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Country : India State : Maharashtra         Pune               
     
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Pune (pronounced [puɳeː], Marathi: पुणे), also known as 'Punawadi' or Punya-Nagari or Poona, is the eighth largest city in India, and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra, after Mumbai. Once the capital of the Maratha Empire, situated 560 metres above sea level on the Deccan plateau at the confluence of the Mula (Marathi: मुळा) and Mutha rivers (Marathi: मुठा), Pune is the administrative capital of Pune district and the 8th Metro city of India. Pune is known to have existed as a town since 937 AD. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaaj, the founder of the Maratha Empire, lived in Pune as a boy, and later oversaw significant growth and development of the town during his reign. In 1730, Pune became an important political centre as the seat of the Peshwa, the prime minister of the Chhatrapati of Satara. After the town was annexed to British India in 1817, it served as a cantonment town and as the "monsoon capital" of the Bombay Presidency until the independence of India. Today, Pune is...      Read more at wikipedia...
 
Facts At A Glance
Airport Code PNQ
Description
Pune is the capital of Maharashtra. Pune was one of the pivotal bases of the 17th century great Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji, who was born at the Shivneri fort here. Pune was also the seat of power of the Peshwas, under whose influence Maratha power became a major political force. The Peshwas were renowned patrons of the arts and under their reign temples, gardens and educational institutions flourished in the city.

Pune, is today recognised as one of the leading metros in India. The Film and Television Institute of India and National Defence Academy are based here. Pune is fast becoming one of the major centres of industry and commerce in the country.
 
Location
It is located 170 kms to the south of Mumbai.
 
Best time to visit
Temperatures range from 15 degrees C to 35 degrees C. The best time to visit is October-March.
 
How To Get There
By air: Pune airport is 12 kms. from the city.
By rail: Mumbai-Pune (CR) 192 kms. Chennai-Pune (SCR) 1088 kms.
By road: Mumbai-Pune 170 kms. Nashik-Pune 209 kms. Aurangabad-Pune 230 kms.
 
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