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Pune - The Destination

Welcome to the vibrant city of Pune, the city which boasts of being the citadel of the all-powerful Maratha Empire. The land forts and the sea forts bear testimony of the glory of Raja Shivaji till date. Pune is a popular tourist destination being the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Today, Pune has gained fame as an important commercial and educational centre as well.

Pune may not be a cosmopolitan city as its cousin on the coast, Mumbai, but it is a pleasant getaway  for all those who want to  escape

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from the hustle and bustle of the city. With a calm atmosphere, non-confronting people, it is certainly much more relaxed and peaceful than Mumbai. If you consider Maharashtra as a Marathi speaking state of India, then Pune can undoubtedly be called its capital, with its glorious past and high concentration of Marathi speaking people.

In the recent times the city of Pune became famous for being home to the Osho Commune International. The ashram attracts a large number of people to Pune from around the world to practice Osho's new-age meditation techniques. Pune is also an internationally renowned educational centre, being home to many institutions of repute like Film and Television Institute of India, Armed Forces Medical College, National Defence Academy and Symbiosis Educational Society.


Pune - Facts at a Glance


State : Maharashtra
Area : 146.11 sq km
Temperature : 23°C - 35°C (Summers)
12°C - 26°C (Winters)
Altitude : 560 mts
Language : Marathi, Hindi, English
Best Season : October - May


History of Pune


Pune was earlier home of great Maratha warrior Shivaji and became the Maratha capital in 1750. For a brief period, Pune was under the control of Nizam of Hyderabad and later came under the British rule in 1817. The British tried to develop Pune as the summer capital of Maharashtra and a military cantonment. Today, Pune has lost much of its grandeur of Maratha period but the places around here have retained their heritage and natural beauty.
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