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    Pune is known to have existed as a town since 847 AD. It was the first capital of the Maratha Empire under Shivaji. In the 18th century, Pune became the political centre of Indian subcontinent, as the seat of Peshwas, the Maratha Empire's prime ministers.[5]

    Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra.[6] Since the 1950-60s, Pune has had traditional old-economy industries which continue to grow. The city is now also known for Manufacturing, Automobile, Government & Private sector Research Institutes, Information technology (IT) and Educational, Management,Training institutes that attract migrants, students and Professionals not only from India but also students from South east Asia, Middle East and African countries.

    Called As: 
    Deccan City, IT Hub, Oxford of the east

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    Quick Info

    • State: Maharashtra District: Pune
    • Pin code: 4110xx STD code: 020
    • Famous for : Culture,Festivals,IT,Automobile,Education,Historical
    • Known as : Queen of the Deccan
    • Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English
    • Best season to visit: Jul - Feb
    • Weather: Summer 20 to 42°C, Winter 8 to 32°C
    • Altitude: 560 m
    Shaniwar Wada, Pune
    Ganapati Festival Pune
    Sayadri Hills
    Morning at mountain
    Sayadri Hills
    Aga Khan Palace
    Pataleshwar Caves
    Lohagad Fort, Lonavala
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    Aga Khan Palace
    Prati Balaji Temple
    Hill Station
    Garden
    Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
    Hill Station, Pune
    Rajiv Gandhi Prani Sangrahalay
    Khadakwasla Dam
    Raigad Fort
    Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
    Saras Baug
    Visapoor Fort
    Lonavala
    Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati

    As Tourist Destination

    Pune is one of the oldest inhabited cities in India and was once the capital of the great Maratha Empire. Thus, this city is one of the most important from the historical, cultural, and traditional point of view. Mainly famous for its tourist attractions, Pune has some of the finest tourist destinations that captivate a huge number of people all across the world. The tourist destinations in this city can be divided into several types including historical monuments, ancient forts, temples, caves, gardens, museums, palaces, lakes, zoos, etc.

    History & Culture

    History: 

    he history of Pune (a city in Maharashtra, India) begins in the 6th century, and is closely linked to the history of Shivaji.

    Culture: 

    Pune is considered by many to be Maharashtra's cultural capital and the form of Marathi spoken in Pune is considered to be the standard form of the language.[1] The culture of Pune encompasses both the traditional Maharashtrian lifestyle that is prevalent in the heart of the city, as well as a modern, progressive outlook resulting from its being a hub for education and liberal thought. People from multiple religions and speaking different regional languages reside here. It also hosts various nat and cultural events throughout the year. Due to a large student population, Pune also hosts many youth festivals.

    Food: 

    Sorghum and Pearl millet are the main ingredients of traditional Pune food. Specialties include Misal Pav, Puran Poli (a dessert bread), Pithla bhakri, Bhelpuri and Pav Bhaji.[41] Mastani, a thick milkshake containing dried fruit, is a speciality of the city.[42] Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Poha, Daabeli and Bhel Puri are common and famous street foods. Being a Metropolitan city, Pune also boasts a wide variety of restaurants, serving cuisines from all over the world.

    Travelling around the city of Pune can be quite easy, given the long list of options available for public transport. You can travel through the inner reaches of the city through public buses, auto rickshaws, two-wheeler's, suburban rail and cars too available for rent. The city of Pune is not very vast like the other major Indian cities, and finding your way through the city will not be a very hard task.  

    • Bus

    You can travel through the city of Pune through the public buses available, as these buses ply to almost all parts of the city. The network of public bus transport is really extensive, and this mode of travel is very cheap too. The major bus stands in Pune are Shivaji Nagar, Nigdi, Katraj, Hadapsar, Deccan, Swargate and Corporation bus stand. The fares involved through bus travel may range from around Rs 3 to 16, and the fare is entirely based on the distance covered during travel. Bus travel is one of the cheapest options of travel within the city, and tourists can opt for traveling through buses provided they know their destination and the bus routes well.
    Air conditioned Pune Darshan buses are also available for travel within the city and tourists looking for sightseeing options can take up this mode of transport. These buses run from 9 am to 5 pm and the fares are around Rs 140 for a deluxe category seat and Rs 72 for a general category seat. You can book a seat in these buses through the internet, thus ensuring you cover your Pune sightseeing trip in a relaxed & comfortable manner.  

    • Auto Rickshaw

    Auto rickshaws in Pune run on a tariff card and the normal formula used for fares is Cost is Rs 11 for 1st km and Rs8 for further km. This is how auto fares in Pune are normally calculated, so when you travel for a distance of 2 kilometers, you will be charged around Rs 19. Fares in an auto rickshaw may increase during night time, between 11 pm and 6 am. During this time, auto rickshaw drivers will normally demand one and a half times the original charge.Travelling by auto rickshaws during night time can be a safe mode of travel, as buses are few and not too frequent during these hours.

