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


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


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)


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

Osho International Meditation Resort


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

Aga Khan Palace

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


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


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

Symbiosis University


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


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

Shrewsbury from Kayani Bakery


“Do you need anything from Pune?” “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 its people too, isn’t it?