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Saras Baug

  • Saras Baug is one of the major landmarks of the city of Pune.
  • It covers an extensive area of 10 ha.
  • One of the beautiful places for an evening stroll.
  • Saras Baug is located at a distance of less than 2 Km from Swargate which is ground based transport station for Pune.

Saras Baug, which is spread over an extensive area of 25 acre or 10 ha of land, is one of the most popular and major landmark in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. This garden is actually developed as the vicinity for the famous Ganesh Temple, that is, Tatyatla Ganpati.

The area which is today known as Saras Baug was used to be lake years ago and the Ganesh temple was originally located on an island in the lake. This is why, it is named Talyatla Ganpati. Saras Baug surrounding this temple was built by Nanasaheb Peshwa after the lake got dried up and drained on the bed of dried up lake. This garden lies on the top of a very small hillock.

This temple was used by Marathas as a place for their military strategy discussions against British Empire and Nizam in the 18th and 19th centuries.


Saras Baug is majorly known for the Ganesha temple which lies in the centre of this garden. This temple houses a beautiful idol of Shree Sidhivinayak. After the completion of a temple named Shri Devdeveshwar in the 18th century, Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshwa started the task of beautification and development of Parvati Hills in Pune, and this is how this Saras Baug got developed.
The construction of the temple and the surrounding park got constructed in 1784 and in the last 229, years several renovations have took place for restoration and further development.

How to Get There

Pune is very well connected by all three mediums of transportation - rail, road and air with all the major cities of the country. Once you arrive at Pune, you can hire a taxi, a local bus or an auto-rickshaw to reach the garden. 

Best Time to Visit

The winters are not very cool in Pune but the summers are quite hot. Thus, the best time to visit Pune is after the monsoons are over, that is, from August - February.

Winters which start in November and extend till February are accompanies by cool weather and average humidity. But most of the tourists consider this as the best time to visit the place. Summers in Pune start in March and last till June. The highest temperature in summers may go up to 42 degree Celsius. Thus, this time is not right for sightseeing.

The monsoon in Pune experience mild to average rainfall but water clogging during monsoon may create problem for travelling in the city and enjoying beautiful sights.

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