Wednesday, 24 December 2014

United-21 Hotel, Pune wishes you a Merry Christmas

Pune has always been a cultural city, and it never disappoints tourists who are looking forward to have a fun-filled vacation in this part of the world. It is one of the largest cities of India, and an administrative headquarters of Pune district in the Indian state, Maharashtra. Over the years, it has transformed itself into a cosmopolitan city, with many people coming from different states of the country and making it their home.

One of the major festivals celebrated in this region of India is Christmas. Preparations for celebrating Christmas begin well in advance, with members of the Christian community hanging electric lanterns outside their homes and decorating the Christmas tree with bright lights. Many groups go around singing carols and announcing the arrival of Jesus Christ’s birthday.

If you are in Pune during your Christmas vacation, and wish to indulge in some grand celebrations, United-21 Hotel, Pune would be the best place. It has well-appointed rooms and suites for its guests that are provided with all the latest facilities. Pancard Clubs also has some additional amenities that would make your stay pleasant and memorable. We at Pancard Clubs invite you and your entire family to enjoy your Christmas vacation with us.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Pune delights tourists with its historical attractions

Mumbai-Pune Expressway
Considered as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune was strategically important for rulers of the past, and was a seat of Peshwas or prime ministers of the Maratha Empire. Today this city has become one of the major travel destinations in India owing to its historical attractions. Accommodation in any of the budget hotels in Pune not only ensures a cost-effective stay for travellers, but also enables them to visit some of the most popular places in the city.

Cultural Capital Of Maharashtra

The name Pune is believed to have been derived from its ancient name, Punyanagari, which means 'City of Virtue'. Reference to the city's ancient name was found on a copper plate dating back to 937 CE. In the years that followed, this city came to be known as Punawadi and was called Poona for some time until 1977, when its name was finally changed to 'Pune'.
After the independence of India, the city underwent tremendous industrial development and is one of the largest cities in India today.

Maharashtrian cuisine
Maharashtrian Cuisine

People touring this city would find many interesting places to explore during Pune vacation. Among the most famous places are Shaniwar Wada, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, and Saras Baug. Tourists can also enjoy some mouth-watering delicacies of Maharashtrian cuisine during their tour.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Pune has loads of cultural offerings for its tourists

Pune City

Known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune is situated on the Deccan plateau at an altitude of 1,837 feet. It was called 'Punyanagari' in the ancient times, and an evidence to this fact was found on a copper plate dating back to the tenth century, when this region was ruled by Rashtrakuta Dynasty.

Pune was of great importance to the Maratha Empire, as it was the seat of Peshwas. Today, the city is a popular centre for education, industries and IT-enabled services, besides its historical attractions. Climate of this region remains pleasant for most part of the year, with average daytime temperatures ranging between 20 to 28-Degree Celsius. The period from March to May is hot season in this city, but nights are usually cool and pleasant owing to its high altitude. Pune experiences monsoons from the month of June to October, with moderate rainfall and occasional hailstorms. Winters arrive in this city in the month of November and stay till February.

Tourists coming from different parts of the globe to this city would have several choices in cultural attractions and some important places to visit. The budget hotels in Pune provide affordable stays for travellers, while ensuring them a comfortable stay with all the modern facilities.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Explore the Historically Significant Aga Khan Palace

Aga Khan Palace- Pune

Situated at just 2Kms distance from Bund Garden in Yerwada, Aga Khan Palace is an ancient monument featuring Italian arches and spacious lawns. This building compromises of five halls. It is spread over an area of 19 acres, out of which approximately 7 acres is the built-up area. The magnificent and picturesque beauty of this palace often leaves visitors awestruck. It was built during the rule of Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan for helping the famine affected people.
This place does not look like it used to be in early days because before the Independence of our country it was used as a prison. Famous personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi, Dr. Sarojini Naidu, Shri MahadeoBhai Desai, Meera Ben and others were kept under imprisonment in this palace during the Quit India Movement in 1942. A statue of the Mahatma Gandhi stands tall here. Apart from this, one can also find here commonly used items by Mahatma Gandhi such as clothes, writing desk and footwear. This palace is visited by a large number of visitors throughout the year. On your visit to this palace, you should research about your stay in Pune. Accommodation is Pune is usually affordable, but if you’re not well-informed, then you might end up shelling out extra sum on this aspect.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Omkareshwar Temple: Seek Blessing from the Lord in His Abode

Omkareshwar temple of Pune

Omkareshwar temple of Pune is an ancient Parvati temple. This temple is widely revered for its extraordinary construction and extravagant style. The temple dates back to approximately 250 years from now. The exotic view with its column & architectural design makes this temple a unique experience. The white dome of the Omkareshwar temple of Pune is made of soft soap stone.

