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Surrounded with hills and lakes, the picturesque city of Pune is the pride of west India. It is the cultural capital of the state of Maharashtra. The cultural and intellectual capacity of Pune has earned it the title of being the 'Oxford of the East'.
Pune has a long standing historical background. It is home to the legendary Raja Shivaji and also of the Peshwas who were a political influence during the age of the East India Company. The magnificent sea forts in Pune are an evidence of the historical past of this city.
Osho Ashram: This is the famous institute of Rajneesh, the guru of meditation. The institute is located at 17 Koregoan Park and spread over a huge area. It holds classes on meditation.
Shanivar Wada: This historic seven storied palace was built by Bajirao Peshwa I and was once of great political importance. The monumental structure was destroyed by fire. Some of the parts of the palace have survived the fire and are open to visitors.
Shinde Chhatri: An architectural excellence, this is a memorial built and dedicated to Mahadji Shinde. It is located at a small distance from the race course in Pune.
Pataleshwer Cave Temples: This cave is carved out of a single stone. It is located in the heart of the city. Prayers to the Lord Shiva are still offered here.
Other touring places in Pune
Pune is connected by flight to Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. There are regular trains from Mumbai and other cities of Maharastra to Pune. From Mumbai, buses are also available that travel to Pune. The road from Pune to Mumbai over the western ghats is picturesque and the journey is very pleasant.