Home to some prestigious universities educational and research institutes, Pune, aptly dubbed 'The Oxford of the East', has more than a rarefied academic and cultural air to it. Once the bastion of the Maratha power, today, the city is one of the fastest growing metros in India and is a major hub for the automotive, information technology and engineering industries, besides being a seat for quality education. The city also boasts of beautiful architecture, museums and a wide array of restaurants, cafes and entertainment. Pune has also earned the sobriquet of the 'Queen of Deccan' for its scenic beauty due to the idyllic setting of the city on the Sahyadri Mountain Range. This second largest city in Maharashtra is also a travel destination for its religious places.
Pune showcases the perfect amalgamation of the new and old India. Pune has a rich history fabled with the lores of the Maratha Empire. With its plethora of history, Pune is also called the cultural hub of the state. It is one of the fastest growing cities of India and is becoming the next IT hub. Pune is also famous for a lot of educational institutes established here and you would find the city brimming with students.
The place where the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was imprisoned during British rule in India is one of the landmarks of Indian history.
Upon visiting this 18th century imposing palace, it's easy to see the grandeur of the Peshwas who raised Maratha power to greater heights.
Pune International Airport is well connected to major cities and towns in India.
Pune major railhead is well connected with major cities in the country.
Pune is connected by good motorable roads & highways with all major cities and towns in India. Major cities & towns nearby Pune include, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nanded, Nashik etc.
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