Osho International Meditation Centre
The Osho Ashram is a 40 acre campus is a tropical oasis, where nature ushers its display. Its a high Class life, with thousands of people coming to this Osho Ashram every year. The Osho Ashram has different sections such as a meeting place for friends, the campus, Osho auditorium, guest house, information plaza, Osho multiversity, Mirdad pyramids, café, club meditation, creative caravan, galleria, medical center & Teerth – Zen Garden
It is a major landmark in Pune. The place where the park now stands was once occupied by a small lake. However, the lake got dried up and was later developed into Saras Baug. The whole 25-acre (10 ha) complex is known as Saras Baug. The Ganesh temple in Saras Baug is also known as Talyatla Ganpati.
The Saras Baug temple houses the idol of Shri Siddhivinayak ("God who makes wishes true"). A sacred ground of faith for millions of devotees in Pune and around the world, on an average the Sarasbaug temple receives ten thousand visitors a day and this figure goes up to eighty thousand devotees per day on Ganesh Chaturthi and other special occasions. Various dignitaries and luminaries throughout India have made it a point to visit this sacred temple to seek the blessings of Shri Siddhivinayak.
Aga Khan Palace
It was built by Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III in Pune, India. Built in 1892, it is one of the biggest landmarks in Indian history. The palace was an act of charity by the Sultan who wanted to help the poor in the neighboring areas of Pune, who were drastically hit by famine.
Aga Khan Palace is a majestic building and is considered to be one of the greatest marvels of India. The palace is closely linked to the Indian freedom movement &in 2003, Archeological Survey of India (ASI) declared the place as a monument of national importance.
Historically, the palace holds great significance. Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi and his secretary Mahadev Desai were interned in the palace from 9 August 1942 to 6 May 1944, following the launch of Quit India Movement. Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai died during their captivity period in the palace and have their Samadhi located over there. Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi have their memorials located in the same complex, near Mula river.
In 1969, Aga Khan Palace was donated to the Indian people by Aga Khan IV as a mark of respect to Gandhi and his philosophy.
Parvati Hill & Temple
This temple dedicated to the Hindu deities namely, Parvati, Vishnu, Ganesha, Kartikeya and Devadeshwar, is situated in the southern part of Pune from where one can get a beautiful glance of the city.
The Parvati Hill and Temple of Pune is the combined name of Parvati hill on which the Parvati temple is situated. The temple is located so high on the hill that one has to climb a series of 108 steps to get to the main temple. The Parvati Hill and Temple of Pune, situated at a height of 2100 feet from sea level, offers a rhapsodic view of the city. It is believed that Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao used to watch the defeat of the Britishers from this site.
The Bund Garden
Also known as Mahatma Gandhi Udyan is one of the best known parks in the city of Pune, lying in the Koregaon Park area. It is 2 km from Pune Railway Station. It is situated on right bank of Mula-Mutha River. It is a welcome retreat for migration birds during winter. The name Bund garden is given because of a mini dam (bund) across the Mula-Mutha River is constructed. Magic shows and Horse Riding are organized in this garden for entertainment. There is also a facility for boating in Mula-Mutha River.