Area479 Km2
Population3,124,458
Density6,500 / Sq Km
Elevation560 m
Websitepune.nic.in

Pune is the 9th most populous city in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra after the state capital Mumbai. Pune is also the 101st largest city in the world, by population. Pune is considered the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Since the 1950s and 1960s, Pune has had a traditional old-economic base. Most of the old industries continue to grow. The city is also known for its manufacturing and automobile industries, as well as for research institutes of information technology (IT), education, management and training, which attracts migrants, students, and professionals from India, South East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Pune is also one of the fastest growing cities in the Asia-Pacific region. The ‘Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings’ evaluated local living conditions in more than 440 cities around the world where Pune ranked at 145, second in India after Hyderabad. It also highlights Pune among evolving business centres and emerging 9 cities around the world, visit pune government official site.

Pune is known as "Oxford of the East" due to the presence of several well-known educational institutions in the city. The city has emerged as a major educational hub in recent decades, with nearly half of the total international students in the country studying in Pune. Pune exemplifies an indigenous Marathi culture and ethos, in which education, arts and crafts, and theatres are given due prominence. Pune is the seat of North Indian Classical music. Annually, in the month of December, it hosts a three nightlong cultural program of vocal and instrumental classical music, called "Savai-Gandharva".Pune has been an example for the blending of the culture and heritage with modernisation and its side effects.

Tourist Attraction Spots in Pune

Aga Khan Palace

Landmark palace & infamous Gandhi prison

Palace built in 19th century by Aga Khan & the site of Gandhi's 2-year imprisonment in 1940s.

Address: Pune Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411041

Shaniwar Wada

18th-century Peshwa fort with large gate

Peshwa palace fort built in the 1740s, with a main gate big enough to let elephants pass through.

Address: Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030

Shaniwar Wada

Backpacking and history

Sinhagad, Sinhgarh, or Sinhgad, is a fortress located roughly 30 kilometres southwest of the city of Pune, India.

Address: Sinhagad Ghat Road, Thoptewadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411025

Dagdusheth Ganesh mandir

Hindu temple popular with pilgrims, with marble interiors & 7.5-ft Ganesh idol in gold.

Loved the scenic temple. Located on a sea shore calm and quite for a family visit. Lots of staying option. Must visit if bored from same old goa or pondy trips.

Address: Ganpati Bhavan,250, Budhvar Peth,Shivaji Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411002

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Former personal collection of artifacts

Museum housing one man's varied collection of 20,000+ Indian artifacts ranging from toys to artwork.

Address: 1377-78, Natu Baug,Off. Bajirao Road,Shukrawar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002

Pataleshwar Temple

Temple Architecture

The Pataleshwar Cave Temple is a rock-cut cave temple, carved out in the 8th century in the Rashtrakuta period.

Address: Jangali Maharaj Road, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005

Parvati Hill

Temple and history

Parvati Hill is a hillock in Pune, India. The hillock rises to 2,100 feet above sea level. Atop the hillock is the Parvati Temple, one of the most scenic locations in Pune. The temple is the

Address: Parvati Payatha, Pune, Maharashtra

Chatturshringi Temple

Temple Architecture

The Chattushringi Temple also spelt as Chattushrungi Temple is a Hindu temple in the city of Pune in Maharashtra state of India.

Address: 1, Chattushringi, Senapati Bapat Road, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411016

Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Wildlife Research Centre

ZOO

The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, commonly known as the Rajiv Gandhi Zoo, is located in Katraj near the city of Pune in India.

Address: Pune - Satara Road, Near Bharati Vidyapeeth, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra 411046

Mulshi Dam

Lake and Waterfall

Mulshi is the name of a major dam on the Mula river in India. It is located in the Mulshi taluka administrative division of the Pune district of Maharashtra State.

Address: Mula River | Taluka Mulshi, Pune, India

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