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Pune City Guide

The beautiful Pune city has many exotic locales attracting innumerable tourists. Pune is famous for the Osho Commune International, which was the home of Osho Rajneesh. Pune is also well known for its internationally acclaimed educational institutes. There are many reputed institutions here like the Film and Television Institute of India, Armed Forces Medical College, National Defence Academy and Symbiosis Educational Society. Pune stands at the confluence of the Mula and Mutha rivers. Pune is Also known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune is on a transitional phase from an agricultural settlement in the past to one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Perhaps that is why many people find it too small a town, cramped, even rural. However, what they love is its weather, the well-laid avenues and the easy and laid back ambience.

Pune Tourist Places
There are plenty of exciting places to visit in Pune. There are many beautiful travel attractions here, which are not very renowned but still have their own charm. One can find many places in Pune having a mark of Maratha Empire.

Main tourist places of Pune is The Aga Khan - Palace, Appu Ghar, Bund Garden, Film and Television Institute of India, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, National Defence Academy, Osho Commune, Parvati (Not pronounced as Paarvati) Hill and Temples, Pashan Lake, Pataleshwar Caves, Shaniwar Wada, Sinhagad fort.

How to reach Pune

By Air : Pune has its own domestic airport, which is directly connected to Mumbai. Chennai, Calcutta, Madras, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.

By Rail : Pune city is linked with Mumbai (170 km), Nasik (209 km), Aurangabad (230 km), Chennai, Delhi and other major cities of India.
Train From Mumbai there are regular trains. The Shatabdi also operates from Mumbai to Pune. Another convenient train is the Deccan Queen. Other trains from Mumbai to Pune are Pragati Express and Indrayani Express.

By Road : Pune city has an excellent network of roadways connecting it to most of the important cities in Maharashtra and India. The Mumbai-Pune Express Highway offers a safe and fast access between Mumbai and Pune. Hiring a cab is another good option to travel to Pune from Mumbai.

Climate : Unlike some cities, which tend to have climates that are extremely cold or extremely hot, Pune is the exact opposite. In fact, many people have found that Pune's climate is lovely for them all year. Many find that it is never is it way too hot and never is it way too cold - it is always tolerable here in Pune ! Pune is mainly tropical wet and dry and the temperature varies between 20°C to 28°C on an average. The best time to visit Pune City is from October to May and as far as clothing is concerned, cottons are ideal for the summers and light woolens are recommended for the winters. Best time to visit the place is during monsoons.

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