Pune Tourism
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Pune Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 560 m
  • Pincode: 411001
  • District: Pune
  • Language: Hindi,Marathi
  • STD code: 020
  • Weather: Summer 20 to 42°C, Winter 8 to 32°C
The eighth largest metropolis in India, Pune is located in the state of Maharashtra. It is the second largest city in the state after Mumbai, and is considered an important city in terms of its economical and industrial importance. It was earlier known as ‘Punya-Nagiri’ or ‘Queen of Deccan’. With a rich historical past, Pune has been a popular place for tourists since ancient times and still enjoys the same popularity. Once the hometown of Marathas and a centre of power for the Maratha Empire, the presence of the numerous edifices in Pune links to its rich and glorious past.

Located above 560 meters from sea level, Pune is the governmental capital of the district called Pune. The city lies at the convergence of two rivers Mula and Mutha. The town got its name around 937 AD and was founded by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja, who was the founder of Maratha Empire. During his reign, the place witnessed significant development and growth in every aspect.

In 1730, Pune became the political centre of the Peshwa Empire. The town in 1817 witnessed invasion by British India. This place served as the monsoon capital and the cantonment town to the British until India got independence on the 15th of August 1947.

Pune is one of the most renowned places among tourists to Maharashtra. Educational institutions and corporate giants have made Pune a prosperous town. The city is associated with prestigious educational institutions like Ferguson College, Symbiosis, FTII and a large number of engineering colleges, which is why it is also known as the University Town. Some of the well-established industries in Pune entail sugar, forging, glass, IT and automotive companies. Pune is also the cultural capital of the state and national centre of Marathi speaking people.

The city’s cultural activities and places of interests for art lovers have made earned it a distinct popularity and image among people. Pune is truly a melting pot of varied cultures.

The spectacular historical monuments from the Maratha period and many places of tourist interest add richness to this city of diversity. Some places like the Shanivar Wada, Osho Ashram, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Shinde Chhatri, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Bund Garden, Saras Bagh and Aga Khan Palace describe the most popular places amongst tourist visiting Pune.

Pune is also a food lovers’ paradise. Ferguson College Road offers a host of choices for tourists. Right from softies to mouth-watering vada pav and sabudana vada, the list is endless. Paud Road is another popular street to explore street food in Pune. Another highlight of the city is the iconic Kayani Bakery, Pune’s pride for decades, where tourists can buy boxes of Shrewsbury biscuits and other sweet treats. The bakery is open from 7.30 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon and then shuts down for a few hours to reopen at 3.30 pm and then closes at 8 pm.

Pune’s climate enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year but the best time to visit the city is during winters especially in the months of November and December. It has a large Marathi-speaking population, but many people understand Hindi and English. The best way to get around the city is in an auto rickshaw or a two-wheeler. Also, Pune has a languid and laid back feel to it. In the afternoons, many shopkeepers shut down their shops to enjoy an afternoon siesta, therefore, the best time to shop, eat or head out is in the evenings.  

Pune is connected to all major cities in India by air, rail and road.
 
 

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Jerry David

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  • Jerry David
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  577 readers

"Pune is a good place to visit during monsoons" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Pune is a nice clean city. The local people here are tourist friendly. The city is clean even during monsoons in most parts of the city with no water logging problem in most areas even after heavy rainfall unlike Delhi. Public transport is not good tourists must use Uber or Ola here. There is heavy traffic problem here so the tourists must leave for airport or railway station before time. The city has enough greenery as there is no air pollution. The weather here is cool during monsoons with heavy rainfall and drizzling at most part of the day
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 118 Reviews
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"A Trip to Pune" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I had been to Pune in the month of March 2016. Pune is an important stop-over in the tourism circuit of Maharashtra. The important tourism attractions in and around Pune include Shaniwar Wada, Aga Khan Palace and the Osho Ashram. In 1736, Shaniwar Wada was built by Baji Rao Peshwa. It is a strayed mansion. The Aga Khan palace was donated to India in 1969 by Aga Khan IV. This iconic palace has five halls and houses the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi's wife, Kasturba. This iconic structure is also known as the Gandhi National Museum. The Osho Ashram is spread over 32 acres and is situated at Koregaon Park and is an apt place for meditation and yoga.
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Venkatesh Ns

