A Visit to Aga Khan Palace, Pune


Couple of days back, I visited the Aga Khan Palace, which is located at the very heart of the pune city. It is a national monument of India’s freedom movement. Following the launch of Quit India movement in 1942, Gandhiji, his wife Kasturba, his secretary Mahadevbhai Desai were interned at the palace from August 9, 1942 to May 6, 1944. Mahadevbhai and Kasturba passed away while in captivity at the Agakhan palace and their samadhis are located in the campus. Situated near the River Mula, the palace is a simple memorial to Gandhi and his life.

Here are some nice pictures of the palace, which is so well maintained and covered by beautiful green trees all around.

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The city of Pune from a HillTop


Everyone in Pune are enjoying this monsoon season and so do we. Few weekends back I, with few of friends went to a hilltop nearby to enjoy the fresh air and rain in the evening. The place was so cool and the view was so panoramic. Here are some pics for you all.

 

At the top of Mahabaleshwar


At the top of Mahabaleshwar

Located in the misty green mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar is an idyllic summer retreat and is blessed with some of the finest natural wonders. This place was once upon a time the most favored summer getaway for the British and one can still sense the colonial charm here. There are many interesting things about Mahabaleshwar that draw large number of tourists from all parts of India. Its scenic points, temples and a salubrious climate attract nature lovers or seekers of solitude.

As a part of our one day trip to Mahabaleshwar, we reached at its top in the morning to enjoy the cool mountain air, lush greenery, breathtaking valleys and soaring mountain peaks. Here are few pics taken at that time.

Mulshi Dam: Amidst greenery, hills, lake and waterfalls!


Mulshi Dam: Amidst greenery, hills, lake and waterfalls!

I recently visited a place called Mulshi which is in the outskirts of Pune, India. The place was awesome with full of greenery, hills, lake, waterfalls etc. It was a one and half hour drive from Pune on bike. The roads are bit narrow but are surrounded by all natural beauties. It was a great relaxation in the weekends.

Mulshi is to the west of Pune and close to Lonavala as well as Konkan region. It is the hilly region of Pune, with one of the biggest mountain ranges in Maharashtra i.e. Sahyadri.

Mulshi dam and the surroundings are full of natural beauties that include a dam, hilly region of Sahyadri’s deep forests and forts like Dhangad and Koraigadh. Water of Mulshi is used for generating electricity. It is one of the major electricity projects in Maharashtra.

It is the best place for birdwatchers and photographers. Especially during the rainy season the lush green area becomes an irresistible temptation.

If you wish to spend some quiet moments in your life in the company of greenery and scenery and if you want to set out on a one day picnic around Pune, then Mulshi Dam is the perfect destination for you.

Mulshi is very near to Pune and a short trip here can be arranged. One must enjoy the marvelous lake, the dam, forest and hilly region of Mulshi. If you are lucky then you can enjoy boating here as well. Thus, it is a newly developing picnic spot near Pune.