee for the hill or the temples, but donations are accepted. The entry fee for the museum is Rs. 5 per person for Indians and Rs. 20 per person for foreigners. There is no fee for children below 12 years of age.
Some of the things to do at Parvati Hill are:
- Climb up the steps and enjoy the scenic view of Pune city.
- Visit the temples and seek blessings from various Hindu gods and goddesses.
- Explore the museum and learn about the Peshwa history and culture.
- See the samadhi (tomb) of Balaji Baji Rao Peshwa, who died on this hill in 1761.
- Relax in the garden that surrounds the hill.
Saras Baug is a popular attraction in Pune that was once a lake at the foothills of Parvati Hill. As the water of the lake dried up, the land was developed into a park and named Saras Baug after the sarus cranes that used to inhabit it. The park covers an area of 25 acres and has a temple in its centre.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and was built by Nanasaheb Peshwa in 1750 after his mother Kashibai recovered from a leg ailment by visiting this place. The temple is also known as Talyatla Ganpati as it was surrounded by water on all sides until 1840. The Saras Baug Ganesh temple attracts many devotees who come here to worship Ganesha and seek his blessings.
Saras Baug is well maintained and has many facilities for visitors, such as gardens, lawns, fountains, ponds, playgrounds, jogging tracks, benches and food stalls. The Saras Baug also has a zoo called Peshwe Park that houses various animals and birds. The Saras Baug is a favourite spot for families, couples and children who come here to relax and enjoy nature.
Timing /Entry Fee
The timings of Saras Baug are from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm on all days of the week. There is no entry fee for the park or the temple, but donations are accepted. The entry fee for the zoo is Rs. 15 per person for adults and Rs. 5 per person for children. There is an additional fee of Rs. 5 for photography and Rs. 10 for videography.
Some of the things to do at Saras Baug are:
- Visit the temple and pray to Lord Ganesha.
- See the various animals and birds at the zoo.
- Enjoy the greenery and beauty of the park.
- Play games and have fun at the playgrounds.
- Eat snacks and refreshments at the food stalls.
A: The tour is a full-day tour that lasts for 8 to 10 hours. The tour starts at 9:30 am and ends at 6:00 pm.
A: The tour covers eight places of interest in Pune, namely Aga Khan Palace, Darshan Museum, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Katraj Snake Park, Shaniwar Wada Palace, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Parvati Hills, and Shinde Chhatri.
A: The best time to visit Pune is from October to February, when the weather is cool and pleasant for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The average temperature during this period ranges from 14°C to 32°C. The city also hosts various cultural and musical events during this time, such as the Sawai Gandharva Sangeeth Mahotsav, the Pune International Film Festival, and the Pune Heritage Festival
If you are looking for a convenient and comfortable way to explore the historical and cultural attractions of Pune, then the “1Day Pune Darshan Tour Package By Private cab” is the perfect option for you. Choose from a range of vehicles that suit your budget and group size and enjoy a hassle-free and personalized tour of the city.
Visit eight places of interest in Pune, such as Aga Khan Palace, Darshan Museum, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Katraj Snake Park, Shaniwar Wada Palace, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Parvati Hills, and Shinde Chhatri. You can learn about the history, culture, and spirituality of Pune through the various monuments, museums, and temples that showcase the legacy of the Peshwa dynasty, the Maratha Empire, and the Indian freedom movement.