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Pune is a city located in the state of Maharashtra in western India. It is the second largest city in the state after the state capital, Mumbai. A pride of the Peshwas, the city was an epicentre of the Maratha Empire in the 18th century. Known as the "Queen of the Deccan", it is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The city is situated around 1,837 feet above sea level.
Pune gained international popularity for being the location of the Osho International Meditation Resort. A fusion of spirituality, capitalism and history, it is a thriving metropolis of modern India. The city is also a flourishing centre for business and academia.
The magnificent forts and other historical monuments are reminders of its glorious past. Home to many colleges and universities, it is a prime location for manufacturing and IT sectors. Pune has emerged as a new start-up hub in recent years.
Featuring Mughal and colonial-era styles, the city is known for unique architecture. From temples to museums, the city has a lot to offer to travellers and saints alike. The "Garden City" movement layout, which was developed in the early 20th century, helped revitalize the architecture.
The Parvati Temple, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Chaturshringi Temple, Chand Tara Masjid, and Ohel David Synagogue are some the most popular religious sites in Pune.
History buffs would love to check out the Aga Khan Palace, Shaniwarwada, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Mahatma Phule Museum, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum and Pune Tribal Museum. The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Pu La Deshpande Udyan are popular among city residents of all age groups.
What is even better when you plan your trip to this beautiful city is that you will not only be able witness the spectacular tourists destinations in Pune, but places near it as well. Most of the following tourist places near Pune can be reached with just a four to five hours drive.
Monsoons in Pune is worth-experiencing. However, if you want to roam around the city without getting drenched in the rain, you can plan your trip between October and March. The weather in these months remain pleasant, which will give you a nice experience of visiting the city.
By Air - The Pune International Airport (PNQ) in Lohegaon serves the city. Along with domestic flights, it has direct flights to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
By Rail - Pune Junction, Ghorpuri, Shivajinagar, Dapodi and Hadapsar are the railway junctions in the city. A metro rail project is proposed in the city.
By Road - The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation runs buses from Pune to other major cities of the country. PMPML offers the public transport service in the Pune Metropolitan region.
|Pune City Information|
|Area||479 km2 (185sq mi)|
|Population||3n124,458 as per Census 2011|
|Population Density||6,500/km sq (17,000/sq mi) as Census 2011|
|Languages||Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati and English|
|Literacy Rate||86.15% as per Census 2011|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lat Long||18.5203° N, 73.8567° E|
|Religion||Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism and Christianity|
|Festivals||Ganesh Festival, Pune Festival, Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti and Bhaubeej|
|Education||Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), University of Pune and Film and Television Institute|
|Sister Cities||Fairbanks, San Jose (United States), Bremen (Germany), Troms (Norway) and Vacoas-Phoenix (Mauritius)|
|Sports||Athletics, Cricket, Basketball, Badminton, Field Hockey, Football, Tennis, Kabaddi, Paragliding, Kho-kho, Rowing and Chess, Pune International Marathon and Pune Football Club|
|Airport||Pune International Airport|
|Railway Station||PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs) Railway Station|
|Tourist Attractions||Shaniwar Wada, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Saras Baug, Parvati Hill, Osho Ashram, Vishrambaug Wada and Bund Garden|
|Nearby Tourist Attractions||Mahabaleshwar, Diveagar, Matheran, Kashid Beach, Lonavala, Alibaug and Panchgani|
|Notable People||Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dhanraj Pillay, Prabha Atre and Raghunath Mashelkar|
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