Pune is the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and the ninth most populous city in the country. Consider to be the cultural capital city of Maharashtra Pune is known as ” Oxford of the East “. Due to the presence of several well known educational institutions in the city.
The city has emerged as a major educational hub in recent decades with nearly half of the total international students in the country studying in Pune.
It has a great historical background and I really feel amazingly proud to say that People in Pune are maintaining their Historical culture.
As I said Pune is a cultural capital state Of Maharashtra, Includes Marathi cultural activities related to education, art, and crafts, music, and theaters.
Attractions : *I have given only images of the attractions, to know more about this places click on the name was given*
Shaniwar Wada is an 18th-century fort built in 1732 Peshwa rulers of the Maratha empire. The walls in the palace were painted with a scene of Ramayana and Mahabharata. A sixteen petal lotus-shaped fountain stands reminiscent of the exquisite work those of times. A light and sound show set up at the cost of 1.25 crore is the main attraction.
This historical Fort looks really beautiful in the rainy season. This historical fort is closely associated with Shivaji Maharaj and it is close to a city.
4. Aga Khan Palace
Is the National monument of India’s freedom movement built in 1892. The Famous movie Gandhi was shot here. Palace is surrounded by a sprawling garden.
It attracts a large number of mediators and spiritual seekers from all across the globe every year. Founder of this Meditation Resort is Rajneesh Osho. The center is known for its activities and meditation sessions. The only way you can visit the ashram is by paying an initial registration fee.
6. Other attractions are… Bhigwan, Lavasa, Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar.
1.via Air :
There is a Pune International Airport. This airport is located near Lohegoan. The airport is operated by Indian airport authorities. This airport shares its runways with India air force base which is near to it.
2. via Rail :
If you are in Mumbai and you want to go to the Pune, You can travel via trains. It will be better if you catch a train from Karjat station.
There are local trains available in the Pune if you want to travel near-by villages. These local trains are connected to the industrial town of Pimpri-Chinchwad. Also, you can travel to Lonavala Hill station via these trains. Daily express trains to Pune are available from Mumbai, Hyderabad, Goa, Chennai, Kanpur, and Delhi. And many more stations.
3. via Road :
Pune is a big city and it is nicely connected to other cities via highways. Nearby cities are Mumbai(NH4), Kolhapur (NH4), Nashik (NH50), Hyderabad (NH9) and Banglore (NH4). highway names are in the brackets.