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The history of Muhiyabad, err... Pune

DNPUN56250 | 1/21/2013 | Author : Vikas Prakash Joshi | WC :303

Museum at Vishrambaug Wada
DNA Pune fifth Anniversary Special

Did you know that Pune was once known as Muhiyabad? Or that the police lines in Shukrawar Peth were once the site of a jail? Or that the first school in Pune started in Vishrambaug Wada? These and many other interesting facts can be gleaned from a visit to the 'Punawadi te Punyanagari' museum at Vishrambaug Wada.
The heritage museum occupies the entire first floor and explores the history of Pune from ancient times to 1818 AD when the British took over the city.
The museum was opened in 2001, thanks to the initiative of the then corporator of Sadashiv Peth Uday Joshi. The entrance fee is a nominal Rs3. The museum itself is maintained by the Pune Municipal Corporation. Being located in Vishrambaug Wada gives it a hist
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