While talking about the Maratha culture, we talk about Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The one district that signifies the courage of this great king is Pune. While the entire country was suffering in the hands of Mughal empire, Shivaji was the one ruler who resisted for the right of people of Maharashtra and continued the fight from this fort in the western region.
Yes, here we are talking about the marvelous fort of Singhad in Pune. This fort was the headquarter of the entire army led by Shivaji. Today, it is considered amongst one of the most visited sightseeing spots in Pune. It is located at a height of 4320 feet offering a panoramic view to the visitors.
This beautiful fort represents the glorious history and culture of Pune. Even during hot summers, the ambience within this fort remains cool. Pune is known for the different varieties of forts located across the region. Some of the popular tourist spots from this region are Ajinkyatara, Karnala, Lohgad, Murud, Chakan, Harishchandragad, Visapur etc.
The people of Pune are known for their spirituality. In 1970, the Osho Ashram was established in Pune by great Rajneesh Osho. Every month, believers from all over the world visit this place with a desire to connect with their inner self. Apart from Pune, Osho ashram is also established in United States of America.
Pune is also known for the range of religious places spread across the regions. Some of the most popular temples from this region are Chaturshringi Temple, Dagduseth Temple, Parvati Temple and Jain Temple. You also find a large number of parsi and Jewish community in Pune.
Over the past few years, Pune has contributed greatly towards promotion of Yoga. It is one of the most popular Yoga destinations in Maharashtra. All thanks to Master Iyengar, the world famous legendary Yoga expert who established a Yoga Institute. Every year, Yoga instructors from all around the globe visit this institute for final education.
Another significant event in the history of Pune was the initiation of Ganesh Chaturthi by Lokmanya Tilak. Since then, Ganesh puja and chaturthi have been one of the most celebrated events by the Punekars.
All these features, represent the history and people of Pune.