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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Dharmendra  Bhadouria

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  • Dharmendra Bhadouria
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 5 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  951 readers

"Iskcon temple Pune" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Went with family beautiful place with eternal feeling of Lord Krishna. Food at hotel Govinda was very delicious. It is situated near by railway station. I found the best place to visit at Pune. Shopping from gift shop was ultimate. Enjoyed fun, food and shopping at Iskcon temple in Pune.
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Aashish ninave

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  • Aashish ninave
  • 2 Reviews
  •  69 readers

"It's overall good" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hotel is very near to Mumbai Bangalore highway so it is a very convenient for travel. Also it's next to Aditya Birla Hospital so also good for any one who is coming to meet their respective person .. Food quality is quite good .. Overall facilities are good .. WiFi is kind of zigzag sometimes it connects and sometimes it not ...
They have mini bar st room so not need to go out you can also order drinks at your room too.
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Jigar Dave

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  • Jigar Dave
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 27 Reviews
  •  5074 readers

"Lively City" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This city is near to Mumbai. The place is beautiful to have some historic and natural sites to visit. There are many waterfalls nearby to this place. The Asthavinayak temples are near from the city. Also the famous Dagdusheth Ganpati is from here. There are some forts and caves also near the city.
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Ketan vernekar

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  • Ketan vernekar
  • 2 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  73 readers

"Good city for shopping" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Pune is good for shopping. People are very good. We went in September. It was very rush these days. It is a great place to do shopping. We had done lots of shopping. Lavasa is also a nice place. If anyone is going to Pune for a holiday, Lavasa visit is a must. It is good to travel by ola cabs. It's cheaper than auto rickshaw.
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Mayuri Kubal

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  • Mayuri Kubal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 30 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  4317 readers

"Awesome windy place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The greenery and the wind are the two things that hold your attention.. Pune known for its Peshwai Culture, still lives up to its name. The city is a fun place to be in. With lot of attractions like Dagdusheth Ganpati, Shaniwar wada, Various trek points, Pune offers you a great environment and adventure filled journey!!!
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Uttam Lal

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  • Uttam Lal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  89 readers

"Professionalism" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I am die hard fan of Mumbaikars for their professionalism. But my exoerience of Pune was extraordinary. After disembarking ar Pune airport decided to hire an auto for my transilr camp at Koregaon. The auto pilot was very courteous. The auto I which I took was from pre paid taxi. I need to have banking work there. Amazed to find the supportive team both of ICICI and SBI at KP. They go an extramile to solve my issues. From there proceeded to Karad in Satara distt. I was using only state / Govt run buses and what a service they provided for travelling to a common man which is really difficult in northern part. The little problem I faced was communication with local as they speak marathi or a little bit of Hindi.
The best part which I liked abou Pune was the safety and security female/ girls which is unimaginable in Delhi.
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Parag Joshi

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  • Parag Joshi
  • Lives in Pune
  • 51 photos
  • 41 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  17838 readers

"Must visit place for all kinds of fun especially during monsoons" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I have lot to talk about Pune which can't be fitted in this space.

In short I can say this city is perfect. It is one of the most visited destination for trekking and nature lovers in Maharashtra. If you are nature lover, better visit in monsoons.

Apart from that, food destinations such as Chaitanya parathas, Kalyan chat, Aware & Milan Non veg thali, Cheese omelette at Vohuman cafe, etc offer delicious food.

Pune also has nice nightlife as in there are many pubs in different localities which makes the city happening.

In short, a must visit city.
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Manohar lal Vyas

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  • Manohar lal Vyas
  • Lives in Bikaner
  • 1 Review
  •  150 readers

"I'm in job at Pune."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I'm working in Pune since last 6 years, and working in Yes Bank as a assistant manager. Pune is nice city, and good atmosphere. I was at Jaipur since last one month and feels that Jaipur Rajasthan is also a good city. My trip from Jaipur to Pune was very nice.
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Pankaj Manral

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  • Pankaj Manral
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  375 readers

"Worst travelling experience with make my trip and Spicejet the combination is lethal"

  • 0.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Worst travelling experience with make my trip and Spicejet
The combination is lethal they are having customer destroying mindset
They love to torcher there customers
MMT app is so free king confusing I booked my ticket for evening 7. 30 but they confused me with time and booked it for morning they
Simply ruiend my trip even after requesting them for millions of time
They did not bothered to changed timing
Worst company never ever recommend it to anyone
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Priyank Mehta

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  • Priyank Mehta
  • 4 Reviews
  •  629 readers

"Pune the place to be"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Pune is an amazing city very green clean and neat and no road parkings. Wide roads easily accessible to anywhere. The only flaw is driving in Pune. People donnot have disciples driving. Bikers swing around from anywhere. Road and lane cutting is normal. Single Jumping and Intersection is normal. People Since roads are short lengthen people cross over without any indication or safety norms. Else food in Pune and stay as a holiday is very good. Express way from Mumbai is the best of all. Property price is almost 3 times of any equal or better city for no good reason. Its a service city like IT and Call centres. Good people. But needs to change as far is business environment is concerned.
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