About Pune, India

Widely known as the Queen of the Deccan, Pune is the second largest metropolis in the state of Maharashtra, after Mumbai. It is one of the biggest cities in India and was once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire. Commonly called the Oxford of the East, Pune has countless educational institutions that attract both Indian and international students and professionals.

Pune is known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Though a cosmopolitan city, it still retains an old-world charm, with the co-existence of quaint houses and narrow-winding roads versus luxurious malls, fast cars and a rapidly expanding Information Technology (IT) sector.

Places to see

With a rich cultural history, the city is marked by magnificent forts and heritage structures. There are also many weekend getaways that surround the city, with beautiful lakes and hills.

  • Shaniwarwada
  • Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum
  • Aga Khan Palace
  • Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
  • Sarasbaug
  • Mulshi dam
  • Sinhagad
  • Khadakwasla dam
  • Parvati Hill
  • Chaturshringi temple
  • Pataleshwar caves