    • Train

    Tourists can also travel through the city through the suburban railway network. There are many stations in Pune, including Dapodi, Kasarwadi, Pune City, Chinchwad, Pimpri, Ghorawadi, Malvali and Lonavala. These trains are not very frequent, and buses can be a better mode of transport for access to the inner city. Buses and auto rickshaws are available from the railway station and bus stand.

    • Two Wheeler

    Two wheelers and cars are available for rent in Pune which are a very convenient mode of travel, provided you know your way around the city. There are rental agencies which cater to the needs of tourists looking for bikes and cars, and you can opt for these agencies in order to get your two-wheeler or car delivered to your doorstep. Two wheeler fares for a day may range from Rs 200 to 300. Cars will also be available for rent for charges of around Rs 2500 per day.

    Nightlife: 

    People hang out at these night joints during weekdays to grab a drink & on weekends to catch up with friends & have fun. The bars and pubs offer good food, foot tapping/head banging music along with a steady flow of cocktails!

    Shopping: 

    Nucleus and City malls are a reflection of modern day Pune. Nucleus and City mall has a whole array of shops under its roof to cater to all kinds of visitors, from shoppers, to movie goers, foodies & game buffs alike. br> Whatever be your choice, it is definite that shopping in Pune is a delight!

    What you will see in Pune!

    At the convergence of two majestic rivers, Mula and Mutha, stands Pune in Maharashtra - with its glorious history dating back to over 1600 years. Known to be the cultural capital of the state, it boasts of a flamboyant past with a rich history of several illustrious dynasties. These empires tried to keep their legacy in the city in the form of glorious temples and fabulous monuments, the relics of which still lures visitors with its charm.

    Among the various attractions, the 8th century Pataleshwar rock-cut temple, war memorial in the fond remembrance of the great Maratha heros and the Nandi Mandap, holds a special mention.

    Literally meaning Punyanagari, or City of Virtue, Pune during the early years of the 17th century showed an all round development when Sivaji chose this city as his headquarters.

    Weather

    Pune experiences both hot and cold climates in a year. The best time to visit is from July to February.
    Winters (November to February) are characterized by medium level of humidity and warm cool weather. During winters minimum temperature can go below 10°C. Most of the tourists prefer this period.
    Summers (March to June) are hot and temperature going up to 42°C, and tourists typically avoid visiting Pune during the peak summer days in April and May.
    Monsoons (July to September) are accompanied by mild to average rainfalls and offers relief to hot summer.
    October to February is ideal for sightseeing and city activities. July to September is pleasant with cool and humid atmosphere. Be aware that in monsoons, water clogging on roads is very common.

    Food

    Pune has a platter full of eating places. You will never encounter any problem of eating out in Pune. The city has ample restaurants offering cuisines ranging from Indian to Chinese and Italian to Continental. On one hand you will get 5-course meal along with proper ambiance while on the other you will also get roadside foods. So what to eat in Pune is entirely your decision but as far as the food is concerned you will never be disappointed. You will always get your desired cuisine in Pune. So try your hand at some of the specialty foods while you are in Pune.

    Sorghum and Pearl millet are the main ingredients of traditional Pune food. Specialties include Misal Pav, Puran Poli (a dessert bread), Pithla bhakri, Bhelpuri and Pav Bhaji. Mastani, a thick milkshake containing dried fruit, is a speciality of the city. Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Poha, Daabeli and Bhel Puri are common and famous street foods. Being a Metropolitan city, Pune also boasts a wide variety of restaurants, serving cuisines from all over the world.

    Puneri Patya

    Pune is famous for its Puneri language which can only be heard from the local Puneties. This city of legends is known by several names including the city of two wheelers to the city of Puneri Patyas. Taking about Puneri patyas, these are the gem in the Puneri Pagadi. You would come across numerous small boards giving you some or the other instructions on the roads of Pune. Now you might think, what’s new in that? But these boards are no simple boards but possess words which are enthroned on sharp arrow heads that penetrate in your soul giving you a lifetime experience. Following are some of the selected “items” that would give you an idea about these world famous Pune Patyas.

