from/per person Rs 6,436
  • 4 hours
  • Private
  • Pick-up
  • Drop-off


Description

Enjoy a walking tour of old Pune to experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of the vibrant city. Visit Shaniwar wada, copper smith's colony, bamboo workshop, Dagdusheth Ganpati, and explore one of the lively shopping bazaars.


Inclusions

• Local city Expert Guide.
• Walking tour of Old Pune.
• Visit to famous Dagdusheth Ganpati.
• Live demonstration at Copper Smith's lane.
• Visit to Vishrambaug Wada.
• Visit to Shaniwar wada and other attractions.
• Personal driver with Ac car (Private car only).
• Hotel/Airport pick and drop (Private car only)
• Surcharge and Government taxes.


Exclusions

• Tips and Gratuities.
• Entrance Tickets
• Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.


Highlights

• Enjoy stories about Lal Mahal, the site where Chhatrapati Shivaji lived.
• Wander the streets of old Pune and feel like you are in a bollywood movie.
• Discover some of the live community workshops.
• Visit the famous Dagdusheth Ganpati, the richest temple in the city.
• Explore Tulshibaug, and see the tall shikara of this traditional Vaishnavite temple
• Perfect opportunity for cultural and life photography.


Additional Information

Begin the tour after meeting your guide at the fortress Shaniwarwada, the seat of the Peshwa rulers of Pune or at hotel lobby (depending on the option chosen) . At Shaniwarwada, the guide will introduce you to the history of the city and the way of life under the Maratha Empire. After a brief orientation, walk through the city to visit several places of historical and cultural significance.
Visit the temple of Kasba Ganpati, to see the elephant God who is the patron deity of Pune. No new venture is started in Pune without this god’s blessings!
Nana Wada, the estate of Nana Phadnavis, chief administrator of the Peshwa rulers of Pune. The estate now houses a school.
Lal Mahal, the site where Chhatrapati Shivaji lived.
Tulshibaug, to see the tall shikara of this traditional Vaishnavite temple, and observe the homes and shops inside the temple courtyard. You can also visit a popular local market for women’s costume jewellery and knick knacks.
Jyotiba Phule Mandai, to experience the vibrant bustle of Pune’s largest covered market selling vegetables, fruits, prayer paraphernalia, utensils, clothes and many other things.
Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati – the most endearing deity to devotees. This is the epitome of pride and honour to the city of Pune. 
Bangle Sellers Lane, adjacent to Jyotiba Phule Mandai, to see traditional bangle shops.
Burud Ali, to see Pune’s community of basket makers.
The tour ends at Vishrambaug Wada, built by the last Peshwa Baji Rao II as a house of leisure. If you’d like to take back a souvenir from the walk, there’s a small shop inside Vishrambaug run by a local NGO, that sells eco-friendly handcrafted garments, ornaments and bags. 
The tour terminates here. Guide will help you arranging the taxi or tuk tuk to the place you wish to go with happy memories.


Others



Meeting Points
Delhi Gate Shaniwar Wada (near Ticket Counter ). Address: Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030.
What to Remember
• Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection.
• You have to take off your shoes if you wish to enter places of worship.
• This is a great tour for those interested in photography.




Terms & Conditions

• Some tours require your original passport or Government ID (Pancard/Driving Licence/Aadhar Card), tripXOXO will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory. 
• tripXOXO reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
• No refund for partly utilized services.
• Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, tripXOXO will provide alternate options if possible.
• Seating arrangement is done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide.
• If in any case the guest does not show up on time and our vehicle departs from the pickup location then tripXOXO will not arrange for alternative transfer & no refund is provided for the missed tour.


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