Pune Tourism

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Aga Khan Palace Pune

Aga Khan Palace Pune  Video Review

Aga Khan Palace

15th Jul 17

Seven Wonders Dream Park

Seven Wonders Dream Park  Video Review

Yashwantrao Chavan Garden

8th Oct 17

Seven Wonders Dream Park

Seven Wonders Dream Park  Video Review

Yashwantrao Chavan Garden

Arpit Patel
8th Oct 17

Scenic view of Khadakvasla lake!

Scenic view of Khadakvasla lake!  Video Review

Khadakvasla Lake

Gaurav Verma
19th Aug 17

Beautiful ISKCON Temple at Katraj Kondhwa Pune

Beautiful ISKCON Temple at Katraj Kondhwa Pune  Video Review

Iskcon Nvcc Temple

Haridas Patel
11th Sep 17

Nice palace

Nice palace  Video Review

Aga Khan Palace

23rd Jul 17

Golf course Amby Valley

Golf course Amby Valley  Video Review

Aamby Valley Golf Course

Chirayu Jain
16th Mar 17

Karla Caves

Karla Caves  Video Review

Karla Caves

Vivek Bhukania
14th Jan 18

Karla Caves

Karla Caves  Video Review

Karla Caves

Vivek Bhukania
14th Jan 18

Place for movie lovers

Place for movie lovers  Video Review

Maratha Mandir

Kuntala Das
16th Aug 16

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Rajesh kumar gupta

Rajesh kumar gupta5.0/5

1 review

Mahabaleshwer trip

India is blessed with many tourism places and the most endearing tourist destination is mahabaleshwer. Enjoying well all around site seens very beautiful. All day rains could not control publice in side room. Tample Mahabaleshwer is very Holy place. Water fall very beautiful. Monkey point have natural beauty. Pune koregaon park is hart of city. Sadhu vaswani mission gives lesson of life for people who have been here in a short time I. E. 90 minutes. It's a IT city . . This is a very perfect place for enjoying with family. Aaga palace was awesome we enjoyed a lot. There are very wonderful tourist spot such as Rajgad fort it is famous for its historical hili topcaves and trekking sites and many other places like singhagad fort, shaniwar wada all were beautiful in their own way. It was a very memorable trip for my family.

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Shaili jain

Shaili jain5.0/5

2 reviews

Great place to live and settling

Pune is my dream city, it is a mix of metro and comfort of non-metro city. Its a great place to stay, not much pollution and better living conditions. People are very broad minded and mind their own business and are helpful at the same time. Its clean city with greenery everywhere.

Pune Overview

History of Pune

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 'Punyanagari' 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.

People and Culture of Pune

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 Fergusson 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.

Things To Do in Pune

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 Shaniwar 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 lover's' paradise. Fergusson 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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