Pune is the second largest place in Maharashtra. It is the cultural capital of the state too. Industrial landscape has been expanding since 1960s. Economic growth of Pune is dependent on manufacturing, IT, software technologies, automobile, research institutes (government and private), and training institutes (educational and management). Pune is the 7th largest metropolitan economy in India. In terms of per capita income, it ranks 6th in India. Some of the leading automobile companies including the German ones are located here. That's why it is also known as the "Motor City".
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Pune Airport is located 10 km away from the city center. Domestic as well as international flights operate from this airport. Night-landing facilities are available here, along with other navigational aspects such as NDB and DVOP/DME. Currently, the air traffic per year is over 2.8 million passengers. This airport has been modernized at a cost of Rs. 1 billion. The new terminal building is capable of handling increased passenger traffic during peak hours. Some of the recent additions include two erobridges, modern spa, enhanced passenger facilities, and new conveyor belts. Rental cars, prepaid taxi cabs, coach services, PMPML buses and auto rickshaws are available from the airport round the clock.
Airlines operating from this airport are IndiGo, GoAir, air India, Jet Airways, Air India Express, JetKonnect, SpiceJet and Lufthansa. The most popular destinations from here are Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Goa, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Indore, Kochi, Dubai, Shirdi, Patna, Frankfurt, etc.
More Information on Pune
The area of Pune is 450.69 sq km and the population is 5,049,968. Languages spoken here are Marathi, Hindi, and English. The must-visit places in and around Pune are:
The best time to visit Pune is between July and February.