Pune Tourism
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Pune Tourism

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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Dhiraj Jakhotia

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  • Dhiraj Jakhotia
  • 1 Review

"Pune darshsn" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Today
Almost I have visited every sightseeing of Pune.
I loved them and all is because of holiday iq ...
Being couple we use to roam each day in each place ..
I just to refer such app and enjoy your day with such a places where nature monuments lakes and beaches are there.
And feel like come to heaven
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Rushabh Shah

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  • Rushabh Shah
  • 1 Review
  •  121 readers

"Nature at its best !!" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you are looking to visit natural places, then Pune is definitely a very good choice. Lavasa to Pawna lake and Sinhgadh fort to Rajmachi ghat - all these places are must visit if you nature lover.
You can visit few nearby places as well to Pune in a songle tour like Mahabaleshwar, Lonawala, Khandala, Panchgini and Matheran.
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Narendra vaddepall

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  • Narendra vaddepall
  • 3 Reviews
  •  152 readers

"Good facilities nice hotel. Meal also good" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
In the Pune hotel almost the mostly hotel is service, facility and cleaning also good.
In Pune condition is also very good from another's city.
Pune is cleaning is one of the best city.
So we all my Friends also choose the Pune city maximum.
I like the Pune city.
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Neeraj Ojha

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  • Neeraj Ojha
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 2 Reviews
  •  208 readers

"My exp was really great" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
My exp was really great, I went to Big Bazar Mall in Chinchwad Had shopping, great products & quality, Watched a movie in Big Cinemas, Chinchwad, There are lot of Good Veg Hotels Near By, I visited .. Ad 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
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Prachi tamboli

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  • Prachi tamboli
  • Lives in Pune
  • 7 Reviews
  •  286 readers

"Great Enjoyment"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
My exp was really great. I went to Big Bazar Mall in Chinchwad, had shopping, great products & quality. Watched a movie in Big Cinemas, Chinchwad. There are a lot of good veg Hotels nearby. I visited Gharonda Hotel which has great taste. Had a wonderful day.
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Pallavi Sharma

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  • Pallavi Sharma
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
  •  294 readers

"Pune diaries"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visited Pune on 2nd December. Places to visit in and around Pune Lonavala, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Lavasa, Singhad fort. Scenic beauty with good climate. Visited Lavasa with my friend good bike drive beautiful place calm and quite. Nice one day outing place
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Madhava v b

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  • Madhava v b
  • 1 Review
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"Mr"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  •  2263 readers

"Pune Tour"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  •  10426 readers

"Untitled"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  •  626 readers

"Pune - Nice place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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