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Best Pune Travel Videos

Pune the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and is often dubbed as the cultural capital of the state. It is popular as the seat of Peshwas, the Maratha Empire's prime ministers. The modern avenues of the city dates back to the historical boulevards of the 10th century when Pune was known as Punnaka by the Rashtrakuta dynasty. From there the history wheels to Punwadi and thereafter the Mughal Empire appointed Maloji Raje Bhosale as the jagirdar of Pune. The Maratha rule started to expand by the 17th century and major construction of some markets and residential areas like the Kasba Peth, Somwar Peth, Raviwar Peth and Shaniwar Peth took place during this time. During the reign of Shivaji, further infrastructural development took place in Pune. Shivaji was crowned as Chhatrapati in the year 1674. Later in the early 18th century major part of Pune came under the control of the Peshwa and thereby in the 19th century Pune came under the control of the British.

The historical lineage left behind several hues that spray onto forts, palaces, temples and culture. The Visapur Fort, one of the best examples of the historical lineage, was built during the early 18th century by the first Peshwa of Maratha Empire. It is approximately 3 kms away from the Malavli Railway Station and much of the fort is in ruins. Within the fort are caves, cisterns of water, a decorated arch and old houses. Let’s have a glimpse of the Visapur Fort from the lens of LiliahLokeshwari Shivananda.

The Visapur Fort, Pune

The Sinhagad Fort, which is often referred as the Lion’s Fort, is one of the major places to visit in Pune. It dates back to the pre-medieval era but later it was captured by the Tughlaq dynasty in the year 1328. Shivaji took control over the Sinhagad Fort in the mid of 17th century. The Sinhagad Fort saw attacks of Mughals on 1662, 1663 and 1665. Today major part of the fort is in ruins and is a popular weekend destination for many residents of Pune, with some enthusiasts trekking to the top of the fort from the base near Sinhgad village. Let’s take a tour of the Sinhagad Fort from the below Pune travel video by India Video.

The Sinhabad Fort

Approximately 40 kms from Pune, nestled at an elevation of 1318 mts, the Rajgad Fort is another tourist attraction in Pune. It was once the capital of the Maratha Empire. It is one of the enchanting trekking destinations from Pune. The fort has witnessed many historical events. From the Nizams to the British, the Rajgad Fort has been under the power of Nizamsahi followed by Shivaji and thereby the Mughals and later the British. Let’s take a walk on the ruins of the Rajgad Fort from one of the Pune travel videos below as shot by Swapnil Shirali.

The Rajgad Fort

The Tung Fort, dating back to the 16th century is another hill fort that is tucked at a height of 1075 mts. The sharp conical peak makes Tung Fort a prominent landmark even from a distance. Nonetheless, it is another fetching weekend and trekking destination from Pune.

The Central Park Hotel that is located in the heart of the city is one of the best picked 4 star hotels in Pune that offers affluent luxury at an affordable price. It is situated on the Bund Garden Road and and lies in vicinity to prominent tourist attractions like Pashan Lake, The Osho International Commune and Vishrambaugh Wada. Let’s take a tour of this hotel from our Pune travel video below.

The Central Park Hotel

The hues of the historical lineage have been layered by the colours and clamours of the HITECH 21st century. Today Pune is one of the major industrial and educational hubs in India. Over the years the traditional old-economy industry has blend with manufacturing, automobile, textile, real estate, information technology and educational institutions. The bloodbath of the historical dynasties navigated to the integrity of techies. Let’s drive onto the spic and span avenues of the modern Pune city from the video below.

City of Pune

Though history has fled away into words but it left behind its cultural essence in Pune. It largely epitomizes the Marathi culture that reflects upon education, arts and crafts, music, and theatre. Though Hinduism is the dominant religion in the city but the city also grounds many Churches, Masjids, Gurudwaras, Buddhist Viharas, Jain temples and other religious buildings. Below here is a cultural tune of the Marathi from the streets of Pune.

Glimpse of Pune Culture

The Parvati Temple, Chaturshringi Temple and Pataleshwar temple are among the prominent Hindu temples in Pune. It is believed that the Pataleshwar temple is the oldest temples in the city, Chaturshringi temple is likely the most visited temple and the Parvati temple is the noted Hindu temple. Let’s have a look of the Chaturshringi Temple below from the lens of Rahul Bagal. It is located on the slope of a hill on Senapati Bapat Road.

Chaturshringi Temple

Pune is also regarded as one of the pilgrimage sites in India. The renowned Ashtavinayaka tour covers the eight Hindu temples in Maharashtra state of India near Pune that house eight distinct idols of Ganesha. Let’s take a tour of this below.

Ashtavinayaka Tour

Moreover the vicinity of Pune hosts the unique works of Jainism. One of the master pieces can be captured from the works of a Jain temple located on Old Pune-Mumbai highway. Let’s check out one of the Pune best travel videos below that exhibits the magnificent works of the Jain culture.

Jain Temple

Pune also houses number of Mosques, the most prominent of which are Chand Tara Masjid, Jaama Masjid and Azam Campus Masjid, Islam being the second largest religion in Pune. Let’s take a divine tour on the occasion of Moharram in Pune, which will give you the essence of the beautiful Islamic culture.

Moharram in Pune

Let’s now move onto the royal image of the city of Pune. The Aga Khan Palace that was built in the year 1892 by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III is one of the greatest marvels of India. It is also regarded as a monument of national importance and is closely associated to the Indian freedom movement. The palatial building comprises of five halls, Italian arches and spacious lawns. Moreover the palace also exhibits the diorama of the Indian National Movement. Now let’s have a glimpse of this palatial wall from the mini cam of NDTV as hosted by Anjalee Istwal.

Aga Khan Palace and its history

The Shaniwar Wada Palace that was built in the year 1746 is another historical building in Pune. It was the seat of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha Empire. Let’s take a tour of this historical palatial site from the lens of Nalanda Tv.

40 kms away from the city of Pune, your drive will take you back to the 2nd century. The Karla Caves in Lonavala are the unique attractions in Pune. The major attractions of the Karla Caves consist of the Chaitya Hall, beautifully chiseled sculptures and pillars adorned with incredible architecture. These caves represent the golden period of Buddhism in India. Let’s take a tour of the Karla Caves from the eys of Neil Suri.

Karla Caves

Approximately 70 kms from the city of Pune, Lonavala is one of the major picks for weekenders as well as tourists to plan an ideal vacation. The hues of Lonavala and Khandala together promise a quixotic ambiance, far from the hollers of the city. The natural ambiance filled with sploshing waterfalls and evergreen forest offers a unique essence of nature. Let’s have a glance of Lonavala from this short Pune travel video.

Glimpse of Lonavala By Swairik Das

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Education Center
  • Altitude

    560 m
  • STD Code

    020
  • Best Season

    Jul - Feb
  • State/Code

    /4110xx
  • LANGUAGES

    Marathi, Hindi and English