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11 Iconic Things in Pune that Put the City on the Map

>Protima Tiwary Protima Tiwary
November 18, 2016

Gone are the days when Pune was looked upon as a small retirement town. With the advancement of technology and globalisation penetrating the markets, Pune is not far behind when it comes to making its mark in the world. People from all over the country flock to Pune for IT jobs with MNCs, international hotel chains are eyeing Pune for properties, sports and academics are putting Pune in the limelight… all this and a lot more. Let’s see what makes Pune the iconic city that it is today.

Shaniwar Wada

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This iconic structure that was the seat of the Peshwa rulers holds importance even today. Crowded with tourists throughout the day, Shaniwar Wada is known for it’s history and haunted tales.

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

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The Film and Television Institute of India has been home to quite a few top names in the industry.

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)

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Speaking of education, one of the top medical colleges in the country is in our very own city! The Armed Forces Medical College is a premier medical institute managed by the Indian Armed Forces, and produces some of the best doctors in the country.

Osho International Meditation Resort

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Nothing comes close to Osho Meditation Center as far as the ultimate experience in meditation is concerned. This one is an iconic point in Pune known all over the world!

Aga Khan Palace

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One of the biggest landmarks in Indian history, the beautiful Aga Khan Palace once served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom struggle.

HQ Southern Command

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Pune and the Indian Army have been integral to each other. The Armed Forces have deep roots in Pune, and it only makes sense to have a regional headquarter here.

Dagduseth Ganpati Temple

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Devotees flock to the Dagduseth Temple all throughout the year, but it’s the festivities during Ganesh Chaturthi that make this iconic religious spot known all over the country.

Symbiosis University

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Students from all over India come down to study at this international university. The beautiful location has also inspired many film makers to shoot their videos on the college grounds.

Fergusson College

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One of the top colleges in the country, Fergusson College is home to some bright minds, and boasts of an incredibly scenic campus.

High Spirits

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Known for the best gigs in the city, High Spirits has put Pune on the map by encouraging talent – both local and international. High Spirits is a favorite spot for tourists and locals alike who love enjoying a drink or 2 (at exceptionally affordable rates) & great music.

Shrewsbury from Kayani Bakery

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“I’m coming from Pune, do you want anything?” “Yes, please get me Shrewsbury biscuits!” Everyone in Pune has been through this conversation a bunch of times already.

With new hospitality brands and international chains, events like NH7 and TedX, and music festivals like Sunburn and even Supersonic shifting their base to Pune, the city is definitely on its way to fame (for all the right reasons!). Here’s a big shout out to all of us who make Pune special, because after all the city is known by it’s people too, isn’t it?

Protima Tiwary
Protima Tiwary
An Army kid in pursuit of culinary nirvana, Protima Tiwary is a social media strategist & content writer by day and Dumbbells and Drama, a food and fitness blogger by night. High on love, life and sugar, she is mildly obsessed about cupcakes, SRK and to-do lists, and loves her long runs like a fat kid loves cake. Her motto? Live life with a little bit of flair and exaggeration :)

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