Pune sits on the confluence of the Mutha and Mula Rivers on the Deccan Plateau in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the second biggest city in the state, after Mumbai, the sixth largest city in India and has the second-highest per capita income in the country.
While Pune has existed as a town since the 8th century, today it presents the modern face of India: a city able to harmoniously blend its rich history and culture with a modern workforce and amenities.
Known as the ‘Oxford of the East’, Pune has over 100 education institutions and one of the most elite universities in India. Its abundance of students ensures Pune has a great nightlife, good shops and a wide variety of restaurants and eateries.
Pune’s strong economy is supported by international investment in software and IT and the city has developed modern business parks to house this sector. It is the centre for automobile manufacture in India and its hinterlands also accommodate food processing plants and floriculture.
Pune was once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire, and it has retained its importance as a cultural centre, displaying the best of Marathi culture in dance, art, crafts, music and theatre.
The Osho International Meditation Resort also attracts many thousands of international visitors each year.
Pune’s pleasant climate - the British used it as a summer capital – and its lush green cover makes it a lovely town to visit.
When to go:
The best time to visit Pune is from October to March.
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