Shaniwar Wada Fort

When you have kids, everyone in India suggest you go to the local sound and light show.  That is the thing to do with kids.  So when our trip to Pune came up, the hotel concierge said, “See the sound and lights show at Shaniwar Wada, your son will love it”.  I finally decided to…

Tribal Museum of Pune

When researching our trip to Pune, I read about a quirky little museum that is listed as a “must-see” in Lonely Planet India. A small out-of-the-way building, the Tribal Museum of Pune is dedicated to the history and artifacts of the native tribes of Maharashtra.  Front exhibit rooms have several pieces of everyday artifacts (bowls,…

Aga Khan Palace

We did a short stint in Pune our last week in India, and our very first stop (after the hotel) was Aga Khan Palace. Aga Khan Palace is a large estate built in 1892 by Sultan Muhammad Shah as an act of charity for the poor hit by famine in the area.  However its most…

Karla and Bhaja Caves

I had been trying to post in order of our trip, but today was a nice surprising adventure, so I wanted to get it down while it was still a fresh memory (and I’m woefully behind on posts) We are currently in Pune for a quick trip and were researching what to do for a…