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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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Yamana Srikanth

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  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review

"PUNE is city of monsoon" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Right now I'm staying in Pune from last 9 months and this is my first monsoon in Pune and loving it. In Pune there are lot places to visit mostly in monsoon they look even better and I love monsoon not only in Pune but even in Hyderabad.
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Amit Kumar singh

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  • Amit Kumar singh
  • Lives in Pune
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"Best place to visit during July till November" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Best place to visit during July till November. There are lots of nice place to visit in Pune. You can even go to Lonavala-lavasa which are quite nearby to Pune. Good place for heritage view and also religious. Aga khan palace, Dagadusheth ganapati temple all these are quite famous place to see in Pune.
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Shailesh Vagerwal

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  • 3 Reviews
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"A very good city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Pune city is very good. Vibrant throughout the year. Very pleasing climate. Lots of places to see and lots of things to do. There are good shopping malls and all the roads leading out of Pune leads to beautiful places like Lonavala, Khandala, Sinhgad, Rajgad, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani etc.
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Deepak Rahang

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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 14 Reviews
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"Explore the city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Pleasant atmosphere is the first thing you will like in the City, Youth all around the city will make you feel younger, if you have lived in Pune then of course it added flavor to your journey around Pune, So much to see around the city Temple, Forts etc. Have fun!!!
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Rashmin Joshi

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  • Lives in Morvi
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"A nice city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Nice City, Good Weather, lots of hill stations nearby, City is knows for its IT Companies and it is also a manufacturing hub, there are lots of Engineering an Management Colleges. Pune traffic is not so worst as other metropolis in India. People here are very educated and friendly and city is quite a cosmopolitan in nature as you find people from all around India and Foreigners too.
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Himanshu Garg

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"Pune city is a mix of adventure and religious" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
I visited Pune in Feburary, Pune is a awesome city. There are my places to visit in Pune. Places like- Degrusethji Ganpati Temple, Pheonix Mall, Chowki Dhani , Imagica etc. I strongly recommended Pune city to every body. Everyone must visit Ganpati temple and imagica. Pune is mixer of adventure of Imagica and religious of Ganpati Temple.
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Devendra verma

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  • Lives in Delhi
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"Really a good and secure city" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was mind blowing, weather is excellent especially after rain. Makes this city more beautiful. It's an educational hub. Young guys, beautiful outlet. Secure city specially for girls. I saw many girls walking alone on the road even at 11:45 pm. Couples are sitting and no activity around to make them uncomfortable from public that's really awesome to see the difference if I compare it to Delhi. Speechless!!
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Donepudi Raviteja

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"Slightly costlier city to visit" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Pune was hot and did not allow me to explore the city. Was largely inside the hotel. Other months are better if you plan to visit Pune. Comparatively Pune is a slightly costlier city to visit. The place I stayed is the upcoming area of Pune, so do not have any cultural exploration to share.
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Jaikishan k

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  • Jaikishan k
  • Lives in Delhi
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"A wonderful experience" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I traveled first time to Pune and it was a wonderful experience. It was pleasant weather there, it was raining during evening hours and our work location was situated in the middle of hill area surrounded by mountains, this is something which I would always cherish. Apart from that, there was not much pollution in the area(hinjewadi) probably due to the fact its located in the city outskirts.
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Aarav Jain

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"Awesome Pune" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was mind blowing. Weather is excellent. Rain makes this city more beautiful. It's a educational hub. Secure city specially for girls. Speechless experience, loved it. Shaniwar Wada, dagduseth ganpati, lavashs sinhgarh. Must visit. Don't forget to try joshi vada pav, sujata mastani and must go to amanora village.
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