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  • Venkatesh Ns
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 5 Reviews
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"It was a business trip and combined with leisure outing" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
As mentioned it was a business trip and combined with leisure outing .. Lot of temples, forts to visit. Most of the attractive places are little far from Pune, Pune can be a transit point for all these places. Visit Lonawala 1 hr drive from Pune ... Lot of points to visit in lonawala &Khandala, do not go to lonowala on weekends or public holidays as crowd from Pune and Mumbai converge there, it is a small town with narrow roads and this can make your trip hectic with bumper to bumper traffic.
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Manesg Mane

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  • Manesg Mane
  • Lives in Satara
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"Nice city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Sahyadri mountain is very happy. Pune temple is very olds. Pune city is very old city. Shivaji Maharaj's birth land in Shivneri. Pune is motherland of education in India. Pune is fourth big city in India. Pune is favourite in our family.
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Anand mehra

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  • Anand mehra
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  7520 readers

"A beautiful city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I planned to stay in beautiful city to take the blessings from The God Ashta vinayak Darshan, Shirdi wale Sai Baba, shani singhnapur, Tramabkeshwar Mahadev & Karla Devi. Also enjoyed few movements in Lonawala & Khandala to enjoy with my family. During My stay My family also went to take The blessings from The God dabrusheth ganpati bappa most beautiful Temple in the heart of city.
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Pranav Raj

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  • Pranav Raj
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  • 17 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
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"Beautiful city with lot of old heritage and sightseeing"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have been there twice for business purpose and luckily one of my close friend was living in Pune. During both of my visit days I used to spent time with him and explored many places in & around the city. The weather is really awesome and romantic throughout the monsoon and moderate even in summers. You will definitely love the greenery across the city. City houses lots of pubs and bar with many other tourists attractions like Sinhagarh Fort, Lavasa City, Kayani Bakery, amanora mall and plenty of recreational activities. You will also enjoy Pune-Mumbai expressway. I really enjoyed a lot during my whole stay. I definitely recommend the city tour specially in monsoon. Locally you could visit Lonavala for thrilled fun activities.
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Arzan mehta

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  • Arzan mehta
  • 3 Reviews
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"Fantastic place with good development"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Pune is an A class city. You have big malls, restaurants, parks, etc. The transport facilities have improved drastically. I was even surprised to see the kind of development happening in the eastern part of Pune, ie, Viman Naga and Wagholi. Pune is surely an alternative of Mumbai.
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Saptarshi dutta

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  • Saptarshi dutta
  • 7 Reviews
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"Overall, a good experience"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was an official & Personal visit, but we had a good meal during lunch. Pune has quite a few attractions. One such famous eatery is Good Luck cafe. Famous place for visit like shani vada, osho temple. There are many places to visit like, FC Road, JM Road, MG Road, KP, Hadapsar, Hinjewadi, Katraj, Hadapsar, Singhad Fort. Pune due to its strategic location, houses major government, defence and private corporate companies. Hence lots of people commute to this city for official and business purposes. There are so many place near Pune like Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar etc.
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Dharmik kothari

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  • Dharmik kothari
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"Good place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 9, 2016
It's a nice place to visit where traffic is moderate and there are many places to visit like, FC Road, JM Road, MG Road, KP, Hadapsar, Hinjewadi, Katraj, Hadapsar, Singhad Fort.

Recently Visited Amanora Mall its a huge mall and lots of brand and collection you can get wide variety for shopping more than 5 hours is necessary to view each corner of the mall.

Burger King, Durga Coffee, Station Cream Rolls, Uncle's Kitchen JM Road Dabeli etc are some of my fav place to visit.

Best time to visit is Winter and Rainy season. Summer is hotter.
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"Lot of people commute to this city"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Apr 6, 2016
Pune due to its strategic location, houses major government, defence and private corporate companies. Hence lots of people commute to this city for official and business purposes. Due to this heavy traffic, the municipal administration is unable to maintain the city particularly around railway station. The local people might have also stressed due to this and hence are not cooperative with outsiders. So tourists better educate themselves about the city and avoid conversing with local people. Better to check tariff with taxi people and have a double confirmation on charges what you have to pay at the end. Because for me they demanded more than agreed amount because the journey completed at 1AM hence, they said I have to pay for 2 days. Climate is ok. Food local cuisine is very oily, affects the stomach.
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