Pune has been known by a plethora of sobriquets. Popular among them: Queen of the Deccan, The Educational Capital of India, Oxford of the East etc. Pune is situated between the dry land plateau to the east and the wet Western Ghats mountains to the west, accounting for its high mammalian and fish diversity. Pune is one of the historical cities of India with a glorious past, an innovative present and a promising future. Pune is the ninth largest metropolis in India, the second largest in the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai, and the largest city in the Western Ghats. Pune is one the cities which is reflective of the new India-young, dynamic and throbbing with life.
Pune offers some of the best resorts in India that combine wonderful accommodation with a truly peaceful location. The accommodation options at the Hotels in Pune are aplenty to offer a wide choice to the tourists. There are top-end hotels like Le Meridian, Hotel Taj Blue Diamond, Sun N Sand etc.
Pune is also a shopaholic's paradise. The shopping areas in Pune stock an eclectic collection of wares-from traditional Kolhapuri Chappals to electronic goods. Pune provides great exposure to wildlife lovers. Pune is situated between the dry land plateau to the east and the wet Western Ghats mountains to the west, accounting for its high mammalian and fish diversity.
Pune at a Glance
- State: Maharashtra
- Summer temperature: 20°C to 38°C
- Winter temperature: 10°C to 28°C
- Languages spoken: Marathi is the official language; Hindi and English are also spoken and understood
- Best time to visit: July to February
- ISD - STD Code: +91 - 020
Pune Tourist Attractions
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Pune Photo Gallery
Air: Pune airport is located about 10 km away from the heart of the city, in the Lohagaon area. Taxis are available from airport to city. Regular, direct flights are available from Pune to many cities in India. International travelers can get connecting flight from Mumbai International Airport.
Rail: Pune is an important railway junction in Indian railway. Good rail networks connect Pune with all other rail junctions in India.
Bus: Pune is well connected with many of the major cities in Maharashtra by state owned bus services. Private luxury deluxe buses are operated from Pune to many cities in India, including Goa, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
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