Phule Mandai is situated in the center of Pune City. Because of its
location this place is often used for meetings, Conferences,
starting point for the Ganesh festival procession etc. This market is well
known for getting fresh vegetables, fruits and articles for the Poojas.
Next to the market there
is the Tulsi baug temple. The Rameshwar temple which is owned by the
Khasgiwalas also owned the land on which the market is built. The British
bough this land and built the Market place. About 2 lacks of Rupees were
spent for building this market at that time. The structure of the market
is such that it is eight sided and has 8 ways which lead you out from the
center of the market. There are around 526 stalls with particular
vegetable or fruits to be sold at particular places. Peculiarities of this
place are the huge structure and the stone construction of the market
which remained as it is even after so many years.