    1. Saahas Com
      Bhandarkar Road, Erandwane Pune, MH 411004 020 2567 3773 Tourist Information Center  
      Contact No.: 
      020 2567 3773
    2. A Quality Car Tourism
      Lane No. 9, Ganesh Niwas, Datta Colony, Kothrud Karve Nagar 098 50 007268 Tourist Information Center  
      Contact No.: 
      098 50 007268
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    Sinhagad, Sinhgarh, or Sinhgad (Marathi: सिंहगड, The Lion's Fort), is a fortress located roughly 30 kilometres southwest of the city of Pune, India. Previously called Kondhana (Marathi: कोंढाणा), the...
    Category - Trekking, Historic Places, Mountains
    pashan Lake
    Pashan Lake (हिंदी: पाषण तालाब, मराठी: पाषाण तलाव) is an artificial lake near the suburb of Pashan, about 12 km from the city center of Pune, India. The lake was built in the 1990s to accommodate the...
    Category - Nature / Environmental, Lake's / Dam's
    Mulshi talav
    Mulshi is the name of a major dam on the Mula river located in the Mulshi taluka administrative division of the Pune district of Maharashtra State, India. Water from the dam is used for irrigation...
    Category - Lake's / Dam's, Waterfalls
    Just 2 km from the Pune Railway Station lies this popular retreat for people of all ages. Known today as the "Mahatma Gandhi Udyan" a reference to the existing bridge that leads to the Gandhi...
    Category - Gardens
    Panshet Water Park Panshet Water Park is a water sports centre. Panshet Dam, also called Tanajisagar Dam, is a dam on the Ambi river about 50 km southwest of the city of Pune in...
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    Category - Lake's / Dam's
    Sarasbaug
    Saras Baug is a major landmark in City of Pune in India. The place where the park now stands was once occupied by a small lake. However, the lake got dried up and was later developed into Saras Baug...
    Category - Landmarks/ Famous Place, Gardens, Temple
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    Category - Cultural PLaces, Historic Places
    The Pataleshwar Cave Temple (also called Panchaleshvara or Bamburde) is a rock-cut cave temple, carved out in the 8th century in the Rashtrakuta period.[1] It is located in what is now Pune, in the...
    Category - Cultural PLaces
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    Category - Cultural PLaces, Architectural Buildings
    Sinhagad, Sinhgarh, or Sinhgad (Marathi: सिंहगड, The Lion's Fort), is a fortress located roughly 30 kilometres southwest of the city of Pune, India. Previously called Kondhana (Marathi: कोंढाणा), the...
    Category - Trekking, Historic Places, Mountains
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    Category - Architectural Buildings, Historic Places, Landmarks/ Famous Place
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    Category - Cultural PLaces, Historic Places
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    Category - Trekking, Historic Places
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    Category - Temple
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    Category - Cultural PLaces, Religious
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    Sarasbaug
    Category - Landmarks/ Famous Place, Gardens, Temple
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    Category - Landmarks/ Famous Place, Street Markets
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    Category - Educational Places, Landmarks/ Famous Place
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    Sinhagad, Sinhgarh, or Sinhgad (Marathi: सिंहगड, The Lion's Fort), is a fortress located roughly 30 kilometres southwest of the city of Pune, India. Previously called Kondhana (Marathi: कोंढाणा), the...
    Category - Trekking, Historic Places, Mountains
    Rajgad Fort near Pune is one of the grand forts of the Sahaydris. It was Shivaji Maharaj's capital for over 25 years before moving the capital to the Raigad fort. A trekkers delight the...
    Category - Trekking, Historic Places
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    1. Bus
      Public Transport

      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. Regular frequent bus services are connecting Pune with Mumbai, nearly a distance of 200 km.

      Pune is easily accessible by bus from any of the major cities of Maharashtra. From Mumbai, regular MSRTC buses and private buses ply to Pune. The bus route also flows through the Western Ghats. Long distance share taxis ply from Mumbai (Dadar) regularly. There is a fixed rate of charge.

    2. Train
      Public Transport

      The present suburban railway services in India are limited and are operational only in Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad .[28] The Mumbai Suburban Railway is the first rail system in India which began services in Mumbai in 1867, transports 6.3 million passengers daily and has the highest passenger density in the world.[55] The first rapid transit system in India, the Kolkata Suburban Railway, was established in Kolkata in 1854.[56] Its first service ran between Howrah and Hooghly covering a distance of 38.6 km (24 mi).

      Travelling by train is one of India’s classic experiences. The national rail network covers almost the entire country; only a few places (such as the mountainous regions of Sikkim, Ladakh, Uttarakhand and most of Himachal Pradesh) are inaccessible by train. Although the railway system might look like chaos, it does work, and generally better than you might expect. Trains are often late of course, sometimes by hours rather than minutes, but they do run, and when the train you’ve been waiting for rolls into the station, the reservation you made halfway across the country several weeks ago will be on a list pasted to the side of your carriage.

    3. Air
      Private Transport

      IndiGo, Jet Airways and Air India are the most popular brands in domestic air travel in order of their market share.[109] These airlines connect more than 80 cities across India and also operate overseas routes after the liberalisation of Indian aviation. However, a large section of country's air transport system remains untapped, even though the Mumbai-Delhi air corridor was ranked 10th by Amadeus in 2012 among the world's busiest routes.

