A heritage walk through Phule Market and the old district
After reaching Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai by car we start our walk. Mandai has Gothic style and houses vegetables and fruits. Almost everything is available in this bazzar.
Down the road is a small Rameshwar ( Shiva) temple built in 1770. A very peaceful place in crowded market.
Then we walk towards Burud Ali at the back of Mandai. Buruds are bamboo craftsmen. . making bamboo baskets, ladders and blinds etc. Finding our way through crowd we go to Pune Nagar Vachan Mandir, 1889 , The first Pune library for natives.
A short walk towards north brings us to Laxmi rd. , a shoppers paradise. Few old two storied houses can be seen with wooden work and wrought iron railings.
Opposite to Pune Nagar Vachan Mandir is Belbaug Vishnu Mandir, built by Nana Phadnavis, the chief administrator of the Peshwas.
Short walk along colourful shops on Laxmi rd brings us to Vishrambaug Wada, 1807. This fine mansion was residence of Bajirao II.
The last stop is Ram Mandir in Tulsibaug. It has narrow lanes with many tiny shops.
Mahatma Phule Mandai,
Pune Nagar Vachan Mandir
Belbaug Vishnu Mandir
Tulsibaug Ram Mandir
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Mahatma Phule Mandai
End location: Tulsibagh
Duration: 2 hours
Clean Toyota Innova AC car
The basic fees for Guides services.Guide will take you to all points in your tour
,explain the importance of all sites ,will answer all your queries.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Indian rupees - Water,beverage etc.
Transportation from hotel to Mahatma Phule Mandai and back to hotel (Toyota Innova AC Rs2500 ,Auto rickshaw Rs 300) personal expenses (snacks, souvenirs)
I am not a driver.I can accompany you in your vehicle .
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Absolutely wonderful tour. All the temples and historical sites were brought to life with Pratibha's narratives. Also, the Tulsi Baug markets are a must for shoppers. I really enjoyed my tour today, mainly because Pratibha was so knowlegeable, relaxed and flexible.