Pune is the most valuable historical city in Maharashtra. Mainly, this is the home for Maratha’s rules. When you walk across the city, it is common for tourists to visit historic sites. You can see the top three Historical places in Pune which are well worth road trips for tourists that gives you a peek into the rich heritage of the land.
1. Parvathi Hill
This is one of the most visited Historical places in Pune. It is 640 meters above the mean sea level at the Southern end of Pune, Maharashtra. The great leader Peshwa ruler bought into existence in the 17th century. One hilltop resting 260 feet above the Pune city level that boasts some beautiful views throughout the year with a pleasant climate. It is a one stop point where people can enjoy temples and museums.
- Timings: 5:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Attractions: Trekking, Devotional site, sightseeing, Photography, Jauging
- Entry fee: No entry fee
- Visiting Duration: 3 hours
Also see: Things to do in Pune
2. Pataleshwar cave temple (Historical Places in Pune and Historical Monument)
This temple is dedicated to lord shiva. This is a must-visit historical place in Pune. It is one of the top sightseeing places in Pune and is well maintained by an Archeological Survey of India The main specialty of this temple is, that they carved the entire temple out of a single rock. As this is named Pataleshwar, take an underground road to offer prayers here. They also featured this place in Guinness world records for a grain of rice with 5000 characters inscribed in a single grain.
- Distance from Pune: 3km
- Timings:10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Location: On Jangli Maharaj Road in Shivajinagar.
- How to reach: By walk, car
3. Lal Mahal ( Near Pune)
Lal Mahal is also known as the Red Palace. It is also the most visited place in the heart of every Maharashtrian. It is famous Historically for an encounter between the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Shaista, one general in the Mughal Army. The incident happened when Maharaj executed a surgical strike with his battalion of more than Hundreds of soldiers on a massive Mughal army who camped in Pune. Maharaj almost spends a decade here of his childhood. Also, you will also find a replica structure of the Raigad Fort and Jijabai’s statue mother of Shivaji Maharaj. People with families spend a peaceful afternoon here with a glimpse of Shivaji Maharaj’s life.
- Things to see: Mahraj Photos and Paintings.