Thursday, April 07, 2011

Shaniwar Wada is one of the most popular monuments in Pune. In 1729 Peshwa Baji Rao commissioned the building of Shaniwar Wada. Shaniwar Wada has great fountains, courtyards, fruits, trees, offices audience halls and substantial residential areas as its attractions. People can enjoy the light and sound effect show at the monument while visiting the Shaniwar Wada. Pune City Tour conducted by Snapstar Tours can give you an opportunity to visit such historical mansions!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pu La Deshpande Udyan (Japanese Garden Pune)

The style of this garden is devised in such a way that if you take a walk through a Japanese garden enjoying the landscape, which changes along the garden paths, you will experience a picture scroll.
The garden has been designed in a manner that you can enjoy the changing landscape as you walk around it!

The garden is just touching Sinhghad road and has ample of parking space, the parking charges are Rs 5 for a four wheeler and Rs 2 for a two wheeler. There is drinking water and restrooms. The restrooms are pretty neat.

Park Timings
Morning:6:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Evening:4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Friday, September 25, 2009

MTDC Wildlife Trail (Wildlife Week 1 - 7 OCT. 2009)

Indian Wildlife Week is celebrated every year from 1st to 7th of October. On the event of World Tourism Day which is on 27th September 2009, MTDC in association with Maharashtra Forest Department is promoting Wildlife Trails to Rehekuri Blackbuck Sanctuary & Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Wildlife Trail Tours for MTDC are managed by SnapStar Tours. This tour is priced at a nominal amount of Rs. 550/- per person and includes breakfast, lunch, tea & transportation. Forest department guides shall lead the trail at both the sanctuaries. You can also participate in Wildlife Week Photo Contest & win prizes.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Pune Darshan ( Pune City Tour )

Srishti Puneri's Pune Darshan, Puneri Manoranjan Ke Sath.

Half Day/ Full Day Guided Tour of Pune.
Complete Package including Pure Veg. Breakfast, Lunch, Refreshments & Entry Tickets.
Special Attraction: Sri Balaji Darshan at Ketkavle.

Other Places of Interest: Shaniwar Wada, Lal Mahal, Kesari Wada, Dagdusheth Ganapati, Kelkar Museum, Saras Baug, Balaji Mandir at Ketkavle, Rajiv Gandhi Zoo (Snake Park), Shinde’s Chhatri, Osho Ashram, Aga Khan Palace, Pataleshwar, Chattarshrungi, University.

Contact SnapStar Tours: Organisers of One Day Tours, Weekend Getaway Tours and Indian Tours of Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan & Himachal.

Tel: 020 24533222, Mob: 09422942928,

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pune Update @ pune4u

This is the header photograph of If you are really interested in knowing What's UP IN Pune then visit this blog. An excellent effort by Aniket.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Paragliding in Pune by Temple Pilots

Temple Pilots Paragliding is a 12 year old flight training school, based in Pune, among the top schools in SE Asia. Registered and recognized by the Aeroclub of India, it boasts a 100% safety record.

The summers are excellent flying condition for tandem flights and paragliding instruction by the Pavna lake.  

A brief about tandems and the basic paragliding course is given below:

TANDEMS: A two seater JOYRIDE with an experienced Pilot. The most FUN and Easiest way to taste the exhilaration of Free Flight. No Age limit, training or experience required. Carry your camera and take some amazing pictures from the sky.

LEARNING TO FLY: Sign up for a 3-Day Beginners Course on a weekend and experience the thrill of your FIRST SOLO FLIGHT. Be a pilot, taste the freedom…

What could be more exhilarating than a weekend of fun and flying so close to your hometown!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ekant @ Lavasa 50Km. from Pune

Amongst the many beautiful locations around Pune is this place called Lavasa City, being developed as a hill station just 50km. from the city. At present they have a Resort called Ekant with a lot of development going on this 25000 acres of land.
A must see place in the monsoon as its covered with clouds, plenty of small waterfalls & lush green landscapes.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

SnapStar Photo Tours




These photos are from the Photo Tours organised by SnapStar Tours, Pune. In these tours every participant gets to Picture, Explore & Recharge. They follow the unique method of Contemplative Photography, a flash of perception - the ordinary magic of the phenomenal world.

