Pune :: City of Hills Sinhagad - Desk Plaque
Bring the spirit of Pune City into your home with this illustration of PUNE City's Hills Sinhagad - a desk plaque that captures city's characteristics in an unique way.
The historic Sinhagad Hill & Fort (1312 mtrs) is a part of the Bhuleshwar range of the Sahyadri Mountains. It is a popular trekking destination and serves as the southern backdrop of the city. It represents the history of the conquest of Shivaji and his trusted lieutenant Tanaji Malusare who won the fort back from the Mughals and changed its name from Kondhana to Sinhagad!
Have fun while you reflect and reminisce on your favorite memories of your beloved city. This Pune souvenir is a perfect decor for homes and offices and is a number one gift choice for Indian souvenirs and travel mementos!
PUNE - a city in Maharashtra, India nestled on the Deccan Plateau on top of the Sahyadri Range of the Western Ghats is known by many monikers - Cultural City, Oxford of the East, Cradle of Military Leadership, Automobile & IT Hub! It became an important part of the struggle against the Mughals with Chattarapati Shivaji’s leadership. Later under Peshwa Rule the Maratha Empire spread far and wide over the Indian Subcontinent.
The Swarajya struggle against the British Empire was later led by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Lokmanya Tilak and others making Pune an important part of the Freedom Struggle. Many Social Movements for Girl’s education, Widow Remarriage and Equality were led by Jyotiba & Savitribai Phule, Dhondu Keshav Karve and Agarkar. Pune continues to be a center of many political and social movements to this day with its many civic conscious citizens and NGOs.
From the 1960s Pune and its twin township of Pimpri-Chinchwad became an important Industrial Center in India, especially around the Automobile Industry. It continues to be an Auto Hub with many of the Indian and international Auto Majors having their presence. Since the 1990s, Pune also emerged as an important center for the Information Technology industry.