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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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Sandeep
  • Sandeep
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 8 Reviews

"Enjoy the beautiful weather and local delicacies" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted Today
The place has beautiful weather specially for Delhiites. It keeps cool in morning and evenings which is a big plus unlike Delhi. I always liked the eating joints in Pune and light weight food. The crowd has always been good and spontaneous. Local delicacies like Bhakarwadi, Poha Namkeen etc. Are good here. Mangos from Devgadh are delight.
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Yash  Jain
  • Yash Jain
  • Lives in Agra
  • 1 Review

"Ultimate destination with love, life and fun" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Yesterday
Pune heart of Maharashtra and also its cultural capital. Pune a city of love, life and fun. It is far more better than any other metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore or Calcutta as all these cities are vibrant but noisy, while Pune at other hand is Calm and Vibrant at same time.

In Pune you will not find big problems associated with cities like Traffic, Pollution etc but it gives best of all the cities. So at Pune you get best of the both worlds. Its proximity to Lonavala and Khandala make it a lovable destination for travellers.
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Niraj gupta
  • Niraj gupta
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"Maharshtra's most cultured & weather friendly city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Pune is Maharshtra's most cultured & weather friendly city. It is such a good education centre with pure cosmopolitan in nature. This has made me to make as my second home by buying flat recently. This city has all kinds of flavour of life, be it food/culture/sight seeing/heritage/job opportunity etc. People are so friendly that they are always willing to help visitors in all forms. Also it has the lowest crime rate as per my knowledge.
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Deep Patel
  • Deep Patel
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Hill station with excellent atmosphere" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I stayed in Pune for about two month and I never felt hot though it was summer. If I would have to settle down for lifetime (If I got job over there ;)) then I will shift without any hassle. There is not Much traffic in city areas and most of IT traffic outside the Main city. I just love the atmosphere and hill city.
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Er parth Sejpal
  • Er parth Sejpal
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice place to visit in Summer" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Nice place to visit. There are many sightseeing places. Also an IT hub at hinjwadi, rajiv gandhi zoological park, OSHO ashram, gardens in the midst of the city makes it beautiful. One of the nice place to visit in the summer. There was power cut in the city. But overall nice experience to visit the city.
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Nupur Dey
  • Nupur Dey
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 3 Reviews

"Exploring the Cultural Capital, Pune" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
My trip to Pune was to give the university entrance exam and it unexpectedly turned out to be a fun trip with friends. The place has a lot to offer starting from historical places, museums, zoological park, temples, malls and lots of shopping streets for shopaholics. What I specially like about this place is the people. They have a good culture and are really helpful. Never got into any trouble felt like travelling is safe.

A must visit is the Shaniwar Wada Fort. Its beautiful to look at and gives a sense of pleasure. The Aga Khan Palace, Tribal Cultural Museum are few places I would suggest to those who want to dig into cultural side of the city. Viman Nagar at a 5 mins distance from Lohegaon Airport offers good restaurants. I have had an awesome experience knowing that place and visiting Lonavala only 98 km from Pune. The food the ambience I loved everything about Pune.
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Arya Edward
  • Arya Edward
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"Awesome and fun" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month 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"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month 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"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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