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Pune Tourism

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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Arya Edward
  • Arya Edward
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"Awesome and fun" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
My trpi to Pune was unexpected but it was fun going to Pune. I had gone to Pune with some of friends just to roam around the place. Pune helpfully has some advantages for tourism. There are certain types of buses which can take you around the whole tourism places in the city in a single day but you will have to be early there to book your tickets.
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Rupali Panjabi
  • Rupali Panjabi
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review

"A beautiful place has its own culture and favour" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Pune, once know as the pensioners paradise, is one of the fastest growing and expanding city. Very beautiful, covered with lush trees, relaxed people, today a mini metropolitan.

What is great about the city is that it has beautifully incorporated a lot of different cultures from students who came to study in the 'Oxford of the East', people to have come for work, etc but has still maintained it's own flavour and culture.

Pune the land of Peshwa's will always be known for its cultural history, rich heritage, beautiful by lanes, grand Ganpati utsav and for people with big hearts.
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Vivek Kumar
  • Vivek Kumar
  • Lives in Aligarh
  • 4 Reviews

"A fast growing city" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Pune is a good place. Pune is a fast growing city, many IT firms established their branches there. Nearby places are good to spend your weekend with your loved ones. Travel means are available. Condition of roads are good, you will not feel any trouble.
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Akriti Galav
  • Akriti Galav
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  • 1 Review

"City with lot of energy" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a city with lot of energy, as most of the population is youth over here. The weather of Pune is awesome and there are so many places to visit nearby the city like Panchgani- awesome weather and view, Mahabaleshwar, and temples like Triyambakeshwar, Bheemashanker, Shirdi Sai, Shani Shingnapur, these are the places where I visited.

These places are out of the city but in the city one can enjoy the cool crowd of Pune and enjoy parties in the malls like Amanora, Phoenix, Seasons and there are many others.

Also there is a treat for the girls specially as they can do street shopping at MG Road. It was a wonderful experience. One can reach Pune by train or flight and carry a light warm clothes for the hilly areas. Don't forget to carry a camera for awesome clicks.
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Shashank Gupta
  • Shashank Gupta
  • 2 Reviews

"Super city to stay" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Superb city to stay if any 1 want to visit the surrounding location like nasihk,Shirdi,Ajanta Alora,and aurangabad. With good north Indian food to eat. Those who are planning such trip go for Pune. Facilities and amenities providedby the hotels staff is good.
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Bishal Shaw
  • Bishal Shaw
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 8 Reviews

"A great place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is a great place to visit, especially if you are into partying. Lots of places to hang-out, and depending on your pocket, lots of options too. Crowd is generally very good and the service is, in general, quite good. Food quality is awesome at most places and there are good sightseeing places too.
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Tarik sen gupta
  • Tarik sen gupta
  • Lives in Adra
  • 3 Reviews

"A nice city"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
My visit was for my personal reasons. But as and when I have some time to spend I may visit some places. Specially temples, forts, malls etc. I also visit some market places i/e M G Road markets, kalyani bakery and other shops and restaurants. Pune roads are wide and good to visit.
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G  Bhat
  • G Bhat
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 26 Reviews

"Pune is a modern city with old charm"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Pune is another typical old historic city that retains its old world charm and also has developed around the modern industries like IT, Software, services and computer industries. Pune has plenty of restaurants, pubs, malls, cinema halls, military areas, old forts, old temples, modern 5-star hotels, and other hotels that fits your budgets and what you need! Some nice parks and temples and lakes to look around too.
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Mohit Kumar
  • Mohit Kumar
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 9 Reviews

"Colorful city with excellent night-life"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Pune is an awesome place to stay in. The most special thing that makes it different from other cities in India is. It's a Cosmopolitan city, one of its own kind. Discos and Pubs are open for whole night and this environment can be enjoyed the most and to its fullest during the weekends. People who like to enjoy the city culture of Metros would definitely enjoy their stay in Pune.

Places to visit-> Amongst the sightseeing places there are Lohagad, Bund Garden, Saras Baug,Vettal Hills, Shanivarwada,Pataleshwar, Sinhagad, Rajeev Gandhi Zoological Park, Parvati Hills, Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum and of course last but not the least the Agha Khan Palace.
Amongst the religious destinations, there are Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple, Chaturshringi Temple, St. Mary's Church , etc.

When it comes to eating, the street food here are unique of their own kind and one can't get their palate satisfied so easily. Vada Pao, Momos, Poha, kacchi dabeli are the finger-licking street foods. To mention additionally, there are lots of other food items too and it's not easy to remember their names all at once. You can only get the feel of it when you try these street food items yourself.

Now comes shopping "Phoenix Mall", yes, This is the name which comes to mind when one thinks of shopping. This is a biggest shopping mall in Pune, which offers A to Z brands for shopping, best restaurants and entertainment places under just one roof. This place is a must-visit for shopping lovers.

To summarize everything, I must say that this place is most enjoyable for the ones who want to live their life to the fullest. Pune is very well-connected to several major cities by roadways, railways and airways. You can easily find direct modes of travel from your source location !!!

Yes, the most important thing you have to keep in mind before visiting this awesome destination is the finance. Make sure you have enough money with you to enjoy your stay in this metro and cosmopolitan city, because it's somewhat costlier to manage a stay in Pune as compared to other cities in India. So, have a happy journey and wish you all the best for your stay there. Enjoy to the fullest.
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Jay Lakhani
  • Jay Lakhani
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

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

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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