About Pune
Pune formerly called Poona, also popularly referred as 'Oxford of the East' is the seventh largest metropolis in India, the second largest in the state of Maharashtra, after Mumbai and the largest city in the Western Ghats. Once the center of power of the Maratha Empire, situated 560 metres above sea level on the Deccan plateau at the confluence of the Mutha rivers. Pune is the administrative capital of Pune district.

Pune is known to have existed as a town since 937 AD. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Maratha Empire, lived in Pune as a young boy, and later oversaw significant growth and development of the town during his reign. In 1730, After the town was annexed to British India in 1817, it served as a cantonment town and as the "monsoon capital" of the Bombay Presidency until the independence of India.

Today, Pune is known for its educational facilities & for its richness & wealthy people. The city is known for various cultural activities like classical music, spirituality, theater, sports, and literature. These activities and job opportunities attract migrants and students from all over India and abroad, which makes for a city of many communities and cultures. As per the 2001 census of India, the population of the Pune urban agglomeration is 3,529,900

  • Climate: Pune has a tropical wet and dry climate with average temperatures ranging between 20 to 28 °C (68 to 82 °F).

  • Cuisine: Pune local cuisine has a taste of coconut and garlic, with large use of chillies. Jowar (sorghum) and Bajra (millet) are the main ingredients of traditional Pune food. A typical Pune meal includes Puran Poli (a dessert bread), Bhakri (millet pancakes) with Pithla (a flour-based curry), Vada Pav, Bhelpuri, Pani Puri, Pav bhaji, Misal, and Kacchi Dhabeli. Mastani, a thick milkshake containing dried fruit, is a speciality of the city. It is named after Mastani, the controversial mistress of the Peshwa Baji Rao I in the 17th century.

  • Connectivity through Air: Pune International Airport is an international airport at Lohegaon, operated by the Airports Authority of India. It shares its runways with the neighbouring Indian Air Force base, the only one of its kind in the world. In addition to domestic flights to all major Indian cities, this airport serves international direct flights to Dubai (operated by Air India Express) and to Frankfurt (operated by Lufthansa)

Mulshi Dam

Shivneri Fort

Sinhagad Fort


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