About Pune

Pune has always been known for its educational facilities and prosperity. It is also the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Not just that, it has a growing industrial hinterland, with information technology, engineering and automotive companies sprouting. The city is known for cultural activities like classical music, spirituality, theatre, sports, and literature. These activities and job opportunities attract students from all over India and abroad, which makes for a city of many communities and cultures.

Located in the Sahayadri Hills, near the west coast of India, in Maharashtra, Pune is a fascinating city with good climate that suits everybody all year round. Referred to as
`Queen of Deccan’, Pune is located 170 km south of Mumbai. Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra.

The city was one of the main bases of the 17th century great Maratha ruler and warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji. Pune became the seat of Peshwas, under whom Maratha power rose as a major political force. The Peshwas were renowned admirers of art and in their time, enriched the city with temples, gardens and educational institutions. Although still history plays an important part in the city being a tourist attraction now more and more people visit Pune for its shopping bonanzas and for the food that is offered here. Pune offers much to tourists and travelers. For those interested in history and architecture, Shaniwar Wada, Aga Khan Palace, the Parvati temple and Osho Commune International are a must visit. The city has a very good transport system and has several hotels of different price ranges from five stars to moderate motels.