Omkareshwar is one of the many names people have bestowed to Lord Shiva who is one of the three main deities in Hindu mythology (Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh). According to a popular myth, Lord Shiva had to drink a tumbler full of poison for saving the plight of mankind. This is one of the reasons why the Lord Shiva has extremely high position in the Hindu Mythology.

This religious place consists of two renowned ‘Shivalayas’ namely Amruteshwar & Omkareshwar Shivalayas. The literal meaning of Shivalaya is an abode of Lord Shiva. In these Shivalayas one can definitely come across a Shiva Lingam, which is worshipped by the devotees for their prosperity. If you intend to know more about the Lord Shiva, then you should definitely travel to Pune and visit this holy shrine. Additionally, if you are visiting here for first time, then you can research about Pune hotels in order to make your stay comfortable.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Revitalize yourself at United 21 Hotel, Pune this winter

Our existence in this world, proves life is filled with many prospects. So long as one keeps his mind open, they can certainly ascertain new ways to relish the life. You can find time for yourself instead of being stressed out with work, every day. Make a move distinctive from your schedule, as it would avoid monotony and give you an escape from your strained life.

An innovative way out of this is to merely to get online search for weekend getaways around. A mini-break will surely help to be cheerful again. One can certainly will find one or two venues where they can get a star treatment at affordable rates. Plan a party at such venues where one would have to just lazily wander around without thinking too much. Perhaps a family trip to a venue that offers health retreat treatments would be an apt option.

Bring all your buddies and cousins together, plan an impromptu dinner at any one of the affordable restaurants in Pune that might be way more pleasurable than you can ever imagine. United 21 Hotel, Pune certainly is one such place whereby we guarantee you to have a rocking time with your loved ones.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Fascinating religious places around Pune: Neelkantheshwar

Neelkantheshwar Temple

Given a number of options in historical and religious attractions, Pune is truly a cultural capital of the Indian state, Maharashtra. Tourists from different parts of the world arrive in this region every year to witness its architectural wonders. Visitors to Pune city can also explore some interesting attractions located at places close to it during their holiday spent in this part of India.

Among these attractions is Neelkantheshwar, a famous religious site of Hindus located at a distance of about 50 kilometres from the city. Neelkantheshwar is one of the names by which Lord Shiva is known among his devotees. This name is derived from the words 'neel', which means 'blue', and 'kanth', which means 'throat'. Road to Neelkantheshwar is less crowded, and takes visitors through some scenic surroundings. A temple of Lord Shiva is the main highlight of this place. Its walls are decorated with images of other Hindu gods, and it also houses the sacred symbol of Lord Shiva called 'Shiva Linga'.

Regular buses or private vehicles available from Pune enable tourists to reach this place comfortably. Having an accommodation in any of the budget hotels in Pune would give them the necessary convenience to visit this well-known tourist attraction near Pune.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Saras Baug is one of the major landmarks of Pune

Saras Baug, a park located in Pune city of the Indian state, Maharashtra, was developed using the land where a lake had dried up. It is spread over a vast area of 25 acres, and houses a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This temple was built during the eighteenth century near Parvati Temple. Over the years, the temple and its surrounding area underwent several renovations, and one of them was done with the help of East India Company in 1842.

According to legends, this temple was used by Marathas for discussing military strategies against the Nizam and British forces. The boats in which they arrived and departed were steered by non-natives to maintain complete secrecy. Saras Baug is located at a distance of about 6 kilometres from Pune Railway Station and about a kilometre from Swargate bus station. Tourists having an accommodation in Pune can visit this park and other popular places of interest during their vacation in the city.

The temple of Lord Ganesha in this park gets thousands of visitors every day. On certain occasions like Ganesh Chaturthi, up to eighty thousand devotees make a visit to this temple. Many of the luminaries and dignitaries also visit this sacred place to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.