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Historical Places In Pune SHANIWARWADA This palace was build by Bajiroa 1st in the 18th century. It was a 13 storey building . It used to be the head quarter of the Peshwas and it symbolizes Pune 's culture. Currently renovated & there are plans to have a lights & music show. The main part is left is nagarkhana which gives good inside view. This is an expansive palace with its impressive fountains and gardens. The palace was the seat of Peshwa power and later was destroyed by a fire in 1828. All that remains are the walls that fortified this palace, with their sturdy doors, studded with spikes for added protection. Nearby is a street where the Peshwas unleashed elephants to trample dissidents to death. Events Personalities Historical Monuments AGAKHAN'S PALACE This is a famous landmark in Pune city. Agakhan Palace is the place where Mahatma Gandhi, Karturba Gandhi and Mahadeobhai Desai were imprisoned during the "Quit India Movement" in 1942. Marble memorials were put later on in the memory of Kasturba and Mahadeobahi, both of them breathed their last in this place. LAL MAHAL In Pune, Dadaji built a palace 'Lal Mahal', for Shivaji and his mother Jijabai. At the age of sixteen (1643 A.D.) Formerly Synagogue, Now it is newly Re- constructed by Pune Muncipal Corporation .It is a red brick structure standing very prominently in the heart of the city. There is a statue of "Jijamata " ( Shree Shivaji's Mother ) and there is garden also for small kids to spend their evenings.This place is just next to Shaniwarwada . KELKAR'S MUESUEM One man show is the way to describe this museum. It is a collection of Mughal antiques which include paintings, instruments, lamps & different types of nut crackers. The Mastani Mahal which was made over here after dislodging it from its original place takes the cake. SCINDIA'S CHATRI The building built in the memory of Mahadji Scindia who was great Maratha noble man. It is about 4kms away from Pune camp. The carving and beauty of the temple is worth a look. VISHRAM BAUG WADA 300years back Bajirao Peshwas ( II ) built this place .The carved woodwork of the balcony which surrounds the entrance of this building is the example of the fine work of ancient Maratha rulers .After Peshwas this place was used as a jail .Pune Municipal Corporation is soon changing this place as museum. It is a 3 floor building in the heart of the city on Bajirao road ,next to laxmi road the huge market for clothing.

The city of Pune lies between 18 degrees 32 minutes North; 73 degrees 51 minutes East. It has an altitude of 559 metres above mean sea level and has a very pleasant climate. The Temperatures range from 15 degrees C to 35 degrees C. The best time to visit is October-March. The Winter Period is between Mid Nov to mid Feb charecterised by Dry, cold nights, pleasantly warm days. The Spring falls in between Mid-Feb to end-March having Warm days and pleasant nights. The Summers are comparatively pleasant starting from Early-April to late-May and is characterised by Hot days and warm nights. Recently the Summers in Pune are getting hotter. The Monsoon starts in Early June and ends in early October. The Average Rainfall here being 68 cm (annual average). The City of Pune spans over 138 square kilometres with around 40 per cent of area under greenery. The Population here is around 4 million and the official language is Marathi. Marathi and Hindi are the two main languages spoken. English is widely spoken and understood. Gujarati, and other Indian languages are also used by the largely cosmopolitan population.

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Jointly with the Voluntary Coordinating Agency- Pune have organized a 2-day parenting program for Adoptive parents in Pune on the 12th and 13th November. Eminent speakers -experts in mental health, Child development and education, drawn from across India, will discuss adoptive parenting.

For details and registration visit or click on http://www.csa.org.in/currentevent.htm
or call Tabitha on 56083718 / 5608 3777