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Introduction

Pune is a fascinating city with a healthy climate all year around.The city was one of the pivotal basesof the 17th century great Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji, who was born at the Shivneri Fort here. Pune became the seat of the enterprising Peshwas, under whom Maratha power rose into a major political force. The Peshwas were renowned patrons of the arts and in their time, enriched the city with temples, gardens and educational institutions. Pune is a contrast of history and modernism. Pune is considered as the Oxford of India – with its many educational and research institutions apart from other institutions for sports, yoga, ayurveda, culture and social services.Pune is nowadays also seen as a potential city for massive growth of Information Technology.

Area 450.69 sq km
Altitude 500 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-20.0 C-40.0 C Winter-10.2 C-28.0 C
Language Marathi, Hindi and English
STD Code 020
Rainfall __ cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit through out the year

Pune MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Pune airport is situated in the Lohagaon area, approximately 10 km to the northeast of the city. There are direct flights connecting Pune with the major cities of India, like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, etc. The city is also connected, through direct flights, with Dubai and Singapore.
  2. Rail:-Traveling to Pune by trains is a very good option. A good rail network connects Pune with rest of the parts of the country.
  3. Road:-Pune is well linked with almost all the major cities of Maharashtra as well as the rest of the country by road. There are regular bus services connecting Pune with Mumbai, Nasik, etc

Places to Visit

Raja Dinkar Kelkar  Museum Shaniwarwada Palace Tribal Museum Aga Khan Palace
Panchalesvara Cave      

Excursion

Sinhagad Mahabaleshwar Khandala Kohlapur
Panhala Fort Lonavala    

Shopping

Shopping in Pune can be quite an experience! There is nothing you won't or cannot find here…you just have to have the eye for it! Pune with its blend of Indian and Western cultures is a paradise for all shoppers catering to each and every individual.This is the noisiest market area of Pune. Filled with temporary stalls and lined shops, you can find household items as well as cosmetic jewellery here. If you are interested in the traditional wares of the Maharashtrians -- the pearl nose ring and necklace and the nine yard saree -- you will easily get it here.  One can find many typical sweet shops including Chitale Bandhu known for its sweet pedas, barfis and amrakhanda as welll as spicy bhakar wadis and saurali wadis.

Accommodation

Hotel Central Park Hotel Le Meridian Hotel Sun N Sand Taj Blue Diamond
The Sagar Plaza Hotel Western The Pride