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Private Tour: 4-Hour Walking Tour of Old Pune

Pune, India

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Experience the sights and history of old Pune on a private 4-hour walking tour that starts at the Shaniwar Wada Fort. Visit landmarks including the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple and Nana Wada estate, and take in the shops at markets such as the Tulsi Baug Shopping Market.
  • Private 4-hour walking tour of Old Pune
  • Hear from the private guide about the history and culture of Pune
  • Go shopping at Tulsi Baug Shopping Market and Jyotiba Phule Mandai
  • See basket–makers and coppersmiths at work
  • Personalize the private tour to your interests
  • Choose the departure time and group size to meet the requirements of your private group
  • Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel or airport pickup and drop-off
Fuel, parking, surcharge and government taxes
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide hotel details while booking

Your tour begins with morning or afternoon pickup from your hotel or the airport.

Travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to Shaniwar Wada where your walking tour sets out. Start with an orientation to the city's history and the Maratha Empire, then follow your guide to landmarks including the temple of Kasba Ganpati, the Nana Wada estate, Lal Mahal, and Tulsi Baug Shopping Market, which has both historic temples and a popular local market for household items, jewelry, and more.

Next, experience Pune’s largest covered produce market, Jyotiba Phule Mandai, then see the Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple, a busy Hindu temple that features an intricately adorned Ganesh statue.

Nearby, visit traditional bangle shops on the bangle vendors lane, then go to Burud Ali to watch Pune’s large community of basket–makers at work. The walking tour ends at the mansion Vishrambaug Wada, where your driver meets you to transfer you back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Shaniwar Wada
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati – the most endearing deity to devotees. This is the epitome of pride and honour to the city of Pune.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lal Mahal Chitra
Kasba Peth or Kasba is the oldest residential part, "Peth ", in Pune, India. It is adjacent to the historic Shaniwar Wada palace-fort. Kasba Peth was the first Peth to be established sometime during the 5th century, and is the oldest area in Pune. It is called the "Heart of Pune City". Lal Mahal, the site where Chhatrapati Shivaji lived.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nana Phadnavis wada
Nana Wada, the estate of Nana Phadnavis, chief administrator of the Peshwa rulers of Pune. The estate now houses a school.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple
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!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vishram Bagh Waada Palace
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection
  • You must take off your shoes if you wish to enter a place of worship
  • This is a great tour for those interested in photography
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking it is suggested to wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY City Tours India

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: 4-Hour Walking Tour of Old Pune?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: 4-Hour Walking Tour of Old Pune.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: 4-Hour Walking Tour of Old Pune?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: 4-Hour Walking Tour of Old Pune.

Product code: 7325P43

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