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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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Jyoti Doshi

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  • Jyoti Doshi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  58 readers

"Lovely Destination!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Pune is a lovely as well as historic place. It is related to Marathas. Shivaji maharaj had an attachment with this place. I also visited few museums. I saw newly made cricket ground. The city has continuous flow of vehicles and very modern and developed city. In every society I saw had proper management, with gardens, temples. The each and every thing was perfect.
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Mohammed Thanzil

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  • Mohammed Thanzil
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  170 readers

"Calm & quiet city!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Best place in Maharashtra. Climate is super. The city life is not crowded like Mumbai. Spots like Lavasa, give you different atmosphere. Some spots in Pune are Mahabaleshwar, Lonavla. The city is well connected with Rail, Road & Air ways. Another biggest attraction is the first Express Highway in India i.e, Pune to Mumbai.
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Dinesh patil Jalgaon

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  • Dinesh patil Jalgaon
  • Lives in Jalgaon
  • 1 Review
  •  127 readers

"Awesome city to go!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Pune is great city in Maharashtra. Romantic for couple, also travelling for family. Mahabaleshwar is good spot for couple also family. Singhgad is also good for couple and family. Shanivar wada is good for family tour, Pune is great.
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Vinod Koli

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  • Vinod Koli
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 7 Reviews
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"Pune- The educational Capital of India" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Pune - The educational Capital of India. Pune is the city of hope and many challenges. I have visited this city many times. This is the nearest biggest city from Mumbai. You will find many many lovely places in and around Pune. Pune is a developing city. Now many big offices are shifting their base from Mumbai, Thane to Pune. The reasons are various like, talented resources, low rental places, infrastructure and so on.

The roads are pretty clean. One can walk on the streets nicely without hesitation.Now many international brands are making their presence felt in Pune and they are capturing the market there.One can stay in Pune and plan their trip in and around the beautiful places from Pune.
1) Shaniwar Wada Palace
2) National Defence Academy
3) Parvati Hill
4) Saras Baug
5) Dagdusheth Halwai Temple
6) Jadhavgadh Fort
7) Sinhagad
8) Panshet Dam
9) Kamshet
10) Rajgad Fort
11) Lavasa
12) Visapur Fort
13) Khandala
14) Mulshi Dam
15) Rajmachi
16) Adlabs Imagica
17) Osho Ashram
18) National War Museum
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Darshan

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  • Darshan
  • Lives in Ratnagiri
  • 1 Review
  •  113 readers

"Best palce to enjoy with family" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you want to go with friends and also want some hangout with friends than this Lonavala is best place and Pune is also clean city when ever you go Pune must visit India's first smart city Lavasa. Dagushet halvai temple is most beautiful thing to see. Also have so many malls in Pune to hangout and for shopping.
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Akash Jain

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  • Akash Jain
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  583 readers

"Best of the place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I have just visited Pune 15 days ago. The place is a very good city. There are lot of places to visit and lot of tourism places near the it. The places to visit like Dagdusheth and all very good. Lonavala is also a very good place and all of we enjoyed a lot.
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Shubham Rane

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  • Shubham Rane
  • Lives in Dhule
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  • 1 Review
  •  108 readers

"Lot places to visit-Pune" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I visited Pune with my friends for 3 days. In that time we visited Sinhgad, a full tracking adventure. In noon we visited Lohagad, very old caves, must see. The next day we visited shaniwar wada, nothing much to see there. And the dagdusheth halwai ganpati, a spiritual place. Saras baug is much refreshing place after lot of travelling. Lot of malls are available for shopping. Also there are other shopping destination if you don't prefer malls. We get a pure Maharashtriyan food experience, don' miss it by going in to Domino's, Mc D or subway. Pine is the center of education and here there are lot universities to see. Pine university, other engineering colleges etc. It was overall a good experience.
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Vishal Panjwani

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  • Vishal Panjwani
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
  •  95 readers

"Good city to go!" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Fine to visit for holidays, temple, shopping and yes! Specially for Adventure like tracking. So over all its one of the good option to visit and stay in Pune. I like to visit again and again. Good for the Study. Lot's of students stay here and complete the study.
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Jaydeep Patel

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  • Jaydeep Patel
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
  •  194 readers

"Had a nice trip" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you want to go with friends and also want some hangout with friends than this Lonavala is best place and Pune is also clean city. When ever you go Pune must visit India's first smart city Lavasa the city of dream which is 70 km from Pune junction also visit that wax museum on Mumbai Pune highway, is the best trip of my life.
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Syed Quadri

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  • Syed Quadri
  • 2 Reviews
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"Hill stations looks gorgeous" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I visited Pune last year in the month of December 2015. The place was at the hill station and looking very gorgeous. I recommend all guys to go and see the hill stations of Pune. I went there by transit travel bus and the bus service also very excellent.
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