We are also uploading the following brochure for contact details. Please click the image to open in a new window.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Beauty Full Garden

A Garden is Beauty Full only when we get time to admire it. The camera is of good help to admire anything.
Photographed by: Tushar Mhetre

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pune Adventure Weekends

This is what it looks like when you decide get out of the house to see what nature has to offer in this monsoon season. The adventure is to get near the falls and feel the pleasure of this cold water running over your body and bringing you back to your purest form.
Fine tuning your body and soul through nature and with nature is what you can do in Tamini Ghat.
From Chandni Chowk cross Mulshi Dam and go towards Mahad. Drive slow as the visibility is poor when you cross through the clouds. After you cross Tamini find a nice waterfall of your choice and feel the pleasure.
Photographed by: Tushar Mhetre

Monday, June 11, 2007

Flight to Pune

This Photograph shows the thunder clouds above Pune. An aeroplane entering from clear sky into this type of cloud pattern is a rare photograph. The turbulence created by such clouds is exciting and thrilling during takeoff and landing.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Mate Pattern

These are Red, Black & White colours blended together, while the butterflies mate to form a beautiful arch of Red spots with Black & White extension in all giving it a shape of a Crown to tie with a Red Band. Captured at the right moment with a good angle.
Photographed by: Dhruv Meid

Cycle "More"

"More" is what they call a Peacock in Marathi. This cycle is dressed up with multicoloured brooms as if its a peacock dancing in the rain. Also seen is a small tail coming out at the end.
Photographed by: Tushar Mhetre

Monday, April 09, 2007

Neon Blur

These are street & neon lights photographed from Chandani Chowk. Looks vibrant and a new style just by moving the camera.
Photographed by: Tushar Mhetre

Sunday, April 08, 2007

First Rays

If these first rays of Sun can make these leaves so attractive, then the same will be with us Human Beings. Those who rise early and get blessings of the Sun from its 'First Rays', get the best from life. Photo captured on Sinhagad.
Photographed by: Tushar Mhetre

Thursday, March 22, 2007


This Photograph is outlined in Adobe. These are huge round filtration tanks on the banks of Mutha River.


Photographed from Mhatre Bridge, the Mutha River crossing bridges above it.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Sunset at Construction Site

This Photograph shows that from wherever you look at God's creation in between the trees or mountains or even a construction site it never looses its beauty.
And for us to learn, its the beauty within us that makes us stand out wherever we go.
Captured by: Taj

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Flower Power

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These are a few photographs of the Rose Show organised at Sambaji Park in Pune, in the second week of January 2007.
The flowers & their arrangements had such great magnetism towards them that they attracted citizens from all corners of Pune.
People from all religions, professions, the rich the poor & from kids to grandparents didn't miss this opportunity.
Congratulations to its organisers from What's UP IN Pune.

Monday, January 08, 2007


Photographed near Pawana Dam, Explore is the word out here. Doesn't it seem like an astronaut walking out of his vehicle and explore the moon.
Exploration starts from childhood & we need to nurture it.
Captured by: Tushar Mhetre

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Monkey on the Roof

Surprising to see monkeys on the roof only for one reason, they are free to roam around the cage we are in. The Animal Song by Savage Garden describes more about this thought.
Captured by: Pooja

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


The infrastructure is becoming world class. These are photos of the Expressway from Pune to Mumbai and we can admire it from Khandala.
Captured By: Sandeep

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Pune's Raja Babu

At first glance it seems like this person has gone crazy, but this is the world’s perspective. If the world sees from Manoj’s perspective, the kind of simplicity he maintains, he is very fond of his cycle and loves it the most. So his cycle stands out.

Mr. Manoj works in Navi Peth area. He is stationed at the gates of Bank Of Maharashtra (LBS Rd. Branch) & maintains security at the premises.
Captured By: Tushar Mhetre

Lake on the Edge

This photograph is of a lake on Sinhagad near the wind point.
The lake seems so much on the edge of the mountain that it almost touches the sky.
Captured by: Tushar Mhetre

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sunset at Khadakwasla Lake

The more we look up, we forget to look at the reflections that are left down.
If we consciously look at the reflections, we shall give light to the life of a lown.
Captured By: Taj