Since we landed in Pune at around 7:30 in the evening, and by the time we checked into our hotel room it was already 9, therefore we decided to just relax in our rooms. Our exploration would begin from the next day.
I don’t know why Pune came to my mind as the first option to explore. I had already travelled around the Eastern and Southern part of India, including Kolkata and Chennai. In fact, the moment I had shared the choice for destination with my friends in Haryana, they agreed instantly.
The next morning, all four of us were completely geared up with our cameras and other gadgets. After all, the first destination in our list of must visit places was none other than the Aga Khan Palace. Located at Pune Nagar Road, in Kalyani Nagar, this palace is quite popular in the world for its majestic design and vastness. It was almost 10 in the morning when we left our hotel room.
Since there were cameras and other equipment with us, we decided to hire a cab. It wasn’t difficult because nowadays a number of private cab companies are available. All you need to do is download their mobile app. So, within few minutes the cab was in front of the hotel entrance. Quickly, we grabbed our equipment and the cab raced towards our destination.
After like 20 or 30 minutes, we were finally close to the palace. The entry fee for each person was 5 INR, which is quite nominal. Once we got inside, the magnificence of the palace absolutely left me impressed and amazed. As a matter of fact, Aga Khan Palace remains open for the public from 9 in the morning till 5:30 in the evening.
Built in 1892, this structure offers a perfect example of Maharashtra’s past. Be it the garden around the Palace or the richly decorated halls inside the building, everything about this palace is quite beautiful. After taking innumerable photos of the palace and the garden around, we decided to move towards our next destination. I must say that if you have penchant for historic buildings, this is a must visit place in Pune.