About PUNE

Pune is one of the major towns of Maharashtra as well as India. Also called as ‘Poona’, this city is a fast growing urban hub. Pune is one of the biggest cities of Maharashtra state which is surrounded by two rivers Mula and Mutha. This place is also popular for historical and cultural reason. Lots of monuments, old temples and old charmed palaces are proud part of this city. Pune is also famous for renowned academic institutions and research centres. You can easily see lots of foreign students here who are studying in various famous institutes this is the reason why this place is called Oxford of the East. Pune is most important city after Mumbai from industrial, cultural and economic point of view.The best thing of this city is weather and atmosphere. Climate of Pune is very pleasant throughout the year. You can come any time and you will feel so relaxed and comfortable here. This is good place to pass few days of your holiday and you will never regret for that.

Getting There

Lohegaon is the airport of Pune which is a domestic airport and well connected to all major cities of India. All main air services provide their services to this airport and you can get daily flights for all prime towns of the country. Cabs and taxis are available outside on reasonable fare. Mumbai is nearest International airport which is nearly 150 km away from Pune. Pune is having important and big railway junction and you can get every kind of train to almost every part of India. The railway head is a part of central railway zone and have lots of superfast and express trains. Many superfast trains are available for Mumbai, Bangalore and other major towns. Some good trains to Mumbai are Deccan Queen, Pragati Express and Shatabdi express etc. Cabs, taxis and autos are available easily outside of station. Maharashtra state owed buses provide excellent services to and from Pune. Lots of private companies are also providing buses with perfect services. Lots of luxury buses are here for all nearby states and towns especially for Mumbai on reasonable fare. Roads are in very good condition and safe as well. Get good buses for nearby towns from 300 to 550 INR. Driving yourself will be also good experience. Just keep map handy if you are not familiar with ways.

By Train

Pune is having important and big railway junction and you can get every kind of train to almost every part of India. The railway head is a part of central railway zone and have lots of superfast and express trains. Many superfast trains are available for Mumbai, Bangalore and other major towns. Some good trains to Mumbai are Deccan Queen, Pragati Express and Shatabdi express etc. Cabs, taxis and autos are available easily outside of station.

By Road

Maharashtra state owed buses provide excellent services to and from Pune. Lots of private companies are also providing buses with perfect services. Lots of luxury buses are here for all nearby states and towns especially for Mumbai on reasonable fare. Roads are in very good condition and safe as well. Get good buses for nearby towns from 300 to 550 INR. Driving yourself will be also good experience. Just keep map handy if you are not familiar with ways.

By Air

Lohegaon is the airport of Pune which is a domestic airport and well connected to all major cities of India. All main air services provide their services to this airport and you can get daily flights for all prime towns of the country. Cabs and taxis are available outside on reasonable fare. Mumbai is nearest International airport which is nearly 150 km away from Pune.

Visit and Do

Pune offers plenty of to do options. This place is perfect for every kind of tourism like historical, cultural, religious, adventurous and family holidays. If you are history buff then you must go to Aga Khan Palace. This palace is proud witness of brave freedom fighters who were imprisoned here by British administration. National war museum is another important place to go. Shaniwar Wada, Shinde’s Chhatri, Raj Dinker Kelker Museum, Empress botanical Garden, Patleshwar caves and Dehu are other places which are related to history and culture.Osho Ashram is another popular place to go if you are here for religious trip.Parvati hill temples and St. Mary’s church are other place to go. If you are nature and adventure lover then lots of places are here to go. Katraj Snake Park is of its own kind of Wildlife Park where you can see many species of reptiles, turtles and birds. Lots of beautiful and full bloomed parks and gardens are also here for tourists. You can choose from Bund garden, Saras garden and Vishram Bagh Wada. Mulshi Lake and Dam is a scenic place which is perfect for picnic and day outs. This is very beautiful and peaceful Place which is surrounded panoramic Sahyadri hills and dense forests. Some old forts like Dahgarh and Koriagarh are also here and really worth to see. Panshet Water Park is also a good place and ideal for kids and family in summer season especially. Lots of Malls and shopping plazas are also here to see. You must enjoy night life of Pune which is so magical and glittering. City is full of night clubs, discos and restaurant- bars. So enjoy your trip with these. If you want to something different then try paragliding and horse riding which are popular outdoor activities here. For shopping you can go to Tulsi baug and other local markets which are famous markets and you can pick some really good stuff for near and dear ones.

Accommodation

As this place is second biggest city of Maharashtra, Pune offers plethora of accommodation options. This place is full of tourists and business people so you can get every kind of hotels here. You can get lots of luxury hotels like ‘The President’, ‘Sun and Sand’, Hotel Kapila etc. here and tariff will be more than 5000 INR. These hotels are full of all kind of modern amenities and provide excellent services. Maximum hotels in this category are located on very prime location so rates are little high obviously. Resorts are also available on same prices. Mid-range deluxe hotels are best bet as these are available in plenty and provide nice services on good price. These hotels are available on 2500 to 4000 INR. Some good hotels in this category are hotel Oakwood, Royal Orchid, Citrus hotel and Hotel Green Park etc. Budget hotels are available on 1000 to 2000 INR. Prices vary according to services and location. You can choose from Hotel Royal Park, Cozy Inn, Deccan Park, Hotel Rajdhani and Hotel safari etc. More than 100 hotels are available in this category. Choose according to budget and location.

Food

Pune is paradise of Foodies. This place is a prime city of Maharashtra state so you will get everything whatever you want to satisfy your hunger. Whole city is full of every kind of restaurants including Indian food of every state, Chinese food, Italian, Mexican and every kind of continental food. Lots of popular American food chains are here. You can choose from high profile sit outs, calm and peaceful restaurants in out skirts and crowded restaurants in main city and MG road.Local cuisine of this place is Maharashtra cuisine which is full of spices, different kind of oils and coconut as well. Try bhakri pitla, kachhi dabeli, local snacks like vada pao, missal and bhelpuri etc. Do not miss puran poli, coconut potali and chakli.