Pune which was earlier referred to as Poona is the second most famous city in Maharashtra. The city is famous for its ancient forts since this was home to the legendary Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The place is called the "Oxford of East" for its good old universities and its numerous colleges. Pune is known to have a pleasant climate and is also considered to be the greenest urban areas of Maharashtra.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Pune. Some of them are Celebrations Inn, (Tariff – Rs.1576), Ginger-Pimpri (Tariff – Rs.1,429), Hotel Basera (Tariff – Rs.942) and Hotel Kamlesh, (Tariff – Rs.936).
The official language of Pune is Marathi. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Some famous festivals and events of Pune include Pune Festival, Pune International Film Festival, and Chaturshringi Jatra
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Pune. Some of the places include Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum (7kms from Railway station ), Shaniwar Wada ( 3kms from bus stand), Mulshi Lake and Dam Pune (7km from bus stand) and Pataleshwar Cave Temple (2Km from bus stand)
How to Get There
Pune Airport is positioned within 10 kms north-east of Pune. The airport provides travelers with Domestic and international flights on a daily basis.
All the trains from Pune railway station are being maintained by Indian Railway. This station handles freight transport.
Pune Bus Stand is said to be an important bus station of the city. Pune station bus stand connects Mumbai and Pune and several government and private buses pass through the city. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Snapstar Tours and Travels, Saiyog Tours & Travels and Ayaan Tours and Travels. Ticketgoose.com provides bus tickets at minimum rates to all its travelers.