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About Pune

About Pune


Pune is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra. Pune city stands bordered by the ranges of the Sahyadri Mountain. The moderate weather as well as the rich flora and fauna of the city make it an ideal travel destination. It has been known by a plethora of sobriquets. Popular among them: ‘Queen of the Deccan’, ‘Cultural capital of Maharashtra’, and ‘Oxford of the East’. It is also among the greenest urban areas in the country with more than 40 per cent of its area under green cover. Pune is the ninth populous city of the India and one of the top 10 “Most Developed Cities” in India by GDP 2016 and one of the fastest developing cities in the Asia Pacific region. It has a very strong presence in the automobile sector and is on its way to consolidate its position as the 'Detroit of India' too. Once referred as 'Pensioner's Paradise' it is now home to many software and IT companies. In Pune, the past meets the present. It is one of those rare cities with a twin image: that of a tradition-bound place - generally considered the quintessence of Maharashtrian culture - and that of a modern industrial metropolis.

India indeed is a true testimony to Unity in Diversity!

Welcome to Pune- the cultural and educational capital of Maharashtra also known as 'The Oxford of the East'.

Area: 138 sq. km.
Population: 4 million
Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English
STD Code: 020
Altitude: 559 meters above sea level
Location: 18 degrees 32 minutes North 73 degree 51 minutes East
Temperature: Temperatures range from 15 degrees C to 35 degrees C
Average Rainfall: 68 cm (Annual Average)
Clothing: Light cotton wear for the summer months (October to March) and a light woolen jacket or pullover for winter mornings and evenings. Light winter rains can be expected hence a light jacket is recommended.
Connectivity: Pune is well connected by air, rail & road (express highway) to Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. The city is also well connected to other prominent metros and cities of India.
Transport: The city's infrastructure is excellent with public transport buses reaching every part of the city. The city also offers three wheeler rickshaws, rental cars as per individual's budget.
Living in Pune: The city has excellent cosmopolitan mix catering to the largest number of student population in India coming from different states & cultures. With its safe and secure living conditions the abundant night life options of the city provide a welcome relief.

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