Pune is a place where ancient spirituality and modern capitalism converge, a place for both retail therapy and soul-searching meditation. This is a city of temples and forts, and there is historical significance at every turn. Visitors should see the Aga Khan Palace, a jaw-dropping palace complex with Italian arches and lush gardens where Mahatma Gandhi was once taken prisoner. See the Great Shaniwar Wada, an impressive 18th-century fortification famous for is massive, multi-tiered central gardens.
For a great outdoor experience, make your way out to Mahabaleshwar Hill Station in the Western Ghats mountains for staggering views of evergreen valleys and rushing waterfalls.
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