The vibrant hue of Places

Pune has a rich history and was once the centre of power during the reigns of the Marathas. As a result it has a number of forts and palaces worth visiting. The beauty of the city, says Vibgyor Pune, lies in the balance it has maintained between modernity and its age-old heritage.

Shaniwarwada was a mansion built as a place of residence for the Peshwas. Apart from seeing the ruins of the palace, there is also a light and sound show in Marathi and English. For a minimal cost, you can enjoy the history of the palace with the show.

For the history fanatics, Vibgyor Pune recommends a visit to the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum. Baba Dinkar Kelkar started collecting innumerable artifacts from all the over the country; he wanted to leave behind something in remembrance of his 7 year old son. The artifacts date back to the Mughal and Maratha times. The Aga Khan Palace in Pune is a symbol of the Indian National Movement. The ashes of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife, Kasturba Gandhi, are laid to rest here. Tourists from all over come here to pay homage to their samadhis.

If you want to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city, Vibgyor Pune suggests a visit to Parvati Hill, which is about 2100 feet above the sea level. The panoramic views that the hill provides of the Pune city are beautiful and will leave the visitor spellbound. Apart from the view, there are also various temples to be seen.

Are you a Lord Shiva bhakt? Vibgyor Pune proposes you visit the Pataleshwar Caves. The caves are believed to have been cut out from a single rock. It has massive pillars which add to the grandeur of the place.

For nature lovers, you should visit the Bund Garden located on the banks of the Mula-Murth Rivers. A jogging track makes the garden a popular exercise zone. For those looking for a little adventure, there are boat rides available in the backwaters of the river.

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Street Shopping with Vibgyor Pune

Don’t you just love to bargain? If bargaining makes you feel triumphant and like you have achieved something important (irrespective of how many rupees you get knocked off from the original price), you have come to the right place! Vibgyor Pune will share the best places you can visit to buy some quality and affordable clothes, bags, footwear, jewelry, etc.

If you are a college student struggling to stay on top of the latest fashion on a student’s budget, Vibgyor Pune suggests Fergusson College road for some serious, fun shopping. Without breaking your bank, you will get tons of things at affordable prices. And in case you get tired or hungry, there are numerous eateries dotting the road. You can choose from the popular chains like Barista, Subway, etc. or choose a local joint.

If you are looking for branded outlets, designer boutiques, or imported goods store and have the money to spend, Vibgyor Pune recommends M.G. Road. It is one of the more expensive shopping destinations. If you are in Pune for some time, you should go to M.G. Road on the weekends. The place turns into a no-traffic zone and all you see are shoppers with multi-colored shopping bags.

Add a twist of history to your shopping experience by visiting Laxmi Road. With the constant chatter of the crowd serving as fitting background music, this is the place to come to when you want to do impulsive tourist shopping. It is a 4 km stretch so pace yourself and give it a day at least.

A happening place with 450 (yes, that’s right) shopping alternatives; Fashion Street in Pune is a colorful piece of heaven for all shopaholics. There is a lot of room for bargaining so don’t buy from the first shop you see. Browse through a few shops before you settle on the best option.

Hong Kong lane is the best place for you to visit if junk jewelry is your thing. Dig in to find the most exquisitely carved jewelry which you can teem with your jeans or salwar kameez to add some funk to your outfit. You will also find a lot of ‘foreign’ goodies here.

Before you run away for some much needed retail therapy, don’t forget to bargain, load up on fluids and carry your shades, reminds Vibgyor Pune. Happy Shopping!