      Indian Airlines and Jet Airways provide regular flights to Pune from Delhi, four flights a week to Chennai and Bangalore and two to three flights daily from Mumbai. Pune city is 12 kms from the Pune Airport.

    4. Travels
      Private Transport

      For tourists, special tourist buses are offered by the private operators as well as government transport departments. If you are looking for group tour, buses are also offered by the private and government operators. You can book buses from one day to one week according to your requirement from the concerned offices.In India bus services are available in varied options such as express buses, luxury buses, super deluxe, video coach, air-conditioned volvo coaches, airport shuttle buses, local buses etc. All types of buses run in all parts of India, but their fares differ according to comfort. Some of the important bus services operational in India are mentioned below.

    5. Cab / Taxi / Car Rental
      Private Transport

      Travelling around the city of Pune can be quite easy, given the long list of options available for public transport. You can travel through the inner reaches of the city through public buses, auto rickshaws, two-wheeler's, suburban rail and cars too available for rent. The city of Pune is not very vast like the other major Indian cities, and finding your way through the city will not be a very hard task.

      Bus

      You can travel through the city of Pune through the public buses available, as these buses ply to almost all parts of the city. The network of public bus transport is really extensive, and this mode of travel is very cheap too. The major bus stands in Pune are Shivaji Nagar, Nigdi, Katraj, Hadapsar, Deccan, Swargate and Corporation bus stand. The fares involved through bus travel may range from around Rs 3 to 16, and the fare is entirely based on the distance covered during travel. Bus travel is one of the cheapest options of travel within the city, and tourists can opt for traveling through buses provided they know their destination and the bus routes well.

      Air conditioned Pune Darshan buses are also available for travel within the city and tourists looking for sightseeing options can take up this mode of transport. These buses run from 9 am to 5 pm and the fares are around Rs 140 for a deluxe category seat and Rs 72 for a general category seat. You can book a seat in these buses through the internet, thus ensuring you cover your Pune sightseeing trip in a relaxed & comfortable manner.

      Auto Rickshaw

      Auto rickshaws in Pune run on a tariff card and the normal formula used for fares is Cost is Rs 11 for 1st km and Rs8 for further km. This is how auto fares in Pune are normally calculated, so when you travel for a distance of 2 kilometers, you will be charged around Rs 19. Fares in an auto rickshaw may increase during night time, between 11 pm and 6 am. During this time, auto rickshaw drivers will normally demand one and a half times the original charge. Travelling by auto rickshaws during night time can be a safe mode of travel, as buses are few and not too frequent during these hours.

      Two Wheeler

      Two wheelers and cars are available for rent in Pune which are a very convenient mode of travel, provided you know your way around the city. There are rental agencies which cater to the needs of tourists looking for bikes and cars, and you can opt for these agencies in order to get your two-wheeler or car delivered to your doorstep. Two wheeler fares for a day may range from Rs 200 to 300. Cars will also be available for rent for charges of around Rs 2500 per day.

      Local Train

      Tourists can also travel through the city through the suburban railway network. There are many stations in Pune, including Dapodi, Kasarwadi, Pune City, Chinchwad, Pimpri, Ghorawadi, Malvali and Lonavala. These trains are not very frequent, and buses can be a better mode of transport for access to the inner city.

      Buses and auto rickshaws are available from the railway station and bus stand.

    • Hotels

      Budget hotels have a price range of their own and the minimum room rent at a decent hotel for a couple should cost anywhere between Rs 1,200 to 2,000. Since the night culture at Pune tours is something to experience once, it is better to take a hotel close to the city. The prices may be a bit on the high side, but the nightlife is definitely worth the extra cash.Book your hotels in Pune online at Mustseeindia.com for best deals and discounts.

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      • The E-Square Hotel
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      • Green Gate Resort
    Restaurants

    As a fast growing tourist destination Pune offers a wide range of options to foodies. Since Pune is a growing metropolis, the city won’t disappoint you - with its variety of flavors, cuisine & dine out options. Numerous bistros and eating joints are spread across the city providing an assortment of yummy gastronomical delights to its guests. One can experience everything from local lip smacking Maharashtrian delicacies served off food carts, to the more sophisticated sit down restaurants serving elegantly plated entrees and main courses belonging to varied cuisines, along with the traditional Kolhapuri & Maharashtrian dishes.

    As a fast growing tourist destination Pune offers a wide range of options to foodies. Since Pune is a growing metropolis, the city won’t disappoint you - with its variety of flavors, cuisine & dine out options. Numerous bistros and eating joints are spread across the city providing an assortment of yummy gastronomical delights to its guests. One can experience everything from local lip smacking Maharashtrian delicacies served off food carts, to the more sophisticated sit down restaurants serving elegantly plated entrees and main courses belonging to varied cuisines, along with the traditional Kolhapuri & Maharashtrian dishes.