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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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Jay Lakhani
  • Jay Lakhani
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"Good place to relax and best for two days trip" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Really pleasing and decent climate. Good place to relax and best for two days trip. Cities are clean and really one gets fresh and back to work after a trip to such places. Food is also quite decent. Malls are also pleasing and with modern gaming. Thalis are also better option to enjoy.
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Ashish
  • Ashish
  • Lives in Agartala
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  • 7 Reviews

"Nice place to stay"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I am staying here since last three months. It is a very nice place to settle down with a lot of places to visit in and around Pune. The weather is very good. It is neither hot nor cool. I came here just after the rain stopped. Till now, I have visited only mountains and hill stations around Pune like Matheran and Panchgani Mahabaleshwar.
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Sumit Jain
  • Sumit Jain
  • Lives in Kantabanji
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  • 1 Review

"An unforgettable trip"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mumbai pune expressway road trip is everyone's dream journey in his/her life. One will see mountain, ghats, tunnels and curve road on this 120 km journey which drag you to another world. Especially during monsoon season the beauty of the journey has double. I personally had experience of these and recommend to all that this is unforgettable road trip for anyone.
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Gaurav Patel
  • Gaurav Patel
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 7 Reviews

"Overall, a nice place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The roads are good, there transport facility is good. As it is known for its education its is the best place to stay and study. There are many forts which I had visited they made my day superb. Food is quite good and healthy. Day time was quite hot but the night was quite cool.
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Neel Gangrade
  • Neel Gangrade
  • Lives in Indore
  • 2 Reviews

"A place to live and a place to settle down easily"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Pune is always been a place to visit, weather is good as always. Surrounded by nature and hills. Most important an IT hub with all international facilities which a businessmen or an entrepreneur can think of. Crowd is good, because it’s an IT hub u can ask anyone for help and they will surely guide if you’re lost. Pune is a city of mix culture. People around the world as well as u can see the crowd of Delhi to crowd of Chennai. Overall, a place to live and a place to settle down easily.
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Harshdeep Arora
  • Harshdeep Arora
  • Lives in Noida
  • 5 Reviews

"The place best known for it weather"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I was there for a business enjoyed a lot. I relaxed over the weekend after finishing work on friday. Pune is definitely not a place for sightseeing. It is a good place for spending quality time with family and friends. Places like Khandala, Lonavala, and amusement park is approachable from there. The public transport is not that good and its good to hire a taxi or rent a bike. Best Thing about pune is its weather, for people coming from north India where winter freeze you and summers melt you, Pune gives an awesome experience.
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Sandeep Sharma
  • Sandeep Sharma
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 20 Reviews

"A good place to spend time"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2014
Pune is definitely not a place for sight seeing but spending quality time with family and friends is a good shot. Places like Khandala, Lonavala, and amusement park is well approachable. Night life is good. There are very good options for western food. Hotels are nice and in all price range.
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Nayan Halai
  • Nayan Halai
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"Amazing City"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2014
We were there for a business. It was a pleasure being there in that trip, as we enjoyed a lot there. We relaxed over the weekend after finishing work on friday. The public transport is not that good and its good to hire a cab if you don't know the roads. The aga khan palace, osho ashram and khadakwasla dam are all few spot which a first-timer must visit. There are a couple of picnic spots which one must surely as well.
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Balamurali
  • Balamurali
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"The city gave a great overall experience"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2014
It was an amazing place. There are many historical places to visit. The roads there are amazing too. The people and the city is lovely. I loved this place. We had gone there for a wedding. But it was good that we ended up visiting all the good and famous tourist spots. My advice is that, whenever you visit pune you should visit all the famous places.
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Nirav Par
  • Nirav Par
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 6 Reviews

"Amazing city to be in"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2014
I traveled to Pune to attend my friend's wedding in july. The city has amazing weather. It doesn't rain much in pune. However, the atmosphere is pretty cool. The roads are wide and people are friendly. The traffic in the city areas is not that great. The public transportation is pathetic, in addition to that, auto guys in Pune are just miserable. However, an average Pune guy is well-behaved and overall the city is very good.
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