Large , quiet and comfortable apartment in Pune

Large , quiet and comfortable apartment in Pune

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
5 baths

About our home

Our home is in a quiet tree lined street, close to everything but not too close. A retreat from the chaos of Pune . Friendly neighbours, a sunny central common garden make it a nice place to make your base if you are on work or holiday.
It is 300 sq m and has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a large living room and dining room, entertainment area with cable TV and kitchen
We have a cook who comes daily and will cook simple Indian food .A cleaning lady does the laundry, dish washing, dusting and complete cleaning of the rooms.
Attractions and distance
1. We are centrally placed in Pune Cantonment and close to everything.
2. You would be hard put to find a better area on your visit to Pune. Five star hotels are a block away.
3. There is a big, common garden to sun yourself, walk or sit in and friendly neighbors.
4. We are a five minute walk from Koregaon Park , the Osho Ashram , the Nature Cure Centre and the Goethe Institute.
5. All the major hospitals are (email hidden) radius of our home
5. Rickshaws are available right at our doorstep.Taxi's can be booked.
6. Just a short drive from Main Street and the City, close to the Tribal Museum and the Race Course.
7. Fifteen minutes from the airport
8. Ten minutes by rickshaw to M.G Road the shopping district
9. Very close to the railway station, restaurants and sights.

Location – neighborhood description

This is the upmarket old Koregaon Park area with tree lined avenues and comparatively little traffic. It is a residential area though the biggest hotels are just around the corner.
It is well lit at night and safe to walk around.
Cafes and restaurants are close by as well as shops to provide all necessities.
The Botanical Institute is down the road and a short walk will bring you to the river.

Amenities
1. Clean linen provided. 100% cotton
2. Toiletries
3. WiFi , Hairdryer, Iron. all amenities
this is a place to make yourself comfortable while exploring all that Pune has to offer.
4. Hot and cold water in Shower.
5. Tea and Coffee making facilities in the room.
6. Filtered water for drinking
Pune (formerly known as Poona, English pronunciation: /ˈpuːnə/;[5][6][7][8] Marathi: [puɳeː] ( listen)) is the seventh largest metropolis in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra.

It is situated 560 metres (1,837 feet) above sea level on the Deccan plateau at the right bank of the Mutha river.
Pune was once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire.

Pune is known to have existed as a town since 847 AD. It was the first capital of the Maratha Empire under Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale. .
Pune has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh) bordering with tropical wet and dry (Aw) with average temperatures ranging between 20 to 28 °C (68 to 82 °F).

Pune experiences three seasons: summer, monsoon and a winter.
Pune is said to be the cultural capital of the state of Maharashtra. It epitomises Marathi culture, which lays emphasis on education, arts and crafts, music, and theatre. Pune has emerged as a center of modern architecture in India,Pune culture reflects a blend of traditions with modernity, along with hosting classical shows.
Major tourist attractions[edit]
Shaniwar Wada : Shaniwar Wada was the palace of the great rulers Peshwa Dynasty in Pune. The structure was built by the Peshwa Baji Rao in 1730. The Palace was destroyed in a big fire in 1827; the mammoth structure of the walls survived the fire. Shaniwar Wada stands testimony to the Maratha culture and its architectural design shows influences of Mughal style and features of Maratha artistic styles too. The 21 feet tall massive door of the palace known as Delhi Darwaza is one of the remains of the grand old Palace.

Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple : The temple was founded in 1893 by Dagadusheth Halwai, a sweetmart seller who became a wealthy businessman. Halwai had lost his son the previous year, and at the request of his guru created murtis (image of a deity) of Ganesha and Dattatreya. He later established the Halwai Ganapati Trust. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, during the British Raj, gave a public form to the Ganesh festival celebrations as a way of getting around an order that barred public meetings.

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum : Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is located at the busy Bajirao Road in the heart of the Pune city. This museum displays a variety of artefacts which showcases the vastness and diversity of culture of the country and people. The Museum houses many items collected by Dr. D. G. Kelkar. The spectacular museum offers unique exhibits like the foot scrubber in the form an elephant-shape, images of Lord Ganesha, and a brass scorpion having a secret lock system. 'Mastani Mahal' which was reconstructed in the museum is a major attraction here. It also exhibits 20th century pottery, paintings of 17th century and carved doors of temples and palaces. It is a museum which is worth a visit.

Saras Baug : Saras Baug constructed by Nanasaheb Peshwa is located against the scenic background of Parvati Hills. The imposing garden is a popular relaxation spot and is exquisite with elegant fountains and lush green lawns. The garden houses a renowned temple constructed in 1774 by Madhav Rao Peshwa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and there is a Ganesh Murthi Museum, enclosing large number of Ganesh statues. Saras Garden has been used by citizens of Pune as a walking and jogging track and it also serves as a beautiful hangout for the populace during the weekends and evenings.

Parvati Hill : Parvati hill is a picturesque spot perched atop Pune city. Parvati Hill Temple, believed to be built during the 17th century, is an important Hindu religious destination here. It enshrines the idols of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha, Lord Vishnu, Devateshwar and Lord Karthikeya. This temple was solely used for the prayers by the Peshwa rulers in bygone era & was only later opened to the public. Steps with artistic stone work of the Maratha's lead to this hill temple. The Parvati Hill is an ideal location for trekkers. Nearby attractions include Parvati Museum enclosing old manuscripts, rare coins, weapons, the Sati Monument and Vetal Chabutra.

Osho Ashram : Ashram of Bhagwan Rajneesh (Osho Ashram), in a 32 acre beautiful campus, is in Koregaon Park area of Pune. The ashram is a prime attraction for tourists who are followers of Bhagwan Rajneesh ideologies & preaching. It is a resort for Meditation and Yoga.

Vishrambaug Wada : Vishrambaag Wada is a fine mansion situated at central Pune's Thorale Bajirao Road, was the luxurious residence of Peshwa Bajirao II, the last Peshwa of Maratha confederacy, in early nineteenth century. The 20,000 sq. ft. wada presently houses a post office on its ground floor, a few other offices of the municipal corporation and a small museum of Maratha artefacts put together by noted Maratha historian, Babasaheb Purandare. This structure is famous for its fine entrance and the balcony with carved woodwork.

Bund Garden, Pune: Bund garden in Pune is a place filled with natures beauty in abundance & scenically located on the banks of the rivers of Mula and Mutha. The Bund Garden was constructed Sir Janshedji with an aim to provide water to the poor for farming. Bund Garden, also known as Mahatma Gandhi Udyan is an ideal place for visitors looking for some calm & peace away from busy city life.

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More about us

  1. We are a couple. My husband is an executive coach and I am a food writer.

  2. We have two daughters now grown up but we sometimes travel together.

  3. Interests include art, architecture, design, history,food, walking.

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Where is it?

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Buzzy restaurants
Dario's , Tertulia, Madhuban,
Cool bars
High Spirits
Cozy cafés
Sheesha Cafe
Retail therapy
Bombay Stores, Main Street, Amanora Mall,
Bit of culture
Raja Kelkar museum, Tulsi Bagh, Mahatma Phule Market, Shivaji Market
Walks in the park
Customs Park opp Ruby Hall, Osho Park
Spot of exercise
Gold Gym, Bikram Yoga, RIMYI, RAce Course
Day tripping
Saswad, Jejuri,

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