Pune is perfect blend of new and old India with glorious history that dates back to over 1600 years.
Pune was once the base of the Peshwas (prime ministers) of the Maratha Empire, which lasted from 1674 to 1818.
Pune is known for education institutes and base for many youths of the country; in the same time its famous people who are nearing to retirement and wanting a peaceful life.
Things to do in Pune
* Relish in city's famous local cuisine which include Misal Paav, Bhel Puri, Pav Bhaji, Pithla Bhakri, Vada Paav, Poha, Dabeli and Puran Poli. Do try Mastani, a rich milkshake garnished with dry fruits, one of the most delicious savories of the town.
* Dont forget to buy "Poona saris" which are woven with an intricate checked field, detailed borders with multiple bands of different designs and striking colour combinations.
Some prominent attractions of this place include Pataleshwar rock-cut cave temple, grand Aga Khan Palace and the Nandi Mandapa.
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Pune connects good railway networks with other prominent railway junctions in India.
Pune is directly connected to various cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore via regular flights.
Frequent bus services are available between Pune and Mumbai.
The Mumbai-Pune Expressway provides a good driving option between these 2 cities.
Distance between Pune and Mumbai is 154 kilometers and can be reached in 2 hours 27 mins