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Pune

Pune, apart from its neighbouring hill stations and year-round pleasant weather now also has a lot to offer when it comes to art. With the burgeoning art spaces, cafeterias and studios, Pune’s cultural life pulsates with unparalleled energy and enthusiasm. Its vibrant street art started by the PMC and Pune Biennale Foundation lends the city a voice of its own, heightening its architectural grandeur and beauty.

Museums

Founded by journalist and writer Francois Gautier in 2010, the museum showcases different stages and facets of Indian history through its displays

The museum houses a wide collection of weaponry from the Maratha Empire wars, rare books, paintings, microfilms, palm-leaf works, antique coins and more, alongside the private historical Jamkhindi collection. It started with the personal collection of the late Rao Bahadur Parasnis of Satara who was deeply interested in Maratha history.

Galleries

The gallery mainly focuses on displaying artworks by created by local artists. The artworks exhibited vary widely in the nature of their medium.

And when you need a break from all the art...

A historical building was where Mahatma Gandhi and other prominent nationalist leaders were interned by the British following Gandhi's Quit India campaign in 1942. In a quiet garden at the rear end lie the shrines of those who died in confinement.

Covering about 625 acres, this fort was constructed by Peshwa Bajirao I, as the abode of the Peshwas. The fort also draws a crowd who is interested in paranormal activities and apparent spookiness about this place.

A creative art space that brings together old and established literary and artistic traditions through performances, community based readings, workshops to help people experience the joy of literature and the arts and make it accessible to the masses.

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