shaniwar wada

Old Pune Private Walking Tour

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4 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy stories about Lal Mahal, the site where Chhatrapati Shivaji lived
  • Wander the streets of Old Pune and feel like you are in a Bollywood movie
  • Discover some of the live community workshops
  • Visit the famous Dagdusheth Ganpati, the richest temple in the city
  • Explore Tulshibaug, and see the tall shikara of this traditional Vaishnavite temple
Overview
Enjoy a walking tour of Old Pune to experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of this vibrant city. Visit Shaniwar Wada, a bamboo workshop, Dagdusheth Ganpati and more. Hotel/airport collection and drop off is included.
What to Expect
Start your with collection by your personal guide and driver from your hotel or the airport. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the city and the way of life under the Maratha Empire. After a brief orientation, walk through the city to visit several places of historical and cultural significance, including the temple of Kasba Ganpati, to see the Elephant God who is the patron deity of Pune. No new venture is started in Pune without this god’s blessings!

Another highlight is Nana Wada, the estate of Nana Phadnavis, chief administrator of the Peshwa rulers of Pune. The estate now houses a school. Lal Mahal, the site where Chhatrapati Shivaji lived, and Tulshibaug, with its tall shikara, are also not to be missed.

There are many other highlights besides these points, and the tour ends at Vishrambaug Wada, built by the last Peshwa Baji Rao II as a house of leisure. If you’d like to take back a souvenir from the walk, there’s a small shop inside Vishrambaug run by a local NGO that sells eco-friendly handcrafted garments, ornaments and bags.

What's Included
  • Private guide
  • Personal chauffeur with air-conditioned car
  • Walking tour of Old Pune
  • Visit to Shaniwar wada and other attractions
  • Fuel, parking, surcharge and government taxes
  • Hotel/airport pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Entrance tickets
Know Before You Go
• Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection
• You have to take off your shoes if you wish to enter places of worship
• This is a great tour for those interested in photography

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