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India's Freedom Struggle Stories In Pune

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Trip Overview

Take a guided tour of the monuments which represent India's freedom movement and the role they played in the glorious history of India.

Highlights

  • A guided tour of the historical monuments of Pune.
  • Take a tour of the Aga Khan Palace, Kesariwada, and Phulewada.
  • Kesariwada, heritage house of one of the eminent freedom fighters of India.
  • Also visit Phule Wada, the residence of Mahatma Phule and his wife, the great social reformer of the 19th century.

 

Detailed overview

Pune is a city in the western state of Maharastra, once the base of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire which lasted from 1674 to 1818, is now a beautiful metropolitan city. It is the second most populous city in Maharastra. It is famous for the Aga Khan Palace, built in the year of 1892 and now a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

 

Itinerary

  • Our host will meet you at your hotel/residence, at around 9:00 am you will be visiting the Aga Khan Palace.
  • The Aga Khan Palace is a national monument of India’s freedom movement.
  • Built-in 1892 by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III, the Palace witnessed some remarkable events that define India’s freedom movement against the British. 
  • At 11:00 am you will take a tour of the Kesariwada which is the heritage house where Lokmanya Tilak, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters, spent the last 15 years of his life.
  • It is from this house that he ran his freedom publications Kesari and Maratha.
  • This house was witness to many strategic discussions held between revolutionaries to overthrow the British rule.
  • We will see the courtyard where Tilak started the annual Ganesh festival as a way to unite the Indians to fight against the British.
  • At around 12:30 pm you will be visiting Phulewada. Phule Wada was the residence of Mahatma Phule the great social reformer of the 19th century and his wife.
  • Mahatma Phule worked towards eradicating caste restrictions in the country and spoke against the elite of the society. He worked towards garnering more rights for farmers other low-caste people of the society.
  • You will also get to see the famous well which was thrown open to provide drinking water to the backward classes who were treated as outcasts in those times.  
  • Mahatma Phule was also a champion of the girl-child education cause. He was the first person to open a school for girls in this region. Incidentally, his wife was the first lady teacher in these parts!
  • Your tour will end at 3 pm, you will be dropped back to your hotel/residence.

Basic Details

Start Point
Pune hotel/residence
Finish Point
Pune hotel/residence
Start time
9:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O844A2167

Inclusions

  • All transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Driver and fuel charges
  • Any toll and parking charges.
  • Service of a knowledgeable archaeologist.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Monument entrance fees (as per the itinerary).

Exclusions

  • Any camera charges
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Important Information

  • Please carry your valid photo identity proof.
  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • Children of 0-2 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free.
  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 48 hour
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel/Residence in Pune
  • The local person's contact details will be shared in the booking voucher which is sent via email. 
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