Vidyanagar is an area of the IT hub of Pune, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a part of the Pune Metropolitan Area and is made up of the twin towns – Pimpri and Chinchwad. The centre of Pune is located at a distance of 10 km south-east of the area.
Places to Stay
Pune as a city has a lot of budget-friendly hotels when it comes to lodging. Some of the options which are worth trying are Cafe Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs. 1,050), Amigo Hospitality - Koregaon Park (Tariff – Rs. 1,100), Hotel Rajmandir (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the region is Marathi. Urdu and Hindi are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Pune city are Parvati Hill, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Saras Baug (a popular garden), Osho Ashram, Aga Khan Place and others.
How to Get There
Pune International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of just 2 km from the area.
The nearest major railway station is the Pune Railway Station at a distance of 8 km from the area.
Both state-transport as well as private buses have services to the city. Jabbar Travels is one such private operator. Pune as a city is connected to all the important cities of the region. When you make use of your bus ticket discount coupon from various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.