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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Madhava v b

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  • Madhava v b
  • 1 Review
  •  52 readers

"Mr" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Hi there,
Recently I visited Poona, the bad thing is that the people still not maintaining cleanliness, then govt thinks on swatch Bharat, also the city buses are of old types, if govt is wasting thousands of crores of rupees why not for new version of buses?
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Sonu Gupta

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  • Sonu Gupta
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1751 readers

"Pune Tour" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nice hotel, good housekeeping, gym facilities, inhouse ccd and restaurant, etc.
Walkable distance from pimpri station and city road.
Tea/coffee maker in room
Toilets are clean
Staff is cooperative.
Dental kit, shaving kit, hair oil and comb can be buy at reasonable price from inhouse ginger mart.
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Kulkarni Atul

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  • Kulkarni Atul
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 8 photos
  • 10 Reviews
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"Untitled" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Visited 3, 4 times But was only with family not many places were there But if we do visit city, we should have a look at dagdu Seth Ganesh temple which has some historic moments along with it and the attractive thing is some places along city have their names as weekdays example "shanivarwaada", in the same way all 7 names of weekdays are here
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Jyotsna Habbu

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  • Jyotsna Habbu
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
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"Pune - Nice place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nice place. Yummy sweets and Farsan from Chitale, Budhani and Kaka Halwai. Had a good meeting with friends at Hotel Ramakrishna, camp. Stayed with friends there. Short sweet visit. Another place for good Poona saree and dress material is at Camp shop Hiroli in centre street.
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Tarun

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  • Tarun
  • 1 photo
  • 5 Reviews
  •  433 readers

"Nice place with excellent weather"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Nice city which carry not only historical monuments as well one of biggest IT cities of country. City of youth, education, opportunities and pleasant weather. One of cities in india where you will see very high number foreigners. City have small airport which is one of most beautiful ones in our country and you don't go by bus to plane. You take small walk towards it. Place with which everyone falls in love in short time.
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Venkatalakshminarasi karra

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  • 8 Reviews
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"Few cities where the max. Temperature and min. Temperature in a year is lower."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good city with Cantonment which keeps un systematic growth in check. Markets agr good. Most of the required items available in 2 km area. Good people and peace loving persons. In the old city area auto rickshaw persons with out any bargain start the metre.
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Dharmendra  Bhadouria

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  • Dharmendra Bhadouria
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 5 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  2061 readers

"Iskcon temple Pune"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  •  689 readers

"It's overall good"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  • 38 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  8506 readers

"Lively City"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
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"Good city for shopping"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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