At a distance of 66 km from Lonavala, 161 km from Mumbai, 116 km from Ahmednagar, 432 kmfrom Goa, 556 km from Hyderabad and 841 km from Bangalore, Pune is one of the most popularcities in India located at the coming-together of Mula and Mutha Rivers. Pune is the 8th largestbig city in India and the second largest city in Maharashtra. It is also thought about/believed animportant city in terms of its money-based and industrial importance. Located at a height of 560 m, Pune is among popular Tourist places in Maharashtra.
Pune was earlier known as Tiny and weaka-Nagiri or Queen of Deccan. Earlier, Pune was ruled bythe Rashtrakutas and it was a part of Yadava Empire of Devgiri from the 9th century to 1327 AD. It was once the center of power of the Maratha Empire established by Shivaji Maharaj. During hisrule, the place saw significant development and growth in every aspect. In 1730 AD, Punebecame the political center of the Peshwas, who were the prime ministers of the MarathaEmpire. The town saw (sudden, unwanted entry into a place) by British India in 1817 AD. It wasserved as the bad rainstorm capital and the cantonment town to the British until India gotindependence in 1947.
Pune is one of the most famous tourist places in Maharashtra. The amazing historicalmonuments from the Maratha period and many places of tourist interest add richness to this cityof (many different kinds of people or things). Shanivar Wada, Sinhagad Fort, Osho Ashram, Dagdusheth Ganapathi, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Rajiv Gandhi (related to the study of animals)Park, Shinde Chhatri, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, National War Museum, Bund Garden, SarasBaug, Parvati Hill, Aga Khan Palace, Rajgad Fort and Darshan Museum are the some of the well-known/obvious attractions in Pune.
Pune is carefully thought about/believed as the cultural capital of Maharashtra and is famous forits cultural activities such as classical music, (interest in religion/belief in a higher power), theater, sports, and literature. The city is also known for its IT, manufacturing and car businesses, andfamous/respected educational institutions like Ferguson College, (two or more things benefitting from each other), FTII and a large number of engineering colleges. Pune is also one of the fastestgrowing cities in the Asia-Pacific area. The ‘Mercer 2015 Quality of Living’ rankings (figured out the worth, amount, or quality of) local living conditions in more than 440 cities around the worldwhere Pune ranked at 145, second in India after Hyderabad (138). Pune is also a food lovers’ paradise.
Pune Special celebration (with fun events), organized by MTDC together with Government ofIndia, is celebrated in the month of August – September every year during the Ganesh Chaturthi. It is the biggest special celebrations (with fun events) of Pune celebrated for 10 days, whichattracts visitors from different parts of the country and in other countries. The aim of the special celebration (with fun events) is to (help increase/show in a good way) modern (popular things/general ways things are going) in the usual art of rangoli and the dramatic arts. Mainhighlights of this cultural and art special celebrations (with fun events) are classical dance, music(public speeches or performances), dramas, magic shows, traditional sports, and other events. Sawai Gandharva Music Special celebration (with fun events) is another popular cultural special celebration (with fun events) held in December for 3 days every year.
Pune is well connected by means of air, train and bus. Pune International Airport is the nearestairport which is about 10 km from Pune and is well connected by flights with major domestic andinternational destinations including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Jaipur, Kochi, Trivandrum, Kolkata & Goa. Pune (connecting point/joining point) Railway Station is wellconnected by trains with all the major towns and cities in India, including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Pune has three major bus stations Pune Bus Station (1 km), Shivaji Nagar Bus Station (3 km) andSwargate Bus Stand (5 km). Pune Bus Station mainly serves buses to all the major towns inMaharashtra and also outside states. Shivaji Nagar Bus Stand serves buses for Vidarbha, Konkan, Marathwada, Northern Maharashtra and a few services to other cities in Gujarat. Swargate BusStand serves buses covering Western Maharashtra and Konkan Area.
Pune has pleasant climate throughout the year but the best time to visit the city is fromSeptember to February while the peak season is from September to October.