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Experience a Maharaja style stay at Fort Jadhavgadh Heritage Hotel, Pune

Best Destinations, Travel Tips - Amanda - January 4, 2018

Westerners and many of the elite Indians would like to be pampered as a king whenever they stay in palatial hotels and resorts that are not far away from big cities. There is one such vacation destination option in fort jadhavgadh on the outskirts of Pune, the second biggest city in the state of Maharashtra, India and a four hours ride from Mumbai, the economic capital of India. It was a fort once, built for the kings of Marathas and now converted into a palatial heritage hotel where you will breathe the air of royal Marathas while staying in any one of the kingly accommodations and experience the true royal hospitality extended to the guests.

Location of Jadhavgadh

Map link:,74.002549,15z?hl=en-US

It is right on the Hadapsar-Saswad road and is 22 km from Pune City.

Before we look at the various types of accommodations in the fort turned resort, let us look at all the amenities of the hotel.


The hotel offers every modern0day amenities that we are used to that include Internet, restaurant, emergency medical service, and more,

Special hospitalities:

A modern spa where you get several kinds of body treatments such as tissue massage, Thai body massage, and hot stone massage to name a few.

Different types of accommodation

The staying options in Fort Jadhavgadh are starting from Maharaja Suite to royal tents.

Maharaja suite

Obviously, the most expensive, the Maharaja suite will match all your expectations. The view of the countryside and the distant hills from this top floor suite is said to be panoramic. The bathroom is fitted with a couple bathtub which means it can easily accommodate a couple. A true royal facility indeed!

Maharani suite

The royal spouse of the king must have originally stayed at this location because whoever stays in the Maharani suite can directly enter the spa for a personal pampering. The bathroom comes with a steam room.

Museum suite

It is situated one floor above the internal museum. The specialty of this museum suite is the free-standing bathtub in the bathroom.

Varsh suite

Ah, this is a superb facility in Fort Jadhavgadh heritage hotel. I think the rain shower room is one of a kind in India if not the world.

The rain shower room is actually an open-to-sky bathing area. The guests can enjoy a hot or cold shower while looking up the blue sky or gazing at the moon and stars depending on the time of the shower. Chhavni- Royal Tent

Sure it is a tent made of white fabric but look at the image below.

Wow! What a spacious looking tent. It is aptly named as ‘royal tent’. I could see a small wash basin too inside the tent..

Neem forest cottages

The 4 air-conditioned cottages are built amidst the Neem trees whose air is said to be medicinal.


To satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst, there are several restaurants and bar. The ‘Aangan’ is an open-air dining area that serves authentic Maharashtra food and the Kund is a poolside bar


Fort Jadhavgadh hotel is an ideal royal holiday resort near Mumbai and very close to Pune.

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Austin Tourist Attractions

World Travel - Eric Anderson - January 3, 2018

Austin, capital of Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S and an amazing place for the holiday destination ideas for people from all parts of the world. These amazing Austin attractions are one such reason for their increase in pace to become a modern city. Hiking, biking, boating, running, swimming and other outdoor activities with fascinating and stunning parks, lakes makes some of the Austin attractions. There are also a lot of places to explore and enjoy this beautiful city filled with skyscrapers.

Some of the famous Austin attractions to make your tour amazing are listed below:

  • State Capitol

This place is one of the best in Austin attractions which is recognized as National Historic Landmark. This place is built of red granite which makes to shine brightly all the way up to the Dome. A wonderful landscape surrounding 17 monuments, gardens and also some good gift shops to purchase a souvenir for your beloved ones.

Austin attractions

“Great walk” is a pleasant shaded path and monument to Vietnam War veterans are some popular places frequently visited by a tourist in Austin attractions with the help of free guides.

  • Bullock Texas state museum

Quality service and wonderful maintenance are done which make its way into Austin attractions. This museum provides free entry to students and charges a little for the visitors. The exhibits are laid out in three floors; it starts with encounters between American and Indian groups and European explorers and settlers. The second floor talks about the fight for independence and Texas as a nation and a state and the third floor is all about ranching, oil, aviation, and the space program

Apart from this, they have two theatres with 4D and 3D. They also have a snack and lunch shop.

  • Texas Memorial Museum

For almost 75 years, the Texas memorial museum has been an educational Bridge way from the university to the greater Austin community. An educative Austin attraction which creates a sense of community. It has a broad range of families looking for an afternoon retreat to students for practical experience.

This place holds a wide range of collection covering biology, geology, paleontology, entomology, ichthyology, and herpetology. Some of the major attractions are dinosaur displays, fossils, minerals, and gems.

  • Austin Duck tour

This is one such adventure in Austin attraction where people can experience a fun and historic narrated tour of downtown Austin in a crazy amphibious odd shaped bus. Once the land tour is over, this bus splash into the water of the Colorado River for about 20-25 minutes.

Wonderful and amazing fun rides on both land and water.

  • Baron springs pool

Famous Austin attraction situated in the heart of Austin covering the 3-acre area. This public swimming pool was once used by the native tribes to heal and bath wounds. The crystal clear water eventually meets the Colorado River aka “Lady Bird Lake” in the shadows of Austin iconic skyline. Cost is also very economical which makes it a popular and most visited place in the Austin attractions.

Austin attractions

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