Pune Guide

Area: About 140 sq km.
Population: More than 3.8 million.
Altitude: 559 m above mean sea leve.l
Transportation: Local as well as private transport available easily.
Festivals : The Pune Festival, The Shaniwarwada Dance Festival, Ganesh Chaturti.
Languages Spoken : Marathi, Hindi, English.

Tourist Attractions:
Shaniwar Wada
, Pataleshwar Temple, Aga Khan Palace, Sinhagad Fort, Parvati,
Raja Kelkar Museum.

Hotels in Pune :
There are excellent hotels in Pune for accommodation – from budget to luxury categories.

Nearby Tourist Destinations :
Mumbai, Nasik, Nagpur, Aurangabad.

Getting to Pune :

By Air:
Regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta, Madras, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. The nearest international airport is Mumbai.

By Rail:
Pune is linked to all major cities in India.

By Road:
Pune is connected to all the major cities in Maharashtra and India. The Mumbai-Pune Express Highway offers fast access to Mumbai.

History of Pune City :

Archeological evidence indicates that the Rashtrkootas ruled Punya Vishaya (as Pune was known then) about 758-768 A.D. Later, the Yadav's ruled the region and Pune was called as Punaka Desh / Punaka Wadi t\during that time. The transition from Punya Vishaya to Pune took about 1000 years.

Pune gained in prominence as the stronghold of the Maratha warrior King Shivaji in the 17 th century. Later, the Peshwas made Pune their bastion and created a formidable kingdom that reached all the way up to Delhi.

Pune Today :

Pune today is one of the leading cities in India. It is a blend of rich heritage and modernization. Pune boasts of a number of educational institutes in India like the National Defense Academy, IUCAA, NCL, FTII, and is a host to leading software companies like Infosys, Satyam, IBM, Wipro, etc. Pune's proximity to Mumbai, coupled with its temperate climate, make Pune an ideal choice for living / business. Pune city has the largest green coverage among any Indian city – about 40%.

The influx of tourists / corporate executives looking for accommodation in Pune has proved to be a boon for hotels in Pune.

Site seeing in Pune :

If you are a tourist staying at a hotel in Pune, your best bet would be to contact the reception for various tourist attractions in Pune and how to get there.

Shaniwar Wada:
The Shaniwar Wada was built around 1736, and was the palace of the Peshwas. The palace was burnt in a fire, but the walls and some parts of the interior are still intact.


Pataleshwar Temple:
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It dates back to the Rashtrakoota dynasty and is more than 900 years old. The complete temple is carved in stone and has over 40 pillars.


Aga Khan Palace (Gandhi National Memorial):
Aga Khan was the 49th Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. It was at Aga Khan palace that the British interned Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi d uring the 1942 Quit India Movement. After Kasturba's death in this palace, a memorial was erected here in her memory.


Sinhagad Fort:

This historic fort is located about 25 km from Pune city. It was considered impregnable, and was won by Tanaji Malusare, Shivaji's General in a daring military operation. Translated literally, ‘Sinhagad' means ‘fortress of lions'


Parvati (pronounced Per-va-ti) is a hillock in the city that is famous for the temple of Parvati (consort of Lord Shiva). It was the private property of the Peshwes. The Parvati museum houses memorabilia of the Peshwes. It is also the final resting place of Nana Saheb Peshwe. Parvati offers a panoramic view of Pune city.

Raja Kelkar Museum:

The Raja Kelkar Museum is the odyssey of one man's passion for Indian artifacts. It is a collection of over 20,000 artifacts of Indian origin – collected painstakingly by Padmashree Dr. D. G. Kelkar.



Accommodation in Pune :

The rise of Pune as a software centre has been a boon to hotels in Pune. From spartan hotels to luxury hotels, Pune offers a wide choice of hotel accommodation to suit every budget.

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