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Pune Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: City
  • 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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Mohit p   sanika p

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"A nice place to visit" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Pune is one place where you get everything nowadays. Pune is exceptional in terms of places to visit entertainment enjoyment. Little bit of sightseeing in suburbs. Historical places. Weather here is always pleasant not too hot or cold or humid. Perfect mix match of both.
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Pooja Mathur

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"A nice place to enjoy" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I really enjoyed in this city with my group trekking and playing golf. It was adventurous. There were many things to enjoy.

I saw many places in Pune like the following :-
1) Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati
2) ISKCON NVCC Temple
3) Darshan Museum
4) Sri Balaji Mandir
5) Bhimashankar Temple
6) Malshej Ghats
7) Western Ghats
8) Sinhagad Fort
9) Rajgad Fort
10) Nirvana Adventures
11) Golf Courses etc
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Shubham Shewale

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  • Lives in Pune
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"A good place to visit" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Last month I went to Pune with my friends. It is the best place. Seen forts, museums, schools and colleges. New english school on Tilak Road. Seen Amanora, Seasons Mall, Kumar Pacific Mall.
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Ritesh Ritz

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"Pune is an awesome place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
There are so much places in Pune for sightseeing or to travel like Shaniwar Wada, Lavasa, etc. I love to come in Pune and had never find a place like this in whole world, I wish I could be here and come again to this place. Everyone should visit Pune at least once in there life.
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Sagar Suri

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"An amazing place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
First time I come in Pune. It was amazing for me to see such a great place and new food. The new life style. It's the place for students. It was a great experience to see places like garden, temples and kings homes.
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Vishal Rane

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"Cool destination with excellent climate" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's pleasure to visit Pune again and again. I enjoy traditional Maharashtrian food available here. Climate is also excellent here. You must visit places such as Osho Ashram, Dagdusheth halwai ganesh temple, shaniwar wada, saras bag, katraj udyan. It's also good option to invest in to property here.
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Dixit Pasricha

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  • 22 Reviews
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"The best weather City" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I came here for business but ended up with the relaxed enjoyable time because of the nice weather with the rain. I had been to Pune many times and I always love to be here. The spicy kolhapuri food and Wakadewadi are just awesome. Do not miss the Ram Dev Baba restaurant if you are rajasthani food fan.
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"Ultramodern city" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I had visited Pune after a very long time in March. Weather was very pleasant. So on first day we decided to go to LAVASA as it was holi festival in Pune. Lavasa was a great experience. So much crowded because of 3 consecutive holidays. All hotels in Lavasa were prebooked. So we decided to come back to Pune.

We stayed in hotel Ankur Inn - a very nice small but beautiful hotel with 3 star facilities but rates were too less as we booked 3 months in advance. Having hotel near airport was added advantage. Viman nagar has plenty of food joints. We saw aga khan mahal which has changed to much better in looks now. OSHO ashram was beyond our reach as they allow only members. Its not open for general public.
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Manish yadav

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"Retained its culture, charm and has welcomed the change beautifully"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A few decades ago Pune apart from being the Oxford of East, was known more as a paradise post retirement. Over the last decade or so it has emerged as a hub for services sector, especially IT and hospitality.

The city has successfully managed to retain it's culture, charm and has welcomed the change beautifully.

Given a choice one would be more than willing to pack his bags and come over to the city to spend a day, week, month, year and even a lifetime.
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Arjun

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"Amazing city"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The entertainment hub, a religious and cultural node, Cambridge of the East and easy accessibility are the hallmarks of this vibrant city. While in the city visit the Raja kelkar museum which has some amazing pre historic artefacts. Hike to Singhgadh fort. Make a trip to the National defence academy. Variety of eating joints are available. As for the young at heart, you will be spoilt for options, but in my opinion SCREAM the disco is the best. Don't miss the vada pav and the South Indian at Vaishali hotel. Pay homage to Parvati mandir.

All in all you will love this vibrant city.
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