Last weekend I ended up in Pune, India.
My very first trip to India, sadly only for three days and I now wonder why I hadn’t taken the India plunge far earlier. It’s easier now, with the advent of the Indian e-visa, but travel in India certainly needs some patience.
So, not to a miss a moment, I booked a day tour through the history of Pune and two walking trips in the city.
The first visit on the day tour was to Raj Bhavan (Government House – Pune). These were the government houses during the British Raj era in India. It was the monsoon resort of the Governor of Bombay and was built in 1866. The building was impressively designed by James Trubshawe and is situated in Ganeshkhind, Pune. Pune university, also known as the “Oxford of the East” surrounds the house and grounds.
An impressive building with some wonderful doors and interesting little asides, such as quirky gargoyles Indian style, a tea party on the lawn with women in colorful sarees and a little chipmunk following us around….
For some Pune streets and windows check out this link
Linking with Thursday Doors, hosted by Norm Frampton. Pop on over and check out some more doors.